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Biz registration may be approved

The Dallas City Council is considering implementing a registration program with to-be-determined fees for businesses in the city.

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City set to fund $3.5 M project

The city of Independence is asking for bids to build Osprey Lane, a new street that will connect D and C streets through the Independence Landing area, formerly known as Valley Concrete.


Public Agenda for Aug. 17

Parking restricted

Falls City to place barricades at Harding park

Parking will be restricted at Michael Harding Park in Falls City, the city park nearest to the falls on the Little Luckiamute River.

Stange contract OK’d

Polk County Fire District No. 1 board of directors approved a contract for Chief Ben Stange, who will take the reins at the district on Aug. 29. The contract runs through June 2018 at $97,000 a year.

County VSO program progresses

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved an application with the state on Aug. 2 for half-year funding for the new Veterans’ Service Officer program that will begin in January.



Slots still open for city offices

The deadline is a few weeks away, but people have already started filing petitions to join local city councils or to run for the office of mayor.

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City hears aquatic center analysis

The Dallas Aquatic Center has never been a money maker, but has, in general, made cost reductions and revenue growth since 2008, according to a city of Dallas analysis of the facility.


July 27 Public agenda

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Stange named as Polk Fire District’s fire chief

Polk County Fire District No. 1 has a new fire chief. Capt. Ben Stange, 35, was named to the post by the board of directors at a meeting Friday.

Dallas Armory property sale falls through

Risks outweighed advantages in the proposed purchase of the former Dallas Armory property by the Dallas Urban Renewal Agency.

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Holland named to Dallas City Council

Michael Holland was appointed by the Dallas City Council Monday night to fill the vacancy left by councilor Murray Stewart’s resignation.

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City buys RadioShack building

Dallas city council approved purchasing the old RadioShack building at the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets in downtown Dallas Monday night.

Station 40 to get cleaned up

Polk County Fire District No. 1 has temporarily closed Buena Vista Station 40 for lack of volunteers from that area.