Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk School Board has approved the district's certified budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Superintendent Lora Wolff says the spending plan sets the property tax rate at $18.53/$1,000 for one more year. She says a slight increase was discussed, but not acted upon, because of the current economic times.
"Since other entities are raising taxes," says Dr. Wolff, "we were going to try to hold our rate steady and hope that in the subsequent years, we will not have to raise it."
Burlington, IA – The construction of a joint law-enforcement center is the top priority for the Burlington City Council. The Burlington Police Department and the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office would utilize the facility.
The city and the county hired Wilson Estes Police Architects to conduct a needs assessment for the facility. The Kansas-based firm has completed its feasibility study.