TEMPORARY EMBARGO - LOGGERHEAD AND TOWER TERRACE ROADS
The City of Hiawatha has been experiencing heavy traffic weighing over ten (10) tons travelling on Loggerhead Road and Tower Terrace Road west of North Center Point Road. In order to prevent premature deterioration of seal coated roads that are not made to withstand heavy traffic, the City of Hiawatha has determined the need to place a temporary embargo on Loggerhead Road (the portion of road located in the City of Hiawatha and Tower Terrace Road effective April 1, 2014.A temporary embargo has been placed for a 90 day period effective April 1, 2014 and remaining effective through June 29, 2014. Any party who violates the provisions of this embargo shall, upon conviction or a pleas of guilty, be subject to a fine determined by dividing the difference between the actual weight and the maximum weight established by the resolution by one hundred, and multiplying the quotient by two dollars as per Iowa Code Chapter 321.471.Loggerhead Road, Todd Hills Road and Hunt Road are scheduled to be re-seal coated after July 1, 2014. Seal coating is best applied in July or August when the ground and air temperatures have thoroughly warmed up. The City is working with Linn County on this project. Until then, we will have Linn County crews come in and do some preliminary grade work in the rougher sections of these roads. This will take place early this spring. They will scarify the road, add more rock, roll it and provide dust control.
OPERATION RELEAF PROGRAM
Operation Releaf is a partnership with Alliant Energy and is administered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Operation Releaf provides the opportunity for Alliant Energy customers who live in Hiawatha to purchase landscaping trees, which are three to eight feet tall. There will be 100 trees of varying species available for purchase at the discounter price of $25. These trees normally sell for $65 to $125.
Trees must be ordered and paid for in advance, and must be picked up at the April 26th Earth Day event. There is a limit of two trees per Hiawatha household. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will give a 30-minute tree care workshop during the event for anyone buying a tree.
Order forms are available here. Order forms are also available at City Hall.
Workshop registration is available here.
CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS
The American Legion Women's Auxiliary Chapter 735 will be collecting gently used cellular phones and components such as charger, battery packs and phone cases. All phones and components collected by the Women's Auxiliary will be donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans since 2004.
Cell Phones for Soldiers sends donated phones to Mindful eCycling for recycling. for every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.
Cell Phones for Soldiers