Sewer System http://tspr.org en Price for Donnellson Plant Growing http://tspr.org/post/price-donnellson-plant-growing <p>It is costing one Lee County community much more money to upgrade a key facility.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 04:23:26 +0000 Jason Parrott 23167 at http://tspr.org Price for Donnellson Plant Growing Fort Madison Façade Improvements http://tspr.org/post/fort-madison-fa-ade-improvements <p>Local contractors will handle a majority of the upcoming improvements to downtown Fort Madison.</p><p>The city secured a $500,000 state grant to improve the facades of 13 buildings.&nbsp; The property owners will contribute another $170,000 to the project.</p><p>The city chose to seek bids per category of work as opposed to going project by project so one contractor would handle all windows and doors while another would do the masonry, for example.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:02:18 +0000 Jason Parrott 22045 at http://tspr.org Fort Madison Façade Improvements Fort Madison Reorganizing Personnel http://tspr.org/post/fort-madison-reorganizing-personnel-0 <p>Fort Madison is moving ahead with a plan to reorganize several departments.</p><p>Six veteran employees signed up to take advantage of the city&rsquo;s early retirement program, which means they will be stepping down before the end of the calendar year.</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says the group of retiring employees includes the heads of the water department, the public works department and the wastewater treatment plant.</p><p>He says the city will replace the three positions with one new public works director.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 19955 at http://tspr.org Fort Madison Reorganizing Personnel Fort Madison Reorganizing Personnel http://tspr.org/post/fort-madison-reorganizing-personnel <p>Fort Madison is moving ahead with a plan to reorganize several departments.</p><p>Six veteran employees signed up to take advantage of the city&rsquo;s early retirement program, which means they will be stepping down before the end of the calendar year.</p><p>City Manager Byron Smith says the group of retiring employees includes the heads of the water department, the public works department and the wastewater treatment plant.</p><p>He says the city will replace the three positions with one new public works director.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:39:39 +0000 Jason Parrott 19954 at http://tspr.org Fort Madison Reorganizing Personnel Lee County Signs Sewer Agreement http://tspr.org/post/lee-county-signs-sewer-agreement <p>Lee County has decided to help one of its unincorporated communities with a proposed sewer project.</p><p>The Board of Supervisors has entered into a new 28-E agreement with Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS).&nbsp;</p><p>RUSS is an organization based in Mount Pleasant that helps rural communities secure state and/or federal money for sewer projects.</p><p>Supervisor Ernie Schiller says this agreement will allow RUSS to start the preliminary engineering work for a potential sanitary sewer system in the Mooar/Powdertown area north of Keokuk.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:09:56 +0000 Jason Parrott 19508 at http://tspr.org Lee County Signs Sewer Agreement