Bettendorf City Council

A Bettendorf alderman has announced his bid for re-election. In March, Bill Connors won a special election to fill the 3rd Ward seat after the death of Alderwoman Debe LaMar. Now, he is trying to win his second election this calendar year.

Some residents of Bettendorf can help fill a vacancy on the city council Tuesday. A special election will be held in the Third Ward to fill the unexpired term of Debe LaMar who died in November.

Making major changes in the two main streets through downtown Bettendorf might help local businesses, but it would cost a lot of money.

Herb Trix reports last week, a consultant estimated re-aligning State and Grant streets, for two-way traffic on both, could cost 20 million dollars. 

Drivers in Bettendorf will have to get used to finding alternate routes this year. Tuesday night the city council will hold a public hearing on the new budget, and it includes millions of dollars for major road, sewer, and storm sewer projects.

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The Bettendorf City Council selected a new Alderman At-Large Tuesday night. Lisa Brown will be sworn in at the council's next meeting on March 7.

The Bettendorf city council is nearly ready to fill a vacant seat. Monday night, during a committee of the whole meeting, aldermen will interview six finalists to replace Gary Mohr who resigned his at-large seat after winning election to the Iowa House.

The Bettendorf city council will have a lot of choices to fill a vacant seat. Tuesday was the deadline to file a resume with the city, and 16 were received.

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An old motel in downtown Bettendorf may soon be torn down and replaced by new apartments. This week, the city council gave its preliminary approval to a development agreement with Frank Levy and Twin Bridges Associates.

The city of Bettendorf wants to get tough with people who don't clear their sidewalks after it snows, but aldermen don't yet agree on how tough. Monday night, the city council discussed some proposed revisions in the current ordinance, but then tabled them.

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The cost of living in Bettendorf may go up next year. Thursday night the city council will host a public meeting to explain the proposed budget that could go into effect in July.

City administrator, Decker Ploehn, says the property tax rate would stay the same as this year, but due to changes in the state rollback and rising property values, city taxes will go up 48 dollars per year for the owner of a median-priced home - in Bettendorf that's 177,000 dollars.  Increases in other fees will add another 28 dollars.