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Val Fitzpatrick, manager of telesales at American Home Shield in Carroll (left), speaks with Dave Quandt, AHS vice president of field operations (center), and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
Val Fitzpatrick, manager of telesales at American Home Shield in Carroll (left), speaks with Dave Quandt, AHS vice president of field operations (center), and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
  • The rates at which property is taxed by the county dropped slightly under a new annual budget approved Monday, but those who live outside of city limits might pay more because of a recent statewide increase in property assessments.

  • City sets tax rate for coming year

    Carroll’s City Council unanimously approved on Monday the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, despite a former county supervisor’s request that the city further decrease its property-tax rate.

  • City’s tax levy drops for FY 2019

    Carroll’s city tax rate will go down for the upcoming fiscal year, if a proposed budget is approved Monday.

  • Brian Best: Medical marijuana has ‘fantastic implications’

    State Rep. Brian Best, R-Glidden, told area politicians recently that he supports legalizing medical marijuana.

  • After an investigation into a water main break that sent about 240,000 gallons of water pouring into a number of downtown Carroll businesses in January, the city’s insurance will reimburse businesses damaged by the flood.

  • Cancelled council talk was about attorney’s memo

    A memo drafted by Carroll’s labor attorney concerning Police Chief Brad Burke was set to be discussed last week by the City Council, which cancelled its private talk when Burke and others protested the meeting because they thought he might be fired.

  • Carroll’s City Council voted Monday to move forward with trail improvements, updated lighting at the Carroll Youth Sports Complex and the addition of pickleball courts in town.

  • Police chief was slow to address ‘problem officer’

    The first police officer Brad Burke hired after he was promoted to chief of the Carroll Police Department in 2015 was Jacob Smith, who, public records show, had been fired from his previous police job, in part, for engaging in a Facebook conversation with a 16-year-old girl while he was on duty.

  • Carroll’s City Council will hold a public hearing Monday for anyone interested in learning more about planned park and trail improvements.

  • Council calls off meeting on police chief’s job performance

    A closed City Council meeting scheduled Monday evening, evidently to privately discuss Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke’s job performance, was called off after Burke and members of the public showed up to protest what they described as unfair secrecy on the part of city officials.

  • The Carroll City Council has set March 12 as the day for Carroll residents to speak up if they have questions or comments about the city budget.

  • Carroll’s City Council will discuss funding for the city’s planned U.S. Highway 30 and Grant Road improvements at its Monday meeting after construction bids exceeded initial estimates for the project.

  • Iowa talks Trump’s trade plan

    In retaliation against the United States amidst threats of a trade war, China struck back with threats that could dismantle the heartland of Iowa’s rural economy.

  • City questions funding of communications center

    Carroll city and county leaders have agreed to discuss whether Carroll city residents are unfairly taxed, under a 30-year-old agreement, to fund the communications center that handles the county’s 911 calls.

  • Republicans protest recorder appointment

    Carroll County supervisors today appointed the county recorder’s deputy to replace the recorder when she resigns on Wednesday.

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