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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Acquires New BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office recently took delivery of a BearCat® G2 armored rescue vehicle. The BearCat was purchased from Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsfield, MA.

Lenco is considered the most experienced and well-respected producer o...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Property Tax Statements to be Mailed Week of August 12

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The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements will be mailed the week of August 12. The first half of property taxes are due September 1. A penalty of one and one half percent will attach to each late payment beginning October 1, 2...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

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Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Members

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill two voluntary appointments on its Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission’s primary function is to help identify, preserve and protect historic ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Returns in 2019

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Grow Solar Linn County, an education and group purchasing program for solar photovoltaic systems, returns for a second year in the communities of Linn County. This program helps local property owners add solar technology to their properties through commun...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Linn County Public Health Expands Iowa’s First Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is expanding the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood appliances with cleaner bur...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorpo...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Linn County Welcomes Summer Interns

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Linn County has hired 17 interns this summer who will gain valuable hands-on experience in various career fields. This year’s interns are working alongside County staff in Human Resources, Planning and Development, Public Health, the Secondary R...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Secondary Road Department to use Native Grass and Wildflower Seeds to Improve Roadway Function

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Linn County has received native grass and flowering broadleaf species seed for roadway plantings that will help improve roadway safety and habitats. 

Thanks to partnerships with the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Progra...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to 10 Local Non-Profits

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to 10 non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

The Linn County Historic Pr...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

Supervisor Stacey Walker speaking at the State of the County

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.

During his presentation, Supervisor Walker...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Jindrich Named Linn County Finance Director

Dawn Jindrich

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: 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.

Throughout the ...

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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: 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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