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Lori Lindner

Flying Colors

OXFORD– It’s a colorful way to make some green.
Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) will host the second annual CCE Color Fun Run/Walk 5K Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., and the public is invited.
The race/walk is open to anyone who wants to have fun and is up for helping a good cause.
CCE’s Parent Teacher Group (PTG) was searching for a way to involve more families in its annual school-wide fundraisers. PTG members often heard similar comments from parents when it came time for kids to sell wrapping paper, magazines, chocolate or other traditional fundraising products door-to-door.

NL council questioned about city’s sign regulations

NORTH LIBERTY– “You may have noticed North Liberty is tough on signs.”
North Liberty City Planner Dean Wheatley offers this initial statement in a website tutorial on the improper display of signs around town.
People have noticed, in fact, and some think the city is even a bit extreme.
Rob Hajek, owner of North Liberty remodeling business Home Repair Team and HRT Building, came before the council last Tuesday to ask if the city would consider changes to its sign ordinance to accommodate businesses like his that use yard signs as a promotional tool.

North Liberty: land to expand

$15.3 million wastewater expansion underway

NORTH LIBERTY– After just six years, North Liberty is facing another expansion of its wastewater treatment plant.
At its Aug. 12 meeting, the North Liberty City Council approved the purchase of 28.8 acres from Four D’s Acres, LLC. The $864,000 purchase– $30,000 per acre– of land east of the existing wastewater facility will accommodate the planned expansion, said North Liberty Wastewater Superintendent Dave Ramsey.

Tiffin begins planning for new waste- water facility

Planning ahead so sewer isn’t a drain

TIFFIN– As one of the fastest growing small towns in the state, it’s tricky to meet infrastructure needs without getting in debt too deep, too fast.
That’s why Tiffin administration and city council has already put in motion the process for addressing over-worked wastewater facilities.

Tiffin will cease free lawn-watering meters

Lush green lawns cost cash

TIFFIN– A utility program aimed at saving money for Tiffin residents has been discontinued due to confusion about the rules.
Last April, the City of Tiffin offered residents the chance to obtain a separate water meter exclusively for the purpose of watering lawns and outdoor foliage, which saved them having to pay sewer charges on that amount of usage. As the city replaced old water meters with new, electronically-read versions, the old meters were saved rather than discarded.

LOST ballot language set

JOHNSON COUNTY– All the votes are in… except for those that really count.
All Johnson County voters will now determine the fate of a proposed Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) this Nov. 4.
The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Wednesday, Aug. 27, to set the election date and to limit the LOST to 10 years if it passes.