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County road crews prepared for winter storms

by Dennis Sharkey When and if winter storms hit Jefferson County this winter road and bridge crews will be ready. Director Francis Hubbard reported on Monday that the county has enough salt and sand mixture on hand to handle up to five or six storms depending on the size. The county has about 1,200 tons […]

November 17th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

County tax sale draws less interest than anticipated

Jefferson County held its first tax sale in two and a half years last week with little results.

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Oskaloosan picked for new Planning and Zoning director

Jefferson County Commissioners announced on Monday that Bill Noll, Oskaloosa, will take over as the new Planning and Zoning Director.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Jefferson County GOP will elect new county attorney

by Dennis Sharkey The Jefferson County Republica Central committee will meet next week to elect a new county prosecutor. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Committee Chairman Travis Oliver said on Tuesday that he has spoken with several people about the position but no one has firmly […]

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Commissioners interview candidates for planning director

Monday was quiet around the Jefferson County Commissioners chambers during the afternoon but things were busy in the morning.

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Commissioners vague about changes to zoning regulations

A six-month moratorium on conditional use permits ended this month without any new regulations being adopted.

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

County Commission: Who is paying the attorney bills?

by Dennis Sharkey There is still confusion about who is responsible for paying the county attorney’s fees in a settlement to a federal lawsuit involving an adult entertainment club located outside of Meriden. Part of the settlement called for both parties to be responsible for their own attorney fees and that no money would exchange […]

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Club owner and commissioners still at odds over establishment

by Dennis Sharkey Even though a settlement was reached weeks ago Jefferson County Commissioners continue to have disagreements with an adult entertainment club owner. Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Oasis Saloon, located on K-4 Highway just north of the Meriden city limits on Monday. But shortly thereafter more issues were raised. Snyder […]

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

Meriden strip club opened Thursday

A settlement has been reached between Jefferson County commissioners and the owner of a sexually oriented business.

September 3rd, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,County News,Government | Read More »

County will turn to taxpayers

by Dennis Sharkey The deadline for filing a yearly budget with the state is today, but commissioners are not ready yet. On Monday commissioners approved a budget for publication that includes a 3.5 mill increase for property owners. The mill levy proposed is at 67.88. The budget should have been published two weeks ago and […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government | Read More »

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