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Posted on: September 18, 2020

ONLINE AUCTION IN PREPARATION FOR CITY HALL MOVE

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The City of Johnston is hosting an online auction in preparation for the move to its new building. Auction items include everything from furniture, bookshelves, office furniture, chairs and more. Individuals and institutions can obtain specifics and bid o...
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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: August 31, 2020

CITY HALL CLOSURE COMING IN OCTOBER

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The new City Hall building located in the Johnston Town Center is taking shape and will be opening soon. In order to transition into the new building, a closure of the current City Hall is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 9. The...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

CITYWIDE CLEANUP WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY

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The Citywide Cleanup effort continues in Johnston. Metro Waste Authority finished picking up items west of NW 86th Street on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Residents with collection on Tuesdays (east of NW 86th Street), your items began to be picked up on Wednesday, ...
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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: September 4, 2020

UTILITY PAYMENT OPTIONS IN JOHNSTON

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There are multiple utility payment options with the City of Johnston and residents can access the City’s online payment portal at www.cityofjohnston.com.  

  • If you are a resident who prefers to pay their utility bill online, plea...
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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: August 10, 2020

NOW OFFERING ONLINE PAYMENT AND INFORMATION PORTAL

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The City of Johnston makes it easier for businesses and residents to view their utility bills. Users can now view their utility payment amounts, see a history of transactions, and pay bills online using a credit/debit card or eCheck (transfer from a check...

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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 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 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 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 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: 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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