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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Releases First Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

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Linn County is pleased to announce it has released the County’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory (PDF) and now joins the hundreds of other local governments that have completed their GHG gas inventories. 

The report, prepar...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Public Health Adopts CDC Guidance and Recommends Masks Indoors

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) face-covering recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated in...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Rent Assistance is Available

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If you are in need of immediate rental assistance due to an pending eviction, gap payment coverage is available to cover rent for up to two months IF your landlord agrees to stop the eviction. This provides time for you to apply for the full Emergency Ren...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties Reaches Second Goal

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The Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties program has met its second goal of 150 collective kilowatts (kW), resulting in a larger discount to all participants. The limited-time program gives people access to solar education and competitive prices for solar i...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Read our Latest Week in Review

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The Friday Week in Review for July 30, 2021 is now available.

Read the Week in Review to find out the latest County news, important services, recaps from the Board of Supervisors' meetings, and more!

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Local Option Sales Tax Resolutions Put Extension Vote on November Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved resolutions that will allow Linn County voters in unincorporated Linn County as well as the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the portion of Walford located in Linn County to v...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Resolution Puts Gambling Reauthorization Vote on November 2021 Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution (PDF) that will allow Linn County voters to decide on Nov. 2, 2021, whether to reauthorize gambling games in Linn County. Per state statute, this measure must be voted on and approved twice, w...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

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Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one tool that is used as part of the assess...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coggon Solar LLC Submits Application for Utility-Scale Solar Project in Linn County

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Coggon Solar LLC has submitted its application to Linn County Planning & Development for a utility-scale solar project in Linn County.

The application is posted on Linn County’s website

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Mental Health Access Center Expands Walk-in Hours

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Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center has expanded its walk-in hours effective today. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can walk into the Access Center without a...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Linn County LIFTS to Resume Bus Fare Collection July 1

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Linn County LIFTS (LIFTS) will resume collecting bus fares on Thursday, July 1, 2021. LIFTS suspended fares on March 18, 2020, as one of many safety measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Innovative Linn County Resiliency Hub Planned at Fillmore Building

Linn County Resiliency Hub

Linn County is creating the first-ever Linn County Resiliency Hub (LCRH) focused on providing access to three initial critical resources: electricity, actionable information, and local and nutritious food. The derecho storm event of August 2020 revealed t...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Grow Solar Group Buy Program Reaches First Milestone; Several Educational Sessions Remain

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Nine households in Linn and Johnson counties are on their way to getting clean solar energy for their homes. With these “sunny day” investments, Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties has met its first goal of 50 collective kilowatts (kW),...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties, a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses, is expanding its outreach. Recorded “Solar Power Hours” featuring English and Spanish captions, as well a...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended for Derecho-Damaged Structures

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through August 10, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point, ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

2021 Linn County Secondary Road Construction Season Underway

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The 2021 construction and maintenance projects are beginning on Linn County secondary roads, with more than 30 projects and two bridge updates planned. 

Construction on County Home Road and the C Avenue Extension is already underway. The improveme...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

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Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County, Providers Cut Ribbon at New Mental Health Access Center

People cutting the ribbon at the Mental Health Access Center

Linn County and its partners—Abbe Health, Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Foundation 2, and Penn Center—celebrated the completion of Linn County’s first Mental Health Access Center with a ribbon cutting on March 5, 2021.

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Linn Co Attorney Releases Official Report on Investigation into Use of Deadly Force on Arnell States

On April 30, 2021, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) referred their investigative file to the Linn County Attorney’s Office requesting a legal review of an officer involved shooting (OIS) incident involving Cedar Rapids police of...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Attorney’s Office Completes Investigation into the Shooting Death of Joshua Lathrop

The Linn County Attorney’s Office has completed an investigation into the May 30, 2020 shooting death of Joshua Lathrop, age 31, at the Sunset Village Mobile Home Park in Hiawatha. The investigation showed an initial confrontation between two pe...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Linn County Wins Five National Communication Awards

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The Linn County Communications Department earned five national communication and marketing awards at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Annual Conference September 5 in Denver, CO.

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CM...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Announcing the New Week in Review

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Linn County is excited to announce a new way for residents to stay informed and learn more about the work of Linn County! 

The Week in Review highlights Linn County action and news from the current week, provides updates from the Board of Supervis...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

Aerial photo of waterway and trees at Wanatee Park

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s o...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Construction to Begin in June with Intermittent Closures

Cedar Valley Nature trail - paving map from Center Point to Urbana

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will experience intermittent closures between Center Point and Urbana starting June 1 for trail improvements, including hard surfacing. This six-mile segment, between Ash Lane just north of Center Point and Highway 150 west o...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties, a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses, is expanding its outreach. Recorded “Solar Power Hours” featuring English and Spanish captions, as well a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Let's go Camping!

camping at Linn County Conservation

Linn County Conservation campgrounds will open for the season at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 9. Whether you have been anxious to reconnect with nature, get away from the hustle and bustle, or spend some quality time with family, Linn County Conservation has s...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

Trees along river with Linn County logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

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In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation renames area Wanatee Park

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LINN COUNTY, IA September 28, 2020 – A thorough review of the name and reference of “squaw” has led the Linn County Conservation Board to approve changing the name Squaw Creek Park to Wanatee Park. After research and consideration of the park’s 9...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Reflecting on COVID-19 One-Year Anniversary

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Linn County’s first, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. Emotional responses to milestones like this are a normal—and common—reaction to moving forward though uncommon circumstan...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations, which include persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vuln...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Limited COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Persons 65 and Older Beginning January 26

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On Tuesday, January 26, individuals 65 years and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County. Today, MercyCare Clinics, UnityPoint Health Clinics and several independent health care providers will begin to contact their pr...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

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On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received notification on Novemb...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Arrives in Linn County

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County’s first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived today at Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital. Each hospital received 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to offer to frontline healthcare ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination will soon begin among certa...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges Residents to Review and Follow Holiday Guidance to Combat COVID-19

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Linn County residents have begun to decide how, and with whom, to celebrate the upcoming holidays as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb to all-time highs. At this time, the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 increases dramatically when individua...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Willow Gardens Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

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LINN COUNTY, IA – As of August 17, 2020, Willow Gardens Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in June. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two cons...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges All Residents to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when phys...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Linn Manor Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

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LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 26, 2020, Linn Manor Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in early-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two con...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Begins Phase Two of Reopening during Community Spread of COVID-19

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LINN COUNTY, IA – On May 14, 2020, Linn County Public Health released phased reopening guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations. The three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen in ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Cottage Grove Place Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

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LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 8, 2020, Cottage Grove Place, a long term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak which began impacting the facility in mid-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two consecutiv...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

May 27, 2021

For several months, Linn County Public Health has issued weekly COVID-19 Status Updates to keep the community informed of COVID-19 vaccine rollout and other important information related to COVID-19. Due to increasing vaccination rates, decrea...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

May 21, 2021

COVID-19 Prevention 

The Iowa House and Senate passed House file 847 on May 19, which Governor Reynolds signed into law on May 20. This new law in Iowa prohibits cities, counties and K-12 schools from mandating masks. The law ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

May 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

On Monday, May 10, 2021 the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. On Wednesday, May 12, the&...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

May 11, 2021

On Monday, May 10, 2021 the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. This approval by the FDA is an important step in reducing the burden of COVI...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

As of April 5, all Iowans age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine supply has increased significantly, and anyone that wants a vaccine should get their vaccine now. Getting a vac...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 30, 2021

On Monday, April 26, Linn County Public Health Clinic Supervisor Heather Meador and Linn County Board of Supervisor and Board of Health member Stacey Walker talked about the importance of getting vaccinated now in a Facebook Live event. Read...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

As of April 5, all Iowans age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine supply has increased significantly, and anyone that wants a vaccine should get their vaccine now. Informatio...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of April 5, all Iowans age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Information on Linn County vaccine providers can be found at LinnCounty.org/Vaccine. For vaccine provid...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 13, 2021

Immediate Pause on Use of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine 

Due to an immediate pause on the use of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, today’s Hy-Vee / Collins Aerospace Vaccine Clinic is cancelled. The appointments ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

As of April 5, all Iowans age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those age 16-17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine. Iowans age 18 and older can have the Pfizer, Moderna or John...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

As of April 5, all Iowans age 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those age 16-17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine. Iowans age 18 and older can have the Pfizer, Moderna or John...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

As vaccine supply increases, Linn County Public Health is prepared to hold large public clinics for eligible populations in addition to current methods of vaccine distribution. It will be important to off...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Linn County Public Health continues to work with local vaccine partners to offer vaccine to community members. Through April 2, adults age 65 and older may schedule a vaccine appointment at the Linn County Harris...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

March 19, 2021

Linn County Public Health held a virtual media briefing on March 18 to provide an update on Linn County COVID-19 vaccination and response efforts. Watch the video.

This week marks the one year anniversary of Linn County’s f...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things they had stopped doing because...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

March 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Linn County Public Health released additional information on vaccine allocation and distribution in response to the expanded eligibility criteria in a news release on March 7. The release provides addition...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

March 5, 2021

Linn County Public Health held a virtual media briefing on March 5 to provide an update on Linn County COVID-19 vaccination efforts due to the announcement of expanded eligibility criteria by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Watch...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 26, 2021

Third Vaccine Anticipated for Emergency Use

The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine from Johnson and Johnson was reviewed at the February 26, 2021 Food and Drug Administration meeting and was approved for emergency use. The Advisory Committee on Immu...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 19, 2021

Positive COVID-19 – The GOOD Kind!

For the first time since March 2020, there are no long-term care facilities or group homes in Linn County experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. 

Effective February 19, Linn Coun...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 12, 2021

Linn County Public Health held a virtual media briefing on February 8 to provide updates on Linn County COVID-19 response and Phase 1B vaccination efforts. Watch the video or read the news release.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination will begin Monday, February 1. This phase includes persons 65 and older and specific populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness. 

Cu...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination began Monday, February 1. This phase includes persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or sever...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Alert

Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health announced CVS and Walgreens in several Iowa counties, including Linn County, will have a limited number of doses available to individuals age 65 and older. This one time all...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 26, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Yesterday, Linn County COVID-19 response partners announced persons age 65 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County. Individuals 65 years and older may receive vaccine beginning Janua...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 15, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 response partners held a briefing on January 13. View the recording here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes vaccination recommendations for priority groups,...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update for January 21, 2021

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Phase 1B Vaccine Information Update

Linn County is currently in the first phase of vaccine distribution, or Phase 1A

On January 11, the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council made recommendations and Iowa Department of ...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes vaccination recommendations for priority groups, including those for COVID-19 vaccines, based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunizat...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

2021 Linn County Secondary Road Construction Season Underway

Road Work Ahead Sign

The 2021 construction and maintenance projects are beginning on Linn County secondary roads, with more than 30 projects and two bridge updates planned. 

Construction on County Home Road and the C Avenue Extension is already underway. The improveme...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

County Home Road Improvement Project Start Date Changed to April 14

COUNTY HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2021

The start date for the County Home Road improvement project has changed to April 14, 2021. County Home Road will be closed completely to through traffic from N Center Point Road to just east of C Ave Extension and will remain cl...

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Engineering & Secondary Road Department
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Improvement Project Set to Resume on County Home Road

COUNTY HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2021

Construction on County Home Road is scheduled to resume April 12, 2021. County Home Road will be closed completely to through traffic from N Center Point Road to just east of C Ave Extension and will remain closed for the entire...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Secondary Road Department Releases Five-Year Construction Plan

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department has released its five-year construction plan for 2021-2026. The plan outlines the department’s focus on repairing and rebuilding bridges rated as poor, maintaining the condition of the paved road network, improvin...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

Aerial photo of waterway and trees at Wanatee Park

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s o...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Linn County LIFTS to Resume Bus Fare Collection July 1

LIFTS Bus 2

Linn County LIFTS (LIFTS) will resume collecting bus fares on Thursday, July 1, 2021. LIFTS suspended fares on March 18, 2020, as one of many safety measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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LIFTS
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Linn County LIFTS Continues to Require Masks Aligning with Federal Transit Regulation

LIFTS Bus 2

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to lift the pandemic mask requirement across the state, effective Sunday, February 7, 2021. Other local mandates have also loosened in recent weeks. For the safety and protectio...

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LIFTS
Posted on: March 19, 2021

LIFTS Employees Now PASS Certified

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Linn County LIFTS is excited to announce that all LIFTS employees are now PASS certified by the Community Transportation Association of America. PASS, which stands for Passenger Assistance, Safety and Sensitivity, is a driver training program that is the ...

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LIFTS

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County, Providers Cut Ribbon at New Mental Health Access Center

People cutting the ribbon at the Mental Health Access Center

Linn County and its partners—Abbe Health, Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Foundation 2, and Penn Center—celebrated the completion of Linn County’s first Mental Health Access Center with a ribbon cutting on March 5, 2021.

“This is the culminati...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Releases First Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

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Linn County is pleased to announce it has released the County’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory (PDF) and now joins the hundreds of other local governments that have completed their GHG gas inventories. 

The report, prepared by the ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Public Health Adopts CDC Guidance and Recommends Masks Indoors

COVID-19 Update

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) face-covering recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated in...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties Reaches Second Goal

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The Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties program has met its second goal of 150 collective kilowatts (kW), resulting in a larger discount to all participants. The limited-time program gives people access to solar education and competitive prices for solar i...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Public Invited to Help Create Public Art with Mosaic Tiles

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Join Us!

As part of Linn County’s commitment to public art, the Linn County Public Art Commission invites the public to participate in creating a mosaic that, when complete, will be installed inside the Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building. 

WHEN: ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Local Option Sales Tax Resolutions Put Extension Vote on November Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved resolutions that will allow Linn County voters in unincorporated Linn County as well as the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the portion of Walford located in Linn County to v...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Resolution Puts Gambling Reauthorization Vote on November 2021 Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution (PDF) that will allow Linn County voters to decide on Nov. 2, 2021, whether to reauthorize gambling games in Linn County. Per state statute, this measure must be voted on and approved twice, w...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

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Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one tool that is used as part of the assess...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coggon Solar LLC Submits Application for Utility-Scale Solar Project in Linn County

Solar panels

Coggon Solar LLC has submitted its application to Linn County Planning & Development for a utility-scale solar project in Linn County.

The application is posted on Linn County’s website

Next Steps

A utility-scale solar project requires an appl...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Mental Health Access Center Expands Walk-in Hours

Lobby of Mental Health Access Center

Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center has expanded its walk-in hours effective today. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can walk into the Access Center without a...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Innovative Linn County Resiliency Hub Planned at Fillmore Building

Linn County Resiliency Hub

Linn County is creating the first-ever Linn County Resiliency Hub (LCRH) focused on providing access to three initial critical resources: electricity, actionable information, and local and nutritious food. The derecho storm event of August 2020 revealed t...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Linn County LIFTS to Resume Bus Fare Collection July 1

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Linn County LIFTS (LIFTS) will resume collecting bus fares on Thursday, July 1, 2021. LIFTS suspended fares on March 18, 2020, as one of many safety measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Passengers are still required to we...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Grow Solar Group Buy Program Reaches First Milestone; Several Educational Sessions Remain

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Nine households in Linn and Johnson counties are on their way to getting clean solar energy for their homes. With these “sunny day” investments, Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties has met its first goal of 50 collective kilowatts (kW), bringing a discount...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Moody’s Assigns Aaa Rating to Linn County’s General Obligation Bonds

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Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aaa rating to Linn County’s $5.1 million general obligation (GO) Water and Land Legacy Bonds, Series 2021A, reflecting Linn County’s continued financial stability and commitment to be responsible stewards of public...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Construction to Begin in June with Intermittent Closures

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The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will experience intermittent closures between Center Point and Urbana starting June 1 for trail improvements, including hard surfacing. This six-mile segment, between Ash Lane just north of Center Point and Highway 150 west o...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Supervisors Lift Linn County Face Covering Regulation

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today (May 24, 2021) rescinded Linn County’s face covering regulation and lifted the requirement for masks inside County buildings. The decisions take effect immediately. These actions were a 2-1 vote, with Supervisor ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

Grow Solar Logo

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties, a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses, is expanding its outreach. Recorded “Solar Power Hours” featuring English and Spanish captions, as well a...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended for Derecho-Damaged Structures

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through August 10, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point, ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Derecho Debris Removal from Waterways

Tree debris under a bridge

Linn County has approved a contract with Ceres Environmental, Inc. to remove derecho storm debris from waterways in Linn County. The primary goal of the project is to protect infrastructure and waterways by removing debris from natural waterways that coul...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Recording of Linn County’s State of the County Event Now Available

Stacey Walker

This past year was marked by a global pandemic, destructive and extreme weather events, and a Movement for social change. Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker addressed these challenges head-on during Linn County’s virtual State of the County addres...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

2021 Linn County Secondary Road Construction Season Underway

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The 2021 construction and maintenance projects are beginning on Linn County secondary roads, with more than 30 projects and two bridge updates planned. 

Construction on County Home Road and the C Avenue Extension is already underway. The improveme...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mental Health Access Center to Begin Daytime Walk-in Hours April 26

Lobby of Mental Health Access Center

Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center will begin offering daytime walk-in hours on April 26, 2021. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis will be able to walk into th...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

ATV Ordinance Reminders in Linn County

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In 2020, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles on certain county roads in unincorporated Linn County. The approval followed multiple public input sessions. ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

County Home Road Improvement Project Start Date Changed to April 14

COUNTY HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2021

The start date for the County Home Road improvement project has changed to April 14, 2021. County Home Road will be closed completely to through traffic from N Center Point Road to just east of C Ave Extension and will remain cl...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Amends the Unified Development Code to Allow Small Animals

SMALL ANIMAL ORDINANCE

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. The change takes effect on April 14 after pub...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Improvement Project Set to Resume on County Home Road

COUNTY HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2021

Construction on County Home Road is scheduled to resume April 12, 2021. County Home Road will be closed completely to through traffic from N Center Point Road to just east of C Ave Extension and will remain closed for the entire...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

Trees along river with Linn County logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

Linn County was not...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Reflecting on COVID-19 One-Year Anniversary

Words We Push Forward

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Linn County’s first, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. Emotional responses to milestones like this are a normal—and common—reaction to moving forward though uncommon circumstances. Grief is the pain of loss...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Secondary Road Department Releases Five-Year Construction Plan

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department has released its five-year construction plan for 2021-2026. The plan outlines the department’s focus on repairing and rebuilding bridges rated as poor, maintaining the condition of the paved road network, improvin...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

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In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County, Providers Cut Ribbon at New Mental Health Access Center

People cutting the ribbon at the Mental Health Access Center

Linn County and its partners—Abbe Health, Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Foundation 2, and Penn Center—celebrated the completion of Linn County’s first Mental Health Access Center with a ribbon cutting on March 5, 2021.

“This is the culminati...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Announcing the New Week in Review

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Linn County is excited to announce a new way for residents to stay informed and learn more about the work of Linn County! 

The Week in Review highlights Linn County action and news from the current week, provides updates from the Board of Supervis...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

COVID-19 Update

As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations, which include persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vulnerable to high ris...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Linn County LIFTS Announces Transportation Assistance for COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Linn County LIFTS today will begin providing free next-day rides for County residents in need of transportation assistance to scheduled and confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors wants to ensure no barriers, inclu...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Linn County Welcomes New Planning & Development Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

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On Feb. 5, 2021, after 20 years as director of Linn County’s Planning & Development Department, Les Beck will retire. Planning & Zoning Division Manager Charlie Nichols will succeed Beck as director.

Beck was hired as Linn County’s director of Plan...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s o...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received notification on Novemb...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Board of Supervisors Commits to Equitable Climate Action

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a new climate resolution (PDF) prioritizing the voices of vulnerable communities in climate action within Linn County. The resolution commits to accelerated action to address the climate crisis in collaboration ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Update

Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination will soon begin among certa...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Revolving Loan Fund Helps Homeowners Repair Derecho Damage

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Three months after the derecho that devastated much of Linn County, housing remains one of the most pressing needs. A new revolving loan fund has been established to help homeowners repair homes that were damaged in the storm. 

Cedar Rapids Bank &...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Stay Safe After Storms

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cle...

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Linn County Front Page News

News Flash

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mental Health Access Center to Begin Daytime Walk-in Hours April 26

Lobby of Mental Health Access Center

Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center will begin offering daytime walk-in hours on April 26, 2021. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis will be able to walk into th...

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Mental Health Access Center
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County, Providers Cut Ribbon at New Mental Health Access Center

People cutting the ribbon at the Mental Health Access Center

Linn County and its partners—Abbe Health, Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Foundation 2, and Penn Center—celebrated the completion of Linn County’s first Mental Health Access Center with a ribbon cutting on March 5, 2021.

“This is the culminati...

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Mental Health Access Center

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coggon Solar LLC Submits Application for Utility-Scale Solar Project in Linn County

Solar panels

Coggon Solar LLC has submitted its application to Linn County Planning & Development for a utility-scale solar project in Linn County.

The application is posted on Linn County’s website

Next Steps

A utility-scale solar project requires an appl...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended for Derecho-Damaged Structures

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through August 10, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point, ...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Amends the Unified Development Code to Allow Small Animals

SMALL ANIMAL ORDINANCE

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. The change takes effect on April 14 after pub...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Linn County Welcomes New Planning & Development Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

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On Feb. 5, 2021, after 20 years as director of Linn County’s Planning & Development Department, Les Beck will retire. Planning & Zoning Division Manager Charlie Nichols will succeed Beck as director.

Beck was hired as Linn County’s director of Plan...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Linn County Announces Changes to Unified Development Code and Building Division Service Area

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The Linn County Planning and Development Department announces the following updates that are now in effect:

Unified Development Code

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in ...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Requesting Temporary Use Permits in Unincorporated Linn County

Temporary Use Permits

Linn County reminds residents and groups planning public events in unincorporated Linn County that they must apply for a temporary use permit. Permits are required when the type of event planned is not a permitted use within the zoning district where the ...

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Planning & Development

News Flash

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

Together! Healthy Linn

Linn County, IA – Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one to...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Grow Solar Group Buy Program Reaches First Milestone; Several Educational Sessions Remain

Grow Solar Logo

Nine households in Linn and Johnson counties are on their way to getting clean solar energy for their homes. With these “sunny day” investments, Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties has met its first goal of 50 collective kilowatts (kW), bringing a discount...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Linn County Public Health Honored at Tribute to Heroes Virtual Event

Linn County Public Health Honored at Tribute to Heroes Virtual Event

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health was honored by the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, accepting the Freedom Festival Heroes recognition on behalf of Frontline Workers and Medical Professionals and Staff at the Tribute to Heroes dinner on Monday, M...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

Grow Solar Logo

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties, a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses, is expanding its outreach. Recorded “Solar Power Hours” featuring English and Spanish captions, as well a...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Expanded Eligibility Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is making changes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution strategies for county vaccine, effective March 14, 2021. These changes are due to the announcement on March 4 by the Iowa Depart...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations, which include persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific popula...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Limited COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Persons 65 and Older Beginning January 26

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On Tuesday, January 26, individuals 65 years and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County. Today, MercyCare Clinics, UnityPoint Health Clinics and several independent health care providers will begin to contac...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) rec...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Arrives in Linn County

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County’s first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived today at Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital. Each hospital received 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to ...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges Residents to Review and Follow Holiday Guidance to Combat COVID-19

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County residents have begun to decide how, and with whom, to celebrate the upcoming holidays as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb to all-time highs. At this time, the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 increases...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Linn County. The increase in cases in a short period of time is straining local contact tracing resources, and leading to delays in the contact tracing process. The contact tr...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Linn County Public Health Epidemiologist Honored With National Award

Linn County Public Health

Linn County, IA - Dr. Amy Hockett, epidemiologist with Linn County Public Health, is the 2020 recipient of the Innovation in Public Health Award from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Council of Affiliates (CoA). Dr. Hockett is one...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminder to Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Influenza is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Linn County Public Health urges everyone to take steps now to protect yourself and those around you from...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Local Businesses Rely on Strict Adherence to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – In response to an alarming spike in the number of COVID-19 cases reported over the last two consecutive weeks, largely among 18 to 40 year olds and particularly among a smaller subset of younger adults, ages 19-24, Linn County&...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 27, 2020

New Public Health Disaster Proclamation Impacts Linn County Food and Beverage Establishments

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County is one of six Iowa counties that will begin additional mitigation measures to slow community spread of COVID-19. During a news conference earlier today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the order in a proclamation th...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Rural Landowners of Open Burning Rules for Storm Debris

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County reminds landowners that while open burning of organic storm debris is permissible outside of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and Robins some restrictions still apply:

  • A landowner may only burn organic materials from ...
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Public Health
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Willow Gardens Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of August 17, 2020, Willow Gardens Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in June. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two cons...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Stay Safe After Storms

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cle...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges All Residents to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when phys...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Linn Manor Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 26, 2020, Linn Manor Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in early-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two con...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Begins Phase Two of Reopening during Community Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On May 14, 2020, Linn County Public Health released phased reopening guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations. The three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen in ...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Cottage Grove Place Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 8, 2020, Cottage Grove Place, a long term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak which began impacting the facility in mid-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two consecutiv...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...

Public Health

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline to get a REAL ID (gold star) on your driver’s license to May 3, 2023. If you fly commercially you will either need a REAL ID license or ID or another acceptable identity d...

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Recorder's Office

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Releases First Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

Cover of Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Linn County is pleased to announce it has released the County’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and now joins the hundreds of other local governments that have completed their GHG gas inventories. 

The report, prepared by the Linn C...

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Sustainability
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Innovative Linn County Resiliency Hub Planned at Fillmore Building

Linn County Resiliency Hub

Linn County is creating the first-ever Linn County Resiliency Hub (LCRH) focused on providing access to three initial critical resources: electricity, actionable information, and local and nutritious food. The derecho storm event of August 2020 revealed t...

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Sustainability
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties, a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses, is expanding its outreach. Recorded “Solar Power Hours” featuring English and Spanish captions, as well a...

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Sustainability
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

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In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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Sustainability

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purcha...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2021

New Odometer Statement Requirements for Title Transfers on Older Vehicles

As a protection for consumers, federal and state laws require an odometer disclosure statement when the title of a vehicle 10 model years old or newer is transferred. The odometer disclosure statement is typically completed on the backside of the title. T...

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