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Posted on: August 21, 2019

CITY BUILDINGS CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY, TRASH PICKUP DELAYED

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All City of Johnston buildings, including the Johnston Public Library, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on Labor Day. Residents living west of NW 86th Street will have ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

REGIONAL WATER TRAILS PROJECT CELEBRATES FIRST COMPLETED ACCESS POINT IN JOHNSTON

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The City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator have celebrated the opening of the first access point for the regional project. The new carry-down access point on Beaver Creek, located on NW 70th Street, just east of NW 86th Street, in Jo...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP SHOULD BE PLACED ON CURB FOR YARD WASTE COLLECTION

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The Johnston Parks and Public Works Departments are assessing the storm damage across the community, following a strong storm that passed through knocking down limbs and branches on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

City crews will be clearing debris from public property ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

JOHNSTON RESTORING OXBOW WETLAND ALONG BEAVER CREEK WITHIN THE BEAVER CREEK NATURAL RESOURCE AREA

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The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, the City of Johnston and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District are joining together to restore an oxbow along Beaver Creek within the City’s Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area. An oxbow is a meander of a stream, cut o...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

NEW PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCED

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The City of Johnston is proud to announce Scott Chiri, an 11-year employee of the Public Works Department has been promoted to Public Works Superintendent.

“Our department is excited to have Scott Chiri move into this leadership role,” ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

LOANER LIFE JACKET STATION AT TERRA PARK

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Johnston Parks and Recreation and Johnston Public Safety Departments work to promote safety while in and around water. The Johnston Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating the installation of the first Life Jacket Loaner Station at Terra Park. The ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

JOHNSTON RECEIVES TWO COMMUNITY BETTERMENT GRANTS FROM PRAIRIE MEADOWS

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The City of Johnston received two Prairie Meadows Community Better Grants – $25,000 for the Beaver Creek Water Trails project and $10,000 for a 50th-anniversary public art project. Each of these grants will help the Johnston community increase the quality...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

JOHNSTON AWARDED $30,000 PUBLIC ART GRANT

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The City of Johnston was recently awarded a $30,000 Public Art Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines.

The grant, awarded through Bravo Greater Des Moines, is funded through a portion of the metro city’s Hotel/Motel tax revenue dedicated to arts and culture. ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

RECYCLING LIDS AND BOTTLE CAPS

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The majority of the items we recycle each day have them, but what should you do with lids or bottle caps when you are ready to recycle the container? After a quick rinse, here’s the lowdown on how to dispose of lids and caps:

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

PURCHASE A 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BRICK

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Invest in Johnston’s future by purchasing a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Brick. Each 4″ x 8″ brick will be placed in a patio around the City’s public art piece that will be installed at Terra Park in the Fall of 2...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

GET BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY THIS SUMMER

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The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout for kids with good bicycle safety habits. Get "Busted in a Good Way" by wearing a helmet, riding in designated areas, using proper signals, or wearing a seat belt while riding in a vehicle. E...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

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 between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch into the back of your pick-up truck or trailer, but you...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

KNOW THE RULES FOR PLACING YARD SIGNS IN JOHNSTON

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Spring and summer is a busy time for garage sales, open houses, 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 on private ...
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Posted on: March 6, 2019

CITY HIRES CONSULTANT TO LEAD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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Over the next year, the City of Johnston will be updating its Johnston 2030 Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2010. The Johnston Comprehensive Plan which addresses land use, parks, housing, transportation, and infrastructure is a visionary policy d...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

COMPOST IT! SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 26 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste on your regular collection day, now through November 26.

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

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