General Maintenance Position Available

The City of Monroe is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a General Maintenance Employee.  Position will be responsible for assisting with park and cemetery maintenance, street maintenance, water and wastewater systems, and other duties as assigned in the city.  Minimum qualifications are:  high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a CDL.  Position will consist of mowing during spring and summer months.  After one year of employment, employee will be required to get Water Distribution and Wastewater Treatment Certifications. Salary will be determined upon qualifications.  Applications are available at the Monroe City Hall or online at www.MonroeIA.com.  Please send resume and completed application to Monroe City Hall, PO Box 370, Monroe, IA 50170.    Applications are due by 1:00 p.m. on November 6, 2020.  Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Spread the Word: The Time to Act is Now 2020 CENSUS

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.

Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post this 2020 Census banner on your website. Plan to send an email or text message reminder to your employees with a link to respond at 2020census.gov, and post a reminder on your intranet. 

Support your digital engagement with activities like chalking the sidewalks in your community. For example, social media reminders could be combined with “Chalk the Walk” reminders that ask your stakeholders and social media followers to chalk “last chance to be counted in the #2020Census” on their sidewalks.

Spread the Word: The Time to Act is Now 2020 CENSUS

Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, join Census Bureau partners nationwide in reminding your network that time is running out to respond to the 2020 Census.

Share this 2020 Census graphic with your social media followers using the hashtag #2020Census, and post this 2020 Census banner on your website. Plan to send an email or text message reminder to your employees with a link to respond at 2020census.gov, and post a reminder on your intranet. 

Support your digital engagement with activities like chalking the sidewalks in your community. For example, social media reminders could be combined with “Chalk the Walk” reminders that ask your stakeholders and social media followers to chalk “last chance to be counted in the #2020Census” on their sidewalks.

With the deadline for 2020 Census responses just a few weeks away, please post frequently to remind people to be counted.  Posts here are easy to copy, paste and post.

Thanks in advance for sharing!

1).   Use attached visual with census taker:

CONTENT:

Your response to the #2020Census impacts our community for 10 YEARS.

If a census taker visits you, please respond.

You only need to answer a few basic questions.

There’s still time to respond on your own:

2020Census.gov

#IowaCounts

 2).  This count-down clock works for posts on Facebook:

CONTENT:

There’s still time to respond to the #2020Census.

But the clock is ticking down.

Go now to 2020Census.gov

Call 844-330-2020.

#IowaCounts

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20200930T115959&p0=159&msg=Deadline+to+respond+to+2020+Census&font=hand

 3).    Share this video (click link – then click lower right “share” icon:

Your Response is Crucial

CONTENT to post with video:

Be counted in the #2020Census.

Tell your family, friends and neighbors

EVERYONE counts in the census.

Go now to 2020Census.gov

Call 844-330-2020.

#IowaCounts

 4).  SPANISH language post:

Share this video

A Story About Carl

CONTENT to post:

No seas un fantasma.

Ser contados.

Responder al censo de 2020.

2020Census.gov/es

844-468-2020

#IowaCounts

5).  “Be Counted” GIF visual attached

CONTENT to post with GIF:

Have you been counted in the #2020Census?

It’s not too late.

Count everyone who lives with you.

It’s IMPORTANT – results of the census will impact the next 10 years for our community’s govt representation and funding.

2020Census.gov

#IowaCounts

6).  GIF attached – “How to complete the census online”

Did you get a notice at your house about a visit by a census taker to complete the #2020Census?

Take 10 minutes now to impact the next 10 years.

Respond online 2020Census.gov.

The census easy, it’s safe and it’s IMPORTANT.

#IowaCounts

Tracy Stevens, Partnership Specialist
Chicago Region-Iowa

U.S. Census Bureau
M:  (515) 817-3906
census.gov  |  @uscensusbureau

Shape your future.  START HERE > 2020census.gov

Power Restoration Update

Power Restoration Update 
Almost there – power restored to most customers, thank you for your patience. One week ago, a derecho left a trail of destruction and damage across our service territory. Last week, more than 280,000 MidAmerican customers were without power and crews responded to over 1,500 gas emergencies in storm-affected areas. We’re happy to report that we have restored power to nearly every customer affected by the storm. 

Storms like this do not happen every day, every month or even every year, but when they do, you can count on MidAmerican to respond in full force. We cannot thank you enough for your patience as our teams worked to respond to emergencies, field reports and restore service safely. You went above and beyond to weather this storm, too – we were encouraged by countless stories of neighbors helping neighbors with cleanup, your acts of kindness in feeding and thanking our crews, and your positive attitudes as we all dealt with a storm unlike any other in recent history. Thank you.  What now?As our line workers wrap up restoration efforts on the remaining customer outages, we’re turning our sights to other Midwesterners in trouble. We are sending crews, supplies and volunteers to the Cedar Rapids area to assist with restoration efforts.

Many crews will stay in our service area to strengthen the repairs that were made throughout the last week, to ensure your power remains reliable. After the storm.Be alert for “storm chaser” scams, which involve a person going door-to-door or calling posing as a roofer or contractor. These scammers often price gouge and they may be unqualified or unlicensed.MidAmerican cannot reimburse customers for groceries lost due to storm-related outages. If you or your business experienced loss of groceries, your home, renters or business insurance company may be able to assist you with a claim. You may be responsible for some repairs to your utility equipment before we can restore service. Learn more about what parts of your electric service you own.  Breathtaking dedication.Our line workers, gas service workers and tree crews worked around-the-clock to bring power back safely and as quickly as possible. We do not let up until every customer is back on-line. 

When we asked, our utility and contract partners from throughout the Midwest and beyond came to help. They sent us 1,075 linemen and more than 350 tree trimmers, bolstering our total response team to 2,100 people.

On behalf of MidAmerican, our communities and our customers, we’d like to thank these men and women for their dedication to getting every customer safely connected.
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