There are six free genealogy classes offered in March at the Independence Public Library through the Iowa Genealogical Society. Learn more about cemeteries, maps, newspapers, Microsoft Paint, and naturalization and land records. Download a pdf list of classes and the schedule. Please register by calling 334-2470 or emailing email@example.com.
Monday, March 9 at 10 am, enjoy “The Magic of our Memories” with Mary Kay Shanley. In this program she will discuss the importance of our memories, delighting in the commonality we share, and ways of interpreting the past – through oral histories, storytelling and journalizing. Shanley is the author of nine books, including She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes and The Memory Box. Look for memoir author, Peladija Woodson-Diers, and the Memoir Project coming up in the future.
The library will close at 5:00 pm instead of 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11. Hours that day will be 9:30 am-5:00 pm. In order to provide better service, the library closes at 5:00 pm the second Wednesday of each month for staff development.
BUILDING NUMBERING CHAPTER 150 The owner shall place or cause to be installed and maintained on the principal building the assigned number in a conspicuous place to the street in figures not less than four (4) inches in height and/or a contrasting color with the background.
Police Department has been receiving multiple reports of scams. Beware of individuals calling and advising that a close relative is in jail and you need to send money immediately. Call the Police Dept. to confirm any such report. Also, ask the caller to call the Police Dept. to confirm their information. Any Law Enforcement agency will readily agree to contact the local Law Enforcement authority.
REMINDER – per Ordinance #136.03 it is the responsibility of property owners to remove snow and ice promptly from their sidewalks, or the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner as a property tax. When removing snow, be sure to keep it on your property and not into the street or the neighbors property.
Comprehensive Plan Update, 02-13-2015
Request for Proposals: City Website