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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Building Activity Summary

Building Activity

For the month of December 2018, 26 development permits were issued: 9 building permits, 6 electrical permits, 6 plumbing permits, 4 mechanical permits, and 1 demolition permits. Total valuation of the permits in December was $4,646,000.For calendar year 2...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Building Trades Board Update

City Hall Council Chambers

The Building Trades Board met on December 26, 2018, and reviewed a D&D 2.0 Grant for 203 S 3rd Avenue East.

The board recommended approval of granting funds for the rehabilitation project, which council approved at their meeting on January 7, 2019.

The ...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Community Development Department Creation

Downtown Newton

In December, the City Council created the Community Development Department which includes planning & zoning, building, economic development, and marketing. Shortly after the holidays, the entire department held a kick-off meeting. 

It is of no...

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Community Development
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Rogers Named Finalist for 2018 YP of the Year Award

ROGERS NAMED FINALIST FOR 2018 YP OF THE YEAR AWARD

Danielle Rogers, Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton, has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 YP of the Year Ashley Okland Community Service Award. This award recognizes a young professional who exemplifies the volunteerism and spirit ...

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Community Development
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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Community Development
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Preserve Iowa Summit Update

hotel maytag

Planning for the Preserve Iowa Summit (June 6-8) is underway. Session proposals from preservation practitioners from across Iowa, and beyond, have been received. The State Historic Preservation Office is thrilled with the quality of the submitted proposal...

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Community Development
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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Community Development
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Zoning Board of Adjustment Update

Hardees 11-28-18

The Zoning Board of Adjustment met on Wednesday, December 5th, to hold a public hearing on a variance request from Hardee’s for an additional sign to be erected on the front (east) building façade. During the meeting, the sign contractor for the project i...

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Community Development