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7/23/2024

Monitoring Water Quality at Easter Lake
Conservation News
Monitoring Water Quality at Easter Lake

During the summer recreation season, Polk County Conservation staff are regularly monitoring the water in Easter Lake, taking samples weekly for testing. Every week on Thursday or Friday, weekly results will be posted here.

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7/22/2024

Pilot project launched to provide early detection of Alzheimer’s and dementia in Latino community
Health Department News
Pilot project launched to provide early detection of Alzheimer’s and dementia in Latino community

Through the pilot, Community Health Workers have been trained to provide educational sessions and early detection screenings at community-based organizations.

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7/18/2024

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Labor Day - Sept 2nd | Veterans Day - Nov 11th | Thanksgiving Nov 28th & 29th | Christmas Dec 24th & 25th

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7/17/2024

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

August Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

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7/17/2024

Polk County Begins Solar Power Installation on Facilities
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Begins Solar Power Installation on Facilities

Des Moines, IA- On Tuesday, Polk County Supervisors approved funding for the first phase of the installation of solar panels on county-owned buildings.

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7/16/2024

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

July 2024

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7/2/2024

Polk County Distributes Opioid Settlement Funds
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Distributes Opioid Settlement Funds

Polk County will distribute almost $1,000,000 in county opioid settlement funds to five organizations over two years to provide supports for people with lived experience of substance use.

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7/1/2024

Election News
Historical Election Results & Data Research

Past Election Results and Data Research

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7/1/2024

Polk County Treasurer’s Office Closed July 4
Treasurer News
Polk County Treasurer’s Office Closed July 4

Payment options are available when the office is closed.

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6/28/2024

Flooding Closures 2024
Conservation News
Flooding Closures 2024

Recent heavy rain has caused flooding at various sites across Polk County Parks.

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6/27/2024

Real ID and Your Birth Certificate
County Recorder News
Real ID and Your Birth Certificate

The deadline to get your REAL ID (gold star) is May 7, 2025. Click here for more information.

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6/25/2024

Plotting a Comeback
Conservation News
Plotting a Comeback

Growing, harvesting rare native plants

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6/25/2024

Election News
Polk County - General Election

Presidential General Election Tuesday, November 5 Polls Open 7:00a - 8:00p

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6/25/2024

June is National Homeownership Month
Treasurer News
June is National Homeownership Month

Eligible homeowners reminded of Polk County tax relief programs.

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6/14/2024

County Attorney News
Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatal Thanksgiving Day crash

“We have nightmares of the horrific way Connie died,” a family member told the court. “Our family will never be able to celebrate Thanksgiving again.”

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6/13/2024

County Attorney News
Des Moines man sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexual assault, burglary

"We can’t keep Polk County safe without people like you, who have the courage to tell the truth,” County Attorney Kimberly Graham told the child who was assaulted.

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6/6/2024

Emergency Management News
FEMA DRC -Pleasant Hill

A Disaster Recovery Center will now open in Pleasant Hill June 5 thru June 8

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6/6/2024

National Safety Month: Promoting Health and Safety in June
Health Department News
National Safety Month: Promoting Health and Safety in June

In recognition of National Safety Month, the Polk County Health Department is promoting ways to prevent injuries, reduce risks and stay safe throughout the month of June.

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6/3/2024

Polk County Treasurer’s Office Hours have Changed
Treasurer News
Polk County Treasurer’s Office Hours have Changed

Hours of operation for the Polk County Treasurer’s Office are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. effective June 3, 2024.

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5/31/2024

Construction Roundup: Summer Projects
Conservation News
Construction Roundup: Summer Projects

This summer Polk County Conservation Parks are getting upgrades! As the temperature increases, stay informed on all the projects and closures happening in the parks.

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5/31/2024

Emergency Management News
Governor Reynolds Disaster Proclamation For Polk County Due To 5/20 and Ongoing Storms

The Governor's Proclamation makes state resources available to assist in response and recovery, and activates grant programs to affected, qualified, low income residents.

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5/23/2024

Polk County Property Tax Sale is June 17
Treasurer News
Polk County Property Tax Sale is June 17

The 2024 Polk County property tax sale will be conducted June 17, 2024, using an online bidding process. The complete listing of properties will be published in the Altoona Herald on June 5, 2024.

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5/20/2024

Eligible Citizens Reminded to Apply for Property Tax Credit Program by June 1
Treasurer News
Eligible Citizens Reminded to Apply for Property Tax Credit Program by June 1

The Senior and Disabled Property Tax Credit program provides property tax relief to elderly homeowners and homeowners with disabilities. Eligible persons must be 65 or older, or totally disabled, and meet annual income requirements.

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5/20/2024

SBA Ready to Assist Following April 26 Tornado
Emergency Management News
SBA Ready to Assist Following April 26 Tornado

Low-interest SBA disaster loans are now available to businesses and residents. Rates can be as low as 4% for businesses, 3.25% for private nonprofit organizations and 2.688% for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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5/14/2024

Disaster Assistance Available - April 26 Tornado
Emergency Management News
Disaster Assistance Available - April 26 Tornado

If you sustained losses from the April 26th storms you can begin applying for assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362. The helpline operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. Other options include registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov or downloading the FEMA app.

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5/14/2024

Polk County Treasurer’s Office Hours to Change
Treasurer News
Polk County Treasurer’s Office Hours to Change

Hours of operation for the Polk County Treasurer’s Office will change to 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. effective June 3, 2024 for all services. Customers are encouraged to make note of this change.

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5/9/2024