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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 26, 2015 LETTERS We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. Photo submitted. Dear SIAC team (School Improvement Advisory Committee), We had a busy legislative session for the SIAC Legislative Action Committee. Let- ter campaigns, the joint Warren County School Board meeting with our legislators (that Norwalk organized) and our strong presence at the Greater Des Moines Chamber's "day on the hill" are examples. We also enjoyed the opportunity to speak privately with our legislators. Norwalk had the largest contingent of city school members in attendance. Topics included school funding for next year, bullying legislation, school calen- dar, school and community safety and other issues relevant to Norwalk. My thanks to our SIAC team. We certainly have been action oriented! /s/Denny Wulf A pound of potato chips can cost up to 200 times more than a pound of the potatoes that were used to make them. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-tabor Day) OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Form 631.1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET ESTIMATE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1,2015 - ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 City of Norwalk The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at on 3/5/2015 at 6:00 p.m. , Iowa 705 North Avenue The Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures is shown below. Copies of the the detailed proposed Budget may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the Mayor, City Clerk, and at the Library. The estimated Total tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on regular property .. 15.69376 The estimated tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on Agricultural land is .... 2.87056 At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. 515.981.0228 Marketa George Oliver ohone number City Manager ,/i iiiill ' : Revenues & Other Financinq Sources Budget FY Re-est. FY Actual FY 2016 2015 2014 (a) (b) (c) Taxes Levied on Property 1 4,933,010 4,345,280 4,255,483 Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year 2 O 0 0 Net Current Property Taxes 3 4,933,01E 4,345,280 4,255,483 Delinquent Property Taxes 4 0 O 0 TIF Revenues 5 1,912,609 2,545,000 2,491,735 Other City Taxes 6 451,655 301,537 293,253 Licenses & Permits 7 169,300 270,482 316,861 Use of Money and Property 8 99,182 95,912 101,007 Intergovemmental 9 1,067,503 975,005 988.111 Charges for Services 10 i 4,398,292 4,275,525 4,104,365 Special Assessments 11 0 O 0 Miscellaneous 12 549,082 402,782 1,733.158 Other Financing Sources 13 0 4,448,246 699,805 14 15 Transfers In Total Revenues and Other Sources Ex_x.penditures & Other Financing Uses Public Safety 4.593,0181 1,786,620 18.173,6,51 19,446,389 2,890.179 2,638,470 1,374,376 16,358,154 2,786,337 16 Public Works 17 1,480,659 1,451,120 1,414,458 Health and Social Services 18 10.438 9,476 9,464 Culture and Recreation 19 1,178.752 1,169.190 1,047,187 Community and Economic Development 20 1,121,712 1,217,849 1.732,115 General Government 21 659,329 598,813 678,482 Debt Service 22 2,025,179 1,839,756 2,021,490 Capital Projects 23 6t 61,34E 1,047,100 364,743 Total Government Activities Expenditures 24 15,527,594 9,971,774 t0,054,276 Business Type I Enterprises 25 4,164,615 4,012.267i 3,438,581 I Total ALL Expenditures 26 19,692,209 13,984,041 13,492.857 Transfers Out 27 4,593,018 1,786,620 1,374,376 28 29 ,el 24,285,227 -6,111,576 15,770,661 14,867,233 3,675,728 5,950,936 4,460,015 9.626,664 5,950,936 Total Expenditures/Transfers Out Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over (Under) Expenditures/Trsnsfers Out Beginning Fund Balance July 1 Ending Fund Balance June 30 Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Ave. * 981-0217 Monday, March 2 Yarn Group, 5-8 p.m. This is a drop-in program for adults who work with fiber (yarn, baskets, etc.) and want company while they do their work. Bring your own beverage/snack. Tuesday, March 3 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and parents at- tending with several chil- dren and lasts 25 - 30 min- utes. Novel Year Book Club, 6.'30-8 p.m. Adults are in- vited to join the Novel Year Book Club, meeting every other month for two-three consecutive Tuesdays. Ses- sions include a book dis- cussion, a movie and sometimes a special pre- sentation. Tonight, we'll be discussing The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Registration required. Wednesday, March 4 Take a Break, 10:30- 11:15 a.m. Adults with young children are "vited to join us for some open- ended play each week. Materials such as art sup- plies, sensory bins, play dough and more are pro- vided while the adults have a chance to sit down and take a break! Early Out Wednesdays: Legos, 2:30-3:15 p.m. First Wednesdays through April, for kindergarten through 5th grade. If you love Legos, stop at the li- brary to build your own creation. The library pro- vides all Legos and no reg- istration is required. Thursday, March 5 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs and move- ment activities for toddlers at this interactive, ener- getic storytime! Lasts 20 - 25 minutes. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session February 9, 2015 The meeting] was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Pi'esent-Katherine Schmidt, Rick Kaul, George Meinecke, Justin Fletcher, and Maribeth Wright. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the consent agenda as amended Approved refinancing the 2005 G.O. Bond in a fashion that would have the total debt service levy for FY16 (2015-2016) not exceed what the levy would have been if the refinance had not occurred. Approved amending the resolutions which direct the excess levy funds col- lected during FY14 and FY15 to be applied to the 2005 G.O. Bond so that those excess levy funds can be applied to a future bond refinance. o Approved a Resolution to Request the iowa Legislature to Set 4 Yo Supple- mental State Aid for FiscalYears 2016 and 2017. Approved a resolution naming bank depositories and the maximum approved deposit amounts for each financial institution for FY15 (2014-2015). Approved transferring the proceeds from the sale of the land at 906 School Avenue ($102,000) from the PPEL Fund to the Sales Tax Fund. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Form631.1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET ESTIMATE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2015 - ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 City of Cumming The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at on 3/9/2015 at 7 p.m. , Iowa 649 N. 44th Street The Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures is shown below. Copies of the the detailed proposed Budget may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the Mayor, City Clerk, and at the Library. The estimated Total tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on regular property .. 11.08418 The estimated tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on Agricultural land is .... 3.00375 At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. 515-981-9214 Rachelle Swisher phone number City Clerk/Finance Officer's NAME Revenues & Other Fi Taxes Levied on Property 1 Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year Net Current Property Taxes Delinquent Property Taxes TIF Revenues Other City Taxes Licenses & Permits Llse of Money and Property Interguvemmental Charges for Services Special Assessments Miscellaneous Other Financing Sources Budget FY 2016 Transfers In rctal Revenues and Other Sources Expenditures & Other Financlnj Uses Public Safety Public Works Health and Social Services 3uiture and Recreation 3ommunity and Economic Development 3eneral Government Debt Service Capital Projects Total Government Activities Expenditures Re-est. FY 2015 Business Type / Enterprises Total ALL Expenditures Transfers Out total Expenditures/Trsnsfers Out Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over [Under) Expenditures/rrsnsfers Out Beginning Fund Balance July 1 Ending Fund Balance June 30 Actual FY 2014 (a) (b) (c) 301,170 254,071 248,432 2 0 O 0 3 301,170 254,071 248,432 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 1,562 O 0 7 8,675 12,675 10,222 8 9,888 6,300 8,208 9 25,065 16,000 29,977 10 47,750 107,000 243,626 11 0 0 O 12 3,100 0 3.202 13 0 0 329,100 14 20.603 28.007 141,152 15 417,813 424,053 1,013,919 16 35.039 36,889 30.964 17 127,200 209,700 91.731 18 4,200 4,200 1,339 19 16,247 23,764 5.969 20 9,500 20,500 7,501 21 131,850 100,900 94,66! 22 56,950 28,408 28,890 23 87,325 58,279 14,280 24 468,311 482.640 275,343 25 30,500 88,450 83,157 26 498,811 571,090 358,500 27 20,603 28.007 141.152 28 519,414 599,097 499,652 !!:!ii! i 29 -101,69i" . -175,044 5141267 30 519,509 694,553 180,286 31 417,908 519.509 694,553