Polk

News and Announcements

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

September mobile food pantry

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8/9/2022

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

August 2022

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8/3/2022

Election News
2022 - Polk County General Election

General Election - Tuesday, November 8th Polls Open 7:00a - 8:00p

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8/1/2022

Senior Services News
News You Can Use

Nutrition Education with Seniors

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7/29/2022

New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers
Senior Services News
New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers

Full-Time Senior Centers open by reservation only.

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7/29/2022

Emergency Management News
2022 Extreme Temperature Centers

2022 Extreme Temperature Centers for Polk County

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7/28/2022

Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Commits Additional $36 Million Toward Community Investment

Polk County Commits Additional $36 Million Toward Community Investment. ARPA Funding Used to Enhance Quality of Life and Infrastructure in Polk County.

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7/27/2022

Veteran Affairs News
VAMC Activity Calendar August 2022

VAMC Activity Calendar August 2022

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7/19/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department Sees Increase of COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 Subvariant Cases

Polk County is seeing an increase of COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 Subvariant cases. The BA.5 subvariant is highly contagious and quickly becoming the predominant strain in Iowa and the United States. COVID-19 hospitalizations are also on the rise.

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7/18/2022

Emergency Management News
The New Suicide Prevention 3 Digit Lifeline

The New Suicide Prevention 3 Digit Lifeline

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7/15/2022

Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.
Conservation News
Striving to make Easter Lake Park's north shore the most accessible park in America.

$8.1 million park enhancements will offer universal access to nature, recreation for people of all abilities.

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7/13/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department Confirms First Case of Monkeypox

The Polk County Health Department has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Polk County.

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7/11/2022

RapidSOS
Emergency Management News
RapidSOS

Polk County Joint 911 Service Board voted to promote RapidSOS Emergency Health Profile.

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7/7/2022

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Independence Day - Monday, July 4th, Labor Day - Monday, September 5th, Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11th, Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th

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6/29/2022

Office Hours for the County Recorder
County Recorder News
Office Hours for the County Recorder

The Recorder's Office is open to the public from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Passports are by appointment only. Please call 515-286-3160 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

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6/29/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Senior Companion

Every Step Care and Support Services

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6/28/2022

Polk County provides City of West Des Moines $1Million for new housing initiatives for Historic West Des Moines
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County provides City of West Des Moines $1Million for new housing initiatives for Historic West Des Moines

Mayor Russ Trimble, Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham will hold a news conference on Thursday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m.

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6/23/2022

Veteran Affairs News
VA Homeless Stand Down

September 16-18, 2022

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6/22/2022

2nd Installment Property Tax Payments Due March 31st
Treasurer News
2nd Installment Property Tax Payments Due March 31st

2nd installment property taxes are due on March 31st. All payments not received or postmarked by this date are subject to a late penalty of 1.5% per month.

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6/20/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Medical Coordination Center Media Release: Polk County Hospitals STILL Operating at Limited Capacity

Polk County hospitals are STILL currently operating at limited capacity. Emergency departments are seeing incredibly long waits for individuals to receive care and then be placed in an appropriate inpatient bed if needed. Hospital and healthcare staff ask Polk County residents to use emergency departments appropriately.

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6/10/2022

Medical Examiner News
Joshua W. Akers, MD Joins Polk County Medical Examiner

Joshua W. Akers, MD joins our team as a Assistant Medical Examiner. Josh was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri before going to Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry...

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6/10/2022

Human Resources News
Notice of Public Meeting - 12/22/2021

PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.17 0F THE IOWA CODE, POLK COUNTY, IOWA AND AFSCME LOCAL 1868 WILL HOLD THEIR SECOND BARGAINING SESSION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22ND, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M., IN ROOM 390 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING.

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6/10/2022

Human Resources News
Notice of Public Meeting - 12/21/2021

PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.17 0F THE IOWA CODE, POLK COUNTY, IOWA AND TEAMSTERS, LOCAL 238 WILL HOLD THEIR SECOND BARGAINING SESSION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST, 2021 AT 2:00 P.M., IN ROOM 390 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING.

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6/10/2022

Human Resources News
Notice of Public Meeting - Union Proposal 12-16-2021

PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.17 0F THE IOWA CODE, POLK COUNTY, IOWA AND TEAMSTERS, LOCAL 238 WILL HOLD THEIR FIRST BARGAINING SESSION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 2021 AT 1:00 P.M., IN ROOM 390 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING.

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6/10/2022

Human Resources News
Notice of Public Meeting - Union Proposal 12-14-2021

PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.17 0F THE IOWA CODE, POLK COUNTY, IOWA AND TEAMSTERS, LOCAL 238 WILL HOLD THEIR FIRST BARGAINING SESSION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2021 AT 1:00 P.M., IN ROOM 390 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING

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6/10/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Medical Coordination Center Media Release: Polk County Hospitals Operating at Limited Capacity

Polk County hospitals are currently operating at limited capacity. The demand for patient beds is greater than the number of beds available, coupled with a reduced number of staff to care for patients. In addition to COVID-19 cases rising, hospitals across the county and the state are dealing with summer traumas, caring for individuals who are very sick and staffing shortages.

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6/10/2022

Health Department News
New Visitor Guidelines for All Polk County Hospitals

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have decreased in Polk County, Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines have made the following changes to their visitor policies.

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6/10/2022