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Posted on: July 28, 2021

RIPROAR YOUTH TRIATHLON STREET CLOSURES AUGUST 14

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The RipRoar Youth Triathlon will take place at Terra Park on Saturday, August 14, beginning at 8:00 a.m. To ensure the safety of the athletes, limited access and road closures will occur beginning at 7:30 a.m. through noon.

Participants will swim in open w...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

PUBLIC ART IN JOHNSTON

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Interacting with the art in our community is important. However, this does not mean climbing on public art. Public art is meant to be enjoyed and start a conversation. Please ensure children of all ages enjoy the pieces in our community from ground level....

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

SIGN UP FOR THE MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K + KIDS FUN RUN

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Lace-up your shoes for the 10th annual Mayor's Run for the Trails 5k + Kids fun run. This race will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Terra Park.

The registration fee includes a short-sleeve performance blend t-shirt. If you register after 8/7/2...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

JOHNSTON RESIDENTS CAN PICK UP GRAND OPENING CONCERT TICKETS AT CITY HALL

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The tickets for the concert during the Johnston Town Center Grand Opening on Saturday, Aug. 28, are currently sold out. However, if you are a Johnston resident, we want to ensure you have the opportunity to attend. Johnston residents can pick up printed t...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

COOL OFF THIS SUMMER AT THE NEW SPLASH PAD IN THE YARD

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Johnston residents and visitors will get to enjoy the rest of the summer splashing around the City’s new splash pad, which is set to open on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10 a.m.

The splash pad is located in The Yard at the Johnston Town Center, 6245 Merle Hay...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

NEW PARK SIGNS WILL SOON BE INSTALLED

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Johnston Parks & Recreation is working on installing new signs at 11 of the City parks. The configuration was designed to allow the parks to be easily distinguished while creating uniformity throughout the community. The signs are made from a composit...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

JOHNSTON AWARDED IOWA DOT GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS

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In May, the City of Johnston was awarded a $1,096,745 Iowa Department of Transportation grant towards planned City improvements at the Merle Hay Road and Johnston Drive intersection.

The grant was approved based on the economic impact that Ignit is expecte...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

WATER USE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED IN JOHNSTON

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Today, Thursday, July 15, 2021, the City of Johnston lifted stage one of its Water Shortage Plan effective immediately because of reduced customer demand and lessening drought conditions.

Last month, the City of Johnston and Des Moines Water Works...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

CONSTRUCTION AROUND JOHNSTON CITY HALL NEARS COMPLETION

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The Johnston Town Center construction in and around the Johnston City Hall is nearing completion! This includes the final touches on the parking, landscaping, signage and artwork. Sod has been installed in The Yard, the large green space west of Johnston ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

CITY WELCOMES NEW COUNCIL MEMBER

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On Tuesday, June 29, the Polk County Election Office certified the June 22, 2021 election results. The total number of votes cast was 2,018, which included polling location ballots and vote by mail ballots.The City of Johnston voters elected new Council M...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

JOHN TEMPLE RECOGNIZED DURING COUNCIL WORK SESSION

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On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, John Temple was recognized for filling the vacant seat after a former council member resigned earlier this year. 

“I was excited to be a part of the Council during this time to continue guiding developments with...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

BUILDING OFFICIAL RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS

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Building Official Doug Sandvig retired on Tuesday, July 6, after 26-years of service with the City of Johnston.        Doug began his career with the City in 1995. Twenty-six years ago, the City of Johnston had a popula...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY AND ROUTINE NOTIFICATIONS

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The City of Johnston wants to make sure residents and visitors are safe and informed. The CivicReady mass notification system is a communication service available to our residents to receive emergency and routine notifications. You have the ability to cus...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

GET BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY BY JPD

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The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout this summer for kids in the community practicing good bicycle safety habits.

If an officer sees kids practicing good habits, they will get "Busted in a Good Way." “This is the fifth ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

USE DESIGNATED DETOUR ROUTES AND OBEY RESIDENTIAL SPEED LIMITS

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Several street construction projects are underway or beginning throughout the city. To ensure the safety of construction workers, drivers are asked to follow the designated detour routes.

If the detour routes take you down a residential street, please obey...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

JOHNSTON POLICE RECOGNIZE A GRADUATE MEMBER

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The Johnston Police Department is pleased to recognize a recent graduate from the 490th School of Police Staff and Command program at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. Lieutenant Jensen recently completed this academically intensive, 10-...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES OFFICER HOLTRY

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The Johnston Police Department welcomed a new member to their department on Monday, June 7, 2021, as Mayor Paula Dierenfeld officially swore in Officer Holtry.

“We are very pleased to officially welcome Officer Holtry to our department as a sworn member,” ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

JOHNSTON'S OUTSTANDING BOND RATING IS AFFIRMED BY S&P

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce the Standard and Poor's (S&P) Global Ratings has assigned its AA+ long-term rating to Johnston’s 2021A General Obligation (GO) bonds and affirmed its AA+ long-term rating for the City&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

CITY OF JOHNSTON UPDATES GUIDELINES ON FACE COVERINGS

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In light of the updated COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Johnston has rescinded the March 2020 and November 2020 proclamations that required the use of masks in city-owned buildings and encouraged the use in...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

MAKE SURE SIGNS ARE PROPERLY PLACED

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Whether it’s a yard sale, political support, home rental, or hiring opportunities, yard signs are a great way to share messages. In Johnston, residents must place these signs on residential property. Be sure to follow these basic rules:

  • Signs mus...
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