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P&R asks public to suggest names for new recreation area



Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:21


What’s in a name?  

The Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Board of Directors is hoping creative Clear Lakers can provide an imaginative name for the city’s recreation area located on 12th Avenue South.

Board President Chyrl Bergvig said the area is beginning to take shape and the group is anxious to give it a name and heighten public awareness of the space. 


City Council gives final approval for ‘14 budget



Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:20


The Clear Lake City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget following a public hearing Monday night.  

For the third straight year, the tax rate for the City of Clear Lake for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins, July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014, is $10.54 per $1,000 of taxable value.  

City Administrator Scott Flory reported that Clear Lake continues to feature one of the lowest tax rates in Iowa for cities with a population of greater than 5,000.  Flory reported that the Iowa Constitution limits general obligation 


New CLEAR Project leader is ready to continue lake progress



Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:19


by Marianne Morf

When you say the words ‘Clear Lake’ to MaryJo Burkgren, a smile immediately comes to her face.  She is quick to recall fishing with her parents at the reefs and the Island, gazing at shorelines dotted with cabins, weekly drives around the lake 


Independent Film Festival moving back to Mason City



Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:18


The Board of Directors of the Iowa Independent Film Festival have voted to move the festival from Clear Lake to Mason City.

According to a statement posted on its website, several factors contributed to the decision, but the most important was the opportunity to relocate the festival to the newly restored Park Inn Hotel, the last remaining hotel in the world designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.


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