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Candidate forum

reset for Oct. 19

WATERLOO — A forum for Waterloo municipal election candidates has been moved up due to scheduling conflicts.

The forum, sponsored by the Black Hawk/Bremer League of Women Voters, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers on the second floor of Waterloo City Hall.

All eight council candidates and Mayor Quentin Hart have been invited to participate in the event, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 26.

The public is invited to attend. The audience will be able to submit written questions at the forum.

Waterloo rental

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WATERLOO — Landlords are required to register their rental units by Nov. 1 for the coming calendar year.

Rental property owners are required to register properties they own each year and within 30 days of purchasing new ones. Registration fee is $25 per rental unit, which will double to $50 per unit for failure to register by Jan. 1.

Registration is required for a dwelling, duplex, multiple dwelling, condominium, dwelling unit, rooming unit, trailers, mobile homes or sleeping unit, which is not eligible for the Iowa homestead credit for property tax purposes, or single-dwelling portions of a duplex or multiple dwelling that are not occupied by the owner of the property, and which requires a payment in money or services to be made to the owner for the possession or use thereof.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 291-4323.

LIHEAP apps

now available

WATERLOO — Operation Threshold of Black Hawk, Buchanan and Grundy counties is taking limited LIHEAP applications from households with a member that is age 60 or over or has a disability.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program income eligibility limit for the program remains at 175 percent of the federal poverty level this year.

All other households may apply beginning Nov. 1.

Each applicant will need to provide proof of Social Security number for all household members (unless proof is already on file with Operation Threshold). Applicants also will need to bring proof of all household members’ gross income for the past 30 days and copies of their most recent heating and electric bills. Per LIHEAP requirements, applicants will be required to meet with an Operation Threshold staff person as needed.

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