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Thursday, September 7, 2017 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five AGENDA Concluded from p. 2 11) Consideration of the first and possibly more readings of an ordinance providing for the division of taxes levied on taxable property in the August 2017 addition to the Norwalk Urban Renewal Area, pursuant to Section 403.19 of the Code of Iowa. (Sunset Crest Redevelopment and the old water tower site --infrastructure improvements). 12) Public hearing on ordering construction of public improvements for the Delaware Street Certified Site Sanitary Sewer project. 13) Consideration of a Resolution approving and confirming plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Delaware Street certified Site Sanitary Sewer Project. 14) Consideration of a Resolution awarding contract for the Delaware Street certified Site Sanitary Sewer Project. 15) Consideration of a Resolution approving the contract and performance and or payment bonds for the Delaware Street certified Site Sanitary Sewer Project. 16) Consideration of a development agreement with K&R Wholesale Building Materials. 17) Consideration of a Resolution accepting infrastructure on the final plat of Orchard Trail Plat 5. 18) Consideration of a Resolution accepting the Final Plat of Orchard Trail Plat 5. 19) LaQuerica memo agreement 20) Update on moratorium on cell towers in the public ROW. 21) Council inquires and staff updates • Updates on the North Shore and Southern Developments• Adjournment• Ridge 22) Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett HEALTHCARE RANKINGS In light of all the criticism that Iowa has received in the healthcare area I was interested to see how Iowa is ranked by organizations who have studied the subject. As reported by AARP and others, Iowa is actually ranked number 2 in the nation for healthcare by They looked at costs, access and outcomes. U.S. News ranks Iowa number 5 in the nation. They did not include costs in their study. They did include access, quality and public health. Smart Asset ranked Iowa number 22 for physician access and number 9 for prevention and treatment. I suppose critics might point out that these studies are looking at health care as a whole in Iowa, and are not limited to the Medicaid program. As you know there has been criticism of the Medicaid program recently. Still, I think it is relevant to see that overall, health care in Iowa seems to be pretty good. As always please feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. 4-H Clover Kids Welcome Clover Kids is a fun 4- H program for youth in kindergarten through third grade. Youth participate in hands-on activities designed to build lots of different life skills. We invite all eligible youth to our Clover Kids Welcome on Saturday, September 30th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Moats Park in Indianola. Youth will participate in activities while parents have the opportunity to learn more about the Clover Kids program and register their family• This is a come and go event and we encourage all interested youth and their parents to attend• It takes just over 21 pounds of whole milk to make one pound of butter. City Election Day is Activities Tuesday, November 7th atthe ...... i city Election day is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The City of Norwalk will have three offices on the ballot: the Mayor and two City Council members. NORWALK Individuals interested in running for office can LIBRARY download the nomination petition off of the city's website at All candidates for elective municipal offices shall be nominated under 1051 North Ave. 98141217 the provisions of Chapter 45 of the code of Iowa. Monday, September 11th Interested individuals will need to obtain at least 25 Baby Time, 10:30 am. This is a four-week session eligible electors of the city. on Mondays for babies up to 18 months and their Nomination petitions must be turned into the grownups. Learn songs and rhymes to use at home, Norwalk City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, and meet other parents and caregivers. September 21, 2017. Tuesday, September 12th For additional information, please contact Jodi Reading Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focusesEddleman, City Clerk, at 515-981-0228 ext 2232 or on books and pre-reading skills. Read hooks, sing via email songs, and do activities! • Wednesday, September 13th Drive for u_, .'_- - Early Out Wednesday. Drop in activities every nurrltran Wednesday 2:30- 3:30 pm in there's school in Norwalk. H arv e y Vi ctims On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, it's Make! Make art projects with a variety of materials. Are you looking for a way to help hurricane victims? Thursday, September 14th Churches in Norwalk are partnering with Church Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses World Service, a multi-denominational, major global on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and relief organization, who is providing on-the-ground read some short books! help in Southeast Texas. They are in need of more Pajama Time, 7:00 pro. On the 2rid and 4th Emergency Clean-up Buckets and Hygiene Kits Thursday evenings of the month, join us to read funny which will be given directly to families beginning to stories! Great for all ages. Pajamas welcome !put their lives back together. Friday, September 15th For $78 you can create an Emergency Clean-up Just for Teens, 3:45 pro. 6ththrough 12th-graders Bucket and for $17 a Hygiene Kit. Please drop off can come by the library to watch Guardians of the our buckets and kits to Norwalk Christian Church, Galaxy Vol 2 (PG-13, 2 hrs & 18 minutes). Snacks 701 Main Street, by 5pm on September 11, and they provided, will deliver them to Church World Service personally. Instructions for buckets and kits are below. Thank Successful Iowa State Fair for you for your support! Instructions for Buckets and Kits: Treasure Hunters Emergency Cleanup Buckets A stop at State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald's One five-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid (If Great Iowa Treasure Hunt o0th during the Iowa bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it State Fair paid off for many fairgoers. 'The Great Iowa has held chemicals of any kind.) Treasure Hunt booth had a very successful year at • Four scouring pads • Seven sponges, including one large the Iowa State Fair," Fitzgerald said. "New this year, fairgoers were able to make their claims directly at • One scrub brush the booth and take advantage of our easy-to-use online • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes) • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry claiming process." Fairgoers found over 8,000 unclaimed properties, totaling more than $600,000 in detergent value. The largest claim was overS63,000. Due to the • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can new process, over $15,000 was paid before the end of the fair. be mixed with water (no spray bottles) • One package of 48-50 clothespins Fairgoer Beverly Schley of Winterset stopped by the booth the first day of the fair with her 1964 insurance • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft. policy, which provided the additional information the • Five dust masks office needed to pay her claim. Using the new upload • Two pairs non-surgical latex gloves feature on the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt website, • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or treasury staff was able•help her upload her allleather • 24-28 heavy duty or contractortype 30-45 gallon documentation within minUte . Beverly's claim was paid before the end of the fair. "I was so pleased with trash bags on a roll and removed from carton • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent your help at the fair. It is so nice to• have someone • $3 processing fee. Include with (but not in) bucket helpful when you are among the elderly," Beverly told the staff. "I was so touched by ihe story that I wanted cash or make out a check to Norwalk Christian to meet Beverly in person," Fitzgerald said. "So we Church, and we will write one big check• drove to Winterset to deliver her check. Beverly is ***All cleaning items must be new - all liquid items the reason we have the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, to must be capped and securely tightened. Place all reunite people with their lost money." items into the bucket, making sure they are packed The Great Iowa Treastlre Hunt program has securely toavoiddamage during shipment. Snap the lid on tight and seal with packing tape. Do not add returned over $231 million in unclaimed property to more than 538,000 people since Fitzgerald created it any extra items or extra money. in 1983. Unclaimed propertyrefers to money and Hygiene Kit other assets held by financial institutions or -One hand towel measuring approximately 15"x 28" companies that have lost contact with the property's to 16"x 32" (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro- owner for a specific period of time• State law requires fiber) • One washcloth these institutions and companies to annually report • One wide-tooth comb removed from the package unclaimed property to the state treasurer's office. The • One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from the assets are then held until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed package property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, • One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper • One toothbrush in the package uncashed checks, life insurance policies, utility • Ten standard size Band-aids security deposits, and safe deposit box contents• • One tube of toothpaste Visit the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt at • $2 processing fee. Include with (but not in) kit cash to begin your search and make your claim today. Like Great Iowa Treasure or make out a check to Norwalk Christian Church, Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter and we will write one big check. @GreatIATreasure. ***All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal• Do not add any extra items or extra money• Extra copies of the Norwalk paper can be purchased at Casey's South, *** Casey's 500 North, Kum & Go South, I never travel without diary. One should always Kum & Go North, Git-n-Go, and Fareway have something sensational to read in the train. -Oscar Wilde TU