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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Derecho Tree Debris Cleanup Enters Final Phase

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Cleanup from the August 2020 derecho will enter the final phase in unincorporated Linn County this month. In addition to completing the right-of-way debris pickup following the Nov. 9, 2020 deadline, Linn County is providing two additional ways for rural ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

County Home Road Improvement Project Start Date Changed to April 14

COUNTY HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2021

The start date for the County Home Road improvement project has changed to April 14, 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 cl...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

The Linn County Connection has a New Blog Post

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The Linn County Connection has a new blog post. Learn how Linn County provides early education opportunities to Linn County youth during their most formative years

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

April is National County Government Month

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April is National County Government Month!

The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation marking the annual celebration of county government and the essential services counties provide that create healthy, vibrant, and safe communitie...

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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 31, 2021

Read Our Latest eNewsletter

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Read the March 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: March 24, 2021

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2022 Budget With No Increase in Levy Rate

Linn County Certifies FY22 Budget

At its March 24, 2021 meeting, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a $130.7 million budget for fiscal year 2022 following two public hearings. The newly approved budget does not raise the countywide or rural services l...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Reflecting on COVID-19 One-Year Anniversary

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Linn County’s first, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. Emotional responses to milestones like this are a normal—and common—reaction to moving forward though uncommon circumstances. Grief is the pain of loss...

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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 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

March 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Linn County Public Health released additional information on vaccine allocation and distribution in response to the expanded eligibility criteria in a news release on March 7. The release provides addition...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Secondary Road Department Releases Five-Year Construction Plan

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department has released its five-year construction plan for 2021-2026. The plan outlines the department’s focus on repairing and rebuilding bridges rated as poor, maintaining the condition of the paved road network, improvin...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Linn County Tree Equity Program Launched from Planting Forward Initiative

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In collaboration with 11 community partners, Linn County Sustainability and Linn County Conservation have joined forces with Monarch Research’s Planting Forward initiative. Linn County Sustainability is seeking to provide trees to households who might oth...

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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 18, 2021

Announcing the New Week in Review

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Linn County is excited to announce a new way for residents to stay informed and learn more about the work of Linn County! 

The Week in Review highlights Linn County action and news from the current week, provides updates from the Board of Supervis...

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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: January 25, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Approves Linn County 2021 State Legislative Priorities

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved Linn County’s 2021 state legislative priorities (PDF). These priorities were developed with input from Linn County department heads and elected officials, and through review of the Iowa State Association of Co...

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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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