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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 10, 2015 NSD Increases Property Tax Levy By Rick Kaul Member of Norwalk School Board Like most everyone I ve talked to, I was unpleasantly surprised to receive my Property Tax Statement on Au- gust 31st, one day before taxes are due. However, un- like everyone I ve talked to, I knew the Norwalk School Norwalk, Iowa 50211. dump tr, ailer with 4' sides and insured. Free consul- District (NSD) Property Tax Levy would increase. For .................................. and 16 enclosed trailer, tations, 981-0511. me it is an additional $107.86. Drivers, CDL-A, hazmatgreat for moving. 515-370 .................................... Some may question why I would vote "yes" for a tax i a bonus. FT/PT. Based in 2590. Patava Concrete increase for myself, neighbors, and everyone else in the ,, Grinnell. LTL freight, home every night. Competitive ................................... Taking orders for tearouts, School District. A tax increase is not something the services patios, replacement, new School Board takes lightl as we know our District is pay, good benefits. Tom/ Sewing and alterations, construction, driveways, one of the highest in the State when it comes to taxes, #4 Marcy 800-362-2595. Many years of experience, garage slabs. FREE ESTI- at $20.61. Some of the company we keep in the top ten Happy 75th Birthday to a ................................... Call Zelda, 515-339-4663. MATES. Call Matt Palen, highest: SE Polk, Ballard, North Polk, Ankeny, Melcher- • .. .; .... house for sale .................................. 210-1284 or Tim Patava. Dallas, Indianola, Woodward-Granger, Centerville. The great guy uec, u. uerryon .... 9 year average for Norwalk's Levy is $20.47. Monday, Sept. 14. t-ully remoaeied 3 bee- HouseCleaning, Garden,210-1285. Teresa room, 2 bath split-level Lawn and Mowing: ................................... So why is it necessary to have a levy at $20.617 The main reason is politics. This year the legislature ap- home in Lakewood, 2 car Norwalk and surrounding garage sale proved 1.25% of Supplemental, State Aid (SSA) for 15 "" ..... .... " ..... detached garage.9192 Old area, 30 years experience, 6200 R63 Hwy (by Pet 16. SSA funding is basically a cost of living increase The family"'- mofYUULaurence Orchard Dr.515-724-9427. references, pet friendly. Cemetery). Friday, Sept. for School Districts. At oMy 1.25%' Districts are not Edward Larry Smith house'io'r'r;'nt" ............ -- Call Alicia's cell 573-280- 11, and Saturday, Sept.12, meetingthe "cost of living" increases they face. The would like to express their House for rent in Lake7584 or Lynn 285-0604.8 a.m. 1 995 fold downyear previously (1&15) SSA was 4%. All districts was sincere appreciation for the wood nice • ard close to -"'" ............................ camper, NEW Exmark 30 forcedtoraise property taxes to make up the difference outpouring of love and sup- school IoY;e 'to I k Glen Morris Lawn Care self propelled mower, bed- in order to avoid program reductions. In addition to , c a e, Personalized Service, ding, teen-adult clothing, this, Norwalk is seeing an annual growth in student port during this difficult beach and -icnic areas time. We were truly moved closetoDes oines,4BR',Fully Insured, Mowing/ LG washer and dryer, Trimming, Sidewalk Edg-much misc. and household population of 40-80 more students per year, with po- by every gesture of fnend- 2 a h 1 -"r "" r"-" tentially larger growth in the near future. The time to b t , ing, Fertilizing, Spring/Fall items. prepare for student growth is now, before it happens. shiPmum[y•andexpressedChristianweCOm-are $1,100/month plus deposit• Cleanup, Shrub Trimming, - .................................. The additiorial revenue from the Levy helps the District • 4704 Candlewick Dr. Call Weed Control, Snow Re- just so blessed to be sur- 910-850-4614. moval, Caulking of Side- prepare for the future growth, and offset the lack of SSA rounded by so many car- _ ...... ing people. Thank you and .......... f;;sai; .... walk/Driveway Cracks. Call L funds from the legislature. A review of school Levy 515-208-4398 or ~ Rates across the state show the highest are Ln Central may the Good Lord bless wurlitzer" smoio" ' piano, mgmia@msn.com. ~ Iowa, around Des Moines, which also has the highest you all. $700 OBO; willing to do ................................... populations. .... ". ..... 7 ..... nate to a school or church Seamstress can do alter- Support Network Helps Property Tax Wealth, by School District, is morutored /nursoay, F ug. ZU, Llre Ca11981 4650 Serve Blood Centerper- - .- ations, work with lycra lab- (NAPS)--Ifyou or some- by the Iowa Assodation of School Boards. Districts with riP_ ~=nlfin~ h=~rlinn =nt,I one you care about is ever high Property Tax Wealth have lower property taxes, sonnel w # ieit S{J hn ........................................ ..... 7 'v ..~' '.~ among the nearly 2 million but Districts with low Property Tax Wealth have higher the Apostle Church for the 1986 corvette, automatic, custom costumes. ali Amerieans who have a heart ......... excellent condition, black, Lynne at 285-0604 or go to attack, a stroke or are diag- property taxes. Norwalk has the 6th lowest Property =,JorwmK v ooa anve. low miles, removable top, www seamstressdeluxe nosed with heart disease Tax Wealth in the State. Children under the age of 18 Thanks to all the wonder- _ ' nm" every year, the key to recev- comprise 30% of Norwalk's population. This compares ful donors who volunt""re" car cover, $11,000 or make vv vu ....... ely could come from a sur- to a state average of 23%. Due to these two facts, you time to make a life saving offer. 556-9617. - ................................. prising source. blood donation. A total of r ................. .......... Downs Pest Control And Research suggests thatmay have heard the saying "Norwalk is kid rich, but , Hate cle, anmg Love Property Maintenance .having asupport network-- property poor". 70 r gister d f0r'ddnatioris ;, ::' ? : Snide rs r't e pa erit and e' School Board discussions are quite lengthy when it cleaning Norwex the and 69 were able to donate • .. r- , ' . - . ~ ..... ~'"' giver----can be vital. That's comes to property taxes and budgets. I tried to provide making alifesaving mpact answer! Save you time,. , roacnes, oeo Dug treat- beeause helpingpeopleheal and nsk of chem=cals K=m up to 207 hospital patients . ments, termite work. Weemotionally after a heart a condensed explanation of the Levy increase. In the and their families. Great Ginkens, Norwexlnd.Con- also offer property mainte- job! Also want to encour- sultant, 515-991-9821,nance such as debris re- age those who came andKimGinkens.norwex.biz.moval, mold testing, snow were unable to give at that ................................... and lawn care, demo work time. Everyone please Shop for Norwalk Warrior and roofing. 515-309-2089, keep up the good work. We Spiritwear online at www.downspestcontrol hope to see you in Octo- MyJJDesigns.com or call .com. ber. 953-6306. - ................................. Chairs: Mary and ................................... Clean Cut Tree Service Jim Cain for rent Removals, trimming, Dump and enclosed trailer stump grinding, brush for rent by day or week;16' cleanup, fully equipped announcements Norwalk Food Pantry, lo- cated at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., is open every Wednes- - day from 5 to 7 p.m. for lo- cal residents. employment Norwalk Community Schools Job Openings: F/T Bus Driver (AM & PM Routes), ($300 Bonus If Hired), Starting Wage $14.35, Must have CDL & Good Driving Record; F/T & P/T Teacher • Associates-Starting Wage: FFF $10.45, P/T $10.39. Sub Bus Drivers-Starting Wage: $13.50, ($300 Bonus if Hired), *Must have CDL & Good Driving Record. Sub Cooks Wage: $10.39 Per Hour. SubTeachers $110 Per Day Sub Teacher Associates $10.39 Per Hour. Apply online at Norwalk Community Schools, www.norwalk.kl 2.ia.us --Ted Lare Design Build- is looking for motivated, self starters for Supervisors Landscaping experience is preferred. Applicants must be tobacco-free in the workplace, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record. We will run an MVR on all driving records. Wages start at $16/hr+ based on experience. We provide uniforms and benefits. Call Bobby at 515-249-6018. Applications available online at www.tedsgardens.com Regency Care Center 815 High Road, Norwalk CHARGE NURSE $3,000.00 Sign-On Bonus (for qualified applicants) Full- or part-time available, all shifts. Long Term Care experience preferred, but not required. 981-4269 attack or stroke can also help end it comes down to how the District can provide the them heal physically. A support network can help stroke or heart patients and their caregivers recover physically and emotionally. A study in the Journal of the American Heart Asso- ciation found that a general lack of social support is asso- ciated with poor health and quality of life and depression in young men and women.a year after having a heart attack. In addition, the patient isn't the only one affected by these life-changing events. The stress of caring for a dis- abled spouse can significantly raise a caregiver's risk of future stroke, according to a study in the journal Stroke. In response, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's new ini- ti_ative is to provide emotional and practical support to peo- ple living with heart disease and stroke. The organizations' Support Network offers an online community, as well as mate- rials for starting face-to-face, community-based support groups. The monitored online comraunity is a place for peo- ple to ask questions, share concerns or fears, provide helpful tips, and find encour- agement and inspiration. To learn more and to find a nearby network, go to www. heart.org/supportnetwork. best education for the least amount of_dollars. Some other topics of discussion: • Center For American Progress ranks Norwalk in the State's top 20 for "Return on Educational Invest- ment". • The additional revenue from the Property Tax Levy is equal to .88% of the total District budget. • NSD is the largest employer in Norwalk, with over 350 employees. • NSD has over $85,000,000 in worth of building and property in 5 attendance centers. • NSD has over 20 buses that travel over 70,000 route miles a school year. • The total NSD budget is $38,670,829. • Over 50% of the 360 School Districts in Iowa had a Property Tax Levy increase this year. • NSD is ranked in Iowa's top 25 School Districts for Achievement, which includes everything from academ- ics to sports & fitness, Food, Teachers, and more. • NSD has a 10 year trend of increasing students over- all proficiencies • The 9 year average for Norwalk's Levy is $20.47. • NSD has multiple award winning staff, teachers, and administrators. I hope you too believe that Norwalk School District is providing its students and taxpayers the most value for the money you invest in the District. Rick Kaul, Vice President NSD Board of Education In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES - SERVICE -- REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL