Our Guest Speakers for our April Membership meeting will be Iowa City Assessor Dennis Baldridge and Johnson County Assessor Bill Greazel. They will speak about property taxes, how they assess property and the appeal process.
The luncheon is Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 11:30 to 1 pm at the Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. This location is in the building west of Lensing Funeral Home. The price of each meal is $11.00 each. The speaker will have the floor from noon to 1pm. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday.
The City of Iowa City Human Rights Division is sponsoring a training on Fair Housing Law. Tom Good, a former Training Specialist II with the State of Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) will be the presenter. The purpose of the presentation is to educate participants on local, state and federal laws covering Fair Housing.
The training will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. The program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. This program would be ideal for landlords, housing providers, realtors, tenants, applicants for housing, and attorneys.
To register please send an email to
Contact: Stefanie Bowers
Contact Phone: (319) 356-5022
Hello to all members and friends of the Greater Iowa City Area Apartment Association. Our luncheon this month will feature Melissa Ruhlow as our guest speaker. Ms. Ruhlow is a Licensed Private Investigator with Third Party Services. Third Party Services is an investigation services company that focuses on criminal and civil investigations, locates, and process services.
The luncheon is Tuesday, February 26th from 11:30 to 1 pm at the Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. This location is in the building west of Lensing Funeral Home.
It is important that you let us know if you will be attending and having lunch. If you do not RSVP and intend to have lunch you might be asked to wait to serve yourself till we are sure that we can provide food for those who did let us know they would be coming.
The following list is an update from Joe Kelley on potential topics for this season's legislative agenda:
- Landlord/Tenant Reform, including adjustment of late fees
- Occupancy - requiring citis to use square footage standards in regulating the number of unrelated persons who may live together in a rental unit.
- Drop the two-year limitation in seeking judgments for past rent. By dropping the two-year limit, rent judgments would be the same as all other judgments (10 years).
Representative Chip Baltimore (R - Boone) is the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, who has agreed to have all three of these issues in his Judiciary Committee and has authorized the drafting of committee study bills for each issue.
If you are thinking of replacing your old furnace, remember that beginning in May 2013, a new Federal Energy Star requirement for the U.S. North 29 States will take effect. This is a new federal law that all contractors need to follow. The new 90% furnaces will require a new style PVC flue to be installed along with the furnace. This is because newer, high efficiency furnaces emit a water vapor along with carbon dioxide as the flue gas, which would rust conventional piping.