A Decorah seventh grader has won the Iowa State Geography Bee. Simon Kutz (Cuts) won the contest which was held last Thursday. Kutz will now compete in the National Geography Bee, which will be held May 22nd in Washington, DC.
The Decorah city council will discuss an amendment to the city’s flag display policy at its meeting tonight. City manager Chad Bird says the city is recommending the reducing the number of days the United States flags are put up on water street from 17 to 12 and to restrict special interest and community flags to two temporary poles in front of city hall, at the discretion of the city council. The council will also be asked to set a public hearing on a development agreement for the former Quillins Locations. The meeting will begin at five-15 at city hall.
The street committee of the Decorah city council will meet following the regular council meeting tonight. The committee will discuss the city’s sidewalk improvement project special assessment options. The committee will also discuss the Locust Road project scope and timeline.
The Winneshiek county supervisors will deal with a variety of issues at its meeting today. A public hearing will be held regarding a right-of-way maintenance ordinance. County emergency management coordinator Sean Snyder will meet with the board to discuss a the E-911 system. The board will also discuss the county’s compensation plan and will be asked to approve a proclamation for sexual assault awareness month. The meeting will begin at nine-30 at the courthouse annex building in Decorah.
The Iowa Utilities Board has extended the annual winter ban on shutting off utilities for those customers enrolled in the energy assistance program from Monday to May 13th due to the flooding in some counties. I-U-B spokesperson, Don Tormey (tore-me), says the Low Income Home Energy Assistance, or LIHEAP (Leye-heap) program gives some help in dealing with the bigger bills during the cold winter months. He says those enrolled should be paying what they can on their bill.
Tormey says they utilities can begin disconnecting service when the moratorium ends if the customer has not made arrangements to pay outstanding balances on their utility bill.
The Decorah city council’s sustainability planning committee will meet this afternoon. Items on the agenda include a review of timeline and plan, discussion of community input/vision sessions and discussion of community involvement strategies. The meeting will begin at one-30 at the city clerk’s conference room at city hall.
A Friday night search warrant lead to the arrest of a Waukon woman. The Waukon police says 31 year old Hannah Flores was charged with possession of controlled substance, controlled substance violation: possession with intent to deliver marijuana under 50 kilograms, a class D felony, possession on certain property, gathering where marijuana is used, and possession of drug paraphernalia.