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Meeting Invitation - - City of Davenport Launches RiverVision Update Process PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Tunnicliff   
Friday, 10 January 2014 14:01

RiverVision Update 2014

Two Public Input Opportunities Tuesday, Jan. 14th

Noon / 6:00 pm

Blawkhawk Hotel – Gold Room

Hope you can join us and please spread the word!

For more information please contact:

 

Matthew G. Flynn, AICP 

Senior Planning Manager

Community Planning & Economic Development Department (CPED)

City of Davenport, Iowa 

563.326.7743

Building GREAT Neighborhoods + Growing GREAT Jobs + Envisioning a GREAT Future

 
Davenport City Council Work Session 011114 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie E. Holecek   
Friday, 10 January 2014 13:54
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
City of Davenport, Iowa
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 226 West 4th Street
I. City Council Protocols, Rules and Goal Setting

 
Scott County Board of Supervisors Tentative Agenda January 13 - 17, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Friday, 10 January 2014 13:51

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center
1. Roll Call: Minard, Sunderbruch, Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock
Presentation
2. Discussion of the Conservation Department's planning effort with RDG Planning and
Design.... 8:15 a.m.
Facilities & Economic Development
3. Third and final reading of an ordinance for establishing speed limits on Scott County
Secondary Roads. (Item 3)
4. Support of "National Discovery Trail Act." (Item 4)
5. Annual Re-Adoption of Master Matrix for review of Confined Animal Feeding
Operations. (CAFO) (Item 5)
Human Resources
6. Personnel actions. (Item 6)
7. Discussion of strategy of upcoming labor negotiations with the County's organized
employees pursuant to Iowa Code Section 20.17(3). - CLOSED SESSION
Finance & Intergovernmental
8. Abatement of delinquent property taxes for parcel F0035-39 as recommended by the
Scott County Treasurer. (Item 8)
Other Items of Interest
9. Request to amend the minutes of the December 31, 2013 Board Meeting. (Item 9)
10. Consideration of appointments with upcoming term expirations for boards and
commissions.
Benefited Fire District #2, 3/10/14 Meg Flenker
Benefited Fire District #3 4/01/14 Ann Scherer
Benefited Fire District #4 4/01/14 Donna Furrow
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Regular Board Meeting - 5:00 pm
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

 
Branstad, Reynolds accept Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ resignation as director of Iowa Department of Public Health PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Friday, 10 January 2014 13:32

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced he has accepted the resignation of Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

“It is with regret that I accept Mariannette’s resignation, as she was a director who served with great passion,” said Branstad.  “Mariannette has been a champion of health in Iowa, including working to promote our Healthiest State Initiative. Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I thank her for her service to the people of Iowa.”

“Mariannette’s passion for serving the people of Iowa and promoting healthy lifestyles was and asset as we embarked on our mission of becoming the healthiest state in the nation,” said Reynolds. “We wish Mariannette the best in her future endeavors and thank her for her service.”

Miller-Meeks has served as the agency’s director since Branstad and Reynolds took office.

“It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve Governor Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and the people of Iowa,” said Miller-Meeks. “I have worked with dedicated and talented individuals in the Iowa Department of Public Health.  As I explore other opportunities outside state government, I will always value and fondly remember my time working to promote and protect the health of Iowans.”

Branstad has named Gerd Clabaugh the interim director of IDPH. Clabaugh currently serves as the department’s deputy director.

Miller-Meeks’ resignation is effective January 17, 2014. A photo of Miller-Meeks can be found here.

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, January 7, 2014** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Anderson   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:56

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 1002

An Act Concerning: Education

Allows Lebanon Community Unit School District 9 to issue bonds.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2618

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code regarding mine subsidence coverage.

Action: Vetoed

 

Bill No.: SB 116

An Act Concerning: Government

Provides that if specific property is no longer used for charitable, educational or public purposes, the title shall revert to the State.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 492

An Act Concerning: Local government

Provides that any actions taken on design-bid contracts and related procurements entered into or commenced over a specific period are covered under a five year sunset extension.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 853

An Act Concerning: Safety

Establishes a license for youth to hunt while supervised by a parent, grandparent or guardian who has a valid hunting license.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 1007

An Act Concerning: Criminal law

Clarifies that defendants charged with prostitution are eligible for specialized services in mental health courts.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Bill No.: SB 1523

An Act Concerning: Public employee benefits

Reforms the Chicago Park District Pension Fund.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: June 1, 2014. Many of the provisions take effect Jan. 1, 2015.

 

Bill No.: SB 1595

An Act Concerning: Finance

Allows the Chester Community Unit School District to access energy efficiency grants.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately

 

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