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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project Update (11/12/19)

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project

The contractor intends to begin work on the E 4th St & 1st Ave intersection this week. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution in the area during the project and are asked to follow posted traffic control devices and signs.

 At th...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 11, 2019

What You Need to Know About Snow Removal in Newton

Public Works Operations / Streets - Snow Removal Operations

City of Newton Snow Ordinance

The City of Newton's Snow Ordinance states that there is no street parking at 2 inches of accumulation. You can find out if the City of Newton Snow Ordinance is in effect by calling 641-791-SNOW (7669). 

Snow ordinance...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 7, 2019

City of Newton Burning Regulations

City of Newton  Burning Regulations

Open Burning

Open burning is the process of burning any materials where the products of combustion pass directly into the open air without going through a chimney or stack. Open burning is NOT allowed in the city limits of Newton. This includes, but is not...

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Fire Department
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Get to Know Brian Dunkelberger

Brian Dunkelberger

Brian Dunkelberger has been the City of Newton's City Planner since June 2019. Brian grew up in eastern Iowa on a small family farm just outside of La Porte City. Prior to employment with the City of Newton, Brian attended the University of Iowa, earning ...

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Community Development
Posted on: November 6, 2019

How to Handle Yard Waste This Fall

Leaves

24/7 Free Yard Waste Area

Newton residents may dispose of leaves, small twigs less than one-quarter inch in diameter, hedge trimmings, garden waste and weeds at the Newton Sanitary Landfill free of charge in the designated 24/7 Free Yard Waste Area. Reside...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Election Results in Newton

Election Results

Newton residents headed to the polls on November 5, 2019, to vote for Mayor and three City Council seats.

Current Mayor Michael L. Hansen will serve as Mayor for two more years in Newton. The full results of the race were:

  • Michael L. Hansen – 1,30...
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City Administration
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project Update (10/29/2019)

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The contractor has started work on the E 3rd St & 1st Ave intersection. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution in the area during the project and are asked to follow posted traffic control devices and signs.

 At this time, synchr...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 28, 2019

September Building Permit Stats

Building Permit Stats

For the month of September 2019, 26 development permits were issued:  

  • 9 building permits
  • 10 electrical permits
  • 2 plumbing permits
  • 2 mechanical permits
  • 3 demolition permits

Project valuation for the building permits issued was $1,010,958.00.

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Community Development
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Aging Storm Sewers Infrastructure

Aging Storm Sewers infrastructure

Public Works Operations Crews clean storm sewers intakes all around the city twice a year. During this time, they also are identifying deteriorating intakes that need repairs. With much of the older storm sewer infrastructure, crews are finding sinkholes ...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sanitary Sewer Project Will Close Part of S 8th Ave E

Siphon Repair Road Closure and Detour Map

A part of the sanitary sewer near S 8th Ave E needs to be repaired. A portion of S 8th Ave E, at E 6th St S, will be closed and a detour will be in effect.

The project is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 30 and the completion date is November 19 (w...

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Find more information about current projects here. Public Works
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Water Pollution Control Preventive Maintenance

WPC Switchgear clean

Preventative maintenance and repairs are all part of the Water Pollution Control Plant Operators’ responsibilities daily. This high level of support keeps the WPCP operating efficiently and in compliance with IDNR regulations.

The wastewater trea...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Newton Sanitary Landfill Yard Waste

Newton Sanitary Landfill Yard Waste

The landfill accepts leaves, small twigs (less than 1/4” in diameter), yard waste, weeds, garden waste, and hedge trimmings. This area is open for customers to use 24 hours per day, seven days per week, just outside the front gate of the landfil...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Parks Operations Update

Children’s Forest

Parks staff has been busy completing summer construction projects.  Drain repairs and concrete work for new cart paths took place at Westwood Golf Course.  Other storm water drain repairs have occurred on the hike & bike trail throug...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Agnes-Patterson Trail Repairs

Agnes Patteron Park Trail Repair

Portions of the Hike and Bike Trail in Agnes Patterson will be closed for at least one week for repair starting on October 23. These repairs are being done by TK Concrete and are part of the Trail Repair Project. Questions on this project can be directed ...

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For a larger map, click here. Community Services
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Demolition Project 2019-02

Demolition Project 2019-02

Following the completion of the asbestos abatement work, DW Zinser Co. of Walford, Iowa recently began the demolition of the structures at 124 E 4th St N and 115 E 4th St N. 

The demolition of both multi-unit apartment buildings at 124 E 4th St N,...

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Community Services
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Demolition Project 2019-01

Demolition Project 2019-01

Howe Excavating of Newton recently completed demolition of all structures at 702 E 4th St N, 411 N 3rd Ave E, 609 S 3rd Ave E and 102 E 12th St N. The project’s total cost was $85,500 which included asbestos abatement and demolition.

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Community Services
Posted on: October 18, 2019

2019 Parking Lot Reconstruction Project

2019 Parking Lot Reconstruction Project

TK Concrete of Pella recently began work on the 2019 Parking Lot Reconstruction Project. This project includes the removal of the existing parking lot pavement, construction of new 6” thick Portland cement concrete pavement, new sidewalks, storm...

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Community Services
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Fire Prevention Week Uses S.A.F.E. House to Educate Students

Students Escape S.A.F.E. House

The Newton Fire Department is providing a valuable opportunity to plan and practice escapes as part of Fire Prevention Week visiting local elementary schools this week with the S.A.F.E. House.

Following a classroom visit, third graders view a video inside ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Newton Fire Department Kicks Off Fire Prevention Week

Ball Drop by Helicopter

The Newton Fire Department and Mercy One Air worked together to plan Newton, Iowa's first-ever helicopter delivered game ball at the Newton High School football game on Friday, October 4. Thank you Captain Rex Heisdorffer and Athletic Director Ryan Rump f...

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Fire Department
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Fire Department Call Volume Up Over Last Year

Newton Fire Department

The Fire Department ended this fiscal year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) with an increase in calls again over last year.  

The Fire Department responded to 3,272 calls for service.  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls account for 90% ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Safety City

Safety City

The Police Department recently partnered with the NCSD, Colfax-Mingo School District and the Newton Christian School to provide safety training to kindergarteners at each school. The program is an annual event that teaches participants how to safely cross...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Jasper Community Foundation Grant

Jasper Community Foundation Grant

JCF recently awarded the Newton Police Department with a $5000 Local Community Grant for the purchase of simunition training guns and protective equipment. This equipment will allow police officers to train in a more realistic manner and ultimately prepar...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Ghost Towns of Jasper County

Newton Public Library

On Wednesday, August 28th, the library welcomed Dave Baker, writer, and photographer for Iowa: The 29th State, for a presentation on lost Iowa places and the stories behind them. You might not know it, but Jasper County is full of ghost towns. Ghost towns...

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Library
Posted on: September 30, 2019

You’ve Got a Library Card - What Can You Do With It?!

Kids searching for a book at the library

Here are just a few ways you can use your library card:

  • Borrow an unlimited number of books. 4 DVD’s can be checked out at a time. We add new items to the collection every week, and you may request titles to add to our collection!
  • Download e-books...
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Library
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Project Fastpitch Announces Softball Complex To Be Built In Newton

Project Fastpitch Siteplan

Project Fastpitch and City of Newton leaders announced a new tournament softball development located on seventy acres north of Rusty Wallace Drive across from Iowa Speedway along Interstate 80 in Newton. The development is designed to provide an amazing e...

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Community Development
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project

Downtown Traffic Signal Project

The Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project is scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 14. During this time, traffic signal and sidewalk improvements will be made along 1st Avenue between W 4th St and E 4th St. Questions on this project should be dire...

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Public Works
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 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Newton Public Library located at 100 N 3rd Ave W.

2019 dates for Coffee with the Mayor are January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20...

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City Administration