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Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Iowa Blog

9th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale Registration

by jgschreier 4/20/2015
Polk City's 9th Annual Community Garage Sale will be Saturday, June 27 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Rain or Shine).  Registration for this event is available until June 15.  Registration forms are available online here as well as at the Reising Sun Cafe, local Casey's General Store and Kum & Go, the Polk City Library, and at City Hall.  Ads will be placed in ... [More]

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Phillip Jensen Receives the 2015 Iowa Urban Forestry Outstanding Volunteer Award

by jgschreier 4/10/2015
Phil Jensen is one of the founding members of The Polk City Arbor League.  Twenty two years ago Phil expressed his interest in helping to form a tree planting group in Polk City.  Phil lives just outside the City limits where he takes care of his own acreage and trees.His passion for horticulture spilled over into the City of Polk City from the beginning; as he h... [More]

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Imagine Polk City.....

by jgschreier 3/31/2015
The City of Polk City is updating our Comprehensive Plan and we need YOUR participation!A Comprehensive Plan is a guide for decision makers about the city’s growth and development. It represents the community’s vision for the future and is therefore heavily dependent upon public participation.  Residents, businesses and city staff work together to identify... [More]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

by jgschreier 3/20/2015
March 23-27, 2015 The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and the National Weather Service have declared the week of March 23 through March 27, 2015 Severe Weather Awareness Week. Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to... [More]

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

by jgschreier 3/18/2015
Toxic. Corrosive. Reactive. Flammable.How to dispose of household hazardous waste.When was the last time you cleaned out under your kitchen sink? What about your garage or storage shed? Do you know what to do with unused and unwanted products you’ll find like oven cleaner, furniture polish and insect repellent? What about old automotive stuff like car wax, motor oil ... [More]

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City Council Approves New Council Member

by jgschreier 3/10/2015
Councilman Jeff Walters regretfully announced his resignation from the Polk City Council during the February 9th, 2015 Council meeting.  Mr. Walters’ resignation became necessary due to his family relocating to the Fort Dodge area where he and his wife are pursuing career opportunities.  The City of Polk City is incredibly thankful to Jeff for his past 3 pl... [More]

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Federal Flood Insurance Now Available for Polk City Local Property Owners

by jgschreier 2/25/2015
The City of Polk City was recently approved to enter into the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The City started working towards being a part of this program on February 12, 2014.  A Public Hearing held last September 22 led to three separate readings of an ordinance required before applying to enter in the NFIP.  The ordinance was passed on October ... [More]

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When there’s Snow, Where Do Your Carts Go?

by jgschreier 1/9/2015
The Metro Waste Authority has some helpful tips for cart placement this winter: Among the many issues winter weather presents, garbage and recycling cart placement can also be tricky. Here are some cart placement tips to keep waste and recycling removal efficient and safe for all involved. When you dig out of your driveway, be sure to make a spot for your carts. Have e... [More]

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Polk City Thanks Retired Clerk & Welcomes New Clerk

by jgschreier 1/6/2015
Polk City's City Clerk of the past 31 years retired December 24th, 2014.  Sharon Nickles (pictured top-left) started as Polk City’s Deputy Clerk in 1983 and became the City Clerk in 2004.  During her time with the City she has worked with 4 mayors, seen 31 elections, and has attended an estimated 220 Council meetings. Her years of service have been invalua... [More]

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Police & Fire Giant Holiday Stocking Raffle

by jgschreier 12/8/2014
UPDATE:  The Polk City Police Officer’s Association along with the Polk City Fire Fighter’s Association is excited to announce that the winner of our Holiday Raffle Fundraiser is Kim Kellogg of Polk City.  We would like to thank the community for your continued support! The Police Officer Association and the Firefighter Association of Polk City are e... [More]

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112 3rd Street
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226


Phone: 515-984-6233
Fax: 515-984-6177

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112 3rd Street
PO Box 426
Polk City, IA 50226

Phone: (515) 984-6233

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