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Thursday, August 22, 2013 N/Warren Town and County. News Page Five -GOVERNMENT IN ACTION Concluded from p. 1 Lakewood Cir. for August 17 and 200th block of Balfour for September 7. Monthly Reports-The city clerk reported 19 dog licenses were issued, 700 year-to-date, 19 new resi- dent packets were distrib- uted and nine parking tickets. Norwalk Developmefit/ Planning and Building- Advised the aquatic center committee is being formed. The committee will meet and discuss cur- rent issues with the exist- ing pool, gather public in- put, design and posgible features of a new aquatic center and financing op- tions. Planning and Building toured the La Quercia fa- cility in July. Plans for their expansion are going well. Highway 28 Streetscape Committee-Funds have been budgeted for im- provements at the en- trance into Norwalk on Highway 28. Eight local citizens have volunteered to identify areas in need of improvement. Four areas being looked at by the committee include medi- ans, access, signage and fences. Norwalk Fire Depart- ment-Chief Dustin Huston reported a Haz Mat inci- dent at Casey's; two acci- dents involving children on bicycles and commer- cial inspections included La Quercia's construction and expansion project. Training for the month in- chded EMS Training for patient assisted medica- tions and pharmacology and physical agility tests. Calls for the month in- cluded 59 EMS calls and 37 fire calls. Norwalk Easter Public Library-Library Director Holly Sealine reported 9,255 visitors; 59 new ac- counts; October 24 is the date for Trick or Treat at the library. Parks and Rec-572 pa- trons participated in swim lessons at the pool. The fall brochure has been completed and set to be released September 9. Police Department-Re- ported 504 calls for ser- vice. Those included three burglaries, six crimi- nal mischief, six disturb- ing the peace, 19 harass- ment, 31 public assists, nine reckless driving, 13 suspicious activity, 10 suspicious persons, 17 theft reports, 10 accidents, 82 traffic stops and two trespass. Public Hearings, Resolutions and Ordinances Economic Develop- ment Support Agreement with the Norwalk Cham- ber of Commerce was ap- proved for a term of five years. Public hearing and first reading regarding automotive repair. City attorney Dougherty stated technically it wasn't clear where or what automotive repair was allowed in the com- mercial district of Norwalk. Therefore, an ordinance was necessary to establish a definition for automotive repair and providing a principal per- mitted use in the C-2, C-3 and C-4 zoning districts. Council approved the first reading Legacy Planned Unit Development-The first reading (second and third waived) was approved by council for the 128-unit, $10.5 million high-density multiple-family residential development. The second reading of City Code pertaining to rental conversion, registra- tion, rental inspections and assessment of costs was approved by council. Traffic Signals-A resolu- tion was approved autho- rizing McClure Engineer- ing Company to submit application to the Iowa Dept. of Transportation for Traffic Safety Funding con- cerning Norwalk's aging traffic signal and safety de- vices. The signals along Hwy 28 are outdated in equipment and operation. Recommendations are to upgrade Norwalk's traffic lights. McChre will study each light, detail the equip- ment and suggest a replace- ment schedule. The study will be paid for by a Traffic Safety Grant. Resolution approving improvements for the Sun- set Drive water main. The existing water main con- nects on Main Street be- tween High Road and Shady Lane. The water main has an extensive his- tory of breaking and re- placement is in this year's city budget. Veenstra & Kimm, Inc., has been cho- sen by the City to plan and .pity A traditior in Norwalk, Iowa since 1974. OPENINGS FOR 3-YEAR-OLD CLASS ! Tuesday & Thursday, 8- 11 a.m, Tuition - $95 per month Enrollment Fee - 50 Scholarships available. Classes begin August 29l 1801 Sunset Drive Call 515.981-0901 Used Tire Headquarters OVER 300 Available! 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A Resolution approving McChre Engirfeering for professional services relat- ing to City-owned prop- erty on Colonial Parkway was approved 3-1, with Councilmember Leto cast- ing the no vote. Eleven acres owned by the City in the Colonial Parl way area has excessive dirt and needs gradirtg and site prep work done to attract potential developers. Council approved a resolution concerning a 28E agreement with War- ren County for Joint Pub- lic Services related to pre- paring property for devel- opment. In this agreement, Warren County agrees to pay for 1/3, up to $100,000 for the grading of the dirt pile at Colonial Parkway and North of Capital City ',Fruit. Call 911 for emergencies !