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Thursday, July 29, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven SHERIFF'S REPORT I Party Before the Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until Works A Success proven guilty in a court of law. The Norwalk Area Rex Phares, rural Indianola, reported a floor jack taken from his resi- dence; $200 loss. /uty William Yager, rural Norwalk, reported a tire punctured on his vehicle; $300 damage. Officers attempting fi traffic stop in the 5000 block of Beardsley Street became involved in a chase with a motorcycle. The chase continued to the Willow Creek Golf Course area where the cyclist lost control. Richard Webb, 28, Urbandale, was charged with driving while license suspended, eluding offic- ers and a variety of other traffic charges. Officers investigated a complaint of sexual abuse involving a minor at rural Prole; it remains under in- vestigation. A rural Carlisle man re- ported harassing text mes- sages, remains under in- vestigation. Garth Swisher, Cum- ming, reported a 2003 Mitsubishi, valued at $7500, taken from his resi- dence. Officers investigated a no-contact violation in Martensdale; Lisa Gyles, 42, was charged with vio- lation of a no-contact order in connection with the in- cident. James Blomgeren, Cumming, reported his vehicle entered and a checkbook and checks taken. A rural Norwalk man reported being assaulted. Officers charged Frederick Mayes, 21, Des Moines, Ryan Steinmetz 19, Des Moines, and Jesse Tarter, Curb It! Largest single year increase in recycling using new Curb It! program Contamination rate remains one of lowest in the nation low contamination rate, partment reviews the ser- 200 additional households vice area for the Curb It! in Unincorporated Polk program and recommends County joined the Curb It! to the board of gupervisors program July 1, 2010. Each the areas to be included. year the Public Works De- Fundraiser Planned For Iowa porters. I tainers. . 200 households join for . Curb It! In addition to the emergencies! increase in tonnage and last session, Democrats used $267 million from the CRF to fund FY 2011 on- going expenditures. The numbers for FY 2010 aren't Area Community College pear in the recycling carts $500.5 million, or negative next,year, received the Deadline for ads, [that are not part of the 8.7 percent. The difference Scott s Foods Award as a legals and stories]Curb It! program include ($265.8 million) will go to Scott's Foods employee, plastic shopping bags,replenish the Cash Reserve Scholarships are pro- is Noon Friday! Styrofoam peanuts and Fund (CRF). During the vided by an endowment miscellaneous plastic con- fund established by the Iowa Grocers Education Call 911 Foundation and its sup- Straight Talk By Kent Sorenson, State Representative L J .stState final. Some receipts in July Revenue Numbers and August (called accru- The most recent rev- als) will be deposited and enue numbers by Legisla- some expenditures will be tive Fiscal Services is bet- subtracted. However, it is ter than originally ex-unlikely that the final pected. Actual net receipts numbers will change for FY2010 (gross receipts much when the books minus tax refunds) wereclose at the end of August. The CRF was projected negative $234.7 million, or negative 4.1 percent com- pared to FY 2009. The Rev- enue Estimating Confer- ence (REC) had projected Typical items that ap- an even larger drop of to contain $105 million in FY 2011. If the ending bal- ance remains unchanged, the CRF will contain $370 million (after the FY 2011 appropriations), which is short of the 7.5 percent goal of $407 million. The Economic Emergency Fund (EEF) will contain $99.1 million regardless of what happens during the accrual period. This is short of the 2.5 percent goal of $135.7 million. The CRF is necessary in order to cash flow state expendi- tures. The latest revenue NORWALK I Ill CENTER 1010 Sunset Drive (Hwy Z8) Norwalk, IA 50211 (51s) Tow Service & Jump Start Service Available. 1010 Sunset Dr. (Hwy 28), Norwalk Aero a From Dollar Gonoral 981-4G22 18 month/18,000 mile warranty on all parts installed. www.norwalktirecenter.com Mon.-Fri., 7:80-6 p,m,; Bat,, 7;30-awa $20 OFF ANY FLUSH Transmission Flush Cooling System Flush Power Steering Flush Brake Flush Differential Flush Commercial Business & Fleet Accounts welcome We work with all National Accounts like ARI, PH & H, Voyager, MAP.. NC Working? FREE Inspection $20 OFF A/C Service Smacked a curb? Hit a pothole? Alignment Special-$69.95 We hook up all 4 wheels & set front toe. Rear adjust extra. Complete Auto Repair Center Oil Change .Shocks/Struts ,,Gas or Diesel Repairs --Exhaust .Brakes .Electrical Alignments .NC Repairs Diagnostics .Suspension Tres .Fluid Flush/Service NO REPAIRS ARE DONE WITHOUT YOUR AUTHORIZATION. news does not change the fact that schools will raise property taxes by 7.3 per- cent. nor does it decrease the $1.1 billion built-in spending gap for FY 2012. As always, please feel free to contact me at 962- 2192 if you would like to discuss the budget Or any other issue mentioned in my newsletter. 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 (MemorialDay-Labor Day) Chamber of Commerce Metro Waste Authority 21, Des Moines, with as- Party Before the Worksis happy to announce the sault causing injury. Committee appreciates first year of collection of everyone who came to the new Curb It! recycling July 10 - 7:30 p,m., their event July 2 at Kelly program with the wheeled 118th Avenue and Hard- Cortum's parking lot! This carts resulted in the larg- ing Street: a vehicle driven year's event was very suc- est single year increase in by Timothy Brend, 39, ru- cessful and the weather recycling in the 16-year ral Indianola, lost control was perfect. The Commit- history of Curb It!. The and rolled into the ditch; tee, comprised of Dr. Lori program experienced an $1500 damage. Miller, Dr. Donna Grant, increase of 3,000 tons. A July 15 - 11:40 p.m., StacyRosonkearidCham- total of 26,357 tons were Hwy 65/69 just south of ber Executive Director, collected across the metro Des Moines: a vehicle Deb Mineart, also appreci- area. That equates to 5,271 driven by Chad Koch, 30, ates the many volunteers garbage trucks diverted Indianola, swerved to miss who helped during the from the landfill this year. a deer and went into the event. Tom Hadden, Executive ditch; $500 damage. Special thank you to the Director of Metro Waste following businesses: Authority says, "We are Fareway, Scott's Foods, pleased with the increase and Kum & Go for theirin recycling as a result of Clint Miller generous donations; Kelly the new, wheeled "carts. Receives Scott's Cortum & The Wright Our hat's off to our resi- Place for providing a place dents for being such avid Foods Award for this event, and the City recyclers and growing the Clint Miller, a 2010 of Norwalk, Norwalk program." graduate of Norwalk High Nursing & Rehab, Nor- The change to new, School, has been awarded walk Family Dentistry,wheeled recycling carts the Scott's Foods Award Anytime Fitness, Norwalk didn't change the low through the Iowa Grocers Family Physicians, City amounts of non-recy- Education Foundation~ State Bank, Des Moinesclables in the recycling ei- (IGEF) for the 2010-2011 Truck Brokers, Norwalkther. It's not uncommonto academic year. Miller was Tire and Auto Center, see an increase in the chosen for the $500 schol- McGowen, Hurst, Clark & amount of non,recyclables arship from an applicant Smith P.C., Regency Care being put into the recy- pool of more than 525 stu- Center, Medicap Phar- cling when communities dents, macy, Absolute Transpor- change from the sort at the IGEF scholarships are tation, Lane Insurance, curb recycling program to awarded based on aca- Advanced Air Heating &the large wheeled carts. delnic merit to sons and Air Conditioning and Ted"The best way to keep a daughters of full-time era- Lare Design Build for their recycling program viable ployees whose firms are sponsorships, is to keep non-recyclable members of the Iowa Gro- Thank you to N/Warren materials from going into cery Industry Association Town & County, Record-the cart," said Hadden. (IGIA). Young adults who Herald and Norwalk Liv- "Thanks to our residents work for an IGIA member ing Magazine for theirbeing conscientious, our company (either full-time publicity of the event, citizens and communities or part-time) are eligible as Next year's event is be- are achieving excellent re- well. Miller, who will be a ing held Frida3~ July 1. sults.'" freshman at Des Moines 971-1588. National Guard Officers A public fundraiser, a Mega Family Indoor Garage and Bake Sale, will be held at St. Theresa's Parish, 1230 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines Frida3 Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Saturday, Aug, 14, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Shoppers at 7 a.m. Friday will pay a $3 admission fee per family for early admission. Any Thursday night shoppers also will be charged a $3 fee for early admis- sion. Saturday shoppers after 11 a.m. may fill a garbage bag for $1. Donations of gently used items are being collected and may be dropped off between 4 and 9 p.m. Thurs- daN Aug. 12, at St. Theresa's Parish, located at the inter- section of Merle Hay Road and University Avenue. Only children's clothing up to size 14/16 will be collected and no extra heavy or very large items or adult clothing will be accepted. For more information, contact Kathy Pierce at 515-