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  1. City Council Work Session & Meeting

    October 3, 6:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    Council work session begins at 6. Regular council meeting begins at 7.

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  2. Southwest Area Road & Traffic Working Group

    October 4, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    The Southwest Area Road and Traffic Working Group has been formed and will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 6 pm in Johnston City Hall. The group, made up of a variety of residents, business owners and interested parties, will explore and discuss options for improving traffic flow in a section of Johnston near NW 54th Avenue east of NW 86th Street. A series of meetings, moderated by an outside facilitator, will take place this fall to discuss issues in the area such as speed, safe school crossings, access to undeveloped properties, emergency access and traffic circulation. Johnston City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. The public is invited and welcome to attend the meetings. City leaders are seeking input on how to improve traffic flow in this area. At the conclusion of the fall meetings, the Working Group is expected to provide a recommendation to the City Council.

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  3. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

    October 10, 1:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

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  4. Planning and Zoning Commission

    October 10, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

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  5. City Council Work Session & Meeting

    October 17, 6:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    Work session begins at 6. Regular meeting begins at 7.

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  6. Park Advisory Board

    October 18, 7:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

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  7. Board of Adjustment

    October 20, 6:30 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    As this Board meets on an as-needed basis, please verify that a meeting is being held.

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  8. Planning and Zoning Commission

    October 31, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

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Community Events

  1. Johnston Farmers' Market

    October 4, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ City Hall Parking Lot

    The Johnston Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday afternoon in the City Hall parking lot through October 4, 2016. Come check out our brand new vendors and a wide selection of locally-grown produce, beautiful art, household items, garden accessories and delicious baked goods! Johnston City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. See you there!

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  2. Healthiest State Initiative 1K Walk

    October 5, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Join the City of Johnston over the lunch hour to show your support for the Healthiest State Initiative. Head out for a 1K walk either outside your business, school or home! Post a "Healthy Selfie" using #JohnstonIsHealthy on Facebook or Twitter and you will be entered into a raffle to win a healthy goodie basket from Johnston Hy-Vee! Want to walk with more people? The City will be hosting a community walk at Terra Park at 11 am. Come join us for a 1K walk in our community's largest park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway.

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  3. Coffee with a Cop

    October 7, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Rich's Brew

    Join us for the first ever Coffee with a Cop on Friday, October 7 from 8 to 10 am at Rich's Brew in Johnston. The goal of Coffee with a Cop is for police officers to get to know you, and for you to get to know our police officers. On the first Friday of every month, members of the Johnston Police Department will set aside time to meet in a neutral location to have a real conversation about issues that matter. Come with specific questions for our officers or just ready to share what's on your mind. In a short time, we hope to get to know you and discover mutual goals that will continue to grow and improve our community. Rich's Brew is located at 5800 Merle Hay Road in Johnston, behind Wells Fargo. We hope to see you there on Friday, October 7!

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  4. Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

    October 8, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Johnston residents may visit the new northwest household hazardous waste drop-off site in Grimes. Located at 4105 SE Beisser Drive, residents may take hazardous waste to this location on the second Saturday of every month (March - December) between the hours of 8 am and noon. Bring up to 75 pounds of common household hazardous materials free of charge, including motor oil and filters, antifreeze, fertilizers, batteries, hazardous cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), rust removers, oil and lead based paints and more.

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  5. City Week: October 10 through 14

    October 10, 8:00 AM - October 14, 5:00 PM

    How many lanes of traffic do crews plow on snowy days? What’s it like beneath our city? What are the top priorities for elected officials in 2017? These are some of the many questions we will be answering this week during our third annual City Week. Every day this week head to the City of Johnston Facebook page, Twitter feed and city website to go behind the scenes in each city department and learn more about the important work that takes place to keep our city running. Show us that you’re following by using the hashtag #thriveeveryday

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  6. Fire Department Open House

    October 15, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Please join the Johnston Fire Department from 10 am to 1 pm for an Open House at the Public Safety Building, located at 6373 Merle Hay Road. The interactive open house will feature demonstrations, fire prevention tips, tours and plenty of time for interaction with our firefighters.

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  7. Fall Foliage Bus Trip

    October 19, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Journey to historic Greene County with the Johnston Senior Advisory Board as they sponsor a fall foliage bus trip! The 50+ group will travel to Jefferson on Wednesday, October 19. They depart from Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Parkway, at 8:30 am and will return between 4 and 5 pm. The group will step back in time at the RVB-1875 Historic Furniture Shop and Museum to learn the art of custom furniture. Then they will ride the elevator to the top of the 168 foot Carillon Bell Tower and take in Iowa’s rural landscape with a “bird’s eye” view. A lunch destination is yet to be determined. The group will make a final stop at Deal’s Orchard for a hayride and dessert. The cost per person is $25, which includes motor coach transportation, lunch and all tour fees. Sign up is on Friday, October 7 from 1 to 3 pm, and Monday, October 10 from 10 to 11:30 am at Crown Point. Each person may only sign up themselves and one guest.

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  8. Mayor's Run & Walk for the Trails 5K

    October 22, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Crown Point Community Center

    Join Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld at 8 am for a 5K walk or run on Johnston trails! The family-friendly event will begin and end at Crown Point Community Center, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway. We have some of the best raffle prizes out there and an awesome shirt is included in the $30 registration fee (to the first 100 participants). Click on the registration link below. All proceeds benefit Johnston’s recreational trails. To learn more about all kinds of wonderful events happening in Johnston, please visit www.cityofjohnston.com/upcomingevents!

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  9. Beggars' Night

    October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This year, Beggars' Night falls on Sunday, October 30. Be safe and have fun as you trick-or-treat through Johnston's neighborhoods from 6-8 pm! Also be sure to post your best photos on the City of Johnston Facebook page and Twitter feed! The Johnston Police Department offers these trick-or-treat safety tips: Be sure older children take friends and younger children are accompanied by a trusted adult. Teach children to never enter a home without prior permission from their parents. Teach children to never approach a vehicle, occupied or not, unless they are with a parent or guardian. Make sure your child wears reflective clothing. Teach children to never approach a home that is not lit well both inside and out.

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