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Norwalk Warriors I Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Students Against Destructive Decisions Thursday, December 17, 2015 Norwalk Swimmers Norwalk Middle School SADD students (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created a banner thanking the Norwalk Police Department and Fire Department. Members presented tlae banner to Officer Criswell along withboxes of cookies and candy to share with the departments for the holidays. Pictured left to right: Rorie Soper, Emily Davis, Brynn Davis, Officer Brad Criswell, Lexi Popken and Mallory Albright. Photo submitted. LETTERS We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. The following letter was submitted Doug Schull Dean Yordi Crystal McIntyre Warren County Board of Supervisors 202 Administration Building 301 N. Buxton Street Indianola, IA 50125 :, for publication. Dear Supervisors: On behalf of the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa I want to thank the Warren County Board of Supervisors for retaining ShiveHattery to assist the county in a needs as, sessment for court and jail facilities. We appreciate the work of the Judicial Building Committee and we encourage the county to go forward with long-range planning. for new court facilities. In the meantime, we must notify the Board of ongoing safety and security issues with the courthouse and our immediate requirements for contin- ued occupancy. On November 3, 2015, I entered an order closing the:court facilities at the Warren County Courthouse on an emergency basig due to the infiltration of nauseating sewer gas in the building. Sewer gas in the courthouse is not a new problem. The Warren County Board of Supervisors has been aware of it for months, if not years. In a Warren County Courthouse Water Piping Assessment dated January 22, 2015 prepared by the engineering firm of KJWW ("KJWW Plumbing Report"), engineers retained by the county found that "plumbing vents are not installed or are inad- equate in most areas...Unvented traps allow water to be siphoned out causing sewer gas to vent into the building...Several floor drains were observed plugged or taped over by staff due to sewer gas odor." (KJWW Plumbing Report, p. 6 of 10). At the May 27, 2015 meeting of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, a KJWW engineer confirmed that sewer gas can be hazardous to the health of occupants of the build- ing. No action was taken after the May 27, 2015 Board meeting to prevent the infiltra- tion of sewer gas into the building. Since the November 3, 2015 incident, plumbers have been in the building and the situation has improved, but .we still have concerns Concluded p. 11 There are seven Norwalk students participating on the Lincoln High School Men's Swim Team. They are left to right: senior Chris Lefebvre, sophomore Will Show- ers, junior Tyler Whitehead, senior Christian Belden, freshman Brayden Clark and fres an=Sr=El _S! a__ 'cky. Not pictuxed, senior Zach matlon about the Lincoln High School Swim. Program, www.railswimming.com. Photo submitted. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Hubert Booth is credited with Inventing the first modern vacuum cleaner in 1901. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406