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Posted on: June 24, 2019

TRAIL CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER

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Heavy rain over the weekend has caused trail closures throughout our community. As soon as the water recedes, the Johnston Parks Department will begin cleaning the trails to get them reopened.

Trail closures include:

  • Lew Clarkson: Trail near the lower parki...
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Posted on: June 24, 2019

JOHNSTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROCESS FOR "THRIVE 2040"

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The City of Johnston is preparing to update the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is a broad statement about the community, looking approximately 20 years ahead. It includes specific goals – and strategies to achieve those goals based on the g...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

FIREWORKS USAGE NOT PERMITTED IN JOHNSTON

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

Fireworks Use: Johnston prohibits the ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

CITY OFFICE BUILDINGS CLOSED JULY 4

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All City of Johnston Office Buildings, including the Johnston Public Library, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. The locations will resume regular hours of operation on Friday, July 5. 

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT RETIRES AFTER 24 YEARS

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Public Works Superintendent, Brian Wilson will retire on Friday, June 21, after a 24-years of service with the City of Johnston.

Brian began his career with the city in October 1995. Twenty-four years ago, the City of Johnston had a population of 6,131, an...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

SIGN UP FOR THE MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K

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The Mayor's Run for the Trails 5K + Kids Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Terra Park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway. To ensure runners have an accurate timing, we will have chip timing through True Time Racing Services. Register by vis...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

JOHNSTON AWARDED MIDAMERICAN ENERGY TREES PLEASE! GRANT

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Representatives from MidAmerican Energy Company presented a grant check in the amount $2,000 to the City of Johnston on Monday, June 3, 2019. Johnston has received a grant every year since 1998, totaling $36,000.

The grant is part of the MidAmerican Energy...

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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: 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 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.

Andrew...

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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 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 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 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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