News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Volunteer to Help Neighbors in Need

HELP MAP

Now and in the days to come, routine activities may be risky for more vulnerable neighbors. That’s why Nextdoor has introduced the Help Map – an interactive map of your neighborhood where neighbors can mark themselves as someone who ca...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 26, 2020

A Letter from Mayor Hansen

To the Citizens of Newton:

I’ve been approached about issuing a "shelter-in-place" order for Newton or working with the County for a county-wide shelter-in-place order.

Here’s my thinking on it...

This link (https://bit.ly/2QNxa...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

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Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, suspending elective and nonessential medical and dental procedures, extending and expanding retail business closures, ordering health care facilities and nur...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Jasper County EMA Accepting PPE Donations

COVID-19 PPE EOC - GRAPHICS

Jasper County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is currently seeking donations of personal protective equipment (PPE).

If your business and/or facility is not operating or seeing patients and clients at a reduced schedule please consider donating any avail...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation includes additional mandatory closures, relaxes certain restrictions to promote additional social distancing and provides regulatory ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Newton Buildings & Offices Closed to Public through March 31

CITY OF NEWTON BUILDINGS AND OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC THROUGH MARCH 31

In an effort to implement social distancing practices recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Michael L. Hansen has amended his emergency proclamation from Tuesday, March 17 to include closing all city buildings from public access beginning on T...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Signs Emergency Proclamation

Mayor Michael L. Hansen has signed a proclamation that determines a state of emergency or public danger exists and directs that all gathering of 10 people or more on public property or public right-of-way are hereby prohibited and any permits or permissio...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Jasper County, Iowa Government Update

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Jasper County is taking steps to protect employees and the public. If you are planning to visit one of the County buildings located in Newton, please call ahead to see if you can conduct your business...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

The City of Newton has no higher priority than to protect the health and safety of our citizens and our employees. We are actively and closely monitoring the coronavirus situation, and we are working hard to stay on top of this evolving situation.

The publ...

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020 - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updated Information

There is now community spread of COVID 19 in Iowa; please review the Iowa Dept of Public Health updated guidelines as of this the evening of March 14, 2020. There are still no positive cases in Jasper County.

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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: March 13, 2020

How to View Newton City Council Meetings

The Newton City Council and City of Newton staff would like to remind Newton citizens that they have the option to view City Council meetings live if they prefer not to attend a meeting in person.

  • Television – Meetings are broadcast live on Media...
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City of Newton - Administration
Posted on: February 25, 2020

City of Newton Audit Report Released

Audit Report

Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs have released an audit report on the City of Newton, Iowa.

The auditors reported that the City’s receipts for its governmental funds totaled $27,573,072 for the year ended June 30, 2019. The receipts inc...

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City of Newton - Administration

News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration Issues Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration for Iowa

Small Business COVID-19 Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: February 12, 2020

2020 Census Information

WHAT? 

Count

The census is a count of everyone living in the United States. This mandatory count is required by the United States Constitution. 

WHO? 

Everyone

The population of the United States must be counted. This includes peopl...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Newton Complete Count Committee Meets

On February 3rd, the Newton Complete Count Committee met for the first time to learn about the upcoming Census and how each member can have an impact within our community. Tracy Stevens, US Census Partnership Specialist, addressed the group and described ...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Arbor Estates Update

Arbor Estates Plat 1

Phase 1 construction is on hold for winter, with a majority of the underground utility work already completed. When weather allows, the remaining work will be completed this spring, including paving. Plans are being finalized for the rough grading project...

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City of Newton - Community Development
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Building Permit Stats

Building Activity

For the month of January 2020, 12 development permits were issued: 

  • 3 building permits
  • 4 electrical permits 
  • 2 plumbing permits
  • 3 mechanical permits.  

Project valuation for the January building permits issued was $625,000.  ...

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City of Newton - Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2020

Iowa DOT Technical Training & Certification Program

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This winter, the Community Services Division’s Engineering Technician III Joe Grife and manager Brian Laube both attended recertification classes in the Iowa DOT’s Technical Training & Certification Program. 

This program o...

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City of Newton - Community Services
Posted on: February 19, 2020

2020 Maytag Pool Seasonal Employment

2018 Maytag Pool Lifeguard Team

The Community Services Division is currently seeking part-time seasonal employees at Maytag Pool for the 2020 season. These positions include lifeguards, lifeguard supervisors, and concessions/ticket workers. 

These positions can be viewed online ...

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City of Newton - Community Services
Posted on: February 18, 2020

2020 Shelter and Pool Party Reservations

Pool Party Reservations

Online reservations for shelter rentals and pool parties are now being accepted for the 2020 season.

Rules and other information can be found by visiting the following:

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City of Newton - Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: February 10, 2020

Support Newton Main Street

Community support of the Newton Main Street Program plays a vital role in planting the seeds of growth that are taking root in our downtown. Downtown is the heart of our community, it serves as a community space, a site for government, arts, churches, and...

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Download the Newton Main Street Investment Form City of Newton - Economic Development Partners
Posted on: February 6, 2020

2020 FREE Job/Career Fair

Newton Development Corporation (NDC), Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, and the Goodwill Career Connection Center would like to invite area businesses to the 2020 FREE Job/Career Fair scheduled for ...

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City of Newton - Economic Development Partners

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Landfill Payment Process System Operational

The Newton Sanitary Landfill is open for business and accepting credit/debit payments as normal.

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: March 18, 2020

“Flushable” Wipes Could Lead To Sewer Problems

THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH!

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s Water Pollution Control Facility has seen an increase in wipes labeled “flushable” being flushed into the City’s sewer mains. The City of Newton wants residents to be aware t...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Water Pollution Control - Biosolids Land Application

WPC Biosolids Application

Each fall after field crops are harvested, Water Pollution Control personnel land apply biosolids to local farm ground. Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the treatment of domestic sewage at the wastewater treatment facility. Bio...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Parks Operations - Ash Tree Removal

Ash Tree Removal

Parks operations staff continue to be busy with ongoing ash tree removal. Since January 1, 2020, 53 ash trees have been removed in through the city parks, Westwood Golf Course, and Newton Union Cemetery. Staff will continue to be very aggressive on the as...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Ice Rink Resurfacing

Ice Rink Resurfacing

Parks operations staff also has been busy with other seasonal tasks, such as snow removal and upkeep of the Maytag Park Ice Rink.  The crews perform different ice resurfacing techniques several times each week.  Snow also has to be clear...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 12, 2020

GPS for Snowplows

The streets division in Public Works has purchased and installed GPS units for the four-winged snow plow trucks and one for the street sweeper over the fall of 2019. These units will help monitor and assist with plowing operations for more efficiency and ...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Newton Sanitary Landfill Employee Recognized For 5 Years of Service

Steve Pfander

Steve Pfander began employment with the City of Newton on February 9, 2015.  Steve has obtained the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Landfill Operator Certification and the 25 hour Hazardous Household Waster Certification (HHW). Curren...

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City of Newton - Public Works
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Murphy Receives Key Award from Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Jamie Murphy - Key Award

During the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 122nd annual dinner in January at Baqara Coliseum in Newton, Jamie Murphy received the Key Award from the Chamber. 

As the Assistant Superintendent of Park Operations, Murphy was recog...

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City of Newton - Public Works

News Flash

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Get Ready! Thunderstorms

Get Ready Thunderstorms

Approximately 10% of thunderstorms are considered severe, which means they produce hail at least three-quarters of an inch in diameter, have winds of at least 58 miles per hour, or produce a tornado. Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may o...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Get Ready! Home Fires

Get Ready! Home Fires

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning—a home fire escape plan that everyo...

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Newton Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Newton Police Department Completes March Seatbelt Survey

March Seatbelt Survey

The Newton Police Department recently conducted a seatbelt usage survey that showed seatbelt usage results by motorists in the community.On March 21, 2020, the Newton Police Department observed both vehicle drivers and their passengers for seatbelt usage....

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Protect You and Your Family From Becoming Victim to a Scam

Police - COVID-19 Scam Alert

The Newton Police Department continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation around the nation and state. We have become aware of coronavirus-related scams in other communities. It is terrible that people prey on fear. Still, we see this during and after ever...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Police Department Conducts Tobacco Compliance Checks

Police Department Conducts Tobacco Compliance Checks

On January 27, 2020, the Newton Police Department, in conjunction with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division’s Iowa Pledge program, completed tobacco compliance checks on 19 retail establishments. The results of the compliance checks were that a...
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Newton Police Department
Posted on: January 1, 2020

2020 Pet Licenses Available for Purchase

The Newton Police Department has 2020 dog, cat, and miniature pig licenses available for sale. Newton pet owners are being reminded that 2020 animal licenses must be purchased by Tuesday, March 31, 2020, to avoid a late fee of $20.00.

Licenses are availab...

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Newton Police Department
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Snow Ordinance Parking Enforcement

Snow removal operations were declared on January 13th, 17th, 19th and 22nd.  Over 145 snow ordinance violation tickets were issued during that time period for vehicles illegally parked in residential and uptown business district areas. Snow ticke...

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Newton Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Digital Library Cards Now Available

Library Cards

The Library has created a Digital Library Card Form online: https://www.newtongov.org/FormCenter/Library-forms-4/Digital-Library-Card-Registration-124Due to the Newton Public Library being closed to the public, they are now offering people the opportunity...

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Newton Public Library
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Newton Public Library Closing Through March 29

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

The Newton Public Library Board is monitoring the news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to make the best decisions possible to keep the library’s staff, patrons, and communities healthy and safe.

As a result, the Library will be closing ...

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Newton Public Library

News Flash

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Public Drinking Water Safe to Drink

Water Faucet

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on current ...

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Newton Waterworks