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Polk City, Iowa

Polk City Iowa Blog

Polk City FD Pancake Breakfast and Open House

by Daniel Purcell 10/4/2017
October 8-14 is the national Fire Prevention Week. Polk City Fire Department is hosting their annual pancake breakfast and open house in conjunction with the Polk City Police Department. There will be food, activities (including fire truck rides), and fun for the whole family. Come on out to show your support and have a great time too! Information about this event can be found below. WHEN: 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7 WHERE: Polk City Fire Department 309 W. Van Dorn St. COST: Free-will donation; All donations will go to support the families of Charlie Bishop and Ross Mulhbauer. Polk City Fire Department Facebook Page and website

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Preventative Sanitary Sewer Cleaning

by Daniel Purcell 9/27/2017
The City of Polk City has contracted with a company named Central Iowa Televising to perform preventative maintenance by cleaning the sanitary sewer. This will improve the sewer's performance and significantly reduce the chance for future sewer backups and related problems.  Please be sure to follow the link below to view the map which shows the areas in green where cleaning is scheduled to take place. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAP The cleaning process causes a vacuum in the sewer. This will not affect most homes, but some homes may be affected that have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents. The vacuum may cause "P-traps" (the little S shaped bend in the pipe under sinks and drains) to be sucked dry. Should you notice a sewer smell resulting from this, run a little water in your drains to refill the P-traps. It is recommended that you shut the water valve off to your toilet(s), put the toilet seat(s) down and cover floor drains with car mats on the days that the sewer cleaning is scheduled. This will minimize any possible splashing of the P-trap water in homes that are poorly vented. Please take these precautions Monday through Friday, October 2-13, 2017.  In the event of weather or other complications we will notify you if it extends beyond this time frame.

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Mulch Pile Reminder

by Daniel Purcell 9/21/2017
The brush pile is in the process of being chipped into mulch currently. We would like to remind the residents of Polk City to come and get your mulch from the Recycling Center while supplies last. The Recycle Center is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and is located at 409 E Northside Drive in Polk City, Iowa.      

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Hugg Drive Closure

by Daniel Purcell 9/19/2017
Hugg Dr. will be closed for a short period of time beginning as early as Wednesday, September 20. This closure is not anticipated to be longer than one month while utility work is completed. Please CLICK HERE to view the plan for this closure. The road will be open to local traffic during this time.

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Mosquito Spraying Notice

by Daniel Purcell 9/15/2017
The Polk City Public Works Department will continue spraying for mosquitoes twice a week, weather permitting, until the mosquito season comes to an end. In order for a successful application to be applies, 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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Development Hearing - August 14, 2017

by Daniel Purcell 8/4/2017
On August 14, 2017 at 6:30PM there will be a public hearing, in City Hall, held by the City Council to consider a proposed agreement for private development between the City of Polk City and Deer Haven Land Company, LLC. If you would like to obtain a copy of the proposed agreement, please contact the City Clerk's office in City Hall. This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Polk City, Iowa just as a typical City Council meeting would be. Click HERE to view the full notice.

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Pet Impound Costs and License Fee

by Daniel Purcell 7/27/2017
Ordinance No. 2017-800 was passed and approved on July 24, 2017 by the City Council of the City of Polk City, Iowa. This ordinance includes changes to the impound costs and license fees for pets in Polk City. Of notable change, the owner of a seized cat or dog will be charged a fee, prior to reclaiming the animal, as follows: 1. If the cat or dog does not have a current license: $45 penalty2. Administration fee for the seizure: $503. Seizure: a. $50 if it is the first seizure during the calendar year; b. $75 if it is the second seizure during the calendar year; c. $100 if it is the third seizure during the calendar year; or d. $125 for each subsequent seizure during the calendar year. 800x600   Click HERE to read Ordinance No. 2017-800 in full.

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No Parking Zones & Loading Zones - N. Westside Drive

by Daniel Purcell 7/13/2017
Ordinance No. 2017-600 was passed and approved on July 10, 2017 by the City Council of the City of Polk City, Iowa. This ordinance pertains to changes in parking regulations, no parking zones, and loading zones. A notable change is the north side of Westside Drive, 146 feed directly adjacent to Westside Park, as a loading zone Monday-Friday from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm. Click HERE to read Ordinance No. 2017-600 in full.

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Fireworks Usage

by Daniel Purcell 6/28/2017
The city council has had the third reading and approved ordinance No. 2017-500 regarding the definition and usage of fireworks in Polk City. To help better understand the new regulations, please see the outlined allowed usage schedule below.   Firework Use Allowed: June 30-July 3 & July 5-July 7: 9:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. July 4: 9:00a.m. - 11:00p.m. Firework Use NOT Allowed: Any dates or times outside of the specified range.   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. 2017-500 CLICK HERE.  

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Upcoming Changes to Westside Dr & Parker Blvd

by Daniel Purcell 6/21/2017
There will be several changes happening on Westside Dr, Parker Blvd, and Broadway St to help improve and promote the safety of our streets. These changes will become effective after the final reading and approval of Ordinance 2017-600 and will take effect August 1, 2017. The changes that will have the most impact on the current utilization of these areas are summarized below. Westside Dr & Parker Blvd: Rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) with LED indicator lights will be installed, facing every pedestrian direction, on each side of the crossings. Westside Dr: Parking prohibition will be reversed from the north side to the south side of Westside Drive from Crestmoor Drive to Parker Boulevard. Prohibit parking (which allows loading/unloading area) with signs along north side of the park on the north side on Monday-Friday 8-9AM & 3-4PM Please take a look at the attached resource below so that you may become familiar with the affected areas prior to the change taking place. West Side Drive Changes

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


Phone: 515-984-6233
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