News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Building Activity for July 2018

Building Activity

For the month of July 2018, the City issued 18 Development Permits - 7 Building Permits, 4 Electrical Permits, 3 Plumbing Permits, and 4 Mechanical Permits. Total valuation Calendar Year-to-Date for projects is $13,355,315.00

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Planning and Zoning Commission Update

City Hall Council Chambers

The Planning and Zoning Commission met on August 7th and unanimously recommended approval of some minor changes to the Floodplain Ordinance and associated definitions found in the General Provisions section of the zoning code. Effective October 5, 2018, n...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Zoning Board of Adjustment Update

Building Activity

The Zoning Board of Adjustment met on August 1st and reviewed a conditional use permit for a town home development at the former Hatchery Site. The permit was granted with the condition that sidewalks be also provided along the E 12th Street N frontage of...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Downtown Grant Review Board Update

Downtown Grant Review Board Update

The Downtown Grant Review Board met on July 31st and heard proposals for projects at 118 N 2nd Avenue W and 122 N 2nd Avenue W. The Board recommended approval of the sign and awning removal project at 118, which was then approved by Council on August 6th....

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Survey

Newton Community Survey

A citizen survey is currently underway as part of the regular 2-year review of the comprehensive plan. Thus far, over 300 responses have been logged. The survey will remain open through August 24th. The survey can be accessed from the homepage of the City...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Historic Preservation Commission Update

Jasper County Courthouse

The Historic Preservation Commission met on August 6th for their regular meeting. The commission hopes to submit a CLG (Certified Local Government) grant application to continue their work on the First Avenue Residential Historic Districts.Three of the HP...

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Planning & Zoning