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NIACC closed, bicycle workshop to go on as planned tonight

This news story was published on January 6, 2014.
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North Iowa Area Community College

North Iowa Area Community College

MASON CITY – The NIACC campus is now closed Monday due to the extreme cold temperatures, NIACC officials said Monday morning. All activities are cancelled or postponed.

However, this evening, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Public Workshop will be held as scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Mason City Room at the Public Library. Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to view the presentation on the draft plan at 5:30 on Mediacom Government Access Channel 4.

(Library Director Mary Markwalter did announce at 7:00 AM Monday that The Mason City Public Library will be closed today, Monday, January 6, 2014 all day due to extreme weather conditions.)

A short presentation will be made at 5:30; however, citizens may attend at any time during the workshop hours. Members of the City staff and the consultants will be available to answer questions.

The proposed Mason City Bicycle Route Plan and the Pedestrian Plan will be unveiled for the first time at the workshop. The plans will be presented by the consultants chosen by the City to complete the plan, RDG Planning and Design of Des Moines. Citizens will have an opportunity to review these plans and make comments. The final plan will be presented to the City Council at their regular meeting on January 21.

After the workshop, a copy of the draft plan will be posted on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project website,, and at the City’s website.

In other news, the regular January meeting of the Mason City Environment and Sustainability Advisory Commission has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.

The Commission will hold their next meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:15 in the 2nd floor Conference Room at City Hall.

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