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Posted on: September 27, 2019

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: September 25, 2019

TWO JOHNSTON PARKS RECEIVE NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

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In October, the installation of a large, multi-use playground and swing set will be complete at Ray Schleihs Park. A train theme sets this park apart from the others in our community, as it is along the old interurban rail. The surface will be on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH

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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 and the importance of good planning in our communities. Planning for our future is essential ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

DROP-OFF YOUR GLASS IN GRIMES!

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The crash of breaking glass is usually not a welcome sound. For Ripple Glass Recyclers, it’s music to their ears.

Metro Waste Authority has partnered with Ripple Glass to place a recycling container at the Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes. Althou...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

FALL CLEANUP IN JOHNSTON NOVEMBER 7-9

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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 7-9. There is no fee; however, partici...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

GET FREE MONEY TO MAKE YOUR GRASS GREENER WHILE IMPROVING WATER QUALITY

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Grading activities associated with urban development create poor quality soils that are compacted and low in organic matter. Yards with poor soil quality require more time, money, water, and fertilizer to stay green and maintain a lush appearance. Problem...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

CHECK OUT THE JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER 3D MODEL

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A 3D printed model of the proposed Johnston Town Center project will be on display during the remainder of September at the Johnston Public Library. The model provides a proportional 1/32″ representation of how the Town Center is planned to deve...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER: A PLACE TO CONNECT

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Ride your bike past city hall, stop for a bite to eat, and enjoy a concert in the park from a rooftop patio—right here in Johnston. These amenities and more are coming to you soon in the form of a new city center.

Located on the east side of Merle Hay Road...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

RECYCLED ART IDEAS FROM METRO WASTE AUTHORITY

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Although we wish everything was recyclable at the curbside, that’s just not the case. However, recycling doesn’t end with what can and can’t go into your Curb It! cart. In fact, recycling comes in many forms!

This summer, Metro Waste Authority has been dem...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

CITY OF JOHNSTON WINS 3CMA SAVVY AND SILVER CIRCLE AWARDS

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The City of Johnston has received a Savvy Award from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for the Smokin’ Heroes Smoke Off event and a Silver Circle Award for the Johnston Police Department Recruitment Video featuring Officer Ye...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER: UPCOMING TREE REMOVAL

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Many times, a tree can become so familiar that it is hard to imagine what a place would look like without it. They are beautiful; they create shade and attract wildlife. It is often a difficult decision to let a tree go, but it is essential to look at the...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

CENSUS BUREAU EMPLOYEES VERIFYING ADDRESSES

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Starting this month, U.S. Census Bureau employees are knocking on doors to ensure the bureau has a complete list of addresses of where residents live. These addresses determine where the bureau will mail instructions and send the next major deployment of ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

REGIONAL WATER TRAILS PROJECT CELEBRATES FIRST COMPLETED ACCESS POINT IN JOHNSTON

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The City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator have celebrated the opening of the first access point for the regional project. The new carry-down access point on Beaver Creek, located on NW 70th Street, just east of NW 86th Street, in Jo...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

JOHNSTON RESTORING OXBOW WETLAND ALONG BEAVER CREEK WITHIN THE BEAVER CREEK NATURAL RESOURCE AREA

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The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, the City of Johnston and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District are joining together to restore an oxbow along Beaver Creek within the City’s Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area. An oxbow is a meander of a stream, cut o...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

NEW PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCED

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The City of Johnston is proud to announce Scott Chiri, an 11-year employee of the Public Works Department has been promoted to Public Works Superintendent.

“Our department is excited to have Scott Chiri move into this leadership role,” ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

LOANER LIFE JACKET STATION AT TERRA PARK

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Johnston Parks and Recreation and Johnston Public Safety Departments work to promote safety while in and around water. The Johnston Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating the installation of the first Life Jacket Loaner Station at Terra Park. The ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

RECYCLING LIDS AND BOTTLE CAPS

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The majority of the items we recycle each day have them, but what should you do with lids or bottle caps when you are ready to recycle the container? After a quick rinse, here’s the lowdown on how to dispose of lids and caps:

Plastic Twist-Off Co...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

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 between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch into the back of your pick-up truck or trailer, but you...

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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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