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City council looks for answers to fund flood repairs

October 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the city looking at about $2.6 million in flood repairs, few answers came to the surface at Tuesday’s night’s three-hour plus City Council meeting. City Public Works [Read More…]

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City looks to recalibrate building fee structures

March 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials will be considering a resolution to update fees for zoning applications, building and electrical permits and nuisance fee abatements at Tuesday’s regular city council meeting. In [Read More…]

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West Point budget may pad general fund

March 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR WEST POINT – The 2019-20 fiscal year budget for West Point may put an additional $70,000 in city coffers, according to a budget approved Monday night. The West Point City Council [Read More…]

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LCEMA shifts local funding to county levy

February 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – After several weeks of deliberation, the Lee County Emergency Management Agency has changed the way it gathers local funding. At a meeting Monday afternoon, the board voted 5-2 [Read More…]

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Mayor not quite through with depot project

February 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – He called it standing eight count, but Fort Madison Mayor Brad Randolph hasn’t given up on relocating the Amtrak depot to the historic museum in Riverview Park. Despite [Read More…]

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County could levy for emergency services

January 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Debate on how to fund a $1.3 million proposed budget for the county’s Emergency Management services will get further discussion before the budget is approved. Currently the county emergency [Read More…]

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Supervisors looking for cuts in next fiscal budget

January 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE –  As Lee County supervisors grapple with the next fiscal year budget, several departments including secondary roads, the sheriff’s department, and county employee hours were on the table on [Read More…]

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City could be saying “No” more often

October 31, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With sales tax revenues coming in soft for the past two years, property taxes not helping keep pace, and quite a few “one-off” large expenses, city officials [Read More…]

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City tourism budget hits the skids

October 30, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With city hotel/motel tax revenues on a 20% slide from previous years, request for funding from the Fort Madison Tourism Commission will look a lot different going [Read More…]

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County officials settle budget $158K short

February 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – In a mid-Friday afternoon budget strategy session, Lee County officials settled on a budget that could short the county $158,000. However, during preliminary budget discussions, the county [Read More…]

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Sheriff asks board to add correctional officers

October 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – The Lee County Board of Supervisors will soon be looking at the costs for expanding the staff at the county sheriff’s department. Lee County Sheriff, Stacy Weber approached [Read More…]

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School board looks at funding mix to keep rates low

March 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison school district’s finance director is recommending a mix of property tax, income surtax, and additional cash reserve levies to help fund the 2017-18 school [Read More…]