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Norwalk, Iowa
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Thursday, January 7, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven r CLASSIFIEDS announcements Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m, every Saturday, New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr. Use north basement door of the church. Call 480-3578 or 981-0822. ................................... houses for sale 6670 Hwy G-24:4.4 acres, 2800 + finished 1 1/2 story, 4 BR, 2 bath, 24x40 metal bldg. Black Gold Realty, 681-6310. 501 North Ave: 6 acres, 3800 finished, 3-4 or 5 BR, 4 bath, zoned residential up and business down, great location. Black Gold Realty, 681-6310. for rent 1 bdrm apt. at Goodlife Retirement, elderly or dis- abted, over the age of 18 yrs. USDA subsidized, Equal Housing Opportu- nity. Norwalk, 1313 Wright Rd. Contact 51 5-981- 4424. 1 and 2 bdrm at Norwalk Park I and II. 900-928 E. 17 th St., Norwalk. USDA subsidized, Equal Housing Opportunity. Contact 515- 256-8889. ..................... _= .... L ...... L " Small 2BR home between DM and Norwalk, $600 plus retainer. Propane paid, available NOW. Call 285-3610. 2 BR apt. in Norwalk, $550 per month, $325 deposit, all utilities paid except elec- tric, no pets, references required, 515-480-0857. 2 BR Apt in Carlisle, Rental Assistance available. Equal Housing Opportu- nity, 515-577-0873 or 515- 681-0365. 2 BR, Brick 4-Plex, heat, water, sewer, garbage paid. Call 221-9300. 605 Center, 3 BR, 1 bath, 2-car gar.; 1122 ft., rent $1025/mo. and 1329 Sun- set, 8 foot office, 4 room, bath, $750. Black Gold Re- alty, 681-6310. New 2 and 3 Bdrm. homes. Lawn or snow care in- cluded. In newer area. Rents $1,200.00 $1,400.00. Several plans from which to choose. 515- 360-5063. services The Painters - Trained By The Best: Interior and Ex- terior, Drywall Repair, Pro- fessionals, Quality Work, Insured, Commercial/Resi- dential, Warren County raised. Call Ron 515-971- 8871, 20 years of experi- ence. ................................... 18.6 feet. ALL classified advertising is 20 cents a word with a $3.50 minimum AND payable in advance of publication. Brifig your ad to the office and pay for the ad at that time. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any or all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. "Happy Ads" and "Thank You&apos;s" are $2. DEADLINE IS NOON ON FRIDAY! i Schedule your Chimney Small engine repair, pick flea market Evaluation and cleaning today. Keep your family and home safe. Climbing Boys Chimney Cleaning. 981- 9077, Tim Mineart, CSIA Certified. up and delivery available. Monthly "free admission" Prompt reasonable ser- Flea Market, including an- vice. We have used lawn tiques and collectibles, mowers. 981-0014. Jim Saturday and Sunday, Jan. Dixon. 9 &10, 9-4 both days, 4-H ......................... - ......... Building, State Fair- I SHERIFF'S REPORT Concluded from p. 3 secona northbound ve- hicle driven by William Lynch, 55, Davenport; $200 damage to the Lynch vehicle and $4000 to the Quick vehicle. Dec. 18 - just before 6 p.m. on R63 Hwy: a ve- hicle driven by Stephen Frese, 21, Carlisle, struck a deer; $2000 damage. Dec. 19 - 3:20 p.m., Hwy $20,000 damage to the ve- hicle and Smith was ar- rested for OWl. Dec. 25 - 1 p.m., Hwy 92: a Warren County road plow operated by David Pitman, 56, Indianola, was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Adam Brummer, 20, rural Indianola; $6000 damage to the Brummer vehicle Snow Clearing Available: Sidewalks, driveways, decks, call Jack at 981- 9114 after 4 p.m. ................................... Becky's Cleaning Service Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or special projects. Have references, free estimates, 515-468-5148. KATE BALDWIN Concluded from p. 1 Rapid Rolloff Dumpsters to Rent, 20-yard, 'We deliver to you." 515-370-2590 (Long Distance). .................................. Patava Concrete Taking orders for tearouts, patios, replacement, new construction, driveways, garage slabs. FREE ESTI- MATES. Call Matt Palen 210-1284 or Tim Patava 210-1285. ................................... aid revenue cut? The answer is simple: A future in- Grease in property taxes. On October 8 th the Governor cut all school state aid revenues by 10%, knowing that the only option available for local school districts to re- place this revenue cut would be a future property tax levy. For Norwalk Schools the $1 million cut represents a $3.18/$1000 increase in the levy. Folks, we are talking real money here. State leaders have left school districts with even less hope for next year in being able to re- place this funding or maintain the state's commitment to K-12 school budgets. The solutions to these budget- ary problems will need to be resolved at the local level and it will mean an eventual increase in property taxes. That is not to say the Norwalk School District will be raising the levy next year by any specific amount, but the responsibility to replace this funding will be a local solution. It is also important for the public to know that until 1974, school district operations were totally funded by local property taxes. State legislation enacted in !974 changed the funding sources to be a shared' responsi- bility between the state and local property taxes. One goal was to reach a level where state aid would fund 60% of the local school budget and the remaining 40% would be funded with local property taxes. Due to the low per student property valuations here in Norwalk, the Norwalk district receives above the state average. The current level of state aid funding is approximately 70%. A second goal was to ensure equity in student revenues among school districts across the state. The intent of state aid funding was to provide property tax relief; however, the law has always provided an assur- ance to students that if the state is unable to meet their share of the financial commitment, the additional bur- den will be shifted back to property taxes. As we move forward in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, local school dis- tricts may become responsible to carry more of the fund- ing burden IF the state's financial position does not im- prove. Again, the Norwalk School Board has created a strong fund balance reserve to weather through these tough budgetary times, but the District will need to establish an action plan to replace these reserves. The Board of Directors of Norwalk Schools has always been sensitive to the needs of the property tax payers and will con- tinue to make any decision to raise property taxes lightly. It is important for the community and school district property tax payers to know that, due to forces beyond the local school district's control, state government has indirectly raised local property taxes to replace the mas- sive shortfall of state revenues. Times like these test our priorities and commitment to goals. If we continue to hold student achievement as "job one", all of the other decisions will fall into place. The fall is s traditional unit )f distance, equal to about back the first fish they catch so as to appease unseen spirits. grounds, sponsored by Simpson United Methodist Church. Exhibitorsfrom all over Iowa and surrounding states. Contact Dave 515- 210-5224. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursflav 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Frid W & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-L,4xr Da.9 65/69 near Fulton north of Indianola: a vehicle driven b/ Ryan Johnson, 36, Urbandale, was slowing to make a turn and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Tracie Baker, 31, Indianola; $4000 damage to the Baker ve- hicle and $2000 to the Johnson vehicle. Dec. 21 - 10 p.m., Hwys 28 and G24 south of Norwalk: a vehicle driven by Vance Smith, 45, St. Charles, told officers his vehicle was caught in snow slush and he slid into the ditch, rolling over; and $10,000 to the snow plow. Dec. 26 - 11 a.m., Hwy 65/69 at Middle River Bridge: a vehicle driven by Dennis Moser, 50, rural Indianola, hit slush on the bridge, lost control and struck a guard rail; $2000 damage. 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