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home : news & features : government news November 20, 2014 


East Dubuque council committee continues new city hall discussion
EAST DUBUQUE-Planning for a new East Dubuque City Hall is moving forward.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
16 minute meeting for ED council
EAST DUBUQUE-The East Dubuque City Council made quick work of its agenda on Monday, Nov. 3, completing the agenda in 16 minutes.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Half cent increase, or not?
GALENA-There seems to be a difference of opinion over the School Facilities Occupation Tax after Galena School Board member Katie Wienen voiced her concerns with the district asking the Jo Daviess County Board to increase the tax from the current half cent to the full cent.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Three vie for House seat
JO DAVIESS COUNTY-There will be two candidates on the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives District 17 race, but make no mistake-there are three people vying for the seat.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Two join VisitGalena board
GALENA-Colin Sanderson, director of sales and marketing for Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, and Nanette Glasgow, owner of Victory Café, have been appointed to the VisitGalena.org board of directors.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Depot visitor center closed
GALENA-The doors are closed.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
No tax hearing
SCALES MOUND-On Monday, Oct. 20 the Scales Mound School Board decided against conducting a Truth in Taxation hearing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Firefighters discuss options with city
GALENA-Galena Fire Chief Mike Simmons reported to the city council on Feb. 26 that after taking a good look at firm cost estimates based on engineering drawings for the proposed addition to the present Galena Fire Department building, the members of the all-volunteer Galena Fire Department have decided to "go back to square one and discuss what we really want in 20 to 30 years."

Simmons said they have discussed various plans and revisions of plans for an addition to the back of the present building (dated 1940, with one more recent addition) and finally concluded that an adequate addition would probably cost $1.6 to $1.9 million.


Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Recreation Park bathhouse repairs 'going good'
GALENA-Although the recent weather hasn't exactly been conducive of pleasurable fantasies of enjoying a cooling dip in Galena's swimming pool and water park, work on repairing the damage to the bathhouse from the Jan. 30 fire is "going good" according to Galena Facilities Manager Craig Albaugh.

Fortunately, thanks to the early discovery of the fire by Galena Public Works Department crew members Jason Bingham and Dave Frank, there was little structural damage but smoke and soot can and did create a real mess. All the insulation and ceiling tile in the building had to be removed and replaced, and cleaning and deodorizing the building was estimated at a week's work for a five- to seven-person crew of professional fire-damage cleanup workers.


Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The gazebo
GALENA-The city has a problem with fixing up the Grant Park gazebo: It's a small job and no contractors want to bother with it, particularly since the city normally requires bid bonds, performance bonds, and payment bonds on any contract over $10,000.

Galena Facilities Manager Craig Albaugh reported to the Galena City Council on Feb. 26 that he had sent out bid documents on the necessary patching and painting to eight contractors and not received any bids. He said that this has happened on several small jobs the city has sent out for bids recently. He added that the staff believes this happens because the contractors are busy and the bonds required are too cumbersome to obtain for small jobs.


Tuesday, March 6, 2007


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