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Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Iowa Blog

Mayor Morse Proclaims May 19-25, 2019 as Emergency Medical Services week AND National Public Works week

by City Hall 5/20/2019
Mayor Morse Proclaims this week, May 10-25th as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK and NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK in Polk City, Iowa.  Whereas it is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of emergency medical services providers and pay tribute to our public works professionals by recognizing the substantial contributions they make to protect our national health, safety, and quality of life.  

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City of Polk City Receives 2018 Tree City USA Growth Award

by City Hall 5/14/2019
CITY OF POLK CITY: TREE CITY USA GROWTH AWARD RECIPIENT  Growth Award at the 29th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The City of Polk City was recently honored with the 2018 Tree City USA The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources April 3rd at the Sheraton in West Des Moines. “The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees,” says state forester Jeff Goerndt. “The City of Polk City has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.” Polk City was one of 16 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA Growth status. To receive the award, a city must, at a minimum, provide education and public relations; partnerships; planning and management; and tree planting and maintenance in their communities.  For more information please visit www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Forestry/Urban-Forestry  Media contact: Emma Hanigan, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, at 515-249-1732  

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13th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale Registration

by City Hall 5/14/2019
Polk City's 13th Annual Community Garage Sale will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Rain or Shine).  Registration for this event is available until June 7. Registration forms are available here online as well as at City Hall and  the Library.  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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Mayor Morse Proclaims May 12-18, 2019 as NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

by City Hall 5/14/2019
Mayor Morse proclaims this week, May 12-18, as NATIONAL POLICE WEEK in Polk City Iowa. 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. Mayor publicly recognizes the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in the communities across the nation and urges all citizens to recognize these officers' faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities.    

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Polk City's 2018 Water Quality Report

by City Hall 5/7/2019
In this post you will find Polk City's 2018 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 view this full post, and click the included image  

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Mayor Morse Proclaims April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day

by City Hall 4/23/2019
Mayor Morse proclaims April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day and urges all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations and to support efforts to protect our existing trees and woodlands.   For more details view the Proclamation here.   

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Annual Water Main Flushing 2019

by City Hall 4/19/2019
  Annual Water Main Flushing Program is scheduled for April 22-26th, 2019. Polk City Public Works Department will be conducting a Water Main Flushing Program to systematically “flush” water mains in the distribution system. The water is released by sequentially opening fire hydrants and flushing water from the pipelines. Flushing water through the pipes at high velocities removes potential buildup in pipes and releases harmless sediments. Public Works crews will be working in your neighborhoods at different intervals throughout the week. The water supply to customers will not be turned off during flushing but you may have low water pressure during this process. Residents may also notice some water discoloration during this time. If you are running water when we are flushing and notice discoloration, you should not run your hot water or do any laundry. Turn on and run your cold water until the discoloration clears. If you are doing laundry, do not dry those clothes; washing the items again will usually take care of this problem. If you have any questions, please call City Hall 515-984-6233. Thank you for your understanding during this process.  

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Plastic Bag Swap for Earth Month

by City Hall 4/15/2019
Bring Some Bags and Get a Bag! April is Earth Month. Metro Waste Authority is shining a light on the negative affect plastic bags have on our environment.   During the month of April, bring your used plastic grocery bags to city hall. When you bring in a bag of bags, you’ll get a reusable grocery tote courtesy of Metro Waste Authority (one tote per household)! This is a great opportunity to keep those plastic bags from turning into litter that pollute our prairies, waterways and pantries!   Metro Waste Authority focuses on plastic bags because as much as nine percent of what goes into our landfill is plastic film. Imagine if you stopped putting used grocery sacks in your trash. You would save space at your house and Metro Park East Landfill’s house!   So where do those plastic bags go if not to the landfill? To Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls to be turned into a beautiful, all-weather park bench that your city could win! Recycling programs such as Iowa Falls or through local grocers are the only way to recycle plastic bags, they cannot be placed in your Curb It! cart.   Throughout the month, Metro Waste Authority will weigh the bags collected from each member community. At the end of April, the city with the most weight per capita will win a bench to be placed in their hometown!   Participating cities include: Alleman, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Hartford, Johnston, Mingo, Mitchellville, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Prairie City, Runnells, Urbandale, and Windsor Heights.

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Summer Recreation 2019 registration is now open!

by City Hall 4/11/2019
Registration is now open!   Polk City's Summer Recreation program is for children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade at the end 2018-2019 school year. Please visit https://polkcityia.gov/page/Summer-Recreation-Program-Polk-City-Iowa for forms and more information.

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Polk City is hiring!

by City Hall 4/10/2019
The City of Polk City is now accepting applications for multiple positions. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available.  Please visit our career page today if you are interested in joining our team. EEOC M/F/H  Applicants may submit resume and application to City of Polk City, PO Box 426, Polk City, Iowa, 50226 or online to hr@polkcityia.gov  

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Contact City Hall

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

Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm

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

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  • Polk City Fire Department

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

Phone: (515) 984-6233

Fax: (515) 984-6177

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