2 County Seats

3 Accused of OMA Violations
11:50 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Lee County Supervisors Seek New Venue for Lawsuit

The three members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors accused by several citizens of violating Iowa's open meetings law do not want the case to be heard in Keokuk.  They also feel the case should not be heard by a jury.

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Department of Homeland Security
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Security Issues Identified at Lee County Buildings

Security Advisor Phil Pitzen (center) meets with Lee County representatives during a tour of the South Lee County Courthouse.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has provided Lee County with a lengthy checklist for security improvements at five of its buildings.

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Accused of Violating OMA
5:46 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Legal Options for Lee County Supervisors

The three members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors accused of violating Iowa's open meetings law appear to have several options when it comes to legal representation.

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Open Meetings Act in Question
9:37 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Three Lee County Supervisors Face Lawsuit

Three members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors are accused of violating Iowa's Open Meetings Act.

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Supervisors Agree to Slow the Pace
6:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Calmer Tone for Lee County Consolidation Talks

The Lee County Board of Supervisors could bring in a structural engineer to study the condition of the county's courthouse in Fort Madison.
Credit Jason Parrott

For the first time in a long time, the Lee County Board of Supervisors discussed the idea of office consolidation and no one on the board or in the audience raised their voices or made disparaging remarks about someone or some group of people.

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Last Changed in 2003
9:18 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Method for Electing Lee County Supervisors to Change?

Lee County residents have plenty of work to do if they want to change how the members of the Board of Supervisors are elected every four years.

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Alderman Blocks His Own Proposal
11:51 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Lee County to Stick with Two County Seats

(L-R) Supervisors Gary Folluo, Ron Fedler, and Matt Pflug at Thursday night's special meeting near Donnellson. Fedler says he tossed his ordinance to name Fort Madison as the county seat after reaching an agreement to work with Pflug on county service issues.
Credit Daily Gate City Newspaper

Lee County will not be making history any time soon as it will remain the only county in Iowa with two county seats for the foreseeable future.

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Special Meeting Sept. 4
5:31 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Fort Madison Could Become Only Lee County Seat

The South Lee County Courthouse could close for business under a proposal going before the Lee County Board of Supervisors
Credit Jason Parrott

Lee County could soon have just one county seat -- and it's safe to say that not everyone is happy about that.

Currently, Lee is the only county in Iowa with two county seats, Keokuk and Fort Madison, and it's been that way for more than 150-years.

The first sign of change came in the summer of 2011 when the Board of Supervisors voted to reorganize four departments.

Instead of maintaining offices in both cities, the county treasurer and auditor moved all operations and employees to Fort Madison while the assessor and recorder set up shop in Keokuk.

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$10K-$15K Price Tag
6:24 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Lee County Building Assessment Possible

The Lee County Board of Supervisors may take a closer look at some existing county buildings before taking any action towards a controversial topic.

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One County Seat vs. Two
10:11 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Chairman Ready for Lee County Seat Vote

The South Lee County Courthouse

The head of the Lee County Board of Supervisors is ready to move ahead with a vote on one county seat.

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