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Better alert system for county discussed

A mass notification system that would use cell phones to alert people about emergencies was discussed by Mike Baxter, Jefferson County emergency management director, before the county commissioners Monday.

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in County Commission,Government | Read More »

Mortgage fee elimination could strain county budget

The potential elimination of mortgage registration fees could put a strain on the county’s budget in the upcoming year.

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Commission opens grader bids

The county commission opened three bids for two new graders Monday afternoon.

December 16th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

R-Bar-B expansion approved, 2-1

The county commission made a split decision to approve the conditional use permit for the expansion of R-Bar-B Monday afternoon.

December 9th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Streeter become administrator, will help council define job

City Administrator Denise Streeter began her duties Monday. She has been contracted to perform the duties of the job on an interim basis at least until May 1 when the mayor makes his annual appointments.

November 28th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Business owners discuss expansion with commissioners

Expansions to the R Bar B Saddle Tack and Trailer business on 39th Street were discussed Monday in the commissioner meeting. Both the commissioners and a neighbor of the property, Marta Barnett, voiced their concerns with a possible expansion of the property.

November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Council approves contract for city hall architectural services

Council members for the city of Oskaloosa voted to approve a contract for architectural services for a new city hall.

November 14th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Commission wants better rural Internet service

The county commission, along with several members of the community, had a lengthy discussion with representatives from Century Link to discuss Internet opportunities in Jefferson County.

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Budget approved by commission

The county commission held a hearing to approve the county budget on Monday. Roughly five department heads were present for the hearing.

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Leroux fills city council position

The City of Oskaloosa found their replacement in Eric Leroux for the city council seat that was vacated by Kathy Griffin just over a month ago.

August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

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