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Posted on: January 16, 2022

Videos of the Public Meetings of the Coggon Solar LLC Application Now Available

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Videos of the Board of Supervisors Public Hearing and first and second considerations of the Coggon Solar LLC application for rezoning are now available. The third consideration is on January 18 at 6 p.m. at the Linn County Fairgrounds. Join the meeting v...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Approve Changes to Building Codes

BUILDING CODE UPDATES APPROVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors have approved revisions to our code of ordinances as it relates to construction codes in Linn County. The Linn County Building Division has worked with surrounding jurisdictions in an effort to gain consistency in East...

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

Most Linn County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

MOST LINN COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 18.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diver...
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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Linn County Conservation teams with Green Iowa AmeriCorps for Book Drive

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Linn County Conservation is proud to partner with Green Iowa AmeriCorps and other community organizations for a book drive now through Jan. 16. Books are being collected to distribute back into the community for residents who may have limited acc...

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

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 openings o...

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

Linn County Releases FY21 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2021 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 28, 2021

Linn County Exhausts Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Funds

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Linn County today announced that all Linn County ERA 2 funds allocated to the County through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) have been obligated and the application portal is now closed. 

The funds...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Linn County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation through Public Health Accreditation Board

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The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently determined to continue accreditation of Linn County Public Health. Linn County Public Health was originally accredited in 2015, and had submitted materials earlier this year to continue accreditation f...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Linn County Welcomes New Facilities Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

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On Dec. 31, 2021, Garth Fagerbakke will retire from his role as Facilities Manager, a position he has held for 22 years since first joining Linn County in 1999. 

Following the historic Flood of 2008, Fagerbakke was named Construction Services Mana...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Board of Supervisors Public Meetings for Coggon Solar LLC Utility-Scale Solar Application

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Dates have now been scheduled for the three Board of Supervisors meetings to review and consider the Coggon Solar LLC utility-scale solar application project. These are public meetings and residents can attend in person or virtually. These meetings are fo...

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

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2021-22 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.

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

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Award for...

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

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 26th 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 26th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY23 Budget

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Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2023 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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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: 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: 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. 

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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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