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Posted on: April 25, 2018

ONE-OF-A KIND PLAYGROUND TO OPEN AT TERRA PARK

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The City of Johnston is excited to announce and invite the public to attend the Grand Opening for the new one-of-a-kind playground at Terra Park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway on Monday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m.

“Terra Park is a gem within our community where ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLES AND VALUABLES FROM THEFT

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Over the past several days the Police Department has experienced an increase in the number of reported complaints regarding petty thefts from motor vehicles. Although the Johnston Police Department is working diligently to try and curtail this activity an...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY APRIL 28

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The Johnston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration want to help make homes safe by destroying all expired or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during a community Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28 from 10...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

JOIN THE JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE HEROES SMOKE-OFF JUNE 16

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Since 2013, the City of Johnston has enjoyed a sister city relationship with in Peja, Kosovo. Johnston has worked to cultivate this relationship and the past few years the City of Johnston and Johnston Rotary, have sent students from Johnston High School ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

CITY OF JOHNSTON PASSES HOME RULE 50TH ANNIVERSARY PROCLAMATION

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The City of Johnston joined cities from across the State of Iowa to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Home Rule Amendment to Iowa’s State Constitution by passing a proclamation stating, “Home Rule is essential to effective and responsive municipal gov...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

TOWN CENTER REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

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The City of Johnston is proposing the redevelopment of an eighteen-and-a-half-acre site at the NE corner of Merle Hay Road and NW 62nd Ave. As part of the redevelopment the City is planning for a new City Hall, trail-head and outdoor market area along wit...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

$30 TREE SALE BEGINS APRIL 10

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Beginning Tuesday, April 10, residents can purchase a tree for $30 at City Hall (one tree per resident), located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. There is a short order form to fill out when you come to purchase your tree. The five trees chosen for this  ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

APPLY TO SERVE ON A CITY BOARD OR COMMISSION

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Residents within Johnston can help guide the future of the community by serving on a Board or Commission. These Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator and City departments on a variety of issues affecting...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

2018 SPRING CLEANUP IN JOHNSTON

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Spring cleanup will happen during the month of April in Johnston and the city has some helpful tips to ensure your spring cleaning is a successful one.

Curbside cleanupOn April 16 and 17, (depending upon which day is your designated trash collection day) p...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

SAVE WATER AND MONEY

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The City of Johnston has an established Stormwater Homeowner Grant Program! This program allows Johnston homeowners to incorporate stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) on their property to aid in the improvement of water quality and decrease the wa...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

BRING SOME BAGS AND GET A BAG!

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During the month of April, which is Earth Month bring your used plastic grocery bags to City Hall or the Johnston Public Library. When you bring in a bag of bags, you’ll get a reusable grocery tote courtesy of Metro Waste Authority (one tote per household...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CONGRATULATES DETECTIVE HANSSEN

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The Johnston Police Department congratulates Detective Ryan Hanssen on his recent Level 2 Instructor Certification at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Hanssen recently completed the Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Military/Law Enforcement L...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

YARD WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 2

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Weekly yard waste collection will begin on Monday, April 2 in Johnston, and will continue every Monday and Tuesday (your regular garbage collection day) through Tuesday, November 27. Yard waste is only collected in Compost It! bags or brown paper lawn bag...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FY 2019 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019 on Monday, March 5, 2018. The budget adopted will keep Johnston fiscally sound, while ensuring the Mayor and City Council’s priorities are met. The n...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES TWO NEW OFFICERS

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Two new Johnston Police officers were sworn in by Mayor Paula Dierenfeld on Monday, March 5, 2018 during the City Council meeting. The Johnston Police Department is proud to have Officer Samuel (Sam) Abell and Officer Jodi Goodwin as a part of their dedic...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

REPORT POTHOLES ON CITY STREETS

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This winter’s active freeze/thaw cycle and ongoing rain and snow has caused lots of potholes to appear. Residents within Johnston can report street surface potholes that need repair to the Public Works Department. Please include as much information as pos...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

AMPLE TRAINING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE TO LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS

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The Johnston Public Library is continuously adding free services to benefit patrons. The recent addition of Lynda will provide members access to a library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts to develop their creative, bu...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

CITY REPORTS $99+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2017

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The City of Johnston is proud to report 2017 as a solid growth year for our community, led by $99.1 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 68 new single family homes and $27.8 million in commercial projects, which ranks as the fifth best year on ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

OFFICER TOWNES WILL SERVE AS THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AT JOHNSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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The Johnston Police Department is pleased to announce that Police Officer Bryan Townes will begin as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Johnston Middle School in January.

Officer Townes will serve as a positive role model and assist with situations that ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS OFFICER POSITION TO CREATE ADDED OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

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  The Johnston Police Department will be adding a Community Affairs Officer (CAO) position to their department in January. This new position will act as a catalyst in bringing neighborhoods together, creating stewardship among residents by embody...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

HOW ARE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY FEES USED?

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Stormwater is the runoff that results from precipitation. Increasing amounts of impervious surfaces in urban areas, such as rooftops, driveways, parking lots, and streets, decreases the ability of the water to soak into the ground, and increases the amoun...

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