Cityscape November 2014 : Page 3

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES l CITYSCAPE November Volume 70 I No. 5 10 6 6 Walking with Da Vinci The science improving footwear began with Da Vinci, but slip, trip and fall prevention begins with watching where we are walking. Is that Free Building Really Free? "Buyer beware" still applies, even when the property is a gift. Environmental due diligence can help flush out hidden remediation costs. Q&A: Handling Business Nuisances In Your City What can your city do when a business operator allows the operation of his business to become a nuisance, to the annoyance of its neighbors and the community at large? Energy Audits Help Save City Dollars The recipe for power bill savings calls for energy audits and a dash of utility-sponsored equipment rebates. Transportation Planning Part Three of the League's Transportation Series focuses on transportation and Capital Improvement Planning. League's Legislative Priorities In preparation for the 2015 legislative session, the League membership approved these priorities at the business meeting held during the League's Annual Conference & Exhibit in September. 10 14 18 19 23 15 8 2 8 16 6 8 26 22 13 6 11 2 7 21 9 9 23 9 17 10 17 21 21 27 17 6 Alliant Energy -Interstate Power and Light Co Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies Bolton & Menk, Inc. Calhoun-Burns & Associates D.A. Davidson & Co. Foth FOX Engineering Associates, Inc. French-Reneker Associates Garden & Associates, Ltd. GATSO USA HR Green, Inc. I+S Group (ISG) IIW, P.C. Iowa Communities Assurance Pool Iowa Finance Authority Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association JEO Consulting Group, Inc. Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc. Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C. McClure Engineering Company Pete Howe Industrial, Inc. Snyder & Associates, Inc. Speer Financial, Inc. Stockwell Engineers, Inc. Terracon Consultants, Inc Tri County Brush Hogging LLC TrueNorth® USW Utility Group Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. in this issue advertisers 18 20 22 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; James Moore, KRUU co-founder and station manager; Elizabeth Kemp, MSA Professional Services; Laurie Mardis, IPAIT; Alliant Energy; Beth Jones, Delta Dental of Iowa; Joan Trullinger, Helen Blunk's grand-daughter Photography & Graphics: Heather Roberts; Katie Wheeler; Bethany Crile; BigStock Photo; KRUU-FM; MSA Professional Services; Alliant Energy; Mount Ayr Record-News ABOUT THE COVER The evolving cast of KRUU's “Tea Time Camaraderie” who has enter-tained Fairfield and beyond since 2006. Talia Winningham (behind mic) coined the phrase: 'Listen fresh, listen local.' Learn more on page 8. Photos courtesy of KRUU-FM. 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. November 2014 Cityscape 3

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