John W. Sammons Construction

An out-of-court settlement between Keokuk and a former construction firm will resolve a construction dispute dating back several years. Mayor Tom Marion said paying John W. Sammons Construction $90,000 could prevent a larger payout down the road.

Keokuk is fighting back against a claim that it's not living up to the terms of a 2012 contract. On Monday, the city filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by John W. Sammons Construction Company.

Sammons Construction claimed in its lawsuit, filed in district court in April, that it has yet to receive full payment for the installation of about 28 manholes.

A local contractor is suing the city of the Keokuk over an alleged "breach of contract.  John W. Sammons Construction Company said it has not been fully paid for a project it believes has already been completed.

The city of Keokuk will help a local organization working to improve the appearance of the downtown district.

Keokuk is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar sewer project.

A construction company in Keokuk will have a couple more weeks to fulfill a contract with the city.