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Posted on: May 28, 2020

QUARANTINE 12-PACK WILL ADD BEAUTY FOR YEARS

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Native plants provide beauty and food for pollinators and birds. They also help improve water quality by minimizing storm runoff. If you have an area on your property that could benefit from native plants, take advantage of this great opportunity from the...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT – APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

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The Greater Des Moines Small Business Recovery Grant Program began accepting applications as of 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, and applications are being extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Johnston businesses with commercial locations that have had ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

CURBSIDE COLLECTION OF TREES AND BRANCHES DAMAGED FROM STORM

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On Monday, May 25, Johnston experienced an EF-1 tornado, which caused damage to specific areas of our community. Although the storm was not widespread throughout our community, it did cause damage to portions in the path of the storm.To assist residents m...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

DEADLINE IS QUICKLY APPROACHING TO APPLY TO SERVE ON A BOARD OR COMMISSION

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Serving on a board or commission is one gratifying way of helping your community move forward. On June 30, 2020, there are many terms expiring for citizens serving on city boards and commissions. Learn about each of these boards and commissions and how yo...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

TRAIL CLOSURE DUE TO FLOODING

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Due to the recent amount of rain, the City of Johnston Parks Department has closed the trail that goes under Merle Hay Road due to flooding. Please do not go around this trail closure or barricade. They are put in place for your safety. Johnston Parks wil...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the City of Johnston tested the eight Outdoor Warning Sirens at 1:00 p.m. All eight sirens are successfully working.

The Outdoor Warning Sirens are used to warn citizens who are outside to go inside and seek additional information....

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS

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The City of Johnston is working to determine why a few of the Outdoor Warning Sirens System did not sound in all locations during yesterday’s storm. During the week of May 18, four of the Outdoor Warning Sirens within our community were replaced...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

FREE TREE BRANCH AND TIRE DISPOSAL JUNE 4-6

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Johnston residents can drop off branches, limbs and passenger vehicle tires at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive, at no cost on June 4 through 6. Please bring your ID for proof of residency. Due to social distancing guidelines, we...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

JOHNSTON HISTORY FACTS SCAVENGER HUNT

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The Johnston (Station) Historical Society has created a COVID-19 social distancing Johnston history fact scavenger hunt. The Johnston history facts scavenger hunt involves a combination of on-line information and visits to historical locations in the City...

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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: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CLOSURES AND UPDATES

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The health and wellness of the City of Johnston residents and employees is a top priority. At this time, City operations will continue as usual unless the situation changes in the coming days. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and wi...

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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: April 15, 2020

PRACTICE GOOD TRAIL ETIQUETTE

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The use of trails in Johnston is an excellent way for families to get out and enjoy the outdoors. It provides good physical and mental health, which we all need during this COVID-19 pandemic. As a trail user, we want everyone to be mindful and use proper ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE

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If you are healthy and can give blood, please do! Our friends at LifeServe Blood Center need blood donations. Earlier this week, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld donated and the process was very easy.

The safety of those donating is a top priority by LifeServe Blood...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COMMUNITY EVENT CANCELLATIONS

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Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, the City of Johnston has canceled several scheduled events within our community. The health and well-being of our residents and staff is our top priority. We will evaluate future events and provide updates to this page ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

JOHNSTON WELCOMES NEW ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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On Monday, March 30, 2020, the Johnston Community Development and Building Department welcomed Administrative Assistant Kelsey Luczycki.

“Kelsey joins us with a wealth of customer service experience, including municipal government experience, tha...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

MAINTAIN YOUR SPACE WHEN RUNNING ESSENTIAL ERRANDS

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While grocery stores and other essential stores remain open to serve residents as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a guide on how to safely shop for food and other household essentials.

S...

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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: March 30, 2020

JOHNSTON'S PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS CLOSED

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Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public playgrounds in all Johnston City parks are closed effective immediately, until further notice. COVID-19 has been known to spread through hard surface contact. The Johnston Parks and...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COMMUNITY SERVICE CHANGES AND BUSINESS HOURS RELATED COVID-19

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With the onset of COVID-19, many local businesses have altered hours and service to customers. The Johnston Chamber of Commerce is providing updates to their website daily with business tools and information on the following to help support local business...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) ISSUED DISASTER DECLARATION

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans.

Applications can be made and monitored via the SBA&...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM BECOMING VICTIM TO A SCAM

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The Johnston Police Department continues to monitor the COVID-109 situation around the nation and state.

We have become aware of coronavirus-related scams in other communities. It is terrible that people prey on fear, but we see this during and after every...

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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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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CITY OFFICES CLOSE TO GENERAL PUBLIC IN EFFORT TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

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In an effort to implement social distancing practices recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Johnston offices, including Public Works, City Hall, and Crown Point Community Center, will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FY 2021 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for the Fiscal Year 2021 on Monday, March 16, 2020. The budget adopted will facilitate growth while ensuring priorities are met. The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2020....

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

PIONEER PARKWAY TRAIL UPCOMING TREE REMOVAL

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For more than 35-years, Pioneer Parkway has been lined with silver maple trees. These fast-growing, softwood trees provide shade, beauty, and some benefits to wildlife. It would be difficult to imagine Pioneer Parkway without these trees.

As we began the p...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM CHECKS

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) is proud to serve both communities to ensure the safety of residents in their homes. With Daylight Savings Time quickly approaching, the JGMFD reminds residents to check their smoke and carbon monox...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

OPTIONS TO PAY YOUR UTILITY BILL

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Each month, Johnston residents receive a utility bill that contains billing for water, sewer, garbage, recycling, and a stormwater fee. As a resident, you can pay your bill by mailing a check, dropping off payment at City Hall in the dropbox right inside ...

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