Focus groups inconclusive

Focus groups evaluating plans to build an all-in-one public safety building in Dallas didn’t provide much insight into how voters would respond if the Dallas City Council put the proposal on the ballot.

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Gordon gets crash course as mayor

Jeremy Gordon isn’t used to his new title yet.

Ellis takes interim manager in Dallas

The Dallas City Council named Greg Ellis its interim city manager during a special meeting on Dec. 6.

Monmouth council votes yes on city utility fees

Two utility ordinances were enacted by the Monmouth City Council on Dec. 5.


Public Agenda for Dec. 6

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Contract talks reach impasse

Negotiations between Falls City and Southwestern Polk Rural Fire Protection District seem to be at square one after a meeting Thursday between officials of both entities.

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City council votes to terminate Foggin

Update: Council hires Greg Ellis as interim manager

The Dallas City Council voted to part ways with City Manager Ron Foggin in a 5-to-4 vote Monday night.

Building permit fee to increase

Building permits in Monmouth will cost 10 percent more effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Gordon named new mayor of Falls City

Jeremy Gordon quickly fell in love with Falls City when he and his wife moved to town a little more than two years ago.


Public agenda for Nov. 15

Monmouth council discusses sidewalk improvements

Improving sidewalks was the subject of a long Monmouth City Council discussion Nov. 7 in a work session that followed the regular council meeting.

Health insurance enrollment open through Dec. 15

The open enrollment period for is ongoing through Dec. 15.

Falls City hits snag in plans to take over maintenance

The city of Falls City has hit a snag in plans to take over maintenance of back flow devices on customer water lines.

City plans to examine street maintenance budget

The city of Dallas plans to form a citizens committee to examine and make recommendations on how to spend the city’s street maintenance budget.

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URD may extend duration 10 years

The Dallas Urban Renewal District may extend the duration of its district, possibly another 10 or more years.



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