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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

Absentee balloting underway for June 5 primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that the absentee balloting period for the June 5 primary is now underway. Voters can request an absentee ballot through their county auditor’s office. They can also vote in-person at the county auditor’s office. 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

Lawmakers comment on abortion, tax votes

The Iowa Legislature adjourned May 4. The NSP reached lawmakers whose districts represent rural Scott County on Monday for their reactions on two major items of legislation that were passed at the end of the session: 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

Tight fit for a new pumper: Princeton firehouse has no room for new $271,000 truck

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