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Iowa City commission weighs development of downtown parking lots | TheGazette

IOWA CITY — For the second time this year, the Iowa City Council soon could take up a staff-recommended amendment to Iowa City’s Comprehensive Plan that would add three near-downtown blocks to the Downtown District of the Riverfront Crossings Plan.

On Thursday, Iowa City’s Planning and Zoning Commission deferred a vote on recommending the amendment in an effort to gather additional information, particularly whether added private development on the city-owned lots would limit future growth for city departments such as police and fire.

via www.thegazette.com


H&H Home Builders added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of H&H Home Builders to the 'Home Builders', 'Home Improvement' and 'Contractors, General' categories in the Corridor Search business directory.

H&H Home Builders“Certified Green Builders of Iowa”

H&H Home Builders, your certified green builders of Iowa have been constructing Energy Star Compliant homes since bursting onto the building landscape in 1995 as "North Liberty’s Premier Builder." H&H Home Builders feel very fortunate to be a vital part of quality, growth and development in our area and would like to offer their services to you as part of your next quality building experience. H&H designs and builds high quality custom homes in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Corridor at reasonable rates. "The Name Means Quality"

Our Commitment to Green Building:

H&H Custom Home Builders have constructed Energy Star Compliant homes since we burst onto the building landscape in 1995 as ‘North Liberty’s Premier Builder’. Since then, Energy Star Guidelines have evolved into what we consider today as the pinnacle of efficiency and we, as builders of ‘green’ homes, have kept pace with those guidelines and have adapted them into each home that we build. H&H Home Builders will build you what is known today as a ‘green’ home, but what has always been lesser known as a ‘sustainable’ home. Sustainable homes are quality built so that they last not just decades, but are built to maintain value, encouraging pride of ownership for generations to come. An H&H ‘green’ Home uses raw materials in a responsible way, using fewer resources, resulting in the use of less energy.

As the standards continue to get tighter, we too will strive to meet and exceed those guidelines; our commitment to you as your builder. We will continue to research and utilize quality building products that are made from recycled and renewable materials. H&H Home Builders offer free consultations and design ideas, various lots to choose from, customization options, and a one year warranty on all new construction. Our homes will always be revered as ‘Quality’ and ‘Valuable’ The choice is yours to make. Let us help you design quality into your next home building experience.

H&H has been featured in Room Magazine & Better Homes and Gardens

Home BuildersH & H Home Builders
North Liberty, Iowa

Randy Hahn
Mobile: 319.936.2030
319-665-2365

Gerald Hingtgen
319.936.2031

via www.hhgreenhome.com


Registration deadline extended for Iowa River Clean-up; more volunteers needed

The registration deadline for volunteers for the annual Iowa River Clean-up has been extended to next Tuesday, Sept. 8. An additional 50 or so volunteers are still needed for the event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Paddlers and other volunteers will remove trash from the river and its banks between Sturgis Ferry in Iowa City and Hills Access. Canoes and kayaks will be used to pull trash out of the river, and on-land volunteers will clean up the riverbanks, offload trash from canoes and kayaks, and sort materials for recycling. Each year, tons of materials are removed.

Volunteers who have their own canoes are invited to join the launch at 7:30 a.m. at Sturgis Boat Ferry, located on S. Riverside Drive just south of Hwy. 6 in Iowa City. Those who can help work on land are asked to meet at noon at Hills Access, a park located one-half mile east of Hills on 520th Street, next to the river.

The clean-up, which is being organized by the City of Iowa City Stormwater Division, City of Coralville, Iowa Flood Center, and the Johnson County Conservation Board, is a National Rivers Clean-up-sanctioned event. The goal of the volunteer effort is not only to clear trash and debris from the river, but also to protect the future and integrity of this water resource.

To register as a volunteer or to request a canoe for the event, visit www.iarvcp.org by Sept. 8. For more information about the event, contact carol-sweeting@iowa-city.org or call 319-541-2385. Paddlers may also call Dan Ceynar at 319-321-1755 for more information.


News & Notes from the city of Coralville, September 3, 2015

Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • LitFlicks Movie Night (September 3)
  • FRYfest (September 4)
  • Meetings: Deer Hunt Information (September 3 & 6), Arts Commission (September 8), City Council (September 8), West Land Use Area Plan (September 9)
  • Trash/recycling pickup one day late (September 7-11)
  • Farmers’ Market (September 14)

View all upcoming events

 

A Story 50 Years in the Making

Coralville Public Library celebrates 50th anniversary

Sunday, September 13 | 12:00-4:00 pm

The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coralville Public Library! Celebrate with an afternoon of magic, balloons, music, juggling, and more! Special guests include the Quad Cities Magic Club, authors Timothy Walch and Claudia McGehee, and musicians Kevin B.F. Burt and the Drollinger Trio! Learn more

 

FryFestCelebrate All That Is Hawkeye

FRYfest in the Iowa River Landing

Friday, September 4 | All Day

Kick off the Hawkeye athletic season! Check out Hawkeye merchandise, panel discussions, autographs, trivia, a BAGGO tournament, collector’s showcase, blood drive, kids’ activities, pep rally, and more, plus see the six new Herky on Parade statues. On-site parking is available. All events, except the concert and BAGGO tournament, are free. Learn more

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

"Crimson & Clover" meet black & gold

See Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in concert on September 4 at FRYfest in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing.  Tickets are $20 and available at the gate. Learn more

 

The summer is winding down, but there’s still time to splash at Coralville’s outdoor pool, open September 5-7. After Labor Day, the Aquatic Center will close for the season. Learn more

 

Labor Day: What's Closed, What's Open

On Monday, September 7, City offices, the Library, Coralville Transit, and the Farmers’ Market will be closed; the Aquatic Center, Recreation Center, and Indoor Pool will be open. Trash and recycling pickup will be one day later than usual September 7-11. Learn more

 

Public Meeting: Coralville West Land Use Area Plan

Get information and give your input!

Wednesday, September 9 | 4:30-6:30 pm

Community planners will host a presentation and discussion at City Hall to continue the public input process for the Coralville West Land Use Area Plan. The West Land Use Area is located between Interstate 380 and Coral Ridge Avenue/Highway 965, south of Forevergreen Road, and north of Interstate 80. Learn more

 

Celebrate the Power of Play

PLAYvolution: Unstructured, Unplugged, Unlimited Play

September 11-20

Lace up your shoes and play: a PLAYvolution is coming to Coralville with a series of events that celebrate the power of unstructured, unplugged, and unlimited play! Enjoy a free community meal and activities, try out a life-size game of Hungry Hungry Hippos, make slime, play a ukulele, build with cardboard, step on stage, try out a scavenger hunt, and more! Learn more

 

Candidate Filing Period for City Election

Deadline is September 17

The office of Mayor and two City Council positions will be on the ballot for the 2015 Coralville city election this November. Candidates may file their papers with the Johnson County Auditor through Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 pm. Learn more

 

New Coralville Transit Intermodal Facility Opens

Monthly parking passes are available

Coralville’s new intermodal facility is open in the Iowa River Landing.  Monthly commuter parking passes and bike locker rentals are on sale now. The Intermodal includes public parking, Coralville Transit and Megabus service, electric car charging stations, trail access, and green features. Learn more

 

Construction Update

Coral Ridge Avenue

Work on Coral Ridge Avenue from Holiday Road to Oakdale Boulevard continues. Four lanes are expected to open in late September. Specific work must be complete for all four lanes to open due to clear zone requirements for construction within or adjacent to a roadway. For the current update, visit www.coralville.org/projects.

Forevergreen Road

Forevergreen Road is closed between Coral Ridge Avenue/Highway 965 and Ridgeway Drive for road improvements as part of the new Hy-Vee under construction on the southeast corner of the Forevergreen Road and Crosspark Road.  A detour is signed; the closure began in late August and is expected to last two months. Learn more

 

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Ozma of Oz presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

September 11-13

Join Dorothy, Tip, and the Cowardly Lion on a quest to help Scarecrow regain the throne from the dastardly Nome King.

Company: A City Circle Fundraiser

September 20

The audience joins the actors on the stage for this immersive experience! Enjoy drinks and light refreshments while a play unfolds around you. Limited seating available. 
 
Learn more

 

What’s Happening at the Library

It’s a Mystery: Lock In by John Scalzi

Wednesday, September 9 | 10:00 am

It’s a few decades from now, and a virus makes its patients unable to move or respond…but technology enables some to use the bodies of others. When a murder is committed, who is responsible: the body or the mind inside it? Learn more

Novel Conversations: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Thursday, September 17 | 7:00 pm

Read or revisit the story of Scout Finch, her lawyer father Atticus, and the small town courtroom drama that unfolds when Atticus takes the case of a black man accused by a white woman. Learn more

 

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Connect with us and subscribe to City updates on anything from agendas and minutes to community events and more. Sign up and select the topics that interest you at www.coralville.org/notifyme.


H&H Home Builders added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of H&H Home Builders to the 'Home Builders', 'Home Improvement' and 'Contractors, General' categories in the Corridor Search business directory.

H&H Home Builders“Certified Green Builders of Iowa”

H&H Home Builders, your certified green builders of Iowa have been constructing Energy Star Compliant homes since bursting onto the building landscape in 1995 as "North Liberty’s Premier Builder." H&H Home Builders feel very fortunate to be a vital part of quality, growth and development in our area and would like to offer their services to you as part of your next quality building experience. H&H designs and builds high quality custom homes in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Corridor at reasonable rates. "The Name Means Quality"

Our Commitment to Green Building:

H&H Custom Home Builders have constructed Energy Star Compliant homes since we burst onto the building landscape in 1995 as ‘North Liberty’s Premier Builder’. Since then, Energy Star Guidelines have evolved into what we consider today as the pinnacle of efficiency and we, as builders of ‘green’ homes, have kept pace with those guidelines and have adapted them into each home that we build. H&H Home Builders will build you what is known today as a ‘green’ home, but what has always been lesser known as a ‘sustainable’ home. Sustainable homes are quality built so that they last not just decades, but are built to maintain value, encouraging pride of ownership for generations to come. An H&H ‘green’ Home uses raw materials in a responsible way, using fewer resources, resulting in the use of less energy.

As the standards continue to get tighter, we too will strive to meet and exceed those guidelines; our commitment to you as your builder. We will continue to research and utilize quality building products that are made from recycled and renewable materials. H&H Home Builders offer free consultations and design ideas, various lots to choose from, customization options, and a one year warranty on all new construction. Our homes will always be revered as ‘Quality’ and ‘Valuable’ The choice is yours to make. Let us help you design quality into your next home building experience.

H&H has been featured in Room Magazine & Better Homes and Gardens

Home BuildersH & H Home Builders
North Liberty, Iowa

Randy Hahn
Mobile: 319.936.2030
319-665-2365

Gerald Hingtgen
319.936.2031

via www.hhgreenhome.com


Winkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PC added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Winkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PC to the 'Accountants & Tax Services' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

WPFWinkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PC

Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.

Professionalism

Our firm is one of the leading firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives close personal and professional attention.Our high standards, service and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance, and other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole firm.

Responsiveness

Our firm is responsive. Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies.To see a listing of our services, please take a moment and look at our services page. Because we get new business from the people who know us best, client referrals have fueled our growth in the recent years.
Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly.

Quality

An accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves.Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available and to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions.  We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.  We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients.  Our high service quality and "raving fan" clients are the result of our commitment to excellence.  We will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations.  We welcome you to contact us anytime.

Peer review results

Every three years, CPA firms are required to obtain an independent peer review of their system of quality control for their accounting and auditing practice.  The most recent peer review report received by Winkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PC expressed an unqualified opinion.  Our firm received a rating of pass, which is the most positive report that can be received.

via wpf-cpa.com


Dense Fog Advisory for Linn County

Weather for Linn Co.... ..DENSE FOG ADVISORY THROUGH 11 AM CDT SUNDAY... DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. VISIBILITIES OF A QUARTER MILE OR LESS ARE POSSIBLE. THE FOG SHOULD PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MID MORNING. FOG COULD LINGER AFTER NOON...HOWEVER THE THREAT FOR DENSE FOG WILL BE GREATLY DIMINISHED. ..DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CDT THIS MORNING. * TIMING...NOW THROUGH 11 AM CDT SUNDAY * IMPACTS...DRIVING COULD BECOME DIFFICULT. BE SURE TO SLOW DOWN...USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF SPACE AHEAD OF OF YOU.