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Depot docs back on council agenda

March 31, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – After being pulled from the City Council agenda two weeks ago, final agreements between the City of Fort Madison and Amtrak regarding the relocation of the rail [Read More…]

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City to audit NLCHS books after tax snafu

March 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – An error by North Lee County Historical Society has Fort Madison city officials demanding a look at the group’s books. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, the [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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DOT says precedent exists for additional depot funds

February 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A director with the Iowa Department of Transportation confirmed Monday that the DOT is recommending a $400,000 expenditure from an Iowa Transportation Commission passenger rail fund to [Read More…]

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Depot lease docs ready as city shakes loose funding

February 16, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – As city officials scour state and federal funding options to keep the Amtrak depot relocation efforts active, lease agreements for the platform at the new depot appear [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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City to take another look at cemetery fees

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Several city councilman said they weren’t comfortable setting cemetery fees that were intended to discourage local families from picking a weekend to bury loved one. At Tuesday’s [Read More…]

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City looking at roundabout on Bus. 61

December 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison City Council approved an application for a grant for federal funds to potentially help fund constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Hwy. 61 [Read More…]

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City to consider lease agreement with Viking Cruises

December 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Viking Cruise officials said this fall they were going to move quickly with plans to introduce domestic cruises on the Mississippi River beginning in 2020. City officials [Read More…]

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Proposed city cemetery fee bump tabled

December 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A proposed increase in city cemetery fees that was to be discussed at Tuesday night’s city council meeting was tabled due to lack of attendance. Councilman Chris [Read More…]

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Council to consider raising cemetery fees

December 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison City Council will be looking at bumping rates for cemetery services in 2019. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the council will consider a recommendation from [Read More…]

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City to consider reducing fireworks days to six

November 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – An ordinance modifying the city’s fireworks regulations is scheduled to be discussed at Monday’s Fort Madison City Council meeting. The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday [Read More…]

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City approves new staff policy manual

August 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials have approved a new personnel manual that redefines employee benefits for city employees. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison City Council, the council [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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City’s help to LCEDG up for Tuesday debate

August 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Lee County economic development officials will know Tuesday night what direction the city is going with regard to annual contributions to their efforts. At Tuesday’s regular city [Read More…]

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City balks on new personnel manual

August 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City leaders have balked, on a couple tie votes, at approving a personnel manual that governs employee benefits. However the changes defined in the manual are already [Read More…]

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Mayor accepts councilman’s resignation

June 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – According to Fort Madison City Manager David Varley, 3rd ward Councilman Travis Seidel has resigned his seat on the council effective Friday. Seidel pleaded guilty on June [Read More…]

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City turns over pool to YMCA for 2018 season

February 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – It’s official. The City of Fort Madison is now only partially in the swimming pool business. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison City Council, the [Read More…]

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Morawitz announces run for state House seat

February 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A current sitting Fort Madison city councilman announced Monday night that he was seeking election to the Iowa House of Representatives 83rd district. Fort Madison city councilman [Read More…]

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City commits up to $72K to bridge study

January 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison will pitch in up to $72,000 toward a comprehensive study of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge that spans the Mississippi River on the city’s [Read More…]

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