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Oskaloosa tries to limit access to burned house

Oskaloosa City Council members have taped off a burned down house in hopes children will stay out.

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council still confused about how to approach property issues

After more than a year of effort the Oskaloosa City Council and Health Board still don’t know how they will move forward with resolving issues.

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Valley Falls City Hall construction expected to exceed cost limit

Projected cost overruns on the new city office at Valley Falls has the mayor and council wondering if they will be moving into an unfinished building.

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Oskaloosa mayor denies making comments about business owner

Oskaloosa Mayor Mike Paavola says that claims made by a local businessman are not true.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council scraps plan for police station

Plans to construct a new police station in the basement of the new pharmacy on the square have been scrapped for a bigger plan.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Dog kennel owner continues fight to keep animals in Oskaloosa

by Dennis Sharkey An Oskaloosa resident that has been told by the city to get rid of at least three dogs isn’t sending his animals away without a fight. Brian Ledbetter lost a 3-2 decision by the city council June 7. Councilmen Gary Bryant and Dale Mooney were the two people to vote in favor […]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

County Prosecutor investigating records request denial

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jason Belveal has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against the city of Oskaloosa by the Independent.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Fire hydrant problems continue to be discussed in Valley Falls

Another discussion about fire hydrants topped the Valley Falls City Council agenda

by Clarke Davis Another discussion about fire hydrants topped the Valley Falls City Council agenda June 20. Visitors included Fire District 11 board Chairman Jason Nellis, member Bill Klenklen and Fire Chief John Gordon. They wanted an update on the progress toward getting a fire hydrant in the industrial tract on the south edge of […]

July 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Oskaloosa mayor looks to shut down local businessman

The Oskaloosa City Council has directed the zoning administrator to investigate a local business after Mayor Mike Paavola made a complaint.

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa councilwoman Griffin calls for open records clarity

At least one Oskaloosa City Council member is taking an interest in more open government within the city.

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

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