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Permits and any required supportive documents can be submitted in-person or via email to the Community Development Clerk.
YARD WORK DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD WORK
Before we know it, spring will have officially started, and with spring comes plenty of yard work! Luckily, curbside yard waste collection for twigs and branches, weeds, and lawn clippings begins soon.
There are a variety of ways to easily get your yard waste collected curbside.
Option 1: bags and stickers
Yard waste can be placed in Compost it! bags or store-brand bags with a green Compost It! sticker attached. Bags and stickers are sold at many local grocery, home improvement, and convenience stores.
Option 2: cart service
If you are setting out several Compost It! bags each week, you might find a Compost It! cart to be a better option. The 96-gallon cart can hold equivalent to three yard waste bags.
The Compost It! cart is run as a subscription service. If you’re a new customer, you pay a one-time fee for the cart itself plus the annual sticker. Once you have a Compost It! cart, you just pay to renew your sticker each year.
To request a cart or renew your sticker, visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com/CompostCart.
New carts with the sticker are delivered within 10 business days, and renewed stickers are mailed by early March so you can replace it on the lid of your existing cart before yard waste season officially begins!
Yard waste season begins the first Wednesday in April
Curbside yard waste collection resumes the first Wednesday in April. For collection, you should place yard waste at the curb with stickers, or in bags or carts, on your regular collection day. Make sure you have it out before 6 AM, as some haulers get started before the sun rises!
Learn more about the Compost It! program and what’s accepted by visiting www.WhereItShouldGo.com/YardWaste, or call 515.244.0021.
To initiate garbage/recycling service, please call Des Moines Water Works at (515) 283-8700. The City of Pleasant Hill contracts with the Metro Waste Authority (MWA) for garbage/recycling collection. Payment for regular garbage and recycling collection is sent via the monthly water bill from Des Moines Water Works. For more information and/or other garbage/recycling related questions, please click the following link:
The citywide cleanup is held in April of each year. It consists of the curbside pickup of solid waste. Scrap tire drop-off is provided in the west parking lot of the library.
Yes, non-motorized, non-inflatable watercrafts are allowed (kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, etc.). Gas-powered motor boats are not allowed within a city-owned park. Watercrafts must be carried in and used according to the boating laws of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
All pets must be on a leash or similar constraint not more than six feet (6’) in length, and the owner is responsible for disposal of pet waste.
You can check online for Youth Center, shelters or sports fields rental availability. You can also callcity hall at (515) 262-9368 and they will provide you dates and times of availability.
Keg beer of any size, party balls, hard liquor, or glass containers are not allowed in the parks.
Fishing within a city-owned park must be done according to the regulations of the Iowa DNR. Ice fishing is not permitted at Copper Creek Lake.
Recreational class and program information is available online here. Residents can sign up one of two ways:
Online registration and reservations and payments can be made here.
In Person: Stop by the Pleasant Hill City Hall Offices, Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM (Address: 5160 Maple Dr.)
Checks, cash, credit cards, and money orders are acceptable methods of payments.
Parks are open from sunrise to 10:00 PM.
You should contact Parks and Recreation at email@example.com or call 515-262-9368 for immediate assistance.
To schedule a vehicle inspection, please visit https://www.pleasanthilliowa.org/429/DOT-Salvage-Inspection-Process. Before arriving, please review our services provided page and link to the Department of Transportation website for the forms needed. If your paperwork is incorrect, the officers will not perform the inspection.
The City has adopted City Code Chapter 62 which adopts in its entirety State Code 321.247. This allows for the operation of golf cars on City Streets under the following conditions:
"Incorporated areas may, upon approval of their governing body, allow the operation of golf carts on city streets by persons possessing a valid driver’s license. However, a golf cart shall not be operated upon a city street which is a primary road extension through the city but shall be allowed to cross a city street which is a primary road extension through the city. The golf carts shall be equipped with a slow-moving vehicle sign and a bicycle safety flag and operate on the streets only from sunrise to sunset. Golf carts operated on city streets shall be equipped with adequate brakes and shall meet any other safety requirements imposed by the governing body. Golf carts are not subject to the registration provisions of this chapter.”
Golf cars are not allowed to operate on sidewalks and trails.
No, unfortunately candles create a greater potential for fire and damage to the facility.
No, renters are responsible for cookware and serving supplies.
Yes, you will need to call (515) 262-9368 to schedule a tour and to pick up a key. Tours can only take place when the building is not rented and during the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Key will need to be returned to City Hall within a half an hour.
You will need to call (515) 208-5212 for assistance. There will also be a $50 service charge to obtain a key after hours.
We have a projector and screen that is available for use. The youth center also has cable and wireless internet. Please inquire about usage.
Call (515) 208-5212.
The Youth Center hours are from 8:00 am to 10:00 PM.
No, since this is a public facility parking is on a first come first serve basis and may be limited. Your reservation covers the cost to use the youth center only. Parking is limited during the months of April through July due to baseball and soccer league activities. Refunds will not be given due to parking.