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Posted on: June 5, 2018

28th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA Planned July 28

A community celebration of the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is planned for Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The event will feature a pre-game picnic at 3:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

1,000 Miles of Green Infrastructure to Be Added to Linn County Roads

Roadside Habitat

Miles and miles of secondary roadsides in Linn County will be blooming with native flowers and milkweed in the coming years. A new public-private partnership between Linn County and the Monarch Research Project (MRP) will add pollinator habitat to 1,000 m...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Linn County Accepting Applications for Economic Development Funds

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from organizations seeking economic development funding from Linn County. The economic development fund is used to enhance the quality of life throughout Linn County by fostering and suppo...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Supervisor John Harris Delivers State of the County Address

2018 State of the County - John Harris

Linn County Supervisor Chair John Harris delivered the 13th annual State of the County address on May 30, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. The State of the County luncheon was open to the public and hosted by the League of Women Voter...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Iowa Mowing Laws Designed to Protect Habitats

Roadside Habitat

The Linn County Secondary Road Department and the Linn County Conservation Department remind county residents to protect roadside habitat for nesting game birds, song birds and pollinators this spring and early summer.

According to Iowa Code 314.17, mowing...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Linn County Breaks Ground for Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building

Group photo of Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building Groundbreaking

More than 100 people joined Linn County officials and Harris family members on May 18 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building.

Upon completion, which is expected in late 2019, the Harris Building will...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

PAFR and CAFR Awards for FY17

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting f...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Adopts Inclusive Hiring Resolution

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today adopted an inclusive hiring practices resolution for Linn County positions. The resolution demonstrates Linn County’s commitment to equal employment opportunity for otherwise qualified individuals with ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Local High School Students Participate in Future Leaders of Linn County Event

Future Leaders Day group proclamation

On April 25, Linn County hosted 26 area high school students for Future Leaders of Linn County. This one-day event during National County Government Month engaged high school students in the government process by providing a hands-on, comprehensive learni...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Linn County Designated “SolSmart Gold” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

SolSmart Gold Award

Linn County received a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.

SolSmart is a national organization funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that helps local ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2018

New License Plates Coming Soon to County Treasurers’ Offices

New Iowa license plate with blue white and green

The new county standard license plates that were voted on at the Iowa State Fair last August are rolling off the production line! The new plates are being made at Iowa Prison Industries in Anamosa and will be arriving in county treasurers’ offic...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Linn County Announces Mental Health and Disability Services Fund Recipients

$2.1 Million for mental health and disability services funding

The Linn County Board of Supervisors announces 15 organizations will receive funds totaling $2.1 million from the Mental Health and Disability Services fund. Non-profit organizations must be located in Linn County and provide mental health and disability ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2019 Budget With Decrease in Levy Rate

Levy rate comparison chart showing Iowa's 6 largest urban counties

The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved Linn County's fiscal year 2019 budget on March 14, 2018, following the final public hearing for the FY19 budget, which runs July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Linn County’s total budget for FY19 is $117,980,000 and...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Linn County Board of Health Approves the Creation of a Steering Committee to Address Opioids

Linn County, IA – The Linn County Board of Health approved the formation of a steering committee to address the public health crisis associated with opioid use disorder locally at their meeting last week. For the last two years, Linn County Public Health ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Linn County Issues FY17 Annual Report

Report cover for Linn County FY17 annual report

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2017 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Linn County Conservation’s Pinicon Ridge County Park awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places funding

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Linn County Conservation’s Pinicon Ridge County Park awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places funding

LINN COUNTY, IA –December 20, 2017- Linn County Conservation is pleased to announce that is has been awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places grant funds for Pi...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers Appointed to Iowa Council on Homelessness

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers was appointed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. His term runs through June 30, 2018.

“I am truly honored to be selected to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. I am...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Linn County Receives Financial Reporting Award for 19th Consecutive Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to Linn County for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ended...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County Bulk Solar Purchase Program Announced

Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. The sun is shining for homeowners and commercial property owners across Linn County, as the Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County program commences this June. The program allows individua...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program.

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