Annexation en Fort Madison Exploring Annexation Again <p>Fort Madison is considering a new round of voluntary annexation incentives. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:56:54 +0000 Jason Parrott 36254 at Fort Madison Exploring Annexation Again Fort Madison OK’s Annexation Agreement <p>Fort Madison is moving ahead with plans to extend city limits.</p><p>The city council has agreed to offer a series of annexation incentives to property owners near the Highway 2 interchange on Fort Madison’s west side.</p><p>The incentives include a reduction of utility connection fees by 50% if the connection is made within five years, a waiving of all administrative fees, and the grandfathering in of zoning designations as much as possible.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 04:58:45 +0000 Jason Parrott 22844 at Fort Madison OK’s Annexation Agreement Macomb Looks to Grow West <p>Macomb is in talks with BNSF that could help the city expand. The plan is to annex the railroad&#39;s right-of-way westward to the future site of the Macomb bypass.<br /><br />&ldquo;Our primary goal is to take advantage of those folks willing to come in that are businesses -- commercial developments -- that bring sales tax revenue in to the city,&rdquo; said Mayor Mike Inman.<br /><br />He said the annexation might also increase the city&#39;s population base, though he feels that would be &ldquo;icing on the cake.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:15:14 +0000 Rich Egger 19158 at Macomb Looks to Grow West 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 FM Annexation Incentives Revere C-3 To Close Its Doors <p>Principal Ryan Horner says the Revere C-3 School District has been around for more than 85 years.&nbsp; He says it was a K-12 district until 2002 when the high school consolidated with the Clark County R-1 School District.</p><p>Revere C-3 currently serves about 18 K-8 students.&nbsp; Horner says that number was at 29 earlier this year, but families left the district for a variety of reasons.</p><p>There is currently no one enrolled in kindergarten or fifth grade.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:22:16 +0000 Jason Parrott 13743 at Revere C-3 To Close Its Doors