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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.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Linn County Celebrates National County Government Month in April

NCGM-2018

Each year, Linn County joins the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating April as National County Government Month. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of county services and programs and to showcase the County’s role in provi...

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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: April 5, 2018

Linn County Code of Ordinances Updated on Website

Linn County has restructured the way the County Code of Ordinances is listed and viewed on the County website. The changes made in partnership with MuniCode allow customers to easily navigate and search all of the County ordinances.

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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: February 14, 2018

Linn County Receives Award for Reaching Paving Project Milestone

Steve Gannon accepting award

The Linn County Secondary Road Department was honored on February 8 at the Iowa Concrete Paving Association’s Annual Luncheon for becoming the fourth county in the state to achieve 200 miles of slipformed concrete pavement. Linn County ...

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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: February 15, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 40 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Linn County Engineer Steve Gannon Announces Retirement

Linn County Engineer Steve Gannon

Linn County Engineer Steve Gannon has announced he will retire April 13, 2018 after 40 years of service to Linn County.

Gannon joined the Linn County Engineer and Secondary Road Department as the County Bridge Engineer in 1974 after graduating from Iowa St...

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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: December 6, 2017

Text-to-911 Operational at all Linn County 911 Centers

All Linn County Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), including the Cedar Rapids Joint Communications Center, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion Police Department, have text-to-911 capabilities. All three PSAPs have completed necessary u...

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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: March 15, 2017

Linn County Adopts Fiscal Year 2018 Budget With No Increase in Countywide Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate.  The unanimous vote followed a publ...

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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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