As fall turns to winter, the roads get busier. With multiple upcoming holidays to celebrate, if individuals are uneducated on the importance of safety in Iowa winter conditions, traveling to and from festivities could be risky.

So-called “smart cities” are cities that provide a high quality of life to their citizens, have a clean environment and implement innovative plans to better both the city and its residents. 

The Ames City Council biweekly meeting will start earlier at 5 p.m. Tuesday to discuss an internet feasibility study, regulations surrounding the all-inclusive sidewalk, Ames Plan 2040 and a proposed application for new CyRide routes and increased frequency. 

The City of Ames Dog Park will be closed for annual maintenance Monday through Friday. Annual maintenance entails spraying broadleaf weeds, aerating, fertilizing the turf and other facility maintenance needs, according to a press release.

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