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The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This election will not be postponed or cancelled due to the current situation with COVID-19. However, there will be changes in the way this election is conducted, including a reduction in polling locations on Election Day from seven to three.  The voters in Precinct 1 (Conrad area), Precinct 2 (rural Grundy Center), and Precinct 7 (Grundy Center) will vote at the Grundy Center Community Center for this election.  The voters in Precinct 3 (Wellsburg area) and Precinct 4 (Holland area) will vote at the Wellsburg Public Library.  The voters in Precinct 5 (Dike area) and Precinct 6 (Reinbeck area) will vote at the Reinbeck Memorial Building.  This is a necessary step to provide for the safety of our voters and others during this unprecedented time.  All voters who wish to participate in this election are encouraged to vote absentee at home.

The purpose of the June Primary Election is for the voters of each party to nominate candidates to represent their party for the various offices on the ballot at the November General Election.  A sample ballot for each party and each precinct can be found by CLICKING HERE.

The Secretary of State mailed an absentee ballot request form to each active registered voter in the State of Iowa for this election. If you did not receive your request form in the mail, the forms are also available on this website under the heading “Where do I?” Click on “Vote Absentee”. This will download an absentee ballot request form. Complete the form, including your name and signature, your date of birth, the address where you reside, your voter verification number (for most voters, this is your driver’s license number), the name or date of the election for which the absentee ballot is requested, and your political party. If you are unable to download the form, please call the Grundy County Auditor’s Office and a form will be mailed to you. The completed form should be mailed to the Grundy County Auditor, 706 G Avenue, Grundy Center, IA 50638-1496. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail for the Primary Election is May 22 at 5:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please call the Grundy County Auditor’s Office at 319-824-3122.


Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation that waives late penalty on property tax payments through June 25, 2020 to help give some assistance to Iowans dealing with the impact of COVID-19’s arrival in our state.  There are also changes in driver's license and car registrations.  Please CLICK HERE to find out the full details.


HELP WANTED: The Grundy County Secondary Road Department has an opening for Co-Patrolman – Dike Shop. This position works out of Grundy Center in the summer as a utility person and operates a Motor Grader out of Dike during the winter. Knowledge of construction equipment with good mechanical skills and a dependable work record are required. Possession of a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License is required. Apply at the Grundy County Engineer’s Office, Grundy Center, Iowa or for more information and the application you can also CLICK HERE. Applications close May 29th, 2020


The Grundy County Lake and Wolf Creek Campgrounds are open.  For Campground Rules pertaining to COVID-19 CLICK HERE.


There has been inquiries as to how businesses and factories are to be handling positive cases and outbreaks of #COVID19. The most recent guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health can be viewed if you CLICK HERE.


NOTICE GRUNDY COUNTY'S WEBSITE HAS CHANGED TO HTTPS://WWW.GRUNDYCOUNTYIOWA.GOV   PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THIS AS AFTER A WHILE THE REDIRECT FROM OUR OLD WEB ADDRESS WILL NOT WORK.


The Public Health Office has released information on donating PPE and instructions on how to make mask and gowns that can be dropped off at the Public Health Office.  They will distribute donations to County long term care and assisted living facilities and maybe even to businesses.  PLEASE CALL THEM AT 319-824-6312 BEFORE DROPPING THEM OFF SO THEY CAN MEET YOU AT THE DOOR.  Please CLICK HERE to get all the information on helping this wonderful cause.


The current pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has been declared a Public Health Emergency by the Federal Government and a Public Health Disaster by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. Because of the Public Health Emergency, Governor Reynolds has issued several proclamations creating restrictions aimed at protecting Iowa’s citizens. A violation of any proclamation issued by Governor Reynolds is a simple misdemeanor under Iowa law, punishable by a fine of up to $625 and 30 days in jail. The Grundy County Attorney’s Office takes public health very seriously, especially during this time. Any violations of the Governor’s proclamations and thus, Iowa law, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


 The time to appeal your assessment notice that you have recieved has now been extended June 5, 2020.  For the full info about it CLICK HERE.

 

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the existence of community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State of Iowa.  In an attempt to protect the health and safety of those in our communities, including the employees of Grundy County, the Board of Supervisors has ordered the closure of all county buildings, except the sheriff’s office, effective at 11:00 AM March 19, 2020, until further notice. This decision has been made with input from our employees who will continue to work to conduct the business of Grundy County.

Grundy County is proud of the services it provides to the public. We appreciate that this closure may pose an inconvenience, but many county services can be obtained via telephone, email and regular mail correspondence. Therefore, the closure will not deny all services provided to the public. Essential county services, such as the 911 Call Center, Emergency Management, Jail, Public Health, and the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Clerk of Court will continue to operate with slight modifications to protect the health of citizens and employees. If you need to access a particular service or meet a set deadline, please contact the pertinent department by phone or email to see what accommodations can be made.  Contact information for all county departments are available on this website.


 

FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION FROM THE STATE OF IOWA ON COVID-19 OUTBREAK PLEASE  CLICK HERE.  


 

 New Public Transportation Option Available in Grundy County -  Reliable and on-demand transportation is just a phone call away for residents of Grundy County! With the start of 2020, the Regional Transit Commission is operating a bus throughout Grundy County – which can take residents of any age or income level to destinations within the county or to Waterloo-Cedar Falls or Marshalltown. This is great news for those who may find it challenging to travel to doctor’s appointments or medical tests – and GCMH is pleased that RTC has expanded its services and is helping to remove the barrier that lack of transportation may present. Rides may be reserved 24 hours in advance by phoning (800) 369-3022. CLICK HERE for more information.


GRUNDY COUNTY WILL REQUIRE A BILL OF SALE FOR TRANSFERRING VEHICLE TITLES BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020.  Effective July 1, 2020, the Grundy County Treasurer's Office will require customers to provide a Bill of Sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties.  A Bill of Sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.  The Iowa State County Treasurer Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State's Road Use Tax fund.  The ISCTA Executive Board is encouraging all 99 counties to proactively require a Bill of Sale to be completed by both the seller and the buyer in advance of any administrative mandate.  Many counties already require a Bill of Sale between private parties and are allowed to do so pursuant to section 321.13 of the Iowa Code.  Grundy County will join other counties and require a Bill of Sale effective July 1, 2020.  The Bill of Sale should include the seller's name, make of the vehicle, year of the vehicle, vehicle identification number (VIN), buyer's name, date of sale, purchase price and signature of seller.  Get an example of a Bill of Sale by CLICKING HERE.


 Grundy County Public Health has a Household Sharps Disposal Program.  To find out more CLICK HERE


 

On Grundy County's Beacon Site you can now apply for new Homestead, Military and/or Business Property Tax Credits.  Just search for your parcel, then scroll toward the bottom of the information on your parcel and you will see the three credits listed there.  Click on the credit you need to complete.  The form will open up on another tab and will auto fill for you with the information needed for your property.  Read through the whole form and complete the areas that still need to be completed and then sign your name by using your mouse.  Click Save in the upper left-hand corner.  If there are fields needing to be completed, a message box will appear on which field(s) and a red message will appear by the field(s).  When the form is successfully completed, another screen will appear.  Put in your email address if you wish to receive a copy for yourself  or you can print it a copy from that screen, then click the Submit Application button.  That is it.  CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE GRUNDY COUNTY'S BEACON PAGE.  If you have questions please contact the Assessor's Office at 319-824-6216.


Report a Crime by email to the Sheriff's Office. 

If you want to report a Crime, Wrongful Activity or Important Information for the Sheriff's Office you can email them at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This email will be sent to a person that is on duty and can act upon the information.  But for all emergencies call 911.


The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency is announcing that the Alert Iowa Emergency Notification System is ready for the public to sign up.  This Emergency Notification System is crucial in times of Emergency when there is a mass amount of people that are possibly affected.  the Grundy County Emergency Management will be able to put out Alerts by Cell Phones, Landline Phones, Text Message, Automated Voice Message and Email.  For the Public to sign up please  CLICK HERE   to go to the web page to fill in your information.  All residents are asked to sign up.  Please help family and friends who may not have computer access.  For the full press release please  CLICK HERE.