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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Mayor Hansen Hosts Coffee with the Mayor

Coffee with the Mayor

Newton Mayor Michael L. Hansen will host a Coffee with the Mayor the third Saturday of each month. The first Coffee with the Mayor is scheduled for Saturday, December 15 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Newton Public Library located at 100 N 3rd Ave W.

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City Administration
Posted on: December 13, 2018

City of Newton Holiday Closures

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City of Newton offices including City Hall, Newton Police Department business office, Newton Fire Department business office, Public Works, Parks, Community Development, and Community Services will be closed Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25 ...

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City Administration

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Update from Newton Development Corporation

TPI Composites

We are proud to announce that TPI’s Iowa site was recognized as the 2018 Inclusion Award, Large Employer winner at the 6th Annual Inclusion Forum in Des Moines. The Inclusion Forum is where the Des Moines Partnership brings various stakeholders ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Update from Newton Housing Development Corporation

NHDC Ribbon Cutting

In Fountain Hills, the latest spec home has closed and Venture Homes will be starting a custom home on lot 17 in December and may potentially start another spec home on lot 18 (which they already own).

In Cardinal Ridge, of the 5 existing units 2 are sold,...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Update on Hardee's

Hardees 11-28-18

The Hardee’s restaurant building just west of Highway 14 at S 12th Avenue W is nearly completed and work on the parking lot and entrance infrastructure is proceeding rapidly. The franchisee, Westar Foods, will be interviewing prospective line an...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Downtown Economic Development Update

Capitol 2 - Opening Night

The Capitol 2 Theater opened as scheduled on Friday, November 9th to rave reviews – particularly about the incredible new seats, Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound system and new concessions area, all wrapped around a stunning restoration of the original ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 16, 2018

TPI Composites Wins 2018 Inclusion Award

TPI Composites

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Business Record have announced the 2018 Inclusion Award Winners. The Inclusion Awards honor employers that have championed diversity and inclusion at their organizations and within the community. The nominees are...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Newton Main Street Receives $75,000 from Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant Program

Newton Main Street Challenge Grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded Newton Main Street a $75,000 grant for the 115 West 2nd St South, Goldfinch Growth project. Natalie Umsted and Bryan Friedman of Goldfinch Growth, Graham Sullivan, Director of Newton Main Stree...Read on...

Economic Development

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Posted on: December 10, 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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Library

2 Stories
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Newton First Graders Visit The Library

First Grade Tours

First graders visit the Library to learn about all the books, programs, and fun that is available for free. The visits begin with a story-time with Miss Phyllis, continue with a tour of the children’s library, and end with a behind-the-scenes lo...

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Library
Posted on: December 3, 2018

New Teen Lounge Area

Lounge

The Library received a grant from Jasper Community Foundation in the amount of $5,000 to create a new lounge for teens in the Library. The funds were used to purchase two tablet chairs and a new booth. The new teen lounge area (not the books) is restricte...

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Library

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Building Activity November Update

Building Activity

For the month of November 2018, the City issued 35 development permits. They included:

  • 9 building permits
  • 10 electrical permits
  • 5 plumbing permits
  • 7 mechanical permits
  • 4 demo permits

Total valuation (calendar year-to-date) for projects is $17,007,810.

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Historic Preservation Commission Update

Residential Historic Districts

The Historic Preservation Commission met on Monday, December 3rd for their regular monthly meeting. The City received word from the State Historic Preservation Office that the grant request submitted in August to receive funding to cover the cost of hirin...

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Planning & Zoning

News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2018

Police Department Hosts K9 Workshop

K9 Workshop

In partnership with Midwest K9, the Police Department hosted a police K9 workshop for patrol dogs. The workshop provided an opportunity for handlers to learn more about trailing in an effort to enhance their skills at finding missing persons or escaped fu...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Park Operations Holiday Project: Maytag Park Holiday Light Display

Maytag Park Holiday Light Display

Parks Operations staff has been busy constructing and installing the new Maytag Park Holiday Light Display. The display officially kicked off for viewing on December 1 and was very well received by the community. 

The lights will be on every night...

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Public Works

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