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Community

City to host public open house for new police chief Oct. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– Diane Venenga was named North Liberty’s police chief by mayor Tom Salm. The North Liberty City Council will vote on the appointment at its next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24. Venenga, who has served as the interim chief since February, will take the post permanently following council’s approval.
Venenga has been with the North Liberty Police Department for 14 years, serving as an officer, sergeant and lieutenant before her appointment as chief. Venenga is an Iowa native and holds degrees in criminology and political science from the University of Northern Iowa.

Fitness screening at North Liberty VNA flu clinic Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– There will be a free fitness screening at the North Liberty Visiting Nurses Association flu clinic on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until noon at the North Liberty Recreation Center, 820 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.
Fitness screening can help assess balance and strength, both of which are extremely important in preventing falls. The free screening, taking approximately five minutes, will be conducted by trained volunteers with the oversight of a community expert.

Sign up now for North Liberty’s ‘Make A Difference Day’ Sept. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will be hosting “Make A Difference Day,” a service project on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Work teams from local churches will be fanning out all over North Liberty to perform community service.
Service projects will include yard work, small construction jobs, window washing, painting and many other projects at little or no cost, to improve lives in the North Liberty community.

NL will have county’s first vote center for Nov. 5 city election

NORTH LIBERTY– All North Liberty city election voters will be able to vote at Johnson County’s first ever vote center on Nov. 5. The vote center at South Slope Communications, 980 N. Front St., will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Recent changes in state law allow auditors to combine precincts into vote centers for all non-partisan elections to save costs and increase voter convenience.
The vote center will have five to eight workers, instead of the minimum 18 workers that would have been required at six polling places, for an estimated savings of from $2,000 to $2,500.

Connect with NL though smartphone app

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has released an app for iOS and Android smartphones that allows users to contact elected officials and city staff, report non-emergency issues, stay up-to-date on city news and events, and get directions to the city’s recreation facilities.
“We want our residents to have quick access to the information they need and be able to easily let us know about issues we need to address,” said Nick Bergus, the city’s communications director. “We know many of our residents carry smartphones, so an app was a natural way to help them connect with us.”

CCA to host Senior Supper Oct. 19

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team/Interact club will host its annual Senior Supper. Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome to come and eat a supper provided by the students. They will have ham, turkey and mashed potatoes along with a great potluck provided by the students. They will show off the new high school and provide tours of the building. Please call the high school at 319-545-5623 by Oct. 15 if you wish to attend.