Looking for Cost Savings in Lee County

Fort Madison, IA – Many of Lee County's departments are split between the north and south county seats of Fort Madison and Keokuk. The Board of Supervisors is now reviewing whether money could be saved by consolidating some of those operations. It appears the board favors the idea of moving the county engineer's office to Donnellson. Supervisors have also talked about moving the entire staffs of the auditor's and recorder's offices to Fort Madison and placing the treasurer's office in Keokuk. The board is expected to talk more about reorganization during a workshop at the end of the month.