It appears Lee County has come up with a way to contribute to a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison without using taxpayer money.
The county is being asked to provide a total of $25,000 over the next five years to the $3.4-million dollar project. The Vision Iowa Board has said without that contribution, Fort Madison will not receive any state funding.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors has rejected previous requests for that much money, but Supervisor Larry Kruse believes a compromise has been reached.
District Court Judge John Wright has ruled that Lexington Square will be able to intervene in a lawsuit involving the Keokuk Board of Adjustment.
The Board of Adjustment is being sued by 17 individual neighbors of the nursing home over the panel’s decision to allow Lexington Square to expand its facility.
Lexington Square wanted to enter the lawsuit because of the impact the final ruling would have on its operations. The nursing home is looking to add more private rooms without increasing its bed count.
The Monmouth-Roseville school superintendent hopes the Classroom First Commission will take a look at simple ways to save education dollars.
Paul Woehlke said small steps can mean big savings.
He said, “There is opportunity for sharing what we call 'back office' functions. Payroll and bookkeeping and those kinds of things. In my mind, I'm not sure that opportunity has been explored to its fullest extent yet.”
He said districts use a wide variety of software packages so compatibility is the only real barrier.