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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IUIAI I T(,Af I AC) ,., ........... I', G,, ER,_, ")4"7 AICT C"TA T UC TF'hlkl ^I A emA 9" m II I IIIII I.II_I..I .I..IIII i "'"" 'lltlll" IIII ..... lil'"ll'l' Warren Town and County. ws 50 NorwaLk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 31 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, December 19, 2013 Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Av - 981-0217 Monday, Dec. 23 LIBRARY' CLOSING AT 5 p.m. No storytime today. Tuesday, Dec. 24 LIBRARY CLOSED. Wednesday, Dec. 25 LIBRARY CLOSED. Thursday, Dec. 26 No storytime today. Agenda City Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday. December 19. 2013.6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. public reception in appreciation of Mayor Doug Pierce, Frank Curtis, Dave Murillo and Mike Leto for their service to the City of Norwalk 1. Call to order at 6:30 p.m. 2. Approval of Agenda. 3. Presentation(s). 4. Approval of Minutes - December 5, 2013 Regular Council Meeting. 5. Consent Agenda, Expenditures' Tax Abatements Approve, receive and file monthly reports and the treasurer's report for November Designate primary and secondary represen- tatives to the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Polic3 Technical and bi- cycle/Pedestrian Committees 6. Public Hearing on a Development Agreement be- tween the City and Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc., which includes tax increment payments in an amount not to exceed $159,000 and an economic development grant of $830,000. (Please note that $700,000 of the eco- nomic development grant is a rebate of the purchase price of the land paid to the City and $130,000 is a pass- through grant.) 7. Consideration of a resolution approving a grant agreement between the City and Warren County. 8. Consideration of a resolution approving a Devel- opment Agreement with Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc., authorizing annual appropriation tax increment payments and pledging certain tax increment revenues to the payment of the agreement. 9. Consideration of a resolution approving of an En- gineering Agreement for Regional Storm Water Deten- tion Feasibility Study 10. Consideration of a Resolution to approve prelimi- nary Legacy commercial plat 5. 11. Consideration of a Resolution approving site plan for Highway 28 Farms facility. 12. Consideration of resolution approving Request to issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Profes- sional Engineering Services. 13. Consideration of resolution approving an Engineer- ing Agreement for the Southeast Trunk Sewer Phase 2. 14. Discussion regarding sump pump inspection dis- tricts. 15. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 16.-Mayor - Welcome of guests and public comment, 3 minute limit, no action. 17. Adjournment. Eclectic Artisans To Host Farewell Open House Eclectic Artisans gift shop, 1225 Sunset Dr., will hold a Farewell Open House Friday and Satur- day, Dec. 20 and 21, to honor the wonderful cus- tomers who have sup- ported the business the "past several years. Area residents are in- vited to enjoy treats and have a last chance to browse the unique items that the shop has been known for by their many customers. The last day of business for the gift shop is Friday, Dec. 27. Food Pantry's Holiday Hours Holiday hours have been announced for the Norwalk Food Pantry, lo- cated at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr. The pantry will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Instead of being open the usual Wednesday, the pantry will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday; Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 30. Blood Drive A Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the Norwalk Lions Club, is Thursday, Dec. 19, from 3- 7 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Drive.  Hot News from the Norwalk Fire Department By Dustin Huston Fire Chief Alarm Location: 921 Sunset - Norwalk Nursing & Rehab; Dispatch Time: 12:31 p.m. Norwalk Fire Department was dispatched to Norwalk Nursing & Rehab for a "Water Flow" Fire Alarm investigation. Upon arrival, crews found a large amount of water in the dining room area that was flow- ing through the ceiling and on the floor and heading down the hallways towards patient rooms. The cause of the water leak was a coupling that had come discon- nected on a pipe that supplies the fire suppression sprin- kler system. Firefighters quickly identified the need to evacuate residents and prioritized those with special medical needs. The care facility staff determined which residents would need ambulance transportation and those who could be transported via busses and wheel- chair vans. A total of 43 residents were evacuated, 16 of Which were taken by ambulance. All patients trans- ported by ambulance were taken to area care facilities for temporary care and shelter. No one was injured as a result of the water leak. The following agencies assisted: Norwalk Police, West Des M0ines EMS, Clive FD, Des Moines FD, Windsor Heights FD, Indianola FD, Mercy Ambulance, Northern Warren FD, Fraser Ambulance, Truro FD, New Virginia FD and Madison County Ambulance. See photos p. 14 HOLIDAY DEADLINES Deadline for the Thursday, Dec. 26, issue is noon Thursday, Dec. 19. The paper goes to the printer Friday, Dec. 20, We are dosed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25. Subscribers will receive their papers Thursday, Dec. 26. Deadline for the Thursday, Jan. 2, issue is noon Friday, Dec. 27. We will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1. Christmas Worship At Area Churches Several Norwalk area churches have announced spe- cial worship services for the Christmas Holiday. Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church LCMS, 515 Sun- set Dr., will have a Christmas Eve service Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. and a Christmas Day service, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m. Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St., will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. You are invited to celebrate the birth of our Sav- ior. FellOwship Community Church, 225 North Ave., will have three identical services. One at 7 p.m. Mon- day, Dec. 23, and two Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The services will feature Christmas Choir, Creative Dance Team, Christmas gifts for all the children and Celebration of Lights with personal candles. There will be childcare for those ages five and under. Harvest EvangeIical Free Church, 4225 N. Birch Ave., Cumming, will have a Christmas program at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. The Harvest Praise Choir will present "Christmas Around the World," followed with refresh- ments in the church dining hall. There will be a Christ- mas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. The sermon is "Lessons from the Shepherds." Linn Grove United Methodist Church, Prole, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. Tues- day, Dec. 24. Martensdale St. Paul Lutheran Church, meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville, will follow the regular schedule Sunday, Dec. 22, with worship and communion at 10:30 a.m. A special Christmas Eve wor- ship service is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., Christmas Eve candlelight worship services, Tuesday, Dec. 24, are set for 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main St., will have candlelight communion services Christmas Eve, Tues- day, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. A combined worship service will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. with no Sunday School. Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr., will have Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Tuesday, Dec. 24, at noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. SL John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr., will have Christmas Eve Masses Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. and 6 'p.m. Christmas Morning Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 25, will be at 9 a.m. New Year's Eve Mass, Tuesday, Dec. 31, will be at 5:30 p.m. There will be no Mass New Year's Day. Merry Christmas From the Staff of . 00/Warren J' /Town and County /News em