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Posted on: May 20, 2019

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES OFFICER CURRY

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One new Johnston Police officer was sworn-in by Mayor Paula Dierenfeld on Monday, May 20, 2019, during the City Council meeting. The Johnston Police Department is excited to have Officer Andrew Curry as the newest certified member of the department.

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

MAY 19-25 IS NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK

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National Public Works Week is about celebrating the role public works professionals play in keeping communities safe and functioning smoothly. The objective is designed to increase public awareness of worker contributions and enlighten the public about th...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

JOHNSTON CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

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All Johnston City offices and the Johnston Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 due to the Memorial Day holiday. City employees look forward to serving you when we return on Tuesday, May 28. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

JOHNSTON GREEN DAYS - PARADE STREET CLOSURES

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Johnston Green Days begins Thursday, June 13 and ends Sunday, June 16. This annual event brings the community together with live music, family activities, delicious food and a parade.

The parade will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. Limited ac...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

KNOW THE RULES FOR PLACING YARD SIGNS IN JOHNSTON

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Spring and summer is a busy time for garage sales, open houses, 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.

  • Signs must be placed on private ...
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Posted on: May 7, 2019

MAY IS BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

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Each year, the City of Johnston’s Building Department proudly celebrates Building Safety Month in May to remind residents of the critical role our building and public safety members have to ensure the safety of businesses and residents. The indi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

JOHNSTON CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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The City of Johnston is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019! Throughout the year, we invite community members to the fun activities we have planned! The upcoming activities include neighborhood picnics, Green Days and tours. If you want to stay in to...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

JOIN THE JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE HEROES SMOKE-OFF JUNE 15

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The City of Johnston has a sister city in Peja, Kosovo. Johnston has worked hard to cultivate this relationship and the past few years we have sent students from Johnston High School to participate in a Toka International Camp. This camp offers students t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

CITY HIRES CONSULTANT TO LEAD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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Over the next year, the City of Johnston will be updating its Johnston 2030 Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2010. The Johnston Comprehensive Plan which addresses land use, parks, housing, transportation, and infrastructure is a visionary policy d...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

COMPOST IT! SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 26 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste on your regular collection day, now through November 26.

Residents can purchase Compost It! brand bags and stickers at local grocers and hardware stores. The purchase of the bags or ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY

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The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) will be conducting a survey in Polk County beginning April 6 through June 6. A sample of about 619 people from Polk County will be asked to participate in the survey. Interviewers will be knock...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

NW 86TH RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN MARCH 25

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The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing down the NW 86th Street entrance and exit ramps for the I-35/80 construction project. The ramps will begin closures on March 25 and are scheduled to reopen the second week of June.

Ramp closures include...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

JOHNSTON PROMOTES THREE SUPERVISORS WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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The Johnston Police Department was proud to promote three members to supervisors during the City Council meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019. Those members included Sergeant Zach Grandon, Sergeant Steven JJ Johnson, and Lieutenant Steve Nore.

“I am...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES OFFICER WEDEMEYER

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The Johnston Police Department welcomed Officer Will Wedemeyer on Monday, March 18, 2019, as he was sworn-in by Mayor Paula Dierenfeld during the City Council meeting.Will Wedemeyer has been an Iowa certified police officer since 2012. He was previously e...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FY 2020 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for the Fiscal Year 2020 on Monday, March 4, 2019. The budget adopted will facilitate growth while ensuring priorities are met. The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2019.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

JOHNSTON CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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Incorporation did not come until the fall of 1969 when area residents worked together to incorporate the City of Johnston. Because state law prevented the formation of a town within three miles of another city from incorporating, the original city boundar...
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