Local News http://www.exploreseiowa.com Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:42:56 EST en-us .. .. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19070013 (2/24) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log ​POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> ​Arrest:<br /> Jonathan Diaz was arrested on a warrant<br /> <br /> ​Traffic Accident:<br /> Report of an accident at the intersection of Main and W. Madison. Estimated damage, $1500. No injuries.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Report of a theft of a jacket at Fairfield High School<br /> <br /> Traffic Accident:<br /> Report of a single vehicle accident. Coronado Ricardo was cited for failure to maintain http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19070011 (2/24) Fairfield City Council FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA<br /> CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS<br /> FEBRUARY 27, 2017 7:00 P.M.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> CALL TO ORDER<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> SWEARING IN CEREMONY<br /> Patrol Officer Krista Svenby<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> ROLL CALL&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> CONSENT AGENDA<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; Approval of the minutes of the February 13, 2017 Council meeting<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; Acceptance of the Library Board http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19070006 (2/24) FCSD Board of Directors <br /> FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT<br /> <br /> FAIRFIELD, IOWA<br /> <br /> BOARD OF DIRECTORS<br /> ACT Building, 403 S 20th St&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Monday, February 27th, 2017<br /> <br /> 6:00 p.m.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> WORK SESSION AGENDA<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> I.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Information on Pence lighting project http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19070005 (2/24) 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=19069886 (2/24) Van Buren County Board of Supervisors <br /> The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting of the Board on:<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Monday, February 27, 2017, beginning at 10:00 AM<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; Call to http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19069876 (2/24) Fire Danger is High. Be Careful <br /> With the warm temperatures and dry weather conditions, grass fires have been popping up all over southeast Iowa. Wapello County has instituted a burn ban. In Van Buren County, a grass fire last week scorched many acres and destroyed structures on the property. Fairfield Fire Chief Scott Vaughan says within the city limits, burning is only allowed during daylight hours the months of October, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19069875 (2/24) State Encourages Birth Certificate Replacement Over 634,000 people were born in Iowa between May of 1993 and October 2009, and everyone of them is being encouraged to replace their wallet sized birth certificates. The smaller cards are missing vital information that render them useless. Problems&nbsp;with the cards include the Department of State not being able to accept them for passport purposes and the Department of Transportation has issues http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19069873 (2/24) STEM Festival Monday Fairfield Community School District and Indian Hills Community College are partnering to host the first Jefferson County STEM Festival as part of the 21st Century After School Learning grant. &nbsp;The event will be held at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center Monday from 5:30 to 7:30pm. What is STEM? STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19069871 (2/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Junior Elmer Cook, of Birmingham, was arrested for probation violation.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> Travis Hagans was arrested on a probation violation.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Caller wanted to talk to an officer about someone taking tools out of her car.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Report of a theft of beverages at George&#39;s Pizza &amp; Steakhouse.<br /> <br /> <br /> FIRE LOG:<br /> Nothing to http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19069119 (2/22) Five Arrested In Mt. Pleasant McDonald's Shooting Mt. Pleasant Police have arrested five men after a gunfight in a McDonald&rsquo;s parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Authorities received reports that gunshots were fired after a fight got out of control and two suspects fled on foot. Other suspects took off in two vehicles, a black SUV and a green car. Officers on the way to the incident spotted the black SUV riddled with bullet holes, while the http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19068476 (2/22) 2017 Chamber Awards Nominations Accepted Until March 1st. Just a few days left to place your nominations for the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Banquet. Several Awards will be offered. Nominations are being accepted until March 1st for the Rising Star Award; New Young Business Award; Green Business Award and the Outstanding Citizen Community Service Award, among others.<br /> Download nomination forms at www.fairfieldiowa.com http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19068415 (2/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Government Contact:<br /> Henry County Sheriff&#39;s Office assist.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Burglary. Entry was made, but nothing was taken.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Criminal mischief reported<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Caller reporting that her boyfriend was back and would not leave. Caller stated that an officer had been out at the residence earlier and spoke with him and he agreed http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19068335 (2/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Junior Elmer Cook, of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> Travis Hagans was arrested on probation violation<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> Olen Brown was arrested on a parole violation<br /> <br /> ​Investigation:<br /> ​Someone shot the window out on the entry door to Performance http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19067482 (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 (2/8) Jefferson County STEM Festival Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Collectively known as STEM.<br /> ​The U.S. has fallen behind internationally, ranking 29th in math and 22nd in science among industrialized nations. Yet today, few American students pursue expertise in STEM Fields. STEM is vital for America to regain and maintain its position globally.<br /> <br /> ​Fairfield Community School District and Indian Hills Community http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19058885 (2/3) STEM Festival February 27th <br /> The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that&rsquo;s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by&nbsp;what&nbsp;you know, but by what you&nbsp;can do&nbsp;with what you know, it&rsquo;s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19055510 (2/3) Chamber Awards Nominations Accepted Until March 1 <br /> The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Awards Banquet is scheduled for April 6th, Presented by Midwest One Bank. Social Hour is at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, the awards ceremony begins at 7:30. &nbsp;Every award given by the Chamber recognizes outstanding investment and innovation achieved by Fairfield business and community institutions. Honored achievements include capital http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19055509 (2/1) Nominations Being Accepted For 2017 Chamber Awards Banquet The Annual Awards Banquet presented by&nbsp;MidWestOne&nbsp;Bank&nbsp;is the premier annual celebration event for the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, our Chamber members and the Fairfield community.&nbsp;&nbsp;Every award given by the Chamber recognizes outstanding investment and innovation achieved by Fairfield business and community http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19053890 (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