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Thursday, December 16, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News ANNUAL SNOWMAN CONTEST The eighth annual Snowman Contest, spon- sored by Norwalk Parks and Recreation, began Wednesday, Dec. 1, and will continue until the end of March. Points will be awarded for creativity and original- ity. Prizes will be awarded to the top place finisher per division. Take a picture + of your snowman with its creators and send it to the Parks and Recreation of- rice, 1100 Chatham Ave. Be sure to include names, ages and phone numbers of the participants. The first name listed will re- ceive notice of any win- nings. Adopt-A-Hydrant Program If a fire were to occur in your neighborhood, would the firefighters be able to find the fire hydrant near your home? The Norwalk Fire Department is encouraging residents to "Adopt-A-Hydrant" near their home. Resi- dents who adopt fire hydrants will help the Fire De- partment by keeping them clear of snow in the winter. Make it a point to uncover your fire hydrant after each snowfall. Clear a path approximately three feet around the fire hydrant. This will allow firefighters enough room to attach hoses to the fire hydrant if the need should arise. Remember water is the main tool firefighters use to extinguish fires. Delays in locating and hooking up to the fire hydrant could hamper fire suppression and possibly raise the risk of injury and property damage. The "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program is a volunteer pro- gram and it is not necessary to advise the fire depart- ment of which fire hydrant you have adopted. On be- half of the Norwalk Fire Department we thank you for helping keep the community safe. Contact the Norwalk Fire Department at 515-981-4316 if you have any ques- tions. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 GIVE A GIFT that will be remembered all year long! Here's the secret - give a gift subscription of this newspaper to your special friends. We provide a colorful gift card to meet any special occasion announcing you as the giver. Now you don't have to worry about shopping for a hard to find gift for that special person to enjoy. Come by our office to place your subscription order. Town and County News / Post Office Box 325 • Norwalk 981-0406 Your used car, towing & auto mechanic service center. We appreciate your business. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday! Tony, Anthony and Lukas 802 Sunset Dr., Norwalk 981-0649 Serving Norwalk since 1966. ,, 1122 Main St., Suite 5, Norwalk l 1 Christmas Special! . Save $10 off any Gift Certificate valued at$60 or more AND Receive a FREE Upgrade valued at $5 . 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Time to Talk CARDIO-- Creating A Real Dialogue In the Office, is underwrit- ten by Merck & Co., Inc. and created to help build better conversations be- tween patients and their doctors, physician assis- tants and nurses. Visit the program's Web site, www.timetotalkcardio.com Tips For Keeping Colds And Flu Under Control (NAPS)--During cold and flu season, extra steps can help to keep seasonal ill- nesses at bay. Just follow a few simple tips: • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you don~ feel well. It's a good idea to stay at arm's length from someone feeling under the weather. A portable hand sanitizer can help reduce exposure to germs in public places. • (~over your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. • Wash hands often and for at least 15 seconds. Here's a fun tip: Sing "Happy Birthday" to make sure you wash your hands long enoug~ • Carry a portable hand sanitizer, such as the CVS/ pharmacy Hand Sanitizing Spray Pen, to help reduce expo- sure to germs in public places. • Practice good health habits. Get enough sleep, drink plenty of fluids, be physically active and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. To learn+ more, visit CVS.com. LIBRARY HOURS Monday- Thursday • 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Latx)r Day) HITTERS- 490-8863 Individual or group lessons available at Hitters, get signed up reserve your times. Christmas is coming, reserve time for your family or give some lessons as a stocking stuffer. and OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Special Session November 29, 2010 The meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m. Directors Present-Katherine Schmidt, Tom Phillips, George Meinecke. Rick Kaul. and Deb Hobbs. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: • Approved the personnel changes. • Approved the middle school choir's request to attend a performance of Cinderella at the Des Moines Playhouse. • Approved Dr. Sivadge's request to apply for two preschool grants - Reach for the Stars and Quality Rating System. • Approved Final Payment for Contractor Work Performed for the following Lakewood Construction Project bid packages: • C.A.C, Inc - Site Development Work • Forrest & Associate. Inc - Masonry Work • Central States Roofing Co - Roofing and Sheet Metal Flashings • Olympic Wall Systems. Inc - Gypsum Board Systems • Acoustic Ceiling Design Services. Inc - Acoustical Ceilings • Jim's Carpet One Floor & Home - Carpet & Resilient Flooring • Wes Jarnagin, Inc - Painting • Anderson Ladd - Gymnasium Equipment • Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler - Fire Protection • LA Fulton & Sons, Inc - Mechanical Work • DeVries Electric. Inc - Electrical Work • Approved the installation of additional auditorium rigging, package A, which includes 9 additional line sets. 2 canvas backdrops, and one-additional scnm The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin• Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Board Minutes to be approv6d:et the December 7, 2010 Meeting November 30, 2010 The Warren County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday November 30, 2 at 9:35 a.m. with all members present. The following business was had to-v SIMPLE MOTION by Doug Shull. seconded by Marvin Grace to approve agenda. Carried unanimously• RESOLUTION 10-398 CLOSE PUBLIC MEETING BE IT RESOLVED THAT. the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby proves closing the public portion of the hearing. Carried Unanimously. RESOLUTION 10-399 APPROVE ANNE'n" NATURE CENTER WIND TURBINE CONTRACT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby proves the Annett Nature Center wind turbine contract subject to modificatic contract• Carried Unanimously. RESOLUTION 10-400 APPROVE TEMPORARY HELP FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supervisors hereby proves to hire Courtney Cockayne as a temporary part time employee at the of $8.40 per hour effective 11/19/2010 and ending 12/31/2010, not to exc total wage of $600.00, subject to a satisfactory background check. Middles~ - Aye Grace - Aye Shull - Nay. RESOLUTION 10-401 ESTABLISH FISCAL YEAR 2010/2011 WAGE INCREASE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Warren County Board of Supe~isors hereby appl a $.50 per hour across the board increase for the remairtder of FY 2010/201 non-union employees hired prior to July 1. 2010 effective November 29, 2( Carried Unanimously. The next regular meeting will be held on December 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.rr Upon proper motion the meeting was adjourned at 10:~