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Posted on: June 15, 2022

DISCHARGING FIREWORKS WITHIN THE JOHNSTON CITY LIMITS IS ILLEGAL

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Fireworks Use Johnston prohibits the use of fireworks within the city limits. Disregarding the fireworks ordinance is a violation and is punishable by a fine of up to $500 per violation. (City Code Chapter 41.12)

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

PICKLEBALL COURTS AVAILABLE AT TERRA PARK

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Pickleball is a fun sport for people of all ages that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. All skill levels can enjoy this fun sport. Best of all, it is available at Terra Park behind Crown Point Community Center, 6300 Pioneer Pkwy.&n...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

YOGA BY THE LAKE HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

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Bring your yoga mat and join professional yoga instructors on Saturday mornings for one hour of free Yoga from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Terra Lake Amphitheater or the Crown Point tennis courts.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

2022 COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS REVEAL QUALITY OF LIFE, GOOD PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

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Results of the fifth community survey and second business survey were presented at the June 20 City Council meeting by ETC Institute. The first community survey was conducted in 2013, and the first business survey in 2020. The overall results of both surv...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

SHADE CANOPY AT THE JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER SPLASH PAD

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The shade canopy that is over the south side of the Johnston Town Center patio, adjacent to the splash pad is being repaired. Unfortunately, the shade sail was damaged during a storm that occurred on April 25, 2022. The Johnston Town Center team is workin...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

RESIDENTS APPOINTED TO SERVE ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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On Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Johnston City Council meeting, Council approved the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Library Board appointments. The city received four applications for the Planning and Zoning Commission, six for th...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

THREE MEMBERS JOIN THE JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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On Monday, June 6, 2022, Mayor Paula Dierenfeld swore in two new Johnston police officers and welcomed one civilian. The department proudly welcomes Officer Rodriguez, Officer Sienkiewicz and Jason Hill.

Officer Rodriguez was hired by the Johnston Police D...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

FAMILY FEST AT THE JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER

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The first annual Family Fest at the Johnston Town Center was a success. Families enjoyed balloon animals by Toby Twist, an interactive magic show, Cubbie from the Iowa Cubs, and free books from the Johnston Public Library.  Events that occurred t...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

JOHNSTON TOWN CENTER SPLASH PAD TO OPEN ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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The Johnston Town Center splash pad will open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., beginning Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, 2022, through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. There is no fee to use the splash pad. The splash pad is located in the Town Ce...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

JOHNSTON RECEIVES TREE CITY USA GROWTH AWARD

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Johnston received a Tree City USA Growth Award by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.

A Growth Award is bestowed to a community alongside their Tree City USA recognition for demonstrating environmental imp...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

MAYOR DIERENFELD ACCEPTED THE MONARCH'S PLEDGE

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The Mayors Monarch Pledge is a program created by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage mayors and their communities to take a pledge to help the dwindling Monarch Butterfly population. Less than one percent of the western monarch populat...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

OFFICER RECEIVES A LETTER OF APPRECIATION

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The Johnston Police Department is proud to commend Officer Kerr with a Letter of Appreciation for the measures she performed on March 16, 2022. She was recognized to receive the award during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, 2022. &n...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

OFFICER RECEIVES LIFESAVING AWARD

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The Johnston Police Department is proud to award Officer Naidenoff with a lifesaving award for his heroic measures performed on March 9, 2022. He was recognized to receive the award during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, 2022. &nbs...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

TWO JOHNSTON OFFICERS WERE APPOINTED TO CORPORAL

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The Johnston Police Department is proud to appoint two officers to corporal positions on Monday, May 2, 2022. Officer Wedemeyer and Officer Trejo’s achievements were honored with a collar brass pinning ceremony during the City Council meeting.&a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SERGEANT PROMOTION

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The Johnston Police Department was proud to promote one member to a supervisory position on Monday, May 2, 2022. Mayor Paula Dierenfeld swore in Sergeant Slack.

“Sergeant Slack’s effort to grow and improve, coupled with his commitment to professionalism an...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

SET UP YOUR EMERGENCY HEALTH PROFILE TO ASSIST EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

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The following information is being shared on behalf of Polk County Emergency Management. The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board replaces SMART911 with RapidSOS emergency health profiles. These profiles allow a caller’s real-ti...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council held a public hearing at its regular meeting on Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. to approve and adopt the city's budget and Capital Improvement Projects budget for Fiscal Year 2023. The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2022.&...

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