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Thu&amp;iy,;march 11, 2010 N/Warren Town and C6m.y News"  :,, ,, -:, ::, ,. i Page ;Sev'; OFFICIAL PUBLICATION SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 2/25/10 The Special City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Avenue, on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The meeting was called to order at 5:30 RM. by Mayor, Doug Pierce. Those present at roll call were Dave Murillo, John Putbrese, Eric Delker and Mike Leto. absent: Frank Curtis. 10-053 Motion by Putbrese and seoonded by Leto to approve the Agenda. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Muriilo, Putbrese, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Curtis. The mayor welcomed those guests present. The public portion of the meeting was opened with no one wishing to speak. With none forthcoming, the business portion of the meeting was opened. The only Agenda item is to approve a salary adjustment for the City of Norwalk Chief of Police. Councilor Putbrese made a motion to set Chief Kuhl's salary at $78,000. Motion failed due to lack of a second. 10-054 Motion by Murillo and seconded by Delker to table the approval of a salary adjustment for the City of Norwalk Chief of Police until March 4, 2010 Regular City Council meeting, and to retain the services of Mulder & Associates to help determine what the salary adjustment should be. Ap- proved 3-1. Ayes: Murillo, Delker and Leto. Nayes: Putbrese. Absent: Curtis. 10-055 Motion by Putbrese and seconded by Murillo to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0. Ayes: Murillo, Putbrese, Delker and Leto. Nayes: none. Absent: Curtis. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk ROBERTS HEATING ~ COOLING "- PLUMBING In-Floor ~ Geothermal H.eating.. 0 "lnsured & Cert, fled" (sls) saS.OlOa sALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOI REMODEL OFFICIAL 'Av0id SpringTOtility Disconnection Many Iowa residential natural gas and electric customers have been pro- tected from credit discon- nection of heating service this winter because of Iowa's Winter Moratorium Law. But beginning April 2, those moratorium cus- tomers with unpaid utility bills may become subject to service disconnection. Iowa's wintertime dis- connection protection ex- tends only to households that are qualified for the Low Income Home En- ergy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Iowa's morato- rium on service disconnec- tion for these households runs from November 1 PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION TO INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREE- MENT IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $850,000. (GENERAL OBLIGATION) The City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, will meet on the 18 th day of March, 2010, at the Norwalk Public Norwalk, Iowa, at 6.'00 o' clock for the purpose of instituting pro- ceedings and taking action to enter into a loan agreement (the "Loan Agree- ment") in a principal amount not to ex- ceed $850,000 for the purpose of pay- ing the cost, to that extent, of acquir- ing equipment for the fire department. The Loan Agreement is proposed to be entered into pursuant to author- ity contained in Section 384.24A of the Code of Iowa and will constitute a gen- eral obligation of the City. At that time and place, oral or writ- ten objections may be filed or made to the proposal to enter into the Loan Agreement. After receiving objections, the City may determine to enter into the Loan Agreement, in which case, the decision will be final unless ap- through April 1, so any of these customers having unpaid utility bills that ac- cumulated this winter now have just over a month to pay or make ar- rangements with their util- ity to pay them. LIHEAP customers concerned about their abil- ity to pay outstanding util- ity balances before April 2 should contact their utility pealed to the District Court within fif- teen (15) days thereafter. By order of the City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa. /s/Jeff Rosien " City Clerk 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-I_abor Day) OFFICIAL PUBLICATION CITY OF NORWALK TOWN MEETING On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. the City of Norwalk will host a Town Meeting at the Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Drive.This meeting will cover the Foundation Drain Removal Ordinance No. 08-09. In this ordinance there were established six districts identifying the areas affected by this program. This meeting is intended to familiarize residents in District 2 and other residents throughout the community of how this ordinance may affect them. Please see the District 2 Map below: :f:t > .... ' '-/-':'..:..L -t.%p.-...---'-i__[._J fl } = ,.= %-:-< i  r-a,,11 ...................... ! 4. = :->-"--'-!". J i=,-! I ...... ...L ,aiE ,#_Fi_L_z  . =[%-- :,. a:..g  " , t ,. ;  t,. = ,,= ! ..!" ";."-- i "<:-: -::'-' lit =  I;  lli. ---]=T.".----  .-' , ,,i t f , t .'-' = "=  .... " " ' ' ' ..' .......... z ....... =._ i ............. _ .... / i t I i ..=' i .., ,i L__LZ.r t;',, i 4'-)" I # CITY OF NORWALK Stormwater l&l District 2 r- vi mmA immediately to see what options may be available to help them. Each customer's circumstances may differ, but utilities can often help by offering pay- ment agreements to those who seek assistance and qualify. The telephone number of the local utility should be located on monthly bills. Low-income customers who have exhausted their utility payment options may need to seek other as- sistance in their commu- nity. Some local Commu- nity Action Program (CAP) agencies may have other assistance funds available. In some commu- nities, other social service or church organizations might also help. The Iowa Utilities Board always reminds customers protected from disconnection that they still have an obligation to continue paying as much as is affordable on their utility bills, even if they can't pay the entire amount. Their LIHEAP assistance funds help to offset the utility account balance, but don't usually cover the entire winter heating bill. Utilities may also pro- vide long-term help to cus- tomers by enrolling them in a yearlong level-pay- ment or budget-billing program. This spreads bill payment amounts over time. Customers not al- ready enrolled in a level- payment plan could elimi- nate monthly bill surprises and improve their bill planning. Customers should also take all possible steps to use energy wisely. Save money by turning the ther- mostat down a few de- grees, especially when away from home or when sleeping, if you can do so safely. A programmable thermostat can help with this. Another inexpensive and effective measure is to seal any outside air leaks. - r ShrimpfLobstei t Dinner a Success The annual Norwalk Lions Club Shrimp/Lob- ster Dinner, Dance and Raffle held Saturday, Feb. 27, at Egnacios Hall in CummIng was a success. Money that was raised helps with expenses for the July 4th fireworks dis- play as well as local schol- arships. Absolute Music pro- vided the music for the evening. The followIng In- dividuals, businesses and friends of Lions donated money, products and prizes for the event: Norwalk City State Bank, Bedwell Gardens, Wilson from Anderson Erickson, Doll Distributing, Waste Management, Indianola Country Club, Accent Tag and Label, Wineries - Jas- per, Summerset, LaVida Loca and Van Wyk, N/ Warren Town and County News, Tuggle, Crum, Bums, Demerath, Johnson, Bussanmas, Evans, Dagenais and Lester. Raffle winners were: Fareway Basket - Matthews; Summerset/ Jasper/LaVida Loca Stone; Pizza Basket Dagenais; Van Wyk Win- - ery - Duffus; Kitchen Bas- ket - McDonald;.Golf Bas- ket - Hopkey; Waste Man- agement Basket Demerath; Bedwell Gar- dens - Low; Bud Locker Cooler - Duffus; Michelob Cooler - Miller and Cold Hard Cash'- ReVita. The Norwalk Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk Public Library the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more infortnation, or if you would like to assist with projects, contact a member or mail questions to Norwalk Lions Club, P.O. Box 331, Norwalk, IA 50211. | Deadline for ads, I I legals and stories is Noon Friday! Serving BUFFET 5 - 8 p.m. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY Salad Bar, Pasta Bar & Meat Item just $9.95! Full menu also available. 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