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Posted on: March 4, 2021

SPRING CLEANUP APRIL 19-20

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Spring cleanup is April 19-20 and the City of Johnston has some helpful tips to ensure your spring cleaning is a successful one! Please ensure your accepted items are on the curb by 6 a.m. on your collection day.

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 22-26

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As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, a statewide tornado drill will occur Wednesday, Mar. 24. A test drill will be issued at 11 a.m. through the National Weather Service.

During this test, people are encouraged to practice any actions that would be ta...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

JGMFD RAISES FUNDS TO SEND CARE PACKAGES TO DEPLOYED TROOPS

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) has several members who honorably serve in various United States Military branches. One Iowa National Guard and JGMFD member is being deployed this month for the remainder of the year 

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

BE AWARE OF DETERIORATING ICE CONDITIONS

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The Johnston Parks Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources remind residents of deteriorating ice conditions on the ponds and lakes within Johnston and around Iowa.

Although the ice may appear safe and thick enough for people to walk on, the...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS JOHN TEMPLE TO FILL VACANT SEAT

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On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, the Johnston City Council held a Special Meeting to appoint former Councilman John Temple to fill the vacant seat after Scott Syroka resigned.

“The Council discussed the vacancy and agreed that John has the experience ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

REMOVAL OF ASH TREES WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY

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On Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, Xtreme Tree Service began removing ash trees that have Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) or have not been treated for EAB in Green Meadows West, Green Meadows, and Greenwood Hills right-of-way. The right-of-way is the area between the stre...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

COMPOST IT! PREMIUM CART SERVICE RENEWAL

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Spring is around the corner, which means it may be time to renew your Compost It! premium cart service.Metro Waste Authority will begin picking up yard waste on Monday, April 5, and service will continue through November. Collection day for Johnston resid...

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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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Posted on: February 3, 2021

FISH ATTRACTORS IMPROVE CONDITIONS AT TERRA LAKE

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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 proven to be very successful in lakes and ponds that do not pose enough natural structure or cover for fish ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

WINTER STORM EVENTS IN JOHNSTON

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The Johnston Public Works crews are proud to serve this great community. During snow events, they pride themselves in ensuring roads are clear, so residents can safely get to and from their destination.

During the most recent storm event, crews spent 280 h...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

PROPER PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE AND RECYCLING CARTS

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During garbage and recycling collection days, there are ways residents can help avoid a mess and frustration for the snowplow drivers and recycling and trash haulers. Please ensure carts are placed within your driveway, minimally two to three feet apart. ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

JOHNSTON RATED AT OR ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN 41 OF 43 AREAS ASSESSED

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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 41 of 43 areas assessed. This is a slight increase from the 2018 community survey.

"As we plan for the upcoming fis...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

JGMFD SEEKING RFP FROM QUALIFIED CONSULTANTS

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The Cities of Johnston and Grimes, Iowa are requesting proposals from qualified consultants to analyze their partnership for joint fire and EMS services. The Cities are seeking professional services to compare alternative organizational models, evaluate s...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

$59+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2020

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In 2020, the City of Johnston had a solid growth year, led by $59.8 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 147 new residential units and $14.3 million in new commercial projects. Additionally, the City focused considerable efforts on constructing...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

MAYOR'S RUN FOR FOOD TOTALS 1,074 MILES

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Thanks to a generous Johnston community, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld will be running 1,074 miles. Since Dec. 1, community members donated non-perishable items and monetary donations to the Johnston Partnership food pantry after the Mayor issued a challenge tha...

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