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Polk City, Iowa

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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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Mayor Morse Proclaims May 21-27, 2017 as Emergency Medical Services Week

by Jenny 5/22/2017
PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and WHEREAS, emergency medical services has grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and assess to telemedicine; and WHEREAS, the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out of hospital medical care providers; and WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City, Iowa, in recognition of this event do hereby proclaim the week of May 21-27, 2017, as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK.  With the theme, EMS Strong: Always in Service, I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities Dated this 8th day of May, 2017 _________________________________________   Jason Morse, Mayor

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Mayor Morse Proclaims May 14-20, 2017 as National Police Week

by Jenny 5/15/2017
WHEREAS, the Congress and the President of the United States have designated Monday, May 15, 2017 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as National Police Week to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers that risk their lives to protect our communities and safeguard our democracy; and WHEREAS, there are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the law enforcement agency of the City of Polk City, whom play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Polk City, Iowa; and WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the responsibilities, duties, hazards and sacrifice of their law enforcement officers; and WHEREAS, the members of the Police Department in Polk City, Iowa, serve the people by safeguarding life and property, protect them against violence and disorder, and provide a vital public service. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City, Iowa, do hereby recognize the week of May 14-20, 2017 as NATIONAL POLICE WEEK in Polk City Iowa, and publicly salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation. I urge all citizens to recognize these officers’ faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities.  

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Street Repair Project Update

by Jenny 5/11/2017
Repairs on 3rd Street will begin today just south of Northside Drive.  This work will be constructed in stages with lane shifts and traffic being maintained in both directions.  Anticipate construction delays, and lane closures during working hours.  This work may last two to three weeks allowing for pavement cure time.

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Street Repair Project 2016 Update

by Jenny 5/10/2017
The street repairs on Julianna Court are scheduled for May 11-May 26, 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.  Turning movements for large vehicles may be restricted.  On street parking will be limited as well. Work is subject to weather delays.  

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Mayor Morse Proclaims May 2017 as Poppy Month

by Jenny 5/9/2017
MAYOR PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, America is the land of freedom, preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizen soldiers; and WHEREAS, millions who have answered the call to arms have died on the field of battle; and WHEREAS, a nation at peace must be reminded of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war; and WHEREAS, the red poppy has been designated as a symbol of the sacrifice of lives in all wars; and WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower which pays tribute to the war dead, and aids the living veterans and their families; and WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to and will remind American’s annually of this debt through the distribution of memorial flowers. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City, Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2017 as Poppy Month and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy during this month. Dated this 8th day of May, 2017 _________________________________________ Jason Morse, Mayor        

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11th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale Registration

by Jenny 4/25/2017
Polk City's 11th Annual Community Garage Sale will be Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Rain or Shine).  Registration for this event is available until June 9.  Registration forms are available online here as well as at City Hall.  Completed applications plus the $10.00 registration fee payable to Polk City Kiwanis are mailed to PC Kiwanis, 532 W Trace Drive, Polk City, IA, 50226. This event is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Polk City.

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