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April 20th, 2018

Liberty High up for architectural award in April

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School is in the running for a People's Choice architectural award. Voting is open through April 25 and the winners will be announced on April 26. Voting every day is permitted. To vote, visit:
http://iowaarchitecture.org/peopleschoice.html

Kevin Kinney officially files for re-election

OXFORD –Kevin Kinney filed his official candidacy papers to run for re-election in Iowa Senate District 39.
District 39 includes all of Keokuk County; most of Washington County; and portions of western and southern Johnson County, including the communities of Swisher, Shueyville, Oxford, North Liberty, Tiffin, Frytown and Lone Tree.

Good Neighbor meeting

Southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat for property, and a public open house-style meeting is being held to explain the proposal. The property is at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive (270 Street in Johnson County). The proposal is for a residential subdivision of multi- and single-family lots.
A location map and a concept plan with rezoning proposed by the developer is avaiable at northlibertyiowa.org. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

NL cheer zone welcomes RUN CRANDIC

NORTH LIBERTY – In a few weeks, North Liberty will welcome more than 2,100 runners of the inaugural RUN CRANDIC marathon as the race from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City passes through. To extend North Liberty’s hospitality, the city will host an official cheer zone on the lawn of the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 29.

City plans for expansion amidst mild deficit

NORTH LIBERTY– As the City of North Liberty expands services and hires new employees, the upcoming fiscal year appears to hold steady. The city budget will climb ever so slightly from last year’s approximately $48 million, to a total of $51,552,360. North Liberty’s taxable valuation will grow by about 6.74 percent from FY18’s 8.68 percent, every spending category in the general budget will see an increase and for the eighth consecutive year, the tax rate will remain $11.03, thanks in large part to a steady growth in property values.
But it was no easy feat.

Spring Cleanup Day April 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day, for disposal of large items, brush, tires, batteries and other waste, is scheduled for April 28 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
The cost for this service is included in monthly city utility bills and is for residents of North Liberty only (please be prepared with a water bill stub or driver’s license). Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped; please call City Hall (626-5700) to make arrangements. You can read more about what will and won’t be accepted at northlibertyiowa.org.

Kites for Kids Volunteers sought

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2018 Kites for Kids Festival will be held Saturday, April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at North Central Junior High. A partnership between Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, Johnson County and the City of North Liberty, the event supports Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with free kites, face painting, treats and beverages.
Look for updates and announcements on the event’s Facebook page. Those with questions or interest in volunteering can contact North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at amcconville@northlibertyiowa.org.

Good Neighbor meeting

Southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat for property, and a public open house-style meeting is being held to explain the proposal. The property is at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive (270 Street in Johnson County). The proposal is for a residential subdivision of multi- and single-family lots.
A location map and a concept plan with rezoning proposed by the developer is avaiable at northlibertyiowa.org. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

Lady Spartans fall 4-0 to Indians

Marion is Solon’s Little Big Horn

MARION– “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t,” or so said Old Lodge Skins in the 1970s movie, “Little Big Man,” a comical fictionalization of the lone survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The Lady Spartans, third place in the WaMaC East, moved to 1-1 on the season Tuesday, April 10, following a windswept 4-0 defeat by the second-place WaMac West Marion Indians on the grass at the Marion High School soccer field, just up the hill from the high school.

Lady Spartans hit the greens

SOLON– With the loss of four seniors from last year’s squad, a big bunch of newcomers and a winter that just won’t go away, it’s been a slow start for the Solon girls’ golf season.
The Lady Spartans launched their year by hosting Vinton-Shellsburg and West Delaware in a triangular at Lake MacBride Golf Course April 5. Solon finished second out of three teams, led by junior Reegan Helle’s 52.