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Des Moines, Iowa
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Friday, April 5, 1991
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6M THE DES MOINES REGISTER B Friday, April 5, 1991 IvlETOO 5-. & j New metro structure works its way to voters By MARY ANN LICKTEIG City-county consolidation has been put aside for now as members of the Greater Des Moines Area Commission design a new form of metropolitan government, which voters could see as early as November. The new form drawn by the commission's Government Structure Committee would restructure Polk County government and leave municipalities intact, except for certain regional services that would be transferred to the county. Any area that votes to join the new government including areas outside Polk County would transfer those services to the restructured Polk County. Tentative plans call for transferring these services to the new county government: Water, trash and hazardous materials teams. The 911 emergency vehicles dispatch system. Sewage treatment now handled for several communities by the Integrated Community Area management agency. Financial support of cultural entities, such as the art, science and civic centers. The group will discuss the transfer of planning functions at its next meeting, April 18. 1 OLDS CIERA PRICE ADVANTAGE 1991 Ciera i mi i mmmM 11 urn As of now, the group does not have the power to take proposed government changes to the voters. State law requires that such a proposal come from charter commissions. The group may ask the Legislature for the power to seek voter approval. A committee is discussing that possibility now. The group already has asked the Legislature to simplify the charter commission process. Bills regarding that matter have been introduced in both the House and Senate. If the charter commission process is streamlined, the process may work fast enough to get proposed government changes on the November ballot, said David Hurd, co-chairman of the Greater Des Moines Area Commission and chairman of the Government Structure Committee. Getting a proposal on the ballot this fall is not critical, Hurd said. "But we've been in conversation in the community, by that time, it will have been two full years, and I think we've threshed the ideas through pretty well and it'd be time to get something on the ballot." Once the Government Structure Committee's plan is finished, Hurd wants to hear public response so his committee can incorporate suggestions and refine the plan. Ciera list price is... $2816 less than Mercury Sable $857 less than Ford Taurus $775 less than Honda Accord with auto $745 less than Buick Century $180 less than Chevy Lumina Tilt Wheel 6Cyl. Front Wheel Drive Air Conditioning Pulse Wipers ie Cortri 5 riiise til Otdtottckk JL WFMereowCass ft,988er assette 'Rebate to dealer, plus freight Jjckman & 1-35 Downtown 253-3000 253-3100 DAVID PETERSON Tl RwhMr L A worker vacuums one of the carpet -covered skywalks that spans Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Man convicted of new gun law A Polk County jury Thursday convicted a Des Moines man of leaving a loaded gun within the reach of a child. Assistant County Attorney Mark Sandon said he believes it is the first time a person has been convicted under a new law that makes it illegal to leave a loaded gun within the reach GOLF CLUB REPAIR SHOP FEATURES Regripping Reshaping Refinishing Both Wood and Metal Heads Since 1954 KINLEY'S GOLF & SPORTS Across from the airport 5101 Fleur Drive Des Moines (51 5)285-9174 or 800-622-2222 i it Mtll 1 OPEN. Mon -Fri. 9 a m. to 8 p m. bat. & Sun. 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Li of children younger than 14. The law went into effect last July. The jury convicted John Knutson, who was 33 at the time of his arrest last year, of the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a f 1,000 fine. Court records filed by prosecutors said Knutson's 10-year-old stepson, Paul Joseph "Joey" Costa, accidentally shot a playmate in the abdomen with a 12-gauge shotgun Oct. 10, 1990. In an interview in May, Sandon said the injuries to Justin Sellers, the 11-year-old boy who was shot, were not extensive. Sandon said he believes the law is good for society. "It places responsibility on parents to make sure loaded weapons are kept away from children to make sure accidental shootings don't occur," Sandon said. Pinocchio 4 Closes? " . VCall 274-4686! ' i I B IK WW I Due to ('in'iiinsliiiHr U'voikI lllack'H ronlrol it has Ix'cn forml to move its Designer 1'iiriiiliirc Oullcl. Hlui'k's I'lirniliirr iMifTcriiif; llili (Jualily I'urnilure and Oriental Kupal great discounts to meet moving deadline. raft? mm llfii i Tii ni n I N n As "V ? MS , ifSi - .-- "-fa ir'. .--V! t 1 ssssa&e ..... - .,-. X. V SOFAS Rrg.$l..)l. Sale I'ritf S4'l.) Hiy.SI.W. Sik-l'ri(f S"V R.t.ttm-) Siilfl'riifSHW Hqr.Sj.Sft5 Silf l'riy Ri-t.iH'Hi Sale Prior frM llfg.Sj.26fl Siik- Price Sii1).) Riy.Slll) SHlfl'firtSl.l'l.) I)1M(;IUK)M I n-iM'ti I'nrviniid China He. S.).-2.-,() Sale IVk-c S'2.4')0 MM I Dining l'iJk w4('Juurs n..S:u:M Salel'rieeSl.KMO Sluikor I hit I xvif I al)k' iukI six duiirs l? S.I I'ld Sale I'riee SI. .")'.') SECTIONALS Salt $4,221 IVir$ 1,790 CJASSlDl)TAIy4aillS Reg. $2.074 Sale IVico S')' Rejr.$2.2.T Sale Pric e S 1 .0(() Reg, S2.41.) Sale Price $890 R.y.$.-..70 Sale I'rire S2.4')( IjOVE sfato Rep. $ 1 ,2W Siilc Price $.VC ll1(. $ I AM Sale Price $682 RoK.$l.w.O Sale Price $74') He.$1.7.'W Sale Price $7'fl Rru.$2.l.i Sale Price JW0 4IC I:i)K(K)M WALL UNIT H $2,6:j) Sale Price $695 SUMMKRIIUMUTF All In Sim k Indoor Outdoor Wicker 50 OFF LivvriiKit Ro$2.l5 Sale Price $995 Itecliner , . . ReS. $i.T) Sale Price $84o Don't miss these once in a lifetime savings on authentic handknotted Oriental rugs from Persia, Pakistan, China, Romania and Tibet. Examples of Savings 9x12 Dhurrie SI 89 Persian Fabriz 8x 1 1 Chinese $795 MaMerpieee Wool & Silk 7x10 $7,930 4x6 Persian Chinese SI 95 . jne Kashimir 6x9 Romanian 79.) ioo0silk :tx3 $1,293 ....And lOO's More All Ki-dtiml On Trice For l itis Six'cial Sales Kvenl. All Sizes re ruiinalr JMKI)lWOMRS Rcir. Sl.22: Sitle Price S.")l.) Rik. $l.4"fi Stile Price $695 Tlinr-I'inie dnni I Utv Rrg.h.iH.. Siile Pri(T$2,)IK lpiiolsii;hi:i) ciuiks Iron. m;itilkckij:k BKDSritKADS R JLPJCiSlbrWJC NIFUR OUTLET UK n. HKNMAN J- - "Ti3 fa 9460 SWANSON BL1)., HOURS: i.Uh Mon-Sat10-6pm 226-0168 Sun 12-5 pm r ; i Unanimous vote retains Knutsen in zoning post By PERRY BEEMAN RMMr Staff Writer Morris "Morey" Knutsen won re-election as chairman of the Des Moines Plan and Zoning Commission Thursday despite a City Council request that the panel replace him amid questions of conflicts of interests. The commission voted unanimously to extend Knutsen's chairmanship another year. "I couldn't be happier that this commission has given me its unanimous support," Knutsen said after the meeting. "I am heartened that the full commission to the end has seen through this folly with the council and has supported me." On a 6-1 vote, with Thomas Vlassis dissenting, the council voted recently to ask the commission to replace Knutsen as chairman. Council members were disturbed about possible conflicts of interests involving Knutsen's work as a real-estate agent for Crowley-Mandelbaum Commercial Brokers Inc. Knutsen recently tried unsuccessfully to broker the sale of city-owned Chamberlain Park. He publicly declared a conflict of interests and did not participate in the debate or votes on the matter. Sam Soda, the head of the nominating committee, said he checked with the city legal department and found no reason Knutsen should be replaced. City Attorney Roger No-wadzky has said Knutsen acted appropriately in handling the Chamberlain Park conflict. ((I am heartened that the full : commission to the : end has seen through this folly ' with the council and has supported : me.)) Morris Knutsen Soda said there is "overwhelming support" for Knutsen among commis-, sioners. The move to re-elect Knut-. sen, Soda said, came as an acknowl- edgement of his "leadership, attitude, ethical conduct and devotion to the , city." i The council has no power over the' selection of commission chairman. It can remove a commissioner from the . panel for legal cause; council mem- bers said they want Knutsen to. remain on the commission. Knutsen said he had been defamed by the council vote. He has been meeting with attorney Roger Hudson to consider action against the city. On a 7-6 vote, with one member voting for Marilyn Staples, the com- ' mission chose Soda over Gregory Quick as vice chairman. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION (R-541) NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Sealed proposals will be received bv the Purchasing Agent of the Des Moines Independent Community School District, at his office, Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, until 2:00 o'clock p.m., on the 18th day of April 1991, for the construction andor installation of the following improvements: Roof Replacing Transportation Building 1915 Prospect Rd., Des Moines, IA all in accordance with the plans and specifications now on f i le with and available from Wells Woodburn O'Neil, 520 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. NOTICE ISALSOGIVEN: that the Board of Directors of the Des Moines Independent Community School District will meet in the Board room at the District's Administrative Offices, 1800 Grand Avenue, In the City of Des Moines, OFFICIAL PUBLICATION Iowa, on the 7th day of May, 1991, 5 o'clock fi.m. for a hearing on the proposed Plans, Spec-fications, and Form of Contract and cost of said improvements, and for action upon pro-, posals received in accordance with law and the Specifications. The award of Contract may be made bv the Board of Directors of the Des Moines I ndepen-dent Community School District to the lowest responsible bidder meeting, the specifications, i The right is reserved to reiect any or all bids, , or any part thereof, and to waive informalities, and to enter into such Contract or Contracts as shall be deemed in the best interests of the Des 1 Moines Independent Community School District. All bids will be governed by applicable provi-, sionsinthe Iowa Code and Board Policies. v Roger L.Hudson ., Secretary of the Board Des Moines Independent Community School District )wmmttim o mam Petunias, 9 OO Bedding Plants. flat-72 plants 119 . I 6 pak OO pot 25 Hardy Mums-Delphiniums uemans o vh "pot Perennials 3005V2" pot Hanging Baskets Fuschia Double Impatiens Hybrid Impatiens 10" pot 1200 Geraniums 1 75 4" pot Stock Geraniums q0q 81?" noi w . . , Vegetables Tomatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Peppers, Sage, Parsley m QQ 5jQQ 1 6 pak I J? flat-72 plants beea Potatoes o3 lb. ou looib.bag Onion Sets 79 bog Asparagus 285 lOperbunch Strawberries 3" 20 per bunch Burpee Northrup King Earl May Thompson & Morgan Seed Ortho Insecticide Green View town Fertilizer! Decorative Clay Pots Standard Clay Pots Seed Trays Soil Wicker Baskets Silk Flowers Green Plants

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