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Winter taking toll on city, county snow budgets

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With chances of snow around 30% each day for Sunday through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, city and county officials are hoping for the lighter end [Read More…]

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County officials get to work on 2020 budgets

January 9, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County Department heads continue to throw out their first pitches for 2020 fiscal year budget requests this week. All the budgets presented were first-run preliminary budgets [Read More…]

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City Council tables LCEDG contribution discussions

August 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A discrepancy in interpretation of the City of Fort Madison’s commitment to the county’s economic development efforts resulted in a vibrant discussion between city officials and representatives [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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County’s early figures show $3M shortfall for FY19

January 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A short budget workshop on Friday resulted in some tough projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget. According to Lee County Budget Director Cindy Renstrom, the county’s preliminary [Read More…]

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County building security concerns brought up at budget talks

January 10, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – District Judge John Wright, who chairs the Lee County courthouse security committee, put forth a list of recommendations to the Lee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. [Read More…]

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FM school district picks up 5-year support levy

March 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON –  Weighted down by declining enrollment and reduced state funding, the Fort Madison Community School District will begin participating in an instructional support levy program for the next [Read More…]

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County submits final $11.7M budget

February 21, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – A $11.7 million county budget will be submitted to the public on March 7 with a levy of $10.388/$1,000 assessed valuation.. County budget director Cindy Renstrom submitted the [Read More…]

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State DOC to close John Bennett amidst budget cuts

February 8, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM FORT MADISON MAYOR BRAD RANDOLPH BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – As part of the state’s mandated budget cuts signed into law in January, the Iowa Department of Corrections [Read More…]

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