River Valley

Wed
17
Mar

Lansing City Council holds public hearing on Fiscal Year 2022 budget during regular session

by Alexis Johnson

The Lansing City Council held its regular meeting Monday, March 15. The meeting centered around the consent agenda, a public hearing, PeopleService update, Parks Board update and the City Clerk’s update.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from March 1, 2021 and Park and Recreation minutes from March 8, 2021. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda.

The public hearing regarding Resolution #948, adopting the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, started at 7:06 p.m. and ended at 7:33 p.m. After minimal discussion, a motion was made and seconded to approve Resolution #948.

PeopleService report included an update explaining that infrastructure and equipment held up well with the colder temperatures over the past month. In April, PeopleService plans to flush the City water pipes when warmer weather occurs.

Wed
10
Mar

Register now for TreeKeepers classes to learn about tree care and how to help communities

Nature lovers are needed to help maintain and plant trees throughout Iowa and Illinois; volunteers can sign up now for virtual training through Trees Forever’s TreeKeepers classes. The course is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care and will empower attendees to become effective environmental volunteers.

The next class series will be held Tuesday evenings in March. This three-class series will take place March 16, 23 and 30 from 6 - 8 p.m.

“Trees help our communities in so many ways - from cleaning our air, soil and water to providing beauty and a sense of home,” said Patty Reisinger, Trees Forever Field Coordinator. “When you take care of a tree, you’re also taking care of your community, and TreeKeepers gives you the knowledge and opportunity to do just that!”

Wed
03
Mar

Lansing City Council holds property tax levy public hearing

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, March 1. The meeting discussion centered around the consent agenda, an open public hearing, citizens’ concerns and the City Clerk’s report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from February 15, payment of claims, Parks Board minutes from February 7, and liquor license renewal for Shep’s Riverside Bar & Grill. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda.

An open public hearing for maximum property tax dollars started at 7:03 p.m. and ended at 7:05 p.m. to review and consider Resolution #947 approving fiscal year 2022 maximum property tax dollars, with no public comments read or heard. A motion was made and seconded to approve the resolution.

Wed
03
Mar

Lansing VFW Auxiliary seeking contest entries for scholarship contest

Lansing’s VFW Auxiliary #5981 is continuing to seek entries for its scholarship contest for local art students in ninth through 12th grades. Patriotic students in ninth through 12th grades with a passion for art are encouraged to enter the 2020-2021 VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.

Students will compete with other student artists from across the nation for a chance to win one of 10 national scholarships. The first-place winner receives a $15,000 scholarship.

To request entry forms or for additional information about the contest email vfwauxiliarylansing@gmail.com. Entries must then be submitted to vfwauxiliarylansing@gmail.com no later than midnight March 31, 2021.
 

Wed
03
Mar

Domestic Abuse Survivor Chat Line

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center has implemented a Domestic Abuse survivor chat line at HelpingServices.org/chat. There is also the option to call a 24/7 resource phone line at 800-383-2988. Whether chatting or calling, a trained Advocate will respond 24 hours a day.

Wed
24
Feb

Lansing City Council sets property tax levy public hearing for March 1, seeks input from public on changes to City Code of Ordinances

by Alexis Johnson

The regular meeting of the Lansing City Council was held Monday, February 15. Discussion centered around the consent agenda, PeopleService update and committee reports.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from February 1, 2021. A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda.

PeopleService provided an update noting that a radium test of the City water well was recently sent in, and it came back with a reading in the safe zone. A motion was made and seconded to approve the PeopleService update.

Wed
24
Feb

Final week to enter Main Street Matters Open 4 Business competition

Do you have a great business idea? Is your current business planning to expand services or add a new product line?  Do you have a piece of equipment you wish you could purchase for your business?

Main Street Lansing is looking for interested entrepreneurs who could use $28,000 to expand and grow their business idea within the Lansing Main Street district. The Open 4 Business contest, launched in 2015, is an opportunity for businesses located within a state-designated Main Street district to compete for a chance to win up to $28,000 in grant funds to assist with a business development or expansion project that will help them grow their business.

Wed
24
Feb

Blood drive at Kee High School is scheduled for this Friday

Kee High School Student Council is holding a second blood drive this school year to help offset the critical need for blood in the local area. The money earned from each blood drive is dedicated for scholarship funds for Kee High School students.

The next Kee High School Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, February 26 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Kee High School gym in Lansing. To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call Allison Fitzwater at 563-538-4201, ext. 111.
 

Wed
17
Feb

Building Better Birders Workshop “Common Feeder Birds of Iowa” is scheduled for this Thursday

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center will host a Building Better Birders Workshop Thursday, February 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will feature “Common Feeder Birds of Iowa” by Kelly McKay, Mark Roberts and Brian Ritter. The program will be free of charge, but advanced registration is encouraged.

Kelly McKay is from the BioEco Research and Monitoring Center in Hampton, IL. He will be assisted by Mark Roberts, Environmental Education Coordinator from the Clinton County Conservation Board, and Brian Ritter, the Executive Director of the Nahant Marsh Education Center.  Funding for the speakers has been provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection - Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).

Wed
10
Feb

Open 4 Business competition now open to businesses in Lansing’s Main Street district

Do you have a great business idea? Is your current business planning to expand services or add a new product line?  Do you have a piece of equipment you wish you could purchase for your business?

Main Street Lansing is looking for interested entrepreneurs who could use $28,000 to expand and grow their business idea within the Lansing Main Street district. The Open 4 Business contest, launched in 2015, is an opportunity for businesses located within a state-designated Main Street district to compete for a chance to win up to $28,000 in grant funds to assist with a business development or expansion project that will help them grow their business.

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