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Posted on: August 6, 2018

RIPROAR TRIATHLON STREET CLOSURES AUGUST 18

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The RipRoar Triathlon will take place at Terra Park on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 8:00 a.m. To ensure the safety of the athletes, limited access and road closures will occur beginning at 7:30 a.m. through noon.Participants will swim in open water a...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

CITY BUILDINGS CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY, TRASH PICKUP DELAYED

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All City of Johnston buildings, including the Johnston Public Library, will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on Labor Day. Residents  living west of NW 86th Street ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

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

Mayor's Run for the Trails 5K

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: August 16, 2018

FLOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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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 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: July 31, 2018

PRAIRIE MEADOWS DONATES TO TRAIL CONNECTION AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

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The Prairie Meadows Grant Advisory Committee and the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors have approved Community Betterment Grants to the City of Johnston. The City of Johnston received $5,000 for the Merle Hay trail connection and the City of Johnston Fir...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

S&P GIVES JOHNSTON AA+ RATING FOR THE ELEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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The City of Johnston received an AA+ long-term rating from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings general obligation (GO) bonds, series 2018A for the eleventh consecutive year. This rating is the second highest in S&P’s long-term rating and refl...

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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.

The height speci...

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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: 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 24, 2018

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLES AND VALUABLES FROM THEFT

Keep Valuables Safe

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 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: 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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