News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Building Activity

Building Activity

For the month of April 2019, 27 development permits were issued: 

  • 7 building permits
  • 12 electrical permits
  • 4 plumbing permits
  • 3 mechanical permits, and 
  • 1 moving permit

Total valuation of the permits in April was $293,322.00. 

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Public Works
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Parks Operations & Red Pride Service Day

Parks Operations Red Pride Service Day

Parks Operations assisted several groups of students executing numerous volunteer projects throughout the park system on Newton’s Red Pride Service Day. 

Five trees were planted in Maytag Park and the students planted, mulched and watere...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Caring for the Cemeteries in Winter

Cemetery

Preparing sites for burials is a challenge this time of year. With the snow and thick frost layer, it adds extra steps and time to the process. The first step is to locate the grave site itself. This requires the staff to remove snow from the immediate ar...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Continuing Education

Parks-Operations

The Parks Operations has been busy with snow removal, cemetery burials, ice rink maintenance, and some continuing education. Several Parks Operations staff members attended the Shade Tree Short Course in Ames, Iowa. This two-day event has a trade show wit...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Public Works Operations / Landfill Cover Dirt

Landfill Cover Dirt

Landfill operators are tasked with properly covering trash at the Newton Sanitary Landfill. The Iowa Department of Resources (IDNR) requires compacted clay “cover material” to be placed and maintained over waste in the active portion o...

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Public Works