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Boards & Commissions
Animal Review Committee
The Animal Review Committee was established as part of the City of Newton's Vicious & Problematic Dog Ordinance.

Building Trades Board
A five-member board appointed by the Mayor and Council that makes recommendations on construction regulations, licensing, and permitting, and hears any appeals of code rulings made by staff.

Civil Service Commission
The purpose of the commission shall be to provide a harmonious, efficient, and courteous public service which will protect the interests of the City of Newton and its employees.

Community Marketing Board
Serves as an advisory board to the City Council on matters related to marketing, branding communications, tourism, events, hotel/motel tax, and community outreach.

Historic Preservation Commission
Promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through recognition, enhancement, and potential perpetuation of sites & districts of historical/cultural significance.

Library Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees has direct control of library operations, employs a library director, makes final approval of the purchase of library materials, and has exclusive control of all library funds.

Parks Board
Advises park staff on park improvement projects, addresses citizen concerns, and educates the public on park activities and coordinate fundraising efforts for the Fourth of July fireworks display.

Planning & Zoning Commission
Local appointed government board charged with recommending action to the city council the on matters regarding the development and form of the community.

A self-supported municipal improvement district (SSMID) adjoining downtown Newton that has a 5-member board.

Water Board
The Board meets, at noon, on the third Friday of the month, in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall, 101 W 4th St S (dates, locations subject to change and are posted at City Hall).

Zoning Board of Adjustment
The Zoning Board of Adjustment reviews variances, conditional use permits, and zoning appeals.