Posted on: April 25, 2017

Pleasant Hill’s Newest City Park Has Been Named

Emily Bainter_Mayor Sara Kurovski

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 25, 2017

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

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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. The students will learn about the benefits of trees, how to care for th...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Pleasant Hill's spring cleanup April 29

Spring-CleanUp

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.

Curbside cleanup

  • Place semi-solid items at the curb no later than 6 a.m.  ...
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Posted on: March 23, 2017

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

Earth Month Plastic Bag Swap

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.During the month of April, please bring a bagful of plastic ba...

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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

Pleasant Hill receives 2016 Tree City USA Award

Tree City USA reciepent

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: 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 7, 2017

Your input is needed for the Central Iowa Community Arts, Culture, Heritage Survey

Bravo survey

From local theater to live music, community festivals to public art, arts and culture in central Iowa are a critical part of quality of life and economic development for our region. But what’s next? What do you like about what is being offered, ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

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

City board or commission

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

yard waste collection

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 20, 2017

Carnegie Medal Awarded to Damian Bell for Extraordinary Civilian Heroism

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On Tuesday, March 28, 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. Bell is one of 93 recipients to receive a medal during 2016 on behalf of the...

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Click here to view photos from the event.
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Become a member of the Public Library

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. ...

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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 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: 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: 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: January 6, 2017

Parks & Recreation programs and classes

PreK Parks and Recreation Art Class

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.All of our programs and activities can be...

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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: November 3, 2016

Applications Now Being Accepted for LIHEAP

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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.The LIHEAP program assists qualifying low-inco...

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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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Posted on: March 29, 2016

City of Pleasant Hill Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle Change by Making Parks and Trails Tobacco-free

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On February 23, 2016 the Pleasant Hill City Council unanimously voted in favor of the health of Pleasant Hill citizens by making all city parks and trails tobacco free. Under this new policy, no person is allowed to use any form of tobacco in city parks o...

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