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Belle Plaine slated to receive grant from IEDA

by jmagdefrau on April 24, 2015

The City of Belle Plaine received word on Monday, April 21, that it has been awarded a community development block grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The grant amount is not to exceed $600,000. The city plans to attend a recipient workshop on May 21 in Ankeny. The grant money is contingent on […]

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BENTON COMMUNITY BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30 P.M. Central Administration Office, 304 1st Street, Van Horne, IA 52346 TENTATIVE AGENDA 1. CALL TO ORDER 7:30 PM 2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 7:32 PM DECISION 3. BUSINESS SERVICES – WARRANTS 7:33 PM DECISION 4.  PERSONNEL  7:40 PM DECISION A. RESIGNATIONS B. RECOMMENDATIONS/TRANSFER APPROVAL C. […]

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Supervisors approve landfill agreement and hog confinement proposal

April 23, 2015 Star Press Union

Two buildings for hogs would be built in Homer Township By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor VINTON – Hog operations and landfill agreements were the main items of business for the Benton County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Tuesday, April 21, in Vinton. The landfill issue dealt with continuing an agreement between the county and landfill […]

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BP COUNCIL: Split vote on final payment

April 23, 2015 Star Press Union

City hopes for compromise on Hanson Building project By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor BELLE PLAINE – On a split vote, the Belle Plaine City Council decided to have Mayor Dave Fish work out a compromise with Garling Construction regarding their contract on rehabilitation of Main Street’s Hanson Building. The final payment of $14,376.90 was […]

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Benton Supervisors to meet April 21 in Vinton

April 20, 2015 Star Press Union

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING April 21 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room 9:00 A.M.  Call to Order 9:00 a.m. – Jennifer Zahradnik & John Watson re:  Agreement for Leachate Hauling Approve minutes Approve claims Set date for public hearing for Construction Permit Application for a confinement feeding operation submitted by Jeff […]

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Agenda set for Belle Plaine City Council on April 20

April 17, 2015 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine City Council Meeting City Hall – Council Chambers Monday April 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm Tentative Schedule Call to order Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Consent Agenda- Council Minutes of April 6, 2015 & Bills received. Resident Comments Public hearing for Judith Nicely Kesl concerning nuisance problems at 612 6th Avenue, she […]

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Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway to host Benton County public meeting

April 16, 2015 Star Press Union

Introducing a new initiative, the creation of a Corridor Management Plan The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway, Iowa’s longest scenic or historic byway, is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belle Plaine Area Museum, 901 Main Street in Belle Plaine. At this meeting, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway will […]

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“You guys are doing it right” – Branstad, Reynolds praise Benton TLC program

April 16, 2015 Star Press Union

Governor and Lt. Governor visited Atkins Center as part of teacher leadership listening tour By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor ATKINS – The Teacher Leadership and Compensation System is in its first year in Iowa. It is the centerpiece of education reform approved in 2013. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds stopped at […]

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School budget is approved with staff cuts

April 16, 2015 Star Press Union

Belle Plaine board cites enrollment and state aid as reasons for cuts By JIM MAGDEFRAU Star Press Union editor “You are losing money and you need to correct that.” That was the message read by Superintendent Chad Straight from the worksheet for unspent budget authority, as the Belle Plaine Board of Education approved the budget […]

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Benton approved budget at 0 percent aid

April 15, 2015 Star Press Union

Staff action also taken by BC board at April 8 meeting By Jim Magdefrau Star Press Union editor VAN HORNE – There were no objections at the public hearing, and the Benton Community Board of Directors went on to approve the proposed budget for the next school year, based on 0 percent growth in supplemental […]

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