The temperature is dropping and time is flying!
The African Violet Foundation (our newest Member) is in desperate need of donations of the following items for their Black Friday Caring Through Clothing Event:
1. Winter blankets
2. Coats - infant to adult
3. Snow pants, Carhartts, etc.
4. Hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves
5. Winter boots - infant to adult
6. Used socks
7. Gently used toys, stuffed animals and books for children
8. Items that would be appropriate for Christmas presents for parents and grandparents
9. Wrapping paper
10. Bows and gift tags
11. Blank Christmas cards
They will have a station where kids can "shop" for Christmas presents for their families, as well as a second station for gift wrapping and card making.
If you have any of items to donate, you can put them on their porch at 305 East Broadway, any time that is convenient for you. They appreciate your support!
NOTICE OF FAIRFIELD CITY ELECTION
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 ● 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
To the qualified electors of the City of Fairfield, Jefferson County, IA: Pursuant to Section 362.3, 2015 Code of Iowa, notice is hereby given that an election for LOSST Public Measure A, Mayor for a two-year term, one Council member each from 2nd Ward, 4th Ward and Council Member At Large.
For further details about the election, click here.
The following is from the memorandum from Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy:
"On November 7th the city election will include the reauthorization of the Local Option Sales Tax as it is set to expire on July 1, 2019. The proposed division of use for the funds will appear on the ballot as follows:
a) 25% for property tax relief.
b) The specific purposes for which the revenues shall otherwise be expended are
50% for streets & street construction projects, including planning, design, construction and debt service of said activities.
25% for any other lawful purpose, including community betterment
The LOST funds have been in place for the past 18 years and have been a valuable and important source of funds that have improved our community in many ways. The funds have supported the cities general budget and also allowed us to invest in the community in ways that have made us stronger, more competitive and more attractive. We have also grown the revenues by over 40% during that time.
The continued use of those funds depends on a positive vote in the upcoming election. This election is unique in that there are no opposed races and a concern that a low voter turnout could put the LOST ballot question in jeopardy. Low voter elections have a history of negative results on progressive issues.
The funds from the Local Option Sales Tax will continue to support Fairfield in ways that everyone can benefit from. I hope you will support the ballot measure and share this message with those who believe in the importance of this revenue stream for the benefit of the community."
Calling all Chamber Members! The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to honor its invested Chamber members at their annual Member Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, November 1 from 5:00-7:00pm at Jefferson County Cider Works. All Chamber members are warmly invited to join Chamber staff and board members for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks and cash bar. New Chamber members and their businesses will be honored and recognized during a brief program at 6:00 pm. The event will also provide an opportunity to bid farewell to Executive Director Detra Dettmann who served the Chamber for nearly 18 months and soon moving to follow her husband’s new position.
In addition to fellowship and networking, this event also provides a great opportunity to interact with Chamber staff and board members and become better acquainted with the Chamber’s program, services, and committees contributing to 90 years of success. “This is such a nice way to interact with our members in an informal setting,” says Director Detra Dettmann. “I love to hear how everyone’s business is going and to hear ideas for new or better ways we can serve our members and the community.”
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 641-472-2111 or email Events@FairfieldIowa.com.
Mark your calendars for the October Business After Hours! The Fairfield CoLab will be hosting a Business After Hours on Thursday, October 19th from 5:00-8:00pm. Many of the different businesses which call the CoLab home will have their offices open creating an open house within an open house. Tours of the CoLab will be available in addition to light refreshments. The Fairfield CoLab is located at 107 1/2 South Main St (above the Arbor Bar).
The Fairfield CoLab is an open workspace that incubates connectivity, productivity, and creativity. They provide a centralized affordable location for individuals and entrepreneurs to conduct and grow their business. While the space provides basic physical amenities such as a workspace, high-speed internet access, a conference room, and printing resources, it’s also designed to encourage collaboration among similarly minded individuals and entrepreneurs.
The Chamber Business After Hours is a free, monthly networking event open to Chamber Members, their guests and the general public. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at Events@FairfieldIowa.com.
Fairfield’s city-wide Trick or Treat is Tuesday evening, Oct. 31st, but preschool, homeschool, and other trick or treaters can don their costumes early and start trick or treating during the daytime at local businesses! This event provides a great opportunity for families with youngsters who may want to get started during the day, or right after school. This also gives businesses an opportunity to admire the costumes!
2017 Fairfield Chamber Member Trick or Treat Participants
Wherever you begin, follow the list, and the orange signs, to visit all the other businesses offering treats during business hours!
If you have questions, please contact us at the Chamber: 641-472-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.