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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: June 18, 2021

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The Friday Week in Review for June 18, 2021 is now available.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to Ten Local Non-Profits

LINN COUNTY AWARDS HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to ten non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

 

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Limited Use of Consumer Fireworks Allowed in Unincorporated Linn County

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As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Linn County reminds the public that use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County is allowed only during the following timeframes:

  • July 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • December 31 between the hou...
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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Linn County Accepting Applications for Economic and Community Development Funds

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for Linn County’s Economic and Community Development Fund. The Economic and Community Development Fund was established to foster and support economic growth and enhance quality of life in ...

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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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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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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 24, 2021

Linn County Lifts 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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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: May 4, 2021

Mowing Roadside Vegetation Prohibited Until July 15 to Protect Roadside Habitats

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department and the Linn County Conservation Department remind county residents that state law prohibits mowing roadside vegetation in the rights-of-way or medians on any primary highway, interstate highway, or secon...

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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: April 8, 2021

Dust Control Signup Now Open

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Dust control sign up began April 1 for residents in unincorporated Linn County. The Linn County Secondary Road Department is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, staff is working and able to help residents complete the d...

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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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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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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: 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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