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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Absentee Voting Begins Monday, Nov. 20 for Cedar Rapids Run-off Election

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Early, absentee voting begins Monday, November 20 in Linn County for the Cedar Rapids Run-off Election. This includes the races for Cedar Rapids mayor and Cedar Rapids Council Member for District 5.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Linn County Seeks Logo Review Committee Members

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Linn County is seeking two members of the public to serve on its Logo Review Committee as part of the County’s Logo Redesign Challenge. The committee will also include seven Linn County employees for a total of nine members. The committee will r...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Linn County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24. Regular business hours resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Di...
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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting grant applications for the fiscal year 2018 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Linn County Public Health Receives Funds to Support Emerging Public Health Issues, Opioid Abuse

Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance committed $40,000 to Linn County Public Health.

During its annual Board meeting, the Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance committed $40,000 to Linn County Public Health in support of its work associated with emerging public health issues, such as opioid abuse.

“We are deeply grateful for this generous suppo...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 22nd Consecutive Year

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Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 22nd consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers Appointed to Iowa Council on Homelessness

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers was appointed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. His term runs through June 30, 2018.

“I am truly honored to be selected to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. I am...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Linn County Supervisors Sign Resolution in Support of Paris Agreement

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a resolution supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and approved Linn County’s registration in the “We Are Still In” Coalition.

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Linn County Receives Financial Reporting Award for 19th Consecutive Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to Linn County for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ended...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Linn County Public Health Reminds Parents of New School Immunization Requirement

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County Bulk Solar Purchase Program Announced

Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. The sun is shining for homeowners and commercial property owners across Linn County, as the Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County program commences this June. The program allows individua...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

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

Full audience at Harris Building Naming May 22 2017

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

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

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Linn County Temporary Redistricting Commission Appointed

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

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Linn County Approves Updated Social Host Ordinance

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Linn County Receives Financial Reporting Award for 28th Consecutive Year

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

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Adopts Fiscal Year 2018 Budget With No Increase in Countywide Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate.  The unanimous vote followed a publ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors signs proclamation affirming support for diversity

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

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Linn County issues FY16 annual report

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program.

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