Local Government

  • Supervisors ponder road plans

    - Apr 7, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed its five-year construction program on April 6. Mike Carberry, the supervisors’ vice chairman, said the county will focus on road construction over the next two years. The effect on county...
  • County earmarks funds for child welfare program

    - Mar 30, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has available funds for child-welfare and juvenile-delinquency programs. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Although Johnson County ranks 93rd in Iowa when it comes to child abuse and neglect rates, county officials...
  • County backs supporting immigrants

    - Mar 23, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Johnson County Sherriff’s Office released a joint statement about county policies on immigration and customs enforcement. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu When Johnson County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman...
  • County looks back at Poor Farm

    - Mar 21, 2017
    Johnson County’s Poor Farm Asylum and Historic District reflects on its history. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu In 19th-century Johnson County, there was a growing need to provide care for the poor and mentally ill. The solution...
  • County mulls temporarily blocking some roads

    - Mar 6, 2017
    By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu To protect Johnson County roads, the county website has released a statement discussing possible road embargoes, when portions of roads are temporarily blocked. Assistant county engineer Ed Bartels said the embargo process...
  • County trains its eyes on bridge project

    - Mar 2, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is awaiting approval of a bridge made of recycled railroad cars. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Ever since Johnson County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Janelle Rettig was elected seven years ago,...
  • Supervisors mull plans for County Farm

    - Mar 2, 2017
     The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting to discuss the future of the Johnson County Poor Farm Asylum and Historic District. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a...
  • Johnson County seeks comprehensive plan

    - Feb 8, 2017
    By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Johnson County held its first public input session to create a comprehensive plan Tuesday evening at the Lone Tree Community Center. In a press release on the Johnson County website, residents were...
  • Johnson County touts accomplishments

    - Oct 14, 2016
    Board of Supervisors discusses its ‘State of Johnson County’ annual report. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu The Johnson County Board of Supervisors cited a list of awards, accomplishments, and plans for fiscal 2017 in a meeting Thursday...
  • Johnson County moves on soil, water quality

    - Sep 15, 2016
    Johnson County pushes for increase in water quality by implementing a soil-compost project. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu In addition to renewable energy projects in Johnson County, officials have now focused on water quality through soil compost....

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