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Posted on: October 1, 2020

ENJOY BEGGARS' NIGHT SAFELY THIS SEASON

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Halloween is quickly approaching, and the City of Johnston encourages residents to continue to follow public health guidelines during this fall tradition by being creative with safe ways to enjoy!

Johnston will celebrate Beggars’ Night on Friday, Oct. 30, ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

TRANSITION INTO THE NEW JOHNSTON CITY HALL

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The Johnston Town Center is making progress and the new Johnston City Hall is near completion. The existing City Hall will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9, to allow staff to move into the new building.

The new City Hall will be open for b...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

JOHNSTON POLICE TO PARTICIPATE IN PINK PATCH PROJECT

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The Johnston Police Department is showing support for breast cancer research and treatment by selling special pink patches to raise money for Susan G. Komen.      “Participating in the Pink Patch Project allow...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

HISTORY OF JOHNSTON CITY HALL

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The City of Johnston was incorporated in 1969. On Sept. 8, 1969, Mayor Harold Southerwick gaveled-in the first Johnston City Council Meeting in his basement. At the time, Johnston’s population was 2,236.

While his basement worked for the first me...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

S&P AFFIRMS JOHNSTON'S OUTSTANDING BOND RATING

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The City of Johnston is pleased to announce the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has assigned its AA+ long-term rating to Johnston’s Taxable General Obligation (GO) Urban Renewal Capital Loan Notes, series 2020E. Johnston h...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS WILL SOON BE INSTALLED

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During 2019, many commemorative bricks were sold to remember Johnston’s 50th Anniversary. Each personalized brick will be placed in a patio around the Tree of Life at Terra Park the week of October 5, 2020.

The Tree of Life symbolizes our connect...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

ONLINE AUCTION IN PREPARATION FOR CITY HALL MOVE

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The City of Johnston is hosting an online auction in preparation for the move to its new building. Auction items include everything from furniture, bookshelves, office furniture, chairs and more. Individuals and institutions can obtain specifics and bid o...
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Posted on: September 9, 2020

DRAINING POOLS AND SPAS 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: March 3, 2020

COMPOST IT! SEASON ENDS NOVEMBER 24 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste in Johnston, but it will end on Tuesday, Nov. 24. 

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

HIGH-SPEED FIBER COMING TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES

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The City of Johnston leaders approved an agreement for a cutting-edge fiber optic telecommunication company, MetroNet, to begin construction of a network for high-speed fiber optic internet, TV and phone service throughout the community. The company offer...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

JOHNSTON UTILITY RATES

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The City of Johnston water and irrigation rates increased slightly July 1, 2020, which was reflected on the August bill. The increases are based on operational needs. The rate increases are consistent with neighboring communities. The revenue anticipated ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

HELP KEEP STORM DRAINS CLEAR OF DEBRIS

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Do you have a storm drain near your business or home that looks like this? If so, please help us and clear the debris from the drain. 

Storm drains can become clogged with excess leaves, tree branches and trash, leading to storm drain back-ups tha...

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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: June 9, 2020

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! Terra Park is located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway. On Fridays between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

HOW TO PROPERLY PLANT A TREE

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Planting a tree is easy, but it does require the proper steps. The Johnston Parks Department shows how to plant a tree in six easy steps. Watch this video on how to easily plant a tree.

Step One: Select the right tree for the right locati...

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