Highway 61 Bypass http://tspr.org en Coalition Seeks Highway Expansion http://tspr.org/post/coalition-seeks-highway-expansion <p>The <a href="http://www.61coalition.com/Home.html" target="_blank">Highway 61 Coalition</a> hopes a new industry in Lee County will spur some much-anticipated highway improvements.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:27:16 +0000 Jason Parrott 32607 at http://tspr.org Coalition Seeks Highway Expansion FM Annexation Incentives http://tspr.org/post/fm-annexation-incentives <p>Fort Madison wants to make it more enticing for rural property owners to join the city.</p><p>The city council has signed off on a series of incentives available to those interested in voluntarily annexing into the city.</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says the incentives include the gradual phasing in of the city&rsquo;s property tax rate and the possibility of offering a specific zoning designation for a property.</p><p>They also allow the city to cover certain legal expenses and reduce utility connection fees.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 03:17:33 +0000 Jason Parrott 18675 at http://tspr.org FM Annexation Incentives