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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation modifying public health measures

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to soc...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Clearing Snow from Around Fire Hydrants

EVERY SECOND COUNTS IN AN EMERGENCY KEEP FIRE HYDRANTS CLEAR OF SNOW

When winter is at its coldest, you may want to spend most of your time inside. However, it is important to keep an eye on what is happening outdoors, too. Winter weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire ...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Library Updates Hours Effective Monday, January 4

New Hours (1-4-21)

Due to the decline in local COVID-19 positivity test rates, we are pleased to announce that the library will be expanding in-person service hours! 

Walk-in browsing will be available Mondays (10-8), Thursdays (10-6), & Saturdays (10-2). The pu...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Mayor signs proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through January 31

Mayor Michael L. Hansen signed a proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster through January 31, 2021. The proclamation continues to encourage residents to follow mitigation measures recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health and also stat...

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

Newton's Snow Ordinance Information

Snow Ordinance Information Graphic

Snow season is upon us. Our snow ordinance states that on-street parking is prohibited when snow removal operations are declared. Our snowplows begin clearing the streets at 2" of snow accumulation (measured at the Public Works garage on Highway 14)....

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: December 8, 2020

2021 Pet Licenses Available for Purchase from the Newton Police Department

The Newton Police Department is reminding pet owners to purchase their 2019 licenses

The Newton Police Department has 2021 dog, cat and miniature pig licenses available for sale. For those renewing their pet licenses this year, the deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to avoid a $20 late fee.

Licenses are available at the Newton Police D...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Gov. Reyonolds Announces $9 Million to Assist Low-Income Iowans in Eviction Prevention & Housing

Governor Reynolds announced that a total of nearly $9 million in assistance is available to assist eligible low-income Iowans who are at imminent risk of eviction and individuals who have lost housing to quickly regain housing stability. The funding will ...

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

Cardinal Pond Update

Cardinal Pond

With the recent completion of the grading project at Arbor Estates, the City of Newton has now added Cardinal Pond (located in the northwest part of Agnes Memorial Park) to the City's parks system. As the pond continues to fill this fall, here is...

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City of Newton - Community Services/Parks & Rec
Posted on: November 3, 2020

NPD Takes Pledge to Keep Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine & Vapor Products Out of Hands of Youth

The Newton Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Newton underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educa...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

“Flushable” Wipes Could Lead To Sewer Problems

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!

The City’s Water Pollution Control Facility has seen an increase in wipes labeled “flushable” being flushed into the City’s sewer mains and causing sewer backups at residences. The City of Newton wants residents to be aware that wipes that are sold as “fl...

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City of Newton - Public Works