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Forum shows some separation among candidates

October 14, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Some separation was found Thursday during the City Council candidate forum held at City Hall. At the evening forum hosted by Fort Madison Partners and the Daily Democrat, [Read More…]

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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 delays purchase of water plant automation

September 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials stopped just short Tuesday of approving a quarter-million dollar automation system for the city’s water treatment plant. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison City [Read More…]

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City officials to discuss Historical Society financial review

August 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A financial investigation of the North Lee County Historical Society will be a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. An accounting firm out of Burlington, CPA [Read More…]

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City hires next police chief

August 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 2

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Police Department will see its fourth police chief in as many years after city officials approved the hiring of a former Wisconsin sheriff to lead [Read More…]

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City to take kink out of Avenue L

June 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

Plans also in place to have crews working on the reconstruction of 2nd-6th Streets on Old Highway 61 August through October BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison will have two projects going [Read More…]

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Council to talk cruise line deals Tuesday

June 15, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – As city officials court two Mississippi River Cruise lines to the riverfront, discussions at Tuesday’s City Council meeting will focus on a lease agreement and funding options. The [Read More…]

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More details revealed in American Cruise Line talks

June 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The idea that excursion boats will soon again decorate the Mississippi River shorelines at Fort Madison, got another boost Tuesday night. During a discussion period, the Fort Madison [Read More…]

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Donnellson city staff moves into new digs

June 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DONNELLSON – The city staff in Donnellson has some new digs. The 50-year-old building on Pershing Street looks impeccable with up-to-date security measures, a police wing, offices for city staff, and [Read More…]

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Council tables proposed sewer rate increase

May 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Meeting starts with heated exchange from citizen who wanted police officers fired BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – City officials want to take another look at how proposed sewer rates will be increased on [Read More…]

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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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