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Coralville Still in Rain-Forest Running
February 2, 2006
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"We don't feel our position has changed any from what they talked about in the past," said Ellen Habel, an assistant city administrator. "We think we have the best site with great accessibility and great visibility."
When evaluating the seven communities that submitted proposals, David Oman, the head of the project, said officials will take into account site design, topography and character of a location, educational infrastructure nearby, and highway infrastructure.
Three members of the project's Board of Directors will meet today at 2 p.m. to decide how the process of evaluating these sites will commence. Oman said these three members -- Richard Johnson, Betsy Roe, and Leonard Hadley -- were appointed to make the decision by Chairman Robert Ray, because they are leading Iowa citizens, well-respected, and well-travelled.