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  1. Iowa Severe Weather Week Planned for March 27-31

    Iowa Severe Weather Week – March 27-31

    Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 27-31 as a precursor to the spring season’s risk for severe weather. A statewide tornado drill will occur Wednesday, Mar. 29 from 10-11 a.m. Read more
  2. Carnegie Medal

    Carnegie Medal to be Awarded to Damian Bell for Extraordinary Civilian Heroism

    On Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m., Damian Bell will be awarded a CARNEGIE MEDAL from Mayor Sara Kurovski during a Pleasant Hill City Council meeting after saving the life of Richard G. Rauzi. Read more
  3. Coffee with a cop

    Coffee with a Cop Friday, April 7

    Join the Pleasant Hill Police Department for our quarterly Coffee with a Cop event on Friday, Apr. 7 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Caribou Coffee, located at 4910 Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill. Read more
  4. yard waste collection

    Compost It! season begins April 5

    The 2017 Metro Waste Authority Compost it! season begins in Pleasant Hill on April 5 and will continue every Wednesday through November 29. Yard waste includes materials such as grass clippings, leaves, brush and garden waste. Read more
  5. Oakwood Cemetery

    Oakwood Cemetery cleanup April 1-15

    The City of Pleasant Hill will be conducting a general cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery, beginning Saturday, Apr. 1. All artificial floral arrangements and associated hardware; including arrangements located on the memorial must be removed for cleanup. Read more
  6. Easter Egg Hunt

    Pleasant Hill's Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 15

    Bring your family to Pleasant Hill's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Doanes Park on Saturday, Apr. 15 at 10 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Fire Department and Parks & Recreation. Read more
  7. spring cleanup 2017

    Pleasant Hill's spring cleanup April 29

    The Citywide spring cleanup day will be held Saturday, Apr. 29. This is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted furniture and other similar items by putting them on your curb. Read more
  8. Earth Month Plastic Bag Swap

    Bring your plastic bags to City Hall and receive a FREE reusable bag

    The City of Pleasant Hill is partnering with Metro Waste Authority during Earth Month to encourage residents to recycle plastic bags to keep them from littering our neighborhoods and waterways. Find out how you can participate.
  9. Public Library

    Become a member of the Public Library

    The Pleasant Hill Public Library is hosting a library card drive until May 15, 2017 to encourage citizens to become a member. Becoming a member allows you to get immediate access to many of our online resources, check out books, DVDs, CDs, and cake pans. Read more
  10. Buried manhole project

    Public Works begins process of mapping sanitary sewer system

    Public Works will begin locating and mapping buried manholes on Thursday, March 2. These manholes may be in parking areas, side or rear yards on residents property. Read more
  11. 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
  12. 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..... 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
  14. 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
  15. STEM at the Pleasant Hill Public Library

    Join us for STEM Lab in the Library

    Students from Iowa State University will be leading once a month STEM and literacy programs at the library from 4 to 5 p.m.! This program is for children in grades 3-5, but interested children and families are welcome to come. Read more
  16. Jennifer Bartles hired as Community Development Clerk

    City of Pleasant Hill Hires Jennifer Bartles as Community Development Clerk

    The City of Pleasant Hill is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jennifer Bartles as the Community Development Clerk. Bartles assumed her position on Monday, Feb. 13. Read more
  17. Pleasant Hill granted Home Base Iowa status

    Pleasant Hill Granted Home Base Iowa Status

    Pleasant Hill has been named the newest Home Base Iowa community. Join Gov. Terry Branstad, Mayor Sara Kurovski and city leaders to celebrate on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Riley Resource Group, 4400 E. University Avenue in Pleasant Hill. Read more
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    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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. PreK Parks and Recreation Art Class

    Parks & Recreation programs and classes

    Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation offers something new for everyone! From family fun events and activities to adult-only exercise classes – a variety of programs is offered for you and your family to get active. Read more
  22. 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
  23. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

    Applications Now Being Accepted for LIHEAP

    Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2016-2017 program year are being accepted at the IMPACT Community Action Partnership office in Ankeny now through April 30, 2017. Read more
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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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    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
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