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City Administration

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Fairmeadows North Update

Fairmeadows North Work started at Fairmeadows North last week. Crews are beginning to get the newest addition to this subdivision ready, moving dirt and putting in infrastructure. The 23 single family lots, which are near the west side of Agnes Patterson Park, should be ...Read on...

Community Services

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Construction Project Updates

DMACC Parking Improvement Project Work on the DMACC Parking Improvements Project in the 300 block of W 4th St N (DMACC Newton Campus) is nearly complete. Pavement joint sealing, parking stall striping, and signage work will be completed soon.  The E 12th St N Sanitary Sewer Exte...Read on...


3 Stories
Posted on: September 25, 2017

New Legal Forms Database Available at Newton Public Library

Library Shelves

Library cardholders can now browse and download hundreds of free legal forms online (including Iowa legal forms). Log in to the library’s website from your home computer or visit the library in person to access the Gale Legal Forms database. For...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Newton Public Library 25th Jubilee Saturday, September 30 – 2 to 4 p.m.

Library We’re celebrating 25 years under the blue roof! Join us on September 30th for food from Moo’s BBQ and Staci’s Sweet Stuff, a brief presentation on the history of the Library, and music by the Deep Dish Divas! Building tours ...Read on...
Posted on: September 19, 2017

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library Card During the month of September, patrons of all ages are invited to help us celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month. Teens and adults will have an opportunity to participate in a prize drawing for a new Kindle Fire. New library patrons will earn an entry int...Read on...


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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Parks Operations Update

Westwood Golf Course New Tee

Staff installed a new ladies tee box to hole number five at Westwood Golf Course. The tee was seeded earlier this month and has begun to germinate. This tee box makes the hole 60 yards shorter to help make it more player friendly for the ladies and allow ...Read on...

Planning & Zoning

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Site Plan Review

Van Maanen Headquarters front facade rendering.

Site Plan Review processes are under way for Van Maanen Headquarters and Kwik Star/Kwik Trip. The site plan for the new Van Maanen Headquarters has been reviewed by City departments and all utility companies. Comments have been returned to the project eng...Read on...

Police Department

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Newton Police Department Completes August Seat Belt Survey

Seatbelt Survey The Newton Police Department recently conducted a usage survey that showed strong results by motorists in the community. On August 31, 2017, the Newton Police Department observed both vehicle drivers and their passengers for seat belt usage. Overall, the...Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Community Conversation on Substance Abuse

Community Conversation on Substance Abuse

The Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition, led by the Police Department, will be hosting a community conversation on substance abuse on September 28th at 7PM in the Newton High School auditorium. This is a community education event focusing on substance...Read on...

Public Works

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Rhone Named Public Works Director

Jody Rhone Jody Rhone has been named the new Public Works Director for the City of Newton. The announcement was made during the City Council Meeting on Monday, September 18. Rhone has been with the City of Newton for 25 years, having started in 1993. He has served ...Read on...