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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Itaplds r'ri.. Oct. I. 1S7I HUD Act Allows Flexibility Harrison Weber DKS MOINKS State Senator James (iriffin is applauding tin1 now housing ;uul urban development aft passed by congress. (iriffm, chairman (if the cit- ies and towns committee in tin- senate, thinks the act will eliminate much red tape. The Housing and Urban Development agency (HUD) iias 75 days to review applica- tions. If the project has not beer specifically rejected within that period, the project will be deemed approved. Senator Griffin believes the act provides greater flexibility for cities and towns on community development projects because funds will be made available from a single source on a much less re- stricted basis. Joint Meeting The Council Bluffs Repub- lican and his counterpart. Rep. .John Clark (R chairman of the cities and towns committee in the house, have called a joint meeting of the cities and towns commit- tees for Oct. 23 in Des Moines to sec if the next legislature needs to pass any enabling legislation to implement the federal program. While the new law envisions a continuous program, fund- ing is authorized for only three years, beginning with billion for fiscal 1975, billion for the second year and billion for the third. These amounts, howev- er, must be provided in sepa- rate appropriation acts before the motley actually becomes available. Iowa's share of the first year appropriation would lie million, roughly one percent of the overall appro- priation. Block Grants The new program, slated to go into effect Jan. 1. 1975, in essence provides block grants for cities and towns for community development programs and replaces sepa- rate categorical grants lor urban renewal, model cities, open space land, water and sewer lines. 11 does not re- place or supplant the water pollution treatment grant program nor any existing program under the Farmers Home Administration. Any city or town or any combination of local units, regardless of population, will be eligible to apply to HUD for funding, according to Robert K. Jlisten, executive director of the League of Iowa Munici- palities. All cities over will be guaranteed a certain level of [uncling "for virtually the life of the Josten com- mented. There are seven cit- ies in Iowa in this population classification Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Parsons Takes Muscatine Post IOWA CITY Rodney Par- sons, 52, real estate coordina- tor in Iowa City's urban re- newal department, has been named Muscatine community development director. Parsons was chosen from among .10 candidates for the post. He will have responsibility for Muscatine's urban renewal project, the building and ing and planning and xoning departments. No salary was ariM'iunced. Des Moines, Dubuiiue, Sioux City and Waterloo. (Juaranleod Amount In addition, 11 other cities with previous experience in urban renewal programs will be guaranteed a minimum amount of funding for five years. However, they wili get the maximum guarantee only during the first three years, after that they will be phased downward. Mason City, for example, is scheduled to receive for each of the first three years. in the fourth and in the fifth year. The other cities in this cate- gory are Burlington, Carroll, Cedar Falls. Charles City. Fort Dodge. Kvansdale. Iowa City, Keokuk, Muscatine and Ottumwa. A formula covers popu- lation, housing needs and the number of people with pov- erty-level incomes, will be used as the base for determin- ing the of grants for the large cities. Receive Bonus These seven cities, ill effect, will receive a bonus if they have participated in past HUD programs. This will he in addition tu the amount they would receive under the formula. The more involve- ment, the larger the grant. Bui starting in the fourth year of the program all cities over will be funded strictly on the basis of the formula. In some cases, the formula share will be more than the tniaranleed amouril: in other cases it will be less, Josten said. For instance, Des Moines will be guaranteed million the first year because of its heavy involvement with IIUD programs. However, the size of Des Moines' grant wil he reduced to million the second year. million the third and subsequent years. On the other hand, because Dubuque has only had limited participation in HUD pro- Unemployment Drops 2.7 Percent in August DES MOINES (UPI) Iowa's unemployment rate fell to 2.7 percent in August, down six-tenths of a percent from the July rate, the Employ- ment Security commission re- ported Thursday. Commission officials said the 2.7 percent rate in August matched the figure for August of 1973. Total employment in August was set at the commission said, compared with in July and in August of 19711. The decline from July was attrib- uted primarily to a seasonal reduction in agricultural jobs. Iowa's civilian labor force the combined totals of employed and unemployed workers fell from in July to in August. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For News. Spoils, Bookkeeping, General Infor mlion olid (Hikes Not Listed Below (all 398-8211 (nculotion-Subsiiiplion Dtpt. 398-8333 Sundays Until 12 Noon Holidays II o m. la p m WnnlAds 398-8234 Mon. Ihru Fil. B am. to 5 p.ni; Saturday until 12 Noon Display Advertising 398-8222 Morion Ollice 398-8430 CERAMIC WALLS FLOORS 1 01 -Colors Choice 67 Colors Patterns C SCI- up UP Do ii or we install Open Thursday lill J'ark In Kr.ir grams it will receive nnly tin- firsl year hul till' (if ils grants will increase gradually, the second year. the third and {9011.000 Hit- fourth and fifth years Mlllliin At the iiutsi'l about mil- liiin uf the state's million allocation will he availahle to the remaining cities and towns. This discretionary bal- ance is expected to grow to million hy the program's fourth year. Funding for the program will lie 100 percent federal, with no reiiuirement for local matching funds. The program does differ from general revenue sharing in that each city or town is required In file an application; funding is not automatic. "The block Josten said, "are not principally de- signed for housing construc- tion The money is to lie used mainly to purchase and clear land for housing or any other public purpose, and for supplementary son ices such as a day-care center Housing 1'rujci'ts The executive director uf the League of Iowa Municipal- ities looks for money to fund housing projects to come from other federal sources, such as public housing and low in- come housing. The problem, lie concedes, is that during the last two years the federal government has alloca- tions in those programs and local communities have been stymied in terms of further building. "The big movement across tile nation has been to create stale finance agencies on housing. I think we need such an agency in Iowa; it's a close- ly related .loslen declared. The amount available to Cedar Hapids under the program is for and increasing to in Iowa City's share would be for 1975, and fur 1979 Johnson Jury Convicts Man of Fleeing Accident IOWA CITY A Johnson county district court jury de- liberated slightly nver 90 minutes Wednesday before finding James Itonald Carlile guilty of leaving the scene uf a personal injury accident. Carlile had been charged in connection with an Aug. 2. 1974. incident in which Isaltu anil ICdet Isuk were struck hy a car as they walked near the overpass on Mormon Truck road. Mrs. Isuk revealed in her testimony that she had been eight months' pregnant at the time of the accident and lost the baby as a result. A sentencing date fur Car- lile will be set later. YEARS AGO Henry and James Starr of Weslville, N.J., two American brothers who disappeared on the West (ier- man-Borlin highway Sept. 7. said in East Berlin they en- tered the Soviet volun- tarily to ask political asylum. 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Brauer asked the city to reimburse Gilbert, arguing that (he city had failed to give proper notice of impound- ment. The council refused (trailer's reiiuest, which would have been in excess of holding that, since they be- lieved proper notice had been given, they had no liability in the case. Supermarket The razing of the present Jack and Jill Supermarket in west Decorah and construction of a new, larger shopping fa- cility on land adjoining the present store on the east, next to the Upper Iowa river, was indirectly touched upon in another action of the council. Through a resolution adopt- ed by councilmen Tuesday night, (he city released a flowage easement affecting the site of the new super- market. Owners of the land. Phil Johnson and Valdorf Moe, recently completed a fill-in project which raises the river bank property above flood level. I'ulillc Hearing According to Clifford Schriibbe, chairman of the board of and adjust- ment, a public hearing would he held Oct. 3 on an applica- tion made by the James Re- frigeration Co., of Mason City, owners of the present Jack and Jill Supermarket build- ing, for constructiori of the new store. If the new supermarket building plan is approved, the store's retail space will he nearly doubled, and parking space will be proved for from 300 to 400 cars. Plans call for construction of a modern, functional-type building 150 feel long and 100 feel wide. Plans for a new ordinance to impose more rigid control on the operation of motorcy- cles and mini-bikes in the city were discussed. ONLY! g Savings on s All-weather Coats from 865 to 870 Timely savings on rain or shine coats with zip-out liners. 65% Dacron combed cotton in solid colors and smart new plaids. Popular style from our regular stock. F7ly-fronl, split raglan shoulder and slash pockets. 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