Lee County is moving ahead with plans for a roughly $500,000 expansion of its jail.
Lee County now knows some of the concerns residents have about the production plant Iowa Fertilizer Company plans to build near Wever.
Lori Beckert lives between Wever and Fort Madison. She attended the Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 2 for one reason.
Beckert asked the board for a special meeting in Wever about the fertilizer plant so residents and future neighbors can get answers to their questions.
The supervisors said they wanted to see a list of questions/topics for the meeting before they would set a time/date/location.
Lee County is working on a plan for dividing up some potential revenue associated with a proposed fertilizer plant near Wever, IA.
Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFC) will build a $1.4-billion nitrogen fertilizer production plant on 500-acres of land near Wever in northern Lee County.
The site offers rail, river and highway access and is located near a natural gas line, which is essential to the plant's operation.
The project will create 165 full-time, permanent jobs and several thousand temporary construction jobs.
During a news conference in Des Moines on Wednesday, Governor Terry Branstad says this will be a much-needed shot in the arm for Iowa, and Lee County in particular.