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f OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT .-,.--LL , ,,,s ]DADFD'q 2 ! ,7 "J'2  T (2: ,,)T,, ,2 ] ; ' :,HELT()H '?,A !)8,5,,4-2263  cj i,ii,,!i,i!,!,,iil,iii,i,i,,l,ii]i,,I,i!iE!,i,l,[!lil,!iitl WS w.mo. NHSGraduation Issue Vol. 45 No. 3 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, June 6, 2013 Agenda REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING Norwalk City Hall Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:30 P.M. This is a tentative Agenda only. which is subject to change. The final City Council Agenda will be posted at Norwalk City. Hall at least 24 hours prior to commencement of the meeting,. v 1. Call to order at 6:30 p.m. 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Presentation 4. Approval of Minutes- May 16, 2013 Regular Coun- cil Meeting 5. Mayor - Welcome of guests and public comment, 3 minute limit, no action 6. Consent Agenda A. Expenditures B. Tax Abatements C. Liquor license renewal Kum and Go #28 Kum and Go #240 D. Beer permit Party Before the Works E. Special Events permit Party Before the Works Lakewood Days" F. Approval to waive the $50 special events ap- plication fee for Party Before the Works 7. Hearings, Ordinances and Resolutions A. Public Hearing and first reading of a proprosed Ordinance adopting the Master Plan and es- tablishing additional rules, regulations and guidelines for the Orchard View Planned Unit Development B. Consideration of a third and final reading of a proposed Ordinance amending the Code of Ordi- nances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, 2008, regarding peddler permit changes C. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Site Plan for the O'Leary Funeral Home & Cremation Services & Celebration of Life Center (1020 Main Street) D. Consideration of a Resolution approving the final plat for the Legacy Circle Villas E. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Site Plan for the Capital City Fruit Parking Lot Expan- sion (1850 Colonial Parkway)Consideration of a Reso- lution approving the site plan for the Capital City Fruit parking lot expansion (1850 Colonial Parkway) F. Consideration of a resolution authorizing the City of Norwalk to submit an application for funding from the Iowa State Recreational Trails Program to the Iowa Department of Transportation for the partial fund- ing of the construction of the Norwalk Phase One West North Avenue Trail Connections Project and further approving the application which obligates the City of Norwalk to matching funds for the construction of said project G. Consideration of Resolution approving the installation of fiber optic conduit and cable from 380 Wright Road to the Norwalk Sports Complex H. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing a 28E agreement between the City of Norwalk and the City of Cumming regarding EMS / Fire service - I. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing a 28E agreement between the City of Norwalk and the City of Spring Hill regarding EMS / Fire service J. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the disposal of surplus municipal property K. Discussion and possible consideration of a proposed Ordinance amending the Norwalk Municipal Concluded p. 7 Norwalk Farmer's Market Norwalk Farmer's Mar- ket opens for the season Frida3 June 7. Operation time is 4-7 p.m. in the Dol- lar General Store parking lot. Interested vendors, contact the chamber office for more information at 981-0619. LUNCH IN THE PARK ON FRIDAYS Members of Norwalk United Methodist Church will sponsor Lunch in the Park from 11 a.m. to I p.m. every Friday, beginning June 7 and continuing through August 16. It is held at City Park, 907 North Ave. Everyone is welcome to enjoy fun outdoor activi- ties and games during the summer, as well as free food. For more information, contact the church at 515- 981-4251. Spray Paint Artist, Musicians Provide Fun in the Park Norwalk Parks and Rec- reation and Chillin" the Most Spray Paint Artist from Clearwater Beach, FL will host Fun in the Park Sunday, June 16, from 1-5 p.m. at Windflower Park in Norwalk, weather per- mitring. Entertainment will in- clude professional spray paint artist Dave Siddens, former Norwalk resident. Paintings are $15 and spe- cial requests will be avail- able. Also, local musicians Dan Trilk and Jay Heaverlo along with their friends will provide mu- sic. Windflower Park is a family friendly play- ground and skate park. Those attending are asked to bring their own picnic and lawn chairs. No alco- hol is allowed in the park. Warren County Democrats 9th Annual BBQ The Warren County Democratic Party will hold their 9th Annual Barbecue Sunda Jun 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park Shelter in Indianola. The shelter is located at the intersection of North "G" St. and West Euclid. Representative Scott Ourth and Sheriff Brian Vos will speak. Musical entertainment will be provided by Mike Schoonover. This is a great opportunity for Democrats to get ac- quainted and share their concerns with their elected officials. Bring the whole family and enjoy delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches, great side dishes and desserts. A free will offering is requested. For ticket information, call County Chair David Betsworth at 515-961-6409 or visit the website at www.warrendemocrats.com or on Facebook at Warren County I0wa Democrats. About the Graduation Issue The graduation issue looks a little different this year than in years past. We were always able to list each graduate individually showing all of their awards, let- ters, bars and what their post-graduate plans were go- ing to be. We regret that we do not have this informa- tion to share with our readers as the graduation issue has always been a great collectors item for students, parents, grandparents and some of Norwalk's history buffs. We appreciate Greg Rivers and his high school year- book staff for providing all of the individual senior pic- tures and Toni Johnson of Toni Johnson Photography for the candid shots taken on graduation day. Soap Box Derby This Saturday Don't forget the 8th Annual Soap Box Derby Street Race this weekend, Saturday, June 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Come support the local youth in their race down the hill. The race starts in front of the Christian Church on Main Street and will go south to Pine Avenue. These youngsters have put a lot of time and effort into their cars and have really enjoyed it. Cheer on your favorite driver. Don't forget to buy a raffle ticket. Many prizes have been donated from local businesses. Raffle pro- ceeds go to help pay for the race. The winner of this race goes to Akron, OH, for the 76th Annual World Championship race July 27. Let's make sure the racers have our support. Norwalk Christian Church will be serving food throughout the day. Grab a lawn chair and come out and enjoy. For more information, call Lowell Kleen at 285-9900. f hot'r; or' Mayor's Moment By Mayor Doug Pierce x. Since the date that this paper is being distributed is June 6, I thought it appropriate to talk about the signifi- cance of this date in history - D-Day, June 6, 1944. On that date, 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military as- saults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the . intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated and, by the follow- ing spring, the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe. General Eisenhower had originally selected June 5 as the date for the invasion; however, bad weather on the days leading up to the operation caused it to be de- layed for 24 hours. With a favorable forecast for the 6th, Gen. Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for "Operation Overlord." He told the troops, "You are about'to em- bark upon the Great Crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you." Later on the 5th, more than 5,000 ships and landing craft carrying troops and supplies left England for the trip across the Channel to France while more L',- than 11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover support for the invasion. By dawn on June 6, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind en- emy lines securing bridges and exit roads. The amphibi- ous invasion began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadi- ans overcame light opposition to capture their assigned beaches; however, U.S. forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach where there were over 2,000 American casualties. By day's end, approximately 196,000 Allied troops had successfully stormed Normandy's beaches. More than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D- Day invasion with thousands more wounded or miss- ing. My dad was a paratrooper in France during this time, ," so the significance of June 6,1944 will always be remem- bered by me as it should for all Americans!