City administrator's weekly report highlights Maytag Bowl renovation, drug drop-off
Work has been completed on the front stage of the Maytag Bowl, according to Newton City Administrator Bob Knabel's weekly report.
The front stage was "mud-jacked" on April 18, by Denco Highway Construction Co. of Mingo. Mud-jacking is a process that injects a cement mortar under the slab to level the existing cement. According to the report, the large area of the stage where water had been collecting in recent years, had settled by about four inches. The mud-jacking process raised the area by about three inches, and a surface runoff to the side and to the front edge of the stage was provided. The process will add to the useful life of the stage.
The Newton Fire and Police Departments and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a prescription drug drop-off on April 28, at the Newton Fire Department, 410 S. 2nd Ave. W.
Residents can bring in unwanted or unused medications and drop them off with authorities free of charge. Collection of these drugs ensures that they are disposed of properly. Last year, the drug drop-off recovered more than 70 pounds of drugs.
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