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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A The Cedar Haplds Gazette: Krl., Aug. 9, 1974 Kirkwood Adopts Budget Bridge Work Progresses This was the scene in Prairie du Chien, Wis., recently as construction crews placed one of the first girders in the east channel of the new Mississippi river bridge. Three cranes assisted in place- ment as steel workers atop the adjoining girder made the connection. The south main span girder also is in place. Low water hampered work on the Wisconsin side a few days, but work quickly re- turned to schedule. I By Judy Uaubemnler A 4 million operating i budgel 1974-75 was adopted by the Kirk'Aood Community college board of directors Tlmrsilav afternoon following a public hearing at which no Id Ihf budget were niaile. Tin- budget is an increase of about million over last year's million lit-'Ufi- .Nil fvasc It riMiuiri'd for the budget. The increase will be funded from increased aid and tuition A three-quarter mill levy nn property, the maximum community colleges may levy, raises aboul 7 percent of the budget. Other sources ol funds include: student ices. slate general aid, state vocational aid, other slate aid, fed- eral support. sales and service. other in- come, and balance from unrestricted funds, Tuition Up About S1.947.7K7 is expected from student tuition, up about from last year's tui- tion income. The increase is due to a per quarter tui- tion increase and the expected enrollment of 7111! high sellout students in the new pn-career programs. Kxpcnditures during the year are projected as: for liberal arts and sciences; for vocational-techn- Waukon Man Dies in Crash LANSING Ihmilin Otto right side, went back across We.ber, (ill, of Waukon, was the highway and hit an em-fatally injured in a one-car bankment on the left side accident which occurred seven who nad ;m and one half miles north of business in Eitzen, here on highway 25 at Minn tn Waukon in P.m. Thursday. Fobruarv Weber was alone in his van traveling north when he ap- Services will be Monday at parently lost control on a at tno Reformed church curve. in Eitaen. Polter-Haugen of He ran off the road on the MARENGO The Iowa county board of supervisors was told that 88 out of 122 bridges recently inspected by a consulting engineer will have to he zoned for light loads, probably next week. County engineer Nord S. Iowa County Supervise To Delay Acceptors Special to The GazeOe _. be "suicide" to go against the MARENGO The Iowa unanimous opposition to the county board of supervisors diagonal proposed by the state has delayed for at least three [ol. highway H9 weeks any decision on final bctween the Amana exit approval of agreement with interstate 80 and Homestead, the Iowa state highway commission on accepting six Wetjen said he was speak-miles of old highway 149 into ing both of the opposition the county road system. expressed by the witnesses at The decision came in large the Monday hearing and also a part because supervisor Dale small group of business men R. Mayberry of Williamsburg, who met with the supervisors is on vacation. earlier privately. However, a significant fac- county engineer tor m the decision was the s unanimous opposition to the f lhc agreement expressed at a ment sa he fe hearing held Monday night at hi commission wil, the courthouse. ,ans lfl buik, Questioned Move cated highway 149. Sorensen said if these plans Supervisor Delmar Wetjen were abandonetl, he questioned whether ,t would have no recoursc tu Vofe :eof 749 diately seek supervisor approval of a resolution to pave the L-road because of the extremely high traffic count on that road now. Wetjen said he is opposed to the diagnal proposed by the commission, and might vote against the county-state agreement on this basis. It was noted in the board meeting that no one except state highway engineers has ever supported the diagonal proposal, although some have acquiesced in it in order lo gel the road built. Not on Board Wetjen was not on the board of supervisors when the agreement was worked out with the highway commission in June. Former supervisor Theodore R. Lane attended one of the negotiating meetings, then had resigned and Wetjen had not yet been appointed when the agreement was finalized. The agreement basically calls for the county to take highway 149 from 1-80 to U. S. fi into its road system when the relocated section of highway 149 is built from 1-80 to Homestead. It also calls for thc county to accept highway 411 north of Marengo and highway 209 from 149 into Hoover Centennial Saturday Schedule WEST BRANCH Saturday's schedule of events for Ihe Hoover Centennial activities being held at Ihe Herbert Hoover National Hisotoric site is as follows: Sunrise Service, Gravesitc of Herbert Hoover, a Boy Scout function to which the public is invited. Wreath Laying at thc gravcsitc of Herbert Hoover. VIP lucncheon at West Branch high school ical education; for adult education; S2.2tt4.961 for activities related to instruc- tion, for administra- tion, for student serv- ices; for learning resources: %T'n m lor physi- cal plant, and SliiS.SiKj for research, grants, and develop- ment Director Wayne Newton of praised Selby reducing penditures for administration by Ballantync said the de- crease was due to the elimina- tion of S'ime positions. Student Applications On a percentage basis, instruction accounts for 75 percent of the expenditures, administration 8; physical plant 8, student sen iocs (i: learning resources center 2: and research and development 1 percent. In other matters, Jim Mill- er, head of admissions, report- ed the number of new student applications for the fall quart- er is about 511 behind the number received at this lime last year. Aboul students have applied, compared to 1.- 7114 last year. Miller predicted the number of students would meet or exceed hist year's total by the lime registration ends. Marland Room Al the request of the Kirk- wood Faculty Assn., the board voted unanimously to dedicate a room in Iowa ball to the memory of Bill Marland. a Kirkwotxl instructor who died on campus earlier this year. Representatives of the fac- ulty said a survey o( faculty showed them all to be in sup- port of the idea. They suugesl ed that a symposium or lec- ture room be chosen. John director of business affairs the directors Iowa ball is still scheduled lo be completed by Dec. 1, with occupancy set for one month later. In other site matters, the board endorsed a site on the northwest corner of the campus as the location ior a treatment training facility. Wastcwater Facility The ;lll [eel by feel build- ing will be constructed with a federal Kraut, with completion set for .Ian. 1. The plant will hook into the city sewer, use water for laborato- ry purposes, then return it to the sewer. The northwest corner loca- tion was chosen in order lo reduce the amount of piping needed if the plant were locat- ed farther away from the city sewer line. Director Hubert Davidson of Mechanicsville and Newton voted against the location. Said Davidson, "I'd rather buy more pipe than set the plant on what 1 think is the prime site on campus." The board also endorsed a pian to add additional storage space in the welding area at a cost of about In financial affairs, the board pavment of in regular bills, and in interim A change order in the contract of Kmderknecht Associates for site develop- mi nt work on Iowa ball was apliriAc.'i by the bourd. The board also approved payment of the following amounts lo contractors for work on-Iowa hall: for lluckeiiberg Fixture and Sup- lily Co.; for Universal Climate Control, Inc.; for Acme Electric Co.; for Modern Piping, and !i25 [or limderknecht Asso- ciates, Inc. Guttenburg Diabetic In Good Condition ilorstmann, BX, of Guttenburg, was reported in good condition in the (iuttcnburg hospital Friday after the diabetic, who had been missing from his home since Sunday, was found Thursday. Search parlies has been called off Wednesday, but a (iiitlenburg resident, Robert Wilson, and several other per- sons kepi up the search on their own. Wilson's dog scented Ilorstmann in brush about a mile from his home. County Must Rezone Bridges ceremonies, north of the Hoover graves- ile, featuring Secrelery of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton. Welcome and Walker, director of Nation- al Park Service, introduction of guests, presentation of 451st army band musical selection, presentation of deed by Duane Arnold, president of Hoover Presidential Library Assn., Chicago Children's Choir, introdution of speaker by (iov, Robert Ray, and address by Morton. Scout campfire ceremony at West Branch country club. Conroy into the county system. These two roads would be taken back after repairs are made to them. The stale also would give the comity in cash in lieu of further repairing or rebuilding exisl ing 149. Sorensen presented a report from Powers-Willis Asso- ciates of Iowa City to the board Tuesday. No action was taken Ibis week pending So- rensen's detailed review of the report. The report brought the supervisors even closer to a proposal for a or million bridge bond issue that may be brought to the voters this fall. The Powers-Willis report recommends that 88 of the 122 the firm inspected over the last couple months should be zoned. Of these, 30 of the bridges will be zoned for five tons or less. This includes: M for five tons or less; Two for four tons or less; Five for three tons or less; Nine for two tons or less. Sorensen noted that most cars are two tons or more in weight. The remaining 58 of thc posted bridges will be for over 10 tons. Supervisors chairman Laurel J. Haas said there is no differentiation between five and 10 tons in order to avoid confusion over what bridges a school bus may cross. School buses weigh about eight tons. Sorensen's report brought more discussion about the possibility of a bridge bond issue. This might be submit- ted to Iowa county voters on thc November general election ballot. A representative of a bond- ing firm was in Marengo Tuesday lo talk with the su- pervisors. The supervisors have been considering a or million bond issue for repairing the scores of sub-standard bridges in the county. There already were 80 bridges posted for light loads in the county before Tuesday's reixirl. There also were over completely closed either from flooding or because they zeroed in federal bridge inspection. Some of these are being replaced out of current funding. Many are being de- layed, or the roads leading up to them are being closed, too. The Powers-Willis firm inspected the bridges in seven of the 16 townships in the county, including Dayton, English, Fillmore, Greene, York, Troy and Pilot. The Howard Green Engi- neering Co. of Cedar Rapids has the other nine townships in the county, and is expected to file its report before Sept. 1. Sorensen said he doesn't expect much better news from that report. The supervisors said thej want to meet with township trustees on a township-by township basis when the re ports are in so the trustees can hear the presentation o the engineers on thc reasons why bridges fail inspection and then ask them questions. Vinfon Council Defeats Airport Bond Proposal VINTON The Vinton city council defeated a proposition to start procedings to sell bonds for the airport and improvement project at its Thursday night meeting. The council split 3-3; with Lagrange, Rommann and VanEschen voting yes and Geiger, Schuonnver and Wood opposed. A check every month... as long as you live GUARANTEED RETIREMENT INCOME FROM MODERN WOODMEN Merlon II. Knimrcl 216 Wlndioc Dv NE Odor Rapldt, Iowa Ptioiw 377-0077 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA Froltmof Iniuranct Horn. Offlc. Dock HHiwIi GLASSES as low as IV Your fjasses include clear lenses (impact resistant) and choice ol frames from a la rye selection of latest styles 106 FIRST ST., S.E. TELEPHONE 364 2122 DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Public safety committee Chairman Warren Geiger re- ported on his committee meet- ing with the Benton county board of supervisors on a federalized system of handling emergency calls. At the present time the sheriff's office has its own system and the ambulance, fire and police calls are han- dled at the municpal power This system has been in- feffective at times and all four agencies agreed to a plan whereby a 24-hour service would be bandied by trained radio operators. The location for this would the county and city would share- costs. This plan received unani- mous approval of the council The five-member commission head recommend- ed a plan to the council for purchase of land grading on an east-west runway and re- location of the terminal build- ing. This would be phase one of a 20-year airport improve- ment plan and would have wist the city an estimated be thc county Jail and 800. A part of the council felt the city should be looking ahead at the long range plan and the and the various agencies will benefit to the city now proce.de to work out the The others felt the citizens various details, of Vinton would object to their The council passed an ordi- mnney being spent for airport which would require the improvement when there were board of adjustments to pub- lish notice of hearings. The ordinance states the time and agreed place of hearings with a show- ing of the legal description so manay other things the city needed. The council finally lo offer the airport improv- ement to a vote of Ihe people and street address of the prop- and City Attorney Ben Fischer erty and a brief statement of the relief requested to be was instructed lo investigate this angle and report at the nexl council meeting. relief requested published no less than (lays before the bearing. FREE GOBLET with deposit! Yimr rhoiiv llmv elewalll styles FKKH with a deposit in :1 National Savings Annunt or (Vrtil'ii'ale of Deposit. Additional sublets available :il licMiilifully ivilui-i'd Start your collet-lion today; Limit, our free gift PIT family.) Kirkwood May Market Welding Books and Films Kirkwood Community col- lege is moving toward comple- tion of agreement with a weld- ing equipment manufacturer to market the college's mod- ularized welding instruction films and lextbooks. Supt. Selby Ballantyne told the board of directors ThurS' day night Miller Welding Co. Appleton, Wis., the world's: largest manufacturer of weld ing equipment, would marke the welding materials nation ally and internationally for tin college. Kirkwood would receive percent of the net sales in re turn for giving Miller tht right to the materials. Ballantyne said if a sizable amount of money were to be received from sale of the course, the funds could be used to build a metal building 'or the welding program, which has outgrown its pre- sent space in Linn hall. The board authorized an igreement with instructor Terrell C. Lockhart, who Seveloped the welding course natcrials, whereby Lockhart ssigned his ownership of the laterials, valued at to ic Kirkwood Foundation. Ballantyne indicated if the ollege were to receive a large mount of money from its ;reement with Miller, il ught to re-negoliale the gjecment with Lockharl. Final testing and revision of ic welding instruction mate- als is expected to be done lis fall. Council Asks Resignation Of Mayor WAUKON Members of .he Waukon city council have asked Mayor Robert Streit to resign. Councilman Frank Young read a letter at the Monday night council meeting, in which he charged Streit's lack ot cooperation with the council and "discontent" the mayor had caused the council and town. Streit, however, stated he would not resign, and in turn charged council members with acting without passing resolutions and told them to "stop doing things by the seat of your pants." Twelve residents attending the meeting also spoke in favor of (he resignation. Tension between the council members and mayor have ncreased in the last few weeks since Streit filed suit igainst City Clerk Mildred Rolf, charging her with pay- ng city Funds without the authorization of the council or nayor. That case is still pending in riagislrate's court. C.R. Drug Numbers To report a violation: Michael Dooley 377-8081 If you need help: Foundation II... 362-2174 (4 p.m. to midnighl) First National Bank of Marion Member K.K.l.C. V Contest Winners (Week of July 28th to August 3rd.) FIRST WEEKLY PRIZE ALUMACRAFT 17' QUETICO CANOE MINN KOTA 35 ELECTRIC FISHING MOTOR GOULD POWERBREED 60 BATTERY Mary Ann Trowbridge Burnsville, Minn. 55337 SECOND WEEKLY PRIZE ARCTIC 10 SPEED BICYCLE Amanzel W. 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