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Thank goodness it's Friday Night Lights! Get ready to sweat it out in the gym and express your creativity with art, the building corner, and our special events...… Read on
|Date||December 13, 2019|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Location||Borlaug Elementary School
1000 Kennedy Pkwy.
Coralville, IA 52241
|Cost||$22 res., $27.50 non-res.|
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – On Monday, December 9, 2019, Mount Vernon Road SE will be reduced to one lane both directions between 26th Street and 28th Street for painting of pavement markings. Work is expected to take one (1) day, weather permitting.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Franz Wagner and No. 4 Michigan rebounded from their first loss of the season with quite an offensive turnaround.
From 43 points to 103.
Wagner led a balanced scoring effort with 18 points, and the Wolverines opened Big Ten play with a 103-91 victory over Iowa on Friday night, overcoming 44 points by Luka Garza. Michigan bounced back from its 58-43 loss to top-ranked Louisville on Tuesday night. In fact, the Wolverines exceeded their point total from Tuesday before halftime against Iowa.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – During the week of December 9, 2019, the following I-380 ramps will be closed for utility work, per the Iowa Department of Transportation:
- 1st Street NE northbound entrance ramp, Monday, December 9 through Wednesday, December 11
- 3rd Street NE southbound entrance ramp at 3rd Street NE, Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday, December 12
- 1st Street NE, southbound exit Ramp 20A, Wednesday, December 11 through Friday, December 13
These closures will be in effect daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Iowa Department of Transportation at 319-364-1320.
The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation invites the public to attend a retirement reception for Maeve Clark on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Library, 123 S. Linn Street. There will be a brief program at 12:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Clark will retire from the Library on January 3 after 28 years of heading the Adult Services department and Information Desk. During her tenure, Clark oversaw the building of a new teen center and digital media lab, the creation of new classes, and the hosting of a variety of programs, including Irving Weber Days, which highlighted local history, and ECO-Iowa City, a collaboration with Public Works that focused on sustainable living.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Friends Foundation in Clark’s name can do so at www.icpl.org/about/donate.
For more information, please call the Library at 319-356-5200.
IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, the City of Iowa City Forestry Division will be overseeing the removal of several trees at various locations in Iowa City. These removals will require the following lane reductions and road closures:
- Park Road - on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Park Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic near Lexington Avenue. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic through the area.
- Iowa Avenue - on Thursday, December 12, 2019, east bound Iowa Avenue will be closed to traffic from Johnson Street to Dodge Street.
- Iowa Avenue - on Friday, December 13, 2019, west bound Iowa Avenue will be closed to traffic from Lucas Street to Dodge Street.
- Summit Street - on Monday, December 16, 2019, Summit Street will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Burlington Street and College Street. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic through the area.
All lane reductions and closures will begin at 9:00 a.m. and normal traffic is anticipated to return by mid to late afternoon that day.
Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time or seek an alternate route during these time periods. As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.
The Chicago Bears are still alive -- albeit, slightly -- in the NFC playoff chase following Thursday's 31-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (6-7); a team regardless of where they finish in the abysmal NFC East appears headed for an offseason overhaul.
By Mike Thayer
Here's Rod Sullivan's latest, from his blog Sullivan's Salvos.... Oh, and beware, his blog site is insecure, literally, it's not internet safe, and Rod isn't 'safe' in his facts either.
*Still Wanting His Own Facts!
I mentioned last week that a Solon-area farmer has been hitting me with a bunch of discredited right-wing talking points. Well, he won’t quit that easily.
His argument is once again that taxes in Johnson County are the highest in Iowa. No. Not even close. The Johnson County Rural levy ranks 47 out of Iowa’s 99 counties.
He points out that Johnson County property owners on average pay the highest dollar amount in taxes. That is easy to explain. Their property is worth more.
One needs to look at tax rates. He pays more in taxes than I do. Does that mean taxes in rural Solon are higher than they are in Iowa City? No. It means he owns more property. Higher property values = higher taxes. That is just common sense. The one thing we can control is the RATE. And our rate is nowhere near the highest.
It is such a load of BS that people are out there regularly spreading this type of misinformation.
The misinformation is ALL YOU Sullivan!
The guy is SUCH a lying, spinning, misinforming piece of crap! And I put his blog piece in pink because the guy is a pinko commie in the way he thinks. HE knows how to run your life better than you do.
About those taxes
Here's the truth folks, from a credible source and note that Sulivan DID NOT post a source to back his claim, that's his M.O., he makes wild claims, or states someone/something has been discredited but he provides NO proof, NO evidence, NO direct testimony.... kind of like the democrat impeachment hearings....
Johnson County collects the highest property tax in Iowa, levying an average of $2,526.00 (1.43% of median home value) yearly in property taxes, while Pocahontas County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $561.00 (1% of median home value) per year.
The median property tax in Johnson County, Iowa is $2,526 per year for a home worth the median value of $177,000. Johnson County collects, on average, 1.43% of a property's assessed fair market value as property tax.
Johnson County has one of the highest median property taxes in the United States, and is ranked 272nd of the 3143 counties in order of median property taxes.
The average yearly property tax paid by Johnson County residents amounts to about 3.38% of their yearly income. Johnson County is ranked 420th of the 3143 counties for property taxes as a percentage of median income.
And here's a supporting source, a calculator to see just how high Johnson County taxes are, type in your zip code: https://smartasset.com/taxes/iowa-property-tax-calculator#dNpydQiBEe
And here's the dirty little trick Sullivan played, he focuses on the RURAL levy in spewing his The Johnson County Rural levy ranks 47 out of Iowa’s 99 counties statement. He manipulates that to make his BOGUS Johnson County isn't the highest taxed argument.
The TRUTH is, rural levies are only PART of the tax formula.
From the Legislative Services Agency:
B. County Levies
A county is permitted by statute to impose two primary, or basic, levies. The rural services levy is imposed only against property located in the unincorporated areas of the county and is deposited in the rural services fund to pay for those services provided primarily to the residents of the unincorporated areas of the county.3
Rod Sullivan only wrote about taxes affecting the unincorporated areas of Johnson County with his rural focus, a.k.a. misdirection, the other primary levy he INTENTIONALLY left out is the city levy. Last time I checked, Johnson County had cities in it. Never mind all the OTHER LEVIES that are assessed in Johnson County via property taxes.
The argument issued by the Solon area farmer, that Johnson County property taxes are the highest in the state is VALID.
Rod 'Pinocchio' Sullivan, a.k.a. bullshitter, continues to lie to the people he 'represents' at every given 'opportunity'.... Why re-elect a complete liar? His nose is ever-growing.
On Tuesday, Dec. 24, Wednesday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, the city's administrative offices, including City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Circle, will be closed for the holidays. Other services will be closed or have adjusted hours as follows. Library The North Liberty Community Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24,…
Children of North Liberty are invited to help find mischievous elves who are hanging out in North Liberty. Reports of elf tracks are come in from across town. Here's how kids can join the search: Santa needs your help finding his elves hiding out around town. 1️⃣ Pick up your guide at the Community Center 2️⃣ Visit shops…