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Community

Sidewalk closures on Front and Zeller streets commence

NORTH LIBERTY– As of Nov. 1, the northern sidewalk on Zeller Street, in front of Quail Ridge Park, is closed as work starts on water system improvements. The work in Quail Ridge Park includes adding two wells and a control building.
Additionally, beginning Nov. 7, the western sidewalk on Front Street in front of Roseberry Stop, north of Windsor Road and south of the Colony Pumpkin Patch, is closed. Pedestrians can cross to the east side at Tartan Drive or Windsor Road. The sidewalk closure is expected through Nov. 28.

$300,000 committed in soil quality restoration

NORTH LIBERTY– In May, the City of North Liberty launched the largest soil quality restoration (SQR) grant program in the state, with grants up to $1,500 available to North Liberty households to pay for 100 percent of an SQR project.
These projects will not only improve residential soil quality and produce greener, lusher lawns, but improve local water quality by slowing stormwater’s path to our streams, rivers and lakes, keeping pollutants out.
On Nov. 4, the city announced all $300,000 has been committed.

City offices closed Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving holiday

NORTH LIBERTY– City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Pool deck resurfacing, closure Nov. 28 to Dec. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Resurfacing of the indoor pool deck at the North Liberty Recreation Center is anticipated to take place Nov. 28 to Dec. 28. The indoor pool will be closed and all lessons, classes, memberships affected will be refunded to participants for specific time for such work to be completed (at this time is a month’s range). Length of time with exact details will be provided by contractors awarded the project soon.

Tiffin Fire Association needs more EMTs

An opportunity to serve

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Night and day; rain, shine or snow; weekdays and weekends; a group of trained, experienced and highly motivated volunteers stands ready to respond to emergencies in Tiffin and the surrounding area.
And, with more and more calls every year, they could use some additional help.

City rearranges parking in busy Fox Ridge neighborhood

New stop signs coming to Windflower Lane

SOLON– Growth means more people and more people means more vehicles.
And in the Fox Ridge subdivision on the city’s south side, vehicle parking has become an issue.
Council member Steve Duncan, a resident of the subdivision, has consistently expressed concern about the parking habits of contractors and of some businesses in the neighborhood.
At an Oct. 19 council meeting, small changes in the subdivision’s street layout were approved in hopes of providing a solution.

Playoff tickets on sale Friday

SOLON– The Solon Community School District will be pre-selling playoff football tickets in the high school office starting Friday morning Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come and buy a $6 ticket. The school will only be accepting cash payments.

Solon Firefighters Dance Saturday, Nov. 5 at American Legion

SOLON– The Solon firefighters will host their 24th annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Solon American Legion.
This year’s featured band is “Keela and the Boys” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino. All proceeds from this year’s dance will go to the Solon Firefighters Association. The association funds allow the department to purchase items that are not budgeted through taxation, and to supplement projects such as the department’s training facility.

Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 5

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is a free will donation.

Softball can drive Sunday, Nov. 13

SOLON– The Solon softball program will host a can drive Sunday, Nov. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Drop off redeemable cans and bottles at the Solon softball field. Players will also go door to door in neighborhoods. Contact Athena Lance at athena@southslope.net or 319-533-0179 to schedule a pick up.

Solon Middle School’s Annual Veterans Day Program Nov. 11

SOLON– Solon Middle School (SMS) hosts its annual Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in the SMS Auditorium. The school is pleased to have Army Ranger Quintin Bigelow, a 2003 Solon High School graduate who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, as the guest speaker. The American Legion will be in attendance and members of the Solon Middle School band will perform. Handmade cards will be made for veterans in attendance by the fifth and sixth grade students. Refreshments will be served following the program, provided by the Solon Middle School PTO.

Women’s Club and library to host Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

SOLON– The GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club and the Solon Public Library are sponsoring the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest to be held at the library. The proceeds from the contest will be donated to the Solon Splash Pad Fund.