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9:04 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Keokuk Planning To Hike Bridge Rates

Keokuk, IA – Keokuk Junction Railway hauls freight across the bridge for Roquette America and Amsted Rail (formerly Griffin Wheel).

Keokuk charges the railroad $20.79 for each rail car that crosses the bridge. It also charges an annual minimum usage fee based on roughly 9,500 rail cars crossing the bridge.

Mayor Tom Marion says the Surface Transportation Board says we (the city) can charge a reasonable rate. He says Keokuk must charge a higher rate.

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WIUM Local
9:00 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Proactive Plan to Reduce Density

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen are on the verge of approving a plan to reduce the number of high density neighborhoods in the city.

The idea is to create a new zoning designation of R-3A Limited Multiple Family Residential Zoning District. R-3A would be for creation of medium density neighborhoods.

"It's supposed to take R-4 areas down to an R-3A area," said Ed Basch, Community Development Coordinator, during the July 12 Committee of the Whole meeting.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

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WIUM Local
2:42 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

County Seeks Public Input for Comprehensive Planning

Macomb, IL – The McDonough County Board is trying to plan for the county's future -- and it's aggressively seeking the public's help.

The board recently wrapped up several weeks of focus group sessions to begin crafting a new comprehensive plan. Panels discussed topics such as transportation, economic development, housing and land use among others.

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WIUM Local
8:30 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Southeast Iowa Construction

Des Moines County, IA –

Des Moines County

Des Moines County closed Tama Road in mid-May. Part of the road, which intersects Highway 99 north of the city, was washed away during heavy rain and flash flooding.

County Engineer Brian Carter says the plan is to rebuild the road with the knowledge that a nearby creek will flood during heavy rain. He says dips would be built into Tama Road so the excess water has somewhere to flow.

Carter says the project could cost about $350,000. Half of the money is coming through the state's I-Jobs program.

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