U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) says a public-private partnership is working well in southeast Iowa.
Burlington residents should get ready to pay more to have their garbage picked up each month.
Burlington residents could soon pay more to get rid of their garbage.
City Manager Jim Ferneau says the base fee is $12.10/month. He says that does include recycling and inclusion in a city-wide clean-up.
The fee does not appear to be enough to balance the $2-million sanitation budget, which is carrying a roughly $220,000 shortfall.
Ferneau says part of the reason for that is the city has only adjusted the monthly rate based on increasing tipping fees at the local landfill.
Western Commissioner (choose 1)
Paul Brotherton - 195 votes (42%)
Ed Knupp - 139 votes (30%)
Roger Sedore (Incumbent) - 130 votes (28%)
Eastern Commissioner (choose 1)
Henry Dienst - 179 votes (69%)
Larry Saxton - 81 votes (31%)
Extension of Road Use Sales Tax
Yes - 714 votes (71%)
No - 296 votes (29%)
City and county leaders understand there are structural concerns with Burlington’s police station on North 3rd Street.
Those concerns led to discussions about a joint law enforcement center that would be shared by Burlington and Des Moines County.
Chairman Tom Broeker says the County Board of Supervisors backed out of the talks because of the potential, multi-million dollar price tag for the project.
The future of the building is back in the news after mold was discovered on the third floor, which houses the Des Moines County Attorney’s office.