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Posted on: September 26, 2016



Join the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department this Thursday at 6 pm as they recognize, promote and celebrate several members of the Department. New Fire Chief Jim Clark will also be sworn in on this special night recognizing some of Johnston and G...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

YARD WASTE & OPEN BURNING: What You Need to Know


As we head in to fall and fall yard work begins, please remember that is it illegal to burn leaves, grass clippings, pine needles, garden waste and other organic debris within Johnston city limits. Please continue to use the Compost It! yard waste program...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016


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A Grievance Procedure has been established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provis...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016


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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 the hashtag #JohnstonIsHealthy on Faceb...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

NW 70TH AVENUE UPDATE: New Section Now Open

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The section of NW 70th Avenue from NW 107th Street to the west, and NW 107th Street from the north to NW 70th Avenue, is now open. The full opening of NW 70th Avenue is projected to happen in late October. This schedule is weather dependent. The city and ...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

CITY WEEK: Learn About Johnston October 10 through 14


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 the week of October 10 through 14 during our se...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016



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 inter...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016


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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 8:3...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

MAYOR'S RUN & WALK FOR THE TRAILS: Saturday, October 22

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Join Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld at 8 am for a 5K walk or run! 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 incl...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016


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The Johnston City Council has appointed a new Fire Chief to oversee the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department. A search committee selected Jim Clark of Sioux City, Iowa. Clark is the current Administrative Assistant Fire Chief of the Sioux City Fir...More Information...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

BEGGARS' NIGHT: Sunday, October 30

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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 P...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

REGISTER YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY: All Johnston Rental Properties Must be Registered


All Iowa cities with a population of more than 15,000 people must maintain a rental housing inspection program. The City of Johnston's Residential Rental Code requires owners and/or property managers of all rental properties, including but not limited to ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

SAVE WATER AND MONEY: Grants Available for Rain Barrels and More

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Have you ever wondered about rain gardens, rain barrels or native plantings? The City of Johnston may have just the thing for you. The City has established a Stormwater Homeowner Grant Program, a program that allows Johnston homeowners to incorporate Stor...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS: New Director Getting to Work


Adam Plagge is Johnston's new Economic Development Manager. Plagge comes with strong credentials in urban planning and community development, including:

• Securing more than $1 million in grants, loans and federal funds for businesses to grow in Fairf...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

FARMERS' MARKET EVERY TUESDAY: Join Us in the City Hall Parking Lot

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The Johnston Farmers’ Market is held every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the City Hall parking lot through October 4. City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. Come check out our brand new vendors and a wide selection of locally-grown produ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS: Major Advancements in Johnston


Johnston city leaders consider economic development a top priority and have a number of recent advancements to tell you about, particularly in the Merle Hay Gateway Area.

Hotel Property

The entire hotel property located at 5055 Merle Hay Road has be...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

2016 SPECIAL CENSUS RESULTS: Johnston's Population Now 20,460


Johnston's 2016 special census results reveal that Johnston's current population is 20,460. That is an 18.4 percent increase since 2010 and a 137 percent increase since 2000.

"The special census shows us that Johnston continues to be one of the fa...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT: Johnston Police Help Man Propose During Traffic Stop

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On Thanksgiving, as Jeff Schulte and his girlfriend Jenna Reitz made their way to dinner with family in Johnston, something could've ruined their day. Johnston Police officer Matt Chiles pulled them over.

But this wasn't the first time Chiles and S...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

SIGN UP TODAY: Weekly E-newsletter Looks At Top Four Things Happening in Johnston Right Now


The City of Johnston's weekly e-newsletter can be emailed right to your inbox every Thursday. It offers a quick look at the top four things happening right now in Johnston. It's a short, informative read. Sign up today by clicking on the green link bel...Subscribe Here...

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