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Posted on: May 7, 2021

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

2021 Mental Health Month

It is OK to not be OK right now.

2020 was a difficult year for many. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the August derecho here in Linn County, brought about so many hardships for people from worries about physical health to the economic impact. We were forced to...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Derecho Debris Removal from Waterways

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Linn County has approved a contract with Ceres Environmental, Inc. to remove derecho storm debris from waterways in Linn County. The primary goal of the project is to protect infrastructure and waterways by removing debris from natural waterways that coul...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

United Way, Cedar Rapids, Linn County Launch Community Impact Assessment

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After a tough year for many due to the pandemic and derecho, United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI), Linn County, and the City of Cedar Rapids are collaborating to assess community needs and better support Eastern Iowans.

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mowing Roadside Vegetation Prohibited Until July 15 to Protect Roadside Habitats

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department and the Linn County Conservation Department remind county residents that state law prohibits mowing roadside vegetation in the rights-of-way or medians on any primary highway, interstate highway, or secon...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Recording of Linn County’s State of the County Event Now Available

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This past year was marked by a global pandemic, destructive and extreme weather events, and a Movement for social change. Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker addressed these challenges head-on during Linn County’s virtual State of the Cou...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

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Read the April issue of Linn County’s eNews to stay informed about County news, services, and events. 

Our goal is to provide timely and accessible information about the County to help keep residents informed and engaged.

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

BOARD and COMMISSION OPENINGS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a voluntary appointment on the Historic Preservation Commission. 

Historic Preservation Commission – three-year term 

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission pr...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County Partner on Community Resilience Project

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The City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County are collaborating with surrounding communities and numerous service providers in a county-wide Community Resilience Project. The project will serve to build on expertise and success in times of disaster, as well as...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

2021 Linn County Secondary Road Construction Season Underway

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The 2021 construction and maintenance projects are beginning on Linn County secondary roads, with more than 30 projects and two bridge updates planned. 

Construction on County Home Road and the C Avenue Extension is already underway. The improveme...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mental Health Access Center to Begin Daytime Walk-in Hours April 26

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Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center will begin offering daytime walk-in hours on April 26, 2021. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis will be able to walk into th...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

ATV Ordinance Reminders in Linn County

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In 2020, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles on certain county roads in unincorporated Linn County. The approval followed multiple public input sessions. ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Amends the Unified Development Code to Allow Small Animals

SMALL ANIMAL ORDINANCE

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in the amendment involves small animal allowances in rural residential zoning districts. The change takes effect on April 14 after pub...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Improvement Project Set to Resume on County Home Road

COUNTY HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2021

Construction on County Home Road is scheduled to resume April 12, 2021. County Home Road will be closed completely to through traffic from N Center Point Road to just east of C Ave Extension and will remain closed for the entire...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Dust Control Signup Now Open

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Dust control sign up began April 1 for residents in unincorporated Linn County. The Linn County Secondary Road Department is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, staff is working and able to help residents complete the d...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Linn and Johnson Counties Join Together to Launch Solar Group Buy

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Along with sunnier days, a limited-time program kicks off in April to give people access to solar education and competitive prices for residential, business, and farm solar installations through volume purchasing. Building on past successes, Linn County a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Conservation Board are pleased to announce the U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek.

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Spring Road Embargoes

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Spring thaw along with spring rains can cause the roads to be soft and easily damaged by heavy loads and traffic. State law allows counties to limit vehicle weight for up to 90 days per year to help protect secondary roads from damage and to make roads sa...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County, Providers Cut Ribbon at New Mental Health Access Center

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Linn County and its partners—Abbe Health, Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Foundation 2, and Penn Center—celebrated the completion of Linn County’s first Mental Health Access Center with a ribbon cutting on March 5, 2021.

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mask Mandate Still in Effect in Linn County

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Linn County residents, businesses, and visitors are reminded that the mask mandates previously put in place by the City of Cedar Rapids, the Linn County Board of Health, and the Linn County Board of Supervisors are still in effect in Linn County. The regu...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Linn County LIFTS Announces Transportation Assistance for COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Linn County LIFTS today will begin providing free next-day rides for County residents in need of transportation assistance to scheduled and confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors wants to ensure no barriers, inclu...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. 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 o...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Most Linn County Facilities Close to the Public

MOST LINN COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

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Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

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