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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Linn County Now Accepting Grant Applications to Increase Food Security

Linn County Food Systems Council Food, Access, Resiliency, and Equity Grant Program

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The Linn County Food Systems Council is now accepting grant applications from local organizations for its Food Access, Resiliency, and Equity (FARE) Grant Program. The FARE Grant Program is a Linn County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funded proj...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY24 Budget

Linn County Public Service Center Building

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2024 budget. The budget will be developed over the next two and a half months during a series of more than 20 public meetings between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elec...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

Witwer Trust

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2023 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents.&...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Board of Supervisors Awards Second Round of ARPA Funding

Linn County Awards Round 2 ARPA Funding

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today awarded the second round of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars it received from the federal government. ARPA funding is meant to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and he...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Scammers Using Linn County Sheriff’s Office Employee Names

Linn County Sheriff's Office Star

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of scammers using actual names of Sheriff’s Office employees and advising the victims that they have missed jury duty and now have a warrant issued for their arrest. The victims are further tol...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $150,000 in Legacy and Community Attraction Grants

Legacy and Community Attraction Grants Awards

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $150,000 in grants from its Legacy and Community Attraction Fund to four non-profit organizations. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive grant process. 

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Linn County to Hold Public Hearing October 3 on Possible Solar Moratorium

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing and first consideration Monday, October 3, 2022, at 11 a.m. on an ordinance that, if passed, would place a moratorium on accepting rezoning applications for the Renewable En...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Public Art Installation at Linn County’s Harris Building

Art sculptures being lowered onto concrete pad

Installation of an interactive outdoor public art display is underway at Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, located at 1020 6th St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Artist Madeline Wiener is onsite installing the art today, Au...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $200,000 in Economic and Community Development Funds

13 Local Groups Receive Economic Community Development Funds

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week awarded $200,000 in economic and community development funding to 13 organizations in Linn County. Total requests for this year’s funding was almost $330,000.

The following organizations were awarded economic ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Derecho Anniversary: 5 Ways to Build Resiliency

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August 10, 2022, marks the two-year anniversary of the derecho, one of the costliest and most destructive thunderstorms in U.S. history. Many parts of Iowa were affected by the derecho’s sustained winds and gusts of 90-140 mph for up to 45 minut...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Linn County Fiscal Year 2023 Budget in Brief

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget in Brief

Levy Rate Decreased in FY 2023

Linn County’s fiscal year for 2023 began July 1. Linn County's countywide levy rate decreased to $5.85 in fiscal year 2023 from $6.24 in 2022. Most taxpayers will pay approximately 10 percent less for their Linn County portio...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Supervisor Rogers Delivers State of the County Address

Ben Rogers

Linn County Supervisor Chair Ben Rogers presented Linn County’s State of the County address on Friday, April 29, 2022, to a crowd of 200 people during National County Government Month at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

Rogers discussed Linn County’s challeng...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Approved

Board Approves FY23 Budget

At its March 23 meeting, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a $154.8 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2023 following two public hearings. The newly approved budget lowers the countywide levy (property tax) rate to $5.85 per $1,000 of tax...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

Homepage Linn County Website

Linn County is pleased to announce that today it has officially launched its redesigned website. The new LinnCountyIowa.gov is easier to use and features a variety of enhancements to improve the customer experience and make doing business online with the ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Board of Supervisors Opposes Use of Eminent Domain for Proposed CO2 Pipeline

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a letter (PDF) to the Iowa Utilities Board in opposition to the use of eminent domain by both the Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC and Navigator Heartland Greenway CO2 pipeline projects. 

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Linn County Releases Updated Strategic Plan Created with Community Focus Group

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s updated strategic plan for fiscal years 2022-2027. The new strategic plan builds on Linn County’s commitment to a Customer-Centered Culture. The updated plan focuses on five outcomes that r...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Linn County Supervisors and Temporary Redistricting Commission Approve New Redistricting Map

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a new Linn County supervisor districts map (called Supervisor District Map Plan 1) as part of the required redistricting process. Redistricting is the process of redrawing boundaries for poli...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Linn County Awards $1 Million to PATCH Program

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved $1 million to the Housing Fund for Linn County for the PATCH Program (Providing Assistance to Community Homeowners). The funding comes from Linn County’s portion of the federal American Rescue Plan Act (...

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