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  1. City Hall closed for training

    City Hall will be closed for training

    City Hall will be closed for training on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
  2. 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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    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
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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
  7. Reserve a community garden plot

    Reserve a community garden plot

    Pleasant Hill's community garden has a few plots available for the 2017 growing season. The garden is located west of the Pleasant Hill Public Library. Read more
  8. Mayor Kurovski Announces Appointments to City of Pleasant Hill Boards and Commissions

    Mayor Kurovski Announces Appointments to City of Pleasant Hill Boards and Commissions

    The Pleasant Hill City Council approved new appointments on Library Board of Trustees and Public Arts Advisory Commission. These appointments play a vital role in city government and advise the Council on a wide-range of issues. Read more
  9. 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
  10. Pleasant Hill Police Officers Sworn In During City Council Meeting

    Police Officers Sworn In During City Council Meeting

    As Pleasant Hill continues to grow, so does the demand of public safety within the community. Pleasant Hill Police Chief Al Pizzano swore in one new Officer and seven Reserve Officers on Tuesday, Jan. 10 during a City Council meeting. Read more
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Enter your name idea for the new 77-acre City park

    City of Pleasant Hill Seeks Input to Name New City Park

    The City of Pleasant Hill is seeking public input to name the new 77-acre City park located southwest of Four Mile Elementary School. The City purchased the land in November 2014. Suggestions for the park’s name may be submitted through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Read more
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    City Accepts Donation Checks for Radio Communications System at SEP Junior & Senior High Schools

    The City of Pleasant Hill received $124,750 through grants and donations from community investors to assist with the radio communications purchase and installation at Southeast Polk Community School District Junior & Senior High Schools. Read more
  15. Pleasant Hill Police Department Gives Back to Hospitalized Children

    Pleasant Hill Police Give Back to Hospitalized Children

    The Pleasant Hill Police Department will be giving back to hospitalized children by distributing holiday gifts to Blank Children's Hospital and Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics with the money they raised during "No-shave November." Read more
  16. Art on the Lake receives Local Arts Program Grant

    Art on the Lake Receives a $3,000 Local Arts Program Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines

    The City of Pleasant Hill received a $3,000 Local Arts Program Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines. This grant is intended to drive access to community-based arts and culture experiences, which will be used to improve and develop Art on the Lake. Read more
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    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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
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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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    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
  36. 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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