Burlington City Council

Applications Due Friday
1:55 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Deadline Nears for Burlington Fire Chief Search

Burlington hopes to have a new Fire Chief in place within the next few months.

Candidates have until 5:00 P.M. on Friday, Oct. 26 to apply to be Burlington’s next fire chief.

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Increase Expected for October
10:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Burlington Residents Face Larger Garbage Bills

Burlington residents should get ready to pay more to have their garbage picked up each month.

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Budge Running Deficit
9:45 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Burlington Could Raise Garbage Fees

Burlington City Hall

Burlington residents could soon pay more to get rid of their garbage.

City Manager Jim Ferneau says the base fee is $12.10/month.  He says that does include recycling and inclusion in a city-wide clean-up.

The fee does not appear to be enough to balance the $2-million sanitation budget, which is carrying a roughly $220,000 shortfall.

Ferneau says part of the reason for that is the city has only adjusted the monthly rate based on increasing tipping fees at the local landfill. 

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New Home for County Attorney?
10:24 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Burlington Police Station Future

The Burlington Police Station

City and county leaders understand there are structural concerns with Burlington’s police station on North 3rd Street.

Those concerns led to discussions about a joint law enforcement center that would be shared by Burlington and Des Moines County.

Chairman Tom Broeker says the County Board of Supervisors backed out of the talks because of the potential, multi-million dollar price tag for the project.

The future of the building is back in the news after mold was discovered on the third floor, which houses the Des Moines County Attorney’s office.

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Testing in Early August
8:19 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Burlington Police Chief Finalists

Burlington’s search for a new police chief has reached the “Final Four” as the Civil Service Commission has certified the eligibility of four finalists.

Two of the finalists are currently employed by the city of Burlington: Lt. Darren Grimshaw and Major Doug Beaird, who is currently serving as interim police chief.

The other two finalists are from outside of the region.

Zim Schwartze is a former emergency management and public safety coordinator in Missouri and Charlie Dennis is a former police chief in Arizona.

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