City Facility Information

PARTICIPATING IN CITY MEETINGS

The Newton City Council and City of Newton staff would like to remind Newton residents that they have the option to view City Council meetings virtually.

  • Television – Meetings are broadcast live on Mediacom channels 12, 85 or 121.12.
  • Live stream – Meetings are streamed live on the City’s website

Residents can also participate in the meeting in the following ways via Zoom. You can join the meeting via the web or the Zoom app on your mobile device: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83564044015 or you can join the Zoom meeting by phone calling 312-626-6799 and enter ID# 83564044015.  

Recordings of City Council meetings are also available on demand a couple of days after a meeting on the City’s website in the Agenda Center.

CITY OFFICES & CITY BUILDINGS

The City of Newton offices and buildings are open to the public. Many buildings and office lobbies are open to the public with barriers in place to protect the public and staff. The City is encouraging those who can to complete their business with the City online or over the phone.

USE OF MASKS OR OTHER FACE COVERINGS

Effective May 19, 2021 anyone entering a city public building for the purpose of contacting and conducting business with city staff, is recommended but not required to, wear a mask as defined by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

CITY HALL/CITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICES (101 W 4TH ST S)

City Hall & Newton Waterworks’ lobby area is open to the public. The public can continue to access services via phone or email.

Those who have business with City Hall can call 641-792-2787 x 2000 or learn more online in regards to permits, records, etc. you may be seeking at City Hall. If you are looking for a specific staff’s contact information, you can view the staff directory.

NEWTON WATERWORKS (101 W 4TH ST S)

Newton WaterWorks is a municipal water utility, separate from the City of Newton, which serves citizens of Newton, Lambs Grove, and Country Club Acres, and the surrounding area. NWW is responsible for supplying water that meets all state and federal standards, owning and maintaining the distribution mains and all water meters.

Their administration/customer service office is located in the same building as City Hall, the Newton Fire Department and the Newton Police Department. Their office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The Newton WaterWorks lobby is open to the public. Signs will be posted with instructions and social distancing measures will be in place. Staff offices are still closed to the public.

Payment can be mailed. Payment can be made by using the drive up at Newton WaterWorks. Payments (check/money order only) can be placed in drop box outside the Newton WaterWorks office or HyVee Customer service counter.

NEWTON FIRE DEPARTMENT (410 S 2ND AVE W)

The Newton Fire Department is located in the same building as City Hall, the Newton Police Department and Newton WaterWorks. The fire department entrance is located on the south side of the building; around the corner the left of apparatus bay and City Hall entrance (signage is in place). 

The Newton Fire Department lobby area is open to the public. Signs will be posted with instructions and social distancing measures will be in place. Staff offices are still closed to the public.

Office hours at the Newton Fire Department are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those who have business with the Newton Fire Department can call 641-792-3347 or learn more online. If you are looking for a specific staff’s contact information, you can view the staff directory.

NEWTON POLICE DEPARTMENT (101 W 4TH ST S)

The Newton Police Department is located in the same building as City Hall, the Newton Fire Department and Newton WaterWorks. The police department entrance is located on the north side of the building; to the right of the City Hall entrance (signage is in place).

The Newton Police Department lobby area is open to the public. Signs will be posted with instructions and social distancing measures will be in place. Staff offices are still closed to the public.

Office hours at the Newton Police Department are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those who have business with the Newton Police Department can call 641-791-0850 (or for non-emergency/after-hours calls to dispatch – 641-792-1547) or learn more online. If you are looking for a specific staff’s contact information, you can view the staff directory.

NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (100 N 3RD AVE W) 

The Newton Public Library, which falls under the direction of the Newton Public Library Board of Trustees, is open its full, pre-COVID service hours.

The Library building is open, offering all library services; Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The library is also offering digital library cards for those in the community wishing to access digital materials but limit their excursions, information can be found here: https://www.newtongov.org/FormCenter/Library-forms-4/Digital-Library-Card-Registration-124

The public is encouraged to learn more online or reach out to staff by calling (641) 792-4108. If you are looking for a specific staff's contact information, you can view the staff directory

The public is encouraged to learn more online or reach out to staff by calling (641) 792-4108. If you are looking for a specific staff’s contact information, you can view the staff directory.

PUBLIC WORKS, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY SERVICES (LOCATED AT LEGACY PLAZA - 403 W 4TH STREET N, SUITE 501)

Offices located at the Public Works Building include Community Services (Cemetery, Engineering, Parks & Rec, Nuisance Enforcement); Community Development (Building, Planning & Zoning, Economic Development, Community Marketing); and Public Works.

The lobby area of the offices at Legacy Plaza are currently open to the public. Signs will be posted with instructions and social distancing measures will be in place.

Office hours at Legacy Plaza are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The public is still encouraged to complete business such as permits, applications, and reservations, online or by calling (641) 792-6622. If you are looking for a specific staff’s contact information, you can view the staff directory.

OTHER FACILITIES

  • All City Parks are open to the general public. This includes the following: restrooms, playgrounds, shelter rentals, clubhouses, youth and adult baseball, softball and soccer fields.
  • Maytag Pool (301 S 11th Ave W) is planning to open on June 4.
  • The Newton Municipal Airport’s public areas are open to the public, flight crews, and general aviation pilots and flight students.
  • The Newton Sanitary Landfill (3202 Hwy 14 S), operated by the City of Newton Public Works, is open. Their normal hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays. More information is available on our website or by calling (641) 792-3866.
  • The Public Works/Parks Garage (1700 N 4th Ave W) is not open to the public - all business has moved to the Legacy Plaza offices (403 W 4th St N, Suite 501) closed to the public.
  • Water Pollution Control, the division of the City of Newton Public Works department responsible for sewer backups, sump pump program and waste disposal program, is operating as normal with their hours of operation being 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The division is best reached by phone at (641) 792-3422.
  • Westwood Golf Course (3387 Hwy F48W) – Westwood Golf Course is open to the public and the clubhouse is open in a limited fashion. Please call 641-792-3087 for more information.