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Polk City, Iowa

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by City Hall 6/12/2020
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Sports Complex Reopening Communication

by City Hall 6/5/2020
Polk City Sports Complex to reopen  Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, fields at the Polk City Sports Complex will reopen. Restrooms, drinking fountains, and the concession stand will remain closed until further notice. All users are expected to practice COVID-19 mitigation guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and governing bodies of youth/adult sports (USSSA, Little League, USA Soccer, etc.). To receive “Return to Play” guidelines and best practices, please contact Polk City Parks & Recreation. Staggered scheduling is a major component of COVID-19 mitigation shared by several of the organizations listed above. To help implement staggered scheduling, user groups are asked to reserve field time. Reservations will be staggered by 15 minutes. Field reservations can be done through Polk City Parks & Recreation. Polk City Parks & Recreation can be contacted at 515-329-8036, or by email at jthraen@polkcityia.gov.

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Utility Bill Changes

by City Hall 6/1/2020
In this post you will find communication regarding the changes coming to the Polk City Utility Bill.  To view a full summary of the changes please click here. This post also includes the following items you can click to view in detail:  Utility Bill Comparison  PFM Financial Rate & Revenue Sufficiency Study Sewer Enterprise Fund Water Enterprise Fund    

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Summer Recreation 2020 canceled

by City Hall 5/5/2020
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Polk City has canceled the summer recreation program for 2020.  We strongly feel this decision is in the best interest of the health and safety of our participants, staff, and community. It is our intent for the summer recreation program to return in 2021.  Be on the lookout for new recreation programs starting Fall 2020 as well!  Questions may be directed towards Jason Thraen, Parks & Recreation Director, at jthraen@polkcityia.gov or 515-329-8036. Be safe, and stay healthy!

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Polk City Utility Bill Assistance Program Related to COVID-19

by City Hall 4/27/2020
Polk City Utility Bill Assistance Program Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Polk City will begin accepting applications for a Low to Moderate Income Utility Bill Assistance Program.  Applications will be accepted for residential property owners residing in the Corporate City Limits of Polk City.  Eligibility for participation is established according to the Low-to-moderate income levels defined by Polk County, Iowa as outlined below.   Number Residing in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+ Maximum Annual Family Income Levels $49,950 $57,100 $64,250 $71,350 $77,100 $82,800 $88,500 $94,200 Please click here for an application form.  Completed applications and required documents can be emailed to support@polkcityia.gov, mailed to The City of Polk City, PO Box 426, Polk City IA 50226 or dropped off in the water payment drop box available 24/7 outside the front door of City Hall.  Maximum reimbursement amounts up to $125 per month, subject to Polk City Utility Bill amount, a maximum of three times within a calendar year.    

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Polk City's 2019 Water Quality Report

by City Hall 4/20/2020
In this post you will find Polk City's 2019 Water Quality Report. In compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, Polk City provides a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) annually on our website. Every citizen has a right to know where their water comes from and what's in it. This report highlights the great quality of water that the City provides to our citizens. To view a full digital copy of the report, please click here.  

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Spring Cleanup Event - CANCELED

by City Hall 4/16/2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Polk City has canceled the Spring Cleanup event originally scheduled for May 2nd.  When it is safe to do so, a new date will be selected and communicated.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Stay safe & be well!  #doyourpart

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UPDATED Emergency Proclamation regarding community spread of COVID-19 III

by City Hall 3/31/2020
    WHEREAS, The World Health Organization has declared Novel Coronavirus-19 WHEREAS, COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the public health and safety of the City of Polk City, Iowa; and WHEREAS, On March 17, 2020 the Honorable Governor Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency throughout the State of Iowa; and  WHEREAS, As directed by SECTION THREE of Governor Kim Reynolds Proclamation, pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144 (3) and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of Iowa Department of Public Health:  1.       Restaurants and Bars: All Restaurants and Bars are hereby closed to the general public except that to the extent permitted by applicable law, and in accordance with any recommendations of the Iowa Department of Public Health, food and beverages may be sold if such food or beverages are promptly taken from the premises, such as on a carry-out or drive-through basis, or if the food or beverage is delivered to customers off the premises. 2.       Fitness Center:All fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers are hereby closed. 3.       Theaters: All theaters or other performance venues at which live performances or or motion pictures are shown are hereby closed. 4.       Casinos and Gaming Facilities: All casinos and other facilities conducting pari-mutuel wagering or gaming operations are hereby closed. 5.       Mass Gathering: Social,community,spiritual,religious,recreational,leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers. Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of this disaster. 6.       Senior Citizen Centers and Adult Daycare Facilities: All facilities that conduct adult day services or other senior citizen centers are hereby closed. 7.       All retail businesses.   WHEREAS, Unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of Iowa Department of Public Health, this order is effective from March 17, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020; and WHEREAS, Governor Reynolds declared the State of Disaster Emergency effective on March 16, 2020 and shall continue for thirty (30) days, and shall expire on April 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., unless sooner terminated or extended in writing; and  WHEREAS, Section 15.02(2) of the Code of Ordinances and Section 372.14(2) of the Code of Iowa (2019) grant the Mayor powers to declare an emergency and govern through proclamation to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Polk City. NOW THEREFORE, I, Jason Morse, the duly elected Mayor of the City of Polk City, do hereby proclaim the following: 1.       That a state of emergency or public danger exists within the City of Polk City because of the threat of the spread of COVID-19 virus. 2.       That based upon the advice of the CDC and other public health agencies, I hereby declare that the Public Library and City Hall will be closed to the public beginning upon execution of this Proclamation. Staff shall report as normal. 3.       All Polk City Parks and Playground equipment are closed to the public until further notice. 4.       That pursuant to the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency issued by Governor Reynolds, mass gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited from March 17, 2020 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 7,2020. 5.       That pursuant to the Governor’s mandate that all restaurants, bar, fitness centers, theaters, senior citizen centers and adult day care facilities in Polk City be closed; with the exception to allow food being served by carry-out, drive-through or delivery. 6.       That all residents are encouraged to regularly monitor trusted sources including Federal, State and local informational resources for possible emergency communications, updates and additional recommendations. 7.       That this Proclamation of Emergency may be modified and/or superseded by future proclamation of the Office of the Mayor of Polk City as future events warrant.  8.       That any violation of any proclamation of the Office of the Mayor shall be enforceable by the Polk City Police Department and any violation of the same shall be a violation of Section 15.02(2) of the Code of Ordinances and punishable as a simple misdemeanor.   DATED this 31st day of March 2020   Signed by: Jason Morse, Mayor

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by City Hall 3/31/2020
Until further notice, all Polk City Parks and Playground Equipment are closed to the Public. People may still use the trails, but we ask that you please be cautious of practicing social distancing when utilizing our trail system. 

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COVID-19 Information

by City Hall 3/25/2020
The City of Polk City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and will continue to follow guidance from Governor Kim Reynolds to help prevent community spread.  The City is committed to protecting the health of its staff, residents and businesses during this pandemic.  We are emphasizing precautions to decrease the spread of diseases and asking everyone to practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds, covering coughs and sneezes.  We are asking people to stay home and stay safe as much as possible. With social distancing encouraged the City of Polk City has restricted access to all municipal buildings to authorized personnel only.  Many programs and events have been canceled or postponed.  Several City services have been suspended or switched over to remote options only.  Please continue to check this website for updated information posted as needed for Polk City.  For statewide information visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/  City Hall City Hall Staff will be available M-F from 8a-5p to assist you over the phone at 515-984-6233 with utility billing, building permits, pet licensing and other questions/concerns as necessary.  Staff can also be reached at support@polkcityia.gov Some services are available online at https://polkcityia.gov and we do have a 24/7 drop box in front of City Hall. Public Meetings will continue as scheduled but will not be open to public attendance.  Meetings will be broadcast live at https://polkcityia.gov/page/LiveStream for viewing.  The public can participate in the meeting by dialing in to 515-329-8019, participant code 593054 or by providing comments prior to 4:30 p.m. on the date of the meeting.  Comments can be sent by email to support@polkcityia.gov or by calling 515-984-6233.  All comments received prior to 4:30 p.m. on the date of the meeting will be made a part of the public hearing. Suspended services: Notary Services have been suspended Peddler’s Permits will not be issued at this time Facility Rentals are canceled through April 16, 2020  Fire/EMS - Community outreach has been suspended and the FD is taking extra precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Library Services - You can continue to reserve materials online http://www.polkcitylibrary.org/ reservations can be picked up at the Library M-F 10a-5p, please follow instructions on the automated sign upon arrival.  Parks & Recreation programs postponed until further notice.  Summer registrations are also postponed until further notice. Parks & Trails remain open and can be used at your comfort level, however, please note that we do not sanitize outdoor play structures, playgrounds or equipment.  Restrooms and water fountains in all parks continue to be closed.  We encourage people to practice appropriate social distancing and follow all the CDC guidelines when it comes to safely interacting with other people and preventing community spread of diseases.  Public Works - Meter installation and repair has been suspended except for new construction and non-critical tasks within occupied residences are suspended except for emergencies on a case by case basis. Police - Community outreach has been suspended and fingerprinting services have been suspended. The PD is taking extra precautions to avoid COVID-19 exposure.

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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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