- The November/December city newsletter is now available.
- Council meeting December 9, 6:30 pm.
- Your water bill account number has changed, see below.
Welcome Home! Polk City is a hidden gem just north of the Des Moines metro with all the small town charm and big city conveniences you’re looking for. Throughout Polk City’s history, people who have settled here have talked of being fortunate to reside in such a remarkable community.
Polk City, while being one of the fastest growing communities in the Des Moines metro, still maintains the quality of living that has brought people and businesses here from around the world. Through natural disasters and tough economic times, the people of Polk City have shown resilience and a special pride in community that is unsurpassed.
The land, like the people of Polk City, has strength and charm, far enough away from crowds to offer very competitive prices for homes and undeveloped property, yet close enough to city conveniences to share a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Come and see Polk City for yourself, its home for us, and it can be for you too!
- Mayor Gary M. Heuertz
The Polk City Community Library has an opening for part time help. Hours will be Saturdays and evenings. Please send resume to Polk City Community Library 1500 W. Broadway, PO Box 259 Polk City 50226 attention Kim Kellogg or firstname.lastname@example.org The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes will be taken through December 31st 2013.
On November 27 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at 1408 Washington St. for a house that is being built and donated to U.S. Army Specialist Nathan Mason. Nathan is a Purple Heart recipient who was wounded in Afghanistan when his position was ambushed. Nathan, his wife Cassie and their two small children will live in the house. The non-profit organization Finally Home honors wounded, ill and injured veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new custom-built, mortgage free homes. Knapp Properties donated the lot and Ironwood homes will donate labor and materials. Many subcontractors will also donate time and materials so that the home will be almost completely free for the Mason family.
At the November 25th council meeting Bob Miller presented the city with a framed water color he painted in 1970 of the cupola on top of the City Hall/Big Creek Historical Museum building and also a framed article of the renovation of the square done in the 1980’s. The article shows a picture of Jerry Karbeling, Robert Miller, Matt Bednar and Sherry Anderson, who were on the renovation committee. He stated he was proud to be a part of the legacy of the city square. The mayor and council thanked Mr. Miller for his contribution and for preserving the history of the square.
A farewell party will be held on December 17th from 5 to 7 pm at the Tournament Club of Iowa, 100 Tradition Way for mayor Gary Heuertz. There will be a program at 5:30. Gary has been mayor for the last eight years and was a member of the city council for many years before that. Everyone is invited.
The city would like to remind motorists that a snow ordinance is in effect from November 1 to April 1 of each year. Therefore, no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street during a snowfall which has accumulated one inch or more of snow or for a period after the termination of such snowfall if parking such vehicle impedes snow removal operations.
Polk City is seeking an individual to be the director of the Summer Recreation Program for Polk City. Applicants must have knowledge and ability to administer a youth recreation program. The job opening is a Seasonal/ Temporary position. A complete description can be obtained at, and resumes sent to: Polk City Attn. City Administrator, P.O. Box 426, Polk City IA 50226. Deadline for applications is December 6, 2013. EOE M/F/H
The library has a new staff member, Karla Landers. Karla lives in Polk City and will usually work evenings and Saturdays. She is also the librarian at West Elementary.
The Polk City Fire & Police departments held the 13th annual Fall Festival October 26th at the Fire Station. The festival is sponsored by the City of Polk City and surrounding businesses. The event was free for everyone and was intended for 7th grade and younger children.
The City has outgrown the water bill account numbering system on our utility software program. At the end of October we will be updating our program. Your account number on your October water bill will be changed. Residents who are on ACH and have the City automatically withdraw their payment or pay their water bill by cash or check won’t need to do anything. Residents who use on-line banking to pay their water bill will need to edit their information and change the account number, this will ensure that your payment is applied to the correct account. Residents are also reminded that you may have the bill emailed instead of mailed to you. If you have any questions feel free to call city hall at 984-6233 or email email@example.com