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Abrupt drops of sales and fuel taxes, and delays in spring property tax payments will force Scott County Supervisors  to rely more heavily on reserves and delay planned discussions on jail and juvenile detention expansion. County budget director David Farmer calculated about $1.8 million in lost revenue so far. That includes: more
Rebids on Park View’s water system overhaul came in significantly lower, allowing the Water and Sanitary District Board to award a $1,294,802 contract to Valley Construction. more
Eldridge police report good compliance with playground restrictions because of the pandemic, but some council members questioned whether officers should continue to be allowed to use the fitness center. more
Long Grove residents should launch a local civil defense group to identify and recruit skilled volunteers, and stockpile food and other supplies for long-term power outages or other disasters. more
Supervisors exempted 1,843 acres from property taxes under Iowa’s Slough Bill law that allows counties to waive tax liability for land maintained as prairie, forest cover or other environmental purposes. more
Snow fence and yellow caution tape went up in Eldridge parks this week as the city implemented a new phase of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ virus response. more
Maria Dickmann is aiming for a 2022 Scott County Supervisor bid after her attempt to run as a Republican this year fell short. more
City hall staff embarked on spring cleaning after city hall closed to the public last week. more
Seven Eldridge employees who enjoyed spring break vacations out of state returned to face a two-week quarantine order imposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds during their absence. more
You probably couldn’t have envisioned a more challenging transition, but John Dowd and Lisa Kotter have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic with aplomb, and it’s all systems go at Eldridge City Hall. more
Scott County Supervisors bought a 10.17-acre parcel in Davenport for possible expansion of the county jail, juvenile detention or other offices. more
Scott County Supervisors voted down county auditor Roxanna Moritz’s recommendation that absentee ballot requests be sent to every active voter for Iowa’s June 2 primary. more
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