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Community

District to cut $3.6 million

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board of directors certified the Fiscal Year 2015 budget at its April 8 business meeting, setting the tax levy and spending authority in compliance with state law.
Superintendent Steve Murley announced how administration planned to cut operating expenses by $3.6 million in response to overspending and reduced income.
Community concerns about the budget cuts, particularly in music and world language programs, persisted; however, the decision on FY2015 budget adjustments was final.

An eggs-tra special breakfast

North Liberty Optimists Club member Lori Meyer breaks a few eggs at the Optimists’ 41st annual Pancake Breakfast March 1. The event is one of the club’s major fundraisers, helping the Optimists sponsor and support many activities in the North Liberty community that benefit youth and families, including Scout events, youth baseball and softball, the DARE program and holiday meals for families in need. (photo by Lori Lindner)

Open burning prohibited in NL

Fire department reminds residents of city burn ordinance

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department reminds North Liberty residents that open burning is prohibited throughout the entire city. The burning of yard waste, household items and burn barrels is prohibited.
Due to the close proximity of factory-built homes, no open fires or burning shall be permitted at any time or place within a factory-built home park, unless specifically authorized by the North Liberty City Council. Charcoal in a charcoal broiler or grill for the purpose of cooking food shall be allowed, provided there is adequate supervision.

NLPD to offer disposal for unused prescription drugs

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Liberty Pharmacy, 555 W. Cherry St., for safe disposal.
This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms will be collected. Liquid medications in their original containers will be accepted.

City to host public meeting on road projects April 24

NORTH LIBERTY– Highway 965 and North Front Street/Mehaffey Bridge Road will both see major improvements this year. The public is invited to an open house scheduled for Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in the North Liberty Community Library. Project engineers and city staff will be available to explain these projects, as well as plans to upgrade Penn Meadows Park, and answer questions about how they will affect the public.

Tiffin council approves splash pad design for City Park

Ready to make a splash

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is ready to make a splash.
During its April 9 meeting, the city council approved preliminary cost estimates for a new recreational splash pad to be built in City Park near the ball diamonds. The proposed splash pad has baseball-themed equipment and multiple water activities.