Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

Local News

February 21, 2013

Appanoose County Board of Supervisors move forward with 2007 bond refinancing

CENTERVILLE — The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning in the Courthouse boardroom voted 3-0 to move forward with refinancing Rathbun Area Solid Waste 2007 general obligation bonds with the recommendation of the RASW board.

Appanoose County could see a savings of more than $100,000 based on the interest rate at the time the deal is done.

Nate Summers from Ruan Securities spoke to the board about refinancing the bonds. The current bonds interest rate is 4.150 percent. If refinanced, the rate would drop to between .950 percent and 2.450 percent over the life of the refinanced bonds.

"It looks like a good opportunity for us," Rodger Kaster, RASW director, said.

The expected date the board plans to authorize the issuance of the $1,005,000 series 2013 general obligation bonds is Monday, April 1 during their regular meeting.

The board voted 3-0 to set a budget hearing for March 4 at 9:15 a.m. The budget hearing scheduled for Tuesday had to be rescheduled because a form was not published at the right time. The county auditor accepted responsibility for the oversight.

Tod Faris, Appanoose Economic Development Corporation executive director, discussed a proposal where Golden Shovel, based in Minnesota, would redesign Centerville, Appanoose County and AEDC's web sites so they appeal to site selectors.

"They (Golden Shovel) on a regular basis meet and visit with site selectors who are the professionals that are hired by companies to go and find a site for a relocation effort," Faris said. "So the folks at Golden Shovel know what these site selectors are looking for on web sites and what they don't want to see on web sites."

Faris said Golden Shovel's charge is $15,000 to redesign the three web sites to look somewhat similar with a focus on economic development. They require $500 a month for web maintenance, which would include software and unlimited updates, content updates and posts to Facebook and Twitter.

Faris asked the county for $3,000 for up front costs and $125 per month for maintenance. He made the same pitch to the Centerville City Council Monday night.

AEDC would kick-in $3,000 for up front costs and cover $250 a month for web site maintenance.

Faris said he plans to ask for money from the Chamber tourism committee, Alliant Energy, Appanoose County Community Fund and possibly Appanoose Industrial Corporation.

Golden Shovel doesn't require a contract, so the city, county and AEDC could opt out in the future and have the web sites serviced by a local company.

Board Chairman Dean Kaster said they would have him back on the agenda for the March 18 meeting and render their decision.

Diane Buss, Central Point of Contact for Appanoose County, presented a letter of intent for a three county regional redesign of mental health, retardation and development disabilities between Appanoose, Wapello and Davis counties to the board.

The board voted 3-0 to approve the letter of intent, which will be sent to the state for approval. The letter states Appanoose, Davis and Wapello county board of supervisors intend "to form a three-county region by the use of an Iowa Code Chapter 28E Agreement for the purpose of implementing the regionalization and redesign of the Adult Mental Health and Disability Service System."

Appanoose County has to be in a region by April, Buss said.

The board voted 3-0 to appoint Dean Kaster to the regional three county redesign committee.

The board voted 3-0 to sign authorization to participate in the 10 county Southeast Iowa Contracting Consortium 28E Agreement for mental health, retardation and development disabilities until June 30, 2014.

In other action, the board voted 3-0:

• To approve position change for Roger Mehrhoff to laborer effective Feb. 19 at $18.53 per hour.

• To approve Emergency Medical Services allocation at the same percentage as previously allocated.

• To approve liquor licenses for Bridgeview Bait and Tackle and Rathbun Marinas (Southfork).

• To approve the amendment for training grant for medical examiner investigator.

• To approve Richard Brooke as special deputy with the Appanoose County Sheriff's office.

• To set a public hearing for road vacation on part of 216th Avenue in Vermillion Township for March 4 at 9:30 a.m.

• To approve contract for final design services for Deputy Bridge.

The supervisors meeting lasted 98 minutes. The next meeting is 9 a.m. March 4 at the boardroom in the Appanoose County Courthouse.

Text Only
Local News
  • Earth Day activities at Morgan E. Cline City Park Kids will get to learn about guerrilla gardening with seed bombs and making recycled art during Earth Day activities at the Morgan E. Cline City Park in Centerville on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Appanoose Ecovision is sponsoring the free

    April 23, 2014

  • Drug take back set for Saturday, April 26 On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Appanoose County sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired

    April 23, 2014

  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry April 23, 1922: Seven days after its installation, WDAX joined with The Centerville Journal for a broadcast concert featuring all-local artists. More than 1,000 people packed 12th Street from Maple to the Square. They watched Jack Porter operating h

    April 23, 2014

  • 042314 CCC Meeting Photo 2 Council moves to vacate land The Centerville City Council at City Hall Monday voted to move forward with the process to vacate a tree-filled ravine located between North Fifth Street and West Maple Street, or Highway 2 that was originally platted to be a continuation of West Jac

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blood drive seeks donors The next Centerville Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, May 6 from 12-6 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle Church, 914 N. Park St. in Centerville. Anyone interested in donating can schedule an appointment online at or by call

    April 23, 2014

  • Monthly immunization clinic is on Tuesday The regular monthly immunization clinic will be held Tuesday, April 29 from 1-4 p.m. by appointment only at the Appanoose County Public Health Office at 209 E. Jackson St. in Centerville. Childhood immunizations available include DTaP, Polio, MMR, Va

    April 23, 2014

  • Healthy Appanoose: Week 15 The 15th week of the Healthy Appanoose Challenges are printed below. The free program can be joined anytime throughout the year. Log in at the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at to record challenges completed.

    April 22, 2014

  • Waterworks to proceed with project The Centerville Municipal Waterworks Board of Trustees during their March 27 meeting approved a resolution that orders bids, approves plans, specifications and form of contract for the 2013 water system improvements project associated with the street

    April 22, 2014

  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry April 22, 1910: This was the day when the Interurban service between Centerville and Mystic began with a special dedication run. On board were the 165 bond subscribers in Centerville and Mystic who had made the Interurban possible. Among the group we

    April 22, 2014

  • Moravia mayor signs proclamation Moravia's mayor signed a proclamation at the Tuesday, April 8 City Council regular meeting declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Mayor Irene Brooks talked about the many ways sexual assaults can affect people everywhere. The council made

    April 22, 2014

  • Audit exposes deficiencies The Centerville Municipal Waterworks had double-digit increases in both receipts and disbursements for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, according to an audit released recently by Des Moines-based CPA firm Faller, Kincheloe & Co. PLC. The aud

    April 22, 2014

  • Open burn ban lifted Pursuant to Iowa code and at the request of Mike Lamb, representing each fire department having all or part of their fire districts within Appanoose County, the open burning ban for Appanoose County was lifted effective Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Op

    April 22, 2014

  • Morgan Cline In Memory of Morgan E. Cline

    In Memory of Morgan E. Cline
    August 26, 1932 to April 20, 2014
    Morgan Cline passed away peacefully in his home in New Jersey Easter morning. He will be remembered as a great and gracious man and will be greatly missed. More information will be shared as it is received.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Open burn ban lifted

    Pursuant to Iowa code and at the request of  Mike Lamb, representing each fire department having all or part of their fire districts within Appanoose County, the open burning ban for Appanoose County will be lifted effective today at 4 p.m.

    April 21, 2014

  • 042114 Family 25 years as business owners Today marks the 25 year anniversary of husband and wife Jerry and Cathy Whisler, of Centerville, becoming self-employed. Jerry called it kind of a fluke as he and Cathy became owners of a business they knew nothing about. That was in April of 1989 an

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads

The Iowegian wants readers to think about rental permit fees. The Centerville City Council has conducted two working sessions and a third one is planned in order to get a feel for the public's appetite about raising rental permit fees from charging a landlord $25 every two years to charging a certain amount per rental unit per year. So, the question of the week is, "Are you in favor of Centerville increasing rental permit fees?"

A. I'm in favor.
B. I'm not in favor.
C. I'm not sure.
     View Results
Iowegian on Facebook