Week of 4/16/18 – 4/22/18

COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION THIS WEEK IN POLK CITY

MONDAY APRIL 16, 2018

City Hall: 

  • Council Meetings: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 pm.
  • Parks Commission: 1st Monday at 6:00 pm.
  • Planning and Zoning: 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm.

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes >

Library:

  • Story Time: 10:30 am Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Brittany for stories, songs, and a craft, with a new theme each week! This month we have story time on the zoo, teeth, dinosaurs, frogs, and ice cream! All ages are welcome.
  • Book Club: 7:00 pm -8:00 pm “The Promise of Dawn” by Lauraine Snelling After all that has happened, can Signe still believe in the promise of a bright future?

TUESDAY APRIL 17, 2018

Library: 

  • Story Time: 10:30 am Ages 2-5  Join Ms. Brittany for stories, songs, and a craft, with a new theme each week! This month we have story time on the zoo, teeth, dinosaurs, frogs, and ice cream! All ages are welcome.
  • Adventure Pass: 6:00-7:00 pm The Polk City Community Library is excited to participate in the Adventure Pass program! We are especially grateful to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring all of the passes and software associated with this programming. Without their financial support, this program would not be available to our patrons.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 2018

Library: 

  • Coffee Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.

THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018

Library:

  • Baby Lapsit: Ages 0-2  10:30 am
  • Sit N Stitch: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • RSVP SHIIP Welcome to Medicare!: 6:30-7:30 pm. Pre-Registration required 515-984-6119Or Click here. Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two hour seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. *SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. For more information or questions call 1-800-351-4664.

FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2018

Citywide:

  • Recycling Week

Library:

  • Men’s Coffee: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area

SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018


SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Historical Society Meeting April 16, 2018 6:30 pm
  • Polk City Police K9 Fundraiser with Polk City Chiropractic April 21, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • During the month of April, bring your used plastic grocery bags to city hall. We could win a new City Park Bench!
  • PCCEDC Annual Meeting and Announce Business and Business Person of the year. 5:30-7:30pm May 3, 2018
  • City Wide Clean Up! Saturday May 5, 2018
  • Polk City Police K-9 Gala Friday May 18th, 2018
  • Polk City Wide Garage Sale Saturday June 23, 2018
  • Polk City Four Seasons Festival July 20 – 21, 2018

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS AND INFORMATION:

Polk City United Methodist Church Free Medical Clinic  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm first and third Wednesday each month Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

ORGANIZATIONS:

Library Board Meetings: First Monday of the Month 6:30 pm.

Polk City Women Meetings: 7 pm, 1st Tuesday of every Month at the Miller Park Shelter House. All Women of Polk City our Welcome. Facebook page and website www.polkcitywomen.org for more information!


NORTH POLK COMETS: Click here for website…. 


JESTER PARK CALENDAR:  Click here to view the calendar… 


From Polk City Square:

We want to be sure your getting our newsletters in 2018 please make sure to add us to your contact list as Polk City Square with the email: info@polkcitysquare.com

2018 advertising rates are here get started advertising in the next newsletter! We reach over 1,000 local email subscribers right here where your business lives. Get your business, event, fundraiser, items of community interest and/or other info out to our subscribers.  We have regular advertising and non-profit rates available contact us to get all the details. Please send all ads camera ready or we will be glad to design and layout an ad for you for an additional charge. Email us at info@polkcitysquare.com 

As always, items entered are to the best of our knowledge and we apologize for any errors. Please note information and advertising deadlines are the Wednesday 5:00 PM prior to the delivery of the coming Mondays newsletter.

Please ask or send any questions about events, businesses, and posts that are listed here to the posting party or person. We are the information center and love getting you as much PC information as possible but may not have the information you may be looking to obtain and are not a direct messaging or answering system for them.  Thanks so much….

PCCEDC New Website!

Polk City Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation

Announce they have a brand new website! This is where you can find lots of great information about Polk City businesses, events, and economic development. You might even consider becoming part of the Polk City Chamber of Commerce! Check it out today! www.polkcitychamber.com

 

PCCEDC Annual Meeting!

Polk City Chamber of Commerce and Polk City Development Corporation

Additional Information can be found here: www.polkcitychamber.com

TODAY! Big Creek Historical Society Meeting!

Big Creek Historical Society Meeting Monday, April 16th @ 6:30 pm at the Museum, Coffee at Reising Sun afterwards. Handicap accessible. Help tell the stories of the town and Iowa. Big Creek Historical Society.

Polk City Arts & Marketplace Pastel Class!

http://polkcityarts.com/item/pastel-class

Prom Flowers!

Extraordinary Florals & Events

Custom created wrist corsages & matching boutonniere sets – $50+.
Send us the picture & description of dress, tux & accessories & we will design a fabulous set of flowers for you!
Please order ASAP for the best results! Pick up in Polk City.
TEXT 515.979.8966 or Extraordinary Floral & Events

Polk City Police K9 Fundraiser with Polk City Chiropractic!

Polk City Foundation Grants!

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that community grants are now available. The PCCF is issuing $3,000 for grants. The Foundation has made funds for three grants available for up to $1,000 for qualified applicants. The grant application deadline is May 1, 2018. Applications and information are available by contacting President Mary Miller at:  mmiller3668@gmail.com; phone: 515-971-3668.

These grants are available due to donations from community members. The Polk City Community Foundation is a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines created by and for local citizens to improve the quality of life in Polk City.  Our mission is to enhance the artistic, cultural, recreational, historical, social and natural resources for the benefit of all citizens.

 

Week of 4/9/18 – 4/15/18

COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION THIS WEEK IN POLK CITY

MONDAY APRIL 9, 2018

City Hall: 

  • Council Meetings: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 pm.
  • Parks Commission: 1st Monday at 6:00 pm.
  • Planning and Zoning: 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm.

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes >

Library:

  • Story Time: 10:30 am Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Brittany for stories, songs, and a craft, with a new theme each week! This month we have story time on the zoo, teeth, dinosaurs, frogs, and ice cream! All ages are welcome.

TUESDAY APRIL 10, 2018

Library: 

  • Story Time: 10:30 am Ages 2-5  Join Ms. Brittany for stories, songs, and a craft, with a new theme each week! This month we have story time on the zoo, teeth, dinosaurs, frogs, and ice cream! All ages are welcome.
  • Social Security Questions?: 6:30-8:00 pm . Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income.  Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options and the effect your decisions have on your retirement. Questions gladly answered after the program. Presented by Kyle Matzen, AAMS Edward Jones.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 11, 2018

Library: 

  • Coffee Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Card Club  1:00-4:00 p.m. Join us the second Wednesday of the month.  We have the playing cards, you decide the game!  Connect with other card enthusiasts.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting  6:30-7:00 p.m. 

THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018

Library:

  • Baby Lapsit: Ages 0-2  10:30 am
  • Sit N Stitch: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Bring your current project, and join the stitching around the fireplace.
  • A Place for Everything: 6:30-7:30 pm. Join Senior Organizer Cindy Torvik as she shares tips for getting and staying organized.

FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2018

Citywide:

  • Non-Recycling Week

Library:

  • Men’s Coffee: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area

SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018


SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 Grand Re-Opening! Stop in all week to see what we’ve done and register to win some cool prizes. Watch our website and Facebook page for details.
  • City Wide Clean Up! Saturday May 5, 2018

  • Polk City Police K-9 Gala Friday May 18th, 2018

  • Polk City Wide Garage Sale Saturday June 23, 2018

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS AND INFORMATION:

Polk City United Methodist Church Free Medical Clinic  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm first and third Wednesday each month Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

ORGANIZATIONS:

Library Board Meetings: First Monday of the Month 6:30 pm.

Polk City Women Meetings: 7 pm, 1st Tuesday of every Month at the Miller Park Shelter House. All Women of Polk City our Welcome. Facebook page and website www.polkcitywomen.org for more information!


NORTH POLK COMETS: Click here for website…. 


JESTER PARK CALENDAR:  Click here to view the calendar… 


From Polk City Square:

We want to be sure your getting our newsletters in 2018 please make sure to add us to your contact list as Polk City Square with the email: info@polkcitysquare.com

2018 advertising rates are here get started advertising in the next newsletter! We reach over 1,000 local email subscribers right here where your business lives. Get your business, event, fundraiser, items of community interest and/or other info out to our subscribers.  We have regular advertising and non-profit rates available contact us to get all the details. Please send all ads camera ready or we will be glad to design and layout an ad for you for an additional charge. Email us at info@polkcitysquare.com 

As always, items entered are to the best of our knowledge and we apologize for any errors. Please note information and advertising deadlines are the Wednesday 5:00 PM prior to the delivery of the coming Mondays newsletter.

Please ask or send any questions about events, businesses, and posts that are listed here to the posting party or person. We are the information center and love getting you as much PC information as possible but may not have the information you may be looking to obtain and are not a direct messaging or answering system for them.  Thanks so much….

Girl Scout Troop 00602 Bronze Award Ribbon Cutting!

First off, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to those who supported our troop throughout this project.  We had parent and community helpers, financial donors, school contacts and media contacts that aided in one way or another.  We invite you to join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4pm with the City of Alleman.  Following the ribbon cutting until 5:30pm, our Girl Scouts would love to give you a tour of the front entrance, butterfly garden and playground to see the changes they have made.  We’ll also have refreshments available.

Want a sneak peak?  You can visit our website: http://www.gstroop00602.wixsite.com/bronze-project

We hope to see you at 4pm on Thursday, April 12th!

2017 Tree City USA Growth Award!

CITY OF POLK CITY: TREE CITY USA GROWTH AWARD RECIPIENT

DES MOINES – The City of Polk City was recently honored with the 2017 Tree City USA Growth Award at the 28thAnnual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources April 4th at the Sheraton in West Des Moines.

“The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees,” says state forester Jeff Goerndt. “The City of Polk City has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.”

Polk City was one of 18 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA Growth status. To receive the award, a city must, at a minimum, provide education and public relations; partnerships; planning and management; and tree planting and maintenance in their communities.

Press release provided by Iowa DNR

North Polk Team Gets 2nd in Battle Of The Books!

City Wide Clean Up! Saturday May 5th!

This is ONLY for Polk City Residents living within the City Limits of Polk City
The purpose of the City Clean-Up is to help residents dispose of clutter caused by bulky waste.
Place all of your items at the curb the night BEFORE. Do NOT put on carts or trailers.
STACK / DO NOT DUMP IN A PILE. Please and thank you!
Maintenance Shop acceptance hours 8 AM – 12 PM on May 5

HAZARDOUS WASTE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN POLK CITY. Click HERE for information about Hazardous Waste provided by Metro Waste Authority.

Residents can utilize the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Bondurant. Click the included hyperlink for more information.

Plastic Bag Swap!

 

April is Earth Month. Metro Waste Authority is shining a light on the negative affect plastic bags have on our environment.

During the month of April, bring your used plastic grocery bags to city hall. When you bring in a bag of bags, you’ll get a reusable grocery tote courtesy of Metro Waste Authority (one tote per household)! This is a great opportunity to keep those plastic bags from turning into litter that pollute our prairies, waterways and pantries!

Metro Waste Authority focuses on plastic bags because as much as nine percent of what goes into our landfill is plastic film. Imagine if you stopped putting used grocery sacks in your trash. You would save space at your house and Metro Park East Landfill’s house!

So where do those plastic bags go if not to the landfill? To Plastic Recyclers of Iowa Falls to be turned into a beautiful, all-weather park bench that our city could win! Recycling programs such as Iowa Falls or through local grocers are the only way to recycle plastic bags, they cannot be placed in your Curb It! cart.

Throughout the month, Metro Waste Authority will weigh the bags collected from each member community. At the end of April, the city with the most weight per capita will win a bench to be placed in their hometown!

For more information, visit WhereItShouldGo.com/bag-swap

City Hall
P.O. Box 426
112 3rd Street
Polk City, IA 50226

PCFD Smoke Alarm Check

PCFD Smoke Alarm Check & Pizza Delivery with Papa’s Pizza

Join us again this year for a special event! Order a pizza from Papa’s Pizzeria in Polk City on Tuesday, April 17, and have it delivered by the fire department. We will be delivering from 5 to 8 p.m., and while we deliver, we can check your smoke alarms and change batteries as well. Call Papa’s at (515) 984-6361 to order.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1666912523364229/