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Dallas Street hearing slated

The Dallas City Council is holding a public hearing Tuesday on the proposal to ask voters for a 10-year, $10 million bond to pay for residential street repair.

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Monmouth looks to find $100K savings

City will cut costs, increase revenue

The city of Monmouth’s budget committee asked city officials to find ways to save $100,000 in the 2016-17 budget.

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IndyWorks app may streamline service to citizens

See something awry in the community? Don’t try to remember to let city hall know about it later; download the IndyWorks app for free and report it on the spot.

Polk treasurer to be redefined

Polk County Treasurer Linda Fox will not seek re-election to a fourth term in office and with her retirement may come a change in the office’s job requirements and salary.

Wage increase recommended

Compensation committee OKs 4 percent to commissioners

Polk County’s Compensation Board — the three nonelected citizen members of the budget committee — recommended all county elected officials receive a 4 percent hike in pay come July 2016.

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Foggin to see salary increase

Dallas city manager to get 2.5 percent more for job well done

City Manager Ron Foggin received a positive review and a raise following his annual evaluation by the Dallas City Council.

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Monmouth appoints ‘engaged’ committees

The Monmouth City Council appointed 19 residents of Monmouth and one resident of Independence who works in Monmouth to four committees to work on the “Monmouth Engaged” goals.

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Dallas seeks new owner for building

The city of Dallas is looking for a new owner for the long-vacant former Carnegie Library building in downtown Dallas.

To park or not to park?

If you have a disabled parking placard, do you know what your privileges are parking in the timed parking zones in downtown Dallas?

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AFSCME, county at odds

Two organizations have been negotiating since June

Polk County mental health workers and administration are in a “cooling off” period after unsuccessful negotiations over wages.

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Falls City receives water master plan grant

Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) has awarded the city of Falls City a $20,000 grant to complete a new water master plan.

Dallas city court judge given raise

The Dallas City Council approved a $300 per month raise for its municipal court judge Monday night.

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A meeting of the two cities discussed

Monmouth City Council considers meeting with Independence

Independence City Councilor Marilyn Morton attended the Monmouth City Council meeting on June 16 requesting collaboration between the two cities.

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FC appoints mayor as city manager

The Falls City City Council has decided to take a different path to replace its city manager.

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County budget sees minor adjustments

The Polk County Board of Commissioners was scheduled to adopt the county’s 2015-16 budget at 9 a.m. Wednesday (today) with minor changes to what was approved by the budget committee in May.

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