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• I, II r- V" '-~ I-~L~, ,,. ~ , .~,r, j..~r.~r ~-~-'--''--' "i"i" i"~.i..'"t! .... "i~ !!!' ~ OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT No_ wor.o Easter Worship Services p. 5 Vol. 45 No. 48 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, April 17, 2014 RUNorwalk Is May 10 Blood Drive Spring Events The 14th Annual RUNorwalk will be held Saturda3 April 17 " At Ted Lare _ Hot News 'May 10, starting at the Norwalk High School Track at The Norwalk Blood Garden Center o from the 8:30 a.m. Runners will have an out and back route this Drive will be held Thurs- i Norwalk Fire year. The run will be held rain or shine, day, April 17, from 3 to 7 Spring events are R p The Isiserettes will again be present at the race site. p.m. at St. John the Apostle planned at Ted Lare Gar- Department The event includes an 8K Run, 5K Run and a 5K'Walk. Catholic Church, 720 Or- den-Center, 2701 Cumm- By Dustin Huston There is also a free Kids Fun Run for youngsters 8 and chard Hills Dr. ing Ave. There will ben Fire Chief under, sponsored by Norwalk FamilyDentistry. Chip Appointments are notLadies Night Out Thurs- Open Burning in Norwalk timing is used for the main event. Cash prizes and med- als are awarded to the top three overall winners. Med- als will be awarded to first place winners in each age group. Pre-registration fees, which includes a T-shirt, are ages 12-65, $25 per person; ages 5-11, $15 per person; ages 4 and under, free and no T-shirt and ages 66 and over, free, no T-shirt. After May 2 or Race Day Registration, the registra- tion fee is ages 12-65, $30 per person (no guarantee of a T-shirt), ages 5 - 11, $20 per person with no guarantee of a T-shirt. Race Day registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Norwalk High SchOol .Track. Race Packets may be picked up Friday, May 9, at Exit Realty Office, 1039 Sunset Dr., from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at the registration booth on Race Day. For safety precautions, no dogs or bikes are allowed. Participants are requested to bring a canned non-per- ishable food item for the Norwalk Food Pantry. Spon- soring the event are the Norwalk Area Chamber of Com- merce, City State Bank and Anytime Fitness. For more information, call the chamber office at 981- 0619 or go to NorwalkChamber@msn.com. Agenda City. Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday, April 17, 2014. 6 p.m. 1. Call to order at 6 p.m. 2. Approval of Agenda. 3. Presentation(s). • WRA 28E revision - Bob Veenstra. 4. Welcome of guests and public comment (3 minute" limit, no action). 5. Approve Minutes - April 3, 2014 Regular Council Meeting. 6. Consent Agenda. •Expenditures. • Tax Abatements. • Receive and file monthly reports. 7. Public Hearing and consideration of a Resolution approving a Development Agreement with Hy-Vee, Inc. Authorizing Annual Appropriation Tax Increment Pay- ments and Pledging Certain Tax Increment Revenues to the Payment of the Agreement. 8. Public Hearing and consideration of an Ordinance amending the official zoning map of.the City of Nor/valk rezoning land located at- the Countryside Golf Course/ Warrior Run Estates from R-1 to R-4, R-1 to R-3, R-3 to R-l, and C-2 & R-1 to C-2. 9. Public Hearing and consideration of an Ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk rezoning land located off of 50th Street from A-R to R-1. 10. Consideration and second reading (and possibly 3rd reading) of a proposed Ordinance rescinding a por- tion of Ordinance No. 08-08 addressing the selling of a specific portion of primary road No. IA 296 (Formerly IA 28) Located within the City Limits of Norwalk, Iowa. 11. Consideration and second reading of a proposed Ordinance amending the code of Ordinances of the City of.Norwalk, Iowa, Chapter 50, by amending the sections of the Nuisance Code. Concluded p. 2 necessary; walk-ins are welcome. Benefit Auction Planned For Roy Hilgemann Roy H!lgemann, life- long Norwalk and Lake- wood resident, was recent- ly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). To honor his 33 years of loyal employment with them, Echo Valley Country Club has gener- ously offered to host the fundraiser Friday, April 25, at their facility. Auction grazing at 7 p.m. with auc- tion starting at 8 p.m. Ca- sual attire is preferred and there will be hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Friend and family of the 1977 Norwalk High School Warrior and grad- uate invite area residents to attend the "Refuse to Lose" benefit to show love and support to Hilgemann at this difficult time. The goal of the evening is to provide financial relief for Hilgemann. Many opportunities are available at the auction. Items offered for bidding include dinner out, fine jewelry, g01foutings, fine art, baby quilts, creative themed baskets, Keurig coffee maker plus coffee and tea K-cups, hotel stays, Minnesota Twins.tickets, hours of house cleaning, professional photo ses- sion, collectible cowboy gear, antique rocking chair and much more. Cash or checks only. All funds raised that are not used to help Roy will be donated to Acute Mye- loid Leukemia Research. Support Group Indianola Parkinson's Support Group, hosted by the Good Samaritan Soci- ety, will meet Wednesday, April 23, 5-6 p.m. at 708 S. Jefferson Way. day, April 17, from 5 to "As the weather gets nicer, we are still having some 7:30 p.m. The first 50 cool nights and people are enjoying recreational fires in women in the door will Norwalk. We have responded to a few calls related to receive a free g0odie bag open burning and recreational fires. I wanted to share and get a sneak peek at the the "simplified" version of Chapter 159 of the Norwalk new for 2014 plants, pot- Fire Code that references open burning as a reminder/ ter)5 fountains and garden update for everyone. art. Also, there is three fun According to the code (159.02), no open burning is gardening classes; RSVP allowed in Norwalk. That is you cannot burn leaves, by calling 515-981-1075. branches, etc. in the street or in your yard at any time. An Easter Egg Hunt is However, you can have a recreational fire. A recreational Saturday, April 19, at 10 fire is defined as meeting all of the following criteria: a.m. for youngsters 11 and 1. Must be used for cooking, heating, recreation or under. The Easter Bunny ceremordes. will hide more than 2,700 2. Must be contained within a ring (no larger than eggs. He will also be avail- five (5) feet in diameter) or devices sold commercially able for photos with your for the specific use of containing a fire. children. 3. Fuel shall consist of Wood only (or commercially The annual Spring sold fire logs) and should be two (2) inches in diameter Open House at Ted Lare or larger. Kindling can be used to start the fire but not Garden Center will be Sat- to maintain it. urday, April 26, from 9 4. Fuel shall be no longer than three (3) feet in length. a.m. to 5 p.m. Area resi- 5. Fuel within the ring or device cannot be set higher dents are invited to check than three (3) feet in height. the selection of beautiful 6. Recreational fires shall not be used for the disposal plants, potter)6 garden art of yard waste, leaves and/or twigs. and fountains. The first 7. All recreational fires must be attended at all times, 100 people in the door will have a means of extinguishment and cannot be started receive a free blooming within ten (10) feet of a combustible structure-(wall, plant. Also, there will be fence, building or structure). many free giveaways, plus We want you to enjoy your recreational time with free refreshments and bal- your family and friends in a safe manner and hope that loons for the youngsters, this will help you and your neighbors understand what Customers will find dis- is allowed. Should you have any questions, do not hesi- counts on many items, tate to contact the Fire Department at 515-981-4316. Lions Club Fundraiser For Food Pantry Members of the Norwalk Lions Club will be holding a fundraiser for the Norwalk Food Pantry Frida April 25, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturda35 April 26, from 7 a.m. to noon at the home of club treasurer, Linda Bussanmas, 1119 Skyline Dr. AI! money from the Ga- rage and Bake Sale will be given to the food pantry to purchase needed supplies from our local Norwalk stores. There will also be boxes for you to donate canned and box food items. Many families are do- nating items for the bake and garage sale with rea- sonable prices. I Norwalk Student 1 Education Foundation Activities and Events By Lori Miller, President Thursda May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk Perform- ing Arts Center, many senior students Will be honored at Honors Night. Scholarships will be given from col- leges and universities, national and local businesses and organizations. It is a night filled with amazing giving and pride! NSEF will be awarding 14 scholarships this year!! NSEF Dedication Scholarship, NSEF Principal's Award, Vivian Schneider Memorial Scholarship, Meinecke Soc- cer Scholarships (one male, one female), Meinecke Cross Country Scholarship.s (one male, one female), Eltjes Scholarship for Athletic and Academic Excellence (2), Norwalk Business/Simon Estes Scholarships x4, Norwalf Business/Simon Estes Peer Scholarship. We are so proud of our seniors!! Join us in congratu- lating them! I