News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2019

WPC Personnel Performing Clarifier Maintenance

Clarifiers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant

Clarifiers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant require weekly cleaning by plant operators to eliminate the buildup of organic materials on the effluent weirs.

Public Works
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Parks Operations Makes Changes to Newton Union Cemetery Maintenance

IPI Trimming at Union

Parks Operations implemented a new maintenance practice at Newton Union Cemetery to increase the level of service. Iowa Prison Industries is being brought in to assist in the maintenance trimming. IPI crews are able to complete the task in one 8-hour day....

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Public Works
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