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Posted on: October 20, 2021

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

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $150,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Legacy and Community Attraction Fund to five non-profit organizations that work to foster and support long-standing, new, and diverse community e...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Deadline Passes for Requesting Absentee Mail Ballot for Nov. 2 City / School Election

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The deadline for requesting a mail-in absentee ballot has passed. All absentee ballot request forms received after 5 p.m. October 18 will receive a reply from the Elections office indicating the request cannot be processed due to changes enacted in Iowa l...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Linn County Website URL and Email Addresses Change

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Linn County has changed the URL for the County’s website to LinnCountyIowa.gov effective October 11, 2021. In addition, Linn County governmental email addresses have also changed to [email protected] The change is happening because th...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Absentee Voting Process Underway for Nov. 2 City / School Election

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The absentee voting process is underway in Linn County for the Nov. 2, 2021 combined City / School Election. Voters can choose one of three options if voting absentee in this election:

Vote by Mail

To vote by mail, voters must submit an absentee ballot requ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

County Home Road Now Open and Improvement Project Completed

County Home Road Now Open

County Home Road is now open to traffic following completion of the final phase of a three-phase improvement project. Construction on County Home Road between N Center Point Road and Gilmore Road included 10” concrete paving, the addition of right and lef...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Linn County Veteran Affairs Department Expands Eligibility for Benefits

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More veterans in Linn County will now quality for emergency assistance following today’s approval of a revised policy and guidelines by the Linn County Board of Supervisors. 

Linn County Veteran Affairs Director Nicole Kehres spent several months ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month. With the increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters, there is nothing more important than preparing yourself, your family, pets, and coworkers for an emergency. Linn County encourages residents and bus...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Sobering Unit Now Open at Mental Health Access Center

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Sobering Unit

The Sobering Unit at the Mental Health Access Center in Linn County is now open. This program is in collaboration with Linn County and Area Ambulance Service to provide a safe sobering environment for intoxicated individuals and serves to rel...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $165,000 in Economic and Community Development Funds

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors recently awarded $165,000 in economic and community development funding to 12 Linn County organizations. 

“As stewards of these dollars, it is our responsibility to invest in community projects that will have a...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Registration Renewals Begin Sept. 1 for Off-Road Vehicles

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Off-road utility vehicles are required to be titled and registered in the owner’s county of residence. Registration renewals for off-road vehicles (ATVs, snowmobiles, ORMs, and ORVs) begins September 1. Registrations are valid January 1 through December 3...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Launches to Help Linn County Renters Facing Eviction

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Financial help is now available for Linn County residents falling behind on rent or utility payments due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Linn County, with assistance from Waypoint and HACAP, is administering rent and utility assista...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mask Requirement Reinstated in County Facilities

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Effective Monday, August 9, masks will once again be required at all indoor County facilities for employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. COVID-19 cases are rising in our community, fueled by the Delta variant. The Delta variant is more ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Public Invited to Help Identify Broad Community Priorities for Linn County’s ARPA Funding

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Linn County will hold a series of public engagement forums over the next few weeks and use public input from the forums to help identify broad community priorities on the best use of the American Rescue Plan Act funding in Linn County. 

The Americ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Releases First Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

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Linn County is pleased to announce it has released the County’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory (PDF) and now joins the hundreds of other local governments that have completed their GHG gas inventories. 

The report, prepared by the ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Local Option Sales Tax Resolutions Put Extension Vote on November Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved resolutions that will allow Linn County voters in unincorporated Linn County as well as the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the portion of Walford located in Linn County to v...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Resolution Puts Gambling Reauthorization Vote on November 2021 Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution (PDF) that will allow Linn County voters to decide on Nov. 2, 2021, whether to reauthorize gambling games in Linn County. Per state statute, this measure must be voted on and approved twice, w...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

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Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one tool that is used as part of the assess...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coggon Solar LLC Submits Application for Utility-Scale Solar Project in Linn County

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Coggon Solar LLC has submitted its application to Linn County Planning & Development for a utility-scale solar project in Linn County.

The application is posted on Linn County’s website

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A utility-scale solar project requires an appl...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Moody’s Assigns Aaa Rating to Linn County’s General Obligation Bonds

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Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aaa rating to Linn County’s $5.1 million general obligation (GO) Water and Land Legacy Bonds, Series 2021A, reflecting Linn County’s continued financial stability and commitment to be responsible stewards of public...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Supervisors Lift Linn County Face Covering Regulation

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today (May 24, 2021) rescinded Linn County’s face covering regulation and lifted the requirement for masks inside County buildings. The decisions take effect immediately. These actions were a 2-1 vote, with Supervisor ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

ATV Ordinance Reminders in Linn County

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In 2020, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles on certain county roads in unincorporated Linn County. The approval followed multiple public input sessions. ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Amends the Unified Development Code to Allow Small Animals

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. The change takes effect on April 14 after pub...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

Linn County was not...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Reflecting on COVID-19 One-Year Anniversary

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Linn County’s first, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. Emotional responses to milestones like this are a normal—and common—reaction to moving forward though uncommon circumstances. Grief is the pain of loss...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Secondary Road Department Releases Five-Year Construction Plan

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department has released its five-year construction plan for 2021-2026. The plan outlines the department’s focus on repairing and rebuilding bridges rated as poor, maintaining the condition of the paved road network, improvin...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

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In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County, Providers Cut Ribbon at New Mental Health Access Center

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Linn County and its partners—Abbe Health, Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Foundation 2, and Penn Center—celebrated the completion of Linn County’s first Mental Health Access Center with a ribbon cutting on March 5, 2021.

“This is the culminati...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Announcing the New Week in Review

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Linn County is excited to announce a new way for residents to stay informed and learn more about the work of Linn County! 

The Week in Review highlights Linn County action and news from the current week, provides updates from the Board of Supervis...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

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As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations, which include persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vulnerable to high ris...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s o...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

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On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received notification on Novemb...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Board of Supervisors Commits to Equitable Climate Action

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a new climate resolution (PDF) prioritizing the voices of vulnerable communities in climate action within Linn County. The resolution commits to accelerated action to address the climate crisis in collaboration ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination will soon begin among certa...

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