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Park View picks $1.3m water project

Park View will dismantle its ancient water tower, build ground storage, close one of its two treatment plants and upgrade the other. more

Couple’s property may cover old Eldridge street

A Grand Mound couple’s renovation of a neglected Eldridge home hit a snag just as they put it on the market. A review of old city maps indicates a sliver of their front yard at Second and Davies streets may actually be city property. more

Walcott lands Coca-Cola bottling plant

Iowa’s Coca-Cola bottler and distributor will move its Quad-Cities operation to Walcott, bringing 143 jobs and building an $8 million, 100,000-square-foot plant with state and local taxpayer incentives. more

Princeton tackles street patches and Third Street repairs

Princeton will tackle street cracks and some big asphalt holes this year, then take on resurfacing Third Street in August, and Pineo Grove next year. more

Park View hit with double whammy

Park View Homeowners Association leaders convening today for their annual meeting face two challenges: The homeowners’ association dues increase got voted down. And the state legislature adjourned before addressing Park View’s covenant problems. more

Audit guides Long Grove

A new state audit advises Long Grove leaders to address sick time compensation and other payroll policies, and get more council oversight of bill payments. more

Shepard traffic tops forum concerns

Alan Shepard Elementary School traffic already is raising concerns, and Long Grove city council members asked school board members if their town’s looming growth might further crowd the school. more

Developer asks Long Grove to manage stormwater

Housing developer Dale Grunwald is asking Long Grove to form a municipal stormwater utility that would own and manage water detention for his and other subdivisions planned for the town. more

Eldridge council addresses school traffic ‘free for all’

A student injury – or worse – is just waiting to happen on First Street by North Scott High School, and Fifth Street, by the junior high and Ed White, Eldridge City Council members agreed during a discussion on student safety. more

Park View residents have until May 8 to vote on dues question

A vote to consider raising Park View Homeowners Association dues has enough votes to count, but not enough to pass yet. more

Long Grove considers regional water detention

Thirteen acres of open space in Long Grove’s next Winfield Estates addition would be reserved for water detention and youth athletic fields, managing stormwater for this 32-lot subdivision and, perhaps, the next. more

Kinzer attempts to change supervisor meeting times

Scott County Supervisors remain on track to record and post digital audio of meetings by summer’s end — but no sooner — after the board voted down supervisor Brinson Kinzer’s motion to post audio immediately. more

Big home lots planned at Olathea

Tom Faulhaber and his son Brock hope to be the first homebuilders on the acreages being developed at Olathea Golf Course on U.S. 67 between LeClaire and Princeton. more

$804K paving plan includes new road to Wapsi Center

Asphalt will cover the gravel road leading to the Wapsi Center, near Dixon, part of a $804,228 paving contract awarded last week by the Scott County Board of Supervisors. more

County steers new development to cities

Development in rural Scott County will follow a new land use map intended to steer development away from unincorporated land and toward areas that could be annexed into cities. more

Tight fit for a new pumper

Princeton’s new fire truck rolled up to the town’s firehouse last week, but could go no farther. more

2018 Congressional Art Contest voting open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) announced today that online voting to select the 2018 People’s Choice Award winner to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the … more

Eldridge seeks input on roads

Eldridge leaders invite public participation 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Eldridge Community Center to learn about possibilities for expanding Blackhawk Trail and Hillandale Road. more

Tractor pull returns after 20 years to McCausland festival

Tractor pulls return to McCausland’s popular Labor Day weekend celebration for the first time in at least 20 years with competition among antique tractors at least 60 years old. more

Forum focuses on 5th Street: Junior high traffic concerns arise again in McCausland

Memories of North Scott School District’s tumultuous 2011 elections echoed in conversation at the board’s McCausland April 10 forum. But it was school traffic safety that dominated talks among four of seven board members, the full McCausland council and four residents. more
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