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Government

City of Solon announces vacancies on Library, Park & Rec, P&Z and Board of Adjustments

SOLON– The City of Solon is now accepting applications for membership on the Library Board of Trustees, Park & Recreation Commission, Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustments. The Library Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The Park & Recreation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Planning & Zoning Commission meets, when needed, on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. The Board of Adjustments meets on an “as needed” basis. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Solon.

Tiffin issues boil advisory

TIFFIN – The city of Tiffin in Johnson County issued a boil advisory Friday after shutting off water to the older part of town and Deer View Estates, a newer section on the west side,.
The city was installing a new pipe connection Friday afternoon when they needed to shut off the water to complete the work. About 500 to 600 residents and businesses are affected.
The city expects to complete repairs, restore water pressure and flush the lines Friday evening. However, the boil advisory will remain in effect until the city can collect and test water samples.

Carry on: No change in NL gun rules

NL councilor lacks support for changing firearms rules

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– People who lawfully possess guns will still be able to carry them onto city property in North Liberty without violating any city laws.
A resolution to prohibit firearms on city-owned property came before the North Liberty City Council on May 28, brought by request from council member Coleen Chipman. After moderate discussion, Chipman’s motion to disallow weapons on city-owned property failed 2-3, with Chipman and council member Gerry Kuhl voting in favor.

Residents to pay more for water usage

Water, sewer consumption rates to rise July 1, bigger jump coming next year

NORTH LIBERTY– The river is not the only thing on the rise.
North Liberty residents will likely see their water and sewer rates increase beginning July 1.
Last Tuesday, May 28, the North Liberty City Council approved the first reading of ordinance amendments to increase the rates people pay on their water and sewer usage.

Highway 965 funding gets another lift

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty keeps chipping away at street improvements projects, and little by little, funding assistance keeps the wheels of progress turning.
At its May 29 meeting, the Urbanized Area Policy Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) voted to funnel another $1,948,000 to North Liberty for Highway 965. The portion of roadway approved for this round of funding, which stretches from Penn Street to Zeller Street, is considered the third of a planned seven-phase, comprehensive plan to widen and improve the thoroughfare.

NL will use firm to hire police chief

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty will use a professional firm to hire its next chief of police.