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Posted on: October 15, 2021

BREAST CANCER RECIPIENTS RECEIVE FUNDRAISING CHECK

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The Johnston-Grimes Professional Firefighters Local 4835 has been designing and selling t-shirts for eight years to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Through a proclamation, members of the department are approved to wear the breast cancer shirts wh...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

NORTHWEST POLK COUNTY RESIDENTS’ CHOICE FAVORITES IN JOHNSTON

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More than two decades ago, CITYVIEW launched its Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll, and it continues to grow. Now, for the third year, Big Green Umbrella Media shares the Northwest Polk County Residents’ Choice poll results. This poll a...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

JOHNSTON MAINTAINS AA+ S&P CREDIT RATING

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S&P Global Ratings announced the City of Johnston’s general obligation urban renewal bonds will stay at AA+. The bond proceeds will be used for essential corporate urban renewal purposes and will refund the city’s series 2018E taxa...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY IS OCTOBER 23

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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, Oct. 23 at the J...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH

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October is National Community Planning Month. This month recognizes City staff and community members who volunteer their time on boards and commissions to make Johnston a community so residents can Thrive. Every Day!Throughout the year, the Johnston plann...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

CURBSIDE YARD WASTE COLLECTION WILL END NOVEMBER 23 IN JOHNSTON

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Yard waste season is coming to an end. The Compost It! curbside yard waste collection will end for the season on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Johnston. 

The program accepts small twigs and branches, leaves and lawn clippings, as well as any garden vegetati...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

2021 ELECTION AND VOTING INFORMATION

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The City and Johnston Community school board election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To find your polling place, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.

For more information on requestin...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WATERWAYS: ADOPT A STREAM!

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Searching for a reason to get outside before the leaves fall and temperatures drop for the winter? Adopting a stream might be just the activity you're looking for.

Through Metro Waste Authority’s Adopt A Stream program, you and a group o...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

POOL AND SPA CARE BEFORE WINTER

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DRAINING POOLS AND SPAS Did you know? Draining swimming pools and spas to storm drains can pollute streams and lakes with copper, chlorine and other chemicals. Water from a pool or spa is routinely treated with chlorine to prevent bacterial growt...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

CATFISH RELEASED AT TERRA LAKE AND JOHNSTON COMMONS

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources released 130 catfish (34 lbs. total) at Terra Lake and 65 (16 lbs. total) at Johnston Commons on Wednesday, September 29. The catfish are around 8-10″ in length. 

All anglers 16 years and older mu...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

CITY OF JOHNSTON RECEIVES DERECHO COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT

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The City of Johnston is a recipient of the Derecho Community Forestry Grant in the amount of $4,999.78. The grant will match funds available for a project in the Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area. On August 10, 2020, a Derecho came through our community,...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

JOHNSTON POLICE 'BUSTED KIDS IN A GOOD WAY' THIS SUMMER

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The Johnston Police Department looked for kids practicing good bicycle safety habits this summer. If an officer saw kids practicing good habits, they got “Busted in a Good Way.” This is no ordinary ticket; this one gets you a voucher f...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

JOHNSTON CITY ADMINISTRATOR RECEIVES RECOGNITION

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Johnston City Administrator Jim Sanders was recently awarded City Manager of the Year at the Iowa League of Cities annual conference. Each year, this award honors city administrators whose work represents the best possible application of management princi...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

JOHNSTON POLICE WELCOMES NEW OFFICER

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The Johnston Police Department welcomes its newest member, Officer Hayes. Mayor Dierenfeld swore him in during the City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 20.Officer Hayes was previously with the Cook County Sheriff's Office in northern Minnesota. Prior to ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

OFFICER JOHNSTON RECEIVES LETTER OF APPRECIATION

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The Johnston Police Department, Mayor and City Council commended Officer Johnston with a letter of appreciation for his dedication to proactive police interventions during the City Council meeting on Monday, September 20. Officer Johnston was rec...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

OFFICER PETERMEIER RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION

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The Johnston Police Department, Mayor and City Council commended Officer Petermeier with a Certificate of Commendation during the City Council meeting on Monday, September 20. On April 4, 2021, Officer Petermeier was on patrol when dispatched to ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

TREE BRANCH AND LIMB DROP-OFF NOVEMBER 4-6

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The City of Johnston provides residents an opportunity to get rid of branches and limbs each fall. Residents can drop these off, at no cost, at the Public Works Facility, located at 6400 NW Beaver Drive between November 4-6. There is no fee; however, part...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

BULK WATER AVAILABLE

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Bulk water has been moved from Public Works to the new booster station located at 4640 NW 66th Avenue. This building is located on the corner, just west of the south Johnston soccer complex. Those interested in purchasing bulk water will use reusable prep...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

CENSUS DATA REVEALS JOHNSTON’S POPULATION GREW BY 39 PERCENT

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The official 2020 census data reveals the population for the City of Johnston is now 24,064. This is a 39.3 percent increase from the 2010 data, which was 17,278. Johnston is now the fifth fastest-growing city in Polk County. Below is a table on ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

SOLICITOR'S PERMIT IN JOHNSTON

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The City of Johnston requires a permit for any person who represents themselves, any business, organization, or group soliciting or attempting to solicit from residences, or upon the public right-of-way or street, monies, contributions, or orders for good...
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