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Thursday, October 24, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News - . ,, .:.. Page Thirteen GOVERNMENT IN ACTION Concluded from p. 1 ered: North Avenue and R-57; westbound on Prairie Rose Drive at Echo Ridge Trail; northbound on Foxtail Circle at Prairie Rose Drive; northbound on Switchgrass Trail at Prairie Rose Drive; southbound on Switchgrass Trail at Beardsley Street; north- bound on Braeburn Drive at West Pine Avenue; northbound on Orchard Trail at Sy- camore Drive and westbound on Valencia Court at Orchard Trail. Item 9. Council approved the Resolution to provide a full access median cut on Colonial Parkway for future economic development of projects at the Parkway me- dian. Item 10. Council approved a Resolution for a Public Works Supervisor position and includes the job description and compensation range. This is a mid-manage- ment and non-union position with a salary of $58,000 to $62,000 and the cost would be absorbed within the current budget, funded from Road Use Tax in the future. Staff Updates Police Department- There were 526 calls for September 2013. Assistant Chief of Police Kirk Westvold reported the department solved a burglary and theft case at the Norwalk Laundromat. Two subjects were charged for burglar theft and criminal mischief. He reported the two are suspected in other crimes in the Des Moines Metro area. Officers conducted firearm training for September. All officers have been certified in accordance with state law. Police Denartment Statisti Calls for service for September 2013 were: 526 Sep-13 200 'l 160 140 120 40 , ---  -- I! Sep-13 Parks and Rec-Director Nancy Kuehl reported the Park Commission Board met and discussed the rec center fundraiser, concession stand revenue, updating base- ball/softball contract, bike trail expansion and aquatic center replacement. A new phone system was installed for Parks and Rec. There were 150 participants in vari- ous activities offered by Parks and Rec. City Clerk's Office-Reported 1,800 residents moved to Tuesday collection for trash, recycling and yard waste. Thirteen dog licenses were issued making the total so far this year at 726. Nineteen parking tickets were paid. Twenty-four new resident pack- ets were distributed. Fire Department-Chief Dustin Huston reported a few severe medical calls. The department is on standby for the home football games and commercial inspections were completed for La Quercia and Windflower Park Apartments. The inspections for Windflower was follow up to an issue found on an Emergency Medical Services call to the apartments. EMS CALLS-45 FIRE CALLS-17 Type of Alarm Summary Graph Alarm Date Between {09/01/20T3} And 10g/3o/20131 Medical Assignment 56%. .NULL 8 2% Community Development September-Mike Johnson took a new position in Wis- consin. Interviews were held and an offer was made to Luke Parris to join the city as the new city planner. Parris is currently a transportation planner for the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Authority. The first Pool Committee Meeting was held with 12 residents and staff meeting with Water Edge Aquatic Design to review options for a possible future aquatic cen- ter. BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT "Grand" new place, same classic taste/ 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines 225-4842 I Tuesday Evening Special: Chicken Dinner $9.95 Wednesday Evening Special: 1/2 Off any size Pizza Tues. - Pri., 11 a.m. - close; Sat., 4 p.m. - close New items available on lunch menu/ LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 other items to create or embellish home ddcor or jewelry. You bring the switch plates and we'll give you th e skills to create plates of art. Date: March 6; Time: 7-8:30 p.m.; Cost: $15; Limit: 10 individuals. GLASS FUSING WITH FRIENDS Fused glass is glass that has been fired and involves stacking, or layering thin sheets of glass, often using different colors to create patterns or simple images. The stack is then placed inside the kiln and then heated through a series of ramps and soaks until the separate pieces begin to bond together. Once the desired effect has been achieved at the maximum desired temperature, the kiln temperature will be brought down quickly. The glass is then allowed to cool slowly over a specified time, soaking at specified temperature ranges. We will make two projects and then have it fired off location. Must be 18 years or olden Registration Date: Through December 6; Class Date: Sunday, Dec. 8; Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library; Cost: Norwalk residents $29, non-residents $33.35; Minimum/Maximum: 4/12. WINE! WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? The word is getting out about Iowa's delicious wine, as some of the state's best white wines are beginning to pick up awards in national competitions. Cold-climate grape hybrids are fueling a growing Iowa wine industry. Join us in a class setting to learn all about the wine industry in the great state of Iowa! During this class you will learn about the different variety of grapes grown in Iowa, the process of making wine and have the opportunity to sample diverse wines from Two Saints Winery, a local winery. Registration Dates: through October 25; Class Date: November 1; Time: 6:30 p.m.; Location: Main Street Montessori School; Cost: $5; Minimum/Maximum: 12/20. BABYSITTING CLINIC Designed forstudents 5th grade and above Babysitting Basics teaches you to become a first-rate babysitter. Babysitting is an important job. This class Will teach you basic first aid and rescue breathing, caring for infants and young children, safety and how to handle emergencies, responsibilities of a baby sitter, what parents expect of you and age-appropriate toys and activities. Upon completion of all activities you will receive a Babysitting Basics Certificate. Registration Dates: Through Novem- ber 1; Program Date: Thursday and Frida November 7 and 8; Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Instructor: ISU Extension Warren County; Cost: Norwalk residents $20 and non-residents $23; Minimum/Maximum: 15/20. YOUTH DAY OFF ACTIVITIES This year we will offer afternoon field trips to various attractions in and around the metro area when kids are off from school. The trips are held on specific non- school days. These trips are for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Students will meet the bus at Lakewood Elementary School to board. Important: Snacks are NOT included in this year's activities; send extra money if your child wants a snack. Time: Leave I p.m. and return by 4:15 p.m.; Location: Leave from Lakewood Elementary School (Parents, pick student up from school no later than 4:30 p.m.); Fee: Varies by trip/ activity (see below); Registration: Through March 14; Minimum/Maximum: 30/65. November 7-Sky Zone: Get ready for a seemingly endless sea of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline surface. The surface is enclosed with angled trampolines that allow you to literally bounce off the walls! These patented, all-tram- poline, walled playing courts are the foundation of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. It's a playing court so original and unique, creating a brand new way to move, compete and get fit! Cost: Norwalk residents $15, non-residents $17.25. December 30-Sleepy Hollow Sports Park: You know how fun sledding is - tub- ing is even better! The hill at Sleepy Hollow is 15 stories high and you don't have to walk back up! As the surface lifts pull you to the top, prepare for the release, which sends you flying down the 1,000-foot runs. All lanes are constantly monitored for everyone's safety. Tubes will be provided. Dress warm (gloves, hats and boots). Cost: Norwalk residents $15, non-residents $17.25. January 3-Movie Day at Jordan Creek: Kick back and enjoy a movie at Jordan Creek Century 21 Theatre. We give the kids a choice between two movies and it will be rated G or PG. Cost: Norwalk residents $10, non-residents $11.50. February 20-Climb Iowa: Climb Iowa is Iowa's largest indoor climbing and train- ing facility, with more than 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 routes and problems. Included in the prices is all climbing equipment and two hours of unlimited climb- ing. A safety waiver must be completed and turned in to participate in this program. Cost: Norwalk residents $12, non-residents $13.80. March 19-Incredible Pizza of Urbandale: Over 100 games, ticket games and simu- lators await you! Included in the price will be an arcade game card and two hours of unlimited attractions such as bumper cars, go-karts, mini bowling, or mini golf! Must be 50" for bumper cars. Cost: Norwalk residents $25, non-residents $28.75. 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 toning. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. SENIOR CITIZEN WII BOWLING Do you miss the game of bowling? Not quite as spry as you used to be. We invite you to try the game of Wii bowling. This game mimics actions performed in real life bowling without having to travel to a bowling alley. Each week teams will be as- signed for those who show up and we will have a little competition. This program will start October 3 and continue until March. (Will take off during the holidays.) Place: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Time: Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m. WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recreation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7; Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Public Safety Building.