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Posted on: February 27, 2024

UTILITY BILLING FORMAT UPDATE COMING IN APRIL

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The utility billing division recently implemented a program update, which means your utility bill will have a new look starting in April. This change will affect all residents, whether you receive electronic or mailed bills.

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

JOHNSTON TO CELEBRATE GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATORS DAY ON FEBRUARY 24, 2024

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The City of Johnston will honor the people of its Communications Department on February 24, 2024, a day proclaimed “Government Communicators Day” across the country.

Government Communicators Day is a day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the invalua...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 29, 2024

SPRING CLEANUP IS APRIL 15-16 IN JOHNSTON

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Johnston residents can dispose of large household items for free during the Spring Cleanup event on April 15-16. Smaller items must be bagged or boxed. The average cost for this service included in the monthly utility bill is $6 per year.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

VOTE FOR THE MOVIES YOU WANT TO SEE AT THE YARD THIS SUMMER

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Select the movies shown during "Movies on the Yard" at Johnston Town Center this summer! Movies start at dusk on Thursday, May 16, Friday, June 21, Thursday, August 15 and Thursday, September 19. Vote for your top four choices by filling out the form.

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

JOIN US FOR KITES ON THE GREEN ON MAY 4 AT JOHNSTON COMMONS PARK

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Join us on May 4th (Star Wars Day) at Johnston Commons Park for the 11th Annual Kites on the Green Festival! More kid-friendly activities and performances are happening throughout the day. Click the image to learn more.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 29, 2024

SOIL QUALITY RESTORATION (SQR) PROGRAM SHOWS REMARKABLE IMPACT

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The Fall 2023 Soil Quality Restoration (SQR) initiative was a collaborative effort with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), involving 145 project partners. This initiative has achieved an important milestone in environmental c...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY ALERTS

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Did you know that the City of Johnston has a system to alert you about emergencies via text message, email, pager, or voice mail based on your preferences? This system is designed to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that ma...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

COYOTES IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

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Coyotes can be found throughout Iowa's landscape, including urban areas. They are a highly adaptable species that can survive in close proximity to humans and utilize the urban environment.

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

JOHNSTON POLICE CONDUCTED TOBACCO COMPLIANCE CHECKS

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The Johnston Police Department conducted tobacco compliance checks in February 2024. Working with plainclothes officers, underage persons entered 15 businesses and attempted to purchase tobacco products illegally. All 15 businesses refused to sell tobacco...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

CROWN POINT COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATIONS INCORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

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On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the City Council approved the Crown Point Community Center bid with Munro Construction from Johnston. The low bid came in at $4,649,500. Renovations of the building are expected to begin in mid-January with a series of sustain...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

SGT. GRANDON RECOGNIZED AS LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

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The Johnston Police Department is excited to share that one of their very own officers, Sgt. Zach Grandon has been acknowledged by the West Des Moines Elks Lodge as one of the nine Law Enforcement Professionals of the Year in the metro area. A banquet was...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

JOHNSTON SEES $117 MILLION IN NEW CONSTRUCTION VALUE

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The City of Johnston achieved significant growth in 2023, recording an impressive $117 million in new construction value, marking a year of substantial progress and development.

Key highlights from the 2023 construction activities include:

  • Residential Expan...
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Posted on: January 2, 2024

JOHNSTON COMMUNITY RALLIES BEHIND MAYOR DIERENFELD IN HER REMARKABLE 2,328-MILE RUN FOR FOOD

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Mayor Paula Dierenfeld embarked on an inspiring journey on December 31st, fueled by the incredible generosity of the Johnston community. Determined to cover 2,328 miles, Mayor Dierenfeld has set an ambitious goal to complete this extraordinary challenge b...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

CITY PARK RESTROOMS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER

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The City of Johnston’s park restrooms and outdoor drinking fountains will be closed beginning Monday, October 30, 2023, due to the impending cold weather. 

All park restrooms, Terra, Lew Clarkson, Johnston Commons and Dewey, will reopen in spring ...

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