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Posted on: June 20, 2018

BE AWARE IF A SOLICITOR APPROACHES YOUR HOME

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The Johnston Police Department advises residents to be aware of a group potentially in the area that has been identified recently in Bettendorf and North Liberty, Iowa. The group states they are taking funds or donations for soldiers. Please be aware that...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

CITY PLANNER RECOGNIZED FOR BECOMING CREDENTIALED

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Clayton Ender, Planner with the City of Johnston was recognized during the City Council meeting on Monday, June 18 for becoming credentialed as an American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) Candidate. The American Planning Association's professional i...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

TRAIL CLOSURES DUE TO WATER

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Due to the recent amount of rain, the City of Johnston Parks & Recreation has closed the Augustine Trail and access below Crown Point to the Interurban Trail. Once the water has receded, the area will be cleaned up and reopened.  

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

FIREWORKS USAGE NOT PERMITTED IN JOHNSTON

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As you finalize plans this 4th of July, be sure you are obeying the City of Johnston’s fireworks ordinance. Discharging fireworks within city limits, is illegal. Novelty fireworks like sparklers and snakes are allowed.

 

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

HOME HOSTS NEEDED IN JOHNSTON

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This summer, Iowa Sister States and the Johnston Police Department will be welcoming students from Kosovo as part of the Iowa-Kosovo Youth Exchange!In 2017, students from Johnston High School sent students to an International Youth Camp in Kosovo called T...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

KNOW THE RULES FOR PLACING YARD SIGNS IN JOHNSTON

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Summer is a busy time for garage sales, open houses and primary elections, and yard signs are a great way to share these messages. We encourage residents to follow these basic rules to ensure their signs are placed in the proper area.

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

BE A FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR, MOW YOUR LAWN

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It is that time of year to mow your lawn. Homeowners, businesses and renters are reminded to cut grass, weeds or brush before they exceed the height specifications. The grass, weeds and brush should be maintained adjacent to the curb line.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

GET BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY THIS SUMMER

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Beginning Friday, June 1, the Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout for kids with good bicycle safety habits. Get "Busted in a Good Way" by wearing a helmet, riding in designated areas and using proper signals. Every kid who gets &qu...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

SIGN UP FOR THE MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K

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The Mayor's Run for the Trails 5K has moved up this year and will be held Saturday, August 25 at Terra Park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway. To ensure runners have an accurate timing, we will have chip timing through True Time Racing Services. Register b...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

STABILIZATION PROJECT CLOSES TRAIL

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A stream stabilization project is about to begin that will close the trail located north of Timberwood Drive between Long Meadow Drive and NW 93rd Street beginning May 10 through the end of June. During this time, pedestrian access will be maintained and ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

HELP PROTECT JOHNSTON'S ENVIRONMENT

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With spring upon us, it’s important to note easy ways we can all protect the environment, starting in our own yards. Pollution can be produced when stormwater runs over your yard and picks up pollutants along the way; such as fertilizers, yard waste, pet ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

GET 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! On Fridays, beginning May 4 between 1 to 3 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch into the back of your pick-up truck or trail...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLES AND VALUABLES FROM THEFT

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Over the past several days the Police Department has experienced an increase in the number of reported complaints regarding petty thefts from motor vehicles. Although the Johnston Police Department is working diligently to try and curtail this activity an...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

CITY OF JOHNSTON PASSES HOME RULE 50TH ANNIVERSARY PROCLAMATION

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The City of Johnston joined cities from across the State of Iowa to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Home Rule Amendment to Iowa’s State Constitution by passing a proclamation stating, “Home Rule is essential to effective and responsive municipal gov...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

APPLY TO SERVE ON A CITY BOARD OR COMMISSION

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Residents within Johnston can help guide the future of the community by serving on a Board or Commission. These Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator and City departments on a variety of issues affecting...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

SAVE WATER AND MONEY

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The City of Johnston has an established Stormwater Homeowner Grant Program! This program allows Johnston homeowners to incorporate stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) on their property to aid in the improvement of water quality and decrease the wa...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

YARD WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 2

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Weekly yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 2 in Johnston, and will continue every Monday and Tuesday (your regular garbage collection day) through Tuesday, November 27. Yard waste is only collected in Compost It! bags or brown paper lawn bag...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FY 2019 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019 on Monday, March 5, 2018. The budget adopted will keep Johnston fiscally sound, while ensuring the Mayor and City Council’s priorities are met. The n...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES TWO NEW OFFICERS

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Two new Johnston Police officers were sworn in by Mayor Paula Dierenfeld on Monday, March 5, 2018 during the City Council meeting. The Johnston Police Department is proud to have Officer Samuel (Sam) Abell and Officer Jodi Goodwin as a part of their dedic...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

REPORT POTHOLES ON CITY STREETS

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This winter’s active freeze/thaw cycle and ongoing rain and snow has caused lots of potholes to appear. Residents within Johnston can report street surface potholes that need repair to the Public Works Department. Please include as much information as pos...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

HOW ARE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY FEES USED?

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Stormwater is the runoff that results from precipitation. Increasing amounts of impervious surfaces in urban areas, such as rooftops, driveways, parking lots, and streets, decreases the ability of the water to soak into the ground, and increases the amoun...

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