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Archive

April 24th, 2012

Special events ordinance stymies county board

IOWA CITY– A new ordinance written to regulate special events held in the county has thus far not smoothed the way for applicants.
Last week, it brought one more stumbling block for rural Solon resident Dick Schwab, as members of the Johnson County Board of Adjustment argued over the proper application of its language.

Solon council approves Windmill Estates preliminary plat

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Yellow light, green light.
At an April 4 meeting, members of the Solon City Council had concerns about approving a preliminary plat for the fourth phase of the Windmill Estates development.
By the April 18 meeting, those issues had been informally resolved.
Council members last week approved a preliminary plat for just over eight acres of land in Windmill Estates Part 4, as well as a zoning change from R-3 to R-4.

Solon Legion Riders poker run May 12

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Riders have scheduled their annual poker run for May 12. The route travels to Marshalltown, Newton, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Riverside and returns to Solon for the drawing of cards and food, which will be available for a free-will donation. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with last bike out by 9:30 a.m. Last bike in by 6 p.m. for the poker draw. Cost is $10 per bike and $5 per passenger. Proceeds help fund a $500 scholarship for a graduating Solon senior and other rider projects.

Community pantry meeting May 1

SOLON– Everyone is invited to the Solon Community Pantry meeting Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Solon Public Library. Basic information and procedures will be discussed and volunteer opportunities offered to those interested. The Solon Community Food Pantry is a collaborative effort of three Solon churches, Our Lord’s Church, Solon United Methodist Church and St Mary Catholic Church along with the Solon Senior Advocates and local organizations, groups and residents.

Women’s Club May Day breakfast May 5

SOLON– GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club will sponsor a May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 5, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church serving egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children five to 12 at the door. Children under five eat free. Books of adult tickets may be purchased ahead of time at five tickets for $25, with books of children’s tickets at five tickets for $12. (Discount tickets are not available at the door).

Anna McAtee named Senior of the Year

SOLON– Anna McAtee was chosen by the Solon Senior Advocates as 2012 Solon Senior of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the community. Mayor Cami Rasmussen will present Anna with her certificate of achievement at the city council meeting Wednesday, May 2. An open house in her honor will be held at the Solon Nursing Care Center Wednesday, May 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. Please join the Senior Advocates to share Anna’s special recognition with friends.

Solon council sets May 2 public hearing for streetscape project

SOLON– Formal plans for Solon’s streetscape project will be unveiled during a public hearing May 2.
The downtown renovation project would include the resurfacing of Main Street from Highway 1 to Iowa Street, as well as the installation of curb and gutter, new sidewalks and ornate lighting.
At last week’s April 18 meeting, city council members set the May 2 date for the public hearing and received a project update from city engineer Dave Schechinger.

Calf classic artist sign-up

The Calf Classic committee of the Solon Library Foundation has extended the deadline for artistic designs to May 8.
The artist’s packet may be downloaded from the Library’s website or by calling 319-624-2710. Sponsors will then select the design to decorate their calf. Those artists chosen will receive a $100 stipend to defray some of the design costs. The completed calves will be on display in Solon just before Beef Days, July 21, when they will be entered into the Beef Days Parade. They will spend the day stabled in their booth on Main Street and will be auctioned off at 6 p.m.

Flag retirement

There will be a flag retirement ceremony sponsored by the Solon American Legion Post 460 Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at the Solon Legion Park. The ceremony will be conducted by American Legion Color Guard, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion riders, Sons of the American Legion, Boy Scout Troop 120, Venture Scouts, Solon Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. It will be an interesting program dedicated to retirement and disposal of unserviceable flags. Should you have a worn flag and wish to dispose of it properly, bring it with you. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the ceremony.

Dance Team juniors host garage sale June 2 for the Macy’s parade

SOLON– The Juniors from the Solon Dance Team are having a garage sale on Saturday, June 2, during city wide sales. It will be held at 1802 Mehaffey Bridge Rd., Solon.
While doing your spring cleaning, if you find anything you will like to donate, they would appreciate your donation.
They will be happy to get items early and will store them until the sale. Just call Sandy at 319-624-2896 to arrange a pick up. The team would appreciate any help with this fundraiser.