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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Alliant Energy Franchise Agreement

Alliant Energy Franchise Agreement

The Community Services Division has been working with Alliant Energy this year on the renewal of their electric franchise agreement with the City. The current franchise agreement, which was for a 25-year period, was approved by City Council on October 20,...

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Community Services
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Airport Consultant Selection

Airport Consultant Selection

The Community Services Division has begun work on the engineering consultant selection process for the next five calendar years. This process, which is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allows the City to secure federal funding grants...

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Community Services
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Iowa Speedway Drive Restoration Project to Begin on September 6

Road Construction

Construction for the Iowa Speedway Drive restoration project is scheduled to start on September 6, 2018. 

During construction, Iowa Speedway Drive will be closed to traffic in two phases; Phase 1 between I-80 Exit 168 and S 13th Avenue E and Phase...

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Community Services
Posted on: May 25, 2018

What You Need to Know About Grass Clippings

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The City of Newton is asking residents to keep all grass clippings or other yard waste out of the City streets and alleys. Please direct your mower away from the street and back onto your property, and remove any clippings that may have been accidentally ...

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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

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mosquito Control Information

Mosquito

Late-summer mosquitos populations have spiked in part to the heavy rains and standing water on warm days. The threat of mosquito bites will continue until Iowa's first hard frost, which tends to be in October. The City of Newton will continue using mosqui...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Public Works Operations Update: Streets Department

Streets installing Concrete

The PW Operations Streets crews installing PCC concrete at the new subdivision Cardinal Ridge Subdivision. Now that the first house is completed, sold and new residents are moving in, Public Works crews installed a new gang mailbox unit and ADA accessible...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Parks Operations Update

Westwood Golf Course Flood

Parks staff recently mowed new trails throughout 30 Acre Parks, to be utilized by both walkers and mountain bikes. 

Parks staff has also been busy with flood cleanup, and is preparing for what the upcoming weeks will bring. Numerous tree limbs cam...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Water Pollution Control Update

Water Pollution Control staff performs maintenance on process equipment

Wastewater process equipment requires frequent maintenance. Most of the Maintenance is performed in-house by plant staff. Here a wastewater plant operator is seen reinstalling a 150 horsepower sewage pump rebuilt by plant staff. 

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