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  • The telephone system at the Carroll County Courthouse is getting an upgrade.
  • Courthouse to celebrate 50th anniversary
    The Carroll County Courthouse is celebrating its Golden Anniversary, albeit a few weeks late.
  • Waspy’s land annexed to Templeton
    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the annexation of the future site of Waspy’s Truck Stop into the City of Templeton at its regular meeting on Monday.
  • The Carroll County Treasurer’s Office will begin offering driver’s license services on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
  • At Monday’s City Council meeting, council approved:

    — A conditional offer to Michel Pogge-Weaver of Swift County, Minnesota, for the position of Carroll city manager, with a starting salary of $105,000. The offer is contingent on a background check that has been completed, as well as results of a physical exam and drug test that were administered Monday. Council expects to consider Pogge-Weaver’s contract at an upcoming special meeting.
  • Construction of a new Carroll streets maintenance facility — a project intended to bring both efficiency and safety — would cost an estimated $4.3 million, according to a consultant’s report.
  • City dives into $5M Rec pool upgrade
    Carroll City Council members Monday approved a $5 million concept plan for a dramatic renovation and expansion of the indoor pool at the Recreation Center.
  • At its regular meeting on Monday, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors began discussing options to deal with a new federal law requiring employers to pay overtime wages to any salaried employee making less than $47,476 per year.
  • Carroll City Council members Monday night hired OPN Architects, a Des Moines-based firm a local committee recommended, to study potential for modernized library services.
  • In response to a March report from the Iowa Department of Corrections, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors appointed a five-person Jail Study Committee on Monday to study and recommend solutions to current problems at the county jail.
  • County will offer driver’s license services
    In a special meeting with Carroll County Treasurer Jean Seidl on Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved entering into a 28e agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation to continue to provide driver’s license services after Sept. 1.
  • A modernized public library should be accessible to all economic classes and ages of people — and be constructed and outfitted to adapt quickly to changes — Carroll city officials and library advocates told the architectural firm in charge of developing a concept for an improved lending facility.
  • The Carroll County Board of Supervisors voted down a proposal to join the Iowa Drainage District, which would have cost the county $5,000, but approved moving ahead with support for the Des Moines Water Works legal fund with a 4-1 vote.
  • Carroll City Council members have started talking about new entry signs or features to introduce motorists to Carroll.
  • Carroll City Council members Monday night authorized the city Public Works director to negotiate a contract with OPN Architects, the Des Moines-based firm a local committee recommended for the job of designing a modern library and repurposing City Hall services in Carroll.
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