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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 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: 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 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

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

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: 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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