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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR (Qwolk mmram mats, NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren and News SMALLTOWNPAPERS 21.7 WEST COTA ST. SHELTON WA 98584-2263 l— I'III“II'II'I‘II”I'I!II'IIIII'”tIIIII"I’IIIII'I‘I‘HIH‘IIIII 50¢ Vol. 47 No. 13 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, August 6, 201 5 Jazz In July T Hather Maclennan Trio performed at Norwalk’s Jazz in July Thursday,ul 30. More pictures p. 11. Staff photo by Lori Ford. All-SchoOl Reunion This Sunday The annual Norwalk All—School Reunion will be held from 1-4'p.m., Sun- day, Aug. 9, in the cafete- ria at Eastview School, 1600 North Ave. 5 Photos will be taken at 2 pm. Registration is $2 per person payable at the door For more information, call Becky Barkley, 244— 8046. NHS Group Can Drive A newly formed organ i- zation at Norwalk High School is holding a Can Drive Saturday, Aug. 15. Joe Oswald, a spokesman for the group says all you have to do is have cans ready when they go door- to-door Saturday, Aug. 15. The group is earning funds in order to provide community projects that promote a positive man- ner. School Board Candidate Forum A School Board Candi- date Forum, sponsored by the Norwalk Professional Education Association (NPEA) will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 6 pm. in the Norwalk Per- forming Arts Center. The event is open to the pub- lic. Questions for the candi- dates may be submitted in advance by emailing Andy Mogle at amog1e@ norwalk.k12.ia.us. ....notes from Dr. Denny Wulf Superintendent of Norwalk Schools National Milken Educator Early Deadline For Aug. 20 Issue There will be an early deadline of noon Wednes- day, Aug. 12, for the Thurs- day, Aug. 20, issue of this newspaper. All ads, legals and stories must be in this newspaper office by that time and date. There will be no exceptions. The pa~ per will go to the printer Thursday, Aug. 13. . Four File For Three School Board Seats Four people have filed nomination, papers to serve on the Norwalk School Board. The terms of Rick Kaul, George Meinecke and Katherine SChmidt are expiring. Meinecke and Schmidt are not seeking re—election. Those filing papers to serve on the school board are Rick Kaul of Norwalk, incumbent who has been serving since 2004, David Albrecht of Cumming, Carol Reynolds—Ward of Norwalk and Dana Schuemann of West Des Moines. (Editor’s Note: Some residents who reside in the Norwalk Commu- nity School District have a West Des Moines address.) The election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr., Norwalk. Polls will be open from 7 am. to 8 pm. Welcome back Warriors! Last year was a great year. Iowa and Norwalk set many goals in basic skills and college and work readiness. The results of our Math and Reading scores in Iowa Tests are encouraging. The following data tables represent the most recent results provided by Iowa Testing for each grade level in reading and math when compared to the very competitive ABA 11 schools (Central Iowa) and the entire state of Iowa: (the results lag one year behind) , Reading results on Iowa Tests when compared to Central Iowa (ABA 11) and the entire state: “Ir-“n.2- m m- .2. mm Iowa (all) i n Please note that each Norwalk 3; :2? level performed above averages for central Iowa counterparts and Iowa overall. Concluded p. 9 Mayor Declares Local Disaster Mayor Tom Phillips has declared a local disaster due to the impact of a combination of heavy rain, wide spread IOCal flooding and a power outage that resulted in damage to residential personal prOperty Tuesday, July 28. Residents who have flood-damaged items had the opportunity to place these at the curb for disposal Tues- day, Aug. 4. All flood—damaged articles had to be at the curb by 7 am. This was a one-time only, Citywide pick up. “We received 8.25 inches of rain from this storm,” explains Phillips. "At the peak of the storm, the rain was falling at about 5.5 inches per hour. During the storm, an electrical outage also took place that lasted over two hours, leaving local properties without the ability to keep their sump pumps running.” Residents with questions can call City Hall at 981— 0228 ext. 2221 during business hours. Agenda City Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday, Aug. 6. 2015, 6 pm. 1. Call to order at 6 pm. 2. Approval of agenda. 3. Presentation — 4. Welcome of guests and public comment. (3 minute limit, no action) 5. Approve minutes . July 16, 2015 regular council meeting. 6. Consent agenda. a) EXpenditures. b) Tax abatements. c) Appointment of Aaron Uhl to Utility Advi- sory Commission. d) Approval of resolution approving contract and bonds for the project known as Norwalk Public Li- brary Roof Replacement. e) Approval of resolution ordering construction and setting date for receiving quotations for the project known as Colonial Parkway Storm Sewer Improve— ments. I 7. Consideration of the second, and possibly third, readings of proposed ordinance approving Farms of Holland PUD (amended from first reading per council direction). 8. Public hearing on the proposed rezoning request from Kruse Development DBA Kruse Construction to rezone land located north of Highway 614 and approxi- mately 1,000 feet east of South Orilla Road from A-R to R-1(70) 8: R-1(80). '9. Consideration of an ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Zoning Map per the request from Kruse Development DBA Kruse Construction to rezone land located north of Highway G14 and approximately 1,000 feet east of South Orilla Road from A-R to R—1(70) & R— 1(80). 10. Consideration of a resolution approving the re- quest from BLK Investments, LLC for the preliminary plat of Old School Plat 2. 11. Consideration of a resolution approving the re- quest from Norwalk Land Co. LLC for the preliminary plat of Orchard View Plat 3. 12. Discussion and consideration of a proposed reso- lution authorizing the City of Norwalk to enter into an agreement with UltraGreen to convert the Public Works facility, Public Safety building and City Hall to LED lighting. 13. Discussion and consideration of a proposed reso- lution authorizing the City of Norwalk to enter into an Concluded p. 10 “‘1