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  1. Garbage collection delayed

    Garbage collection delayed by one day Memorial Day week

    Due to the holiday on Monday, garbage collection will be delayed one day. Garbage pick-up will occur on a Thursday, June 1. Read more...
  2. MEMORIAL DAY_Website

    City Offices and Library Closed for Memorial Day

    The Pleasant Hill City Offices & Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017. Garbage will be delayed until Thursday. Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day! Read more...
  3. Registration

    City Launches New Registration Software Program

    The City of Pleasant Hill has launched a new online registration module to make it easier and for residents and City staff to register for Parks & Recreation programs and reserve a park shelter. Read more...
  4. fireworks approved

    Fireworks Terms and Usage are Limited in Pleasant Hill

    Pleasant Hill City Council voted on Tuesday evening to limit the usage and sale of fireworks. The terms voted upon would go into effect on June 1, the same day the Iowa state law goes into effect. Read more...
  5. Senior SCIP Day

    Seniors give back to Eastern Polk Communities during Annual SCIP Day

    On Friday, May 19, 2017, seniors from Southeast Polk Community High School gave back to the communities in Eastern Polk County during the annual Senior Community Involvement Project (SCIP). Read more...
  6. Fishing Derby_Website

    Youth Fishing Derby June 3

    Come and enjoy the Youth Fishing Derby at Copper Creek Lake Park on Saturday, June 3 beginning at 8 a.m.! Read more
  7. PH on Wheels

    Join us for the 2017 Pleasant Hill on Wheels event

    Pleasant Hill residents are invited to join in on the summer fun by attending Pleasant Hill on Wheels on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read more...
  8. Bike Month passport

    Get involved in Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month, which celebrates weekend trail riders, daily commuters, and lovers all things bikes in Central Iowa. We encourage residents of Pleasant Hill to get involved by stopping by City Hall to pick up a Bike Month Passport. Read more...
  9. Grass Clippings

    Grass clippings and height

    The City of Pleasant Hill would like to remind all citizens that it is unlawful to dispose of or blow grass clippings onto the street or sidewalk. Read more...
  10. thank-you

    Earth Month plastic bag swap was a success

    Participating Metro communities and their residents pulled out all the stops for the first ever Earth Month Plastic Bag Swap sponsored by Metro Waste Authority. The City of Pleasant Hill collected 16.4 pounds, which is equal to 1,000 plastic bags! Read more...
  11. Fire Hydrant

    Fire hydrant replacements within the City

    Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) maintains the public fire hydrants in Pleasant Hill. They have begun replacing 20 fire hydrants with the city. Read more...
  12. Pleasant Hill Fire Department

    Fire Department brings changes that benefit the community

    In February 2014, Tom Solberg became Pleasant Hill’s first full-time Fire Chief. Through his leadership, the department has undergone significant changes, which certainly benefits the citizens within the community. Read more...
  13. Emily Bainter_Mayor Sara Kurovski

    Pleasant Hill’s Newest City Park Has Been Named

    Chosen from over 115 entries, Hickory Glen Park is the name of the new 77-acre park southwest of Four Mile Elementary. The name of this signature park was submitted by lifelong Pleasant Hill resident, Emily Bainter. Read more...
  14. Goose and gander name

    Elementary Students Name Goose and Gander at Pleasant Hill Police Station

    The goose and gander returned another year for the protection of the Pleasant Hill Police Department for the birth of their goslings. Local elementary students helped name the new guests. Lulu is the goose and Mr. Bean is the gander! Read more...
  15. Julie Pellegrino Rain Barrel Winner

    Julie & David Pellegrino are the Proud Rain Barrel Winners

    Selected from more than 85 entries, Julie & David Pellegrino, residents of Pleasant Hill are winners of the 2017 rain barrel contest. The contest ran through March and gave residents a chance to complete a brief survey about ways to protect stormwater. Read more...
  16. Tree City USA reciepent

    Pleasant Hill receives 2016 Tree City USA Award

    The City of Pleasant Hill was recently honored with the 2016 Tree City USA Award at the 27th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. Read more...
  17. Copper Creek Garage Sale

    Copper Creek neighborhood garage sale June 10

    The annual Copper Creek garage sale will be on Saturday, June 10. Due to the high volume of vehicle traffic and people in the area, additional no parking signs will be posted. Read more...
  18. City board or commission

    Get involved! Have a voice in city government! Apply to be on a City Board or Commission!

    Serving on a City of Pleasant Hill board or commission is one way community members can volunteer and get involved in city government. If interested in serving on a board or commission, please complete an application form and return it to City Hall. Read more...
  19. yard waste collection

    Compost It! season has begun

    The 2017 Metro Waste Authority Compost it! season has begun in Pleasant Hill and will continue every Wednesday through November 29. Yard waste includes materials such as grass clippings, leaves, brush and garden waste. Read more...
  20. 2018 Adopted budget infographic

    City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    The Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously approved the City’s FY 2018 budget, totaling $45.1 million. The budget is a reflection of the Pleasant Hill Mayor and City Council’s priorities set forth and serve as a policy-making tool for the community. Read more...
  21. Changes to your utility bill in April

    Changes to your utility bill coming in April

    Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) provides meter reading, billing, payment processing and general customer service to the residents of Pleasant Hill. On April 1, 2017, residents will see a 10 percent rate increase in water rates. Read more...
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    Register for a Parks & Recreation Program

    Each month Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation offers classes, programs, and activities that are meant to provide socialization and fun for all ages. These are held at the library, park shelters and Doanes Park Youth Center. Read more...
  23. Animal protection and control in Pleasant Hill

    Animal protection and control in Pleasant Hill

    As a pet owner in Pleasant Hill, being aware of the city’s animal protection and control ordinance is crucial for keeping both you and your pet safe. Check out these answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read more...
  24. Cat and Dog License_thumb.jpg

    Licensing your pet in Pleasant Hill

    All cats and dogs six months or older that reside within the City of Pleasant Hill are required to be licensed. This includes pets that are kept indoors at all times. License terms are January 1 to December 31 of each year. Read more...
  25. Largest construction year in a decade

    Pleasant Hill Marks Largest Construction Year in a Decade with $33.4 Million in New Permits

    As the City of Pleasant Hill’s development momentum continues, the community experienced another year of steady growth in residential, industrial and commercial projects – an estimated total of $33.4 million in new construction permits in 2016. Read more...
  26. Don Sandor announces retirement

    Pleasant Hill City Manager Don Sandor Announces Retirement

    The Pleasant Hill City Council voted tonight to accept the letter of retirement from City Manager Don Sandor. Sandor has been serving as City Manager since December 2007. Read more...
  27. Photo of Body Camera for Pleasant Hill Police Department

    Body Cameras Will Increase Transparency for the Police Department

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department has joined the growing list of law enforcement agencies by outfitting officers with WatchGuard body cameras. The new body cameras will increase police transparency and accountability for citizens within our community. Read more...
  28. 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...
  29. Oakwood Cemetery Clean up

    Cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery

    Throughout the year, the City of Pleasant Hill conducts a general cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery. All artificial floral arrangements and associated hardware, including the arrangements located on the memorial must be removed. Read more...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
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