Des Moines County

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4:42 pm
Sun December 30, 2012

Initial Offers to Des Moines County

Des Moines County Courthouse

Some Des Moines County employees are looking for significant pay hikes in their next employment contracts.

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Thousands of Absentee Ballots in Mail
12:50 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Voting Underway in Southeast Iowa

Southeast Iowa voters who do not want to wait for Election Day have started casting their ballots.  There are no restrictions on who can vote early.

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Halfway Through Year-Long Celebration
6:48 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Des Moines County Conservation Turns 50

The new beach at Big Hollow Recreation Area
  • An interview with Kim Perlstein

Des Moines County Conservation is honoring its past by looking to the future.  The agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Director Kim Perlstein says Des Moines County Conservation has eight full-time employees who oversee about 1,500 acres of public property.  Two key pieces are Starr’s Cave Nature Center and Big Hollow Recreation Area.

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Waiting List to Remain
10:50 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Des Moines County to Maintain Services

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors

The decision by the Iowa Legislature to revamp the state’s mental health care system has counties struggling to determine their role in the new landscape.

The state will pay for Medicaid-related services, which means counties will receive less in reimbursements.

In response, Des Moines County established waiting lists for a wide variety of services. 

CPC Administrator Ken Hyndman says the idea was to reduce spending in case the county’s budget runs short without certain state reimbursements.

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Borrowing $450,000
9:24 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Des Moines County to Help E-911 Board

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors

Des Moines County is being asked to borrow $450,000 on behalf of the county’s E-911 Board.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Broeker says the agency still owes money to a local bank for some computer equipment purchased years ago.

Broeker says a recent state audit revealed that Des Moines County’s E-911 Board should not be carrying any debt.  He says that means the agency cannot renew the loan, which must take place within the next few months.

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