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Posted on: August 20, 2019

The Five Seasons Vet Stand Down Plans 14th Annual Event for Those in Need

Five Seasons Stand Down

The 14th Annual Five Seasons Vet Stand Down will take place Friday September 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium: 950 Rockford Rd SW Cedar Rapids. This free event provides veterans and non-veterans, who are homeless or nearly homel...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Acquires New BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle

Bear Cat Armored rescue Vehicle

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 of tactical armored...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Property Tax Statements to be Mailed Next Week

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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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

Sara Bearrows head shot

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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Returns in 2019

Person installing solar energy panels

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 systems to their properties through community...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

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

Roadway Planting

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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

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

Trees along river with Linn County logo

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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

Fireworks in night sky

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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Linn County Front Page News
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 presentatio...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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 highlights the wide array of recreation...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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.

The rural levy ra...

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View the FY 2020 Budget Presentation (PDF)... Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Linn County is excited to announce that we have launched our newly redesigned 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...

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