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North Liberty City News

Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for library board of trustees

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.
The North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees is a six-member advisory board empowered to review policy, aid in the determination of goals and objectives, provide advice and guidance on library operations and programs, and engage in library advocacy. The Library Board of Trustees meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the North Liberty City Council Chambers (3 Quail Creek Cir.).
Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage of the official Johnson County website, www.johnson-county.com/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.
Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.

Join a new type of neighborhood watch

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department is building a neighborhood watch for the 21st Century and is asking for community help. The program is built on voluntary inclusion of a list of residents with exterior security cameras that can record video.
Participation is strictly voluntary and would only be used for crime prevention. Residents who would like to participate can complete a short form and send it to the NLPD’s records division at records@northlibertyiowa.org.

Pilot transit program ending Sept. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s weekday, intracity pilot bus program will end on Sept. 1. The program saw an average of just 25 trips per month, at an average cost to the city of $224.25 per ride, since its operation began in October 2016. The regular commuter route, in partnership with Coralville Transit, will continue.
The pilot fixed-route service specifically targeted those without cars, and those who can no longer drive, with the goal of helping them reach services in the community, such as the grocery store, Community Center, the doctor’s office and the community pantry.
Meanwhile, the city’s transit task force will be reconvened to discuss potential options for public transit serving North Liberty.

Treasure hunt to support NLCF runs through Sept. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– A treasure hunt, with a grand prize of four tickets to the Sept. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes’ football game versus Penn State (complete with parking pass and tailgate), is set to help raise funds and awareness of the North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF).
Entry fees for the Grow Our Community Treasure Hunt are $25. Participants will visit local businesses to collect stamps on a Community Fund card, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 9. Entering is simple, and you can pick up your entry form and map at Great Western Bank in North Liberty beginning Aug. 1.
You must visit 14 North Liberty businesses to get Treasure Hunt stickers, then return completed treasure hunt forms to Great Western Bank by Sept. 9. The winner will be drawn on Monday, Sept. 11, and announced Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Participating North Liberty businesses include Café Muse, CarePro Pharmacy, Geek City Comics, Heyns Ice Cream, Jewelry by Harold, Leash on Life, Ledi Family Restaurant, Mirabito’s, Rage Grafix, Subway, Sugar Bottom Bikes, True Value, Vito’s on 965 and We Run.
NLCF was established in 2007, as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Johnson County, to help support the unmet needs of local organizations and to maintain a safe, vital, healthy quality of life for the community. Funds from the NLCF are distributed in the form of grants; up to 5 percent of the endowment fund can be granted to support local needs annually. NLCF supports local community causes, including the Veterans Dinner at the North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary, the North Liberty Community Pantry, and the North Liberty Family Resource Center.
For more information visit www.communityfoundationofjohnsoncounty.org.