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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 27, 2014 I ' ] William. Penn Senate News Open House By State Senator Julian B. Garrett William Penn Univer- Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov sity College for Working Adults (CWA) is hosting Review of Education Standards The*Iowa Department of Education has begun a se- ries of meetings designed to review Iowa's K-12 educa- tion standards. This review results from the Governor's Executive Order 83, issued about a year ago, having to do with local control over Iowa's education standards and assessments. The first panel is considering science standards. It had its first meeting November 4. The panel is made up of 19 education and business leaders with backgrounds in science, engineering and technology. The panel will make preliminary recommendations that will then be open for public comment. Final recommen- dations will then be sent to the Education Department and the Board of Education. According to the Depart- ment of Education's website, the next meeting is sched- uled for December 4 at the Iowa Science Center, 401 Martin Luther King Parkwa in Des Moines, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be other panels that will make rec- ommendations in social studies, mathematics, English language arts and 21st century skills. They will follow a similar format. Negotiations Begin on State Employee Pay November 10, the state's largest public employee union, AFSCME, submitted its proposal for a new con- tract covering the two years from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. The centerpiece of the proposal is an 8% across the board pay increase for state employees, over the two years, in four six month increments of 2% each. The Department of Administrative Services says the pro- posal would add half a billion dollars to the state bud- get over the two year period. The union and the Gover- nor will be negotiating now to try to come up with a plan they can both agree to. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov or 515-281-3371. an open house in Knox- ville from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Knoxville Public Library. CWA offers accelerated courses designed specifi- cally for busy adults with work and family obliga- tions, wl o prefer the con- venience of fewermeeting times and the opportunity to network with their peers in a professional, caring environment. En- rollment is frequent and year-round, so students can begin classes at a time that works best for them. For more information regarding William Penn University College for Working Adults, contact Chantel Boyd by phone at 515-222-9949 ext. 1318 or by email at Chantel.Boyd @cwa.wmpenn.edu or www.mypwu.com. Child Care Grants Available Child care providers seeking to improve the quality of child care within their facilities could qualify for grants sponsored by 4Rkids Early Childhood Iowa. Application forms for the "Reach for the Stars" grant will be available to child care centers, preschools and child development home providers located in Warren and Dallas County. The application process will be fa- cilitated by Iowa State University Extension and Out- reach of Dallas County and grants will be reviewed by a committee of early childhood professionals within each county. Eligible providers are registered or licensed and are actively involved in creating action plans to reach higher quality levels of care. Prior to application, providers must have attended an Environment Rating Scale class and completed a self-assessment. To file the application, providers must supply documentation to ISU Extension showing a commitment to participating in quality im- provement efforts within their programs. Application deadline is January 30. Awarded grants will be distributed in early 2015. For more information, contact Myra Willms or Sara Deppe at ISU Extension and Outreach at 515-993-4281. p,- 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 Des Moines, Iowa- 515-287-1500 If you are tired of frizzy, wavy hair then you need to get a BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT For Details Call 515-287-1500 Ask for BON FIND US ON FACEBOOK B2B SALON I Parks and :G :~i~. ~ii iii !:i i i~i i:i:ii!ii:!i i!i!i!i!i!i!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!ii!i i!i! Rec Family Paint on Canvas Norwalk Parks and Rec Family Paint on Canvas was held Saturday, Nov. 15, at the. Norwalk Easter Public Library. Lucinda Sperry, Art Love Studio, wag the instruc- tor for the class. Photo submitted. Booster Club Fundraiser The Norwalk Athleti.c Booster Club is continuing their fundraising cahapaign by selling Norwalk Athletic wear this winter at several JV/Varsity basketball and wres- tling events. Great Christmas gift items include hats, gloves, sweatshirts and scarfs. These items will be on sale December 4, 11, 12, 16 and 18 at the High School. All profits from these sales will go toward the athletic programs at Norwalk High School. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION ;rm F-66 (IA-2) -11-2014) STATE OF IOWA 2014 FINANCIAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2014 CITY OF NORWALK,IOWA DUEi December 1, 2014 16209101000000 CLERK 705 NORTH AVE NORWALK, IA 50211 1417 (Please correct any error in name, address, and ZiP Code) I'1 ~'1 Mary Mosiman, CPA Auditor of State State Capitol Building Des Moinesr IA 50319-0004 NOTE - The information supplied in this report will be shared by the Iowa State Auditor's Office, the U.S. Census Bureau, various punic interest groups, and State and federal agencies. ALL FUNDS Item description levenues and Other Financing Sources Taxes levied on property Less: Uncollected property taxes-levy year Net current property taxes Delinquent property taxes TIF revenues Other city taxes Licenses and permits Use of money and property Intergovemmenta Charges for fees and service Special assessments Miscellaneous Other financing sources Total revenues and other sources - 'xpenditures and Public safety Public works Other Financing Uses Health and social services Culture and recreation Community and economic development General govemment Governmental (al 4,255,483 0 4,255,483 0 2,491,735 293,253 316,861 95,656 Propdetary (b/ 0 0 5,335 988,111 (3 879,463 0 1,391,702 2,047,528 12,759,792 2,786,181 1,413,627 i 9,464 1,047,193 1,732,115 678,482 3,226,03~c 0 132,412 176,957 3,540,743 (3 G (3 Ol ol ol Debt service 2,021,490 (3 Capital projects 364,743 (3 Total governmental activities expenditures 10,053,295 (3 Business type activities 0 3,008,384 Total ALL expenditures 10,053,295 3,008,384 1,300,923 223,757 Other financing uses, including transfers out Total ALL expenditures/And other financing uses Excess revenues and other sources over ;eginning fund balance July 1, 2013 :ndin~] fund balance June 30, 2014 11,354,218 3,232,141 (Under) Expenditures/And other financing uses 1,405,574 308,602 1,440,129 2,496,338 2,845,703 2,804,940 Total actual (c/ 4,255,483 0 4,255,483 0 2,491,735 293,253 316,86t 100,991 988,111 4,105,502 0 1,524,114 2,224,485 16,300,535 2,786,181 1,413,627 9,464 1,047,193 1,732,115 Budget /d) 4,212,230 0 4,212,230 0 2,400~000 310,478 261,999 98,243 1,074,253 4,206,542 0 1,296,211 1,780,060 1~640,016 2,694,690 1,377,080 10,150 1,137,403 1,750~052 698,217 678,482 2,021,490 2,143,491 364,743 101053,295 3,008,384 13,061,679 1,524,680 14,586,359 1,714,176 3,936,467 5,650,643 504,392 10,315,475 3,517,490 13,832,965 1,779,970 15,612,935 27,081 7,583,710 7,610,791 Note - These balances do not include $ held in Pension Trust Funds; $ held in agency fundswhich were 303,313 held in non-budgeted internal service funds; $ 0 held in PdvatePurpose Trust funds and $ not budgeted and are not available for city operations. 0 Indebtedness at June 30, 2014 Amount - Omit cents Indebtedness at June 30, 2014 ;eneralobligation debt levenue debt IF Revenue debt $ 14~640r000 $ 441,000 $ o CERTIFICATION Other ong-termdebt Shoff-term debt General obli~lation debt limit &mount - Omit cents $ 616,046 $ 0 $ 30,037,676 THE FOREGOING REPORT IS CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF ;ignature of city clerk Date PuNished/Posted rinted name of city clerk Area Cede Number eft Rosien Telephone ~ 515 981-0228 ignature of Mayor or other City official (Name and Title) Date siqned Mark (x) one [] Uate I-~ubllshed [] uate ~osted Extension 2253 |,