Posted on: January 10, 2018

AMPLE TRAINING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE TO LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS

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The Johnston Public Library is continuously adding free services to benefit patrons. The recent addition of Lynda will provide members access to a library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts to develop their creative, bu...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

CITY REPORTS $99+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2017

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The City of Johnston is proud to report 2017 as a solid growth year for our community, led by $99.1 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 68 new single family homes and $27.8 million in commercial projects, which ranks as the fifth best year on ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

MAYOR RUNNING 381 MILES THANKS TO GENEROUS COMMUNITY

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Mayor Paula Dierenfeld has begun her journey of running 381 miles after the Johnston community responded in a tremendous way to her food pantry challenge. In December, the Mayor asked residents to donate bags of food or personal items, as well as monetary...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

JGMFD WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) welcomes its newest member, Tyler Schmeling. Prior to becoming a member of the JGMFD, Tyler was a member of the Public Works Department for the City of Des Moines and Pleasant Hill. He also served a...

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

DART ROUTE 5 WILL CHANGE IN FEBRUARY

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The City of Johnston worked with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) to extend Route 5 service along Merle Hay Road and into the adjacent neighborhoods. This extended service began on October 2, 2017, and was recently evaluated after rec...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

OFFICER TOWNES WILL SERVE AS THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AT JOHNSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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The Johnston Police Department is pleased to announce that Police Officer Bryan Townes will begin as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Johnston Middle School in January.

Officer Townes will serve as a positive role model and assist with situations that ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

LONGSTANDING COUNCILMEMBERS SERVED IN MANY CAPACITIES

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On December 31, 2017, Councilmember’s Gerd Clabaugh and David Lindeman will leave their seat after serving a combined 20 years of service. They have served the city in many capacities and their leadership during their time on the Council was certainly rec...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

JOHNSTON POLICE ADD HOLIDAY CHEER

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The Johnston Police Department gave back to children on Tuesday, December 19 through the Blue Dragon Program. This is the second annual shopping event and the department takes great pride in helping families by giving back and putting a smile on the faces...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS OFFICER POSITION TO CREATE ADDED OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

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  The Johnston Police Department will be adding a Community Affairs Officer (CAO) position to their department in January. This new position will act as a catalyst in bringing neighborhoods together, creating stewardship among residents by embody...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

LIEUTENANT TOMPKINS RECEIVES COMMANDER'S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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On Thursday, December 7, Lt. Tompkins with the Johnston Police Department received the Commander's Award for Public Service for outstanding service to the Iowa National Guard by helping develop an international youth camp exchange with Kosovo. Tompkins wo...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

WHEN YOU’RE DONE DECKING THE HALLS, HERE’S WHAT TO RECYCLE

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With all the various shipping materials, toy packaging and gift wrap used during the holidays, it can be hard to know what should go in your Curb It! recycling cart and what goes in the trash.

When it comes to wrapping paper, if it has glitter or foil, it ...

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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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Posted on: November 8, 2017

FREE FIREWOOD AT TERRA PARK

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Did you know you can pick up free firewood here in Johnston? Just stop by the west end of Terra Lake Park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway, and pick some up today! Due to the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa, this firewood may only be transported wit...

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