The City of Newton Council acts upon resolutions and ordinances when necessary. Ordinances are then codified yearly. The difference between the two are that an ordinance is a law made by the municipality and a resolution is passed to provide written documentation of a municipality's opinion, will or intent and is often limited in duration.


Resolution 16-01 Closed Session Minutes

Resolution 16-02 Authorize the Destruction of the Audio Recordings of Closed Sessions

Resolution 16-03  MFT (Funds)

Resolution 16-04 Funding Support for 2016 ITEP Program Grant Project

Resolution 16-05 Amendment to Agreement between IDOT and City of Newton

Resolution 16-06 Regarding Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, letter of credit

Resolution 16-07 Road Closures for Fall Festival Parade

Resolution 16-08 Road Closures for Homecoming Parade

Resolution 16-09 Closed Session Minutes

Resolution 16-10 Destruction of Audio Recording of Closed Sessions



​Resolution 17-01 Closed Session Minutes

Resolution 17-02 Authorize the Destruction of the Audio Recordings of Closed Sessions

​Resolution 17-03 MFT fund for Maintenance

Resolution 17-04 Induce Development of Biofuels Production Facility

Our Resolutions & Ordinances


2015 Ordinances

Ordinance 15-01 City Ordinance Amends Section 31-1-11 Sidewalk, 6-3-1 Programs

                         established, 6-3-2 Annual Budget

Ordinance 15-02 Aquatic Center Bond

Ordinance 15-03  To Add Article X to Chapter 24 of the Newton City Code "Restrictions on Use of                           Eagle Trails" 

Ordinance 15-04  Granting a Franchise for Operation of a Sanitary Hauling Service Within City of                               Newton (Republic Services)

Ordinance 15-05 Prevailing Wage

Ordinance 15-06 Amend Section 6-1-2 (30 day limit on Demo Permits)

Ordinance 15-07 Ratifying and Confirming the Vacation of a Certain alley in the Boos Addition

Ordinance 15-08 Appropriations

Ordinance 15-09 Cable and Video Service Provider Fee

Ordinance 15-10 Cable and Video Customer Protection Law 

Ordinance 15-11 Amend Section 24-9-2 (G) Requirements of Article X-Golf Carts

Ordinance 15-12 An Ordinance Adopting a Code of Ordinances

Ordinance 15-13 Amend Section 11-1-2 and Section 38-1-2 of the City Code

Ordinance 15-14 Establishing an Enterprise Zone within the City of Newton

​Ordinance 15-15 Annual Tax Levy 


Ordinance 16-01 Prevailing Wage

Ordinance 16-02 Amend Section 38-1-25 Water Leak Adjustment

Ordinance 16-03 Annual Appropriations

Ordinance 16-04 Amend Section 1-1-25 Payment of City fines, Utilities and other charges

Ordinance 16-05 Approving Valerie B. Burnell Annexation Agreement 

Ordinance 16-06 Amend Section 21-2-7 (C) of Newton City Code

Ordinance 16-07 Fireworks Amend Section 7-10-1 through 7-10-9 of Article X

Ordinance 16-08 City Ordinance Amend Article III - Elected Officials Salaries

Ordinance 16-09 City Ordinance Section 1-2-66 - City Clerk - Elected

Ordinance 16-10 Annual Tax Levy

Ordinance 16-11 Amend Zoning Map 

Ordinance 16-12 Regarding travel, meal and lodging  expenses

​Ordinance 16-13 Authorizing a referendum on primary elections


​Ordinance 17-01  City Ordinance Amend Section 25 Article II-Weeds

Ordinance 17-02  Amending the TIF Ordinance  

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Council Meeting Schedule

Regularly scheduled Newton City Council meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The City Council meetings and committee meetings are held at City Hall located at 108 N. Van Buren in Newton. 

Meeting dates for 2017:

Jan. 3 and 17
Feb. 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
April 4 and 18
May 2 and 16
June 6 and 20
July 5 and 18
Aug. 1 and 15
Sept. 5 and 19
Oct. 3 and 17
Nov. 7 and 21
Dec. 5 and 19

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