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Community

CCA’s new elementary most likely to be in Tiffin

Board approves land deal contingent upon bond passage

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– If voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district approve a $48 million bond in February, Tiffin will be the site of a new elementary school.
CCA superintendent Tim Kuehl asked the school board to approve a resolution at their monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13, approving the acquisition of land for the new school. The deal involves two parcels of land in the Bigelow Subdivision, located on the NE corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Jasper Avenue on the east side of Tiffin.

Swatch of green redefines plat

Fox Valley asked to change, then change back

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Sometimes all you have to do is ask nicely.
Other times, you have to lay your personal dreams out on the table and plead for them to be considered.
A North Liberty resident did a little of both at last week’s council meeting, and ultimately got the answer she was hoping for.

Thanksgiving dinner at South Slope is free, open to the public

NORTH LIBERTY– For the second year in a row, a free Thanksgiving dinner will be available to those in need, thanks to a local community member and several businesses.
On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from noon until 4 p.m., a full Thanksgiving meal will
be available for those in need at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty. Transportation to the meal will also be available. To schedule transportation, please call 319-530-0135 and leave a message. For general information about the Thanksgiving dinner, contact Amanda Engstrom at amanda@southslope.net.

Patch work

NLPD asks for citizen input on logo redesign

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– For the next seven days, citizens have a unique opportunity to tell North Liberty police officers what to do.
The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) is in the process of updating the emblem that will represent the department, not only on its officers’ uniforms but also on letterhead, identification badges and other items, and they are asking for the public to weigh in on the design.

Funning for the firefighters

NL comedian serves up more Comedy For Charity

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– They’re on-call 24/7/365, ready at a moment’s notice to drop whatever they’re doing and respond to your call for help. They’re the firefighters who make up 14 fire departments in Johnson County, and North Liberty-based comedian Nathan Timmel would like to give them a little help.

School leaning toward $25M bond issue

Look for a vote in spring of 2014

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Twenty-five million dollars.
That’s the projected price tag of a bond issue the Solon Community School District (SCSD) Board of Education expects to put before voters in spring of 2014.
But it still isn’t clear what the money will buy.
The district has a wide range of options, including a new middle school and a high school auditorium, and some of those were discussed again at a Nov. 11 board meeting.
What is clear is that the district will have approximately $25 million in bonding capacity to work with.