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Posted on: October 22, 2020

HIRTA to upgrade servers, temporarily suspend will-call service

HIRTA’s servers will be replaced beginning on October 28th, 2020. HIRTA anticipates interruptions to their phone and email lines from October 28 through October 29.

To prepare for this, we advise riders to schedule all possible rides in advance ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. 

The proclamation extends all the public health mitigation measures currently in place for businesses and other establishments until 1...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Governor Reynolds extends disaster proclamation for derecho-impacted counties

Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended a disaster proclamation for counties impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho until November 8, 2020.  

The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of th...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 16, 2020

How to Appeal a FEMA Decision

Iowa residents who sustained damage from the August 10 derecho may receive a letter from FEMA saying they are ineligible for disaster assistance and can appeal the decision if they disagree. All disaster assistance applicants have the right to appeal, and...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Iowa Announces COVID-19 Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced the launch of the new Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Registration Deadline Extended 14 Days for Iowa Survivors

Survivors from the Iowa August 10 derecho have more time to register for Federal assistance. The deadline for survivors has been extended through Monday, November 2.  

FEMA has approved more than $8.5 million in Individual Assistance grants for 2,...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Hansen signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through October

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through October 31, 2020. The proclamation encourages all vulnerable citizens of Newton to continue to limit their activities outside of the home. The proclamation also al...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: October 1, 2020

City Several Departments Reorganized After Plan Approved by City Council

The reorganization will provide additional capacity, improved collaboration and effectiveness, and greater attention to core needs and services. 

The reorganization plan creates a Community Services Department and a Community Services Director. Al...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Voting in the 2020 General Election

The Jasper County Auditor’s Office is responsible for every aspect of conducting an election from voter registration to the final count of the votes. You can find information about the 2020 General Election, information on registering to vote, p...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 24, 2020

City Dedicates Stan Clement Drive

Newly named Stan Clement Drive sign with Iowa Speedway pace car parked in front of it.

The City of Newton dedicated the new Stan Clement Drive near Iowa Speedway on Wednesday. Craig Armstrong, development specialist for the City of Newton, Mayor Michael L. Hansen, former Mayor & former Iowa Senator Chaz Allen, and the Clement family too...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Newton residents can apply for FEMA Individual Assistance

Gov. Kim Reynolds received notification that 10 additional counties, including Jasper County, that were impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho have been approved for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program.

Individ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation incuding Jasper County

disaster proclamation

Governor Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Jasper County in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 10, 2020

City of Newton Mayoral Proclamation State of Emergency Declaration

WHEREAS, a worldwide pandemic has affected the citizens of Newton, Iowa and then, on August 10, 2020, a devastating storm affected the City of Newton, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, this storm caused extremely high winds, heavy rains, and thunderstorms; and

WHEREAS, da...

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View the signed Mayoral Declaration (PDF) here. City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Beggars' Night is October 31, 2020

Beggars’ Night in the City of Newton will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. 

As always, residents may choose to participate by keeping the front door light on at their residence. Likewise, parents should decide if th...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Get help recovering from a disaster in Iowa

Govenor Reynolds announced today that the state has launched a new website with information about assistance that may be available to Iowa derecho victims. The website has a portal to disaster assistance applications as well as links to things like volunt...

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Click here to visit the Iowa Disaster Recovery we. City of Newton - Administration