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Iowa DOT Urges Caution as Winter Weather Approaches

Posted: Tue, December 18, 2012
With the anticipation of a busy holiday travel weekend approaching, the Iowa Department of Transportation is cautioning drivers that the first major winter storm of the season may hamper some travel plans.
 
Storm severity will vary depending on location. The National Weather Service is predicting 5 to 8 inches of snow along a line from Atlantic through Boone to Waterloo, with isolated instances of 10 inches possible. Rain is expected in southern Iowa along a line from Bedford to Oskaloosa. In between, a rain/snow mix is expected. All precipitation is expected to change to snow overnight Wednesday before ending Thursday morning.

Winds are expected to become very strong Wednesday night from the north/northwest. Sustained winds of 25 to 33 mph are expected, with gusts of 45 mph or more possible. The strongest winds are expected a few hours prior to daybreak through noon Thursday. Blizzard or near blizzard conditions may occur with visibilities reduced below one-quarter of a mile from time to time.
 
The Iowa DOT recommends the following tips for safe winter travel during the impending storm.
 
Trip preparation - is the trip necessary?Often, delaying a trip by a few hours can give snow removal crews time to get the roads back to normal winter driving conditions. For traveler information, now available via the web, Twitter, Facebook or on your mobile phone, visit http://511ia.org/. Or simply call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide).
 
For information available from the Iowa DOT's weather stations, including atmospheric conditions, road temperatures and traffic camera images, visit the Iowa DOT's WeatherView website at http://weatherview.iowadot.gov/.
 
Before you leave, let someone know your departure and expected arrival times, along with your intended route. Allow extra time to reach your destination.
 
Prepare your vehicle and passengers. Make sure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition and its gas tank is nearly full. Turn on your vehicle's headlights so you can see and be seen. Ensure all passengers are wearing their seat belts or are in child safety seats.
 
Use your winter driving skills. Do not use cruise control. Allow extra stopping distance by maintaining adequate distance between your vehicle and the one ahead. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers. Lower your vehicle's speed, accelerate more slowly and apply the brakes in a controlled manner.
 
Carry an emergency survival kit and other supplies.Carry a mobile phone for making an emergency call; do not use it while driving.
 
Place a winter survival kit in your vehicle. This kit should contain items to help sustain your life and the lives of your passengers should your vehicle become stranded. These items can include: booster cables, candles and matches, a flashlight with fresh batteries, extra blankets and warm clothes, nonperishable food items, a can for melting water, and a snow shovel. Sufficient supplies should be in the kit for all persons traveling in the vehicle.

Use caution when approaching, following or passing a snowplow. Snowplows generally operate at much slower speeds than other traffic. Snowplows can be forced sideways when clearing hard-packed drifts and generate a "snow cloud" that may impair the vision of drivers in nearby vehicles. Remain a safe distance behind the snowplow, pass only when clear and never continue to drive alongside a plow. Allow plenty of space when passing a snowplow because the wing of the plow blade extends out to the side of the truck. Do not cut back into the lane of traffic too soon in front of a snowplow truck because the blade also extends in front of the truck.
 
Remember the slogans, "Ice and Snow … Take it Slow" and "Don't crowd the plow."
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UERPC December Newsletter

Posted: Mon, December 17, 2012
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Northeast Iowa Goes to Washington
  • Save the Date!
  • Creating a Better World
  • Meet and Greet
  • Iowa Finance Authority awards NEIRHTF and the FCLHTF
  • Audit Complete
  • Upcoming Training
  • Worksite Wellness Programs-Good for Business
  • Congratulations to Carolyn Thorsten
  • Motor Mill Bridge Celebration
  • Healthy Christmas Eating!
  • UERPC offices Holiday Dates
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Driving Dangers Compounded Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted: Tue, November 20, 2012
A combination of winter weather, impaired drivers and other factors have proven deadly on Iowa highways during past Thanksgiving holiday weekends.

Over the last decade, traffic fatality data shows the Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday noon to midnight Sunday) as having the highest number of highway fatalities of the six different holiday periods tracked by the Iowa Department of Transportation. In the last two years, 12 people were killed in traffic crashes over the extended weekend, four of those fatalities involved crashes with impaired drivers.

While even one death on Iowa roadways is too many, a number of factors have combined to make 2012 one of the lowest on record for Iowa traffic fatalities. To continue the trend, there are several steps people can take to make the roads safer throughout the holiday season.
  • Do not drink and drive. If you are attending an event where alcohol is served, designate a nondrinking driver to drive home from the party and stick with that decision.
  • Put your mobile phone away. Distractions due to talking or texting while driving are leading causes of motor vehicle crashes.  
  • Ensure that everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seat belt - all positions, all ages.
  • Do not follow too closely behind another vehicle, especially in heavier traffic or when you are traveling at higher speeds.
  • Obey posted speed limits. Slow down if your vision is limited by heavy rain, fog or snow.
  • Monitor weather-related travel conditions. Listen to forecasts; and check road conditions by downloading the "Iowa 511" app to your smart phone, visiting http://www.511ia.org or calling 511.
  • Avoid traveling during peak traffic periods, including Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, and Sunday afternoon and evening.
To see a list of holiday fatality numbers dating back to 1962, visit http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/stats/holidayfatalities.pdf
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UERPC November Newsletter

Posted: Mon, November 19, 2012
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Local Winners to Compete at Local "Pitch Off"
  • "High" Ratings from HUD for UERPC Housing Authority
  • City Clerk Meeting Update
  • "Walktober 3rd" a Huge Success
  • Revolving Loan Fund and HAWC Partnership
  • NE IA Safety Alliance Meeting
  • Deer Safety: Tips for Avoiding a Collision
  • Exciting News for Waukon!
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Online Transportation Survey

Posted: Thu, November 1, 2012
A local team of economic development, transportation, and employment specialists are currently conducting a survey about employment transportation in Northeast Iowa.  The goal is to get a better understanding of current employment transportation options and needs. The team is looking for responses from employees, employers and job seekers that live or work in any of these Iowa counties: Allamakee, Winneshiek, Howard, Fayette, and Clayton. The survey can be found below.

If you know of someone that would want to complete the survey, but does not have computer access, a paper version is available. Please contact Karn Pankow, Operations / Mobility Manager at NEICAC to request one. Email: karn@neicac.org or phone: 1-866-382-4259.

This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Responses will be accepted Nov 1 - 18, 2012. This is an anonymous survey; only general demographic & transportation questions will be asked.
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Iowa Agencies Promote National School Bus Safety Week

Posted: Mon, October 22, 2012
The Iowa departments of Transportation, Education and Public Safety are joining the National Association for Pupil Transportation in promoting National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 22-26, 2012. Motorists can expect heightened traffic enforcement directed toward persons who illegally pass stop school buses during this period.

The theme for this year's educational campaign is "I See the Driver. The Driver Sees Me!" It is derived from the national school bus safety poster contest held in 2011.
The purpose of the annual safety week is to educate students, parents/caregivers, bus drivers, educators and motorists about the importance of school bus safety and measures they can take to decrease injuries and fatalities.

Each year, more than 800 students nationally are killed going to and from school. In Iowa, there were 207 school bus-related crashes in 2011, including three fatalities and seven major injuries. Through July 31 of this year, there have been 86 school bus-related crashes.

To learn more about school bus safety, what motorists must do when a school bus is stopped, how students can safely board or unload from a school bus, and the penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus, go to www.iowadot.gov/schoolbus. 

In March 2012, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law Senate File 2218, the Keep Aware Driving - Youth Need School Safety Act, commonly known as Kadyn's Law. The law is named after Kadyn Halverson, age 7, who was struck by a pickup truck while trying to cross the road to board her school bus.

Kadyn's Law increased the criminal penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus and directed the Iowa DOT to adopt rules that increase the administrative driving privilege sanctions. Under these rules, a person's driving privilege will be suspended 30 days for a first conviction, 90 days for a second, and 180 days for a third or subsequent conviction.

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UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 15, 2012
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Community Foundations Are Awarded
  • Are you Ready to Be Interviewed?
  • Metronet
  • Thank you Dave!
  • Don't Miss the next City Clerk Meeting!
  • UERPC Partnership with Hawkeye Community College
  • Guttenberg Comprehensive Plan
  • Tours Throughout the Area
  • Congratulations to Fayette
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Be a 'walk star" Oct. 3 by joining International Walk to School Day

Posted: Mon, September 17, 2012
Be a "walk star" by participating in International Walk to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 3. This fun, healthy, no-cost event encourages everyone - students, parents, teachers, community members and organizations - to get out on sidewalks and trails. Participating with school children emphasizes the importance of increasing physical activity, teaching pedestrian safety, showing concern for the environment, reducing traffic congestion; and building connections between families, schools and communities.
 
This year's International Walk to School Day is expected to draw participation from 5,000 schools from all 50 states. Walkers will unite with children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
 
This event is an opportunity for families with children who typically ride a school bus, but live in areas with bike-friendly paths to school, to try walking and bicycling to school. If students still need to ride a bus, many schools participate by arranging for school buses to drop off students at a nearby park or other safe location to finish the trip on foot. The drop-off option can also be used for students who are usually driven to school in private automobiles.
 
To get involved, register for the event at www.walktoschool.org. The site includes a variety of useful information for parents and participating schools. Data collected from registrations will be used to make future programs stronger.
 
International Walk to School Day also encourages parents and community members to help schools conduct a walkability assessment of their neighborhoods. The Iowa Department of Public Health, through its Iowans Fit for Life Program, has developed a walkability checklist to help walkers assess what makes the walking environment inviting and safe, as well as identify existing barriers. After the assessment, school staff can help students become advocates for a more walkable community. The walkability assessment is available at www.idph.state.ia.us/iowansfitforlife/common/pdf/access_your_community.pdf
 
To encourage participation in Walk to School Day, the Iowa Department of Transportation has free materials available, including "I'm a walk star" stickers, erasers and zipper pulls, and "Walk to School" pencils and sneaker stickers. To order any of these items, contact the Iowa Bicycle Coalition at john@iowabicyclecoalition.org.
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UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 17, 2012
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Tell Us About Your Projects
  • Dream Big Grow Here $15K Competition
  • 2013 Tax Tables Move in a Positive Direction
  • NE IA Team Selected to Participate in Job Access Mobility Institute
  • Safe Routes Update
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Political Campaign Signs: Where can they be legally posted?

Posted: Tue, September 4, 2012
Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation remind campaigners of the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to the placement of political campaign signs in the state. A section of the Iowa DOT's website is devoted to answering the most frequently asked questions about legal posting of such signs - www.iowadot.gov/iowaroadsigns/pol_sign_info.html

"We realize that most sign violations are the result of efforts of ardent campaign supporters who are unfamiliar with the laws. Therefore, the Iowa DOT has prepared information to be used as a guide for political candidates, party chairs, campaign workers and election officials, to help them become acquainted with the laws before this year's signs are posted," said Iowa DOT spokeswoman Dena Gray-Fisher.

The Iowa DOT is urging individuals to visit the website or speak to their political headquarters to insure campaign signs are properly placed and to avoid having signs removed from the public right of way.

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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Mon, August 20, 2012
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • State Revolving Fund Interest Rate Proposal will Lower Rates
  • Small Business Outreach Program
  • Brownfields Successes!
  • City of Elgin Awarded RBEG Grant
  • Safe Routes Tally Report
  • UERPC Receives Technology Funds
  • IEDA Visits Northeast Iowa
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Turkey River Trail Grand Opening Ceremony

Posted: Wed, August 15, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Turkey River Recreational Corridor is excited to
celebrate the Grand Opening of Phase I of
The Turkey River Land Trail!

9:00 a.m.—Fun walk, run or bike from Clermont & Elgin
10:00 a.m.—Grand Opening Ceremony
11:00 a.m.—Turkey River Turkey Dash
Refreshments following

Location: The new pedestrian bridge located next to the
Valley Bridge Canoe Access #62 on Canoe Road (County Hwy W51)

Parking available at the Valley School parking lot.
Purchase a turkey for just $5.00 for your chance to win great
prizes during the Turkey Dash race on the Turkey River.
Tickets are available at the Fayette County Economic
Development office and Elkader City Hall.

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Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund Annual Meeting Announced

Posted: Tue, August 7, 2012
The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 3:30 P.M. at the Upper Explorerland Conference Room, 134 W. Greene Street, Postville, IA.  You are invited to attend this public meeting to learn about the Trust Fund and its application procedures, and about the type of home repair projects funded thus far.  Your feedback on our Housing Assistance Plan is important to the process, and copies will be available for your review.  Please join us!  Treats will be provided. 

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Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund Annual Meeting

Posted: Tue, August 7, 2012
The Fayette County Local Housing Trust fund will hold its fifth annual meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00 p.m. at the Fayette Library ICN room.  Citizens and officials from Fayette County communities and the rural area are invited to attend this public meeting and learn about the Housing Trust Fund, its application procedures and the types of home repair projects funded thus far.  Community feedback on our Housing Assistance Plan is important to the process, and copies will be available for review.  Treats will be provided.

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IFA Awards HOME Funds to UERPC for the city of Oelwein

Posted: Wed, August 1, 2012
Upper Explorerland RPC is excited to announce that they are the recipients of HOME funds through Iowa Finance Authority.  These funds will be used to assist 10 First Time Homebuyers with down payment and rehabilitation assistance in the City of Oelwein.  The award of the HOME funds was matched with a local commitment from the City of Oelwein.

Upper Explorerland RPC realizes first time homebuyers must make sacrifices to save enough for a down payment on a home, but for some it seems impossible to be able to find the funding to close on the desired home.  With the award of the HOME funds homebuyers can receive up to $24,999 in assistance for rehabilitation and down payment assistance.  The home must meet Iowa�™s Minimum Housing Standards upon completion.  This program is an affordable way for homebuyers to realize their dream of homeownership.  Assistance is in the form of a 10 year receding forgivable loan.  Applicant must be able to obtain financing in the form of a 15 year fully amortized, fixed-rate mortgage.  No adjustable rate or balloon payments will be allowed.  Homebuyer education classes are required, please call 563-864-7551, ext. 106 to sign up.

Applications will be accepted beginning August 15th, 2012.

Below are the income guidelines by household size: 

  •  Household Size 1: Gross Income-$33,250
  •  Household Size 2: Gross Income-$38,000
  •  Household Size 3: Gross Income-$42,750
  •  Household Size 4: Gross Income-$47,450
  •  Household Size 5: Gross Income-$51,250
  •  Household Size 6: Gross Income-$55,050
  •  Household Size 7: Gross Income-$58,850
  •  Household Size 8: Gross Income-$62,650


If you are interested and meet the qualifications outlined above we would like to hear from you.  Applications can be picked up at the Oelwein City Hall or by calling Lori Brockway at Upper Explorerland RPC, at 563-864-7551 ext.106.  Applications can also be accessed by clicking below.


Equal Housing Opportunity


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IFA Awards HOME Funds to UERPC for 3 Cities in the Region

Posted: Wed, August 1, 2012
Iowa Finance Authority Awards HOME Funds to UERPC for Strawberry Point, Garnavillo and McGregor!

Upper Explorerland RPC is excited to announce that they are the recipients of HOME funds through Iowa Finance Authority.  These funds will be used to assist 10 First Time Homebuyers with down payment and rehabilitation assistance in the Cities of McGregor, Garnavillo and Strawberry Point.  The award of the HOME funds was matched with a local commitment from each of the cities.

Upper Explorerland RPC realizes first time homebuyers must make sacrifices to save enough for a down payment on a home, but for some it seems impossible to be able to find the funding to close on the desired home.  With the award of the HOME funds homebuyers can receive up to $24,999 in assistance for rehabilitation and down payment assistance.  The home must meet Iowa's Minimum Housing Standards upon completion.  This program is an affordable way for homebuyers to realize their dream of homeownership.  Assistance is in the form of a 10 year receding forgivable loan.  Applicant must be able to obtain financing in the form of a 15 year fully amortized, fixed-rate mortgage.  No adjustable rate or balloon payments will be allowed.  Homebuyer education classes are required, please call 563-864-7551, ext 106 to sign up!

Applications will be accepted beginning August 15th,  2012.

Below are the income guidelines by household size:

  • Household Size 1: Gross Income-$33,250
  • Household Size 2: Gross Income-$38,000
  • Household Size 3: Gross Income-$42,750
  • Household Size 4: Gross Income-$47,450
  • Household Size 5: Gross Income-$51,250
  • Household Size 6: Gross Income-$55,050
  • Household Size 7: Gross Income-$58,850
  • Household Size 8: Gross Income-$62,650

If you are interested and meet the qualifications outlined above we would like to hear from you.  Applications can be picked up at the City Halls in each of the above communities or by calling Lori Brockway at Upper Explorerland RPC, at 563-864-7551 ext. 106.  Applications can also be accessed by clicking below.

Equal Housing Opportunity
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WIA Annual Report has been posted

Posted: Wed, August 1, 2012
The Workforce Investment Act Annual Report for the program year 2011 has been posted to our Workforce page.  To access the document click below.
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Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund Annual Meeting

Posted: Tue, July 31, 2012
The Fayette County Local Housing Trust fund will hold its fifth annual meeting on Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00 p.m. at the Fayette Library ICN room.  Citizens and officials from Fayette County communities and the rural area are invited to attend this public meeting and learn about the Housing Trust Fund, its application procedures and the types of home repair projects funded thus far.  Community feedback on our Housing Assistance Plan is important to the process, and copies will be available for review.  Treats will be provided.
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Turkey River Rocks!

Posted: Mon, July 30, 2012
On Saturday, August 11, 2012 you can experience the Turkey River with other community leaders and residents within the Turkey River Watershed. The cost is $20, which includes registration, float insurance, your evening meal and live music entertainment. Registration is at 8 a.m. in Elkader. After a short program beginning at 10 a.m.; the float will begin at 11:30 from Elkader to Motor Mill. Meal time is set for 5:00 p.m. at Motor Mill with live music throughout the evening!
 
At Elkader, Motor Mill and along the way, experts will discuss river history and ecology and conservation partnerships. The goal is to get everyone better acquainted with the natural wonders and economic vitality of the Turkey Valley. Turkey River Rocks is sponsored by Iowa Rivers Revival and the Turkey River Recreational Corridor. For more information please contact Robin Bostrom at 563-422-3070.

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RWIB-Notice of Meeting

Posted: Thu, July 26, 2012
There will be a meeting of the Executive Board members of the Regional Workforce Investment Board (RWIB) on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.  This meeting will be conducted via telephone conference call.  For information on the pending agenda or phone-in instructions, please contact Ardie Kuhse at Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, 563-864-7551.

Meetings held by the Department of Workforce Development are accessible to all.  If you have special needs to participate in this meeting, please call the above listed number to be placed on the agenda and to obtain the call-in information..

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CEO-Notice of Meeting

Posted: Wed, July 25, 2012
A special meeting of the CEO (Chief Elected Officials) Board will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held via telephone conference call.  For information on the pending agenda, and for call-in instructions, please contact Ardie Kuhse at Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, 563-864-7551.

Meetings held by the Department of Workforce Development are accessible to all.  If you have special needs to participate in this meeting, please call the above listed number to be placed on the agenda.
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UERPC July Newsletter

Posted: Mon, July 16, 2012
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Howe is Named Executive Director
  • Christensen attends IA Trails Summit
  • EDA Investment Award to UERPC
  • Save the Date for Turkey River Rocks!
  • Legislative Event Success
  • Get To Know Your Region
  • Downtown Grant Awards
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Tall Corn Stalks Obstruct Views

Posted: Fri, July 13, 2012
As Iowa's corn crop grows taller, motorists are urged to use extra caution at roadway intersections and railroad crossings where the driver's view may be obstructed.
 
Iowa Department of Transportation statistics show there were 28 crashes during 2011 at rural intersections due to obstructed views by trees or crops. These crashes killed one person and caused at least 34 injuries, six of those were considered major.
 
Jeremey Vortherms, the Iowa DOT's state safety engineer, said, "Obstructed views at highway and railroad intersections in rural areas are a common occurrence in Iowa during the summer and fall. Entering an uncontrolled intersection or railroad crossing requires an added measure of caution. Be alert and take the extra time; One Death is Too Many."
 
During the summer months when corn detasseling and other agricultural operations are underway, and then again during the fall harvest period, traffic increases on rural roads, making encounters with other motor vehicles and farm equipment more frequent and often unexpected.   
 
While motorists often rely on dust patterns to judge oncoming traffic on gravel roads, Vortherms says this method is not reliable and should not be used. Periods of wet weather and special roadway treatments can hold down the dust and make it more difficult to tell if a motor vehicle is approaching on a side road. Loose gravel can also make controlling a vehicle very difficult when making any sudden stop.
 
Vortherms said motorists should treat uncontrolled intersections as if they had stop or yield signs posted, and not enter the intersection or cross the railroad tracks until they are absolutely certain no vehicles are coming from the side roads or trains are present, and then proceed with caution.
 
Trains can be very difficult to spot when tall corn stalks limit the view at a rural crossing. Tammy Nicholson, director of the Iowa DOT's Office of Rail Transportation says, "Although trains are considerably taller than most crops, it still becomes difficult to see them approaching at an uncontrolled intersection where the view is obstructed by vegetation or other visibility hazards." Nicholson reminds motorists to "Look, Listen and Live" when crossing railroad tracks.
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Live Bear Educational Program in Decorah on 7/31

Posted: Wed, July 11, 2012
The Winneshiek County Conservation Board and the Pella Wildlife Company will present "Bears of Iowa" on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 117 of Valders Memorial Hall of Science on the Luther College campus.

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

"Bears of Iowa" features two live black bear cubs, and discusses species identification, behavior, impact on agriculture, and interactions with people. The program focuses on habituation, urban wildlife conflicts, and how to safely photograph and interact with wildlife in their natural habitat.

The non-profit Pella Wildlife Company, licensed under the U.S. Animal Welfare Act of the USDA and located in Des Moines, Iowa, was established in 2006 to focus on three areas of animal welfare: education, sustainability, and conservation. It strives to help the public understand our history, participate in conservation, and preserve the future habitat and ecosystems we all share and live in.

A black bear has recently been reported roaming across northeast Iowa, and has been sighted several times in Winneshiek, Allamakee, Fayette, and other counties. Black bears in Iowa are almost always young males from established populations in Wisconsin or Minnesota that are searching for mates and have been forced out of their territories by more dominant males.

Black bears were once widespread across Iowa, particularly in more heavily wooded areas. As Iowa was settled, the killing of many bears for food and hides and the loss of their forested habitat dramatically decreased the bear population, to the extent that the last historical sighting of a bear in Iowa was in 1876 near Spirit Lake. New reports of black bears in Iowa began to occur in the 1960s. The recent rise in sightings in Iowa is due to increasing black bear populations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

For more information on this program, please contact the Winneshiek County Conservation Board at (563) 534-7145.
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Cresco Airport Receives Funds

Posted: Tue, July 10, 2012
The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $5.6 million for the fiscal year 2013 State Aviation Program, which includes several subprograms detailed below.  
 
The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will provide more than $3.2 million for aviation safety, planning and development. Projects funded through the AIP include:
  • maintenance of aviation weather systems;
  • runway marking;
  • windsocks;
  • emergency operational repairs at publicly owned airports;
  • match for federal statewide planning studies;
  • land-use planning;
  • air service development; and
  • wildlife mitigation at airports.

AIP programs are funded with revenue from aircraft registration fees and aviation fuel taxes.  Among these awards was $42,500 for the Cresco Municipal Airport - Ellen Church Field, to update their master plan.

Aviation vertical infrastructure programs will provide nearly $2.4 million for projects at all eight commercial service airports and seven general aviation airports throughout Iowa. These programs provide funding for maintenance and development of airport facilities, such as terminal buildings, maintenance facilities and aviation hangars. Vertical infrastructure programs are funded through the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund.
 
The State Aviation Program supplements local and federal funding sources, and seeks to maintain a safe and balanced statewide air transportation system. For additional details on the FY 2013 State Aviation Program, see http://www.news.iowadot.gov/newsandinfo/2012/07/iowa-transportation-commission-approves-2013-state-aviation-program-topstatesia.html
 
For additional information regarding aviation in Iowa, visit www.iowadot.gov/aviation
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UERPC July Newsletter

Posted: Mon, July 16, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Iowa Walking College Wins
  • Board Spotlight Laura Frana
  • Iowa Food Hub Fundraiser
  • Community Input Sought on Housing Needs in Howard County
  • Walking Audits
  • Summer time brings Fair time!
  • CDBG Water/Sewer Awards Announced
  • NEIRHTF Accepting Applications
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NEIRHTF is now Accepting Applications

Posted: Tue, June 26, 2018

NEIRHTF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is accepting applications for housing rehabilitationimprovement projects.  Applicants can be low-moderate income homeowners, landlord/for-profit organizations or non-profit organizations to promote and create affordable housing activities.  All applicants must be in one of the four counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek. Eligible projects include rehabilitation and repair of existing housing, including, but not limited to: Roofs, windows, siding, plumbing electrical, energy efficiency, lead paint issues, and handicap accessibility.

For more information on the NEIRHTF or to see if there is funding in your area, please contact Upper Explorerland RPC, at 563-864-7551 ext. 101 for Sarah Snitker.  You can also obtain an application online at www.uerpc.org, Housing, Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund.

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Esta institución es un Proveedor de Igual Oportunidad

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UERPC June Newsletter

Posted: Mon, June 18, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Howe Elected to Vice-Chair
  • UERPC will be closed for the July 4th Holiday
  • Walking School Bus Appreciation
  • IowaWORKS - Bring Your 'A' Game to Work Workshop
  • Upcoming Public Board Meeting
  • NEIRHTF accepting applications
  • State Auditor Mary Mosiman presenting at City Clerks Meeting
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Clayton County Public Think Tank Meetings

Posted: Fri, June 15, 2018

Clayton County Public Think Tank Meetings to be held June 20th, 21st, 26th and 27th. 

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