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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR fl norwolk mflfifl mi}: NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren and News SMALLTOWNPAPERS 217 WEST COTA ST. SHELTON WA 98584-2263 l llulllulljllllllI‘llHi1i"H11lH“H11jlljhjilllijnlllulll 50¢ Vol. 47 No. 15 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, August 20, 201 5 Agenda City Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday, Aug. 201 2015I 6 p.m. 1. Call to order at 6 p.m. 2. Approval of agenda. 3. Presentation — Calhoun-Bums & Associates, Inc. summary of the 2015 Bridge Inspections. 4. Welcome of guests and public comment. (3 minute limit, no action) 5. Approve minutes a August 6, 2015 regular council meeting. 6. Consent agenda. a) Expenditures. b) Tax abatements. c) Resolution eliminating deficit balance in Pool Fund (340). d) Resolution authorizing disposal of city prop- erty (Library). e) Resolution authorizing a 28E agreement be- tween the City of Norwalk and the City of Cumming regarding EMS Fire service. f) Resolution authorizing a 28E agreement be— tween the City of Norwalk and the City of Spring Hill regarding EMS Fire service. g) Receive and file Treasurers report and Monthly Department reports. 7. Consideration of the second, and possibly third, readings of proposed ordinance approving Farms of Holland PUD (tabled 8/6/15). 8. Public hearing on the proposed rezoning request from Kruse Development DBA Kruse Construction to rezone land located north of Highway G14 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 the first, of three, readings of pro— posed ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Zon— ing 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 accepting improve- ments known as Warrior Run Estates Plat 1. 11. Consideration of a resolution approving the re- quest from Norwalk Land Co., LLC for the final plat of Orchard View Plat 1. 12. Discussion and council direction regarding the weir in the retention basin at the Legacy Golf Course. 13. Consideration of a resolution accepting improve- ments known as Legacy Plat 18. 14. Consideration of a resolution approving the re— quest from Hubbell LLC for the final plat of Legacy Plat 18. 15. Consideration of a resolution approving plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for project known as Colonial Parkway Storm Sewer Im- provements. 16. Consideration Of a resolution awarding contract for the project known as Colonial Parkway Storm Sewer Improvements. 17. Consideration of a resolution approving contract and bond for the project known as Colonial Parkway Storm Sewer Improvements, subject to engineer’s ap- proval. 18. Consideration of a resolution authorizing staff to direct work for paving to Wright Road. 19. Update regarding NCIS project. - 20. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 21. Adjournment. ‘ $31-36 You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough to follow through. -Rosalynn Carter Tailgate At City State Bank City State Bank, 801 Main St., will host their annual Customer Appre- ciation Tailgate Friday, Aug. 28, from 4-6 p.m. in the bank parking lot. The staff invites you to stop by for food, prizes, face painting and fun, then join them as they cheer on the Norwalk Warrior foot- ball team at Warrior Sta- dium for the first home game of the season. LIBRARY EVENTS Here’s what’s happen- ing at the Norwalk Easter Public Library... Just a reminder that there are no storytimes in August. We’ll start up again in September. Duck, Duck, Goose (Stamp) The 2015 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest win- ners will be on display during August at the Norwalk Easter Public Li- brary. Visit the library to see some amazing artwork from students in grades K- 12. The exhibit includes 36 pieces of artwork of Iowa’s first, second, and third place winners. Rae Clinkenbeard, a 16—year- old from Denison, was awarded the 2015 Iowa Best of Show winner. Rae’s entry was a mallard pair , done in pastels. Her origi- nal artwork was sent to Washington, DC. to par- ticipate in the national con- test and is now traveling the United States as part of the best of show winners from all fifty states. One student from Norwalk has a winning entry on display at the li- brary. Ella Frye, a six-year- old was a first place win- ner in the contest. Call 911 for emergencies! . TED LARE’S TOMATO FESTIVAL Ted Lare Garden Cen- ter, 2701 Cumming Ave., Cumming, will hold their annual Tomato Festival Saturday, Aug. 29. featur- ing demonstrations re- garding tomatoes, plus contests for various "to- mato" categories. Schedule of events is as follows: 10 a.m., Create an Ital— ian Garden Class, please RSVP 515-981-1075. 10:30 am. - 12:30 p.m., Cooking demonstrations by Chef Vincent from Johnny’s Italian Steak- house in West Des Moines. Demos will showcase to— matoes in hot and cold dishes. Come taste some free delicious samples! See more at johnnysitalian steakhouse.com/west—des— moines/ 10 am. - 1 p.m., Live music by local band Cous— in Eddie 9 a.m. 2 p.m., Tomato Tastings of 20+ different Heirloom varieties of to- matoes; customers will vote for their favorite tast- ing. Persons interested in the contests, may fill out the entry form located on the back page of the Toma— to Festival insert in this is- sue. Check for details of each contest. Categories for the con- test include Best Tasting Tomato (submit at least five tomatoes), Largest To- mato, Smallest Tomato, Most Oddly Formed To- mato, Mild Salsa (submit at least five cups or two quarts) and Hot Salsa (sub- mit at least five cups or two quarts). Completed application and your entry must be taken to Ted Lare Garden Center Thursday, Aug. 27, or Friday, Aug. 28, be— tween 8 am. and 5:30 p.m. Best tasting tomato will win $100 gift card to Ted Lare Garden Center, each salsa category will win a $50 card to Ted Lare. All other categories will win a $25 gift card to Ted Lare Garden Center. OVIATT ELEMENTARY ‘ By Sheila Taylor, Principal Changes for 2015-16 We have some new faces and changes for the 2015-16 school year: 0 Nicole Huggenberger was married this summer and is Mrs. Ledden. She teaches first grade. 0 Mikala Lee is getting married in November and will be Mrs. Freerksen. She teaches second grade. 0 Abby Hunter was married this summer and is Mrs. Overton. She teaches English language learners (ELL). 0 Kathie Phillips has been hired to fill Donna Kitterman’s retirement position. Mrs. Phillips comes to us from Morton, IL and has taught in the elementary grades (K—6) for 24 years. 0 Angela McGrath has been hired to teach 2nd grade. She is coming to us from Boone where she taught first grade for four years. We added a section of 2nd grade due to the larger number of students coming into 2nd grade. 0 Chelsea Gambrel has been hired to teach art. Mrs. Hoff was hired in Ankeny where she lives with her fam- ily — we Wish her well. Miss Gambrel is from Des Moines and was featured in the Des Moines Arts Festival as an emerging artist. I School Hours 7:30 Doors open for Students Students should not be dropped off before 7:30 am. (unless attending Apple Tree Adventures at Oviatt) as there is no supervision of students before that time. 7:55 Classes Open 8:05 Tardy Bell 3:00 Kindergarten & Bus Dismissal 3:05 lst Grade Dismissal 3:10 2nd Grade & Walkers Dismissal ‘1 :20 Wednesday Staff Development Early Out Dis— missal (Door 2 and bus students) 1:30 Wednesday Staff Development Early Out Dis- missal (Door 14 and walkers) Student Entrances/Exits to the Building and Parking Procedures Please park your vehicle in a parking spot if you in- tend to enter the building with your child. To allow ve- hicles to move smoothly through the drive—thru lane on the east and west sides of the building, vehicles shall not be parked in the drop—off areas. Please be respectful of all other parents during the arrival/departure time by never leaving your car to walk your child into the building when your vehicle is in the drive-thru lane. Concluded p. 9 V SHERIFF’S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ACCIDENTS August 8 — 3:01 a.m., 70th Avenue and Kennedy Street: Driver, Kendall Oakley, 19, Des Moines. Warren County dispatch received a call for an ambulance. The caller stated a female was seizing and tripping on acid in the 13000 block of 65th Avenue. Upon arrival it was discovered there was an underage alcohol party in a pasture area to the north of 65th and McGregor.'An of- ficer spoke with Kevin Onstot, the host of the party. Kevin stated his father had given him permission to have friends come to the property for a party. The officers contacted Brian Onstot, Kevin’s father, via telephone. Brian advised he did not give permission for anyone to be on the property and wanted everyone to leave. (I.