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Suspicious person reported near the Neil Armstrong Elementary School PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lieutenant Bryce Schmidt   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 14:41

On Tuesday, 12/17/13 at approximately 8:25 a.m., the Scott County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a concerned citizen of a suspicious person and vehicle near the Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Park View. The suspicious person and vehicle resembled some of the same characteristics as those reported recently in rural Scott County and Davenport. The vehicle was gone upon the Deputies’ arrival, but the citizen had obtained a plate number.

The subject was found to be from the Clinton area. A Scott County Detective along with the assistance of a Clinton Police Detective followed up on the reported information. It was found that the subject had legitimate business in the area and is no longer being looked at as a suspicious person.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the efforts of the citizen in this circumstance and encourages citizens to be vigilant and immediately report suspicious information, especially related to activity around schools or involving children.

Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, December 17, 2013** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Anderson   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:29

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


Bill No.: SB 635

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Clarifies that previously-approved natural gas customers are not subject to a specific surcharge.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Immediately


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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 14:10

Larry Minard, Chairman of the Scott County Board of Supervisors announced today that Scott County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for Scott County’s current FY14 Budget.

Scott County is one of only two Iowa counties (Scott and Linn County) to hold the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The County has received this award for the last twenty six consecutive years. Only 11 of the 1,488 governmental units in the State of Iowa currently hold this honor.

Larry Minard stated that this award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the elected officials and management of Scott County and reflects their commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the award, Scott County had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as 1) A policy document 2) A financial plan 3) An operations guide 4) Communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories to receive this award.

For budgets, including fiscal period 2012, the most recent year data is available, over 1,340 governmental entities have received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award nationwide. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide excellent examples for other governments throughout North America.

Larry Minard stated that the Board designates the achievement of this certification as a high priority. The Board expressed their appreciation to Dee F. Bruemmer, County Administrator and to the County’s designated budget analysts and support staff for their work and professional guidance in helping the county to obtain this governmental budgeting honor.

The budget analysts and support staff members that developed the 2013 budget are listed below:

  • Ed Rivers Health Director
  • Pam Bennett Office Administrator, Sheriff’s Department
  • Chris Berge Administrative Assistant
  • Grace Cervantes Operations Manager, Recorder’s Office
  • Lori Elam Community Services Director
  • Tim Huey Planning & Development Director
  • Craig Hufford Financial Management Supervisor, Treasurer’s Office
  • David Farmer Budget Manager
  • Roland Caldwell Operations Manager, Auditor’s Office
  • Kathy Walsh Office Administrator, Attorney’s Office

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving over 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America. GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

For more information on this press release please contact:

David Farmer, CPA, Budget Manager
Scott County Administrative Center
600 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801-1003

Stephen J. Gauthier
Government Finance Officers Association
180 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

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Written by Annie Nugent   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:04
Board Room, 1st Floor, Scott County Administrative Center,
600 West Fourth Street, Davenport, Iowa
DECEMBER 19, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
1. Roll Call: Frieden, Gallagher, Gluba, Minard, and O’Boyle.
Ex officio members: Bruemmer, Frederiksen, Malin, and Ploehn
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Director Search Update
5. Approval of an Upgrade to the Priority Dispatch Software
6. Approval of FY2014-2015 Budget
7. Interim Director’s Report
8. Next meeting date – January 16, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
9. Adjourn

Vote for 2013 Award Winners and LeClaire Chamber Board by Dec. 23! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Monday, 16 December 2013 14:35
It is time to vote for Annual Awards for 2013 and for Board Members for the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce!  All 2013 Chamber members are invited to go to to complete ballots.  The deadline to vote is December 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m.  The Award Winners for 2013 will be announced, and the Board will be introduced at the Annual Dinner, February 1, 2014, Davenport Country Club.  Invitations and the Announcement with details for the Annual Dinner will be out soon!
Thank you for your membership and for participating in voting!

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