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:}M/~ L LTO~qi'~F'AF'ER S l ['] 2 i 7 WE.ST COTA ST. ~....J Si-iELTC, i4 WA 98584-2265 t tii,,li i-i,iiiii'itii'il~li''lniiii''~'l~tl~'l'i'l Ilhllitl OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 14 Norwalk, Idwa 50211 USPS No. 395'120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, August 22, 2013 September 5 retirement reception for Police Chief , Kuhl prior to council meeting. The City of Norwalk regular council meeting met at City Hall Thursda~ Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Absent from the meeting was councilmember Jamie Sylvester. Council approved minutes from the August 1, 2013 meeting. Mayor Doug Pierce welcomed guests and opened the public comment to those present. Resident Lloyd Carlson addressed the council on the proposed resolution concerning the City Manager's Employment Contract. City Attorney Jim Dougherty advised Carlson that the item would need to be on a future city agenda and the public comment was limited to comments and no action could be taken during this section of the meet- ing. Resident Tom Greteman commented during this time he would like information concerning the retirement of the police chief and how it came about. Was it at the direction of council or by order of the city manager? He was advised this topic will be on a future city agenda. Consent Agenda-Council approved the claims list for August. Tax abatements for F. and M. Reznic, 8481 45th Ln., single-family residence (SFR), $275,000; Hubbell Homes, L.C., 136 Balfour Dr., SFR, $198,300; 628, 632, 636 and 640 Cypress P1, all multi-family dwellings (MFD), $150,000 each; Hubbell Homes, L.C., 1916 and 2024 Dorchester St., SFR, $215,000 each; Ground Breaker Homes, 621 Sycamore, SFR, $240,475. Council approved liquor licenses for Rosco's and Rudy's Bar and Grill. Block party applications were approved for 9350 Concluded p. 5 Blood Drive Filing Dates Aug. 22 For Norwalk Area residents are re- City Council minded of the community Blood Drive to be held Thursday, Aug. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr. Warrior Spirit Get into the Warrior spirit and have the Norwalk Dance team paint an "N" on your driveway for $20. If you already have an "N', it's $10 to have it repainted. Contact Hof- maier. Penny@princ ipal.com. Farmer's Market The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Farmer's Market each Friday from 4"to 7 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Dollar General Store in Sunset Plaza. TOMATO FESTIVAL Area residents are re- minded that the Ted Lare Garden Center, 2701 Cum- ming Ave., Cumming, will hold a Tomato Festival Sat- urda3~ Aug. 24, featuring demonstrations regarding NORWALKFIRECHIEF 1tmates'pluscntestsfr various "tomato" catego- By Dustin Huston ries. At 10 a.m. there will be canning demonstration The Norwalk City Council recently authorized the expenditure of Capital Improvement Program monies for two power Cots and one power stair chair. "The power cots can be raised and lowered automaticall3~ rather than manually and can hold up to 700 pounds," according to Dr. Patricia Newland, MD - Norwalk Fire (RSVP 981-1075 for this one). From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. there will be cooking dem- onstration by Chef DJ Frank from Johnny's Ital- ian Steakhouse in West Solid Waste Collection Changes in Norwalk Watch for Changes this Fall! Norwalk residents who Starting in October, Metro Waste Authority will ad- are interested in running minister the garbage collection contract for the City and for the Norwalk City ASI will collect your garbage. This means new collec- Council must file their tion days, new and different sized carts and different nomination papers be- large and extra item stickers. Details about the changes tween Monda3~ Aug. 26, can be found below and at www.WhereItShould through 5 p.m. Thursday, Go.corn/Norwalk. Sept. 19, with the Warren Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection: Will County, Auditor or Nor- your day change to Tuesday? Effective October 1, resi- walk City Clerk. Nomina- dents living WEST (or on the west side) of Highway 28/ tion papers may be ob- Sunset Drive will have collection for all three services rained at either place, on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. Residents living Those who have terms EAST (or on the east side) of Highway 28/Sunset Drive expiring are Mayor Doug will continue to be collected on Wednesday. Pierce and Council-mem- Solid Waste Fees: How much will I pay? Rates for bers Mike Leto and Dave Murillo. City elections are Concluded p. 7 Tuesda~ Nov. 5. Health Coaches To Donate Book Norwalk residents Connie Garrison and Jane Sesker, Certified Indepen- dent Health Coaches, will be donating a newly pub- lished book, "Discover Your Optimal Health" by Dr. Wayne Anderson, to the Norwalk Easter Public Library. The public is in- vited to attend the presen- tation at 6 p.m. Thursda35 Aug. 22, at the library. The book, along with information concerning an upcoming event, Discover Your Optimal Health Da~ which is being planned for Thursday, Sept. 12, in Norwalk will be on dis- play at the library between September 9-13. Department's Medical Director. "It's not uncommon for Des Moines showcasing the two-person ambulance crews to have to call for as- heirloom tomatoes in hot Countff Music sistance fromlaw enforcement or additional firefighters and cold dishes. Samples At Op[e's Pond to help load overweight patients into ambulances. This will be available. puts the patients and our employees at risk for injury. At the same time there An old-fashioned Coun- However, with the new cots in service, we reduce the will be a tasting of local try Music Jam will be held potential for injuries that can occur during lifting," said Iowa" beers from Exile Sunda)5 Aug. 25, at Opie's N~wland. Brewing Co. and live mu- pond, south of Norwalk, Captain Doug Richardson of the Fire Department sic willbe provided by the with music beginning at states that because some patients have mobility prob- blues band, The Bobcats. 2:30 p.m. There will be a lems, the Fire Department is utilized for medical issues Ryan Bates will "Talk number of musicians and that otherwise wouldn't require an ambulance. These Tomato" at 2 p.m. telling vocalists performing. patients can't just get in a car and go to a doctor. For how to grow the best to- A potluck will be heid these situations, a stair chair - a chair with wheels in matoes, at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to which the patient is strapped in - will be utilized to Throughout the day share, along with your move patients up and down the stairs. The new stair there will be tomato tast- table service and lawn chair has a power tread system powered by a Milwau- ings of 20-plus different chairs. Come and enjoy an kee brand rechargeable battery that can be engJaged Heirloom varieties of to- afternoon of entertainment making the lifting of patients up or down the stairs much matoes. Customers will with friends. easier on the medics, reducing the potential of a work- vote for their favorite tast- For more information, Concluded p. 2 ing. call 661-3432. Annual Tootsie Roll Drive The St. John the Apostle Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Tootsie Roll Campaign for those with intellectual disabilities at area Norwalk businesses August 23-25. The donations from this worthy cause are split between the Special Olympics of Iowa, Genesis Development and Christian Opportunity Center in Warren County. If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause, call Mike Kordick at 515-208-1553. I Norwalk Student 1 Education Foundation Activities and Events By Lori Miller, President It's "back to school" for the Norwalk Student Educa- tion Foundation! In our attempts to provide our students with the best, we would like to remind you that your employers can help too. Every year, many in the fall, large corpora- tions hold "Giving Campaigns" (for example John Deere, Principal and Wells Fargo). These Campaigns allow you to give, through payroll deduction, a portion of your check to your Campaign of choice. Consider NSEF as your choice! If you do not see NSEF as an op- tion, ask your employer if we can be added. We do have a form letter that you can present to them if needed. Many employers also offer Corporate Matching Pro- grams. Your donation may be matched by your com- pany, doubling our success! Contact us at info@norwalkstudentfbundation with . any questions. We are looking forward to a successful 2013-2014 school year. GO Warriors!! f This newspaper office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. Deadline for the Thursday, Sept. 5 issue is noon Thursday, Aug. 29. No exceptions. The paper will go to the printer Friday a.m., Aug. 30. 41: