Posted on: June 27, 2017

Linn County Offices to Close in Observance of Independence Day

Linn County governmental offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Regular business hours resume July 5.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services
  • The Sheriff’s Office will be c...
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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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Rendering of the building...
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 Aaa Bond Rating on General Obligation Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service has announced it has assigned a Aaa rating to Linn County’s $7.3 million Taxable General Obligation Urban Renewal County Purpose Bonds, Series 2017A. Concurrently, Moody’s maintains the Aaa rating on the County’s outstanding gene...

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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: April 19, 2017

Linn County Officials Present State of the County Address

Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson gave the main address at today’s 12th annual State of the County luncheon at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids during National County Government Month. His theme was “The Power of One, The...

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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 follo...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors Award $81,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $81,614 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 39 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors signs proclamation affirming support for diversity

Group gathered for Diversity Proclamation

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

FY16 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

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 keep citizens informed ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Linn County minimum wage increase takes effect Jan. 1

The minimum wage increase for Linn County approved by the Linn County Board of Supervisors will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, bringing the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour.

The Board of Supervisors in September approved an ordinance to increase the minimum wage ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Linn County Board of Supervisors acquires 485 acres of land along Squaw Creek Corridor

The Linn County Board of Supervisors reported out of its prior closed-session approval of an agreement for the acquisition of 485 acres of timbered woodland, pasture and hay ground, and cropland situated along Squaw Creek and adjacent to Squaw Creek Park ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Linn County Supervisors Approve Minimum Wage Increase

LINN COUNTY, IA – September 12, 2016 – The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the third and final consideration of an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in Linn County. The supervisors approved the ordinance by a 4-1 margin.
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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation