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January 10, 2019

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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SMALL IOWN pAPERS SHELTON WA BSb~4-3847 ,ihlll,l,luhl,ihi,i,h,m,lqU,i,l,'u'i'l"l'll'tllVUl Norwalk Warriors Vol. 51 No. 32 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, January 10, 2019 Vandalism Reported at New Ice Rink Upcoming Kiwanis Trivia Night Written by Shanda Lewiston, Norwalk Parks and Recreation; photos by Adam Seibert On Thursday, January 24th, the Norwalk Kiwanis will be sponsoring a trivia night at Warrior Run Golf The new ice rink in Norwalk is still closed, so please stay off it as it has not been cold enough for the ice to Course in Norwalk. The event will run from 7:00 p.m. become solid. Unfortunately, while we are waiting to use this amazing new facility, someone in the community to 9:00 p.m with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. You may has decided to damage it. reserve a table for your team of 4-6 players by Due to this recent vandalism we will be installing cameras. The City of Norwalk Public Works staffhad to emailing norwalkareakiwanis@gmail.com (re- dig out a large chunk of concrete, and they found 3 different tears in the bottom lining. A new liner costs servations are suggested but not required.) over $500 so hopefully the patches work. When it is ready to use we will notify the public and the green light There will be a silent auction, snacks, and a chance will be on. to win great prizes. Money from trivia teams and Photos below show the damage to the rink. Please contact the Parks and Recreation office or the Norwalk silent auction will go toward projects which support police if you know anything about this. Thank you for your cooperation. Norwalk kids! Please email norwalkarea kiwanis@gmail.com with questions or for more information. 4 Snow Ordinance Information Plan Ahead: Save the Date for Norwalk Spring Clean Up The City of Norwalk has worked with the Norwalk Chamber to coordinate the spring clean up event to avoid previous scheduling issues. For 2010, the drop offevent at the Public Works facility will be Saturday, May 4th, 2019. The curbside pick up will begin on Monday, May 6th and continue through May 8th. More details will be published as they become available. Mark your calendars and begin your planning for spring clean up! nor! Plan to attend City of Norwalk's Community Chat Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, 9-10:30 a.m. at City Hall, 705 North Ave. Residents are invited to visit with city representatives about a variety of topics. Notice of Rate Increase Next month, there will be a rate increase implemented for N/Warren Town and County News subscriptions. In February, the rate for a yearly subscription to our newspaper will increase from $18 to $20 for a standard subscription, and from $15 to $17 for senior citizens 65+. The additional $6 charge for mailing to counties other than Warren and Polk will remain the same. Due to the growing cost of postage, paper, and printing, a small increase in our subscription rate is necessary. We have not had a price increase for subscriptions for well over a decade despite every year postage rates being raised, sometimes twice in one year. Anyone who wishes to add an additional year or more to their subscription at the current cost may use the form on the classifieds page to send in a payment. This is available until the rate increase takes place in February. from the City of Norwalk The City of Norwalk would like to remind residents of the ordinances that pertain to snow and ice removal. If you have any questions or concerns about the City's snow ordinance, please do not hesitate to call Public Works at 981-9527. How do I know when the Snow Ordinance has been activated and deactivated? The Public Works Director activates the snow ordinance when the forecasts are indicating a snow event or they are preparing to dispatch snow plows. In an effort to give property owners the opportunity to get their vehicle(s) removed from the street, Public Works tries to give ample notice. Residents should check the City's website (www.norwalk.iowa.gov), Facebook page, sign up for the City's new text alert system or call City Hall at 981-0228 option 4 to check if the snow ordinance has been activated. Make sure to check back periodically to see if/when it has been lifted. Please Note: It does not matter how many times a snowplow has been down your street, police will continue to ticket and tow while the ordinance is activated. What are the rules regarding parking a vehicle on the street during the winter? City code states that it is unlawful to park on any street during the time of any snowfall (69.10). Any vehicle parked on the street during a snowfall faces the possibility of receiving a $35 parking ticket and/or impoundment. It is important to remember the times when you cannot be parked on the street. By removing vehicles from the street the plows can work more quickly and efficiently and potential damage to personal property is eliminated. This also allows for our main thoroughfares to get emergency response vehicles to residential areas expeditiously. VV-hat about my sidewalks during or after it snows? It is the responsibility of theabutting property owners to remove snow and ice accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If the property owner does not remove snow and/or ice accumulations within a reasonable time, the City may do so and ultimately assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as property tax. For purposes of enforcement, a reasonable amount of time is generally 24 hours after the snow or ice accumulations end. While the City realizes it can be frustrating to finish clearing your driveway and then have the plow come by, the snow removal policy adopted by the City Council indicates that snow placed in driveways by City plows is the responsibility of the property owner to remove. Snow from a private driveway may not be placed on or pushed onto or across a City street.