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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Newton Community Survey Now Available

Newton Community Survey

Beginning in 2012, the City of Newton adopted and began implementing Newton's Future: A Comprehensive Plan. Every two years this plan is updated to ensure that the plan is still addressing the goals and concerns of residents.Your participation in the surv...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Nuisance Code Enforcement Efforts

Nuisance Code Enforcement

For the first six months in 2018, 650 new nuisance cases were received or logged by the code enforcement inspectors. Approximately 60% of these were for tall grass or weeds, and approximately 30% were for trash or junk. The remainder of the cases were mos...

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Community Services
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Iowa Speedway Drive Overlay Project

Iowa Speedway Drive Overlay Project

On Monday, August 6th City Council approved entering into a contract with Manatts, Inc. of Brooklyn, Iowa for the Iowa Speedway Drive Overlay Project. This project includes the installation of subdrain tile along both sides of the existing paved roadway, ...

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Community Services
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl Update

Damon Dotson Summer Concert

Two more events remain for the 2018 Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl. DJ Karaoke will take the stage on August 16th. The final show will occur on August 30th, with the Dueling Pianos performance. Both shows begin at 7:00 pm.

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Community Services
Posted on: August 13, 2018

RAGBRAI at Maytag Pool

RAGBRAI at Maytag Pool

With perfect weather and thousands of RAGBRAI riders camping in Maytag Park, over 1,700 single-day admissions were sold at Maytag Pool on July 25th. The surge in riders using the pool and showers began in early to mid-afternoon; with the largest crowds an...

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Community Services
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Maytag Pool Safety

Maytag Pool Safety

The Community Services Division, with the assistance of Public Works staff, recently purchased and installed new safety padding around and beneath the 3-meter diving board at Maytag Pool. This padding, which has a 12 foot fall protection rating, better pr...

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Community Services
Posted on: May 25, 2018

What You Need to Know About Grass Clippings

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The City of Newton is asking residents to keep all grass clippings or other yard waste out of the City streets and alleys. Please direct your mower away from the street and back onto your property, and remove any clippings that may have been accidentally ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

NFD Accepting Applications for Full Time FF/EMT Positions

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The City of Newton is currently accepting applications for Full-Time FF/EMT positions. The department will require that you are a EMT-B to apply. For more information, please check out the link below.

Apply for Full Time FF/EMT Positions Fire Department

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Downtown Grant Review Board Update

Downtown Grant Review Board Update

The Downtown Grant Review Board met on July 31st and heard proposals for projects at 118 N 2nd Avenue W and 122 N 2nd Avenue W. The Board recommended approval of the sign and awning removal project at 118, which was then approved by Council on August 6th....

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Survey

Newton Community Survey

A citizen survey is currently underway as part of the regular 2-year review of the comprehensive plan. Thus far, over 300 responses have been logged. The survey will remain open through August 24th. The survey can be accessed from the homepage of the City...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Historic Preservation Commission Update

Jasper County Courthouse

The Historic Preservation Commission met on August 6th for their regular meeting. The commission hopes to submit a CLG (Certified Local Government) grant application to continue their work on the First Avenue Residential Historic Districts.Three of the HP...

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Planning & Zoning

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Water Pollution Control UV Disinfection Project

UV Disinfection Project

The Ultraviolet light disinfection system project at the WPC plant is nearing completion. WPC plant operators are seen receiving training on operation and maintenance of UV system equipment.

Public Works
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Constructing a New Storm Water Detention Basin

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Public Works has been taking advantage of the dry weather constructing a new storm water detention basin, as required by the Iowa DNR to stay in compliance with our storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). As future landfill cells are constructed to...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Streets Crews Provide Traffic Control During RAGBRAI

Streets Crews provide traffic control during RAGBRAI

The Public Works Operations streets crews have spent the past several months building barricades, making signage, supplying fencing, fixing every crack, hole and imperfection in the streets to bicycle standards, on the entire RAGBRAI ingress and egress ro...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Newton Parks Serve as Official RAGBRAI Campgrounds

Parks during Newton RAGBRAI

City of Newton Parks Operations staff put in hundreds of hours planning and preparing the parks prior to hosting RAGBRAI on July 25th. Most of the Newton’s Parks had RAGBRAI riders camping in them. 

Maytag Park served as the “m...

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