SAULSBURY ROAD HAS BEEN RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC AT CHICKEN CREEK. THE NEW ROADWAY HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SURFACED WITH ROCK UNTIL THE NEW PAVEMENT CAN BE PLACED NEXT SPRING. THE CONTRACTOR CONTINUES TO WORK IN THE AREA AROUND THE BRIDGE, SO PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHILE DRIVING THROUGH THIS AREA.

Most of the Muscatine County property owners who might be able to take advantage of Iowa's new Business Property Tax Credit law have NOT applied. Muscatine County Tax Assessor Dale McCrea reports that approximately two-thirds of those property owners have not applied. The law was approved by state lawmakers last session and is designed to offer a property tax break to commercial, industrial and railroad property owners. McCrea says property owners who may qualify for the credits were sent a letter in early October including instructions on how to file. But to date, only one-third of those eligible have applied. The application must be in the Assessor's Office no later than Wednesday, January 15th, or the potential exemption for the owners for the January 1st, 2013, assessment year will be lost. McCrea is encouraging owners of commercial and industrial properties to visit the assessor's office. I'm Phil Roberts reporting.

 

Muscatine County Conservation Board will meet Monday, Dec 16, at the Environmental Learning Center in Discovery Park. Discussion will include update on Fish Habitat Grant and approving the 2014-15 budget, that will be presented to the County Board of Supervisors. 

 

Are you 40.....or 40ish years old and younger? The Muscatine Young Professionals Network, meets monthly for fun and fellowship, they organize multiple activities throughout the year that benefit our community and Muscatine charities. The group is also designed to network young professionals, as Muscatine's current, and next community leaders. If you're interested in joining for 2014, come to Plamor Lanes tonight for YPN's ugly sweater Christmas Party, and meet the current members, and learn more about Muscatine YPN. 

 

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