The Ottumwa Courier

Ottumwa

January 9, 2013

New shelter reservation policy in the works

Criteria yet to be defined, but ‘major’ events would be able to apply for shelter reservations a year in advance

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OTTUMWA — Also discussed at the Parks Advisory Board meeting:

• Rathje said last year’s Ottumwa Park campground hosts, Richard and Mary Runnion, have reconsidered and are planning to return this year.

• Rathje said Operation ReLeaf will begin on Monday. Private property owners can begin ordering trees at City Hall. Parks staff picked out seven species of trees, of which a maximum of two per household can be ordered for $25 each. Trees will be distributed on April 20 in the Beach Ottumwa parking lot. Citizens will need to pay for the trees when they place their order and can only pay by check; no cash or credit cards will be accepted. The trees must be planted on private property, not in the right-of-way, and only for those who are Alliant Energy customers.

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