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2014 pet licenses and dog park permits are now available. All dogs & cats 6-months and older require a license. For questions, please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.
A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.
Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.
Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.
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The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.
Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.
Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
late in the afternoon, the Grand Avenue Bridge over Walnut Creek will open to three (3) lanes of traffic. One-lane of traffic will be restored in each direction and the west-bound left turn lane onto south-bound 63rd St. will be open… A short press conference will be held on site at Pal Joey’s parking lot on the south side of Grand Ave., just east of Walnut Creek, at 4:00 pm with comments by Mayor Cownie and City Engineer Jeb Brewer.
The snow ordinance remains in effect for residential streets. Public Works’ snowplow operators have commenced plowing the City’s 700 miles (1,500 lane miles) of residential streets. Work on the residential streets will continue throughout the day.
Residents are reminded to relocate their vehicles off their residential street until it is plowed curb-to-curb. Residents in the odd/even parking areas …
Plowing was completed on the City’s 225 miles (710 lane miles) of snow routes throughout the night and this morning. The snow ordinance remains in effect at this time. In addition to keeping the snow routes open, Public Works’ snowplow operators have commenced plowing the City’s 700 miles (1,500 lane miles) of residential streets. Work on the residential streets will continue throughout the day.
With the onset of precipitation today, Public Works crews began clearing the 225 miles of Snow Routes.
Beginning at 4AM, full width plowing of residential streets will commence. At that time parking will be restricted on residential streets.
With the onset of precipitation today, Public Works crews began clearing the 225 miles of Snow Routes. This work will continue until the snow accumulation has ended to keep the main roads open. New this year, people may see plows on residential streets during a snowfall in areas with schools and hills. This equipment will make one pass on the “no parking” side of a street to keep the residential streets open during snow events.
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