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December 23, 2010     N. Warren Town and County News
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. Thursday, December 23, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News I Page Seven BUSINESS CITY HALL REMODEL Concluded from p.1 be located to the rear of the building. The projected cost for the remodeling improve- ments is $1,750,000. All city offices now lo- cated at 705 North Ave., will be relocated during the remodel to 810 North Ave., which formerly housed The Daily Grind coffeehouse. The remodel will take seven to eight months to complete. The move to the temporary lo- cation will begin the week of December 27. According to City Clerk REVIEW 1 Winner of the Teddy Bear with Toys from Norwalk Hardware Jeff Rosien, residents will receive the same service at the temPorary location and will have a drop box for those needing to drop off information. L, Domonick Cimino, Norwalk Hardware Store, has an- nounced the winners of the teddy bear and toys draw- ing that was held at the open house Saturday, Dec. 11. Perry and Libby Miller of Norwalk, shown above, were the lucky winners. Photo submitted. Money-Saving Travel Tips (NAPS)--There are sev- eral innovative ways to spend less while traveling. 1.Know what's on-- Many of the best events around the world are free. Major travel destinations have festivals, public con- certs and exhibitions almost every weekend. 2. Ditch the crowds-- Expenses increase the closer you get to tourist hot spots. Look for off-the-beaten-path and off-seas0n destinations andactivities. Online resources can offer many tips to help you save money while traveling. News from State of Iowa Treasurer's Office Outstanding Debt Obligations Experience Increase in 2010 State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald reports that outstanding debt obliga- tions for state and local governments in Iowa to- taled $12.9 billion as of June 30, 2010. Overall, this represents an increase of 11.24% from last year All political subdivisions, in- strumentalities and agen- cies of the state are re- quired to disclose this in- formation annually to the State Treasurer. Cities continued to re- port the greatest amount of outstanding obligations with 35.55% or $4.6 billion of all outstanding debt. Cities mainly issued debt for utility/sewer projects (32%). Most city debt was issued as general obliga- tion debt (60%). Schools and Area Edu- cation Agencies reported the second largest amount of outstanding debt with an increase of 4.89% over last year. Of the $2.5 billion reported, the majority (over $2.4 billion) was for public buildings and schools. State agencies ac- counted for the largest in- crease in debt for fiscal year 2010, largely due to the I-Jobs program. The increase in state debt is due primarily to $601 mil- lion in I-Jobs bonds. Other entities with out- standing debt issues in- clude counties with $674 million, community col- leges with $556 million, the Board of Regents with $1.3 billion and utility sys- tems with $41 million. The report and addi- tional charts are available in its entirety at www.treasurer.state.ia.u s/ finance/outstanding.cfm. From this site vou can also view outstanding obliga- tions by county from 2005- 2010. I Deadline for ads. [ J legals and stories is Noon Friday! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Photo Printing is a full com_rnercial printer located in Carlisle, Iowa. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251 Online resources can offer many tips to help you save money while traveling. 3. Skip the rental car-- Rely on public transporta- tion, taxis, even walking. 4.Use the Web--Why spend $30 on a guidebook when you can find everything you need online? Sites such as www.Nile Guide.corn help you create a custom itinerary and print your own personalized guide- book for free. 5. Stay (at a) home-- Book a vacation rental. Equip yourself with a kitchen and cut your bills. Try VRBO.com or HomeExchange.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 (Mnorial D-Labor Day)