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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 5, 2015 ab, NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association AGENDA Concluded from p. 1 Public Hearing on designation of the Norwalk Urban Renewal Plan amendment. 7. Public Hearing and consideration of a Resolution adopting the City of Norwalk Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and certifying tax levy rate. 8. Public Hearing for project known as Northwest Area Trunk Sewer No. 4. 9. Public Hearing on General Obligation Ambulance Acquisition Loan Agreement. 10. Consideration of Resolution taking additional action on General Obligation Ambulance Acquisition Loan Agreement including authorization of a debt ser- vice levy therefore. 11. Consideration and Action on a Resolution Adopt- ing Preliminary Plans and Specifications, Estimate of Cost, and Plat and Schedule for the Northwes( Area Trunk Sewer No. 4 Project. 12. Consideration and Action on a Resolution Award- ing Construction Contract for the Northwest Area Trtmk Sewer No. 4 project. 13. Consideration of Resolution Approving the Ex- ecution of Sanitary Sewer Easements for the Northwest Area Trunk Sewer No. 4 project. 14. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 15. Adjournment to closed session pursuant to Chap- ter 21.5.1(i) of the Code of Iowa regarding the potential acquisition of real estate. 16. Adjournment. O'Lear Funeral & Cremation 5er~ce,aY Stay Local by having us transfer* your existing funeral plan to O'Leary's with no additional cost to you. Call Jeanne Yordi, Family Service Advisor, 515-981-0700, to schedule your appointment. *It is our policy to honor pre-paid arrangements from other funeral providers. If death occurs and a plan hasn't been transferred, CALL US FIRST, 515-981-0700. We transfer the funeral plan during the arrangement conference. Start the day off right! matters 515-223,1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com Legislative Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 Gas Tax: The Gas Tax Bill (SF257) was passed this week by the Legisla- ture and has been signed into law by Governor Branstad to take effect March 1, 2015. I received lots of mail from constitu- ents on both sides of the Bill. After consideration of their arguments, I decided to vote "no" on the Bill. Many of the people in Madison and Warren Counties commute daily to go work, driving many miles in order to do so, and their transportation costs will be dramatically in- creased. However, this was a difficult decision for me to make, as I believe our rural roads and bridges need to be main- tained and repaired to pro- tect the safety of our citi- zens, save wear-and-tear on our vehicles and get our crops to market. The prob- lem is how to accomplish that goal with resources available to us. I focused this session, as well as last session, on specific ide.as to help reduce the overall cost and, therefore, lessen the need for a "gas tax." Two of the ideas I sug- gested to the House Trans- portation Committee in order to raiserevenues for our roads and bridges were included in the Bill: increasing overweight truck penalties and trip permit fees-- fees that out- of-state truckers pay in or- der to be able to cross Iowa. I also pushed for an Iowa State Bridge study (this study uses actual weight plus sensor devices on the bridge to have a bet- ter idea of load limitations on each bridge) and ad- justing the formula as to how the Road Use Trust Fund is distributed so that rural counties get a higher percentage of the revenues raised, as well as looking at the registration fees charged for non-gasoline vehicles which also use our roadways. I will con- tinue to work on reducing the cost necessary to main- tain our rural roads and bridges. Iowa Farm Environ- mental Leader Award: This award goes to farm- ers who have taken volun- tary actions to improve or protect the environment and natural resources of our state. Nominations may be submitted on a year-round basis and are due by June 15, 2015 to be considered for the award. The nomination form can be found at www.iowa agriculture.gov/Environ- mental Leader.asp. Consumer Protection Measure: This week the House Veteran Affairs Committee passed House Study Bill 114 by a unani- mous vote. This bill pro- tects Veterans from coer- cive and manipulative business practices by cer- tain private veteran benefit service businesses. These businesses often visit eld- erly or injured veterans in nursing homes or care cen- ters and offer help and guidance wading through the federal veteran admin- istration benefits process. They purport to be able to get these veterans all kind of benefits and help, but charge large fees without regard to whether or not they can actually deliver the benefits. Bills passed out of the House: In addition to the Gas Tax Bill, the House passed the following 'Bills this week: HF166-relating to disabled veterans and SF173-relating to school district property tax re- placement payments. Sen- ate Files 171 and 172, set- ting school aid for the FY16 (2015/16 school year) were sent to conference committee this week to find a final compromise. The Senate is proposing a 4% growth amount, while the House and the Gover- nor have advocated for 1.25%. You can monitor the progress of a Bill at our legislative website: www. legis.iowa.gov, as well as any amendments to the Bill. The Funnel Date, March 6, is the date that Bills need to be passed out of House Committees in order to be debated on the Floor of the House. If they are not passed by the as- signed Committee, they will be dead for this ses- sion. You can find my webpage under the "Out Members" tab at www. iowahouserepublicans.com. PHOTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer. Call us for your flyers, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, magazines, Free newsletters, books, etc. Estimates. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st St., Carlisle, IA 50047 [ 515-989-3251 [ SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a One year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK CUMMING Christ Our Savior Harvest Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) (Evangelical Free) 515 Sunset Dr. 4225 N. Birch Ave. .515-897-4183 PO Box 115 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 981-4321 9:00 am Worship harvestchurchcumming.com 10:30 am Sunday School Thomas Cackler, Pastor Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Sunday 10 am Worship Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade *** 6:30 pm *** Christian Life Crossroads Church Assembly of God Church 2601 Border St. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 www.2thecrossroads.com Warren Hunsberger, Pastor Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-953-0322 515-287-8580 10 am Worship 9:30 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Nursery & Childteh'~ Kids' Church 6 years & up Programming Nursery ages 0-2 3 years old throtagh 5th grade 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades *** *** Grace Bapt'tst Church Fellowship Community 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 Church www.gracecares.net 225 North Ave. Dotlg VanWey, Pastor www.fccnorwalk.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rob Jones, Pastor 10:45 am Worship 981-0699 Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Sunday Morning Seiwices: Women's Ministry 8:30 & 10:30 am Nursery Provided. DisCiple City for Children:*** (18 m0nths-5th grade) Mt. Zion Church of God Sunday Mornings, 8383 Ridgeview Dr. 8:30 & 10:30 am David Chu, Pastor Quality childcare provided 664-2828 *** for children under 18 mo. Sonshine Choir for K-5th: Sunday Evenings, 6 pm Martensdale Community New! Fellowship Kids: (An Evangeiieal Free Church) Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 pm1 Mile North of Martensdale on 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High: (6th- Hwy 28 8th grade) Jeremy Kidder, Pastor Sunday Evenings, 6-7:30 pm : 641-764-249!,,..~ ,~) ~,~ 'Unshaken' for Sr. High; (9th- _ Worship: 9 am 12th grade) Bible Siudy: 10:30 am Sunday Evenings, 7:30-9 pm Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm *** Sunday First Baptist Church *** Sunset Dr. & Marred St. Paul Lutheran Church 981-4391 (Evangelical Lutheran Church Trey Perrott, Pastor in America) 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship615 Iowa Ave. 10 am Morning Worship 641-764-2752 5:30 pm Sunday Kids Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 and Adult Ministries Don Rothweiler, Pastor, 975-9225 Class for all ages 9:30 am Worship Nurseny Provided Call for times on Adult and Wednesday Night Link Groups Children Bible Studies New Life Lutheran Church PROLE 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 Linn Grove www.newlifenorwalk.org United Methodist Church Nate Liedtke, Pastor 7483 50th St.- 981-4062 8:15 am & 10:30 am WorshipGinni Otto, Pastor 9:30 am Sunday School Free-will offering Childcare Provided Breakfast 8-9:30 am *** 10 am Worship Norwalk Christian Church Adult Sunday School - 11 am (Disciples) *** 701 Main St. - 981-0176 INDIANOLA Travis Stanley, Pastor Freedom Fellowship Church Marti Stanley, Pastor (IFFC) 8:30 am Informal Worship 2604 N. Jefferson Way 9:15 am Church School 515-961-5755 10:30 am Worship Pastor Jeff Rabe Nursery Provided Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho 9:30 am Sunday Worship *** 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Norwalk United Study Methodist Church Tues.-Thurs. is for 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251Community Food Closet. Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko (Please call for availability) 8:15 am Worship *** 9:15 am Sunday School Good Shepherd 10:30 am Worship Evangelical Lutheran Church 5:30 pm Saturday Worship (ELS) Nursery Provided 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 *** Robert Harting, Pastor St. John the Apostle 9 am Worship Catholic Church 10:15 Sunday School 720 Orchard Hills Dr. *** 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig The above free listings are to Sacrament of Reconciliation Help newcomers know the 4 pm Saturday Regular worship schedules of Masses: 5 pm Saturday Norwalk-area churches. Special 9 am Sunday Evdnts and services will not be Nursery, Sunday School listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing.