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I1,1,,I,,I .... I1,,11.11 ..... II,,hllh,,I,,I,,,I,l,ll,, ,I,,11 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Vol. 41 No. 52 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, May 20, 2010 Early Deadline For Holiday Noon Wednesday, May 26, is the deadline for the Thursday, June 3rd issue. Remember, we have moved and are now located at 727 Main St. When you place items in the drop box by the door, always include your name and daytime tele- phone number in the event we have questions. The newspaper office will be closed MondaF May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day Services The Cumming American Legion Post #562 will con- duct Memorial Day Services Monday, May 31, at area cemeteries. Mayor Doug Pierce will be guest speaker at the Norwalk Cemetery at 11 a.m. Following is a schedule of services, including times and locations: Webb Cemetery - 8:15 a.m., Linn Grove Cemetery - 8:30 a.m., Churchville - 9 a.m., St. Patrick's Cemetery - 9:30 a.m., St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Cumming - 10 a.m., Orilla Cemetery - 10:30 a.m. and Norwalk Cemetery - 11 a.m. Agenda Regular City Council Meeting Norwalk Easter Public Library Thursday, May 20, 6 p.m. This is a tentative agenda only, which is subject to change. The final City Council agenda will be posted at least 24 hours prior to commencement o/the meeting. The agenda will be posted at the Norwalk City Hall. I. Call to order at 6:00 p.m. - Roll Call of Members II. Approval of Agenda HI. Approval of Minutes- May 6, 2010 Regular Coun- cil Meeting IV. Mayor - Welcome of Guests and Public Comment, 3 minute limit, no action V. Consent Agenda A. Tax Abatements B. Approval of Expenditures C Liquor license renewal - Countryside Golf Course, Inc. V|. Ordinances, Resolutions and Hearings A. Consideration and second reading of a pro- posed Ordinance adopting the 2010 update of the City of Norwalk Municipal Code B. Consideration and second reading of pro- posed Ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Mu- nicipal Code by amending Chapter 17.40 provisions pertaining to the surfacing requirements of off-street parking and loading C. Consideration and second reading of a pro- posed Ordinance providing for increased water rates and increased sewer rates, and amending section 13.18.050(B) and 13.04.391 of the Norwalk Municipal Code D. Public Hearing and consideration of the first reading of a proposed Ordinance to vacate and sell a 50 X 150 segment of Skylane Drive right of way E. Resolution providing for reduction of inter- est rate for $1,053,000 Sewer Revenue Bond Series 2000 F. Resolution providing for reduction of inter- est rate for $1,175,000 Water Revenue Bond Series 2000 VII. Current Business A. Approval of the proposed City of Norwalk Personnel Manual (Tabled 4/15/10) B. Approval of the job description for the City of Norwalk Parks & Recreation Director C. Approval of revisions to the collective bar- gaining agreement for the City of Norwalk Public Works department employees ........ ::. ... ...........Conc!udedp,7 RUNorwalk 2010 was a great success despite the cold and windy weather. There were 268 partici- pants, 178 from Norwalk and 89 outside the Norwalk area, which in- cluded two from Ohio, one from Kansas and one from Minneapolis who took the challenge to run or walk through Norwalk. The largest group was from Anytime Fitness with 11, followed by a group of six from M & M Adven- tures and six from Rabid Cheetahs, who donned colorful bandanas for the race. Top winners were Julius Rotich, Kevin Barnes from Indianola and Todd Haugen for the men and Ashley Tousle~ Kristy Feldman and Janell Kallenbach from Norwalk for the runners. The walk- ers were Franklin Brown, Glenn Soyer and Dave Hansen both from Norwalk for the men and for the women it was L0ri Knoebel, Katie Nguyen and Donna Grant from Norwalk. Results are posted on the chamber's website at www.norwalkchamber.org, City State Bank's website and Fitness Sports' website. The RUNorwalk Com- mittee comprised of Tim Mineart; chairperson, Joe Nguyen with Anytime Fit- ness and Bill Pirkle with Echo Electric Supply ap- preciate the following for their sponsorships, dona- tions and volunteerism: City State Bank, Anytime Fitness, Regency Care Center, Norwalk Physical Therapy, Norwalk Family Physicians, Norwalk Fam- ily Dentistry, Norwalk Chiropractic, Des Moines Truck Brokers, Capital City Fruit, Community Bank, The Record-Herald, Hildreth Construction, Consumer Credit of Des Moines, Four Seasons Auto Wash, The Wright Place, K Crew, Story Con- struction, Fareway, Norwalk Community Schools. Scott's Foods, N/Warren Great Success RUNorwalk 2010 Winners. Town and County News, Boy Scout group and Jim's Johns, Norwalk Li-Norwalk Women of Today ons Club, Terrus Real Es- group for their water tate Group, Legacy Golf stands. Club, Casey's General RUNorwalk cannot be Store, Surnmerset Winer36 successful without the co- Norwalk Ready Mix, Lane operation and help from Insurance, Norwalk Nurs-the Norwalk police de- ing & Rehab, Indoff Busi- partment and we also ap- ness Products, Des Moines Marathon, Advanced Air Heating & Air Condition- ing. City of Norwalk, Cheri Starr Jewelry, Norwalk Parks and Rec, Hy-Vee Mills Civic Pkwy, Coun- tryside Golf Course, Salon Radiance, Rolling Hills Golf Course, Ted Lare De- sign Build, The Daily Grind, McDonald's, Mas- sages by Misty, Godfather's, Applebee's, Bennigan's, Maid-Rite, Villaggio's, Subway, Rosco's, Beach Club Tan, Wendy's Ice Cream Shoppe and Debbie's Tropical Sno. Chamber volunteers were Donna Grant-Kids Fun Run, Nicole Smith, Julie Manatrey, Jim Watts, Chad Stevens, David and Holly Albrecht, Steve Albrecht, Amanda Reid, Scott Griese, Jon Niemeyer, Newton Standridge, Katie Routh, Kevin Pearson, Lori Miller, Denny Wulf and Kittie Weston-Knauer. The chamber also appreciates A1 Lammers, Stacy Rosonke, the Norwalk High School Cheerleaders, Val Jacobsen, Carol Standridge, Dianne Gra- ham, Ken Root and the : predate the over 50 street crossing volunteers that help make this event safe for our partidpants. Thank You[ With the upcoming construction of the new football stadium, next year's RUNorwalk route will be a little different, but the committee looks for- ward to retuming to the Finish Line at the new Norwalk High School Football Stadium in 2012. More Photos p,7 Norwalk Varsity Softball News The softball team began practice Monday, May 10. It has been a wet beginning as the team has been outside once so far. Currently there are 33 girls practicing. Many are still involved in spring sports, so it is difficult to get all the things in they need at this time. Returning starters are Makenzie Reed, Natalie Meuler and Ashlee Seibert. Other returning players, who saw varsity action, are Bailey Arrandale, Devin Brown, Jacey Gutknecht, Abby Hamilton, Paige Lammers, Tori Mateer and Megan Seymour. There are many bright newcom- ers who are pushing for varsity spots. First game is in Norwalk against Indianola Monday, May 24. Youth Football Camp The Norwalk High School Football Program will be offering football camps for students to learn the funda- mentals of football and to practice the basic skills of the game. Youngsters will be instructed in the areas of run- ning, passing, catching, blocking and kicking. Members of the Norwalk High School Varsity Foot- ball staff will be conducting the camp, along with cur- rent and former Warrior players. Participants will ex- perience the fun and excitement of the game of football. Students in grades K-2nd will have Beginner Warrior Camp Monday, May 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and students in grades 3rd-5th will have Little Warrior Camp Wednes- day, May 26 and Thursda)6 May 27, 4-6 p.m. Beginner Warrior Camp costs $30 and Little Warrior Camp costs $40 and walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to participate in this camp, contact Matt Ramthun at Lakewood Elementary 981 1850. . ..... h