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Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Iowa Blog

Hugg Drive Closure

by Daniel Purcell 9/19/2017
Hugg Dr. will be closed for a short period of time beginning as early as Wednesday, September 20. This closure is not anticipated to be longer than one month while utility work is completed. Please CLICK HERE to view the plan for this closure. The road will be open to local traffic during this time.

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Mosquito Spraying Notice

by Daniel Purcell 9/15/2017
The Polk City Public Works Department will continue spraying for mosquitoes twice a week, weather permitting, until the mosquito season comes to an end. In order for a successful application to be applies, the wind speed must be less than 10 mph and there can be no threat of rain two hours after the application. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (515) 984-6233 or e-mail us at support@polkcityia.gov.  

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Development Hearing - August 14, 2017

by Daniel Purcell 8/4/2017
On August 14, 2017 at 6:30PM there will be a public hearing, in City Hall, held by the City Council to consider a proposed agreement for private development between the City of Polk City and Deer Haven Land Company, LLC. If you would like to obtain a copy of the proposed agreement, please contact the City Clerk's office in City Hall. This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Polk City, Iowa just as a typical City Council meeting would be. Click HERE to view the full notice.

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Pet Impound Costs and License Fee

by Daniel Purcell 7/27/2017
Ordinance No. 2017-800 was passed and approved on July 24, 2017 by the City Council of the City of Polk City, Iowa. This ordinance includes changes to the impound costs and license fees for pets in Polk City. Of notable change, the owner of a seized cat or dog will be charged a fee, prior to reclaiming the animal, as follows: 1. If the cat or dog does not have a current license: $45 penalty2. Administration fee for the seizure: $503. Seizure: a. $50 if it is the first seizure during the calendar year; b. $75 if it is the second seizure during the calendar year; c. $100 if it is the third seizure during the calendar year; or d. $125 for each subsequent seizure during the calendar year. 800x600   Click HERE to read Ordinance No. 2017-800 in full.

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No Parking Zones & Loading Zones - N. Westside Drive

by Daniel Purcell 7/13/2017
Ordinance No. 2017-600 was passed and approved on July 10, 2017 by the City Council of the City of Polk City, Iowa. This ordinance pertains to changes in parking regulations, no parking zones, and loading zones. A notable change is the north side of Westside Drive, 146 feed directly adjacent to Westside Park, as a loading zone Monday-Friday from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm. Click HERE to read Ordinance No. 2017-600 in full.

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Fireworks Usage

by Daniel Purcell 6/28/2017
The city council has had the third reading and approved ordinance No. 2017-500 regarding the definition and usage of fireworks in Polk City. To help better understand the new regulations, please see the outlined allowed usage schedule below.   Firework Use Allowed: June 30-July 3 & July 5-July 7: 9:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. July 4: 9:00a.m. - 11:00p.m. Firework Use NOT Allowed: Any dates or times outside of the specified range.   Please remember that the use is only permitted on private property and is not permitted on public property. The legal use of fireworks is restricted to persons 18 years and older. We ask that you be mindful and courteous to your neighbors and community when planning the usage of fireworks to help make the holiday more enjoyable for everyone. Any violation of the written ordinance may be subject to fine.   Firework Safety Tips: Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks Do NOT try to re-light fireworks Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy Light one at a time and move back quickly   For more safety tips regarding fireworks, or other information CLICK HERE. To read Ordinance No. 2017-500 CLICK HERE.  

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Upcoming Changes to Westside Dr & Parker Blvd

by Daniel Purcell 6/21/2017
There will be several changes happening on Westside Dr, Parker Blvd, and Broadway St to help improve and promote the safety of our streets. These changes will become effective after the final reading and approval of Ordinance 2017-600 and will take effect August 1, 2017. The changes that will have the most impact on the current utilization of these areas are summarized below. Westside Dr & Parker Blvd: Rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) with LED indicator lights will be installed, facing every pedestrian direction, on each side of the crossings. Westside Dr: Parking prohibition will be reversed from the north side to the south side of Westside Drive from Crestmoor Drive to Parker Boulevard. Prohibit parking (which allows loading/unloading area) with signs along north side of the park on the north side on Monday-Friday 8-9AM & 3-4PM Please take a look at the attached resource below so that you may become familiar with the affected areas prior to the change taking place. West Side Drive Changes

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3rd Street Pavement Repair

by Daniel Purcell 6/13/2017
Pavement repair will begin on 3rd Street near the Kiwanis Park on June 12, 2017. This work is expected to take up to a week to be completed and to cure. During this time you may expect slowed traffic flow through the area due to lane closure. There will be a single directed traffic lane at times as well as the shoulder that may be used during the work. Please see the included diagram for reference of the work being completed. Upcoming Work.pdf (403.65 kb)

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Street Repair Project Update

by Jenny 5/31/2017
The street repairs on Pine Ridge Dr and also Cedar and Southside Drive are scheduled for June 1-16, 2017.  Work consists of pavement repairs and joint sealing that will cause lane closures but one lane of traffic will remain open at all times.  Anticipate construction delays. On street parking will be limited in affected areas. Work is subject to weather delays.  

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Mayor Morse Proclaims May 21-27, 2017 as National Public Works Week

by Jenny 5/23/2017
PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Public Works services provided in our community are an integral part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and WHEREAS, such services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of the Public Works Officials; and WHEREAS, National Public Works Week celebrates the vital role Public Works plays in connecting us all together and assuring a higher quality of life for our communities; and WHEREAS, the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of Public Works’ services and maintenance programs such as water, wastewater reclamation, sanitary sewers, storm water management, streets, parks and public buildings; and WHEREAS, the health, safety and comfort of this community greatly depends on these services; and WHEREAS, the quality and effectiveness of these functions is vitally dependent upon the efforts and skill of Public Works Officials; and WHEREAS, the efficiency of the qualified and dedicated personnel who staff the Department of Public Works are considerably influenced by the people’s attitude and understanding of the importance of the work they perform. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City, Iowa, do hereby recognize the week of May 21-27, 2017 as NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK in Polk City Iowa, and call upon all citizens to recognize the contributions which Public Works make every day to our health, safety, comfort and quality of life. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the City of Polk City, Iowa to be affixed this 22nd day of May, 2017 _________________________________________ Jason Morse, Mayor

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