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Posted on: May 13, 2021

CONTRIBUTE TO THE CITY'S WEBSITE REDESIGN THROUGH A SURVEY

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The City of Johnston is planning a website redesign. It has made available a survey opportunity through Friday, May 28, to obtain feedback from residents, visitors, and businesses about the current City website’s functionality.

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

VIRTUAL JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM

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Johnston Economic Development will host a candidate forum for Johnston residents and business owners to get to know the people running for an open seat on the Johnston City Council. Information about the upcoming special election can be found here.

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

UPDOWN "FLIES" TO A NEW HOME WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSTON

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You may recognize this iconic trike rider from Merle Hay Mall's fourth quarter of the 20th century. The bronze sculpture, UpDown, was created by artist, Mark Jacobsen, in the early 70s for display in the mall's center court, where it sto...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

CITY OF JOHNSTON PRIMARY AND SPECIAL ELECTION

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There is one City Council seat up for election in June. Candidate paperwork was due to the Polk County Election Office on Friday, April 30, by 5:00 p.m. After an official review, four individuals successfully submitted their paperwork. Having more than tw...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

MAKE SURE SIGNS ARE PROPERLY PLACED

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Whether it’s a yard sale, political support, home rental, or hiring opportunities, yard signs are a great way to share messages. In Johnston, residents must place these signs on residential property. Be sure to follow these basic rules:

  • Signs mus...
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Posted on: May 5, 2021

LEARN AT THE LANDFILL

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Have you ever wondered where your trash goes once it leaves your curb? Join Metro Waste Authority on Saturday, June 5 to find out!

From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., the agency is offering a free driving tour of Metro Park East Landfill, the destination for waste cre...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

CITY BUILDINGS, LIBRARY CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY, COLLECTION DELAYED

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All Johnston City offices and the Johnston Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. City employees look forward to serving you when we return on Tuesday, June 1. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one d...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

POLICE SERGEANT HONORED WITH LIFESAVING AWARD

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A Johnston Police Sergeant was honored with a lifesaving award for an incident that occurred on September 16, 2020. Sgt. McClain was dispatched to assist medics on an adult male choking who was unconscious and not breathing. He arrived on the scene within...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

CITY OF JOHNSTON AWARDED GRANT THROUGH MIDAMERICAN ENERGY’S “TREES PLEASE!” PROGRAM

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On Monday, Apr. 19, 2021, MidAmerican Energy Company presented a $2,000 check to the City of Johnston as part of the company’s “Trees Please!” energy efficiency program.

This grant will allow the City to plant up to 20 trees in city parks, green spaces and...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

INTERNET SERVICE SCAM ALERT

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The Johnston Police Department has become aware of a recent scam circulating the metro area. The scammers are claiming to be from CenturyLink and are calling to ask questions about service and if there have been any recent outages. The scammers will then ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

APPLY NOW FOR A SEAT ON A JOHNSTON BOARD OR COMMISSION

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Do you want to give back to the Johnston community? Consider serving on a Board or Commission! Serving on a board or commission provides an opportunity to develop firsthand knowledge of the operating policies and issues of a municipal government. ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A COMMEMORATIVE BRICK

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Here is a new opportunity to get a personalized commemorative brick at Terra Park’s Tree of Life sculpture! Proceeds benefit the Johnston Arts Council.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL ELECTION

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Johnston residents interested in running for the open City Council seat has until Friday, Apr. 30, at 5 p.m. to file papers at the Polk County Election office. 

Filing papers will need to be filed at the Polk County Election Office, 120 2nd Avenue...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

MEMBERS OF JGMFD RECEIVE RECOGNITION AWARDS

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) recognized a few of their own on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021, at Fire Station 39. The awards included life-saving, company citations, rookie of the year, firefighter of the year, EMS provider of the ye...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City's budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 on Monday, Mar. 15, 2021. The budget was developed to deliver quality services while being fiscally conservative. The new budget will go into effect on July...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

RECYCLE RIGHT

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Metro area residents play an integral role when it comes to keeping the recycling program alive and robust in Central Iowa. As the agency leading the charge in terms of “Where It Should Go,” Metro Waste Authority is committed to keepin...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

FIBER OPTIC CONSTRUCTION IN JOHNSTON

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A new internet service provider, MetroNet, will soon begin their build out of a fiber network. Please view the information on the construction process. Concerns should be addressed directly to them via telephone or through their website. Click he...

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