The Ottumwa Courier

Local News

May 17, 2013

Budget shift on county agenda

OTTUMWA — There's nothing like having some money in the budget to cover a project that doesn't have enough money on its line item.

The Wapello County Supervisors will need to move some money to an item that has spent all of its funding, according to Wapello County Supervisor Jerry Parker.

"We're amending the secondary roads budget," Parker said Friday. "It's not an increase in our spending."

Parker said the supervisors had $200,000 in a roadway line item that won't get spent this year.

"It's a line item for engineering, and we're moving the money to another line," he said.

The $200,000 won't get spent yet, but the engineering and roads budgets will be short.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to abate and assign tax certificates in the city of Ottumwa.

"There are several vacant lots in the city that no one has done anything with," Parker said. "We'll abate the taxes and assign those certificates to the city, which we do periodically."

Parker also noted one of the certificates pertained to land that has a gully by the walkway overpass near Eisenhower School.

"It's now a vacant lot that was bought at tax sale, and we're assigning the certificate to the person who bought the lot," he said.

Tuesday's agenda also includes an amendment to the Iowa Department of Transportation's Secondary Road Budget, an Iowa Department of Transportation Federal Aid Agreement for the county highway bridge program and a resolution to compromise and assign tax sale certificate to Tyst Holdings, LLC.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0731 OTT Aviation plane -T -M Flying free OTTUMWA — The financial obstacle may have been removed if your career goal starts with learning to fly. "We have it set up for three terms, about nine months," said pilot and chief flight instructor Darren Graham at Indian Hills Community College. "

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Supervisors discuss pipeline potential KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren County Supervisors received preliminary, general information on a new pipeline being proposed to carry oil from North Dakota through Iowa, including Van Buren County, then crossing into Illinois. The proposed Bakken Pipeline wou

    July 30, 2014

  • Fairfield stabbing suspects' trials separated FAIRFIELD — The three people accused of dragging a man into a Fairfield apartment before robbing and stabbing him have had a judge grant their requests to separate their trials. Dawn Dunn, Dustin Roll and Brett Hedblade are each charged with willful

    July 30, 2014

  • Local business donates grain rescue tube KEOSAUQUA — Stockport Elevator, owned by Roquette America, donated a grain rescue tube to Birmingham and Stockport Fire Departments. A training session was conducted Monday, led by Dale Ekdahl, a representative of Outstate Data, LLC, the device’s man

    July 30, 2014

  • Where do my taxes go? OTTUMWA — Wapello County Board certified its tax levy. But what does that mean? Based on budgets submitted by various levying authors, the Wapello County Auditor prepares and certifies the levy rates for the county. Budgets for each levy are based on

    July 30, 2014

  • OCSD releases elementary supplies list

    OTTUMWA — For years, parents of the students in Ottumwa's elementary schools have had to check to make sure the school supplies list they grabbed was the right one for their school. No more.

    July 30, 2014

  • Reducing runoff at the local level AGENCY — Pollution isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you look out at a field of Iowa corn or soybeans, but there’s growing concern about what manages to get out of the fields and into the water. The same nutrients that benefit the crops c

    July 30, 2014

  • Supervisors wrestle with staffing woes KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren County Supervisor Chairman Bob Waugh says he wants county supervisors to help alleviate staffing problems within the county treasurer’s office. In May, supervisors opted not to replace a vacancy within the treasurer’s office. Va

    July 30, 2014

  • 0730 OTT Better Buildings -T -M Wildwood could be your home OTTUMWA — There was always one child per class who just adored school. If they went to Wildwood, they may soon be able to move in permanently. The Ottumwa board of education met Monday, where staff told them where the district stood as far as "facili

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • A changing roster -- for school board OTTUMWA — If the last time you saw your board of education was before Christmastime, the current school board might surprise you. Two members retired from the board: longtime educator Ron Oswalt stepped down, as did board president Carol Mitchell. Bo

    July 29, 2014

Photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook