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Paustian calls board districts vote ‘a mistake’ – House vote would force state to draw local board districts

An Iowa legislative attempt to alter county board representation is a “mistake” that should never be made law, said Rep. Ross Paustian, among the House majority that approved the bill March 7. more

Princeton grows by 400 acres: Annexation plan seeks corporate HQ on river bluffs

Within 20 years, perhaps 1,000 people will be working in Princeton on a corporate campus overlooking the Mississippi River. more

County Republicans and Democrats make plans for party conventions

County party conventions this month will discuss party platform issues and select delegates who could be instrumental in choosing candidates for governor. more

Council launches sewer project under budget

Competitive bidding and some belt-tightening contract revisions brought the price of Eldridge’s new sewer plant down 5 percent below an estimated $8.5 million. more

Long Grove looks south for growth; Developer offers land swap to turn Schultz Park into drainage area

Schultz Park would serve as a permanent water detention area for Long Grove’s residential growth to the south, and developer Dale Grunwald said he would provide more soccer and baseball field space. more

More candidates join Scott County primary ballot

Two more candidates formally announced campaigns for Scott County supervisor and the nominating period for state and federal offices opened this week. more

County boosts spending without changing tax rate: Rising property values support 6.5-percent spending increase

A 5.7-percent rise in taxable property values allowed Scott County Supervisors to increase county spending a fraction while keeping the property tax rate the same. more

County offers to help fix Davenport street

Next year’s Scott County budget includes $80,000 for a Davenport street repair that two supervisors believed should be borne by the city alone. more

Expanded minutes to go online

Scott County Supervisors will make expanded meeting minutes available online, in addition to continuing the newspaper public notices required by Iowa law. more

Park View launches $24,000 sewer study

With water complaints waning, Park View Water and Sanitary District trustees are looking ahead to sewer system upgrades and hired a Madison, Wisc., engineering firm to assess its treatment system. more

Eldridge police negotiate 3-percent wage hike

Eldridge awarded 3-percent raises to police officers in each of the next three years following contract negotiations applauded by the union and council members. more

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
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