“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.
As they have in the past several years, the Carroll County Board of
Supervisors approved slightly lower salary increases for county
officials than were recommended to them.
A draft Carroll city budget elected officials will consider in coming
weeks calls for an 8 percent decrease in commercial property taxes next
The Carroll County Compensation Board recommended Thursday evening a 3 percent salary increase for elected county officials.
One of the Carroll County Board of
Supervisors’ first tasks of 2015 was to finalize hundreds of
appointments throughout the county. Those appointed are listed below,
along with more information about their appointments, including their
cities of residence and the dates their terms began or expire.
Starting in 2016, Manning will base city employee raises on individual performance rather than a standard flat rate.
Four members of the late Arthur A. Neu’s family joined legislators
Tuesday night in honoring the former state senator and lieutenant
governor at an official memorial service in the State Capitol.
The City of Carroll pulls in about $1.5 million annually through the 1 percent local-option sales tax.
Animal Rescue of Carroll, a nonprofit organization that works with
abandoned or otherwise troubled pets in the region, Monday asked for
$50,000 from both the Carroll City Council and Carroll County Board of
Supervisors to go toward a planned $750,000 new shelter in the Ashwood
Business Park in northeast Carroll.
Carroll City Council members Monday will consider the composition of a
steering committee intended to guide the city’s spending of $27,300 on
planning for future public library services.
The Iowa Catholic Conference weaves through social justice, cultural and
economic issues, allying itself with both liberals and conservatives in
the statehouse session scheduled to start Monday in Des Moines.
A Carroll city planning document projects Merchant Park and a developing
intra-city trails system to emerge as the biggest beneficiaries of
hotel-motel tax revenues over the next six years.
Incoming state legislator Brian Best, a Glidden Republican, said he
would make improving tax-credit options for private K-12 schooling a
priority as he prepares to begin service in the Iowa House later this
Marty Danzer, a 12-year member of the Carroll County Board of
Supervisors who was recently re-elected, has been appointed chairman of
the board for the upcoming year.
A city council-approved capital-improvement plan calls for a $4 million
extension of landscape and lighting and other pedestrian-and-motorist
improvements in the downtown business district known as the Corridor of
The new year is expected to be big for one of Carroll’s more visible and highly trafficked intersections.
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