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Posted on: January 22, 2019

2018 Nuisance Code Efforts

2018 Nuisance Code Efforts

The number of nuisance complaint cases totaled 1,050 in 2018.The Community Services Division was able to add seasonal nuisance inspectors and have a more proactive approach to nuisances in 2018. These changes saw the number of cases saw a 73% increase fro...

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Community Services
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Airport Fuel System Project

Airport

On December 17, City Council approved a contract with Unified Contracting Services of Des Moines for construction of a new fueling system at the Newton Airport.

This project includes the installation of two new underground fuel tanks for jet fuel and avia...

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Community Services
Posted on: December 21, 2018

CIRTPA Representatives

CIRTPA

On November 19th, the Newton City Council reappointed Community Services Manager Brian Laube and Public Works Director Jody Rhone as the City’s primary and alternate representatives to the CIRTPA Technical and Policy Committees. The City of Newt...

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Community Services
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Demolition Project 2018-04

Demolition Project 2018-04

Pre-demolition asbestos abatement work is completed at the three locations included in this project (#6 Bungalow Ct., #12 Bungalow Ct., and 925 E 5th St N). Lanphier Excavating of Reasnor, the prime contractor on the project, will begin demolition work th...

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Community Services
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Demolition Project 2018-03

Demolition Project 2018-03

Pre-demolition asbestos abatement work is completed at both the former Mid-Iowa Motel (1803 1st Ave E) and the former Jasper Winery building (518 W 3rd St N). Howe Excavating of Newton, the prime contractor on the project, is set to begin demolition work ...

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Community Services
Posted on: December 19, 2018

New Park Board Member

City Hall Council Chambers

On Monday, December 3rd City Council approved a resolution appointing Levi Michener to the Newton Park Board effective January 1, 2019. This appointment was needed to replace Jim Klier, who recently announced that he was stepping down from the Park Board ...

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Community Services
Posted on: December 17, 2018

E 12th St S Sidewalk Improvements

E 12th St S Sidewalk Improvements

TK Concrete of Pella has substantially completed work on the E 12th St S (100-block) Sidewalk Improvements Project. The project consisted of the construction of new sidewalks and curb. In addition, three large driveway approaches were removed and replaced...

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Community Services