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The Republican Party of Iowa announced that the 2020 State Convention, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, will not be convening in person due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the State Central Committee voted unanimously to mail paper ballots to all state convention delegates. more
The pandemic slowdown dropped Scott County tax, fee and other revenue 13 percent lower than originally budgeted, and county budget director David Farmer anticipates more shortfalls by fiscal year end June 30. more
Scott County Supervisors declined Sheriff Tim Lane’s request to boost compensation of a jail administrative post. more
Supervisors hired a private hauler to assist with fortifying county gravel roads still suffering from last year’s wet spring and winter. more
Eldridge council members signed off on completion of an $8.4 million upgrade of the city wastewater treatment plant. more
Princeton City Council changed the time and location of this month's council meeting. more
City administrator Lisa Kotter walked the path of Eldridge’s rail bed trail shaded beneath a tree canopy unlike any other portion of the First Street trail. more
Former Buffalo deputy city clerk Riki Harrington faces felony theft charges arising from a new state audit disclosing $40,000 in fees paid to the city, but never deposited. more
Eldridge city council members agreed to pay $38,200 to Shive Hattery Engineering this fiscal year, so the city can get a jump on about $600,000 worth of projects at the start of the fiscal year, June 1. more
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and AARP Iowa are calling for older voters to continue practicing social distancing and to utilize absentee voting by mail for the June 2 primary election. Secretary Pate will mail every active registered voter in Iowa an absentee ballot request form later this month, and AARP will launch radio ads today encouraging older voters to take advantage of voting by mail. more
Scott County board chairman Tony Knobbe said supervisors should focus on reducing spending and planning for longer term fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and leave economic stimulus to state and federal leaders. more
Scott County supervisors meeting April 16 launched work to improve three consecutive U.S. 61 intersections to address long-standing accident risks, and accommodate a new Kwik Star planned on the south side of the highway, just west of the Interstate 280 exit. more
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