As the only farmers currently serving in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jon Tester, D-Montana, introduced legislation aimed at reducing suicides on the nation’s farms.
County leaders agreed Monday they will discuss again whether to sell county farmland to help pay for the construction of the new jail during their next meeting Oct. 21.
Carroll’s Main Street will lose four parking spots, but gain six, after City Council re-voted Monday on a request that will help move forward construction of the new Carroll County jail.
County leaders approved an $8.95 million bond sale today to build a new downtown jail that netted them an additional $1.7 million up-front payment because they agreed to pay a higher interest rate.
City officials have come up with a plan that could add several parking spots downtown while also allowing the county jail project to move forward as planned.
Carroll County leaders are set to issue an $8.95 million bond Thursday to help pay for the new downtown jail after delaying the bond sale from last week because of volatility in the municipal bond market.
A Carroll city councilman who was among those who voted against eliminating four Main Street parking spots for a new downtown jail told the Times Herald he will call for another vote on the matter as he negotiates a compromise with county leaders.
Carroll County will spend about $5 million over the course of the next decade to pay for a new radio communications system for dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and others.
The current design of Carroll County’s proposed new jail now might be unfeasible after Carroll’s City Council voted Monday against removing four parking spots on Main Street to allow for the jail’s construction.
Many in the Iowa ag community — “myself included,” said Carroll-based ethanol executive Nick Bowdish — are supporting President Trump in taking on China in broad strategic talks, even if farmers take temporary hits through tariffs, but the goodwill is quickly evaporating over the administrat…
Carroll County might spend more than $4 million to replace its antiquated radio system that is used by dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and others to communicate with each other.
The amount of money that voters agreed to spend to construct a new jail last year was about $7 million, according to a presentation that was part of the bond referendum campaign that summer.
It’s possible that a new county jail might be built away from downtown Carroll after bids for the project greatly exceeded what county supervisors intend to spend.
The lowest bid the Carroll County Supervisors received today for a proposed new jail was $10.9 million, which is $2 million more than what voters agreed to borrow to pay for it.