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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Public Invited to Help Create Public Art with Mosaic Tiles

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As part of Linn County’s commitment to public art, the Linn County Public Art Commission invites the public to participate in creating a mosaic that, when complete, will be installed inside the Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building.&n...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Linn County Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves Against the Heat

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Linn County reminds residents to protect themselves against the effects of elevated summer temperatures. As temperatures and heat indices begin to soar to and above 100°F, the excessive humidity in combination with the heat may leave you dehydrate...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Local Option Sales Tax Resolutions Put Extension Vote on November Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved resolutions that will allow Linn County voters in unincorporated Linn County as well as the cities of Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Fairfax, Marion, Robins, and the portion of Walford located in Linn County to v...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Read our Latest Week in Review

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The Friday Week in Review for July 23, 2021 is now available.

Read the Week in Review to find out the latest County news, important services, recaps from the Board of Supervisors' meetings, and more!

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Resolution Puts Gambling Reauthorization Vote on November 2021 Ballot

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution (PDF) that will allow Linn County voters to decide on Nov. 2, 2021, whether to reauthorize gambling games in Linn County. Per state statute, this measure must be voted on and approved twice, w...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

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Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one tool that is used as part of the assess...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Coggon Solar LLC Submits Application for Utility-Scale Solar Project in Linn County

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Coggon Solar LLC has submitted its application to Linn County Planning & Development for a utility-scale solar project in Linn County.

The application is posted on Linn County’s website

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A utility-scale solar project requir...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Mental Health Access Center Expands Walk-in Hours

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Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center has expanded its walk-in hours effective today. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can walk into the Access Center without a...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Limited Use of Consumer Fireworks Allowed in Unincorporated Linn County

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As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Linn County reminds the public that use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County is allowed only during the following timeframes:

  • July 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • December 31 between the hou...
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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Linn County Seeks Community Feedback on County’s Website Through July 31

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Linn County is in the early stages of a website redesign and invites the public to be part of the process through a short online survey. As part of the update process, it’s important to hear from Linn County residents. Understanding how resident...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Linn County LIFTS to Resume Bus Fare Collection July 1

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Linn County LIFTS (LIFTS) will resume collecting bus fares on Thursday, July 1, 2021. LIFTS suspended fares on March 18, 2020, as one of many safety measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Passengers are still required to we...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Innovative Linn County Resiliency Hub Planned at Fillmore Building

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Linn County is creating the first-ever Linn County Resiliency Hub (LCRH) focused on providing access to three initial critical resources: electricity, actionable information, and local and nutritious food. The derecho storm event of August 2020 revealed t...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Grow Solar Group Buy Program Reaches First Milestone; Several Educational Sessions Remain

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Nine households in Linn and Johnson counties are on their way to getting clean solar energy for their homes. With these “sunny day” investments, Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties has met its first goal of 50 collective kilowatts (kW),...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Construction to Begin in June with Intermittent Closures

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The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will experience intermittent closures between Center Point and Urbana starting June 1 for trail improvements, including hard surfacing. This six-mile segment, between Ash Lane just north of Center Point and Highway 150 west o...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties, a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses, is expanding its outreach. Recorded “Solar Power Hours” featuring English and Spanish captions, as well a...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended for Derecho-Damaged Structures

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through August 10, 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: 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 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: 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: 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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