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Posted on: March 30, 2020

JOHNSTON'S PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS CLOSED

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Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public playgrounds in all Johnston City parks are closed effective immediately, until further notice. COVID-19 has been known to spread through hard surface contact. The Johnston Parks and...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE RAIN CAMPAIGN

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Polk County has begun a rain campaign for the installation of stormwater best management practices to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from our properties and the improvement of the quality of water in our lakes, streams, and rivers. Throughout Polk...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

RESIDENTIAL TREE SALE ONLINE THROUGH APRIL 14

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Due to the coronavirus, the residential tree program is being moved online. Trees are $30 each and submissions can either be made online using the link below or by filling out the form and emailing to parks@cityofjohnston.com. Residents can purchase one t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COMMUNITY SERVICE CHANGES AND BUSINESS HOURS RELATED COVID-19

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With the onset of COVID-19, many local businesses have altered hours and service to customers. The Johnston Chamber of Commerce is providing updates to their website daily with business tools and information on the following to help support local business...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CLOSURES AND UPDATES

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The health and wellness of the City of Johnston residents and employees is a top priority. At this time, City operations will continue as usual unless the situation changes in the coming days. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and wi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COMMUNITY EVENT CANCELLATIONS

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In light of recommendations from the CDC and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, we have canceled the following scheduled events. The health and well-being of our residents and staff is our top priority. We will evaluate future events and provide updates to this ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

IOWA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM GRANT

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On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandem...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) ISSUED DISASTER DECLARATION

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans.

Applications can be made and monitored via the SBA&...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM BECOMING VICTIM TO A SCAM

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The Johnston Police Department continues to monitor the COVID-109 situation around the nation and state.

We have become aware of coronavirus-related scams in other communities. It is terrible that people prey on fear, but we see this during and after every...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COMPOST IT! SEASON BEGINS APRIL 6 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste in Johnston, beginning Monday, Apr. 6.

Residents can purchase Compost It! brand bags and stickers at local grocers and hardware stores. The purchase of the bags or stickers covers th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CITY OFFICES CLOSE TO GENERAL PUBLIC IN EFFORT TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

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In an effort to implement social distancing practices recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Johnston offices, including Public Works, City Hall, and Crown Point Community Center, will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FY 2021 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for the Fiscal Year 2021 on Monday, March 16, 2020. The budget adopted will facilitate growth while ensuring priorities are met. The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2020....

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

MARCH IS THE TIME TO REMOVE DYING ASH TREES

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan in 2002. This larva feeds on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the ability to transport water and nutrients. Most trees remain relatively stable after they die...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

PROVIDE INPUT ON WHAT MAKES JOHNSTON THRIVE

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Johnston City leaders and staff are planning for the next 20 years, and we need your thoughts and ideas on what makes Johnston Thrive. Providing your input will help us better understand where concerns and issues are.This is the second phase of the input ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

PIONEER PARKWAY TRAIL UPCOMING TREE REMOVAL

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For more than 35-years, Pioneer Parkway has been lined with silver maple trees. These fast-growing, softwood trees provide shade, beauty, and some benefits to wildlife. It would be difficult to imagine Pioneer Parkway without these trees.

As we began the p...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM CHECKS

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) is proud to serve both communities to ensure the safety of residents in their homes. With Daylight Savings Time quickly approaching, the JGMFD reminds residents to check their smoke and carbon monox...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - FY 2021 PROPOSED MAXIMUM PROPERTY TAX LEVY

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The Johnston City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed maximum property tax levy for the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) on March 2, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Johnston City Hall, located ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

THREE OFFICERS RECEIVE LETTERS OF COMMENDATION

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During the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, three Johnston Police Officers received letters of commendation to recognize their compassion and commitment to the citizens they serve, and for bringing an individual to safety during a crisis. T...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

OPTIONS TO PAY YOUR UTILITY BILL

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Each month, Johnston residents receive a utility bill that contains billing for water, sewer, garbage, recycling, and a stormwater fee. As a resident, you can pay your bill by mailing a check, dropping off payment at City Hall in the dropbox right inside ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

FREE TREE BRANCH & TIRE DISPOSAL POSTPONED

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Due to COVID-19, the tree branch and tire disposal originally scheduled for April 23 through 25 has been postponed. A future date is still being determined.

On April 23 through 25, Johnston residents can drop off branches, limbs and passenger vehicle tires...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

CITY PARK RESTROOMS CLOSED FOR WINTER

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City of Johnston’s park restrooms and outdoor drinking fountains will be closing for the winter season today, Tuesday, Oct. 29. Restrooms at Terra, Lew Clarkson, and Dewey Park will reopen in spring 2020.

Park users may continue using park shelters during ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

CITY REPORTS $66+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2019

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The City of Johnston is proud to report 2019 as a solid growth year for our community, led by $66.6 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 213 new residential units and $6.8 million in new commercial projects. Additionally, the City focused consi...

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