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Posted on: January 21, 2021

CITY OF JOHNSTON SEEKS RFP FOR KAYAK AND CANOE RENTAL SERVICE

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The City of Johnston is seeking proposals from outfitters to provide kayak and/or canoe rental service at two locations in the City of Johnston.  Outfitters should submit qualifications, the type and number of each (kayak and canoe), and the safe...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

FORMER VOLUNTEER FIRE MEMBER GIVES BACK TO THE DEPARTMENT THROUGH TRAINING

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A long-time volunteer member of the Johnston Fire Department, Obie Herrick, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. His family asked in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be sent to the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department. The department ha...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

JOHNSTON RATED AT OR ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN 41 OF 43 AREAS ASSESSED

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce a new scientific survey that shows our community rated at or above the national average in 41 of 43 areas assessed. This is a slight increase from the 2018 community survey.

"As we plan for the upcoming fis...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

JGMFD SEEKING RFP FROM QUALIFIED CONSULTANTS

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The Cities of Johnston and Grimes, Iowa are requesting proposals from qualified consultants to analyze their partnership for joint fire and EMS services. The Cities are seeking professional services to compare alternative organizational models, evaluate s...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

$59+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2020

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In 2020, the City of Johnston had a solid growth year, led by $59.8 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 147 new residential units and $14.3 million in new commercial projects. Additionally, the City focused considerable efforts on constructing...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

BROADBAND VISIONING STUDY - WE NEED YOUR INPUT

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The City of Johnston is undertaking a Broadband Visioning Study to evaluate existing broadband connectivity in neighborhoods across Johnston and explore ways to improve broadband service for residents and businesses. As part of the process, the City is as...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

CITY HALL FEATURES HARVESTED TREES

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Prior to construction commencing on the Johnston Town Center, 20 trees that needed to be removed to accommodate construction were harvested and the wood was milled for use in the new Johnston City Hall. The trees included Ash, Linden, Walnut, and Oak vari...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

JOHNSTON HAD MANY GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2020

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2020 has certainly been a difficult year. But despite its many challenges, the Johnston community is strong. We've shown we are resilient. And our list of accomplishments is long. We have much to be proud of.  

Johnston is well-p...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

CITY OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC THROUGH JANUARY 29

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To ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and employees, the City of Johnston offices, including Public Works, City Hall,  and Crown Point Community Center will be closed to the public through Friday, Jan. 29. City leaders will reevalu...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

MAYOR'S RUN FOR FOOD TOTALS 1,074 MILES

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Thanks to a generous Johnston community, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld will be running 1,074 miles. Since Dec. 1, community members donated non-perishable items and monetary donations to the Johnston Partnership food pantry after the Mayor issued a challenge tha...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

FIBER OPTIC CONSTRUCTION IN JOHNSTON

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A new internet service provider, MetroNet, will soon begin their buildout of a fiber network. Please view the information on the construction process. Concerns should be addressed directly to them via telephone or through their website. Click here (PDF) t...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

STAY SAFE AS PONDS AND LAKES FREEZE OVER

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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa, including Johnston. We encourage anglers to practice safety this winter fishing season.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends a minimum of four inches of clea...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

MASK UP JOHNSTON CAMPAIGN

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On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, the Johnston City Council approved a resolution, which supports the Mayor's proclamation. Along with this proclamation, City leaders encourage residents to participate in the #MaskUpJohnston campaign to slow the spread a...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

PROPERLY DISPOSE OF AMERICAN FLAGS

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Retiring an American flag requires the proper disposal. A special thank you to Boy Scout Troop 44 for providing Johnston resident’s a permanent location. The community flag drop box, located behind the Public Safety building, 6373 Merle Hay Rd.,...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

CITY PARK RESTROOMS CLOSING FOR WINTER

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The City of Johnston’s park restrooms and outdoor drinking fountains will be closing over the next few weeks due to the impending cold weather. Dewey Park and Terra Park will be closing on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Portable restrooms will be made available for ...

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