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Office Reorganization

The most controversial aspect of the reorganization of four Lee County departments in mid-2011 could soon be reversed.

One southeast Iowa mayor says legal action remains possible if Lee County chooses to consolidate county services.

The group that has been reviewing Lee County government services has finished its work and made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

The night's agenda includes a recommendation from the committee examining the options on offering county services in one or both county seats and a possible vote on a new building for the Lee County Conservation Office.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is giving a boost to a newly-formed citizen committee.

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Lee County has once again agreed to give Keokuk Area Hospital more than $100,000.  This makes it more than $200,000 in fewer than 12 months.

It appears the Lee County Board of Supervisors has the authority to end the decades-long debate over one county seat versus two.

More than 200 people from throughout Lee County turned out for Tuesday night’s taxpayer forum at Central Lee.

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Mary Van Pelt of Montrose wants taxpayers to learn what it costs Lee County to offer all services in both of its county seats, Keokuk and Fort Madison, versus in one location.

They will have the opportunity to do just that during an informational forum, organized by Van Pelt, that will begin at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at Central Lee's K-8 building.

Legal action remains an option in the ongoing saga over where county services are being offered within Lee County.

Lee County's budget for the upcoming fiscal year has proven to be the latest battleground for the debate over returning driver's license services in Keokuk.

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

Keokuk could take a tougher stance on the structure of Lee County government.

One Lee County resident wants to give taxpayers an opportunity to learn more about a controversial issue.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has made some initial decisions regarding the county's upcoming budget, but there is still plenty of work to do.

The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services.

The new chairman of the Lee County Board of Supervisors wants to have more discussions about a controversial subject in 2014.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is touting the benefits of a controversial decision.

There are plenty of residents, especially in Keokuk, who oppose the board’s decision to reorganize four county departments one year ago.

The offices of the Auditor and Treasurer are now located in Fort Madison while the Assessor and Recorder are in Keokuk.

The opposition is primarily linked to the lack of a drivers’ license facility in Keokuk.

The supervisors say the reorganization is paying off for the county.

The Democrats running for the District V seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to government consolidation.

It was one year ago, this month, that the board voted to reorganize county government. 

The final proposal resulted in the moving of the Auditor and Treasurer’s offices to the North Lee County Office Building in Fort Madison. 

In turn, the Assessor and Recorder’s offices are now located in the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.