Polk

News and Announcements

Election News
2022 PRIMARY ELECTION - Tuesday, June 7th

PRIMARY ELECTION - TUESDAY, JUNE 7 DEMOCRATIC PARTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

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5/19/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Veterans Mobile Food Pantry

June mobile food pantry

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5/11/2022

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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5/5/2022

Historic County Courthouse Illuminated In Green Recognizing Mental Health Awareness
Board of Supervisors News
Historic County Courthouse Illuminated In Green Recognizing Mental Health Awareness

Polk County’s 116 year old historic courthouse is being adorned with green lights for the month of May to recognize mental health awareness month.

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5/4/2022

Foragers & Hikers - Garlic Mustard Being Sprayed with Herbicide
Conservation News
Foragers & Hikers - Garlic Mustard Being Sprayed with Herbicide

We are starting to apply herbicide in various parks to slow the spread of the invasive species, Garlic Mustard.

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5/3/2022

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

May 2022

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4/29/2022

Senior Services News
News You Can Use

Nutrition Education with Seniors

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4/29/2022

Polk County Welcomes Dew Tour Back To Des Moines
Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Welcomes Dew Tour Back To Des Moines

The annual Dew Tour pro skateboard competition and festival - powered by MTN DEW® - announced today that it will return to Des Moines, Iowa on July 29 and 30 at Lauridsen Skatepark for the second consecutive year.

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4/25/2022

RapidSOS
Emergency Management News
RapidSOS

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

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4/22/2022

Board of Supervisors News
Polk County Creates Behavioral Health and Disability Services Department

At a special meeting on Thursday, the Polk County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of creating a new department focusing on behavioral health and disability services in the community.

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4/14/2022

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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4/13/2022

County Recorder News
Renew Your Boat Online!

Save yourself a trip downtown and the money of parking. Renew your boat online. Visit Online Renewals to renew your Personal Watercraft today! If you don't know your DNR or PIN # give us a call at 515-286-3160.

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4/8/2022

Election News
Special City Election-March 29, 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - Special Election Ankeny, Clive, and Mitchellville

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4/6/2022

Polk County Announces $15 Million Affordable Housing Investment
Polk County News
Polk County Announces $15 Million Affordable Housing Investment

DES MOINES, Iowa – Polk County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously on a $15,150,000 investment in affordable housing projects.

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4/5/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department celebrates National Public Health Week

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the face of healthcare and public health. The Polk County Health Department staff and PRN staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. This National Public Health Week, the Health Department is celebrating their staff and community partners.

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4/5/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Updates

Starting, Friday April 1, 2022, The Polk County Health Department Vaccine Clinic will no longer provide COVID-19 vaccines through the drive through. On Monday, April 4, 2022, individuals will be able to get their vaccine inside the Health Department.

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3/31/2022

Polk County News
Polk County COVID Testing Site Closure

DES MOINES, Iowa – Friday, April 1, 2022, the COVID-19 testing site at Riverplace will close.

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3/30/2022

Polk County News
Polk County Approves FY 22/23 Budget, Authorizes Decrease in Tax Levy for Homeowners

DES MOINES, Iowa – Polk County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the fiscal year 2022/23 budget.

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3/29/2022

Prescribed Burning Season
Conservation News
Prescribed Burning Season

Prescribed burn has begun in Polk County Conservation’s parks and trails. Natural resource crews will be conducting prescribed burning as weather allows from March 28 – May 15.

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3/29/2022

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 3-23-2022

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3/23/2022

Polk County to Enhance Services for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by Connecting Them to Financial Counseling
Polk County News
Polk County to Enhance Services for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by Connecting Them to Financial Counseling

With Support From Principal® Foundation and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Polk County Announces New Small Business Boost Initiative to Support Small Business Owners

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3/22/2022

2nd Installment Property Tax Payments Due March 31st
County 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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3/18/2022

Polk County News
Debris Removal Efforts Continue in Polk County

Des Moines, Iowa

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3/7/2022

Historic County Courthouse Lit In Ukraine Colors
Board of Supervisors News
Historic County Courthouse Lit In Ukraine Colors

Des Moines, Iowa

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3/4/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Victims Resource Fair

April 30, 2022

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3/3/2022

Board of Supervisors News
REPORT REGARDING THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICES AGENCY PRELIMINARY PROPOSED SUPERVISOR REPRESENTATION PLAN

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REPORT REGARDING THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICES AGENCY PRELIMINARY PROPOSED SUPERVISOR REPRESENTATION PLAN

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2/28/2022

Covid-19 Updates & Operations
Conservation News
Covid-19 Updates & Operations

UPDATE: 2/28/2022 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and adapt, Polk County Conservation continues to prioritize our employee’s health and public health...

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2/28/2022