“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.
The City of Audubon is about to see the end of an era in its local
government as longtime mayor Clark “Sam” Kauffman — who turned 80 today —
is stepping down and will not be seeking re-election on Election Day.
It’s been a busy summer for road construction in Carroll County. The
Willey and Roselle paving projects that were started last year were
completed this summer. Most of the projects through the rest of the
summer were resurfacing of roads throughout the county.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an
additional $1.51 million in spending for fiscal year 2016 after its
budget-amendment hearing on Monday. Almost $1.3 million was allocated to
cover secondary roads improvement costs.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors continued to evaluate multiple
funding requests for fiscal year 2017 from nonprofit organizations at
its regular meeting on Monday.
Wind-energy installations would be banned from all residential areas in
Carroll while the opportunities for solar power would be more wide open
throughout the city under a revised zoning code before the City Council.
Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann cut to the chase.
Coon Rapids voters re-elected Mayor Jeffrey Anthofer Tuesday, giving the incumbent 113 votes to challenger David A. Muhr’s 49.
An Audubon city councilman who stands in constant judgment of
his critics and others in town he deems undesirable has, himself, been
Area city election results
Carroll voters turned out in much higher numbers than recent local
elections to send political newcomers Brandon Vonnahme and Misty Boes to
four-year City Council terms with commanding margins — and to re-elect
veteran Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann in a close contest.
All registered voters in the City of Carroll could cast ballots for all
council candidates under a plan that would remove ward boundaries and
reduce the number of council members from six to five beginning with the
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors agreed on Monday to contribute
$2,500 to the Merchants Park Redevelopment Project on the contingency
that a $150,000 Community Attraction and Tourism Grant application is
approved by the state.
The city inked the first contract in 2004. Today, the Corridor of
Commerce, a massive, staged facelift to Carroll’s central business
district’s public infrastructure started more than a decade ago under
former Mayor Ed Smith, has an end date: Phase 11 is scheduled for 2020
Carroll City Council members have approved a temporary ice-skating rink for Rolling Hills Park.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors approved the use of federal and
state funding on Monday to help offset the cost of replacing a bridge
and constructing two box culverts. The county will be reimbursed 80
percent of each project with federal Bridge Replacement Off-Funds, and
the remaining 20 percent will be paid with Farm-to-Market funds received
from the state.
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