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Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 10:32 a.m. CDT

Mount Ayr City Council, 6 p.m. today, meeting room.

Agenda includes: public forum; Snyder and Associates: consider adopting water system study and rate analysis; consider action to approve Live Healthy Iowa 5K route April 12 event date; 2013 water systems improvements: KM King pay applications No. 3, community development block grant draw down request No. 5 and SRF draw down requisition No. 4; Ed Rotert, Mount Ayr Fire Department: request for action to approve 28E agreements with Red Oak and Clarinda fire departments and Adams County and Cass County sheriff’s departments; set date for public hearing on proposed budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014; resolution on application for tax abatement for William H. French; Superintendent Wise report; treasurer’s report; claims.

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Lenox School Board, 6 p.m. today, high school.

Agenda includes: 6 p.m. presentation of the 2014-15 school calendar for discussion; second reading to amend policy 602.20; discussion on contract reduction; new hires; E-rate proposal; 2014-15 technology budget; presentation and possible approval of elementary parking lot and playground fence design plans; painting bids; consider 2014-15 capital outlay expenses; presentation of 2013-14 Iowa assessment results; consider MAP assessment and Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium membership purchase; secondary educational programming changes; first reading to amend policy 605.4; purchase of computers for pilot one-on-one program; 2014-15 school calendar; continue sharing wrestling program with Bedford; sharing agreement with Prescott to share librarian and guidance services, Villisca to share agricultural teacher and Creston to share physical education for the 2014-15 school year; discussion of pay increase for officials; administration/board reports; consider entering into three closed sessions per Iowa Code 21.5(1)i.

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Creston City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chambers, restored Creston Depot.

Agenda includes: public forum; public hearing on the city making application for financial assistance with the USDA Rural Development to partially finance the purchase of a new police cruiser; construction payment No. 3 of $3,415.22 to Kimrey Electric for work completed on the airport lighting improvements project; immediate safety enhancement (ISE) application for Creston Municipal Airport for an existing height limitation easement for the approach to runway end 34; set bid date for 2 p.m. March 13 and public hearing and bid letting 6 p.m. March 18 for airport pavement maintenance project; appoint Tadd Carr to the Airport Commission with term expiring Nov. 11, 2015; revised professional services agreement with Calhoun-Burns and Associates for Phase I preliminary design phase engineering for the replacement of Adams Street Bridge over Lake McKinley; request from Creston Middle School Student government class to change the name of Parkway Street to Patriotic Parkway based on recommendation of Planning and Zoning Commission; set public hearing 6 p.m March 4 for the purpose of accepting comment on Ordinance No. 14-151 amending chapter 136 Section 3 and adding new subsections 4 and 5 provisions pertaining to sidewalk regulations; discuss and possibly take action on request to open Park Street north of Howard Street; discussion of Chapter 10 commercial property tax exemptions; discussion of Sontag Property Development/Cottonwood subdivision.

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