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Princeton council members voted June 13 to provide tax credits to investors in a Bettendorf Catholic school, in exchange for a $5,000 fee Mayor Travis Volrath said the city will bank for future use. more
Eldridge council members on Monday awarded a $263,396 bid to Triple B Construction, of Wilton, to build a 0.4 mile paved trail over city owned land through Townsend Farms addition. more
Scott County’s share of a nationwide opioid settlement will put $6.9 million to work over the next decade funding recovery for addicts, and coaching students how to save others, and avoid addiction. more
Prepare to slow down to 25 mph on Eldridge’s Lincoln Road, the first step in resolving homeowners’ safety concerns in the city’s fastest growing areas. more
Eldridge city officials are pursuing criminal charges based on findings of an internal investigation into city utility employees. more
Eldridge council members are eager to drop the Lincoln Road speed limit to 25 mph through much of town, then fast-track a proposed trail in response to safety complaints from residents at meetings earlier this year. more
Eldridge council members voted to back an apartment developer’s request for state tax credits, but stopped short of actually providing the city’s financial share required to get those credits. more
Scott County supervisors will consider new policies, and possibly fees for MEDIC ambulances committed to community events. more
Scott County supervisors bought some of the remaining warehouse racks and some office furniture at the Molo Building, and began discussions of moving equipment, and possibly, some county offices to the Eldridge building. more
I originally ran for sheriff in 2016 upon the announcement that Sheriff Dennis Conard was going to retire.  At the time I held the rank of lieutenant which was based on 28 years of service with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. I originally started with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 1989 as a correctional officer and was later sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in March of 1991. more
I have worked in public service for 34 years, the law enforcement profession for 30 years, just under 25 years active duty military in the Army and 25 years in leadership positions. more
When I was first asked to serve in this role, I was not familiar as to the full responsibilities involved. I do not believe anyone says they want to grow up and be an auditor. However, as I researched the position and then stepped into the role, it is clear my previous experience prepared me well. more
After the two recounts under the current auditor, many people across the county raised concerns about our election integrity. I had already noticed problems within the auditor’s office, such as rising administrative costs and procurement procedures not following the law. Although I was initially reluctant, long-time friends and business partners encouraged me to run. With my management skills and integrity, I am confident I can address these issues, which is why I decided to run now. more
I launched a late write-in campaign as an independent candidate in the 2020 campaign. I made a late decision upon viewing the candidates and seeing a need for change. This election is my opportunity to make a dedicated effort. more
At issue for citizens of Scott County is the path and direction of their sheriff’s office. I want to move the office forward in a positive direction through effective and collaborative leadership to ensure equal enforcement of the laws while ensuring constitutional rights. more
Newest Eldridge Utility Board member Michael Bristley works as director of commissioning for Silicon Ranch Co., developing utility-scale solar sites across the country. more
The city of Eldridge fired three utility employees, and a full, five-member Eldridge utility board dismissed all litigation against the city, its law firm, and investigations launched by the previous utility board members. more
Scott County GOP primary voters will choose between the Republican incumbent sheriff seeking a third term and a county deputy who’s been running nearly two years for the post. more
Long Grove residents will begin paying directly for a portion of garbage and recycling pick up fees that the council had covered through property taxes. more
"Since 2016, it has been my calling and honor to serve the citizens of Scott County through responsible governance, and my passion is to continue doing so when re-elected." more
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