Posted on: May 26, 2017

Garbage collection delayed by one day Memorial Day week

Garbage collection delayed

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

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Fireworks Terms and Usage are Limited in Pleasant Hill

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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.Citizens within Pleasant Hill may discharge consumer firewo...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

City Launches New Registration Software Program

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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. SportsMan SQL is user-friendly software program that pro...

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Click here to register for a program or class
Posted on: May 22, 2017

City Offices and Library Closed for Memorial Day

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The Pleasant Hill City Offices & the Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2017. Garbage will be delayed until Thursday.

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day!

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Seniors give back to Eastern Polk Communities during Annual SCIP Day

Senior 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). Seniors cleaned up areas in Altoona, Mitchellville, Runnells, and...

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Click here to view photos from the event.
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Pleasant Hill on Wheels event

PH on Wheels

Pleasant Hill residents are invited to join in on the summer fun by attending the 2017 Pleasant Hill on Wheels on Tuesday, June 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.This free family-friendly event allows children of all ages to climb in a fire truck, ambulance, police...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Youth Fishing Derby June 3

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Enjoy the Youth Fishing Derby at Copper Creek Lake Park on Saturday, June 3 beginning at 8 a.m.!The Fishing Derby is sponsored by Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation and the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. The first 150 kids will receive a t-shirt. We encourag...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Earth Month plastic bag swap was a success

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Participating Metro communities and their residents pulled out all the stops (or maybe we should say pulled out all the plastic bags) for the first ever Earth Month Plastic Bag Swap sponsored by Metro Waste Authority. Pleasant Hill, along with 19 other ar...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Grass clippings and height

Grass Clippings

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. Blowing grass into the street clogs the city's storm sewer and can cause costly cleanup to the city as well ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Fire hydrant replacements within the City

Fire Hydrant

Fire hydrants are one of the most important tools firefighters utilize during fire fighting operations. It is imperative hydrants are well maintained to ensure they operate as planned during an emergency.In the City of Pleasant Hill, Des Moines Water Work...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Fire Department brings changes that benefit the community

Pleasant Hill Fire Department

In February 2014, Tom Solberg became Pleasant Hill’s first full-time Fire Chief. When he first came on board, the department only worked with volunteers. Through his leadership, the department has undergone significant changes, which certainly b...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Get involved in Bike Month

Bike Month passport

May is National Bike Month, which celebrates weekend trail riders, daily commuters, distance rollers 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 Pass...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pleasant Hill’s Newest City Park Has Been Named

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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.  "I am honored to have my...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Elementary Students Name Goose and Gander at Pleasant Hill Police Station

Goose and gander name

The goose and gander returned another year for the protection of the Pleasant Hill Police Department for the birth of their goslings. To ensure the officers know what to call the goose and gander for future years, the department involved the kindergarten ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Julie & David Pellegrino are the Proud Rain Barrel Winners

Julie Pellegrino Rain Barrel Winner

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 the month of March and gave residents a chance to complete a brief survey about ways to prote...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Copper Creek neighborhood garage sale June 10

Copper Creek Garage Sale

The Copper Creek neighborhood garage sale will be on Saturday, June 10. Note: This is not a City of of Pleasant Hill-sponsored event. It is a designated day for private citizens to join many others in hosting garage sales.Due to the high volume of ve...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Pleasant Hill receives 2016 Tree City USA Award

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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. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry...

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Click here to learn more about Tree City USA
Posted on: March 30, 2017

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

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Serving on a City of Pleasant Hill board or commission is one way members of the community can volunteer and get involved in their city government. Their activities help shape and influence public policy, but some also hear appeals, provide expertise, adv...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Compost It! season has begun

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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. If you are using the program for the...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

2018 Adopted budget infographic

Last night, 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 comm...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

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.What is the ordinance for animal control a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Changes to your utility bill coming in April

Changes to your utility bill 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, which equates to about $5.18 ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Register for a Parks & Recreation Program

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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. Click here to view a list of th...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Licensing your pet in Pleasant Hill

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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.

Required Information:

  • Proof...
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Posted on: January 13, 2017

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

Largest construction year in a decade

As the City of Pleasant Hill’s development momentum continues, the community experienced another year of steady growth in residential, industrial and commercial projects.  The Community Development Department reports an estimated total of $33.4 m...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Pleasant Hill City Manager Don Sandor Announces Retirement

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.In his formal retirement announcement to the Mayor and City Council, Sandor stated, “...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Body Cameras Will Increase Transparency for the Police Department

Photo of Body Camera for Pleasant Hill 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.“T...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

Hazardous Waste

Knowing how to dispose of hazardous waste is important to prevent hazards to human and environmental health.

Products that say "flammable" or "keep out of reach of children" as well as some other products, are considered hazardous and s...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Cleanup of Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery Clean up

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 to allow proper clean up. Oakwood...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

City of Pleasant Hill Installs New Bike Repair Station

Bike Repair Station at Copper Creek Lake Park

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.

“Pleasant H...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Pleasant Hill Police Department Offers Burglary Prevention Tips

burglary safety 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! &...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Pleasant Hill Becomes Bravo Greater Des Moines Partner

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 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. Bravo provides funding and support to ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Chief Al Pizzano Honored During Annual NYPD Medal Day Ceremony

Members of the ESU team assigned to Pizzano's command

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton honored 53 members of the New York City Police Department; including Pleasant Hill Police Chief Al Pizzano, retired NYPD Captain of the Emergency Service Unit at the annual NYPD Medal...

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