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Thursday, October 24, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven DENNY WULF Concluded from p. 1 ITEC (Iowa Technology in Education Connection). This is a very prestigious award given once a year to deserving instructors nominated by their peers, parents and students. Why is Pam so deserving of this award? Here are a few quotes froin her nomina- tion paperwork: "She has so much en- thusiasm, I want to go back to school." - Tammy Ran- dal, Parent "Mrs. Nichols is a great team member and under- stands how technology can impact a student's life as well as anyone I have ever met." - Tim Geyer, Tech Director "I marvel each day how .she transforms the educa- tional experience for each child in her room." -. Jill Anderson, Principal "She expects her stu- dents will be respectful of the opportunity to be ex- posed to technology." - Maggie Davitt, Parent "Pam's class is compa- rable to attending a confer- ence session; I always walk away with a new tool, a OFFICIAL PUBLICATION I /c.o: I WARREN AMENDMENT OF CURRENT COUNTY BUDGF..F 91 The C)unty Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the current County budget as follows: Meeting Date: Meeting Time: IMeeting Location: November 5, 2013 10:00 am iSupervisors Board Room, 301 N Buxton, Indianola I At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, the proposed amendment. An approved budget amendment is required in order to permit increases in any class of expenditures as last certified or last amended. County Telephone No.: 515-961-1020 IFor Fiscal Year Ending: 6130120141 Iowa Department of Management Form 653 A-R Sheet 1 of 2 (Publish) (revised 04/30/12) REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Taxes Levied on Property 1 Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year 2 Less: Credits to Taxpayers 3 Net Current Property Taxes 4 Delinquent Property Tax Revenue 5 Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes 6 Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues Intergovemmental Licenses & Permits Charges for Service Use of Money & Property Miscellaneous Subtotal Revenues Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds Operating Transfers In Proceeds of Fixed Asset Sales Total Revenues & Other Sources EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Operating: Public Safety & Legal Services Physical Health & Social Services Mental Health, MR & DD County Environment & Education Roads & Transportation Government Services to Residents Administration Nonprogram Current Debt Servi,ce Total Budget Proposed Total Budget as Certified Current After Current or Last Amendment Amendment Amended Capital Projects Subtotal Expenditures Other Financing Uses: Operating Transfers Out Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow 12,651,578 12,6z51,578 5,817 5,817 Total Expenditures & Other Uses Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over (under) Expenditures & Other uses 32 Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, 33 Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budgeting) 34 Fund Balance - Nonspendable 35 Fund Balance - Restricted 36 Fund Balance - Committed 418,675 418,675 Fund Balance - Assigned Fund Balance - Unassigned Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30 r Explanation of changes: 12,227,086 0 12,227,086 6,600 6,600 133,000 133,000 7 434,769 434,769 8 8,751,906 8,751,906 9 51,150 51,150 10 1,282,975 1,282,975 11 66,810 66,810 12 434,554 434,554 13 23,388,850 0 23,388,850 14 300,000 300,000 15 2,978,175 2,978,175 16 25,000 25,000 17 26,692,025 0 26,692,025 18 4,729,099 17,103 4,746,202 19 4,133,726 73,330 4,207,056 20 1,135,329 0 1,135,329 1,271,953 545,000 1,816,953 21 22 23 899,764 3,700 903,464 24 2,670,614 218,288 2,888,902 25 0 0 26 46,332 46,332 6,711,413 0 6,711,413 27 2,487,662 2,487,662 28 24,085,892 857,421 24.943,313 29 2,978,175 2,978,175 30 0 31 27,064,067 857,421 27,921,488 37 (372,042) 857,421) (1,229,463 7,745,720 1,349,876 9,095,596 38 1,645,827 1,645,827 39 7,373,678 (1,153,372) 6,220,306 40 7,373,678 492,455 7,866,133 line 21 includes economic development project in Carlisle for $445,000 and economic development project with Norwalk for $100,000 line 24 includes new position for county administrator and benefits $114,078, increase in workers comp insurance $70,000, and severance package payout line 18 increase for one time costs of K-9 paid out of Sheriff Forfeiture funds line 19 increase for rent assistance for General Assistance $45,000 and new grants in public health for $19,000 line 38 increased by total of $2,090,827 to reflect assigned fund balance for jail and capital projects in General Basic fund ($1,275,024) and for assignments in secondary roads ($815,803) and decrease in assigned fund balance to pay for economic development costs of $445,000 new idea." -Sandi Lath- rum, Colleague "The most memorable thing she did for me was going to the tech fair with me. I had worked long and hard on a tech project with her. I won a blue ribbon and I owe it all to Mrs. Nichols. She taught me to strive for the best." - Eve- lyn P., Student "We use iMovie, Toon- tastic and the green screen for our projects. She loves technology and is always using it. If I could, I would wholeheartedly vote for Mrs. Nichols for Technol- ogy Teacher of the Year." - Brett D., Student Congratulations Mrs. Nichols. We know you do a great job and now the rest of Iowa knows it, too! In addition, it has e- cently been announced that NHS science teacher Shannon McLaughlin has been nominated as one of the state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The finalists in math are Allys- en Lovstuen of Decorah High School, Brian Reece of Central Academy in Des Moines and Jeff Marks of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. The finalists in science are Marcia Pew- ell of West Delaware High School in Manchester and Shannon McLaughlin of Norwalk High School. Their applications were submitted to the national selection committee. One math and one science award winner may be se- lected to represent Iowa. Winners receive $10,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., where they will par- ticipate in an award cere- mony and receptions, pro- fessional development programs and discussions with policymakers on how to improve math and sci- ence education. Especially gratifying in this case is that Shannon is not only a Norwalk teacher, but he was also a Norwalk stu- dent. Good luck, Shannon! Finally, I was one of three state finalists for OFFICIAL PUBLICATION COUNTY NAME: I NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Warren AMENDMENT OF CURRENT COUNTY APPROPRIATIONS The County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the current County appropriations as follows: i co,o I Meeting Date: IMeeting Time: November 5, 2013 i 10:10 am Meeting Location: ISupervisors Board Room, 301 N Buxton, Indianola At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, the proposed amendment. An approved appropriation amendment is required in order to permit any decreases in any appropdaton for a County ofce or department of more than ten percent or $5,000; whichever is greater, in accordance with Chapter 331.434(6) of the Code of Iowal Board of Supervisors Increase Auditor Decrease $121,500 Move Budget and Payroll duties to Board of Superviosrs ($121,500) Move Budget and Payroll duties to Board of Superviosrs County Telephone No: (515) 961-1020 For the Fiscal Year Ending: 6/3012014 iowa Superintendent of the Year. The award, went to Paul Gausman of Sioux City. Paul is an excellent administrator and very deserving. He will repre- sent the state very well in national competition. The third nominee was Mike Haluska of Decorah. My thanks to those both inside and outside the district for their support through the nomination process. Thanks also to the panel of superintendents who spent hours interviewing us. The awards are spon- sored by School Adminis- trators of Iowa. SAI is a statewide organization founded in 1987, repre- senting more than 1,800 Iowa educational adminis- trators. SAI's mission is to support, encourage and develop Iowa's education- al leaders and learners. Go Warriors! Did You Know? (NAPS)--The new Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction has opened at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Com- plex. Visitors now have a chance to get nose-to-nose with the final shuttle orbiter to fly a NASA mission. For more information and direc- tions, visit www.Kennedy SpaceCenter.com or call 877- 313-2610. You can get rid of dark spots and  imperfections with Kiehrs Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream. It reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines while pro- viding hydration and broad- spectrum SPF 50 protection. To learn more about Kiehrs Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream, please visit www.Kiehls.com/BB- Cream. 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In his speech to the group before the vote, Garrett pointed out that he was just elected by a comfortable margin in his House District that makes up half of the district, a year ago. He told the group of his frus- trations in passing good legislation in the House, only to see the Senate not even take it up. He said that Republicans must take control of the Senate to pass meaningful income and property tax cuts, the photo ID requirement for voting, pro life legislation, legis- lation to strengthen "second amendment" rights and the Marriage Amendment. He stated that he is run- ning for the Senate because if the Republicans lose this seat it will be very hard to gain a majority in the Senate in the 2014 election. Garrett concluded by asking those present to unite fo win the special election. He pointed out that what- ever differences of opinion Republicans might have, they "pale in comparison to our differences with the Democrats." There were 30 precincts represented at the conven- tion and therefore 30 votes were cast. Garrett had two thirds of the total vote. The other candidates split the other one third. Paid for by Garreft for Statehouse Committee