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Community

Be a Hunger Hero, May 12

SOLON– The 4th Annual Be a Hunger Hero Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. The 5K run will start at 8 a.m. and the 1 mile run/walk will start at 9 a.m. Registration can be done online at GetMeRegistered.com, or onsite starting at 7:15 a.m. Strollers and dogs are welcome.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite heroes.

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Good Neighbor meeting

Southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat for property, and a public open house-style meeting is being held to explain the proposal. The property is at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive (270 Street in Johnson County). The proposal is for a residential subdivision of multi- and single-family lots.
A location map and a concept plan with rezoning proposed by the developer is avaiable at northlibertyiowa.org. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

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Kites for Kids Volunteers sought

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2018 Kites for Kids Festival will be held Saturday, April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at North Central Junior High. A partnership between Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, Johnson County and the City of North Liberty, the event supports Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with free kites, face painting, treats and beverages.
Look for updates and announcements on the event’s Facebook page. Those with questions or interest in volunteering can contact North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at amcconville@northlibertyiowa.org.

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Liberty High’s Dance for a Difference, April 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Join Dance for a Difference Sunday, April 22 from 12-4 p.m. in the small auxiliary gym at Liberty High School.
The event will feature a DJ, a photo booth, food and four speakers. Individuals will run treadmills, accumulating donations for every mile ran, and a silent auction will be held with contributions from local businesses.
Proceeds will be distributed among the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, the Fight with Flash Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House.

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Spring Cleanup Day April 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day, for disposal of large items, brush, tires, batteries and other waste, is scheduled for April 28 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
The cost for this service is included in monthly city utility bills and is for residents of North Liberty only (please be prepared with a water bill stub or driver’s license). Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped; please call City Hall (626-5700) to make arrangements. You can read more about what will and won’t be accepted at northlibertyiowa.org.

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City plans for expansion amidst mild deficit

NORTH LIBERTY– As the City of North Liberty expands services and hires new employees, the upcoming fiscal year appears to hold steady. The city budget will climb ever so slightly from last year’s approximately $48 million, to a total of $51,552,360. North Liberty’s taxable valuation will grow by about 6.74 percent from FY18’s 8.68 percent, every spending category in the general budget will see an increase and for the eighth consecutive year, the tax rate will remain $11.03, thanks in large part to a steady growth in property values.
But it was no easy feat.

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NL cheer zone welcomes RUN CRANDIC

NORTH LIBERTY – In a few weeks, North Liberty will welcome more than 2,100 runners of the inaugural RUN CRANDIC marathon as the race from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City passes through. To extend North Liberty’s hospitality, the city will host an official cheer zone on the lawn of the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 29.

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NLCP Planting Party season kickoff April 26

NORTH LIBERTY– Growing Together Garden, North Liberty Community Pantry’s 9,600-square-foot educational garden, invites the community to the annual Planting Party on Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Individuals and families are welcome to stop by Growing Together Garden, 89 N Jones Blvd in North Liberty, anytime during the event to learn basic planting skills, put seeds in the ground, or simply tour the garden space. Snacks and gardening equipment will be provided. All ages welcome and no gardening experience required, in fact, beginning gardeners are encouraged to attend.

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Kevin Kinney officially files for re-election

OXFORD –Kevin Kinney filed his official candidacy papers to run for re-election in Iowa Senate District 39.
District 39 includes all of Keokuk County; most of Washington County; and portions of western and southern Johnson County, including the communities of Swisher, Shueyville, Oxford, North Liberty, Tiffin, Frytown and Lone Tree.

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Liberty High up for architectural award in April

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School is in the running for a People's Choice architectural award. Voting is open through April 25 and the winners will be announced on April 26. Voting every day is permitted. To vote, visit:
http://iowaarchitecture.org/peopleschoice.html

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CCA Community Clean-up Day Friday, April 27

TIFFIN– The annual Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Community Clean-up Day will be held on Friday, April 27. CCA High School students from the Student Assistance Team/Interact along with National Honor Society will volunteer their day to help our older community members with yard work, windows, small household chores and general spring cleaning.

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NL pantry golf tournament Friday, May 4

CORALVILLE– Registration is open for the North Liberty Community Pantry’s 8th Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament held Friday, May 4.
Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with final check-in at 8:30 a.m. A shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. followed by a catered meal at 1 p.m. The tournament will take place at the Brown Deer Golf Club at 1900 Country Club Dr. in Coralville. The entry fee is $450 per team, prepaid. This includes a continental breakfast, green fees, a cart, a catered meal, driving range balls and team picture. A silent auction will also take place along with awards ceremony.

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