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Posted on: May 18, 2018

SIGN UP FOR THE MAYOR'S RUN FOR THE TRAILS 5K

Mayor's Run for the Trails 5K

The Mayor's Run for the Trails 5K has moved up this year and will be held Saturday, August 25 at Terra Park, located at 6300 Pioneer Parkway. To ensure runners have an accurate timing, we will have chip timing through True Time Racing Services. Register b...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

MAY IS BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

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Each year, the City of Johnston’s Building Department proudly celebrates Building Safety Month in May to remind residents the critical role our building and public safety members have to ensure the safety of businesses and residents. The individuals in th...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

JOIN THE JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE HEROES SMOKE-OFF JUNE 16

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Since 2013, the City of Johnston has enjoyed a sister city relationship with in Peja, Kosovo. Johnston has worked to cultivate this relationship and the past few years the City of Johnston and Johnston Rotary, have sent students from Johnston High School ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

YOUR VALUABLE INPUT WILL MAKE JOHNSTON MORE WALKABLE

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The City of Johnston has hired Snyder and Associates to conduct a community wide Walkability Study that addresses overall connectivity of the sidewalk and trail network between neighborhoods, schools, parks, and business destinations to promote and allow ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

JOHNSTON CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

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All Johnston City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday. City employees look forward to serving you when we return on Tuesday, May 30. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day this week.

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

STABILIZATION PROJECT CLOSES TRAIL

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A stream stabilization project is about to begin that will close the trail located north of Timberwood Drive between Long Meadow Drive and NW 93rd Street beginning May 10 through the end of June. During this time, pedestrian access will be maintained and ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

3,168 POUNDS OF PLASTIC BAGS COLLECTED

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During Earth Month in April, residents could drop-off their plastic bags at the Johnston Public Library or City Hall for the plastic bag swap campaign. The successful campaign brought in 3,168 pounds of plastic bags from across the metro.

The city who coll...

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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 May 4 between 1 to 3 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch into the back of your pick-up truck or trail...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLES AND VALUABLES FROM THEFT

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Over the past several days the Police Department has experienced an increase in the number of reported complaints regarding petty thefts from motor vehicles. Although the Johnston Police Department is working diligently to try and curtail this activity an...

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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: February 27, 2018

APPLY TO SERVE ON A CITY BOARD OR COMMISSION

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Residents within Johnston can help guide the future of the community by serving on a Board or Commission. These Board and Commission members provide input to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator and City departments on a variety of issues affecting...

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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: March 27, 2018

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CONGRATULATES DETECTIVE HANSSEN

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The Johnston Police Department congratulates Detective Ryan Hanssen on his recent Level 2 Instructor Certification at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Hanssen recently completed the Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Military/Law Enforcement L...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

YARD WASTE COLLECTION BEGINS APRIL 2

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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: March 15, 2018

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES FY 2019 BUDGET

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The Johnston City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019 on Monday, March 5, 2018. The budget adopted will keep Johnston fiscally sound, while ensuring the Mayor and City Council’s priorities are met. The n...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

JOHNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES TWO NEW OFFICERS

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Two new Johnston Police officers were sworn in by Mayor Paula Dierenfeld on Monday, March 5, 2018 during the City Council meeting. The Johnston Police Department is proud to have Officer Samuel (Sam) Abell and Officer Jodi Goodwin as a part of their dedic...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

REPORT POTHOLES ON CITY STREETS

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This winter’s active freeze/thaw cycle and ongoing rain and snow has caused lots of potholes to appear. Residents within Johnston can report street surface potholes that need repair to the Public Works Department. Please include as much information as pos...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

AMPLE TRAINING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE TO LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS

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The Johnston Public Library is continuously adding free services to benefit patrons. The recent addition of Lynda will provide members access to a library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts to develop their creative, bu...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

CITY REPORTS $99+ MILLION IN NEW TAXABLE VALUATION IN 2017

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The City of Johnston is proud to report 2017 as a solid growth year for our community, led by $99.1 million in new taxable valuation. This includes 68 new single family homes and $27.8 million in commercial projects, which ranks as the fifth best year on ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

OFFICER TOWNES WILL SERVE AS THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AT JOHNSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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The Johnston Police Department is pleased to announce that Police Officer Bryan Townes will begin as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Johnston Middle School in January.

Officer Townes will serve as a positive role model and assist with situations that ...

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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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