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Juvenile jail slapped for leaving teen in leg ties, lockdown for days
“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.
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Almost $500,000 awarded to local organizations
In the end, it was really only the animals who missed out. Well, and the rock.
American Legion: City’s police chief appointment violated veterans law
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.
Local-option, hotel-motel taxes brought in $1.6M last year
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.
City might miss budget deadline
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 legislators: Yes on 10-cent gas-tax hike
Carroll’s two legislators Saturday supported what they said is an increasingly likely 10-cent-per-gallon increase to the gas tax.
City leaders propose 23-percent tax hike
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.
Library eyes Sunday hours, gets stricter on kids
Members of the Carroll Public Library Board of Trustees may pursue adding Sunday hours.
New Scranton mayor takes oath of office
A fellow firefighter will finish the job started by Mayor Rodney Walker before his sudden death in December.
Council plans debt financing for streets, Rec Center
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 has ‘very, very challenging years ahead’
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.
City expanding water-pumping capacity 40 percent
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 two wells.
City home sewer bills expected to rise $1.60
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.
Council accelerates cemetery building plans
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.
Boone legislators: Water Works lawsuit ‘frivolous,’ ‘hypocritical’
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.
Clearing Super Bowl weekend snow cost Carroll $31,600
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.
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