Local News http://www.exploreseiowa.com Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:10 EDT en-us .. .. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19094081 (3/27) Van Buren County Supervisors Minutes <br /> Van Buren County Board of Supervisors<br /> <br /> Keosauqua, Iowa<br /> <br /> March 27, 2017-8:30AM<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors met on this date at the county NRCS office for the annual meeting with NRCS commissioners with supervisors Meek and Waugh, county engineer Ryne Thornburg, and county auditor Jon P. Finney present.&nbsp; Programs of mutual interest were discussed and reviewed http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19094077 (3/27) Early Morning Auto Accident Kills Two, Injures Another <br /> An early morning auto accident just north of Agency has claimed two lives and sent one to the hospital.<br /> <br /> Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the intersection of Agency/ Hedrick Road and Bladensburg Road just after 8:30&nbsp;this morning to find a black pickup and a Kenworth semi in the east ditch of the roadway. The pickup approximately 300 feet from the intersection and the cab of the http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19094070 (3/27) Supervisors Hear Public Comments On CAFO's A standing room only crowd gathered to address this morning&rsquo;s Jefferson County Board of Supervisors meeting. The Supervisors called a public hearing in order to discuss the possibility of constructing a letter or resolution regarding CAFO&rsquo;s and the master matrix. Over 50 residents showed up to voice their opinions on the matter. Supervisor Dee Sandquist made it clear from the http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093911 (3/27) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log ​POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Report of a theft at 421 Church Street, Packwood.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Report of a&nbsp;burglary at Winfrey Storage.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> ​Unknown person took and broke four landscape blocks on the playground at First United Methodist Church.<br /> <br /> Government Contact:<br /> Ambulance assist at VFW<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Caller advising that there are four http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093878 (3/27) Birmingham Mom Charged In Son's Death 23 Year old Angel Poole, of Birmingham, was arrested Friday in connection with the July 2016 death of her two month old son. On July 7th of last year, at approximately 3:30 am, Poole called 911 stating her son was having difficulty breathing. Two month old Judah Wessels was taken by ambulance to the Van Buren County Hospital and was pronounced dead just over an hour later. An autopsy by the Iowa http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093718 (3/27) Sexual Abuse Trial Begins This Week The case against Fairfield resident Cynthia Post heads to trial this week. Post was arrested in March of last year after Fairfield Police discovered her with a male juvenile in a parked car at the entrance&nbsp;of Jefferson County Trails. Initially charged with lascivious conduct with a minor, Post now faces a third degree sexual abuse charge, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, if convicted. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093717 (3/27) City Council Meets Tonight The Fairfield City Council meets tonight. Councilors will hear the first reading of an ordinance that will rezone land from B2 Service Business District to Planned Unit Development District, consider the Master Plan of a Planned Unit Development by Neighborhood Builders &amp; Developers for Lincoln Court and hear the recommendation of the Personnel Committee regarding the hiring of a full time City http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093716 (3/27) Supervisors Meet This Morning The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors meet this morning in regular session. On the agenda, the Board will consider the approval of a Federal Aid Agreement for a County Highway Bridge Project, consider a resolution to revise Jefferson County 2017, 5 year Road program to add granular surfacing and discuss the 5 year Road and Bridge Program for 2018-2022. The Supervisors meet this morning at 9am http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093715 (3/27) Voter ID Bill Passes Iowa Senate A hotly debated bill that would require government issued identification before voting in Iowa has passed the senate. The bill would also shorten the time for voters to cast ballots early, reducing the time from 40 days to 29 along with allowing 17 year olds to register and vote in a primary as long as they will turn 18 before the general election. Democrats in the Senate fought against the bill, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19093714 (3/24) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Government Contact:<br /> ​JCHC Hospital assist<br /> <br /> Disturbance:<br /> Disturbing the peace at Pence Elementary School<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Report of a stolen check<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Report of a stolen vehicle<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Suspicious activity reported<br /> <br /> Government Contact:<br /> Henry County Sheriff&#39;s Office assist<br /> <br /> FIRE LOG:<br /> Nothing&nbsp; to report http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092709 (3/24) Jefferson County Board of Supervisors <br /> NOTICE TO GENERAL PUBLIC<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pursuant to Chapter 21, 2011 Code of Iowa, you are hereby notified of the following meetings of the below-named body in open session.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors will meet in the 1st floor meeting room of the Jefferson County Courthouse http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092708 (3/24) Fairfield City Council FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA<br /> CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS<br /> MARCH 27, 2017 7:00 P.M.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> CALL TO ORDER<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> ROLL CALL&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> CONSENT AGENDA<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; Approval of the minutes of the March 13, 2017 Council meeting<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; Acceptance of the Library Board Minutes<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; Approval of March 24, 2017 Payroll:&nbsp; $129,971.37<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; Approval http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092707 (3/24) Vann Buren County Board of Supervisors <br /> Monday, March 27, 2017, beginning at 8:30AM<br /> <br /> at the Van Buren County Courthouse, Supervisor&rsquo;s office, Keosauqua, Iowa<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> TENTATIVE AGENDA:<br /> <br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:30AM-Annual meeting the NRCS Commissions at the County NRCS http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092701 (3/24) Amtrak Depot Unmanned Despite the fact that the Mt. Pleasant Amtrak Depot has the second highest ridership in Iowa, Amtrak officials have informed the city that they will unman the depot only having someone there to open the building twice a day and be present while passengers load and unload. &nbsp;The ticket office is closed and the depot will not be manned otherwise. Passengers needing tickets must now buy them http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092625 (3/24) Iowa Senate Establishes New Rules For Traffic Cams The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that establishes new rules for traffic cameras around the state, rejecting a proposal to eliminate them. Some in the Senate looked to end use of traffic camera&rsquo;s calling them &ldquo;gotcha cams&rdquo; or &ldquo;big brother&rdquo; while others point to how the cameras have slowed drivers down and improved public safety. Millions of dollars are generated http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092624 (3/24) Chamber Offers Merchants Credit Card Sessions If you&rsquo;re a business owner and if you&rsquo;ve ever asked yourself if you&rsquo;re paying too much for credit card merchant services, the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a program called &ldquo;Uncovering the Costs of Credit Cards&rdquo; that will answer that question and many others.<br /> Chad Shellmyer of NXGEN Payment Services will be giving a background of various types of http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092622 (3/23) Global ID Group Announces Expansion Global ID Group is excited to announce its continued expansion with the planned addition of 30 associates in Fairfield in 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Founded in 1996 in Fairfield, Global ID&rsquo;s Genetic ID division was the first lab in&nbsp;North America to provide DNA-based testing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and remains today one of the global leaders in the fields of GMO testing and http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092042 (3/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Disturbance:<br /> ​report of disturbing the peace at Best Western Inn.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Harassment reported in the 200 block of W. Burlington.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Caller reporting that she was sleeping and someone was in her apartment.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> ​Investigating a possible theft at Jet Stop.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Report of suspicious activity. Subject was http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19092040 (3/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Harassment reported in the 1000 block of E. Broadway.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Report of two stolen cell phones.<br /> <br /> Government Contact:<br /> Fire Department assist at 501 W. Adams<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Suspicious activity reported in the 1000 block of N. 8th Street<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Assault and destruction of property reported in the 900 block of W. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19091403 (3/21) Motion To Continue Denied; Post Trial Set For Tuesday The case against Fairfield resident Cynthia Post is set for trial, after a judge denied a motion to continue Monday. Post was arrested in March of last year after being discovered at approximately 11:30pm in a parked car with a juvenile male at the entrance of Jefferson County Trails. Originally charged with lascivious conduct with a minor, a serious misdemeanor, Post faces a charge of 3rd degree http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19090760 (3/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Items taken from the garage at 308 S. 14th Street<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> A gunshot wound has been reported and at this time there is an ongoing investigation. There is no threat to public safety.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Kyle Joseph Tramontana was arrested on warrant from Henry County.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Report of a theft of a 2011 Kaufmann tilt bed trailer. Estimated http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19090685 (3/15) \"Bras For A Cause\" Fundraiser April 8th Two diagnoses for breast cancer, rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery has spawned &ldquo;Bras for a Cause&rdquo;, a fundraising event that will be held at Hedrick&rsquo;s Carl Craft Civic Center April 8th beginning at 4:30.<br /> &ldquo;Bras for a Cause&rdquo; began six years ago as a soup supper and auction, where decorated bras were modeled by Hedrick http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19086915 (3/1) Road Work Update From The Jefferson County Secondary Road Department <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Episcia Ave<br /> <br /> <br /> From 230th St. to 240th St<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> Project - Road open / travel restricted 24 hours<br /> <br /> <br /> Bridge Has been closed. Bridge will be replaced with culverts ASAP<br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19073196 (2/10) City Council Public Safety & Transportation Committee <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Fairfield City Council<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Public Safety &amp; Transportation Committee<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Will meet Monday, February 13, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19060810 (1/26) Bridge Repair on Mahogany Avenue <br /> A reminder from the Jefferson County Road Department.<br /> <br /> Mahogany Avenue from 175th to 167th Street is closed until further notice for bridge repair. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19049570 (11/15) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log ​POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Report of 5th degree theft.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Austin Miller was arrested for probation parole warrant.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Fraud - credit card/automatic teller machine.<br /> <br /> Traffic Accident:<br /> ​Subject was traveling west bound on Washington. Juvenile was in front of subject on his bicycle. Juvenile went to turn left down 3rd Street as subject was attempting http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=18994639