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  1. No signs in public right-of-way

    Be sure signs are not placed in the public right-of-way

    With election season upon us, the City wishes to remind residents about proper display and placement of political yard signs. Read more
  2. Veterans Day 2016 - City Hall and Library Closed

    City Offices & Public Library will be closed for Veterans' Day Friday, Nov. 11

    To celebrate Veterans' Day, all City of Pleasant Hill offices including City Hall and the Public Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11. All essential emergency services will operate normally. Read more
  3. Oakwood Cemetery Surveying

    Surveying of Oakwood Cemetery

    Surveying of Oakwood Cemetery is being be done to create a mapping system for the cemetery, which will enhance the process of identifying and locating spaces. Read more
  4. Pleasant Hill community survey

    Pleasant Hill community survey is under way

    A Community Survey is being conducted as part of ongoing efforts to improve the quality of City services. If you receive a phone call or email survey from ETC Institute asking you to participate, we hope you take time to let us know how we are doing. Read more
  5. Public Arts Commission

    Applications being accepted for Public Arts Advisory Commission

    The City of Pleasant Hill is now accepting applications for members to be appointed to the Public Arts Advisory Commission. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Read more
  6. 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 in Pleasant Hill happens on Wednesday's through November 30, 2016. Read more
  7. Fire hydrant replacements

    Fire hydrant replacements within the City

    In the City of Pleasant Hill, Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) maintains the public fire hydrants. DMWW has begun replacing 20 fire hydrants, eight still remain. They are working to replace these as quickly as possible before winter arrives. Read more
  8. Southeast Polk students educated on water quality

    Southeast Polk students educated on water quality

    The City of Pleasant Hill staff partnered with Beth Krogh, Science Instructor at Southeast Polk Harbor Program to educate students on watersheds, water quality and ways to protect creeks and streams within our City. Read more
  9. Cops 4 Kids program

    Cops 4 Kids Receives $2,500 Grant from Walmart Foundation

    As part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s commitment to create opportunities so people can live better by creating a positive impact in the communities they serve, a $2,500 grant has been awarded to the Cops 4 Kids program. Read more
  10. Hazardous Waste

    Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

    Knowing how to dispose of hazardous waste is important to prevent hazards to human and environmental health. Read more
  11. Be Aware of Fraudulent Phone Scams

    Be Aware of Fraudulent Phone Scams

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office remind residents to be aware of these scams. If a phone call seems skeptical, it most likely is. Read more
  12. Care Initiatives - Parkridge Specialty Care

    City Accepts Donation Check for Radio Communication System at Southeast Polk Junior & Senior High

    City of Pleasant Hill Mayor Sara Kurovski, along with City Manager Don Sandor, and Police Chief Al Pizzano, accepted a $5,000 donation from Care Initiatives – Parkridge Specialty Care to assist with the radio communication project at Southeast Polk. Read more
  13. Pat Lisa Bruner Winners of Rain Barrel

    City of Pleasant Hill Announces Pat & Lisa Bruner as Winners of the Rain Barrel Contest

    The City of Pleasant Hill announces Pat & Lisa Bruner as winners of the rain barrel contest. The contest ran through the month of July and gave residents a chance to learn about ways to protect stormwater. Read more
  14. Oakwood Cemetery Clean up

    Clean up of Oakwood Cemetery

    Throughout the year, the City of Pleasant Hill conducts a general clean up of Oakwood Cemetery. All artificial floral arrangements and associated hardware, including the arrangements located on the memorial must be removed. Read more
  15. Bike Repair Station at Copper Creek Lake Park

    City of Pleasant Hill Installs New Bike Repair Station

    The City of Pleasant Hill is making sure bicyclists have access to many of the tools needed to help ensure their rides are trouble-free by installing a bike repair station at Copper Creek Lake Park, near the Grow-Play-Live bike racks. Read more
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Notify me notifications

    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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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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