Arbitration en Keokuk to Help Port Authority <p>The Keokuk City Council will help fund the Southeast Iowa Regional Economic and Port Authority (SIREPA).</p><p>Keokuk, Fort Madison and Lee County are the original members of the authority, which is Iowa&rsquo;s first and only port authority.</p><p>The Lee County Economic Development Group has been providing operational and administrative services for SIREPA, but the organization now wants to hire the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission.</p><p>The authority does not have a regular income stream at this point, so it needs help to pay for such services.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 02:03:46 +0000 Jason Parrott 19565 at Keokuk to Help Port Authority