Posted on: December 15, 2017

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Awards $12,500 Grant to Newton

Jasper County Courthouse

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has awarded a total of $90,110 for projects and scholarships that preserve and promote Iowa history.

The awards are funded through the department's Certified Local Government program, which encourages governmental pa...

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City Administration

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Winter Holiday Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Two of every five home decoration fires are started by candles and nearly half of decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too ...

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Learn more about Winter Holiday Safety. Fire Department

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Newton Sanitary Landfill Launches Pilot Program

Sanitary Landfill Pilot Project

The Newton Sanitary Landfill will launch a pilot program this winter and be open the first Saturday of each month.The decision comes after landfill staff conducted a survey of 100 mixed use customers about the current Newton Sanitary Landfill winter sched...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Dangerous & Dilapidated Program

Dangerous & Dilapidated Program

Staff continues to work on D&D properties. Properties that are currently in the 657A process and their statuses are as follows:

  • 1312 East 6th Street South: Application requesting default judgement filed with the court on 12/5/2017.
  • 509 West 2nd Street N...
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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Planning and Zoning Commission Update

The Planning and Zoning Commission met on December 5, 2017. They reviewed and recommended approval of the Final Plat for Fairmeadows North Plat 8 - conditioning that approval on the inclusion a few housekeeping items that should appear on the face of the ...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Historic Preservation Commission Update

Historic Preservation Commission Maytag Park

The Historic Preservation Commission held their regular meeting on December 4, 2017. They were introduced to a project proposed within the historic Maytag Park. Rotary Club would like to create a paved terrace area for additional seating in the area of Ma...

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Planning & Zoning

Posted on: November 22, 2017

2018 Pet Licenses Available for Purchase

Pet Licenses

The Newton Police Department has 2018 dog, cat, and miniature pig tags available for sale. Newton pet owners are being reminded that 2018 animal licenses must be purchased by March 29, 2018, to avoid a late fee of $20.00. Licenses are available at the New...

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Click here for additional info on Pet Licenses... Police Department

Posted on: December 15, 2017

Public Works Staff Promotions

Public Works Update

Public Works has had several retirements and employees leave employment in the past year. These vacancies, some of who were senior management positions, have created several opportunities for current employees to advance in their career within the City of...

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Public Works