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Written by Brian McDonough   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:06
7:30 P.M.
Scott County Administrative Center
1st Floor Board Room
600 W Fourth Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
1. Call to order.
2. Minutes: Approval of the April 15, 2014 meeting minutes.
3. Sketch Plan/Final Plat Review: Minor Subdivision Plat – Randy Luett of 22859 200th Avenue in Part of the NW¼ NW¼ of Section 21, Lincoln Township. Request for a recommendation for approval of a two (2) lot minor subdivision plat, to subdivide an existing farmstead split parcel into two (2) new lots; no new development right created.
Public Meeting Procedure – Site Plan Approval
a. Chairman reads public notice of meeting.
b. Director reviews background of request.
c. Applicant /Representative provide any additional comments on request.
d. Public may make comments or ask questions.
e. Director makes staff recommendation.
f. Applicant may respond or comment.
g. Commission members may ask questions.
h. Chairman closes the public comment portion of the meeting (No more public comments).
i. Discussion period for the Commission members.
j. Commission members make motion to approve, deny, or modify request.
k. Final vote.
Please turn off or silence all cell phones and other electronic devices

KISS Invites Community to Town Hall Meeting to Make Case for Hope Creek PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Baker   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 14:43

Rock Island, IL— On Wednesday May 28th, the KISS Hope Creek Referendum Committee will be hosting their second town hall meeting concerning the past, present, and future of Hope Creek Nursing Home and the November Referendum. The purpose of this town hall meeting is to better inform Rock Island County voters on this important community issue.

The following individuals will be in attendance to share their perspectives and insight as well as take questions from the audience:

Trudy Whittington, Hope Creek Care Center Administrator

Kimberly Callaway-Thompson, Rock Island County Board District 19

Scott Terry, Rock Island County Board District 21

The town hall meeting will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rock Island, located at 4501 7th Avenue from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. All Rock Island County residents are invited.

To learn more about KISS, please

Special Davenport City Council Meeting - Wednesday May 21 at 5:00 pm PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie E. Holecek   
Monday, 19 May 2014 08:19
City of Davenport, Iowa
Wednesday, May 21, 2014; 5:00 P.M.
City Hall Council Chambers
I. Moment of Silence
II. Pledge of Allegiance
Ald. Matson
III. Roll Call
IV. Discussion Agenda
1. RESOLUTION closing various streets, lanes or public grounds on the listed dates to hold outdoor events as specified below. [Ward 3]
Entity: Shenanigan’s (Here We Go Again, Inc.)
Event: Annual Memorial Day Weekend
Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 10 AM to Midnight
Closure Location: Sidewalk, parking lane and two travel lanes of Third Street in front of Shenanigan’s
2. MOTION approving a temporary outdoor area as follows:
Shenanigan’s 303 West Third Street C Liquor 3
(Memorial Day weekend) MAY 25, 2014 ONLY
V. Public Comment
PLEASE NOTE: At this time individuals may step to the podium and upon giving your NAME and ADDRESS you may address the City Council. There is a five (5) minute time limit. Please end your comments promptly.
VI. Adjourn

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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Friday, 16 May 2014 12:23
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center
1. Roll Call: Sunderbruch, Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock, Minard
2. Discussion with DHS Targeted Case Management ....8:00 a.m.
Facilities & Economic Development
3. Temporary road closures for the Quad City Air Show. (Item 3)
4. Temporary road closures for the Quad City Triathlon. (Item 4)
5. Bid for ice and snow control salt from the IDOT letting. (Item 5)
6. Request for abatement of taxes and special assessments on County tax deed
properties. (Item 6)
Health & Community Services
7. Tax suspension request. (Item 7)
8. Discussion of In-Home Detention Program Proposal. (Item 8)
Finance & Intergovernmental
9. Purchase of Citrix Maintenance and Support. (Item 9)
10. Assessment year 2013 Business Property Tax Credit Applications, as recommended
for allowance and disallowance by the Davenport City Assessor and the Scott County
Assessor. (Item 10)
11. Request for tax abatement by the City of Davenport. (Item 11)
12. Appointment of Honkamp Krueger & Co, P.C. to conduct the annual audit for the
Rhythm City Casino, LLC. (Item 12)
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13. Beer/liquor licenses for Locust Mart, Dixon Memorial Park and Perfect Value Liquor
Mart, and cigarette/tobacco permits for Casey's General Store #1068, Davenport
Country Club, and Mt. Joy BP/Amoco.
Other Items of Interest
14. Adjourned.
Moved by _____ Seconded by _____
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Regular Board Meeting - 5:00 pm
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

Grand Mound Selected to Represent Small Towns in ISU Study PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Erin Meek   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:36

Many small towns in Iowa struggle to survive even though they offer quality of life features that are hard to find in big cities. Understanding these unique features is the goal of a new Iowa State University study. Researchers (Drs. Terry Besser, Stephen Sapp, Deborah Tootle, and Georgeanne Artz) have received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to study the quality of life in Grand Mound and other small towns and assess how these characteristics affect community survival.

This is the third time Grand Mound has been selected to participate in an ISU study of community life. The first time was in 1994 when researchers surveyed about 15,000 residents randomly selected from 99 communities—one in each county. Residents in the same towns were surveyed in 2004 and another group of residents will again be asked to participate in 2014. The three studies spanning 20 years can provide valuable insight into the changes in small town life over the last 20 years and the effectiveness of various development strategies. Dr. Besser notes that, “We have the wonderful opportunity in this study to learn how the events of the 1990s and the 2000s impacted small town life.  This knowledge will be useful for small town leaders and residents in their efforts to help their towns survive and even thrive in the future.”

Within the next two weeks, researchers will contact randomly selected households in Grand Mound by mail and ask a designated adult in the household to participate in the study. Each person who receives a survey represents 20 to 35 other Grand Mound residents. Therefore, it is vitally important that those selected complete and return the survey.

It will take several months, perhaps as long as a year, before the survey process is completed and the information is analyzed. At that time, a report of the results will be made publicly available through local extension offices, the local newspaper and/or library, and directly through Iowa State University’s Department of Sociology website. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Besser at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Dr. Sapp at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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