“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”
~Carroll County Supervisor
A juvenile detention center in Cherokee supported by Carroll County is on probation for a month because it kept a 17-year-old boy in leg restraints for nearly 48 hours and locked up in solitary confinement for nearly a week.
Audubon’s failure to post public notice of its police chief job opening
violated a state law that gives military veterans an advantage for
municipal jobs, according to the American Legion of Iowa.
Feldmann & Company CPA’s recently released an audit report on the
City of Carroll, showing, among other things, that the city collected
$1.6 million through a combination of the hotel-motel and local-option
sales taxes last fiscal year.
Audubon will reschedule tonight a public hearing for its proposed budget
for next fiscal year — which includes a 23-percent hike in its
property-tax rate — due to confusion about state law that governs the
public notice of such hearings.
Carroll’s two legislators Saturday supported what they said is an
increasingly likely 10-cent-per-gallon increase to the gas tax.
Audubon would collect nearly $170,000 in new property taxes from its
residents and businesses next fiscal year under a proposed city budget
that is set for a public hearing next week to get feedback on the plan.
Members of the Carroll Public Library Board of Trustees may pursue adding Sunday hours.
A fellow firefighter will finish the job started by Mayor Rodney Walker before his sudden death in December.
Carroll City Council members Monday night took initial steps toward
$990,000 in debt-financing for streets work and the fitness-area upgrade
at the Recreation Center.
Audubon’s deficit spending could balloon in the coming years with an
expected dip in property-tax revenue, increases in city employee pay and
big projects that will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, city
council members warned on Monday.
The long-running mandatory water-use restrictions in Carroll could be
lifted late this year if the city moves forward with plans to boost
water-pumping capacity by 40 percent with a $2.4 million project to add
A City of Carroll budget and capital plan for coming fiscal years
projects two consecutive 6.5 percent increases to sanitary sewer bills —
on July 1 of this year and 2016.
Carroll City Council members Wednesday, at the urging of Councilman Tom
Tait, added $35,000 to the current budget to develop plans for an
improved cemetery sextant’s building, one intended to have appropriate
accommodations for grieving families handling final arrangements.
The two state legislators representing Greene County Saturday challenged
a potential Des Moines Water Works lawsuit targeting the fertilizer
practices of grain farmers in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties.
The 10 inches of snow that blanketed Carroll last weekend cost the city
$31,600 to clear, Public Works Director Randy Krauel told the Carroll
City Council Wednesday night.
The City of Carroll’s elected officials and staff tonight will resume talks on a preliminary budget for next fiscal year.
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