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City of Fort Madison

Fort Madison's "next" city manager brings plenty of experience to the post.

Jason Parrott

Fort Madison's search for a new city manager could conclude this week.

The search for a new city manager in Fort Madison netted a great deal of interest.

Fort Madison is in the market for a new city manager, as Byron Smith has resigned after five years on the job.

Repairs for Old Fort Madison

Jun 4, 2014

A replica of Old Fort Madison on the city's riverfront is around a quarter century old. This means it might be time for some repairs.

Some property owners in Fort Madison are running out to time to comply with the city’s rental inspection program.

An effort to modernize a stretch of Highway 61 that runs through Fort Madison could return to the city council next month.

It appears that Fort Madison's gain could be Lee County's loss.

Fort Madison is considering a new round of voluntary annexation incentives.

The former Cattermole Library in downtown Fort Madison is in line for an update.

A vacant library in downtown Fort Madison could soon have new life.

Fort Madison is now part of a program that helps cities collect outstanding debt.

Good Price on FM Sewer Work

Nov 26, 2012

Fort Madison appears to be getting a good deal on some upcoming sewer work.

Future mayors of Fort Madison could have more authority and input on city matters.

The city currently functions with a part-time mayor, a full-time city manager and seven city council members.

Two of the seven city council members are selected at large while the remaining five each represent one of Fort Madison’s five wards.

City Manager Byron Smith says the panel is exploring several potential changes to that current structure.

He says the discussions are based on one of the goals established during a goal-setting workshop held earlier this year.

Fort Madison is trying to organize and prioritize its future infrastructure needs.

City Manager Byron Smith says the city has not had a capital improvement plan since he arrived in January 2009.  He says city staff has been working on a five-year forecast for the last six months.

Smith says the wide-ranging document will cover a variety of projects, including streets, water lines, sewer projects, vehicles, and large-scale equipment.

The five-year capital improvement plan would include cost estimates and potential revenue sources for the projects.