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BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 20, 2015 5:00 AM

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Asbestos removal completed

A project removing asbestos and other hazardous materials has been completed at the now-closed Iowa City North Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The project was completed by New Horizons enterprises Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska.

The project was estimated to cost $45,000 but was completed for the bid cost of $25,019.

The City Council will vote to accept the project on Tuesday.

Police combine positions

The City Council will vote Feb. 24 to approve the addition of numerous jobs within the police department.

According to the council agenda, changes in operations have led to the combining of high-level administrative secretary positions into a new one.

The position combines the job duties of police records supervisor and police administrative secretary. The combining will equate to a $89,262 savings for the police.

The change also includes changing classification for some members of the Records Department.

Taxi ordinance revision up again

The City Council will vote on a second consideration for a revision to the new taxi ordinance. The amendment would allow passengers to get into a taxicab at different locations.

If they get in at different locations the company is allowed to charge an extra fee for extra passengers.

The council previously voted 7-0.

Airport to hold open house

The Iowa City Airport will be holding an informational open house to discuss changes to its master plan.

The changes will help guide how the airport operates, according to a city release.

The meeting will be held at the airport, 1801 S. Riverside Drive, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 5.

The open house is planned to offer an overview of the plan as well as opportunities to learn more about airport operations in general. Airport staff will lead the meeting.

UI to hold presidential search town halls

The University of Iowa will hold several town-hall meetings Friday in the IMU Iowa Theater that aim to get feedback from groups at the UI.

The first town hall, from 11 a.m.-noon, is geared toward students. A second town hall for staff will be held from 2-3 p.m. The final town hall meeting will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for faculty members.

Follow @TheDailyIowan and visit www.dailyiowanmedia.com/live/ for updates throughout the meetings.

— by Nick Moffitt

Planning and Zoning OKs new subdivision

The Iowa City Planning and Zoning commission approved rezoning of 1.36 acres from low density single family to high density single family zoning.

This will allow the construction of the new Silver Slope housing development. Silver Slope will be a 20-lot subdivision on a 17 acre lot located north of Muscatine Avenue and west of Scott Boulevard.

This rezoning will allow Part 1 and Part 2 of the development to begin construction. The lot is currently empty.

— by Bill Cooney

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