Office Reorganization

Public Hearing March 11
10:02 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Tight Budget Vote in Lee County

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County's budget for the upcoming fiscal year has proven to be the latest battleground for the debate over returning driver's license services in Keokuk.

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Around the Region
4:47 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Union Contracts, Public Forum

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

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Over Reorganization
12:03 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Mayor Considering Legal Action Against County

Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion

Keokuk could take a tougher stance on the structure of Lee County government.

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Two County Seats
10:23 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Lee County Resident Wants Public Forum

The South Lee County Courthouse

One Lee County resident wants to give taxpayers an opportunity to learn more about a controversial issue.

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5:54 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Lee County Facing Significant Shortfall

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has made some initial decisions regarding the county's upcoming budget, but there is still plenty of work to do.

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Legislation Being Drafted
5:49 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

State Senator Wants Services Back in Keokuk

State Senator Rich Taylor (D-Mt. Pleasant) wants to return Lee County services to the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services.

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Centralizing County Government
4:35 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

More Talk of "One Lee County" in 2014

Lee County Board of Supervisors

The new chairman of the Lee County Board of Supervisors wants to have more discussions about a controversial subject in 2014.

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Chair Pleased With Results
12:33 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Lee County Reorganization Savings

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is touting the benefits of a controversial decision.

There are plenty of residents, especially in Keokuk, who oppose the board’s decision to reorganize four county departments one year ago.

The offices of the Auditor and Treasurer are now located in Fort Madison while the Assessor and Recorder are in Keokuk.

The opposition is primarily linked to the lack of a drivers’ license facility in Keokuk.

The supervisors say the reorganization is paying off for the county.

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Candidates Have Opposite Views
10:40 pm
Sat May 26, 2012

Consolidation Key to Lee County Race

The Democrats running for the District V seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to government consolidation.

It was one year ago, this month, that the board voted to reorganize county government. 

The final proposal resulted in the moving of the Auditor and Treasurer’s offices to the North Lee County Office Building in Fort Madison. 

In turn, the Assessor and Recorder’s offices are now located in the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

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