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Scott County residents appointed to serve on state boards and commissions

Scott County residents won five of Gov. Kim Reynolds 152 appointments and reappointments to state boards announced June 29. more

McCubbin resigns: Long Grove staffer ends 31-year service after yearlong inquiry

Suspended Long Grove public works director Joel McCubbin submitted his letter of resignation July 3 in a private city hall meeting. more

Long Grove advances subdivisions

Long Grove council members seem willing to one day accept city ownership of a regional water detention pond developer Dale Grunwald requires before proceeding with residential development of land he owns on the town’s south side. more

Storm water concern arises downstream

As Eldridge council members await resolution of a storm water dispute for one Sawgrass Court homeowner, his neighbors worry the solution will send more water their way. more

County recognized for financial reporting

For the 31st year in a row Scott County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. more

Lofgren presented IAMU Achievement Award

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) values the efforts of Iowa representatives and senators who understand, appreciate, and advance the interests of Iowa’s municipal utilities in the Iowa Legislature. more

County adds staff for cleaning contract

Scott County Supervisors added the equivalent of a full-time position to handle contracted cleaning of the Scott County Solid Waste Commission offices at about twice the cost and hours of the Eldridge private firm that lost the contract. more

Dems pick Robinson to run in Hart’s district

Patti Robinson cheered when she heard state Sen. Rita Hart was joining Iowa Democrats’ gubernatorial ticket. more

Long Grove council to consider setting nuisance fines July 11

Long Grove is considering a new, formal fine structure for nuisances, weeds, animal control and other civil infractions. more

Park View signs $73K water contract

Park View Water and Sanitary District board members unanimously approved a $73,000 engineering contract with Shive Hattery to design a new water treatment and storage system. more

Eldridge pitches in on Villas stormwater solution

Eldridge offered to pay half the cost of moving a stormwater pipe from the Villas at Century Farm to accommodate a neighbor on Sawgrass Court who worried the pipe’s proximity threatens his property value. more

Robinson to run for Iowa Senate

Patti Robinson, a community advocate from Clinton, on Tuesday announced her candidacy for Iowa Senate District 49, which serves all of Clinton County and northern and eastern Scott County. That is the district now served by state Sen. Rita Hart, who was picked to be the running mate of Fred Hubbell, who is the Democratic nominee for Iowa governor. more
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