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Posted on: June 16, 2021

BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO REDUCE IRRIGATION BY 25 PERCENT

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The City of Johnston has implemented Stage 1 of the metro area’s Water Shortage Plan because of drought-induced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water.

These two factors created a 90-percent demand on Des Moines Water Work...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

JOHNSTON'S SPECIAL ELECTION IS JUNE 22

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The special election, which will determine who fills the vacant seat, is Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The appointment will become effective after the Polk County Election Office has certified the election and the oath is taken by the newly elected person follo...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

FIREWORKS USAGE NOT PERMITTED IN JOHNSTON

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As you finalize plans this 4th of July, be sure you obey the City of Johnston’s fireworks ordinance. Discharging fireworks within city limits is illegal. Novelty fireworks like sparklers and snakes are allowed.

Fireworks UseJohnston prohibits the...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

DONATE USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT

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The Kosovo committee is in need of your help to get kids in the proper gear they need to play sports. If you have used sports equipment, they want it! The equipment they need the most include:

  • Baseball/softball bats
  • Baseball/softball gloves
  • Softballs
  • Baseball...
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Posted on: June 9, 2021

USE DESIGNATED DETOUR ROUTES AND OBEY RESIDENTIAL SPEED LIMITS

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Several street construction projects are underway or beginning throughout the city. To ensure the safety of construction workers, drivers are asked to follow the designated detour routes.

If the detour routes take you down a residential street, please obey...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

UPPER PONDS AT TERRA LAKE

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The Johnston Parks & Recreation Department is working to repair the reciprocating pump for the waterfall feature at the lake.

We understand this is a very popular feature, especially with the heat we have been experiencing. The reciprocating pump needs...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

JOHNSTON POLICE RECOGNIZE A GRADUATE MEMBER

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The Johnston Police Department is pleased to recognize a recent graduate from the 490th School of Police Staff and Command program at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. Lieutenant Jensen recently completed this academically intensive, 10-...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES OFFICER HOLTRY

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The Johnston Police Department welcomed a new member to their department on Monday, June 7, 2021, as Mayor Paula Dierenfeld officially swore in Officer Holtry.

“We are very pleased to officially welcome Officer Holtry to our department as a sworn member,” ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY AND ROUTINE NOTIFICATIONS

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The City of Johnston wants to make sure residents and visitors are safe and informed. The CivicReady mass notification system is a communication service available to our residents to receive emergency and routine notifications. You have the ability to cus...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

GET BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY BY JPD

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The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout this summer for kids in the community practicing good bicycle safety habits.

If an officer sees kids practicing good habits, they will get "Busted in a Good Way." “This is the fifth ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

JOHNSTON'S OUTSTANDING BOND RATING IS AFFIRMED BY S&P

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce the Standard and Poor's (S&P) Global Ratings has assigned its AA+ long-term rating to Johnston’s 2021A General Obligation (GO) bonds and affirmed its AA+ long-term rating for the City&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

CITY OF JOHNSTON UPDATES GUIDELINES ON FACE COVERINGS

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In light of the updated COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Johnston has rescinded the March 2020 and November 2020 proclamations that required the use of masks in city-owned buildings and encouraged the use in...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

SIGN UP FOR THE MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K + KIDS FUN RUN

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Lace-up your shoes for the 10th annual Mayor's Run for the Trails 5k + Kids fun run. This race will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Terra Park.

The registration fee includes a short-sleeve performance blend t-shirt. If you register after 8/7/2...

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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

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: 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 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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