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Posted on: October 17, 2018

STREET PARKING DURING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS

Snow Plow

The Johnston City Council is considering approval of a new snow ordinance aimed at simplifying parking regulations during snow and/or ice removal operations. The changes are anticipated to improve efficiency and safety for street crews and first responder...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

AWARENESS TRAINING HOW TO PREPARE, ATTACK AND SURVIVE A PHYSICAL ATTACK

Prepare Attack Survive

Lt. Tompkins of the Johnston Police Department will train attendees on the proper ways to prepare, attack and survive, if ever caught in a dangerous situation. In this class, attendees will learn how to create the correct mindset, safety options to know b...

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Posted on: September 30, 2018

FALL CLEANUP IN JOHNSTON NOVEMBER 1-3

Fall Cleanup (website)

The City of Johnston provides residents an opportunity to get rid of branches and limbs each fall. Residents can drop these off, no cost, at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive between November 1-3. There is no fee, however particip...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

YARD WASTE COLLECTION ENDS NOVEMBER 27

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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: October 22, 2018

CITY OFFICES AND LIBRARY CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day

The Johnston Public Library will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and City Hall will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

The Library will reopen on Monday, November 12 and City Hall on Tuesday, November 13.

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Posted on: September 30, 2018

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH

APA Planning Month (website)

Established in 2006 by the American Planning Association, National Community Planning Month is celebrated each October as a way to highlight the role of planners, including citizen planners and the importance of good planning in our communities. Planning ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

JOHNSTON-GRIMES FIREFIGHTERS RAISE AWARENESS DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Nationally, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a cause that firefighters have been supporting across the nation.Did you know? Female firefighters are more likely to develop breast cancer than the general populatio...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

COUNCIL MEMBER RHONDA MARTIN COMPLETES CITY GOVERNMENT TRAINING

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Council Member Rhonda Martin has a passion for helping others and making an impact in the community she serves. She began serving the City of Johnston as a Council Member in January 2018. Martin was eager to hit the ground running and being involved and e...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

BE A FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR, MOW YOUR LAWN

Mowing the lawn

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.

The height speci...

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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 August 3 between 1 to 3 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch into the back of your pick-up truck or tr...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

FLOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Flood Assistance Program

Johnston residents who experienced flood damage to their electric panels, water heaters or furnace may be eligible for a grant of up to $6,000 through Polk County’s 2018 Flood Assistance Program. While this is a County program, the City of Johns...

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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: November 21, 2017

HOW ARE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY FEES USED?

What is stormwater utility

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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