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Posted on: March 19, 2019

March Newton Housing Development Corporation Update

Newton Housing Development Corporation Update

NHDC reports that even though bad weather has slowed new home construction in the past month, they have remained busy. Craig Armstrong, City Development Specialist and Bruce Showalter, NHDC Director were interviewed about the Newton housing incentives on ...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 18, 2019

February Building Activity

Building Activity

For the month of February 2019, 16 development permits were issued: 

  • 4 building permits
  • 5 electrical permits 
  • 2 plumbing permits 
  • 5 mechanical permits

Total valuation of the permits in February was $1,367,393.  

Total fiscal ...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

March Historic Preservation Commission Update

Historic Preservation Commission Update

The Historic Preservation Commission met on Monday, March 4, 2019, for their regular monthly meeting. The Commission is working on a building plaque project for the Downtown Historic District. The Commission currently has two projects underway that are re...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Thombert Named Finalist in Technology Association of Iowa's 2019 Prometheus Awards

Technology Association of Iowa (TAI)

Thombert, Inc., located in Newton, has been named a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's 2019 Prometheus Awards in the Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year category.

Thombert is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pol...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Achievements

Downtown Newton

Main Street Iowa hosted the 33rd annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration on Friday, March 8th at Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines. The program honored the efforts of those who work day-in and day-out to revitalize Iowa’s downtowns &...

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Community Development
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Rogers Named 2018 YP of The Year Award Recipient

Danielle Rogers, Community Marketing Manager

Community Marketing Manager Danielle Rogers was named the 2018 Ashley Okland Community Service Award winner by The Des Moines Register and the Young Professionals Connection during a ceremony at the Des Moines Downtown Hilton on Feb. 28. Rogers was one of...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 21, 2019

February Historic Preservation Commission Update

Downtown Newton

The Historic Preservation Commission met on Monday, February 4, 2019, for their regular monthly meeting.  The Commission is working on a building plaque project for the Downtown Historic District.  

Community Development
Posted on: February 15, 2019

February SSMID Board Update

SSMID Board Update

The SSMID Board held its regular meeting at 7:30 a.m. on February 11. The board is working on the purchase of bike racks for the district, with the generous help of some donations given toward the project.

Community Development
Posted on: February 14, 2019

February Building Trades Board Update

Building Trades Board Update

The Building Trades Board met on January 16, 2019 and reviewed D&D 2.0 Grants for 2107 North 5th Avenue East and 307 East 16th Street North. The Board recommended approval of granting funds for the rehabilitation projects, which council approved at th...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 13, 2019

January Building Activity Update

Building Activity

For the month of January 2019, 21 development permits were issued:  

  • 4 building permits
  • 5 electrical permits 
  • 4 plumbing permits 
  • 6 mechanical permits
  • 2 demolition permits  

Total valuation of the permits in January was $229,...

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Community Development