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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., July 28. 1974 Document Helps Improve City-Federal Relationship By Mike Deupree A slim document with the unlikely title of ar- rangement memorandum of understanding" has done a lot to improve the working rela- tionship among city arid feder- al officials. The first one was sinned April of last year and the sec- ond covering the period from July 1 of this year to next Jtuic 30 was signed last week at a ceremony in the mayor's office. City Hall Notes The purpose of tiie docu- ment is to minimize red tape and misunderstandings about programs in which the federal department of housing and urban development (Hl'Di is involved. e a IT SETS forth needs and priorities of the city; with the cooperative efforts of city and federal officials, it outlines a program of community devel- opment for the year, putting down (he plans of the city and the assistance promised by HUP. It sounds similar to another jawbreaker, the ''workable program for community im- but there are significant differences. For one tiling a certified workable program is required if a city is to receive HUD funding, but the arrangement agreement is optional. The Mike Deupree 1973 agreement signed by Cedar liapids was one of the first in the Iowa-Nebraska area, hut now most major cities have such agreements. Another way to explain [he difference is to say the work- able program outlines what the city plans to do. and the arrangement agreement out- lines how the city plans to do is. The Cedar Rapids workable program, which is certified until July 1, 1975, calls for progress in four major areas: Code adoption and enforce- ment, planning and program- ming, housing and relocation, and citizen involvement. The arrangement agree- ment is more specific. Under the first major area, code adoption and enforcement, several points are made. 9 f e THE AGREEMENT says, for example, that the city will adopt the 1973 editions of the uniform building code and the uniform fire code, and will increase the housing code en- forcement program by con- ducting inspections cilywide Chamber Aviation Group Plans Film on Airport A series of projects are "on the drawing board" to acquaint the public not only with the serv- ices 'of the Cedar Rapids Muni- cipal airport but also with the facility's contributions to the economy of Cedar Rapids. One of the projects is a 20- rninute film about the airport which will be developed without use of public funds, Larry Tier- ney said Saturday. Tierney is chairman of the public relations section of the Cedar Rapids-Mar- ion Area Chamber of Commerce aviation committee. "We will, of course, work in close cooperation with the air- port staff and commission on the film project but it will be fi- nanced without airport Tierney said. A primary use of the film will be in schools as well as before meetings of organizations throughout the area. Chairman Donald Gardner of the airport commission express- ed hope that the film can be helpful "in getting across the message that Ithe airport is im- portant to everyone in Cedar Rapids, regardless of whether they actually use it personally." He cited the role of air freight and travel in the everyday oper- ation of many businesses as well as the role of providing fast emergency services for such institutions as hospitals. "It's possible the film can also be used in conjunction with the airport tours Tierney said. The tour project is another activity on which Hie Chamber aviation committee is working under the direction of F. Critz Hahn. It is hoped that the 'tour pro- gram will be in operation by this fall. Tierney said two different brochures also are being devel- oped about the airport. They are being designed so that they can be used as hand-outs in con- junction with the tours and the film and as a general informa- tion piece about Cedar Rapids and the airport. emphasis on. bii-iUL-o An example of how iiu1 co- operative on the ar- ranueineii! agreement pro- poientia! problems is m .y IH'II checked the oily code anil found four sections the depart- mem felt should bo changed because the sections wore loo restrictive regarding the typt- os materials that can be used. A similar problem surfaced j more than a year ago regard- j ins! 'he plumbing code, be- j cause of local restrictions on j the use of plastic pice. "They will not allow any- thing restrictive unless you ran dix'imienl, in your area, it is explained .Mayor Don Canney. The cooperative effort be- fore codes are adopted or projects begun keeps the problems small. Without it, the problems wouldn't surface uniil a time when they could be more serious if. for in- stance, federal funding was held up on a housing project because local building codes weren't acceptable to HL'D. That's one of the reasons the arrangement agreement was created in the first place, because of delays and red tape involving reviews of fe- derally-funded programs. The problems were particu- larly acute in the past, when the federal emphasis was on specific project applications under categorical grants. THE FIRST arrangement agreement was quite specific, listing projects planned and actual dollar amounts the city would need. With presidential impoundments, curtailment of programs and a de-emphasis on categorical programs, the agreement has become more general. It's still helpful, though, and officials believe it will con- tinue to be especially in mak- ing the transition to new pro- grams of federal funding being considered in congress. "This makes it easier, and it's opened-up the areas of communication (between HUD and the said Can- ney. "Our relationship since we adopted the agreement has improved greatly." British Race Horses Owned by Syndicates LONDON iAP) More than 100 of the horses now racing in Britain are owned by syndic-alps. An example is Today, which won a purse of 5UO pounds at KnsHii in April. The horse is owned by employes of the British Broadcasting Corp. each paid KM pounds i for a .share in the horse six months ago. Kach pays another 10 pounds a month for feeding costs Most uf Today's purse was swallowed up by expenses, and the Jockey Club said that few syndicates are showing a profit. Need Magazines for Prisoners j and to! The three-organization "Books! limited to magazine for the Jail" program has re- 'Paperbacks. suited in 10 boxes of books be- "Paperbacks over a arc bill II mg taken U> the Lmn ixmmv jail but the program is now in wide' popular have been in ol need nf additional public assis-'ff, mihlir library of- lance. 'ficial said. That was the word Saturday The YrtV.A provides a from Lee llavden. community tacle for the paperbacks awl services librarian for the public magazines in its foyer. Persons library which is cooperating on "wanting to contribute material the project with the YWCA and to the project are invited tu drop Equal Justice Under Law iiipin in box. committee. library prr- "A particular llavden iodically pick up the contnbu- said, "is for fairly current mag- tions, sort them and deliver azines of all types." -them to the Linn county jail. nyydpn emphasized that con- GAZETTE WANT ADS PAY 'tribuiums to the program arc; DRIVE SAFELY The Heauty of Summer Gladiolus Arrangement la White Jardiniere KrwUtUicry 3501 1st Ave. SE Delivery Mon. thru Sat. 8-5 Too many bikes and not enough riders? Sell the extra ones with a Classified Ad! Dial 398-8234. eastern Iowa i Tomatoes Originally Believed Poisonous Though the tomato originated in America, it was not used as food in. the New World until after Europeans had been eating it. Until the mid-Nineteenth cen- tury, Americans believed the plant was poisonous and grew it onlv for Ornamentation. VISIT OUR GREEN HOUSES FOR TROPICAL PAtlditANTS; PIERSON'S f M X FtOWER SHOP and IWUIl W GREENHOUSES, INC. 1800 ELLIS BLVD. NiW. i P.M; SEMI ANNUAL SALE There's Still Time There's Still A Good Selection Save 25% to 50% on Men's Wear and Furnishings 4 MORE DAYS! SHOP FOR MEN LINDALE PLAZA CEDAR RAPIDS f 4 L eastern Iowa s largest 9 And were going strong One of the best indicators of the general economic health of any region is the condition of the region's banks. If the banks are growing, prospering and doing well, the region is generally economically strong and healthy. At Merchants National, as of mid-year, 1974, we've opened a new office in Amana; we're expanding our trust department; and our assets are million over last year at this date. As you can see, we're optimistic about the economic strength in eastern we pledge our support .in the years ahead. Consolidated Statement of Condition June 30, 1974 UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY Assets Cash and Due from Banks___ U.S. Treasury Securities...... Liabilities Obligations of Other U.S. Government Agencies and Corporations......... Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions................... Other Securities Federal Funds Sold.................. Loans Bank Premises and Equipment........ Accrued Interest Receivable.......... Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets Directors S 536.832 Demand 035 Time Deposits....................... Federal Funds Purchased 000 Unearned Income.................... 2 Accrued Interest, Taxes, Etc........... 1J551J209 Total Liabilities................ Reserve Reserve for Possible Loan Losses..... Edward J. E. H.Jordan B. E. R. Loufek Duane A. Meyer C. M. C. E. Mangold John D. C. Forbes Olberg Howard H. Cherry, T. Hamilton H. O'Meara G. Rica Sutherland F. J. Ryan Capital Capital Surplus 9 040 000 Undivided Profits Total Capital Accounts......... S Honorary Directors RobertC. Armstrong John M. Ely Ray J. Mills Forrest W. Stewart Merchants National Bank K A BANKS OF IOWA'BANK Main Bank Motor Bank Vernon Village Office Kingston Ollico Amana Office
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