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PagETeh N/Wflr’én Town and County News CLASSIFIEDS ALL classified advertising is 20 cents a word with a $3.50 minimum AND payable in advance of publication. Thursday, November 12, 2015 Bring your ad to the office and pay for the ad at that time. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any or all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. “Happy Ads” and “Thank Yous” are $2. DEADLINE IS NOON ON FRIDAY! annoUncements Norwalk Food Pantry, lo- cated at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., is open every Wednes- day from 5 to 7 pm. for lo- cal residents. free FREE KITTENS” Ador- able fluffy, about 7 weeks old. Please call 577-2904 for more information. employment Glen Morris Lawn Care is seeking reliable people to work With snow removal in Norwalk/lndianola area. Call 575-208-4398. ........................ .._‘_--_ —_— for sale Partylite Consultant, Sandy Brenizer, 515—238- 6718, email sandybcandle .ao|.com. Shop online www.partylite.bizsandy bcandle. Avon Representative for Norwalk/Lakewood. For products, call sandy Brenizer, 515—238-671 8 or go to dynomaids @ aol.com or www.youravon.com/ SandraBrenizer. Hate cleaning? Love cleaning? Norwex is the answer! Save you time, $, and risk of chemicals! Kim Ginkens, NonNex Ind. Con- sultant, 515-991-9821, KimGinkens.nonNex.biz. .Shop for Non/valk Warrior Spiritwear online at ’MyJJDesigns.com or call 953-6306. for rent Dump and enclosed trailer for rent by day or week; 16’ dump trailer with 4’ sides and 16’ enclosed trailer, great for moving. 515-370- 2590. services Fireplace Chimney Servicing Annual servicing of your chimney system keeps your family safe and your home in good repair. We offer inspections, cleaning, repairs, product sales, re- lining, tuck-pointing and more. Call Climbing Boys Chimney Cleaning Tim Mineart 689-9077 House Cleaning, Garden, Lawn and Mowing: Norwalk and surrounding area, 30 years experience, references, pet friendly. Call Alicia’s cell 573-280- 7584 or Lynn 285-0604. Glen Morris Lawn Care Personalized Service, Fully Insured, Aeration, Mowing/Trimming, Side- walk Edging, Fertilizing, Spring/Fall Cleanup, Shrub Trimming, Weed Control, Snow Removal, Caulking of Sidewalk/Driveway Cracks. Call 515-208-4398 or mgmia@msn.com. Seamstress can do alter- ations, work with lycra fab- ric, sequins, beading and custom costumes. Call Lynne at 285-0604 or go to www.seamstressdeluxe .com. Downs Pest Control And Property Maintenance Spiders, ants, wasps, roaches, bed bug treat- ments, termite work. We also offer property mainte- nance such as debris re- moval, mold testing, snow and lawn care, demo work and roofing. 515-309-2089, www.downspestcontrol .com. “Please, ,Ma’am, let me get that for Here at Regency Assisted Living, we give you more than just a little assist. You get to live life While we take care of the cleaning, cooking, laundry, landscaping, transportation, and even dealing with the cable man! If you or a loved one are thinking about assisted living, it pays to discover Regency. Call Jill today and find out more about life at Regency: 515.423.8461 Regency MGM bedtime Save $1,000 on your first month! 815 High Rd. Norwalk, IA 502! l Clean Cut Tree Service Removals, trimming, stump grinding, brush cleanup, fully equipped and insured. Free consul- tations, 981 -051 1 . Patava Concrete Taking orders for tearouts, patios, replacement, new construction, driveways, garage slabs. FREE ESTI- MATES. Call Matt Palen, 210-1284 or Tim Patava, 210-1285. garage sale Lakewood 8838 Woodmayr Dr. Sat-. urday, Nov. 14, 9 am. to 5 pm. New and used prof. carpenter tools, drywall- paint, drill press, band saw, nailers, doors, trim, bldg. mat, duct work, new broan vent fans, range hood, 32’ ladder, lawn-garden carts, CON GRESSMAN 2015 Friday, Nov. 6, Conressman David Yu, i51ed with Cristn arson alk string trimmers, misc., Chaise lounge, office chairs, ice cream parlor chairs, dog stuff, RV stuff- cover, new DiSh TV tailgater, near new winter tires, 235-70-R1 6, no cloth- Ing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! I, Nursing & Rehab), Kristy Knutson (Regency Care Center), Brendan Comito (Capi- tal City Fruit), Mayor Tom Phillips and David Lester (City State Bank) to discuss issues regarding businesses such as healthcare, regulations, mental health, social security and designating Hwy 5 as an Interstate. Photo submitted. Question: When does an advisory board or committee. have to comply with the open meetings law?% Editor '5 Note; This is "10”!th L'o/urfln prepared by Nu» [Ull'u Public Ilrjbr‘lnation Board to Ilpdale [own/Is (m Illc [Pl/3’s activities and provide infin'nialion on some of the issues routinely addressed by the board. ANSWER: This is difficult to answer without additional in- formation. Even with m‘ore in— formation il is often difficult to give a definitive answer. Advi— sory groups and the application of the open meetings/records statutes are a murky area of the law. The ansyver in large part is determined by how these groups are formed and their “charter”. The applicable statutory provi- sions within the jurisdiction of the Iowa Public Information Board are found in Iowa Code Section 21.2, the relevant por— tions of which are as follows: 21.2 Definitions. As used in this chapter: 1. "Governmental body means: a. A board, council, commission. or other governing body express- ly created by the statutes of this State or by executive order. b. board, council, commission, or other governing body of political subdivision or tax-sup- ported district in this state. c. multimembered body formally and directly created by one or more boards, councils, commis— sions, or other governing bodies subject to paragraphs “a” and “b” ofthis subsection. * Pk h. An advisory board, advisory commission. advisory commit— tee, task force, or other body cre— ated by statute or executive order of this state or created by an ex— ecutive order ofa political sub— division of this state to develop and make re mmendations on public policy issues. a: 3|: a: j. An advisory board, advisory commission. advisory commit- tee, task force. or other hotly- created by an entity organich under chuan 28E, or by ad- ministrator or joint boards/va fled in chapter 28E agreeing-n]. to develop (Ind make recommen- (lotions on public policy issues. Most probably the groups (ad- visory boards, committees. task forces etc.) would fall under subparagraph 1(h) or (j). The governing body of a local gov— ernment entity that formally forms such a group would be construed to be doing so by executive order since in most instances the executive and leg- islative authority resides in the one governing body. The answer depends on the role given the group. The crux of the matter is the meaning of the clause “to develop and make recommendations on public policy issues." Some have in— ferred from a statement made by the Iowa Supreme Court that it means more than just. giv— ing advice. From the context of the statement giving rise to that inference, if the specific issue is presented to the Court a likely resolution would seem an examination of whether pub— lic policy is influenced and to What. degree. A test could be to exarnjne how the creating gov— ernmental body intends to use the product it expects to receive Who can contact the IPIB and how long does it take? Any person can contact the lPlB for assistance by telephone (515-725-1781), by mail (Margaret.Johnson@ iowa.gov) or website (www.ipib.iowa.gov). So far, in 2015, 696 identifiable people have contacted the lPIB. Of these, 46% were private citizens, 40% were government officials or employees, and 14% were members of the media. from the group. If the creating body plans to lake formal action on the product itself. subpara— graphs 1(h) or (i) would clearly apply to make the group subject to the open meetings law. But, if the Charge given the group is to merely gather information. with— out recommendation, for Lise by the parent governmental body in its development of public policy. the open meetings law would . not apply. Certainly the quoted clause has meaning. Without it. all such groups would be sub— ject to the law without qualifica— tion. The application of the open meetings law to groups is subject to the qualification; it is just that the courts have not yet clearly ar— ticulated the limits of that quali— fication. Note that if a number of mem- bers of the parent governmen- tal body that would constitute a quorum of that body partici- pate in a meeting of the group, whether or not as members of the group, the open meetings law would apply. Note also that even if a group does not come Within the pur- view of the open meetings law, it may still hold public meet- ings. This is a recommended as a good business practice. In the month of October 2015, 57% of the incoming contacts were resolved the first day, 21% were resolved in one to five days, and 22% were resolved in six or more days.