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v V OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 v WEST COTA ST. hl11,,ll,11,1,11111,1111,11.1,,11!!!li"1'1!h!' '1'11111'lll11 Norwalk Warriors Vol. 47 No. 16 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406email: news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, August 27, 2015 Cub Scout KC TOOTSIE UnityPoint Clinic Adds Tailgate Registration ROLL DRIVE New Staff August 28 Is your son in first The annual St. John The grade through fifth grade? Apostle Knights of Does he enjoy being Columbus Tootsie Roll outside, making new Drive for those with friends, learning new intellectual disabilities skills and learning newwill be held the weekend information about nature, of August 28-30. camping, fires, cooking, Members of the Knights woodworking, the of Columbus will be community, state and collecting donations at the nation? Then Cub Scouts following Norwalk is for him. businesses: Warrior Run Monday, Aug. 31, from Golf Course, Scott';s 6-8 p.m. at Starkweather Foods, Dollar General, Shelter at Billy O. Phillips Casey's North and South, Park on Lexington Drive, Kum & Go North and Cub Scouts will be giving South, Farewa)~ Norwalk boys an opportunity to Hardware and City State try out Scouting. Bank. Registration is available All donations go to at the park. If you are Warren County Mental unavailable to attend, but Health Serx~ices. Anyone would like more wishing to make a information about Cub separate donation may Scouts, please call Todd at contact Mike Kordick at 537-5777. 515-208-1553. AGENDA City Council Special Business Meeting Agenda Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. Public Safety Building Training Room (1100 Chatham Avenue) 1. Call to order at 5:30 p.m. 2. Approval of agenda. ACTION ITEMS 3. Consideration of a resolution approving development agreement with Orchard View, LLC. 4. Consideration of a resolution approving the request from Norwalk Land Co., LLC for the final plat of Orchard View Plat 1. 5. Consideration of a resolution accepting improvements known as Orchard View Plat 1. DISCUSSION/STUDY ITEMS 6. Staffing Levels. 7. Engineering discussion. 8. Water project discussion. 9. Land Use Planning discussion (final platting, rezoning requests). 10. Other. 11. Tour of the Fire Department living quarters. Adjournment. Norwalk Fire Department Looking for New Members By Fire Chief Dustin Huston The Norwalk Fire Department is currently looking for certified Firefighter Paramedics to assist with covering shifts from home and paid shifts at the station. The Norwalk Fire Department is excited to offer more hours of in-station coverage for EMS crews, but needs more Firefighter Paramedics to ensure our customers receive the highest level of care possible. Norwalk offers a competitive pay structure, has excellent equipment, and offers nice accommodations for all overnight shifts. If you or anyone you know is a certified Firefighter and continued on page 7 UnityPoint Clinic is pleased to announce that Kenna Wille3 PA-C will be joining their practice in Norwalk the week of September 7. Her patient clinic hours begin Monday, Sept. 14. "As our community has grown, meeting patient access needs" has been a challenge for us," said Rhonda Montgomery, Clinic Administrator. "We recognized the need for additional medical providers at our clinic." W~lley grew up in Martensdale, graduated from Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District and attended under graduate at Simpson College in Indianola. She obtained her medical training at Des Moines University, graduating with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been practicing in family medicine for six years. Kenna and her husband, Randy, will be moving to Norwalk. They have a son, Peyton, 4, and a daughter, Emmalyn, 1. Kenna is the daughter of Rich and Irene Wheeldon of Mar.tensdale. Her father has been an Industrial Arts teacher at Norwalk High School for 36 years. Kenna said, "I am eager to join this group of physicians who are so well respected both in the community and professional among peers. In life, family is what is most important. I grew up in a very family-centered home and want my kids to do the same. My husband and I are thrilled to be relocating much closer to family and friends." She added, "As a physician assistant, I strive to care for my patients in the same way I would care for my own family (because they are someone's family, too). I believe that compassion, integrity and respect are important qualities to apply in clinical practice and everyday life." Kenna Willey, PA-C Montgomery noted, "We are very excited to have Kenna as part of our medical team. She shares our values and philosophies. We all feel she will be a great fit for our clinic and more importantly, our community." Student Union Thank You By Joe Oswald, President The Norwalk High School Student Union would like to thank the City of Norwalk and all of the people who contributed to our can drive on August 15, as well as apologize to those who were willing to help Us, but whose cans and bottles were not collected. Even with an exceptionally limited number of people working to collect cans, we were able to raise a total of $650.80, which comes out to 13,016 cans and bottles. While we would have liked to have collected from all of Norwalk, we had filled up our trailer and all of our vehicles by noon on the day of the event and were forced to stop early. We are hoping that we will be able to do another can drive sometime in September, though the date for that has not been decided as of now. We are well on the way towards our goal of $1000 and hopefully, with the support of the wonderful people of Norwalk, we will be able to reach our goal soon and get started on doing some real good in our community. Tomato Fest This Saturday Area residents are re- Area residents are re- minded of City State minded of the Tomato Fest Bank's annualTailgate Fri- held Saturday, Aug. 29, at da}~ Aug. 28, from 4-6 p.m. the Ted Lare Garden Cen- in the bank parking lot. ter in Cumming starting at There will be food, 10a.m. prizes, face painting and There will be classes, fun. Then join the staff at contests, live music and the first Warrior home cooking demonstrations football game at Warrior by Chef Vincent from Stadium. Johnny's Italian Steak- house in West Des Moines. Meeting Regarding Flood Maps Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m., representatives from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Flood Center will host a public meeting in conjunction with Warren County officials to present and discuss new preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Warren County and Incorporated Cities. The public meeting has been scheduled at the request of Warren County officials so that residents can view the preliminary maps, understand how their property may be affected and learn more about their flood risk. Representatives from the Iowa DNR and Flood Center will be on hand to answer questions and address residents' concerns about the preliminary flood maps. The meeting will be held at the Warren County Administrative Building, Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 2nd floor, located at 301 North Buxton St., Indianola, on Wednesda)~ Sept. 2, from 6 - 8 p.m. Be Careful When Flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Drones By Police Chief Greg Staples There have been several recent reports of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones flying in the vicinity- of commercial airplane flights approaching major US airports. These drones are most likely being flown by recreational users who are unaware of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding the use of drones near urban airports. The recreational use of drones has seen a dramatic increase in recent years. It is estimated that over 700,000UAS will be purchased in the United States this year alone; a 63% increase over last year. The FAA has issued rules concerning the recreational flying of drones near major airports. These rules require notification to the airport control tower about the UAS /drone flight when they are going to occur within 5 miles of the airport boundary. It is important to note that all of the land within the City of Norwalk is within 5 miles of the Des Moines International Airport. We encourage all recreational flyers to familiarize themselves with the rules regarding the use of their unmanned aircraft systems so that any possible conflict with the commercial airlines that regularly fly over Norwalk can be minimized. Have fun and be safe. Additional recommendations and safety guidelines as listed by the FAA are below. Safety guidelines for recreational users of Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) continued on page 7 t~1[~ : .Q 111