Sept. 16-22, 2023
The Week in Review is a weekly digital newsletter from Linn County, Iowa.
September is Recovery Month
The Board of Supervisors proclaimed September Recovery Month. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each year, Recovery Month celebrates all the people that make recovery possible by embracing the tagline, "Hope is real. Recovery is real." Join us as we raise awareness of mental health and substance use disorders and the services that are available to everyone in our community.
Linn County Releases Updated Greenhouse gas inventory
Linn County is pleased to announce the release of its 2019 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory – an update to the Baseline Greenhouse Gas Inventory of 2010. The report was prepared by the Linn County Sustainability & Resiliency Advisory Committee with assistance from Linn County’s Green Iowa AmeriCorps members and the Sustainability Department. The updated report provides information on greenhouse gas emissions resulting from activities in Linn County as a whole in 2019 and will serve as a comparison to the 2010 inventory to help measure the effects of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Linn County and develop a comprehensive plan to meet future emission reduction goals.
Board of supervisors meeting recap
The following is a recap from the Linn County Board of Supervisors meetings the week of Sept. 16-22, 2023. The Board of Supervisors:
- Met with and received updates from the following departments: Planning & Development, Purchasing, and Facilities
- Proclaimed September Recovery Month from Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
- Proclaimed September National Preparedness Month
- Proclaimed September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
- Held the third and final consideration on and approved an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances, Linn County, Iowa, by amending provisions in Chapter 107, Unified Development Code, relating to Renewable Energy, Utility-Scale Solar, and Battery Energy Storage Systems
- Approved a resolution to adopt the Linn County Utility-Scale Solar Scorecard.
- Received and placed on file Treasurer's (Auto Dept.) Report to the County Auditor receipts and disbursements for the month of August 2023.
- Approved a resolution to dispose of surplus equipment and vehicles and authorize the Secondary Road Department to conduct an online auction at www.publicsurplus.com.
- Authorized Chair to sign a Video Surveillance Work Request Form for installation of video surveillance in the General Assistance/Veteran Affairs lobby at the Linn County Community Services Building
- Authorized Chair to sign the Contract for Provision of Service Agreement between Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) and the Linn County Child Development Center effective Sept. 1, 2023 through August 31, 2026. HACAP will provide up to $223,004.50 in annual funding for Head Start services and will provide up to $74,885.96 in annual funding for Early Head Start services for Year One. Funding for subsequent years will be determined by the amount of the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
- Authorized Chair to sign a 2023-24 host site agreement between Linn County and Green Iowa AmeriCorps.
- Authorized Chair to sign the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) Federal-aid Agreement for a County–State Traffic Engineering Program (C-Step) Project, project no. CST 030-7(221)--4C-57, construction of an offset right turn lane from eastbound US 30 to Cedar River Road.
- Authorized Chair to sign a Vacancy Form requesting a Senior Account Clerk for the Linn County Community Services Core Services department.
- Approved purchase order PO511 for $7,665.00 to Center for Internet Security, Inc for internet security for Linn County.
- Approved a three-year extension to the Ceridian Software agreement from 9/19/2023 to 7/31/2026.
- Approved a request from the Sustainability Department to carry forward $20,000 from the Fiscal Year 2023 budget to the Fiscal Year 2024 budget.
- Approved a request from the Human Resources Department to carry forward $13,600.00 from the Fiscal Year 2023 budget to the Fiscal Year 2024 budget.
- Approved a request from the Sheriff's Office to carry forward $393,063.93 from the Fiscal Year 2023 budget to the Fiscal Year 2024 budget.
- Approved a five day Class C Retail Alcohol License for Peach Cart Co. LLC for Mom's Night Out at Bass Farms, 840 Bass Lane.
- Approved a Class C Retail Alcohol License for Dharma's, Troy Mills, noting all conditions have been met.
NOTE: Board of Supervisors Meeting Recap briefly summarizes topics from the Board’s meeting agendas. This recap is provided by County staff as a public service and is not an official record of Board action. The official record of approved minutes from Board of Supervisors meetings are approved at future meetings and are available for viewing after approval.
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