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Posted on: March 21, 2019

TREE SALE BEGINS APRIL 9

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The City of Johnston is selling trees to residents at a reduced price of $30 per tree.  A pre-sale of trees begins on Tuesday, April 9 at 8 a.m. Trees can be purchased at Johnston City Hall, located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. Trees will be available...

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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 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: February 28, 2019

STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL PLANNED FOR MARCH 27

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 25-29, 2019 as a precursor to the spring season’s risk for severe weather. This week provides an opportunity to increase awareness of, and response to, severe weather hazards. Specific topics which will...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

SPRING CLEANUP, FREE TREE BRANCH & TIRE DISPOSAL, AND SHRED DAY

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City-Wide Spring Cleanup Event is April 15 and 16Please place your items on the curb by 6 a.m. on April 15 or 16, depending upon which date is your designated trash collection day. The collection may last through April 17 due to the volume.If you live in ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

PLASTIC BAG SWAP AT CITY HALL IN APRIL

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Plastic pollution and recycling contamination have been hot topics in the news this year. Help reduce your impact by swapping your used plastic bags for a reusable bag made of recycled plastic! Bring those plastic bags to Johnston City Hall April 1 throug...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN REVIEW AND PUBLIC COMMENTS WANTED

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The City of Johnston, on behalf of Polk County and the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization, is seeking public comment now through Monday, March 25, 2019, on the Polk County Hazard Mitigation Plan. 

The purpose of hazard mitigation is to ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

COMPOST IT! SEASON BEGINS APRIL 1 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste on your regular collection day April 1 – November 26.

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

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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: 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: February 28, 2019

FREE KITE MAKING WORKSHOPS IN APRIL

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Get ready for the sixth Annual Kites on the Green by attending free kite-making workshops.  Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite! 

Saturday, April 6: Johnston Public L...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING CARTS PROPER PLACEMENT

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The snow has arrived, but do you know where to place your garbage and recycling cart during pick up day? There are ways you can help avoid the mess and frustration for the snowplow drivers and the recycling and trash haulers.

  1. The carts should be placed wit...
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Posted on: February 6, 2019

FISH ATTRACTORS ADDED TO TERRA LAKE PARK

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The Johnston Parks Department has added evergreen trees to Terra Lake to improve visitors' chances of catching fish. Fish attractors have been proven to be very successful in lakes and ponds that do not pose enough natural structure or cover for fish to t...

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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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Posted on: January 23, 2019

JOHNSTON RATED AT OR ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN 39 OF 42 AREAS

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce a new scientific survey that shows our community rated at or above the national average in 39 of 42 areas that were assessed.

“City leaders are evaluating all of the feedback within the survey to improve Johnston...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

FREE FIREWOOD AT TERRA PARK

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Did you know you can pick up free firewood here in Johnston? Just stop by the west end of Terra Park, located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway, and pick some up today! Due to the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa, this firewood may only be transported within P...

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