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  1. Jazz in July at Copper Creek Lake Park

    Jazz in July: Thursday, July 28 at Copper Creek Lake Park

    Jazz in July is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm at Copper Creek Lake Park. Our guest artist this year is, Tina Haase Findlay with the Alex Murphy Jazz Trio of Chicago. Read more
  2. Rainscape your yard

    Learn How To Use Sustainable Practices to Green-up and Rainscape Your Property

    Residents of Pleasant Hill can learn how to use sustainable practices to green-up and rainscape their property at an informational event held on Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30 - 8 PM at Riley Resource Group, 4400 E University Avenue. Read more
  3. Members Appointment to Board, Commission, and Committee

    Mayor Kurovski Announces Board, Commission and Committee Appointments

    The new appointments on the Cemetery Committee, Library Board, and Parks & Recreation Commission began serving July 1, 2016 and will represent the City of Pleasant Hill’s community and growing business leaders. Read more
  4. Ruth Mattix to retire after 20 years

    After 20 Years, Building Clerk Ruth Mattix to Retire from the City of Pleasant Hill

    After a career spanning two decades, Ruth Mattix, Building Clerk in the Community Development Department will be retiring from the City of Pleasant Hill on July 27, 2016. Read more
  5. Rain barrel giveaway

    Enter For a Chance to Win a Rain Barrel

    During the month of July, residents of Pleasant Hill have the chance to win a rain barrel after completing a brief survey about stormwater. The rain barrel display will be rotating between City Hall and the Library. Read more
  6. burglary safety tips

    Pleasant Hill Police Department Offers Burglary Prevention Tips

    Over the past few days, Pleasant Hill and other surrounding communities have experienced a rash of car burglaries during the overnight hours. Burglars see unlocked vehicles and homes as a target opportunity – don’t let it be you! Read more
  7. Bravo partner thumb

    Pleasant Hill Becomes Bravo Greater Des Moines Partner

    The City of Pleasant Hill will officially become a partner with Bravo Greater Des Moines on July 1, 2016, becoming the 17th municipality to support arts, culture and heritage in this regional collaboration. Read more
  8. Sewer rate increase

    Residents will see an increase in fees July 1st

    City leaders would like to make you aware of the sewer rate increase that will take effect on July 1st. A 5% sewer rate increase will impact the average residential customer by $1.22 per month. Read more
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    SIGN UP TODAY: eNewsletter Looks At Top Things Happening in Pleasant Hill

    The City of Pleasant Hill’s eNewsletter can be emailed right to your inbox. It offers a quick look at the top things happening right now in Pleasant Hill. It's a short, informative read with links for more detailed information. Read more and subscribe
  10. Mosquito Spraying in the City of Pleasant Hill

    Mosquito spraying in the City of Pleasant Hill

    Pleasant Hill’s annual mosquito spraying has begun. Depending upon weather conditions, the city truck will be spraying every Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7 to 10:30 p.m. Read more
  11. Paint Iowa Beautiful

    Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation Receives Paint Grant

    Two new storage sheds for use by the Pleasant Hill Soccer Club will soon be painted thanks to a grant the Parks & Recreation Department received through the Paint Iowa Beautiful program. Read more
  12. Members of the ESU team assigned to Pizzano's command

    Chief Al Pizzano Honored During Annual NYPD Medal Day Ceremony

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton honored 53 members of the NYPD; including Pleasant Hill Police Chief Al Pizzano, retired NYPD Captain of the Emergency Service Unit at the annual NYPD Medal Day ceremony. Read more
  13. Gold Hunt in City Parks

    Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation Challenges Residents to Hunt for Gold in City Parks this Summer

    The City of Pleasant Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department has issued a hunt for lost gold at Doanes, Dar Mar, Oak Hill, Sunrise, Copper Creek Lake, and Sunset Parks, during the weeks of June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; and August 1 Read more
  14. Great Northern Water Snake

    Do not be worried if you see a Northern water snake

    As the weather warms up, Northern water snakes can be found near any kind of water that contains fish, which is primarily what they eat. The City of Pleasant Hill has confirmed with the Iowa DNR that Northern water snakes are a non-venomous animal. Read more
  15. Metro Waste Curb It! recycling calendar

    Be on the lookout for your new Curb It! recycling calendar

    Keep an eye on your mail the week of June 13th, a new Curb It! recycling calendar sticker will be mailed to customers. In the same envelope, you’ll receive another sticker outlining what is accepted and not accepted in your recycling cart. Read more
  16. Iowa Heat Awareness Day

    National Weather Service and Emergency Management Recognize Iowa Heat Awareness Day

    The Polk County Health Department, the National Weather Service and Polk County Emergency Management are recognizing tomorrow, June 9, 2016 as Iowa Heat Awareness Day. Read more
  17. Sunrise Park Tree Planting

    Elks National Foundation Grants Elks Lodge in Pleasant Hill $2,000 to Plant Trees at Sunrise Park

    The Elks National Foundation approved a Beacon Grant to Elks Lodge #98 in Pleasant Hill in the amount of $2,000 for the purchase of trees to be planted at Sunrise Park. Read more
  18. SEP Junior and Senior High Schools

    Prairie Meadows Grants City $50,000 for Communication System at SE Polk Junior & Senior High Schools

    The Prairie Meadows Grant Advisory Committee and the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors have approved a Community Betterment Grant to the City of Pleasant Hill on behalf of the Police Department in the amount of $50,000. Read more
  19. Girl Cops Are Awesome Plane Pull

    20 Awesome Girl Cops Will Pull Cargo Plane at Des Moines International Airport

    On Saturday, June 4, Special Olympics Iowa will host their third annual Plane Pull at DSM International Airport presented by the Lohse Foundation. This event brings together teams of up to 20 people to pull a 120,000-pound UPS 757 across the tarmac. Read more
  20. Pickleball league at Doanes Park Tennis Courts

    Pickleball League Now Open to Public on Sunday’s at Doanes Park Tennis Courts

    The City of Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation has increased recreational opportunities for Pleasant Hill residents by adding pickleball. The league will be held on Sunday’s from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Doanes Park Tennis Courts, 4900 Doanes Park Road. Read more
  21. MWA Grant Waterways Cleanup

    City Receives Grant to Assist with Waterway Improvements

    The City of Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation received a $2,500 grant from Metro Waste Authority to assist with dumpsite clean-up and waterway repairs at the city’s new park, located south of Four Mile Elementary. Read more
  22. Oakwood Drive Overlay Project

    Oakwood Drive Overlay: Construction is nearing completion

    A full depth patching along Oakwood Drive began the week of March 14. This project has included cement concrete patching, milling, and asphalt overlay from Scott Avenue to Pleasant Hill Boulevard. Read more
  23. Catrenich_Rice_new Pleasant Hill Police Officers

    Pleasant Hill Police Department Hires New Officers

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department welcomes its newest officers, Jason Catrenich and Randall (Randy) Rice. Both officers were sworn in by Mayor Sara Kurovski on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council meeting. Read more
  24. Senior SCIP Day

    Students to Give Back during Senior SCIP Day

    On Friday, May 20, 2016, seniors from Southeast Polk Community High School will give back to the communities in Eastern Polk County during the annual Senior Community Involvement Project (SCIP). Read more
  25. Inside concession stand at Doanes Park

    Facilities at Doanes Park Receive Immense Improvements

    The City of Pleasant Hill takes great pride in our City parks. Recent improvements made to the concession stand and garage at Doanes Park will increase usability and aesthetics for those visiting and utilizing these spaces. Read more
  26. Streetlight Outage

    How to Report a Streetlight Issue

    The streetlights within the City of Pleasant Hill are owned and maintained by MidAmerican Energy. Streetlight outages may be reported directly to MidAmerican Energy using their online Street Light Request Form or by calling MidAmerican at 1-888-427-5632.
  27. Keep grass clippings in your yard

    Keep grass clippings in your yard when mowing

    Leaving grass clippings and other debris in the street during yard maintenance is hard on the storm sewer system, looks bad, and is a municipal code violation. Read more
  28. Ruling

    Supreme Court of Iowa Delivers Ruling Regarding Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development

    Today, the Supreme Court of Iowa issued a ruling on the case brought forward by the Concerned Citizens of SEP School District and SEP Community School District Board of Education regarding the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for urban renewal areas. Read more
  29. New City of Pleasant Hill website

    City of Pleasant Hill Unveils Redesigned Website with Improved Mobile Access

    Today, the City of Pleasant Hill unveiled their new website design. The new look is optimized to be more visual, mobile friendly, and easier to use. Read more
  30. Compost It!

    Yard Waste Collection in Pleasant Hill

    Get rid of yard waste right from the curb through Metro Waste Authority's Compost It! program. Yard waste collection happens on Wednesday's through November 30, 2016. Read more
  31. Tobacco Free Parks Trails.png

    City of Pleasant Hill Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle Change by Making Parks and Trails Tobacco-free

    On February 23rd, Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously voted in favor of the health of Pleasant Hill citizens by making all city parks & trails tobacco free. Under this new policy, no person is allowed to use any form of tobacco in city parks or trails. Read more
  32. Complete Streets

    New Complete Streets policy commits to designing streets for all users

    The City of Pleasant Hill is proud to announce the adoption of a Complete Streets Policy to support roadway design that accommodates all transportation modes and users. Read more
  33. FY2017 Budget Infographic

    City Council Approves FY 2017 Budget

    The Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously approved the City’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget totaling $28.5 million. The budget as adopted, maintains for the seventh consecutive year a property tax rate of $11.65 per $1,000 valuation. Read more
  34. Water tower

    Pleasant Hill Reports Highest Number of Construction Projects since 2008

    The City of Pleasant Hill’s Community Development Department has reported an estimated total of $28.8 million in new property valuation added to the City, the highest it’s been since 2012. Read more
  35. 1000 Books before Kindergarten

    Pleasant Hill Public Library introduces 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Challenge

    The Pleasant Hill Public Library introduces a fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years – 1,000 Books before Kindergarten! Read more
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