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Thursday, September 17, 2015 Page Thirteen N/Warren Town and County News RED CROSS Concluded from p. 1 Agenda City Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursdayl Sept2 17I 2015. 6 pm. City Hell — 705 North Avenue 1. Call to order at 6 pm. 2. Approval of agenda. 3. Presentation(s) — 4. Welcome of guests and public comment. (3 minute limit, no action) 5. Approve minutes — August 27, 2015 special business meeting. September 3, 2015 regular business meeting. 6. Consent agenda. a) Expenditures. b) Tax abatements. c) Liquor license(s) — Casey’s General Store #2568 Echo Valley Country Club d) Appointment of Cindy Gavin to the Library Board of Trustees. e) Resolution authorizing an RFP for Comprehensive Plan update. f) Receive and file Outstanding Obligation Disclosure, Street Finance Re- port, monthly Treasurer’s reports for July and August, and monthly department re— ports for August. g) Resolution eliminating deficit balance in Pool Fund (340). Consideration of the second, and possibly third, readings of proposed ordi- nance approving Farms of Holland PUD. (tabled 8/6/15) 8. Public Hearing on the proposed rezoning request for Warrior Run. Consideration of the first, of three, readings of proposed ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Zoning Map for the rezoning of Warrior Run. 10. Public hearing on the proposed rezoning request from Kruse Development, DBA Kruse Construction, to rezone land located north of Highway G14 and approxi- mately 1,000 feet east of South Orilla Road from A—R to R-1(70) & R-1(80). Damage to Homes A hindrance to provid- ing Red Cross aid was the fact we-were dependent upon getting Red Cross supplies to the island on ships from Guam. One never knew what was go- ing to become available for distribution until the ship arrived! As of August 26th the Red Cross had served 7,500 families, provided 30,000 meals, 1,900 dean- up kits and 75,000+ bulk distribution items which - included such items are food, bottled water, soap and toilet paper. - The Red Cross offices distribution center was 10— catednear the Saipan air- port in thick concrete buildings constructed by the Japanese prior to WW II when they occupied the island. Visible proof of their occupation and WW II Battle of Saipan are evi- dent around the island in- cluding old bunkers, tanks, guns and even mor- tar hits on the side of the Red Cross buildings. Me- morials have been placed around the island by the Japanese and Americans. On my day off I was lucky enough to have relatives of friends on the island who took me to visit sites in- cluding Banzai Cliff, Sui- cide Cliff and the Last Command Post of the Japanese on the island. It was truly amazing to be among these historical sites especially since my father—in-law served in the Japanese tank by the airport. Photos submitted. Navy in the South Pacific during the war. When I left the island on August 30th, power continued to be only with generators. New concrete power poles were being sent to the island from the mainland and installed. Water was still bottled for drinking and rain water for non-drinking pur- poses. Some client homes had generators but most run them for limited peri» ods since gasoline is over $4 a gallon. Power is ex- pected to be restored within the second month and with it the water sys- LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 tern. The people of Saipan are the most gracious, sin- cere and patient people I have ever met. Imagine we mainlanders living with— out power, air condition- ing, water supply, TV/ cable, street lights, and traffic signals for up to 2 months and not being up- set and angry. After this experience, if you have not created your emergency supplies/plan per the sug- gested list from the Red Cross I encourage you to do so sooner than later! The list is available at RedCross.org. and 7 p.m.; Cost per team: $34.50 (up to 10 players); Minimum/maximum: 4/8. OPALS- SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone age 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This is a continuous program run- ning yearly. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10- 10:30 am. SHERIFF’S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. September 1 - 8:30 a.m., R45/Hwy R45: Sherri Gavin, 55, St. Marys, vehicle/deer. September 1 - 4:32 p.m., R63/ 105th Avenue: William Carder, 53, Indianola, vehicle/deer. 11. Consideration of the first, of three, readings of proposed ordinance amending the City of Norwalk Zoning Map per the request from Kruse Development, DBA Kruse Construction, to rezone land located north of Highway G14 and approximately 1,000 feet east of South Orilla Road from A-R to R-1(70) & R-1(80). 12. Public hearing related to amendments to the following sections of the City of Norwalk Zoning Ordinance: architectural standards; definitions; non-conforming accessory structures; exceptions and modifications; accessory structures and fences; privately owned improvements; bulk regulations table; multi-family off—street park- ing; and buffers. 13. Consideration of a resolution accepting public infrastructure improvements for the project known as Legacy Commercial Plat 6. 14. Consideration of a resolution authorizing an agreement between the City of Norwalk and N orwalk Land Company LLC regarding sidewalks/trails in the Norwalk Orchard View development. 15. Consideration of a resolution approving a quote for painting library interior. 16. Consideration of a resolution authorizing the Chief of Police to enter into a contract with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau for receipt of grant funding. 17. Discussion and consideration of resolution authorizing a traffic study pro- posal. 18. Consideration of appeal from Todd and Kristi Leeper regarding nuisance abate- ment. 19. Update regarding NCIS project. 20. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 21. Closed session pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(c) of the Code of Iowa regarding litigation. (Petit) 22. Closed session pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(c) of the Code of Iowa regarding prospective litigation. ‘ v 23. Adjournment. "The codfish lays ten thousand eggs, The homely hen lays one. The codfish never cackles To tell you what she's done. ._ “I— ?‘i:.» ‘ IIIIIIII A “Dutch striking” ls when a clock chimes every hour on the half-hour, but with a dlflerent tone from when it chimes on the hour. Got that? 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