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Approve minutes — January 28, 2016 council study session February 4th regular council meeting 6. Consent agenda a) Expenditures. b) Tax abatements. c) Planning and Zoning Commission appoint- ment confirmation. d) Resolution related to reimbursement regu- lations under the Internal Revenue Code Cedar Street Project . e) Pre levy resolution for police cars —short term loan v f) Set date for public hearing March 3 2016 for adoption of the City of Norwalk budget for fiscal year 2016/2017 and certifying tax levy rate g) Approval of submittal for Warren County philanthropic grant for police department (body cam- era equipment) h) Receive and file monthly department reports for January i) Receive and file Decembers Treasurers report 7. Public Hearing on proposed urban renewal plan amendment regarding an agreement with the School District. 8. Consideration of a Resolution approving an agree— ment with Norwalk Community School District, includ- ing annual appropriation tax increment payments in the amount not to exceed $800,000 9. Consideration of the first, and possibly more, read— ings of a proposed ordinance adjusting fees at McAninch Sports Complex. 10. Discussion of speed limit on East 27/80th Street and Echo Valley Drive. 11. Discussion regarding bond in an amount of $750,000 to renovate the pool. ._ 12. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 13. Adjournment. Please note that the Public Hearing on the FY 16/17 budget will be March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Women of Norwalk Host “Trivia Night” Women of Norwalk will present their annual "Trivia Night” Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Legacy Community Building starting at 6:30 p.m. Come test your knowledge and help raise money to benefit people in the Norwalk community by attending a fun-filled trivia night. ' Tables of 8-10 teams can be reserved or they will as- sist in creating one for individuals. The cost is $10 per person if you RSVP by Monday, Feb. 22. The cost at the door is $15. Space is limited to 80 participants, so make your reservations early by going to womenofnorwalk@gmail.com. Snacks and soda will be provided. BYOB. Polar Plunge Saturday, Feb. 27, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting their 10th annual Polar Plunge. This plunge is organized to raise money for Special Olympics of Iowa and the more than 12,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. This event will take place at Lake Ahquabi State Park south of Indianola. Registration will begin at 11 am. with the plunge to follow at 12 noon. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75. This donation includes a long sleeve t—shirt and a post-party with food, drinks, door prizes and a silent auction. If you wish to participate, but are "To Chicken to Plunge” you can raise the money, get on a team and receive a shirt for this as well. Our post party and silent auction will be held at the Warren County Administration building, 310 N. Buxton, Indianola immediately fol- lowing the plunge at the lake. If you would like to come early and check out our silent auction it will be available from 10 am. —1 p.m. at the administration building. There are elec- tronic items, college and professional sports items, wine racks, photo shoots, wine and cheese adven- tures, gift cards to restau- rants, and many many more items. For more information on plunging or to just do- nate contact Randy Spurr at 515-961-1122, Jeanette Steinfeldt at 515-986-5520 or register online at www.firstgiving.com/ soiowa. Hurry before the water warms up! Need Election Workers Traci VanderLinden, Warren County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, advises workers are needed to assist pre- cinct elections officials throughout the county during Election Day. VanderLinden stated "We are looking for inter- ested persons to help staff the polling sites during elections in the City of Norwalk and all surround— ing areas of the county. Contact the Warren County Auditors office with any questions you may have by calling 515- 961-1020 or email www.auditor@warren countyiaorg.” There is new precinct management software to be used in some polling places. The Precinct Atlas program is an electronic poll book which will help precinct election officials effectively and consis— tently process voters on Election Day using on- screen step-by-step in— structions. Want to see what the buzz is all about? Want to play a vital role in the elec— tions process? Willing to accept a small payment for the Big Service? Warren County considers applica- tions for Precinct election Officials on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in helping at Elections, con- tact Traci VanderLinden at the above phone number or email address. v KC Lenten Fish Fries The annual Knights of Columbus all-you-can-eat Lenten Fish Fries began Friday, Feb. 12, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr., with serving from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meals continue each Friday through March 18. Not served on Good Friday, March 25. The menu includes a choice of fried or baked fish, cheese pizza slices, With coleslaw, fries, macaroni and cheese, relish, bread and beverage. Cost for the meal is $8 for adults, $5 for senior citi- zens and $3 for children 12 and under. Other serving dates are February 19 and 26, March 4, 11 and 18.