News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Floodplain Ordinance Update

Floodplain Ordinance Update

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the Iowa DNR, provided revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The maps, which show the location of flood hazard areas across the City, were last updated in 2007.

FEMA has set the effective...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Wayfinding Signage

The last phase of the wayfinding signage project is currently underway. Poles have begun to be installed along Highway 14 and First Avenue East and West. Upon the completion of this installation, the project will be complete.

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Update

Newton Community Survey

The citizen survey has closed. The survey had 545 total respondents. Staff is now combing through the information to inform the Planning and Zoning Commission’s review of the comprehensive plan.  

Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Zoning Board of Adjustment Update

Building Activity

The Zoning Board of Adjustment met on September 5th and reviewed a conditional use permit a detached garage at 822 South 6th Avenue West and a parking and setback variance application for Scooter’s Coffee, proposed to be located at 1126 1st Aven...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Historic Preservation Commission Update

Jasper County Courthouse

The Historic Preservation Commission met on September 4th for their regular meeting. The CLG Grant application was submitted on August 30th. If awarded, the grant will assist the commission with preparing the nomination of the First Avenue East and West D...

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Planning & Zoning