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Iowa City Landfill rate changes and a new secured load policy go into effect this Saturday

On July 1, 2017, minimum charges and rates to recycle several items will increase at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center.

Minimum waste fees will increase to $6.50 for Iowa City customers and $7 for other communities and Johnson County residents

Televisions and computer monitors cannot be landfilled and must be recycled. The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center can recycle televisions and computer monitors, as well as most other electronics. The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore at the East Side Recycling Center also recycles electronics on behalf of the City of Iowa City. New recycling fees at the Iowa City Landfill and at the East Side Recycling Center range from $3 to $17 per item.

The new rates are:

  • $3 for small items such as printers, stereos, VCRs and DVD players
  • $12 for televisions or computer monitors smaller than 18 inches (measured diagonally from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner). Thisfee includes computer components.
  • $17 for televisions or computer monitors 18 inches or larger (measured diagonally from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner and all console televisions). This fee includes computer components.Tire recycling fees will increase to $0.15 per pound with a $3 minimum charge.

Beginning July 1, a secured load policy will also go into effect in order to reduce the amount of litter along Melrose Avenue, IWV Road, Hebl Avenue and at the landfill site. All loads containing materials that are being transported to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center for processing and/or disposal are required to be covered or secured in a manner that prevents any part of the load from escaping the vehicle.

Methods of cover or securement include but are not limited to tarps, cables, straps, cords or rope. For example, a refrigerator should be strapped in but does not need to be covered. Covers that are shredded or tied so loosely as to allow materials to fall or blow out will be considered non-compliant. Customers will receive their first warning at no cost; after the first no-cost warning, each violation of the policy will immediately incur a $50 fee. 

For Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center hours and information, visit www.icgov.org/landfill. To learn more about the East Side Recycling Center and its services, visit www.icgov.org/ESRC.

 

Please contact Resource Management Superintendent Jen Jordan at 319-887-6160 or email jennifer-jordan@iowa-city.org or with any questions.  


Digital demands will change truck designs

The cornerstone of the trucking industry – the truck – is undergoing an all-encompassing “recalibration” of how it performs the key role of hauling freight in the U.S. and around the world.

And at the heart of that “recalibration” is the increasingly “digitized” nature of the services a truck can provide, according to research by global consulting Frost & Sullivan.

“For the longest time in this industry, it was all about the product; it was all about the truck and businesses were built around the truck,” explained Sandeep Kar, the firm’s global vice president for research and mobility. “But services are now dictating how a truck should be designed. As the old saying goes: products cost money [while] services make money. We are on the cusp of that change in the commercial vehicle industry between products and services, with the industry now moving more toward services.”

via trucker.com

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Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC - North Liberty

Kay FamilyHave you been looking for a chiropractor in North Liberty? Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the chiropractic care offered at Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC in North Liberty emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness if possible, and chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be in pain, chiropractic care offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back pain, neck pain and more! Pain relief and pain prevention are two of the reasons that chiropractic services have become so popular, both here in North Liberty and around the world.

If you have been suffering from back pain in North Liberty, don't wait another second to begin your road to recovery! At Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC, our chiropractor specialiezes in the Gonstead technique and can assist patients with the rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the chiropractic journey may offer a new sense of balance and wellness that one has never before experienced. If you want to start living every day pain free, call us at 319-626-3500 to schedule an appointment!

Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC

710 Pacha Pkwy # 4
North Liberty, IA 52317-4824

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  • Phone: 319-626-3500

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How Seattle's Minimum-Wage Disaster Hurts Those It's Meant To Help

Minimum Wage: When Seattle embarked on its progressive path to force up the minimum wage in the city, the results were predictable: Those it was intended to help would be hurt the most. Will policy-makers never learn?

It's both sad and tragic, but even policies passed with the best of intentions can hurt those they're intended to help. So it is with Seattle's minimum wage.

Last August, we asked: "What will happen when Seattle raises its minimum to $15 an hour in 2017? It could get ugly."

Unfortunately, we were right. Economists at the University of Washington looked at the recent increases in Seattle's minimum from $9.47 to $11 an hour in 2015 to $13 an hour in 2016.

Their findings are devastating for supporters of a higher minimum wage.

via www.investors.com


1st Avenue Downtown Lane Reduction

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Effective Wednesday, June 28, eastbound traffic on 1st Avenue between 1st Street SE and 2nd Street SE will be reduced to one lane for crane operations. Work is expected to take three days to complete, weather permitting.

To receive text alerts on road impacts, please visit www.cityofcr.com/subscribe.

For an additional list of road closures please check: www.Cedar-Rapids.org/Street Closures.


Coralville Transit Layover Change for Jazz Festival

As a result of road closures for the Jazz Festival in downtown Iowa City, Coralville Transit will not serve the following stops all day on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, June 29-July 3, 2017:

  • Downtown Iowa City interchange (stop #0001)
  • Iowa Memorial Union (stop # 0125)
  • Macbride Hall (stop # 0120)

All routes will be diverted to the Court Street Transportation Center (150 E. Court Street) between Clinton and Dubuque Streets in Iowa City for layovers. No other stops are scheduled to be affected. Service delays are anticipated. Any changes to service will be posted at www.coralville.org/transit.

Route changes, road closures, and traffic delays will make predicted bus arrival times on Bus on the Go (Bongo, www.ebongo.org) inaccurate from June 29-July 3, however, the real-time maps on Bongo with actual bus locations will be accurate and should be used to locate buses.

There is no transit service on Tuesday, July 4 due to the Independence Day holiday. Normal transit service and Bongo operations will resume on Wednesday, July 5. For more information, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.

via www.coralville.org


Independence Day Schedule of City Services - Coralville

The City of Coralville will observe the following for the Independence Day holiday on July 4, 2017:

City Offices

City Hall and Police administrative offices, along with the Parks, Water, Wastewater, Streets, and Sanitation Departments will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

The City Hall building will be open for 4thFest information and restroom access on Monday, July 3, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, July 4 from 10:00 am until dark.

Library

The Coralville Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

Read on via www.coralville.org


Bachelor on the Cheap Challenge - Surviving on burgers for a week - Day 3 Dinner

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer 

Can a person get tired of eating just burgers?  HECK NO!

In a celebration of summer, yours truly is celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger.  For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there.  The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more!  There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!

20170626_192657For Day 3, it's Cajun for dinner!   I lived in the Pelican state for about a year while in the military and never really did come to appreciate Cajun cooking, but I do now!  This burger takes everything that is classic Cajun and delivers it in a big flavor fashion!   It's a pork sausage and Andouille sausage patty kissed with some Cajun spice, there's a slice of melted muenster cheese and it's served on a garlic toasted bun dressed with a Cajun spice remoulade.   It was another dose of YUM!

The Cajun Burger

Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces ground pork sausage
  • 9 ounces of Andouille sausage
  • One Tablespoon ground cumin
  • One Tablespoon garlic powder
  • One Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de provence
  • Muenster cheese slices
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • Another dash of garlic powder to make garlic butter

    For the Remoulade:

  • Equal parts mayo, mustard, ketchup, Louisiana Hot Sauce, lemon juice, dried parsley flake, garlic powder and cayenne pepper

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix the ground pork and Andouille along with all the spices (ground cumin through herbs de provence) until well incorporated.  Once incorporated, start forming your patties.  Grill the burgers over direct heat, about five minutes per side.  Move to indirect heat and top with a slice of muenster cheese.  While the burgers are on the grill getting happy, mix together the remoulade.  While the cheese on the burgers is melting, melt some butter and garlic powder together in a small grill safe bowl to dress the buns with.  Assemble the burgers and enjoy!   These burgers pack a little heat, but it's DELICIOUS heat!

This burger cost only about $2.25 to prepare.  Try spending just that at a fast food restaurant for all that deliciousness!

Stay tuned for more great burger recipes like the "Classic," "Idaho," "Meatloaf," "Pizza," "Thanksgiving," "Cajun" and more, it's the Bachelor on the Cheap Burger Challenge!

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Bachelor on the Cheap Challenge - Surviving on burgers for a week - Day 3 Lunch

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer 

Can a person get tired of eating just burgers?  HECK NO!

In a celebration of summer, yours truly is celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger.  For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there.  The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more!  There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!

Thanksgiving BurgerFor Day 3, it's Thanksgiving for lunch!   This is another stuffed burger recipe, a plate of Thanksgiving Day goodness all in one bite!  The toasted bun was dressed with a brown butter & cranberry jelly, the turkey burger was seasoned with my signature rub and stuffed with loaded mashed potatoes and gravy and the green beans were Tempura battered and fried. It was another dose of YUM!

The Thanksgiving Burger

Ingredients:

  • One pound ground turkey
  • One Tablespoon seasoning salt or your favorite rub
  • A couple spoonfuls of mashed potatoes
  • A couple spoonfuls of turkey or chicken gravy
  • A handful of fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup Tempura batter flour or rice flour
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water 
  • One egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 stick of butter
  • A couple heaping tablespoons of canned cranberry, jellied
  • Hamburger buns, lightly toasted
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey and seasoning salt until well incorporated.  Once incorporated, start forming your patties, creating a well in the bottom patty half for the potatoes and gravy.  Place some mashed potato on the bottom patties, then hit them with the gravy, salt and pepper to taste.   Top the burgers with the lid patty and seal by pinching the burger edges together. Grill the burgers over direct heat, about five minutes per side.  Move to indirect heat and top with some more of that gravy is desired.  While the burgers are on the grill getting happy, heat up a skillet over medium high heat and warm up that canola oil.  In a small bowl mix together the flour, ice cold water and beaten egg.   Toss in the green beans and stir lightly until covered in the batter.  Immediately put those battered beans into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and delicious.  In a separate pan, melt the butter and jellied cranberry over low heat, then brush onto the hamburger buns.  Assemble the burgers and enjoy!   Makes two stuffed burgers and they're Thanksgiving Day plate awesome!

This burger cost only about $2.60 to prepare.  Try spending just that at a fast food restaurant for all that deliciousness!

Stay tuned for more great burger recipes like the classic, "Idaho," "Meatloaf," "Pizza," "Thanksgiving" and more, it's the Bachelor on the Cheap Burger Challenge!

www.grillinggoodeats.com

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