Streets en Penalty for Street Damage? <p>A development project in downtown Keokuk is facing a financial penalty from the city.</p><p>The former Eagles building, which is located at the corner of 4<sup>th</sup> and Blondeau Streets, is being renovated for commercial and residential use.</p><p>The project requires the replacement of an older, 1 &frac12;&rdquo; water line with a new 2&rdquo; line, with the connection being made beneath Blondeau Street.</p><p>That is an issue as city code allows Keokuk to impose a penalty of up to $1,000 because crews will be cutting into a street that is less than 5-years old.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:54:43 +0000 Jason Parrott 18478 at Penalty for Street Damage? Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates <p>Fort Madison residents should expect some good news and some bad news from the city when they go to their mailboxes this summer.</p><p>The city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would decrease the water basic charge by just over $1.00/month.&nbsp; The average residential household will see a decrease of 4%.</p><p>Aldermen described that as the &ldquo;good news&rdquo; during its most recent meeting.</p><p>The savings are linked to favorable bids for the construction of the new water plant and several transmission mains.</p> Sun, 06 May 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 14613 at Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates Warsaw City Council Approves Taxes <p>City leaders in Warsaw say two new taxes will result in better streets.</p><p>The city council voted, this week, to establish a pair of utility taxes.</p><p>One of the taxes would be on the electricity delivered by Ameren Illinois.</p><p>The ordinance establishes a sliding scale for residential or business use within the city.</p><p>The other tax would be on natural gas and its delivery from Nicor.</p><p>Instead of a sliding scale, residents and businesses would be charged a 5% tax.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:52:34 +0000 Jason Parrott 11146 at Warsaw City Council Approves Taxes