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  1. Spring-CleanUp

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. TreePlanting

    City of Pleasant Hill and Pleasant Hill Lions Club Educate Fourth Grade Students about Arbor Day

    The City of Pleasant Hill and the Pleasant Hill Lions Club will be visiting fourth grade students at Pleasant Hill and Four Mile Elementary on Friday, April 28 to celebrate Arbor Day. Read more...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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...
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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. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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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