Vision Iowa Board http://tristatesradio.com en Fort Madison to Get State Funding http://tristatesradio.com/post/fort-madison-get-state-funding <p>The 3<sup>rd</sup> time was the charm in Fort Madison&rsquo;s attempt to land some state funding for a proposed sports complex.</p><p>The Fort Madison Sports Complex Committee applied for nearly $900,000 through the Vision Iowa Board&rsquo;s Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) Committee.</p><p>The group walked away with nothing but advice and recommendations after its first two presentations to the CAT Committee.</p><p>The third trip, though, led Vision Iowa to agree to enter into negotiations with the sports complex committee to determine how much state funding would be provided.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 05:30:37 +0000 Jason Parrott 15307 at http://tristatesradio.com Fort Madison to Get State Funding Lee County Will Contribute to Project http://tristatesradio.com/post/lee-county-will-contribute-project <p>Lee County will provide money for a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison.&nbsp; The decision comes after the Board of Supervisors spent weeks rejecting requests for funding.</p><p>The Vision Iowa Board has said that Fort Madison&rsquo;s request for more than $800,000 will not be considered without a $25,000 contribution from the county.&nbsp; The program requires city, county, and public support for a project.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 05:07:06 +0000 Jason Parrott 14915 at http://tristatesradio.com Lee County Will Contribute to Project State Funding Up In The Air for Fort Madison http://tristatesradio.com/post/state-funding-air-fort-madison <p>It&rsquo;s unclear whether Lee County&rsquo;s support for a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison will lead to any state funding.&nbsp; The project calls for the construction of three football/soccer fields and three softball/baseball diamonds.</p><p>The Vision Iowa Board says the county must provide at least $25,000 if the board is to act on Fort Madison&rsquo;s request for more than $870,000.</p><p>The county has created a special community development fund to try to raise the money.&nbsp; $1,500 has already been pledged at this point.</p> Sat, 05 May 2012 15:02:32 +0000 Jason Parrott 14614 at http://tristatesradio.com State Funding Up In The Air for Fort Madison Lee County Creates Special Fund http://tristatesradio.com/post/lee-county-creates-special-fund <p>Lee County has started collecting money to cover its share of a potential state grant for a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison.</p><p>That is possible because the Board of Supervisors has approved the creation of a Community Development Fund.</p><p>The first donations came in shortly after the official vote.&nbsp; Supervisors Rick Larkin ($1,000) and Larry Kruse ($500) pulled out their wallets and wrote their checks to back up their verbal pledges from last week.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 04:29:19 +0000 Jason Parrott 14399 at http://tristatesradio.com Lee County Creates Special Fund Sports Complex Funding Deal http://tristatesradio.com/post/sports-complex-funding-deal <p>It appears Lee County has come up with a way to contribute to a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison without using taxpayer money.</p><p>The county is being asked to provide a total of $25,000 over the next five years to the $3.4-million dollar project.&nbsp; The Vision Iowa Board has said without that contribution, Fort Madison will not receive any state funding.</p><p>The Lee County Board of Supervisors has rejected previous requests for that much money, but Supervisor Larry Kruse believes a compromise has been reached.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:12:55 +0000 Jason Parrott 14023 at http://tristatesradio.com Sports Complex Funding Deal