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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Burlington, Iowa Page 2 the Hawk Evi sunday August 22, i 976 these antique dolls Are part of the estate of the late mrs. Gladys Layton 720 Iowa which will be sold at auction saturday. Mrs Layton and her Mother mrs Barbara Bradfield shown Here in a 1957 photo collected dolls and repaired discarded dolls As Christmas gifts for crippled children. Hope Haven foundation to Benefit from estate auction a collection of dolls and Oil paintings will be among items sold at an estate auction Here saturday proceeds from which will go to the Hope Haven Complex. The to . Auction at 720 Iowa will include More than 70 antique dolls Many of which mrs. Gladys Layton owned from childhood and 20 Oil paintings 15 of which Are landscapes and seascapes by mrs. Layton a father Galen Doss. Mrs. Layton died july 25 at age 81, and left her estate with the exception of some Small personal bequests to the Hope Haven foundation. Executor . A Wittkamp estimates the estate at about $40,000. Don Reeder president of the Des Moines association for retarded children and Merle Kelly county supervisor Are trustees for the foundation. Kelly said Revenue from the estate will be placed in the foundations Trust fund it has not been earmarked Fri any special project or activity Kelly said but added some of it May be used for additions to the Complex for mentally retarded and physically handicapped persons. Mrs. Layton a native of Dallas City came to Burlington from Chicago in 1925 after the death of her husband. She and her Mother mrs. Barbara Bradfield lived together and annually repaired discarded dolls and contributed them to poor children in Chicago hospitals at Christmas time. Mrs. Bradfield died in 1965 at age 96. Doss was regarded As the a Dean of Laguna Calif he made his livelihood As an artist for More than 40 years. Consultant to evaluate sewers Mediapolis a action has been taken by the Mediapolis school Board to avoid a confrontation Over allegedly defective sewage systems at the Sperry and Yarmouth schools. At a special meeting Friday noon Here the school Board directed supt. Eugene Johnson to hire a professional consultant to evaluate alleged deficiencies and begin planning corrective action. In addition the school Board agreed to meet with the Des Moines county health Board to discuss the Board president Edwin Banwart said the meeting will be at 2 30 . Monday aug. 23, at Sperry. The boards will later go to Yarmouth. Banwart had requested a joint meeting in a letter to or. R. J. Cowles health Board chairman. In a letter of reply Cowles suggested monday afternoon. Cowles wrote to Banwart that the health Board remained in an a Adamant position of directing the school system to Correct the defective sewage systems. Health officials have dle ged that untreated effluent from the two schools runs into Roadside ditches. The health Board is on record of requiring that at least one system be upgraded to state and Federal standards by oct. 15, and that the other system be improved by the fall school terms of 1977, Cowles said. The alternative Cowles said is a Bond Issue or other action to build a new attendance Center that would allow closing of the Sperry and Yarmouth buildings. Mediapolis voters will decide at the regular school Board election sept. 14 if they will Issue $1.8 million in Bonds for a centralized Grade school in Mediapolis. County attorney Steve Hoth a health Board member had said earlier this year that if the school Board failed to act before the Start of school wednesday the health Board could take the school to court to seek an injunction to Block the opening of the Sperry and Yarmouth buildings. At Iowa City held in local youth old Capitol breaking Iowa City a a Burlington youth who was free on Bond pending trial for the bludgeon slaying of his Mother is being held in the Johnson county jail Here under new charges. Randy k. Knotts 17, was arrested by University of Iowa Campus police inside the old Capitol building on thursday and is being held under juvenile authority supervision. Knotts is charged with breaking and entering and Possession of marijuana. Knotts was free after posting 10% of a $50,000 Bond on an open charge of murder. He is accused in the slaying of his Mother Judith Anne Knotts at their Burlington residence on feb. 24. Judge Harlan Bainter had allowed Knotts to Post the 10% bail on june 27, under condition that Knotts be sue ver h0ef, 17, West Avenue Road shown Here with mister mouse of adventure land Park in Des Moines represented Des Moines county in the 1976 state fair Queen contest Lori Zornig 18, Rock rapids was crowned Queen Friday. Transferred to a group Foster Home in Iowa City until his trial starts sept. 27. Knotts previously was transferred from juvenile to adult court following a hearing in Des Moines county. University police said Knotts was apprehended inside the old Capitol building about 9 45 . Thursday. Officers had staked out the building because it had been broken into at least four times since aug. To. Des Moines county atty. Steve Hoth said that a hearing before judge William s. Cahill will be held tuesday. Hoth intends to ask that the previous order allowing Knotts to Post a partial Bond be revoked and the full $50,000 Bond reimposed. Knotts was arrested one Day after his mothers body was found in the trunk of her car in the driveway behind her 2214 Racine Home. Meanwhile in Iowa City Campus police have increased their night patrols of old Capitol and University officials Are considering installing a burglar alarm system. Monmouth Cycle rider hospitalized Gulfport 111. A a Monmouth 111., woman was in fair condition at Burlington Iowa medical Center this weekend with injuries suffered when her motorcycle went out of control Here about 4a.m. Saturday. Debra s. Harmon 22, was being treated for head face and hip injuries sustained when her Cycle fell Over and pinned her in the parking lot of the Poison Apple night club. Illinois state police said Harmon lost control and skidded in Loose gravel. Harmon was taken to medical Center by Des Moines county ambulance. The mishap remains under investigation. New housing coordinator encouraged optimistic by Bill Mertens Mike Donahey is encouraged and optimistic about his Job right now. But he a just beginning. His satisfaction quotient May be better realized in a year depending upon his Success in locating housing for Low and elderly Burlington renters. Donahey is the new Section 8 housing coordinator for Burlington. He started last week but wont get into the work full swing until he moves into his new office in the Tama building sept. 7, ii or in in 4t Jib Mike Donehey a the Sec. 8 program is about the Only housing assistance program now being funded by the . Dept of housing and Urban development. But there Are divisions within the program also. The City Council earlier this week approved a housing proposal for construction of apartments in a vacant area in Maple Hills. The local Hopes Are for funding under the Sec. 8 program but Donahey will not be involved with that project. His chores entail locating local families in need of housing assistance and helping them find suitable housing. The Maple Hills project Calls for a private Developer to buy the 10-acre site now owned by the City build the apartments find the families who qualify to live there collect the rent and oversee the operation. The Council has sanctioned two proposals submitted by local developers but recommended to the Federal housing administration that the one from a partnership headed by Adair Spear be approved for funding. Cha has earmarked housing assistance funds for such a project in Burlington a up to $250,000 a year for the next 20 years. If Cha gives the final stamp of approval to the Spear proposal those funds would go for rent subsidies for the renters chosen and Spear would be eligible to receive an Cha insured loan for construction. There is no construction planned in the program Donahey will coordinate although Federal dollars have also been set aside for rent subsidies Here. This portion of the Section 8 program deals with existing housing according to Donahey a Clinton native who worked with Community action in another housing program in Marshalltown for to months. He has been hired by the Burlington Low rent housing Agency which manages autumn Heights High Rise on Vinegard or for elderly citizens. He is not a City employee but Likely will be working with the City staff in locating renters and rental units. Hud has approved funding for rental of 150 existing housing units in Burlington but has attached various restrictions on the housing that can be chosen. The most stringent restriction involves monthly rents. Subsidies will not be provided for units where monthly rent and utilities Bills top $131 for a one bedroom apartment or House up to $191 for a four bedroom housing unit. A one of the things Well have to work against is those rent limits a said Donahey 25, a University of Iowa graduate. A a in a confident Well get enough people in the program. 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A one of the things Well have to work against is those rent limits a said Donahey. 25, a University of Iowa graduate. A a in a confident Well get enough people in the program. If we can get the landlords to go along then Well meet the 150 that May prove a stumbling Block also since Hud requires inspections of the housing facilities before rent subsidies Are allowed and the landlords must make financial records on the units available to Donahey. Probably his first obstacle will be locating rental units. He has been warned of the Lack of available housing in Burlington. His Boss autumn Heights administrator Tony Stanley says the vacancy rate locally is about 2%. Donahey will encourage applicants to the program remain in their existing locations if it qualifies. Of the funding available for 150 units 20 must be for elderly renters and up to 40% of the total for the very Low income families. In Des Moines county financial guidelines for very Low income families ranges from $5,100 for a single person to $9,700 for a family of eight or More. Restrictions for Low income families Start about $8,000, which is said to be about 50% of the mean annual income in Des Moines county. Persons making less than those income restrictions could qualify for this program. There Are no asset restrictions although persons with considerable assets and Little actual income must apply 10% of their assets to their stated annual income. Beginning sept. 7, Donahey will Start taking applications from families interested in participation in the program. He will have to investigate the financial information Given him by the applicants. After the Check those who qualify Are Given certificates. Those persons must find suitable housing or seek to have their existing housing approved. If All that works out those persons Start paying less for rent then they have been. Low income families who qualify for the program and find housing would be paying no More than 25% of their adjusted incomes toward rent and utilities very Low income families would pay no More than 15%. Uncle Sam would make up the rest through direct payments to the landlords. Hud and the local housing Agency have an 18-month contract and Hud has approved a $286,780 budget for the period. That applies strictly to housing in Burlington now but Donahey says the program might be expanded to the entire county in the future. He will Pace himself Early attempting Only to do a few units at a time in the first months. The primary of the program is to offer financial assistance to the Low and very Low income families although Donahey and others involved Hope it would also inspire landlords to put some of the Money received Back into the housing units. Well be Here september 1 imagine the first of september everyone will be Able to get professional hair care right Here in Burlington. 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