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Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Iowa Blog

New Fireworks Use Law

by Daniel Purcell 6/26/2018
The City Council has passed Ordinance No. 2018-800 amending provisions of the ordinance regarding fireworks use in Polk City, Iowa. To help better understand the new regulations, please see the outlined allowed usage schedule below. Firework Use Allowed: July 3, 9:00AM - 10:00PM July 4, 9:00AM - 11:00PM Firework Use NOT Allowed: Any dates or time outside of the specified ranges 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. 2018-800 in full, please CLICK HERE. You may view all recently passed ordinances on the Ordinance Page, or view the full Municipal Code book online.

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IA-415 & Parker Blvd Road Work

by Daniel Purcell 5/31/2018
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has completed the road work on Iowa Highway 415 (Bridge Road portion) and the intersection of Parker Blvd. Traffic flow has been opened back up to two lanes with traffic able to utilize Parker Blvd. There may still be potential delays as painting is completed and equipment is removed throughout the evening. The City appreciates your understanding and patience while the Iowa DOT completed this project.

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Bridge Rd & Parker Blvd Closures

by Daniel Purcell 5/29/2018
The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be conducting road work beginning 5/30/18 at 9:00AM. This work requires the reduction to one lane of traffic on Bridge Road between the area of Tyler Street and the Polk City Sports Complex. Parker Boulevard will also be closed from the intersection with Bridge Road to Phillips Street (local traffic only). No turning will be possible onto Parker Blvd from Bridge Rd or from Parker Blvd onto Bridge Rd. Local traffic will need to follow detour signs and utilize Broadway, Third Street, Tyler Street, and Washington Ave. Closures are effective until project completion scheduled 5/31/18.

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Mosquito Spraying Notice

by Daniel Purcell 5/29/2018
The Polk City Public Works Department will begin spraying for mosquitoes twice a week, weather permitting, until the mosquito season comes to an end. In order for a successful application to be applied, 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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Recognition of Public Services

by Daniel Purcell 5/21/2018
EMS and Public Works are vital public services to the City of Polk City. In recognition of this, Mayor Morse has proclaimed the week of May 20-26, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services Week and Public Works Week in Polk City. Please join us in thanking both EMS Practitioners and Public Works employees for all that they do each day. To view both proclamations click here, or click the included image, to be taken to the full digital copies.

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National Police Week 2018

by Daniel Purcell 5/14/2018
 Mayor Morse proclaims the week of May 13-19, 2018 as National Police Week in Polk City, Iowa. Communities all across the United States come together during National Police Week to honor and remember the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers that risk their lives to protect our communities. The Congress and the President of the United States have designated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. You may click the image in this post, or click here, to view the full digital copy of Mayor Morse's proclamation. If you are interested in learning more about National Police Week, please visit www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.  

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Polk City's 2017 Water Quality Report

by Daniel Purcell 5/4/2018
In this post you will find Polk City's 2017 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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Polk City - Tree City USA Growth Award

by Daniel Purcell 4/6/2018
CITY OF POLK CITY: TREE CITY USA GROWTH AWARD RECIPIENT DES MOINES – The City of Polk City was recently honored with the 2017 Tree City USA Growth Award at the 28th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources April 4th 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 18 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.  Press release provided by Iowa DNR

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2018 Plastic Bag Swap

by Daniel Purcell 3/30/2018
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 Recyclers of Iowa Falls to be turned into a beautiful, all-weather park bench that our 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! For more information, visit WhereItShouldGo.com/bag-swap City HallP.O. Box 426112 3rd StreetPolk City, IA 50226View on Google Maps  *Information for this post provided by Metro Waste Authority*

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Follow-up Siren Testing

by Daniel Purcell 3/29/2018
Follow-up testing will be conducted on the Civil Defense sirens today, March 29, 2018, at 2:30PM.

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


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