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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 6, 2020

2020 ELECTION AND VOTING INFORMATION

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The 2020 election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find your polling place, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.

If voters requested an absentee ballot, it must be received by the Polk Cou...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

ENJOY BEGGARS' NIGHT SAFELY THIS SEASON

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Halloween is quickly approaching, and the City of Johnston encourages residents to continue to follow public health guidelines during this fall tradition by being creative with safe ways to enjoy!

Johnston will celebrate Beggars’ Night on Friday, Oct. 30, ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

MUNICIPAL UTILITY PAYMENT OPTIONS INCLUDING DROP BOX

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Now that Johnston City Hall is in a new location, so is the utility payment drop box. It is located east of the entrance doors, just outside of the building. 

Residents do have the option to pay their utility bill online at www.municipalo...

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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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Posted on: October 20, 2020

NORTHWEST POLK COUNTY RESIDENTS’ CHOICE FAVORITES IN JOHNSTON

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Each year, residents within Northwest Polk County get the opportunity to vote on their favorite businesses and amenities within the communities located in northwest Polk County.

This year, the Johnston Public Library received the ‘Resident&rs...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

JOHNSTON SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE THRIVE 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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The Johnston City Council has set a public hearing schedule to consider the adoption of the Thrive 2040 Plan. This plan will help guide the community’s vision for the future while ensuring we provide an economical environment for residential, co...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

TREE BRANCH AND LIMB DROP-OFF NOVEMBER 5-7

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The City of Johnston provides residents an opportunity to get rid of branches and limbs each fall. Residents can drop these off, at no cost, at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive between November 5-7. There is no fee; however, part...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

BREAST CANCER RECIPIENT RECEIVES FUNDRAISING CHECK

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The Johnston-Grimes Professional Firefighters Local 4835 has been designing and selling t-shirts for six years to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Through a proclamation, members of the department are approved to wear the breast cancer shirts whil...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

JOHNSTON CITY HALL OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

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On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, the new Johnston City Hall opened its doors to the public. City Hall is located in the Johnston Town Center, directly northeast of the existing building. City leaders officially broke ground on the Town Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

FLIGHT DONATED TO THE JOHNSTON ARTS COUNCIL

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The Johnston Parks & Recreation crews placed the "flight" into place on Monday, Oct. 5, at the 6100 block of Merle Hay Road. The sculpture was donated to the
Johnston Arts Council
by Judy Anderson and Tom Leffler. 
The flight was cre...
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Posted on: September 1, 2020

JOHNSTON POLICE TO PARTICIPATE IN PINK PATCH PROJECT

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The Johnston Police Department is showing support for breast cancer research and treatment by selling special pink patches to raise money for Susan G. Komen.      “Participating in the Pink Patch Project allow...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

S&P AFFIRMS JOHNSTON'S OUTSTANDING BOND RATING

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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 Taxable General Obligation (GO) Urban Renewal Capital Loan Notes, series 2020E. Johnston h...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

HISTORY OF JOHNSTON CITY HALL

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The City of Johnston was incorporated in 1969. On Sept. 8, 1969, Mayor Harold Southerwick gaveled-in the first Johnston City Council Meeting in his basement. At the time, Johnston’s population was 2,236.

While his basement worked for the first me...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

DRAINING POOLS AND SPAS BEFORE WINTER

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DRAINING POOLS AND SPAS Did you know? Draining swimming pools and spas to storm drains can pollute streams and lakes with copper, chlorine and other chemicals. Water from a pool or spa is routinely treated with chlorine to prevent bacterial growt...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COMPOST IT! SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 24 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste in Johnston, but it will end on Tuesday, Nov. 24. 

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

HIGH-SPEED FIBER COMING TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES

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The City of Johnston leaders approved an agreement for a cutting-edge fiber optic telecommunication company, MetroNet, to begin construction of a network for high-speed fiber optic internet, TV and phone service throughout the community. The company offer...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

JOHNSTON UTILITY RATES

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The City of Johnston water and irrigation rates increased slightly July 1, 2020, which was reflected on the August bill. The increases are based on operational needs. The rate increases are consistent with neighboring communities. The revenue anticipated ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

HELP KEEP STORM DRAINS CLEAR OF DEBRIS

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Do you have a storm drain near your business or home that looks like this? If so, please help us and clear the debris from the drain. 

Storm drains can become clogged with excess leaves, tree branches and trash, leading to storm drain back-ups tha...

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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: 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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