City of Pleasant Hill Weekly

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring Cleanup Day is this Saturday, April 23

Spring Cleanup Day is this upcoming Saturday - April 23rd

This is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted furniture, appliances, televisions (there is a charge for these items), old tires, and hazardous waste.

Curbside cleanup
Place solid waste at the curb no later than 7 am. This includes large items such as tables, chairs, couches, bed frames, etc...

Appliance and scrap metal
Bring large appliances and scrap metal to City Hall parking lot, 5160 Maple Drive. Items will be taken between 8 am to noon.
Cost associated with dropoff:

- Television screens and computer monitors: $15
- Big screen and console televisions: $30

Scrap tires
Drop off old tires in the west parking lot of Public Library at 5151 Maple Drive between 8 am to 4 pm. No tires will be accepted from businesses.

Hazardous waste
Hazardous household products can be taken to the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-off, 1105 Prairie Drive SW in Bondurant.

Questions regarding Spring Cleanup Day can be directed to City Hall at 515-262-9368. Read more


Keeping grass clippings in your yard when mowing

Keep grass clippings in your yard when mowing

Blowing or leaving grass clippings and other debris in the street during yard maintenance is hard on the storm sewer system, looks bad, and is a municipal code violation. Code enforcement and police officers can issue citations to mowing contractors, lawn maintenance companies, and homeowners who fail to property collect and dispose of this material. Read more

Submit Community Policing concern to the Police Department

Community policing is encouraged to develop and maintain relationships with citizens, businesses, schools, and community organizations.

The City is divided into three territories:

  • Territory 1: Businesses including Hy-Vee and the Copper Creek neighborhood.
  • Territory 2: East Oakwood and Fairview Drive and extending to the southern portion of the city.
  • Territory 3: NE 56th Street to the eastern portion of the city.

If you see something or need our assistance, please use this link to submit a form to your territory Officer. Read more

Public opinions needs to help shape water trails and greenways

The Pleasant Hill community is invited to participate in “The Dam Debate,” being hosted by The Des Moines Register, starting at noon Tuesday, April 26, at Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, in the main floor meeting room wing. The main program will last through 1 p.m., followed by an open-house discussion until 2 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

Participants will review illustrations showing the range of concepts for the kinds of activities that could happen in and along the river, if the Center Street and Scott Street dams were mitigated. Participants will then be able to express their preferences by voting in real-time using a mobile device. Read more

Learn the basics to find balance on the water

Have you always wanted to try standup paddleboarding? Classes will be offered at Copper Creek Lake Park. Cost is $35/person. Class length is 1 hour 30 minutes from 6 - 7:30 pm. Class is meant for ages 13+ (children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult). Anyone under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign waiver. Board, Paddle, and Personal Safety Device are provided.

Dates of classes:

  • Tuesday, May 24
  • Tuesday, June 14
  • Thursday, June 30
  • Tuesday, July 12
  • Thursday, July  21
  • Tuesday, August 9
  • Thursday, August 18
  • Thursday, September 8

Click here for more information and to register today!

Apply to be on a Board or Commission

Serving on a 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, advocate, receive public concerns, or establish, review, and enforce policies and regulations. Appointments to Pleasant Hill city boards and commissions are made by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

There will be vacancies on the following city boards and commission, beginning July 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted through May 30, 2016.

To indicate your interest in serving on a board or commission please complete an application form and return it to City Hall at 5160 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327.

Upcoming calendar activities and events

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events and check out the community calendar on our website for more information.

  • Regular City Council Meeting: Apr. 26 and May 10, 24 at 6:30 pm, City Council Chambers
  • Toddler Time at the Library: Wednesday’s at 10 am
  • Preschool Story Time at the Library: Wednesday’s and Thursday’s at 10:30 am
  • Book Discussion at the Library: 4th Monday of each month at 7 pm
  • Movies and Popcorn at the Library: Apr. 21 and May 19 at 6 pm
  • Earth Day Trash Bash: Friday, Apr. 22
  • Spring Clean-Up Day: Saturday, Apr. 23
  • City Hall & Library Closed: Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day Holiday
  • Bike Month: Celebrated during two Chill on the Hill events, Friday, May 20 and 27, Copper Creek Lake Park, Free entry for registered Bike Month bicycle riders.
  • Chill on the Hill: Friday, May 20, 27 and June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 6 pm, Copper Creek Lake Park
  • Youth Fishing Derby: Saturday, June 4, Copper Creek Lake Park
  • Copper Creek Garage Sale: Saturday, June 11, Copper Creek neighborhood
  • Copper Creek Triathlon: Sunday, June 26, Copper Creek Lake Park
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