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Posted on: July 29, 2020

QUESTIONS REGARDING GARBAGE CARTS

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In June and July, Metro Waste Authority switched the garbage carts within our community. Over 6,000 residents should have received a new cart. However, if you were one of the residents who has not received a new cart, please fill out the online form.&...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

OPPORTUNITIES TO GUIDE THE FUTURE GROWTH OF JOHNSTON

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The City of Johnston is a growing community, but community feedback is always needed to help guide businesses and residents’ wants and needs. City leaders and staff have been working on a draft comprehensive plan – the Thrive 2040 Plan...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

USE WATER WISELY THIS SUMMER

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The City of Johnston buys the water homeowners and businesses use from Des Moines Water Works. We encourage those using summer irrigation to Use Water Wisely, a recommended program aimed at smart summer irrigation. By improving the efficiency of irrigatio...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K + KIDS FUN RUNS (ANNOUNCEMENTS)

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The Mayor’s Run for the Trails 5K + Kids Fun Runs will be held on Saturday, August 22, at Terra Park, located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway. 

As you know, we are all facing unprecedented times. Each of us is impacted by what is happening in ou...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

CITY-WIDE CLEAN-UP IN SEPTEMBER

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Spring Clean-up has been rescheduled! It will be held on September 14 and 15, on your regular collection day. The City-wide Clean-up event allows residents to dispose of large household items on their regular trash collection day at no additional...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

HAVE YOU BEEN COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS?

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Responding to the 2020 Census in this time of social distancing makes a difference for our community’s well-being and helps shape the future. Your response is critical because it helps direct federal funds to our community for emergency response...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE RAIN CAMPAIGN

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Polk County has begun a rain campaign for the installation of stormwater best management practices to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from our properties and the improvement of the quality of water in our lakes, streams, and rivers. Throughout Polk...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

MAINTAIN SAFETY ON THE WATER WITH THIS INTERACTIVE PADDLING MAP

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Paddling on Beaver Creek can be a fun and relaxing way to spend the day or an evening with your family.

Running through the center of Johnston, you think that all you see are houses and businesses as you paddle downstream. But as you paddle south from the ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

TAKE PART IN THIS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

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This challenge is for kids and their parents. Ready to head outdoors to explore? Check out this great outdoor adventure. For each activity, you complete, submit a photo of you doing the activity. Include a short description of your photo that inc...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

HELPING WATERCRAFT STAY SAFE ON BEAVER CREEK BY AVOIDING HAZARDOUS AREAS

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The Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Facility’s construction and facilities office has previously posted signs on water entrances to Camp Dodge via Beaver Creek. They read, “Danger!!! Firing range impact area ahead do not proceed bey...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

GET BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY THIS SUMMER

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The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout 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 undoubtedly the kind of ticket y...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

FREE MULCH AT TERRA PARK

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Now through October, head over to Terra Park (behind Iowa Public Television on Pioneer Parkway) and get free mulch! Terra Park is located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway. On Fridays between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

PROPOSED SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX TO HOUSE IOWA’S LARGEST INDOOR TRACK AND FULL-SIZE SOCCER FIELD

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Ignit Sports and Fitness and the City of Johnston are working towards a Public-Private partnership for an expansive recreation project in the Johnston Gateway, just north of I-35/80 on Merle Hay Road. The proposed project includes private construction of ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

HOW TO PROPERLY PLANT A TREE

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Planting a tree is easy, but it does require the proper steps. The Johnston Parks Department shows how to plant a tree in six easy steps. Watch this video on how to easily plant a tree.

Step One: Select the right tree for the right locati...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

NORTHWEST DROP-OFF FOR RESIDENTIAL TRASH

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Metro Waste Authority is adding residential trash drop-off to the services offered at Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes.

Beginning Saturdays in May, residents can bring typical household garbage, and large items, such as mattresses or furniture, t...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

GET WITH THE 9PM ROUTINE

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The Johnston Police Department reminds residents of the 9:00 p.m. Routine to protect valuables.• Remove keys, wallets, cash, garage door openers and other valuable items from vehicles. Roll up windows and lock the doors.• Bring ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COMPOST IT! SEASON BEGINS APRIL 6 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste in Johnston, beginning Monday, Apr. 6.

Residents can purchase Compost It! brand bags and stickers at local grocers and hardware stores. The purchase of the bags or stickers covers th...

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