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North Liberty Leader

Tree planting rescheduled for May 18

North Liberty– The city’s planned Centennial Tree Planting event, which was rained out last Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at the city’s new, and unnamed, west side community park, 1565 St. Andrews Dr.
Presented by Heartland Express, the event is an opportunity to celebrate North Liberty’s 100th birthday, support the city’s environmental efforts and its Hometown Rewards program, and also help plant trees that beautify the community and learn more about the trees being planted.

Pantry’s best shot golf tournament to be May 10

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry is hosting the third annual four-person best shot tournament on Friday, May 10. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will take place a Saddleback Ridge Golf Course, 4646 180th St. NE, Solon. Cost is $80 per golfer or $300 per team; includes: green fees, cart, catered meal, team picture, T-shirt, and goody bag. All proceeds will go to the North Liberty Community Pantry. All skill levels welcome. Come out for a day of fun and prizes. A silent auction will take place during the tournament.

Name that park, North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, the City of North Liberty broke ground on a new 40-acre community park on the west side of town near North Bend Elementary School. The park has an address — 1565 St. Andrews Dr. — and will be the home of North Liberty Blues & BBQ in 2014 and other community events for years to come. But it still doesn’t have a name.

May 7 Special Election on County Justice Center Bond Referendum

Due to a scheduling conflict for the May 7 Special Election regarding the County Justice Center issue, North Liberty 03 voters will vote at a temporary polling location on Election Day, at South Slope Communications Video Conferencing Center at 655 Liberty Way, North Liberty. This is the polling place for North Liberty 03 voters ONLY for this election.
The Johnson County Auditor’s Office mailed postcards to all the registered voters in the precinct, but

Voters to decide on jail, courthouse revision

Special election to be May 7

JOHNSON COUNTY–Certain Johnson County officials hope $3.3 million in reductions to the design for a proposed justice center will be enough to swing public sentiment in their favor.
In the November 2012 general election, a $46.8 million bond issue for the project was defeated, receiving only 56 percent voter approval when 60 percent was required. Proponents went back to the drawing board almost immediately to revise the plan for a combined jail and improved Johnson County courthouse, and get it back in front of the public as soon as they thought feasible.

NL scratching out a chicken ordinance

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– As North Liberty continues to grow into a larger city, there are at least a few people who hope it will maintain at least one tie to its country roots.
A handful of residents have come forward to request and support a city ordinance to allow raising chickens within city limits.
The North Liberty City Council briefly discussed the request at the Tuesday, April 23, meeting, but no action was taken on the item.