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Hotel/Motel Tax Meeting

Posted: Wed, April 18, 2012
We had a very successful Hotel/Motel Tax Meeting this morning.  Plans are in the works to move forward with this. 

Hotel/Motel Tax is very beneficial for the community.  Out of the 99 counties in Iowa only about 20 do not have this tax implemented, Chickasaw being one.  The money generated from this tax goes back into the community/county for numerous different things.  Examples of how the money generated from this tax could be used are:  for tourism; for local grants available to communities or non-profits for marketing community festivals, programs or events that would attract visitors; for park departments to be used for improvements; for updating welcome signs for the community; and for a capital improvements fund which down the road could be used to construct more bike trails.  These are only a few examples of how the money raised would be beneficial to the community & county.

We have set up three committees to help move this cause forward.  If you would be interested in being on a committee, please contact Mary Schrandt-Prouty, Chickasaw County Tourism, by email or phone 319-240-3488.
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NH Street Restoration Project

Posted: Tue, April 3, 2012
The City of New Hampton contracted with Yaggy Colby Associates to design and engineer a street restoration project. The project will include repair of deficient sanitary sewer manholes, storm sewer manholes/intakes, curb and gutter and street patches. Upon completion of the repairs, the crack and seat process will be utilized on the existing pavement followed by a Hot Mix Asphalt overlay.  During the crack and seat process, the concrete pavement is cracked into smaller-than-joint length pieces and rolled before asphalt resurfacing.  River City Paving - Division of Mathy Construction will be doing the project.

The total project cost is approximately $1.5 million. They will begin construction by no later than April 30th.  The following streets are included in the project:

Segment                      Length of Project (Blocks)
West Hamilton Street              2.6
South 3rd Ave.                       0.9
South Pleasant Hill Ave.           0.9
Foley Avenue                         4.0
North Sherman Ave.               2.5
South 4th Ave.                       6.0
East Milwaukee St.                 6.1
South 1st Ave.                       4.8
West Hamilton St.                  5.8
North Locust St.                    1.9
Parker St. & Ashland Drive       2.6
South Locust St.                     4.5

If you live on one of these streets and will be affected by the project, you will be notified as to when you will not be able to drive on your street.  One to two days would be the max that you wouldn't be able to drive on your street.

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New NH Superintendent

Posted: Tue, March 27, 2012
On behalf of the School Board I am pleased to announce that with the help of several committees, including school staff, community group, and school administrators the Board has selected the next superintendent for the New Hampton Schools.  The successful candidate is Jay Jurrens.  He is currently the 5-12 principal in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  The Board is confident that they have found a great match for the school and our children.  This selection is the out come of the commitment and dedication of the interview committees.  The Board is inviting you to a meet and greet the new superintendent, Jay Jurrens, on March 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm. in the high school cafeteria.  We will have a short board meeting to appoint Jay.  We will have some student performances to welcome him to our school.  After the short meeting you are invited to introduce yourself to Jay and his wife, Deb.  There will be cookies and drinks available for you to enjoy.

Bob Ayers
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YSF Tackle Football Registration Thursday, March 29th!!

Posted: Mon, March 26, 2012
Now is the time to register your child for the 2012 Tackle football season! This goes for kids currently in 2nd-5th grade. Registration night is Thursday, March 29th 2012. You can come anytime between 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the New Hampton Community Center (112 E. Spring St.) Call us at 394-5464 with any questions!
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Register for Spring/Summer Park & Rec Programs!

Posted: Wed, March 7, 2012
Registration for the 2012 Spring/Summer Programs will begin on Monday, March 19th!  Please visit our "Youth Programs" page to print the program!
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"Filling" Main Street

Posted: Tue, February 28, 2012
New Hampton Economic Development officials are pitching several incentive programs to help "fill" Main Street.  New Hampton realizes the importance of having a full Main Street and we need people to know that there is assistance available, says New Hampton Economic Development Director, Tammy Robinson.  There are several empty storefronts available in the downtown area, and our organization is ready to help those who are thinking about starting a new business.  
Among the programs Economic Development offers are start-up grants, loan programs and one in which we will cover the rent costs for a new business.  These programs are tailored to each individual business.  There are also non-financial programs that can help a start-up business as well.  Those programs include mentoring and developing business plans and the help of the UNI Business Center.  This program will help people who want to start a business connect with the experts.
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Updating our Web site

Posted: Tue, February 21, 2012
A long time coming! 

We are in the process of updating our Web site as many of you may have noticed that it is out-of-date.  Soon the City of New Hampton & New Hampton Park n Rec will be sharing a site with us!  We apologize for any information that may not be available while we are in the process of updating.  But do check back as we are working hard to get everything up-to-date and running.
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Chickasaw County Ambulance Council RFP

Posted: Thu, March 28, 2019
See attached RFP for the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council.
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New Hampton Compost Site & Pickup Information

Posted: Thu, March 28, 2019
The New Hampton Compost Site will open Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Hours for the site will be:

Tuesday - 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursday - 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturday - 9 am - 1 pm

Fees will be:  $2.00 per licensed vehicle or trailer
                     $5.00 per dump truck load

Compost will be picked up curbside on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Compost & brush will be picked up curbside on Friday, May 17, 2019.  No barrels will be picked up and brush cannot be longer than 4 feet.
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New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development Honored with Economic Development Impact Award

Posted: Thu, March 21, 2019
Iowa's rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities commitment goes far beyond ensuring safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy. They actively create strategic partnerships and provide technical and financial assistance to support business growth and community vitality. Annually, Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) presents Impact Awards to utility partners who were involved in significant economic development initiatives the prior year. During a meeting of the New Hampton Industrial Development Corporation, the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development was recognized for their economic development accomplishments and commitment to the community.  

New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development was presented with an IADG Impact Award for community development. New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development has supported economic development in the community for many years. A recent example of project participation includes support for the $6 million facility renovation project for the Mercy One - New Hampton Medical Center. This upgrade provides improved health care, better patient privacy, new technology, and a renovated emergency department. All combined, these increased capabilities will provide much needed health care infrastructure for the community, its employers and residents. New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development secured a $300,000 grant from the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program to support this project. New Hampton Municipal Light Plant provided an additional $60,000 in matching funds. Receiving this USDA grant also established a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & Economic Development Office. The loan repayments will go into this newly established RLF and be available to support additional local projects for years to come.
"We commend Brian Quirk and the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant as well as Tammy Robinson and the New Hampton Economic Development Office for their steadfast support of business and community development," said IADG President, Rand Fisher. "They are providing important technical and financial assistance that many times is a key component in successfully securing projects that create jobs and support community vitality.   

About IADG
The Iowa Area Development Group is the marketing and business development office for Iowa's member-owned rural electric cooperatives, select municipal electric utilities, and independent telecommunication companies.  IADG has assisted with over 2,100 successful business expansions and start-up projects.  This growth represents capital investment of more than $12 billion and 53,000 jobs for Iowa.  The Iowa Area Development Group was established in 1985 to promote and strengthen rural Iowa development opportunities. Stay connected with IADG news at www.facebook.com/IADG.IA and www.twitter.com/IADGIOWA.   

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