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Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Iowa Blog

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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Mayor Morse Proclaims April 7-13, 2019 as National Library Week

by City Hall 4/2/2019
Mayor Morse proclaims the week of April 7-13, 2019 as National Library Week and encourages all residents to visit the library during the week and explore what's new and engage with your librarian. For more detailed information view the Proclamation here.   Join in the fun as the Polk City Library celebrates as follows: Monday-Receive a sweet treat when you check out materials Tuesday-Free popcorn 12-7 Thursday-Check out a movie and get a free bag of microwave popcornWednesday-Coffee/Cocoa/Tea 10-4 Friday-Ice Cream treats 3-5  

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2019 Severe Weather Awareness Week

by City Hall 3/21/2019
March 25-29, 2019   The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and the National Weather Service have declared the week of March 25 through March 29, 2019 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 them can save lives. Severe Weather Awareness Week Events Storm Spotter Class - Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm - No cost to attend.DMACC Bldg 6, Auditorium Room 29, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA Impress your friends and family with your knowledge of what a "rear-flank downdraft" is.  What is the best way to report to officials if you see a funnel cloud?  Do you know the safest relative position from which to observe a SuperCell Thunderstorm?  You will if you join Polk County Emergency Management Agency on March 26th. https://www.facebook.com/events/790437154654610/?ti=as  NWS will conduct Iowa's Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, March 27 This is an invaluable opportunity for citizens to practice their severe weather-sheltering plan.  The timeline for the drill is as follows:10:00 AM – Test Tornado Watch issued for Iowa. The Storm Prediction Center issues a Test Tornado Watch for all counties in Iowa.  The test message will be tone alerted and sent through the Emergency Alert System using the TOA code.  The watch will be valid for one hour 10:15 AM – Test tornado Warning issued.  Forecast Offices that serve Iowa and Nebraska will issue a TEST Tornado Warning valid for 20 minutes. This is the time that counties may be sounding sirens. This will be sent using the TOR EAS code.  There will be test wording throughout the text of the warning. 10:30 AM – Test tornado Warning cancelled.  Weather Forecast Offices across Iowa will issue a Severe Weather Statement cancelling the test tornado warning. 11:00 AM – Test tornado watch expires for all of Iowa and Nebraska. We encourage everyone to participate in the drill by practicing the implementation of your severe weather plan (alert and notification, internal communications and coordination, seeking your place of refuge, and staying informed of threat conditions).Watch: A National Weather Service product indicating that a particular hazard is possible, i.e., that conditions are more favorable than usual for its occurrence. A watch is a recommendation for planning, preparation, and increased awareness (i.e., to be alert for changing weather, listen for further information, and think about what to do if the danger materializes).* Warning: A product issued by National Weather Service local offices indicating that a particular weather hazard is either imminent or has been reported. A warning indicates the need to take action to protect life and property. The type of hazard is reflected in the type of warning (i.e., tornado warning, blizzard warning, etc.).**Definitions taken from the National Weather Service Website: http://www.weather.gov/   For more information, preparedness resources and information about the outdoor warning siren activation policy in Polk County see the following sources and join our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Webhttp://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/emergency-management/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Polk-County-Emergency-Management-Agency/194139479525 Twitterhttps://twitter.com/PCEmrgManAgency

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Polk County Multi Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

by Mark 2/28/2019
The public comment period for reviewing the Polk County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is open through March 25, 2019.  All materials can be found on the MPO website

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2018 Building Permits and Taxable Valuation Info

by City Hall 1/31/2019
The City of Polk City has put together a quick reference information sheet regarding the building permits and taxable valuation for 2018.  Please click the image to view the full PDF provided for download.  

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New Utility Bill Format

by City Hall 1/24/2019
The City of Polk City is excited to offer a brand new utility bill format.  Effective January 31, 2019 you will receive a full page bill for your water and sewer utilities instead of the previous postcard.  This new look will allow more information to be included and provide a graph of historical water usage.  E-bill format will appear as two pages to allow for all of the same communication as regular mail subscribers.  If you would like to sign up for paperless billing please contact support@polkcityia.gov. 

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IA 415 and W Bridge Road

by City Hall 10/10/2018
  Construction on the intersection roadway improvements at IA 415 and W Bridge Road in Polk City is scheduled to start on October 21st depending on weather.  The roadway improvements include removal of raised island on eastbound approach of W Bridge Road, sidewalk ramps, and construction of northbound right turn lane.  The roadway improvements are anticipated to be completed by November 21st.        

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Notice of Public Informational Meeting

by City Hall 10/1/2018
Polk County and Iowa DOT have partnered to review traffic operations, safety and future corridor goals for IA 141 and IA 415, including the intersection of IA 415 and Beaver Drive in northwest Polk County. A Public Information Meeting is planned for Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5p-630p at Jester Park Lodge, 11121 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, Iowa 50109. Polk County and Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss both highway corridors under review. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting and express their opinions regarding the proposed project.  

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


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