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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins Thursday, June 22 for Special County Election

Early, absentee voting begins June 22 for the Linn County Special Election to Choose a County Representation Plan. Election Day is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. 

Voting In-Person: Beginning, Thursday, June 22, individuals may vote in-person at the Elec...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Polling Location Changes for Linn County August 1 Special Election

In response to public feedback and in an effort to better serve the voters of Linn County, Linn County Election Services has established the following polling location changes for future countywide elections including the August 1, 2017 special county ele...

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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: May 26, 2017

Mount Vernon Road SE Construction to Begin May 30

A paving project on Mount Vernon Road SE from just east of East Post Road to Vernon Valley Drive is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 30. The project is expected to take five months for completion. The majority of the project will be constructed under traff...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission Appointed

A five-member temporary redistricting commission was appointed by the Linn County Board of Supervisors on May 15, 2017. Iowa code instructs the Board of Supervisors to establish the Commission by May 15, 2017 following the November 2016 election where Lin...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Linn County Supervisors Name Future County Building after Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris

Full audience at Harris Building Naming May 22 2017

The building will house Linn County Public Health and Child & Youth Development Services

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to honor the late community icons Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris by naming the new Linn County Public Hea...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Linn County Approves Updated Social Host Ordinance

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an updated Social Host ordinance that adds controlled substances to the ordinance. The original ordinance, approved in 2009, included alcohol only. This was the third and final reading of the ordinance. ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Linn County Receives Aaa Bond Rating on General Obligation Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service has announced it has assigned a Aaa rating to Linn County’s $7.3 million Taxable General Obligation Urban Renewal County Purpose Bonds, Series 2017A. Concurrently, Moody’s maintains the Aaa rating on the County’s outstanding gene...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Linn County Receives Financial Reporting Award for 28th Consecutive Year

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Iowa Mowing Laws Designed to Protect Roadside Habitats

photo of roadside vegetation

Mowing roadside vegetation is restricted until July 15

 

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 th...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Linn County Officials Present State of the County Address

Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson gave the main address at today’s 12th annual State of the County luncheon at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids during National County Government Month. His theme was “The Power of One, The Power of Many.” The...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Linn County Public Health Reminds Parents of New School Immunization Requirement

Linn County Public Health reminds Linn County parents a new immunization requirement will be in effect next school year for all students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades. The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received o...

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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: February 16, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors Award $81,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $81,614 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 39 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors signs proclamation affirming support for diversity

Group gathered for Diversity Proclamation

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today (Feb. 8, 2017) signed a proclamation affirming support for religious, ethnic and cultural diversity during the Board’s formal meeting.

The proclamation cites religious, cultural and ethnic diversity enriches the q...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Linn County issues FY16 annual report

FY16 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

Linn County’s fiscal year 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to kee...

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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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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation