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IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES l CITYSCAPE August Volume 69 I No. 2 25 6 8 Holding more than one city position As we move toward election season, review the incompatible office rules, ensuring no one in your city contemplates holding multiple public offices that they may not be allowed to occupy at the same time. 16 Eighth Circuit vacates EPA’s rules Hall & Associates, who represented the League, explain the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on Iowa League of Cities vs. the Environmental Protection Agency. 18 Q&A: Understanding water & wastewater Review the water and wastewater certification process, which helps operators receive the necessary training and education to safely and effectively serve Iowa’s municipal utilities. 22 IPERS The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) has provided a defined benefit pension plan since the legislature created it on July 4, 1953. IPERS shares more about this program, from its origins to current health. 26 11 21 21 27 21 19 20 25 19 23 11 20 13 19 13 11 15 22 19 10 12 19 25 25 7 25 2 Bolton & Menk, Inc. Calhoun-Burns & Associates Dubuque FOX Engineering Associates French-Reneker Associates Garden & Associates, Ltd. Hydro-Klean, Inc IIW, P.C. Iowa Codification, Inc. Iowa Communities Assurance Pool Iowa Educators Consortium Iowa Finance Authority Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust JEO Consulting Group, Inc. McClure Engineering Company Missman, Inc. MSA Professional Services, Inc. Northland Securities, Inc. Pete Howe Industrial, Inc. Ruan Securities, a division of D.A. Davidson & Co. Shive-Hattery, Inc. Snyder & Associates, Inc. Stockwell Engineers, Inc. Terracon Consultants, Inc TrueNorth® Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Ziegler Caterpillar in this issue advertisers 26 How the Letters N & P will impact your city Nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) are present in wastewater and will be regulated as part of Iowa’s new Nutrient Reduction Strategy for major municipal facilities. Find out more about how these letters may impact your city. CITYSCAPE STAFF Publisher: Alan Kemp l Editor: Heather Roberts Staff contributors: Alan Kemp; Bethany Crile; Mark Tomb; Mickey Shields; Ron Sinnwell; Heather Roberts; Cindy Kendall; Erin Mullenix; Terry Timmins; Bruce Bergman; John C. Hall and Keisha M. Sedlacek, Hall & Associates; Judy Akre, IPERS; Suzy Wilson, RD, LD, I-WALK; Keith Hobson, FOX Engineering Photography & Graphics: Heather Roberts; Katie Wheeler; Bethany Crile; BigStock Photo; IPERS, I-WALK, City of Oelwein, City of North Liberty ABOUT THE COVER Bayliss Fountain in Council Bluffs provides beauty for residents and visi-tors alike. However, few visitors will see the TeamMates mentoring pro-gram in Council Bluffs, which allows adult residents, including Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan, a chance to step away from day-to-day and connect with the city’s school-aged youth. Learn more on page 6 Cityscape (ISSN 1088-5951) is published monthly by the Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 244-7282, FAX (978) 367-9733. A subscription to Cityscape is $18/year ($20 outside Iowa) for members and $50/year for non-members. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA. U.S.P .S. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309. August 2013 Cityscape 3

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