Posted on: December 12, 2017

LIEUTENANT TOMPKINS RECEIVES COMMANDER'S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Commanders Award for Public Service

On Thursday, December 7, Lt. Tompkins with the Johnston Police Department received the Commander's Award for Public Service for outstanding service to the Iowa National Guard by helping develop an international youth camp exchange with Kosovo. Tompkins wo...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

MAYOR'S THIRD ANNUAL RUN FOR FOOD

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Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is at it again for the third year in a row! She has issued a challenge to Johnston residents this holiday season. The Mayor will run one mile (beginning on New Year’s Eve) for every bag of food, personal items, or $10 donated to the...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

PROVIDE INPUT ON THE TOWN CENTER REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

JTC Provide Input

Since the fall of 2016, the City of Johnston has been conducting a planning study for the redevelopment of the Merle Hay Road Town Center Area. This area is defined as generally east of Merle Hay Road between NW 62nd Avenue and NW 63rd Place.

The plan expl...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

WHEN YOU’RE DONE DECKING THE HALLS, HERE’S WHAT TO RECYCLE

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With all the various shipping materials, toy packaging and gift wrap used during the holidays, it can be hard to know what should go in your Curb It! recycling cart and what goes in the trash.

When it comes to wrapping paper, if it has glitter or foil, it ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

JOHNSTON IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS

JPD Accepting Applications

The Johnston Police Department is accepting applications for CERTIFIED police officers. In state applicants must hold current ILEA certification and have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience after successful completion of a field training prog...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

HOW ARE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY FEES USED?

What is stormwater utility

Stormwater is the runoff that results from precipitation. Increasing amounts of impervious surfaces in urban areas, such as rooftops, driveways, parking lots, and streets, decreases the ability of the water to soak into the ground, and increases the amoun...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

FREE FIREWOOD AT TERRA PARK

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Did you know you can pick up free firewood here in Johnston? Just stop by the west end of Terra Lake Park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway, and pick some up today! Due to the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa, this firewood may only be transported wit...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL ON FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered a recall of Kidde Fire Extinguishers. The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department urges residents to check their extinguishers for the recalled models. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or re...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

WINTER PARK FACILITY MODIFICATIONS

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The winter season will soon be upon us, and the City of Johnston Parks Department is completing necessary winter modifications to facilities within Terra, Lew Clarkson and Dewey Parks.Modifications Include:

  1. Water will be shut off to all drinking fountains ...
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Posted on: October 19, 2017

PROPERLY DISPOSE OF LIGHT BULBS AND GET A FREE LED BULB

LED bulb for free

Sometimes it seems like there is too many types of light bulbs to keep track of. LED? CFL? Incandescent? Metro Waste Authority (MWA) has the information to help you keep them all straight!CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs are hazardous due to their mercury ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

DART EXPANDING SERVICE ON LOCAL ROUTE 5

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The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is expanding service on Local Route 5 to travel to the City of Johnston, running between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays along Merle Hay Road to the Johnston Public Library, beginning M...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

JOHNSTON-GRIMES METROPOLITAN FIRE DEPARTMENT IMPROVES INSURANCE RATING FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

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 The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department was recently awarded a Class 3 rating by the Insurance Service Office (ISO). The new designation goes into effect December 1, 2017.“Receiving this ISO rating reassures our continual efforts to imp...

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