City of Pleasant Hill Weekly

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Arbor Day being observed by educating fourth-grade students

Arbor Day being observed by educating fourth-grade students

Arbor Day is Friday, April 29. The City of Pleasant Hill and Pleasant Hill Lions Club will be observing the day by visiting fourth-graders at Pleasant Hill Elementary and Southeast Polk Four Mile Elementary Schools. A member of the Lions Club and Heath Ellis, Parks & Recreation Supervisor will be educating the students on the importance of trees, how to care for them, and how planting them within our community helps to give back. Read more

Plant Some Shade trees available for $30 each

Plant Some Shade trees available for $30 each

Plant Some Shade® is a residential tree-planting program funded through MidAmerican Energy Company in cooperation with Polk County Conservation, Great Outdoors Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Bureau. Residents within Pleasant Hill have the opportunity to purchase trees for $30 each to enhance their property. Read more

Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes

Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes

Throughout the year; Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes to families of all age groups.

A few upcoming classes includes; introduction to stand up paddle boarding and martial arts. We encourage you to learn more about the classes and enroll today! Classes fill up quickly. Read more

Fingerprinting Service at the Police Department

Fingerprinting service available at the Police Department

The Pleasant Hill Police Department performs fingerprinting services for the purpose of employment, adoptions and other pre-approved purposes.

The department does not keep a copy of these fingerprints after they are given to the recipients. 
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The deadline is approaching to apply to be on a Board or Commission

Members of the community can volunteer on a Board or Commission and get involved in their city government. These activities help shape and influence public policy, and 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.

Do you have an Emerald Ash tree in your yard?

Do you have an ash tree in your yard?

It is estimated there are nearly 1,000 ash trees on private property within Pleasant Hill. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been creeping into more counties within the state, slowly killing ash trees in its path. 

Pleasant Hill Parks is happy to assist you in preparing for EAB with guidance from the experts at Iowa State University Extension & Outreach. For EAB treatment options, the City of Pleasant Hill recommends you contact a licensed professional. Read more

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: May 10, 24 and June 14, 28 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: Thursday, May 19 at 6 pm
  • 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
  • Farmers Market: Thursdays, May-October, 4-7 pm Berean Assembly of God Church


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