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Eldridge council commits to biggest loan ever: Sewer project fits into budget with no change in tax rate

Eldridge council members committed Monday to the biggest loan in city history for a sewer system upgrade that will leave the town poised for more commercial and residential growth. more

Long Grove preps for 37 home sites: Council calls special session for new homes along So. First

Interest in three new subdivisions along a three-block stretch of South First Street prompted Long Grove council members to call for a special meeting to look at plats, stormwater management and the perennial hot topic in this town: Sidewalks. more

County IDs spots for farmland development: Forums begin Feb.19 on Scott County’s draft land-use map

Scott County’s next land use plan will include some new distinctions: Areas highlighted for residential development if annexed into adjoining towns, and a few rural areas on marginal farm land where the county might consider home sites. more

Park View plans water rate hike

With water clarity complaints gone, the Park View Water and Sanitary District board will look at rate hikes board members say are needed to continue improvements that are clearing up brown water that some residents had gotten used to. more

Princeton eyes 400-acre expansion: Community Center meeting March 8 to cover annexation, rezoning and budget

Princeton City Council moves to the Boll’s Community Center March 8 for three public hearings addressing big changes in the riverfront community. more

Four formally announce for supervisor

Seven Scott County residents are passing petitions to get on the ballot. Here are those who have formally announced their candidacies. more

Riverstone expands New Liberty quarry: Gravel mining to grow an acre or two per year

County zoning officials supported Riverstone Group’s planned expansion of its New Liberty quarry operations that a company executive says will help assure local gravel supplies through this century and into the next. more

Eldridge hikes sewer fees and seeks $9 million loan

Eldridge City Council members took initial steps towards financing a $13.9 million sewer system upgrade by raising sewer rates 7.5 percent and borrowing $9 million. more

Eldridge fields a dream: City receptive to park board’s soccer field pitch

Four hundred and twenty-five kids can’t be wrong. more

Eldridge examines sewer hook-up fees – Rustic Ridge owner seeks reasons behind $2,500 fee

Rustic Ridge Golf Course owner Kevin Wohlford says he is willing to pay to hook into Eldridge’s sewer system. But he wants to know how Eldridge set its $2,500 connection fee, even though the city will not incur any cost for his hook-up. more

Long Grove tackles pipes busted by deep freeze

Water main breaks kept Long Grove public works staff and a few elected officials busy over the icy New Years weekend when overnight temperatures hit -20. more

Princeton preps for data firm and Dollar General; City considers zoning change for Stutting family’s development

Princeton is preparing for two new developments council members hope will continue 2017’s growth spurt. more
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