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Thursday, April 25, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News I Page Seven GOVERNMENT IN ACTION Concluded from p. 1 would consider hiring a counselor for those residents who will have problems with gambling or become ad- dicte& A young high school student spoke about grow- hag up ha the area and would like to return after college. He stated he would like to possibly start a business here and was not in favor of a casino. Tom Greteman, former councilmember, stated there couldn't be a 10 story build- ing built in Lakewood because of the airport and the runway patterns. He also asked the Mayor and City Manager, Marketa Oliver, to clarify the timeline and how the idea of the proposed casino came to be for a loca- tion in Norwalk. Norwalk Easter Public Library-Director Holly Sealine stated "National Library Week" is this month. March saw 5,007 visitors, 7,129 items checked out, 40 new accounts vith eight new programs for adults. Nine- teen children's programs with 304 participants and one teen program with eight p.arficipants. Police Department-The department responded to 315 calls for service. Officers participated ha two drug interdiction check points. The activity report included two burglaries, one destruction of property, 11 domes- tics, five drug violations, 13 harassments, eight illegal parking, four juvenile investigations, two operation while intoxicated, one sexual assault, six suspicious acts, 15 suspicious person, 14 suspicious vehicles, eightthefts and seven welfare checks. ': Hearings, Ordinances and Resolutions-The third reading was approved making changes to the Commu- nity Development fees ordinance. The third and final reading amending the Code of Ordinances of the. City of Norwalk, 2008 Chapter 136 pertaining to snow, ice and accumulations from public sidewalks was approved by council. The second reading of proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 177 of the Code of Ordinances mak- ing changes to the EMS fees was approved. The second reading of a proposed Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances regarding Building Department Permit Fees was approved. It was stated this fee schedule should be looked over annually for updating. Reports-Councilmember Dave Murillo stated he didn't like to see the good people here (council) attacked (on the issue of the casino). Councih'nember Mike Leto said he is going to listen to the vote on May 7. Councilmember Frank Curtis said we hear you and we're looking at it, haven't made up my mind yet. Will weigh heavily how Norwalk votes Encouraged every- one to get out and vote or May 7. Councilmember Jamie Sylvester thanked everyone for all your opinions, pro or con. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention tha n to any other talent. -Isaac Newton Eclectic Artisans To Host Garden Extravaganza A Garden Extravaganza will be held at Eclectic Ar- tisans gift boutique, 1225 Sunset Dr., Saturda34 May 4. Norwalk resident Barb Plew will conduct an Intro Fairy Garden Class begin- ning at 11 a.m. Pre-regis- tration is encouraged by May 2. You may bring your own 8-10 inch con- tainer, or there will be some available to pur chafe. The cost of $25 in- cludes plants and items for your fairy garden. There will also be a va- riety of Fairy Gardens available to purchase, just in time for Mother's Day. Qther garden-related items include copper rose flowers, cards, garden art of mushrooms, birds, etc. Call 911 II emergencies! Methodists Host Pancake Breakfast To Benefit Malaria A Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Norwalk United Meth- odist Church as part of a statewide event sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and the Iowa Annual Con- ference of the United Methodist Church. The event is in conjunc- tion with World Malaria Day, April 25, and is a commitment to save lives in Africa from the disease. Approximately 25 sites and more than 40 church- es are participating across Iowa. The Rev. Kiboko I. Kibo- ko of-the Norwalk United Methodist Church advises that people in the USA are trying to stop the killer dis- ease of children and moth- ers of Africa. He notesthat $10 can save one life, $100 can save 10 lives. The local pancake breakfast costs $5; howev- er, organizers hope to col- lect larger donations. IN LOVING MEMORY DOUGLAS D. MCGINNIS June 12,1960 - April 24, 1997 !We Think Of You, Often And Thank God For You, In Prayer We Celebrate Your Spirit And Exemplify Your Significance, Each Day... We Love and Miss You. Mom & Dad Kathie and sons, Nathan (26), Korie (24) & Families I , Brett (19) Uncle Kevin & Aunt Jeri & Families i i / I Deadline for ads, I legals and stories I is Noon Friday! Heidi Jo Gienau and William Paul Scholer To We d in May Pat and Debbie Scholer, Norwalk, are pleased to an- nounce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, William Paul Scholer, to Heidi Jo Gienau. She is the daughter of Deb and Rollie Ott and Glen Gienau, all of Tripoli. Mr. Scholer is employed at Wells Fargo. He is the grandson of Kenneth and Vivian Essick of Norwalk and the late Paul and Eileen Scholer. Miss Gienau is a physical therapy assistant at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. She is the granddaughter of Kate Elliott, Sumner, Louie Gjenau, Tripoli, and the late Doris Gienau. 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