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A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the event. Items will be on display and open for bid- ding at the library. Bidding will conclude at the end of Stone's presentation at the Annett Nature Center. Family Bingo To Begin Sundays Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, and March 6, the Norwalk Park and Rec and Norwalk Lions Club will work together to provide Family Bingo at the Norwalk Easter Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Bingo cards are one for 25 or three for 50. The event is for all ages. Partici- pants are asked to bring a snack to share. For more information on Bingo Family Night to be held the first Sunday of each month, call Linda Bussanmas with the Norwalk Lions Club at 979-8757. Celebrate Constitution Week SepL 17-23 From the Publisher Political "Letters to the Editor" It is once again time to remind candidates, their cam- paign managers and supporters that all political ads must be paid in advance of publication in the N/Warren Town and County News and all other sister papers. In the past, we have received Letters to the Editor supporting candidates for various offices. These will not be printed as a Letter to the Editor, but will be accepted as a paid political advertisement. Our policy for politi- cal ads is they MUST be paid for in advance. The ad must also carry a disclaimer with the name of the per- son paying for the letter/ad. The cost will be the same as for any of our advertising, $4.25 per column inch. Letter.s/ads expressing pro- or con-sentiments for ei- ther candidates or issues that the public will be voting on during an official election will fall into this category and must be paid in advance. As in all ads, we reserve the right to accept or refuse any or all advertising/let- ters. Homecoming Photos in Next Issue Cumming City Special Election Registered voters in Cumming will go to the polls Tuesda34 Sept. 28, for a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the City Coundl. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Polling site, Cumming Community/Har- vest Church, 4225 N Birch Ave. in Cumming. Ballots are available for absentee voting for persons who will be absent from the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The ballots will be mailed to the voter upon a signed request or a person may come into the Administration Building, 301 N. Buxton, Indianola, and vote through Monda Sept. 27, 2010. Persons applying for absentee ballots should mail the ballots back to the Auditor's Office as soon as possible, as the envelope must be postmarked no later than Sept. 27, 2010. Two people are running for the coundl seat. They are Dave Chelsvig and Jean Lare. Hot .News from the Norwalk Fire Depd00tment By Dustin Huston Fire Chief I think the hardest part about leaving Iowa for me would be not having the change of seasons. I truly look forward to our four distinct seasons. Summer is wrap- ping up, the temperatures are coming down, the pools are closed, the lakes are cooling down and we are defi- nitely headed, towards fall, which starts the majority of our school sporting events. With school in full swing, I would like to take this opportunity to remind every- one that parking in a designated fire lane is a finable offense per the City Code. Hopefully, everyone will un- derstand that both the Police and Fire Departments do not want to have to enforce this, but ensuring emer- gency personnel and vehicles: police cars, fire trucks and ambulance have the necessary room to work in the event of an emergency is critical. Fire Lanes are designated by a red-striped curb and/or signage. We understand that morning drop-offs and after- noon pick-ups can be challenging due the shear num- ber of students we are dealing with, short time frames and parking spot shortages. However, unattended ve- hicles parked in a fire lane will be issued a citation. We will continue to work with everyone but these times of day are also the ones that have the potential for an ac- cident to occur with children running to catch their friends or teachers and meet parents. The Fire Depart- ment has also been working with the School to try and put the cones out to remind people of the fire lane along the football field on Warrior Way. We have seen a large decrease in the number of people parking there and only have the spot in front of the hydrant at the High School that remains a problem. I ask that while you are looking for a spot to stop or pick up your child from a school/sporting event that you thinkabout the potential of trying to navigate an ambulance or fire truck through the lane that has been designated or created, as this is what we have to do whenever we are contacted for an emergency. We are fortunate to have a great department that is trained well and enjoys providing fire and EMS services, but driv- ing is one of the most stressful and dangerous part of our jobs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the fire station, by phone 515-981-4316 or email dhuston@norwalkpublicsafety.org. Paws in the Park Sept. 25th Lisa's Antique Boutique will host Paws in the Park Saturday, Sept. 25, begin- ning at 11 a.m. at Norwalk City Park on North Av- enue. Proceeds will go to the Animal Life Line No Kill Shelter of Iowa located in Carlisle. Area residents are in- vited to bring their dogs and cats. Admission is $7 and includes one raffle ticket and a free lunch pro- vided by Fareway. You do not need a pet to come and enjoy the event, just be an animal lover. (Animals must "play well" with oth- ers.) Events include a Raffle, Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Pet Pictures for $10. Silent Auction winners will be announced at I p.m. Donations to help with expenses for the shelter may be made at the event or at Lisa's Antique Bou- tique, 812 North Ave., Norwalk. For more infor- marion, call Shawn at 745- 9691 or Lisa at 250-1559. Annual KC Tootsie Roll Drive The annual St. John The Apostle Knights of Co- lumbus Tootsie Roll Drive for those with intellectual disabilities will be held the weekend of September 17, 18 and 19 at Norwalk area businesses. All donations go to Warren County Mental Health Services. Members 'of the Knights of Colum- bus look forward to seeing area residents that week- end. Anyone wishing to make a separate donation may contact Mike Kordick at 515-208-1553. OES Dinner This Sunday Members of Good Will Chapter, Order of the East- ern Star will host the monthly dinner Sunday, Sept. 19, from 11 ram. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. The menu will be lasa- gne, salad and dessert for $6 per person. Money raised at the dinner is used for scholarships and com- munity events. Agenda REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETIlqG Norwalk Easter Public Library Thursday, September 16, 2010 6 p.m. This is a tentative agenda only, which is subject to change. The final City Council agenda will be posted at least 24 hours prior to commencement of the meeting. The agenda wilt be posted at the Norwalk City Hall. I. Call to order at 6 p.m. - Roll Call of Members II. Signing of the 28E sharing agreement between the City of Norwalk and Norwalk Community Schools for the new Public Works Facility III. Approval of Agenda IV. Approval of Minutes-August 31, 2010 Regular Council Meeting V. Mayor - Welcome of Guests and Public Comment, 3 minute limit, no action VI. Consent Agenda A. Expenditures B. Appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission C. Appointment to the Norwalk-Easter Library Board of Trustees D. Appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission E. Appointment to the Board of Adjustments VII. Ordinances, Resolutions and Hearings A. Resolution approving a loan agreement and providing for the sale and issuance of General Obliga- tion Urban Renewal Bonds, Series 2010D bonds Concluded p.2