The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission is working on a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for its region: Des Moines, Henry, Lee & Louisa Counties.
Executive Director Mike Norris says the goal is to create a single plan for housing, economic development, transportation and infrastructure.
He says the commission received more than 300 online surveys and conducted another 60 interviews as part of the public input phase.
A 6th person has been arrested as part of a meth-making investigation in Keokuk.
Lindsay Riddle, 26, of 1813 Bank Street has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine near a city park and in the presence of a minor.
The Lee County Narcotics Task Force says she faces up to 35 years in prison.
Authorities discovered items used in the “shake-and-bake” method of meth production while executing a search warrant at Riddle’s residence last month.
The Keokuk City Council has created an application for special events with alcohol.
The form is designed to help city staff keep up with requests.
It requires information such as date, time, location and estimated attendance.
The city council approved its first application shortly after creating the document.
It was on behalf of the annual Rollin on the River blues festival in Victory Park.
The Keokuk City Council has created a union negotiating committee.
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Burlington has expanded its list of finalists for city manager.
The city council has decided to add Alan Lanning, who currently serves as City Manager of Central City, CO.
He replaces an individual who withdrew from consideration prior to the names of the finalists being released to the public.
Lanning and the other five finalists are scheduled to be in Burlington on February 17 & 18 for a series of interviews and public forums.
Police Chief Dan Luttenegger is serving as interim city manager.
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