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Lori Lindner

Delays ahead

Construction on Mehaffey Bridge to begin in April

JOHNSON COUNTY– Travelers between North Liberty and Solon, prepare for delays ahead. Mehaffey Bridge will be under construction for the next two years.
At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a bid for replacement of the aging structure spanning the Coralville Reservoir between the two communities. The wining base bid of $8,865,974 was offered by Iowa Bridge & Culvert of Washington, Iowa. Lookouts along the bridge’s separate multi-use trail will also be included, for an estimated total project cost of $8,904,245.

A tale of one sweet city

Garner students create mock city

NORTH LIBERTY– Second grade students at Buford Garner Elementary School in North Liberty got a taste of city development in December, and it was a sweet lesson in collaboration.

Rise up against violence Feb. 14 in Ely

One Billion Rising gives voice to women facing violence

ELY– Ely, Iowa, may only officially have 1,776 people, but this Valentine’s Day, it will be home to one billion.

No new taxes

NL council previews FY14 budget

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty officials had a first look at the fiscal year 2014 draft budget, and the city’s property tax levy is expected to remain the same.
However, proposed increases in water and sewer rates and an increased rollback from the state likely means more will come out of residents’ pockets anyway.

Stepping it up on the sidewalk

Council moves forward to design walk to CCA

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is taking steps to fulfill its end of a bargain that would provide safer routes for kids walking to Clear Creek Amana (CCA) schools.
At a Wednesday, Jan. 9, regular meeting, the Tiffin City Council approved having engineering firm c design and prepare a cost estimate to construct a sidewalk along Highway 6 from Deer View Avenue east toward the district’s middle school property. The sidewalk will lead to a pedestrian tunnel underneath the highway so pedestrians do not have to cross the busy road.
It’s been a while in coming.

Tiffin council considers housing density concerns

TIFFIN– Given a chance to air their concerns, several Tiffin residents made it clear; they are not keen on high-density housing.