Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
by Wt'tl Partdi
Tho Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl., Feb. 8. 1874
Action Expected Next Week On Subsidized Housing Plan
Members of the city council, urban renewal board and Oak Hill liaison committee met Thursday afternoon to discuss proposals for a federally-subsidized housing project, but delayed choosing among six proposals until next week.
The group plans to meet again next Thursday to make a decision, after more opinions can be gathered from members of the liaison committee.
Only two committee members — Viola Gibson and June Varner — were able to attend
all three meetings at which the project was discussed this week.
They differed on which proposal they favored. Mrs. Gibson ranked the proposal by J.K. Stewart Construction Co. of Kansas City first, while Mrs. Varner favored the proposal submitted by Oak Hill Manor, Ltd., Des Moines.
Hob Brooks, a member of the urban renewal board, said management of the proposed project is of extreme importance. The best such projects in the nation,
he said, are found in small Iowa towns.
“These things operate successfully because of the community involvement after the thing is built,” Brooks said.
“That’s been one of our prime concerns,” Mrs. Varner said, “since the inception of the program.”
'lorn Kelly, also an urban renewal board mmebor, agreed.
“The local participant is the key here,” he said. “You have
to have someone you can talk
The project, to be located on urban renewal land, will house low-income elderly and handicapped persons. The Federal Housing Administration (FUA) will pay a portion of the rent for the tenants, depending upon their income.
Six developers bid for the right to build arid operate the project. Since all were required to bid the same price for the land, the decision on which to choose is to be based on matters
such as the site plan, experience, financial backing and management ideas.
The FUA reported Thursday all six bidders are in good financial positions, and all architectural concepts arc acceptable.
The Consensus Although considerable time at the meeting was devoted to the specific attributes and drawbacks of the various proposals, the consensus was that the details are not as important in making the decision as is the overall site plan.
FUA will have final authority on most details, anyway.
Those present at the metting agreed to consider all six proposals primarily on their appearance in relation to the rest of the neighborhood and what overall effect the different configurations will have on the neighborhood over the long run.
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renewed its warnings to Finland that it must make peace with Russia and Britain or face the consequences.
“The moat leaks.”
I amount for the additional paper,
[ about $15.
The cost of copying a complete tape will be about $45, he said.
He said copies of the tape will be supplied only to the parties,
I not to candidates.
Young C. R. Man Is Accused of Larceny, Breakin
Itonald Yarrington, 19, has I
been charged with larceny and j breaking and entering.
Yarrington was booked into!
ing over the tape to the chair- the county jail with a Third; man, noting he also had refused I street SE address, but the com-lo turn over a tape to several |ainj wto , ,h Democratic candidates. I*;.. * .... n 4 ’j
Acting Republican Chairman' • Wilson, Orchard trailer
Frances B. Palmer earlier this jc°urt, said Yarrington lived at week said the tape was desired I the trailer court. to encourage attendance at the j The 51-year-old complainant, party’s neighborhood caucuses, who signed the information in
magistrate court alleged a car1
Kopel Promises GOP a Tape of Linn Voter List
Linn Auditor Merle Kopel said Thursday lie will supply to the1 chairman of the Republican county central committee a copy of a computer tape containing voter registration data.
Kopel, a Democrat, said political considerations were not involved in his hesitancy in turn-
Kopel sought a county attorney’s opinion on whether a statute requiring that free copies of the “original registration record” he given the chairman of each party means that a copy of the computer tune must be supplied.
He said it has been the prac-
ramp valued at $35 was found in Yarrington’s front yard at the trailer court.
Wiien Wilson started to take the ramp Jan. 29, Yarrington allegedly jumped on his back, knocked him down and started to choke him.
The defendant was released from the county jail on posting
tice to supply a computer print out. He expressed concern that $200 bond.
the tape might fall into the _
hands of some commercial _ A .. .
Four Are Named to
Credit Union Board
group and that the list of names might be used commercially.
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party leaders, the parties wou d , . . . , . ., T
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group to make use of the tape. L. . F J
The county attorney asked for n
an attorney general’s opinion! New hoard members are
and was told last week the audi-|^ar°i Friebe, Bill Murray, Tom tor must furnish a copy of the! Connelly and Mary Ann Kelsey, tape, if the party so requests. | (W*ccrs named were Clark
(lull, president; Donnelly, vice-If the tape is more expen- president; Riley Crawford, trea-sive, under the opinion, the surer(* an(j Carol Priebe, secre-differenee in cost must be jarv
paid by the party, Kopel said. Gary Fisher, Bob Conzett, and
However, he said the cost of a | Murray were elected to the I printout is less, because print- j credit committee, and Bill outs are run for the parties at Rogers, Kay Stoner and Mary the same time as regular print- Ann Kelsey to the audit coinmit-outs, thus costing only the I tee.
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