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Posted on: September 21, 2018

PIONEER PARKWAY CLOSED FOR HOMECOMING PARADE SEPTEMBER 27

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The Johnston Community School District's homecoming parade will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27. To ensure the safety of the community, the northbound lane of Pioneer Parkway will be closed from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. from Greendale Road to NW 62nd Avenue. The e...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TO THE FIREFIGHTERS BALL

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The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department invites you to the Firefighters’ Ball on Friday, Oct. 19.

Tickets are $50/person, $90/Couple or $360/Table (8 persons). Tickets will be on sale until Friday, Oct. 12. Please email jgmfdfirefightersball@gmail...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

BE A FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR, MOW YOUR LAWN

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It is that time of year to mow your lawn. Homeowners, businesses and renters are reminded to cut grass, weeds or brush before they exceed the height specifications. The grass, weeds and brush should be maintained adjacent to the curb line.

The height speci...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

HELP PROTECT JOHNSTON'S ENVIRONMENT

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With spring upon us, it’s important to note easy ways we can all protect the environment, starting in our own yards. Pollution can be produced when stormwater runs over your yard and picks up pollutants along the way; such as fertilizers, yard waste, pet ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

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, beginning August 3 between 1 to 3 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch into the back of your pick-up truck or tr...

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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: August 16, 2018

FLOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Johnston residents who experienced flood damage to their electric panels, water heaters or furnace may be eligible for a grant of up to $6,000 through Polk County’s 2018 Flood Assistance Program. While this is a County program, the City of Johns...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

KNOW THE RULES FOR PLACING YARD SIGNS IN JOHNSTON

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Summer is a busy time for garage sales, open houses and primary elections, 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 ...
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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: March 20, 2018

YARD WASTE COLLECTION ENDS NOVEMBER 27

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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: 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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