Lisa Heddens, a long-serving Iowa representative who represented Campustown and the Iowa State campus in the state legislature, has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Story County Board of Supervisors.

A new assistant city manager for the city of Ames has been selected after a vigorous recruitment process. Debra Schildroth, selected from a nationwide pool of 70 applicants, replaces Bob Kindred who served the city for nearly four decades, retiring in the spring.

The Ames City Council repealed the Rental Cap Ordinance adopted in Spring 2018. The repeal comes in the wake of recently passed state legislation banning rental caps on single family homes and duplexes. While the city can no longer limit the number of rental properties in certain neighborhoods, occupancy changes made to the municipal code are unaffected by the new bill.

In addition to their regularly scheduled meeting, the Ames City Council will meet Tuesday night with the Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Policy Committee and the Ames Historic Preservation Commission afterwards. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers and is open to the public.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer for many, with the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimating that 43 million Americans will travel this weekend. Beyond creating a long weekend to get away and enjoy the warming weather or hold barbecues, Memorial Day has serious origins.

With the second semester and finals week coming to an end, students of Iowa State are making plans for their summer break. Many of these plans take place back in hometowns or in new locations outside the city of Ames.

After a two week break, Ames City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss issues involving further conference on rental regulations, additional resources for the CyRide Buses and the next reading of the ordinance requesting to increase water rates.

The Ames City Council continued discussion on a hearing presented last week involving South Campus Area Neighborhood, rental caps and transitional letters of commerce, but come to no conclusion at their Tuesday meeting.

The city of Ames is asking for public input regarding the new Comprehensive Plan, which lays out infrastructure goals for Ames into the year 2040. They’re hosting two open houses in the Ames Public Library on Tuesday, the first from 3 to 5 p.m. and the second from 6 to 8 p.m.

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