Lee County could update a policy that affects every one of its employees.
Safety Coordinator BJ Stephens says she would like to do a complete re-write of the county’s safety plan. She says it would cover every aspect of county government by creating a streamlined approach to handling issues that multiple departments must address.
Board of Supervisors Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz says the goal is “to make our environment that our people work in and our residents come in to visit a very safe one.”
Lee County will provide money for a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison. The decision comes after the Board of Supervisors spent weeks rejecting requests for funding.
The Vision Iowa Board has said that Fort Madison’s request for more than $800,000 will not be considered without a $25,000 contribution from the county. The program requires city, county, and public support for a project.
Lee County will receive some outside help in its efforts to land a new industry.
The Board of Supervisors has agreed to hire attorney Bob Josten to negotiate with Iowa Fertilizer Company on behalf of the county. Josten is with Dorsey & Whitney, a Des Moines-based law firm the county uses when it borrows money.
Iowa Fertilizer Company is considering a 300-acre site near Wever for a $1.3-billion dollar fertilizer plant.