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Schilling Announces Upcoming Mobile Office Hours PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:25

Washington, DC — Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) has announced the schedule of upcoming mobile office hours. His staff will travel throughout the 17th Congressional District to meet with constituents and address any questions or concerns they may have. No appointments are necessary. A field representative will be available in the following locations at the following times:


March 7, 2012
Monmouth City Hall- Council Chambers
100 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
9:00am - 12:00pm

Albany City Hall
102 S Main St.
Albany, IL 61230
1:00pm – 4:00pm

March 21, 2012
Oquawka Village Hall 
507 Schuyler St.
Oquawka, IL 61469
9:00am - 12:00pm

Aledo City Hall – Council Chambers
120 North College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
9:00am – 1:00pm

March 28, 2012
Kewanee City Hall
401 East Third Street
Kewanee, IL  61443
9:00am – 4:00pm

Rep. Schilling's staff will work to maintain the best constituent service possible in holding mobile office hours, however sometimes weather does not cooperate with our intentions.  In the event of inclement weather (heavy snow, sleet, icy rain, etc.), we may be forced to reschedule mobile hours rather than put constituents at risk.  If in doubt, please call (309) 757-7630 to verify that hours are still in effect.

Constituents are also encouraged to visit the Moline, Galesburg, Canton, and Rock Falls offices during normal office hours: 

Moline District Office
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
3000 41st St., Suite B
Moline, IL 61265
P: (309) 757-7630

Galesburg District Office
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30am to 5:00pm
Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
185 South Kellogg St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
P: (309) 343-2220

Canton District Office
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am - 5:00pm
8 South Main St., Suite 200
Canton, IL 61520
P: (309) 649-3307

Rock Falls District Office
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
1600 First Ave., Suite A
Rock Falls, IL 61071
P: (815) 548-9440

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Braley Salutes Service of Longtime District Director PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:39

Pete De Kock stepping down at month’s end

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced today that Pete De Kock, who has served as Braley’s District Director since he was first sworn-in to the US House in 2007, is stepping down at the end of the month to pursue new opportunities.  De Kock is based in Braley’s Davenport district office.

Braley said, “Pete has done truly outstanding work on behalf of the people of Iowa and has become in many ways a fixture of the communities he’s served in.  I was saddened when he told me the time had come for him to pursue new opportunities, but I know that Pete and his wife Jen have bright futures ahead.  I wish Pete and his family the best.  He will always be a friend of mine and a friend of the people of Iowa.”

De Kock said, “My wife and I live in the Quad Cities, and with redistricting moving Scott County out of the First District, we decided now was the right time to pursue new opportunities for our family.  I am honored and blessed to have spent the last five years helping Iowans on Bruce’s behalf.  This is a bittersweet moment for me.  I will miss working with Bruce and his team, but I’m looking forward to new opportunities.  I’d like to thank Bruce, my colleagues, and community partners for their friendship and commitment to listening, working hard, and getting things done for our country.”

De Kock is stepping down effective next Wednesday, February 29th.  At Braley’s request, De Kock has agreed to continue working in an advisory capacity until April 30th.

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Iowa Legislative Update PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Peggy Huppert   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:37

Nearly 100 advocates – staff and volunteers -- from across the state gathered in Des Moines this week for our annual Day at the Capitol.  Attendees, you blew me away with your energy and commitment to learning and interacting with legislators!

We were especially glad to have the Above & Beyond Cancer folks (the mountain climbers!) join us with their red jackets and passion for fighting cancer.  Members were honored with a resolution and recognition on the floor of the Iowa Senate, thanks to Sen. Pat Ward, R-West Des Moines. Thanks to Dr. Dick Deming and Charlie Wittmack for organizing the group!

The big draw for the day was our keynote speaker, Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the Society.  Dr. Brawley did not disappoint, offering frank and eye-opening data and stories during his presentation. He then went to the Capitol and visited with legislative leaders and the governor and did media interviews.  Radio Iowa and the Des Moines Register both had great stories.  Dr. Brawley also headlined a breakfast event that raised nearly $2,000 for ACS CAN.

Also presenting at DAC was Anne Kinzel, who helped attendees understand a crucial ACS legislative priority with her talk titled “What is a health care exchange and why should I care?”

I think it’s safe to say that everyone finished the day with a better understanding of our priority issues and an increased commitment to advocacy. If you weren’t able to join us this year, be sure to put it on your radar for 2013.

It was a very busy week at the Capitol, the busiest so far this year, because today was the first funnel deadline of the session. Legislators were in subcommittee and committee meetings, trying to get bills passed out of committee to beat the deadline.

The bad news is two of our priority bills – radon and casino smoking -- did not pass this hurdle, so are dead for the session.

The good news is most of our issues live on because of the chance to get them considered through amendments to other bills or because they are still eligible for consideration.  That is true for casino smoking, K-12 tobacco-free property and the health insurance exchange bills. You will continue to hear from us about opportunities to get these issues considered and possibly passed.

The Legislature will be in session until early to mid-April. We have many miles to go. As always, feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Scott County Board of Supervisors Agenda PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Berge   
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:23

February 27 - March 2, 2012

Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

1. Roll Call: Sunderbruch, Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock, Minard

Facilities & Economic Development

2. Approval of first of three readings of an ordinance to amend Chapter 13-34 of the
Scott County Code relative to designated speed limits on F58/200th Street, Walcott.
(Item 2)

3. Approval of contract bridge project on Scott Park Road over McDonald Creek.
(Item 3)

4. Approval of the first of two readings of an ordinance amendment to rezone 15 acres
(more or less) from A-G to R-1 located west of Great River Rd, south of Olethea Golf
Course in the SW¼ of the SW¼ of Section 14, LeClaire Township. (Item 4)

5. Approval of award of contract for design services for the Jail Roof Replacement
project. (Item 5)

Human Resources

6. Discussion of strategy of upcoming labor negotiations with the County's organized
employees pursuant to Iowa Code Section 20.17(3). - CLOSED SESSION

7. Approval of personnel actions. (Item 7)

Health & Community Services

8. Approval of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iowa Department of
Public Health relative to Sharepoint Contract Management Services. (Item 8)

9. Approval of Amended FY12 Budget Reductions for MH/DD Services as developed by
the MH/DD Advisory Committee. (Item 9)

10. Approval of FY13 Budget Reductions for MH/DD Services as developed by the
MH/DD Advisory Committee. (Item 10)

Finance & Intergovernmental

11. Approval of the abatement of delinquent property taxes as requested by the City of
Davenport. (Item 11)

12. Approval of Citrix Upgrade Professional Services. (Item 12)

13. Approval of budget amendment to the FY12 County budget. (Item 13)

14. Approval of FY13 County Budget. (Item 14)

15. Approval of the FY13 Iowa Department of Transportation Budget and Five Year
Construction Program. (Item 15)

16. Approval of classification and staffing adjustments as discussed during the FY13
Budget Review Process. (Item 16)

17. Approval of adjustment in salary for non-represented County employees for FY13.
(Item 17)

18. Approval of FY13 Compensation Schedule for County Elected Officials and Deputy
Office Holders. (Item 18)

19. Approval of FY13 Z Schedule. (Item 19)

20. Approval of appointment of Bill Blanche to Benefited Fire District #3 (Eldridge) and
Donald Mark DeWulf to Benefited Fire District #2. (Item 20)

21. Approval of American Legion, Larry Gronenwald Post #532 beer/liquor license.

Other Items of Interest

22. Consideration of appointments with upcoming term expirations for boards and
commissions. (3 month notice)

o Airport Zoning Commission (Needs 1 more female representative)
Lee Schneider (term expires 05-27-12)
o Veterans Affairs Commission (Needs 1 more female representative)
Arlen Beck (term expires 05-31-12)
Tyrone Orr (term expires 05-31-12)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Regular Board Meeting - 5:30 pm
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

Region 6 Homeland Security Board and Safeguard Iowa Partnership Announce Week 3 of “20 Weeks to Preparedness Program” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ross E. Bergen   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:59
Release Date: February 27, 2012

Welcome to Week 3 of the 20 Weeks to Preparedness Program brought to you by the Region 6 Homeland
Security Board and Safeguard Iowa Partnership. This program will help prepare you and your family, a little at
a time, over a 20 week period. Each week new preparedness information will be shared including a list of items
to gather or purchase for your disaster supply kit. Sign up at
to receive weekly reminders and announcements related to the 20 Weeks to Preparedness program.

Use this program to gather items for your kit in small steps over a five month period. Remember to change
and replace perishable items by the expiration date. Purchasing the food suggested by this program would last
approximately 3-5 days.

Place in storage bin:

Five gallon bucket with lid
Plastic tarp
Work gloves
Ready-to-eat meals

Personalized Item (if applicable):

Special diet foods

To do:

Arrange for emergency care for children, elders, and/or pets. Remembering to think about all
the “what ifs” will result in better plans and execution in the event of an actual disaster.

Additional assistance is available by contacting your Scott County Emergency Management Coordinator
at 484-3050 or visiting the website at Visit Safeguard Iowa Partnership at, on twitter @safeguardiowa or Facebook at

The Region 6 Homeland Security Board is comprised of fourteen counties in eastern Iowa that coordinate homeland security planning,
training, exercise, response, and recovery. The counties included are Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Clayton, Clinton,
Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Scott.

The Safeguard Iowa Partnership is a voluntary coalition of the state's business and government leaders, who share a commitment to
working together to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in Iowa.

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