The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is scheduled to close the mile long bridge, for repair work, on March 31 thru May 22. The repairs will replace the “back walls” on both ends of the bridge. The back walls are 18 inch thick concrete walls that protect the ends of metal I beams that support the weight of the bridge and traffic. The walls are located below the road surface that makes up the approach to the bridge. About 20 feet of the approach will have to be removed while the work is done, so the bridge will have to be closed during this time.
The DOT held a Public Information Meeting on March 6, 2014 at the Polk City Community Center. DOT staff was available during the meeting to answer questions regarding the repair work.
General information regarding the proposal is available from Tony Gustafson, Assistant District 1 Engineer, Iowa DOT, 1020 S. Fourth Street, Ames, Iowa, 50010, phone 800-899-0623 or 515-239-1635 or email@example.com.
More information, concerning this project, will be posted as it becomes available at the Iowa DOT’s website: http://www.iowadot.gov/pim.
A detour map is available.
A Public Information meeting on the Washington Avenue and Booth Street Reconstruction Project will be March 13, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. in the Community Room 309 West Van Dorn street.
Hydrant Flushing will be April 21-25 with alternate dates of April 28 – May 2. Hydrant flow testing will be April 28 – May 2. Residents could experience temporary discoloration of water and a loss of water pressure. Check water before doing laundry during this time
Are you a natural organizer? Do you like to garden? If so you are just the person that Polk City needs to organize the Community Garden for 2014.
Some of the duties would be laying out the garden plots, communicating with the individuals who are interested in using the garden, collecting the monies for the rental of the space, and general overseeing of the Community Garden.
If you are interested in volunteering for this position or have questions please call City Hall at 984-6233, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The third Annual Celebrate North Polk Gala will be Saturday April 5, 2014.
Time: 5:30 PM (social hour and silent auction begins) – 10:30 PM
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC campus, Ankeny, Iowa
Cost: $40/person for regular admission or $400/reserved table of eight
Online registration and donation information available at northpolkfoundation.com/2013/07/celebrate-north-polk/.
If you have any questions, contact Angie Richards at ARichards@fhlbdm.com
Help is needed with the Summer Rec. and Summer Art Camp programs. If you are interested get an application at city hall or contact Terri Keasey at 515-964-8983. The deadline for the Summer Rec. program is March 10, and for Art Camp is April 1. Click here for more detalis.
The Polk City Fire Department held its annual pinning ceremony Saturday, January 18. During the pinning ceremony, new full-time members are recognized, as well as new officers and officer promotions. New members pinned during the ceremony were: Sonya Edmund, Randy Pace, Bill Bevins and Craig Ver Huel. Lieutenants Chris Roberts and Lisa Mart were pinned as new officers promoted in 2013.
Several officers were promoted for 2014. Those pinned were: Captain Rob Sarchet, Deputy Chief Tim Cory, and Assistant Chief Adam Vanderleest. New member Josh Sneller and Captain Michael Bernard were unable to attend the ceremony.
At the January 13 council meeting Terri Keasey was hired as the new Summer Rec. Director. Terri has worked with the former director, Tami McCoy, for several years. If you wish to contact Terri her email address is email@example.com
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.