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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Now Accepting Applications for Deputy Sheriff

Linn County Sheriff is hiring Deputies

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. 

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Public Input Requested on Alternative and Renewable Energy Survey

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Linn County has partnered with the University of Iowa’s Office of Outreach and Engagement to seek public input on issues surrounding alternative and renewable energy, and specifically regarding large-scale wind farms.“Currently, the hig...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Multiple Linn County Roads Closed Due to Flooding

Roads Closed Due to Flooding

Multiple secondary roads in Linn County are closed until further notice due to water over the road. These closures are results of the quickly melting snow pack and rainfall occurring in the Linn County area. Please obey all posted signage in these areas.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

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

Calculator and pen with text Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Certified With No Change in Levy Rate

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.

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Second Installment of Property Taxes Due April 1

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Linn County property owners are reminded the second installment of property and mobile home taxes is due April 1, 2019, due to March 31 falling on a weekend. A penalty of one and one half percent will attach to late payments beginning April 2.

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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: March 4, 2019

Ely Road to be Closed for Vehicle Testing

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Ely Road will be closed for approximately one mile between Wright Brothers Blvd. and 76th Ave. SW for partially automated vehicle testing. The closure will start on March 11 and will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including weekends. The study is ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Special Election: Mount Vernon Community School District Absentee Voting Begins Monday, March 4

Special Election

Early, absentee voting begins Monday, March 4 in Linn County for the Mount Vernon Community School District Special Election.  

Voting In-Person:  

Beginning Monday, March 4, individuals residing in the Mount Vernon Community School Distri...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 37 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Linn County Historic Preservation Commission Preservation Grant Window Now Open

Historic Preservation Grant Window Now Open

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for its annual Historic Preservation Grant Program. Application information is available on Linn County’s website at linncounty.or...

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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: February 15, 2019

Linn County Seeks Members for Water & Land Legacy Bond Public Review Board

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill five vacancies on the Water & Land Legacy Bond Public Review Board.

The Review Board’s responsibilities are to review and comment on the County’s compliance with the voter-approved ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2019

Linn County Board of Supervisors Adopt Revised Meeting Schedule

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors adopted a revised meeting schedule for regular Board meetings. The new schedule is effective immediately.

The new Board meeting schedule provides for a consistent meeting time and location for regular Board meetings rat...

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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

2018 Linn County Popular Annual Financial Report Cover

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: November 19, 2018

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY20 Budget

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Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2020 budget. The budget will be developed over the next two and a half months during a series of more than 20 public meetings between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elected offici...

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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: October 4, 2018

More than 100 People Helped During Linn County’s Expungement and Employment Barriers Resource Clinic

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Linn County hosted the largest Expungement Clinic ever in the state of Iowa on September 22, 2018. A total of 166 people pre-registered for the clinic, which was co-sponsored by Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids and Iowa Legal Aid and aimed to help pe...

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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: August 23, 2018

Plans Advance for Hiawatha Dog Park

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Linn County and the City of Hiawatha are progressing on plans for Hiawatha’s first dog park. The proposed park will be located south of Boyson Road and just east of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Hiawatha.

On August 20, 2018, the Linn County Board of Sup...

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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...

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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 2, 2018

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Communications and Budget Director receive distinguished finance reporting award

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Pop...

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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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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Linn County Board of Health Approves the Creation of a Steering Committee to Address Opioids

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Linn County, IA – The Linn County Board of Health approved the formation of a steering committee to address the public health crisis associated with opioid use disorder locally at their meeting last week. For the last two years, Linn County Public Health ...

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