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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT I &apos; I ! ,i"j::il ', i {/t,',,iT!l '!;,II I:,!'i; .:, i fii i! rrf'!f! :.,/f "::lid ;i f::l ii ............ 1:;'7;i '<:', I ;'{)7:; Ii,1,,I,,t .... I!,,11,,11 ..... II,,I,lll,,,i, r i ,] ! ) ; , ,,, I,II,,,I,,ll Warren Town and County ws 50 Vol. 41 No. 37 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, February 4, 2010 AGENDA Regular City Council Meeting Norwalk Easter Public Library Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, 6 p.m. This is a tentative agenda only, which is subject to change. The final City Council agenda will be posted at least 24 hours prior to commencement of the meeting. The agenda will be posted at the Norwalk City Hall. I. Call to order at 6:00 P.M. - Roll Call of Members II. Approval of Agenda III. Approval of Minutes-January 21, 2010 Regular Council Meeting IV. Mayor - Welcome of Guests and Public Comment, 3 minute limit, no action V. Presentation - Soap Box Derby committee - Norwalk Chamber of Commerce VI. Consent Agenda A. Tax Abatements B. Approval of Expenditures C. Liquor license renewal - Fareway Stores, Inc. #077 D. Establish 2-18-2Q10 as a Public Hearing date concerning the transfer of the City of Norwalk wastewater treatment plant to the WRA VII. Ordinances, Resolutions and Hearings A. Consideration and second reading of a proposed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Municipal Code by repealing Chapter 26 pertaining to the position of Public Safety Coordinator B. Resolution to receive the bids and award the contract for the Hwy 28/Colonial Pkwy intersection improvements project C. Resolution to award the construction management contract for the City of Norwalk Public Works Building Project D. Resolution approving a cluster box unit (mailbox) policy for the City of Norwalk VIII. Current Business A. Acceptance of the City of Norwalk planning report from Iowa Institute of Public Affairs B. Approval of the 28E Agreement between the City of Norwalk and Bravo, Inc. IX. FYI - Update on the required 2013 federal communication changes Library Board of Trustees Minutes X. Reports Mayor; Council members-Murillo, Putbrese, Curtis, Delker, Leto; City Administrator; Department Heads-Development Services Director, Public Works Director, City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Library Director, Parks & Recreation Director XI. Adjournment Methodist Church Youth Plan Sweetheart Dinner The Norwalk United Methodist Church Youth Group is sponsoring a Sweetheart Dinner Sunday, Feb. 14. The Heartland Youth Choir will be performing at the ser- vices that morning with the dinner served following the 10:45 a.m. service. Come for morning worship or come for dinner, served from noon until 2 p.m. The dinner will include ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, jell-o salad, rolls and red velvet cake or white poke 'n pour cake for dessert. The cost is $7 for ages 10 and up, $5 for 5-10 years old and free-will donation for children under five years old. Proceeds will be used by the youth to go on church- sponsored events such as "Youth Strike for Chi'ist." All are wecortt@: ,.,v.,.,'::,i, ......... . i: .......... New Location For Bailey Cleaners Bailey Cleaners moved to a new location Monday, Feb. 1. The Norwalk busi- ness is now located inside La De Da Designs, 1043 Sunset Dr. in Sunset Plaza. The new telephone num- ber is 981-0290. In addition to the Norwalk business, owners Joshua and Shayla Hood operate Bailey Cleaners in Altoona and Pleasant Hill. CITY HAS BOARD VACANCIES The City of< Norwalk is looking for two volunteers from the community to serve in an advisor), capac- ity to the mayor and city council. There is one vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission, which meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. There is also a vacancy. on the Board of Adjust- ment, which meets on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are created when a mem- ber moves permanently from the city or when the term ends. The City of Norwalk makes every effort to orga- nize a diversified group of citizens representing gen- der balance, as well as a variety of ages and inter- ests. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in either of these two capaci- ties, submit, in writing, your desire and send to Mike Johnson, 705 North Ave., Norwalk IA 50211 or send to mikejohnson @ci.norwalk.ia.us. Second Service At Norwalk Crossroads Beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, a second identical morn- ing worship service is be- ing added at Crossroads Church, 2601 Boarder St., formerly 8203 Beardsley St. Sunday service times will be at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Children's program- ruing is also being offered during both services for three-year-old through fifth grade. For more information, call 287-8580. Lions Club Annual Lobster Shrimp Dinner The annual Lions Club Lobster and Shrimp din- ner will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Egnacios Hall in Cumming (formerly St. John's Catholic Church Hall). Dancing will follow from 8 to 11 p.m. with music furnished by Abso- lute Music. Reservations accompanied with full payment will be limited to the first 180 people. Cost for the meal is $30 per person for fresh Maine lobster and $25 per person for fresh shrimp. Doors open at 6 p.m. Participants are to bring their favorite beverage and cooler. Lob- ster lovers are asked to bring a pair of seafood crackers or scissors as well as a butter warmer. Order and money dead- line is Monday, Feb. 15, with checks payable to Norwalk Lions Club. To make reservations, contact John Dagenais, 515-971- 6837; Randy or Janet Crum, 515-285-3148 or Aaron Evans, 515-981- 5241. Souper Bowl of Caring Local teens are participating in a national movement to transform Super Bowl weekend into the nation's larg- est youth-led weekend of giving and serving through the Souper Bowl of Caring. Super Bowl Sunday, youth will collect donations in large soup pots and donate 100% of their collection to the Norwalk Area Food Pantry. Many will also volun- ",,"- teer at their selected charity the day before the big game. By using this weekend as a time to help the hungry, young people will learn about the reality of hunger in their own neighborhoods and are turning one of the nation's universal days of celebration and parties into an opportunity to care for those in need. New Life Luthern Church youth will ask members of the church to donate $1 by standing at the exits on Super Bowl Sunday with large soup pots. All monies collected will go directly to the Norwalk Area Food Pantry. The Norwalk Food Pantry has been a ministry of New Life Lutheran Church for more than 25 years and serves residents of Warren County. Hours of the Food Pantry are 9 a.m.-12 noon Tuesdays and Thurs- days. "" Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990 after Brad Smith, a S.C. pastor, led a Super Bowl Sunday prayer- "Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat."-and inspired youth group members to collect money for local hunger-relief charities. Since that time, this simple project has grown into a national movement of congregations, schools, businesses and individuals. Every penny or food item collected goes directly to a charity selected by each participating group. "For over 20 years, young people have led this na- tional movement of compassion raising more than $60 million for soup kitchens, food banks and other chari- ties," said Ron Goch, executive director of Souper Bowl of Caring. "Together, we all can make a difference j-- through this effort. I hope everyone will find a way to give and serve." After a weekend of service and fundraising in their local communities, youth continue their unique Super Bowl celebration by reporting their donation at www.souperbowl.org. The reporting process provides participating groups the opportunity to monitor the success of their efforts and the collective efforts of youth across the country. Results are shared in real time at www.souperbowl.org. Souper Bowl of Caring is at work through church youth groups and schools, as well as a variety of service organizations and it is endorsed by seven National Foot- ball League owners. In 2009, more than 13,500 organi- zations collected $10.4 million through the Souper Bowl of Caring. For more information or to find more local participating groups, visit www.souperbowl.org. PLACE YOUR VALENTINE GREETING ICLASSIFIED FOR FEB. 11 ISSUEI 20 cents a word-S3.50 minimum Bring ad in before noon Friday, Feb. 5 Retirement Event Feb. 5 Retired UPS route man Melvin Johnson will re- ceive well-wishes Friday, Feb. 5 at City State Bank during the 9 a.m. coffee hour. He stated he is truly enjoying retirement, but does miss some of his regular Lstomers. ..........