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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Economic and Community Development Fund Applications Now Being Accepted

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from organizations seeking economic and community development funding from Linn County. The Economic and Community Development Fund is used to enhance the quality of life throughout Linn C...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Linn County Sheriff's Office Receives Credible Leadership Organization Certification

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The Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development (CJC-CLD®) conferred Credible Law Enforcement Organization certification upon the Linn County Sheriff’s Office on May 21, 2019, making it one of only two law enforcement agencies in the n...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Iowa DNR Hosts Open House on Updated Floodplain Maps

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host an open house where residents of Linn County can view proposed updated floodplain maps. The open house will be held Thursday, May 30, from 5:00 p.m...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Linn County Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

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Linn County governmental offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services
  • The Sheriff’s Office will be closed; however, continuous ope...
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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Road Construction on East Post Road

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Road construction is scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 15 on East Post Road between Fox Meadow Drive and Cottage Grove Woods. The asphalt paving project is expected to last 3-4 weeks. 

The road will remain open during construction and traffic w...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

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Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker presented Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s State of the County address on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Iowa Mowing Laws Designed to Protect Roadside Habitats

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

According to Iowa Code 314.17, mowing...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Jindrich Named Linn County Finance Director

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has named Dawn Jindrich to be the next Linn County Finance Director. The 8-member interview committee unanimously recommended Jindrich for the role. Jindrich is currently the Linn County Budget Director, a position she...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

View a map of Road Embargoes

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Severe winter conditions combined with a wet spring have resulted in embargoes on many secondary roads in Linn and surrounding counties. State law provides counties with the ability to limit vehicle weights for up to 90 days per year. Linn County uses thi...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Local Students Get Hands-on Experience with County Government

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On April 24, Linn County hosted approximately 50 area high school students for Future Leaders of Linn County. This one-day event during National County Government Month engaged high school students in the government process by providing a hands-on, compre...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

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Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative highlight...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Voting Rights Restoration Process Letters Mailed to Eligible Linn County Residents

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On March 12, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a simplified process for felons to apply to have their voting rights restored. Linn County Election Services mailed a letter today to approximately 3,000 Linn County residents who have completed thei...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2020 Budget With No Change in Levy Rate

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2020 budget which runs July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The FY20 budget of $157.3 million maintains the countywide levy rate of $5.84 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The rural levy ra...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

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Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Welcome to the newly redesigned Linn County website!

The new LinnCounty.org offers more user-friendly features with a variety of enhancements to elevate your online experience and make doing business online with the County faster and easier.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 23rd Consecutive Year

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 23rd consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: February 2, 2019

Linn County Issues FY18 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PDF) (PAFR). 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...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Task Force Begins Next Phase

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The City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District announce a partnership with the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation to establish a fund to address inter-relational factors that lead to youth violence in Cedar Ra...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Mental Health, Obesity, and Safety Identified as Top Health Issues in Linn County

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The Together! Healthy Linn Steering Committee, which oversees and guides the Linn County Community Health Improvement Plan, has identified Mental Health, Obesity, and Safety as the top three health related issues to focus on from 2019 through 2021. The se...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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At a joint meeting on Friday, October 12, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair John Harris jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY18 Annual Report.

“The annual report highlights the signif...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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Linn County is getting a new look! The County recently developed a new brand in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve its customers.

The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Linn County Treasurer’s Office Now Shows Wait Times Online

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The Linn County Treasurer’s Office has launched a new tool to help customers who access services from the Treasurer’s Office. Customers can now find the current average wait time in the Treasurer’s Office by visiting Linn County’s website. The li...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

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

Linn County Supervisors and the Harris Family breaking ground on the new Harris Building

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Adopts Inclusive Hiring Resolution

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

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