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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Linn County Conservation Releases 2022 Annual Report

2020 annual report cover

The Linn County Conservation Board has released the 2022 Annual Report. In addition to financial information from fiscal year 2022, highlights in the report include:

  • Continued forest restoration after the 2020 derecho 
  • Expansion of Morgan Creek Par...
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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Linn County Seeks Voluntary Board and Commission Members

BOARD and COMMISSION OPENINGS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a number of voluntary appointments on County boards and commissions. 

 

Water & Land Legacy Bond Public Review Board – terms vary 

There are five ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

January Marks National Radon Action Month

Public Health

January is a month that begins a new year, but it is also a month that starts National Radon Action Month. National Radon Action Month is dedicated to spreading awareness of what radon is, how it can impact indoor air quality, and the effects it can have ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Statement from Linn County Attorney on the Investigation into the Death of Devonna Walker

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office received the final investigative file into the death of Devonna Walker from the Cedar Rapids Police Department the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2023. There is a lot of information to consider and evaluate and we will ma...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Joint Statement from Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman

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Joint Statement from Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman on the Investigation into the Homicide of Devonna Walker

On Jan. 2, 2023, the Cedar Rapids Police Department notified the Linn County Attorney’s Of...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Linn County Board of Supervisors Announce New Meeting Times

Board Room Dias

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has changed its meeting times for its informal and formal weekly meetings. The meeting days remain unchanged. The Board's informal work sessions will be held on Mondays at 10 a.m. The formal sessions will be held on We...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Introducing the 2023 Linn County Board of Supervisors and Elected Officials

2023 Board of Supervisors

Newly elected District 1 Linn County Supervisor Kirsten Running-Marquardt and incumbent District 2 Supervisor Ben Rogers were sworn in to office Dec. 29, 2022, filling the two open seats for the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Rogers and Running-Marquar...

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

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 24 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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

Linn County Releases FY22 Annual Report

FY22 Annual Report Cover showing various photos of County employees

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2022 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents informed about how taxpayer dollars are used to fund programs and services in an easy-to-read fo...

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

Linn County's 2023 Legislative Priorities

Iowa State Capitol

When the 2023 state legislative session begins in January, Linn County’s 2023 legislative priorities will focus on these top five issues:

Local Option Sales Tax and the Water and Land Legacy Fund

The current proposals to activate the 3/8th of one cent sales...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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“Although the pandemic is still with us, we have renewed our focus on delivering our regular public health services. This report summarizes our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our continued work in building a healthier Linn...

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

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

Snow Plow

The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2022-23 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and policy.

Sno...

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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 elected offici...

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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: September 26, 2022

Linn County Welcomes New LIFTS Director, Honors Outgoing Director

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On September 30, 2022, Tom Hardecopf will retire from his role as LIFTS director, a position he has held for 13 years since first joining Linn County in 2009. During his tenure as director, Hardecopf helped advance the LIFTS Department by overseeing a mov...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Linn County Wins National Communication Award

3CMA Award News Flash

Linn County’s Communications Department won the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Award of Excellence in the Best Website category for its 2022 redesign of LinnCountyIowa.gov. 3CMA announced the 2022 winners of its national Savvy...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Pinicon Ridge Park Dam Modification to Begin this Fall

Pinicon Ridge Park Dam

The Linn County Conservation Board has awarded a contract for improvements on the Pinicon Ridge Park dam located along the Wapsipinicon River in Central City just east of Highway 13. This project will address safety, fish habitat, and river recreation pas...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 27th Consecutive Year

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Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 27th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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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: 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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