Sunday 19 April 2015

Local News

City tax rate will hold steady



Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:16

For the fifth straight year, the tax rate for the City of Clear Lake will likely remain at $10.54 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation in the 2016 fiscal year.

City Administrator Scott Flory presented the City Council with a preliminary budget at its regular Monday night meeting.  The proposed budget shows total fiscal year expenditures of $12,141,766.  


State releases school enrollment numbers



Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:08

Statewide numbers climb; Local numbers drop

For the fourth year in a row, the overall number of students enrolled in Iowa’s public schools for the 2014-15 school year increased from the year before, according to the official certified enrollment report released Jan. 30 by the Iowa Department of Education.

  This pattern follows 17 years of declining enrollment. However, the rate of growth is slowing and is expected to plateau in the years to come.


Get ready to rock and roll!



Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:38

It’s Winter Dance Party weekend

(pictured left) Ventura elementary school welcomed Nikki Barragy from the Surf Ballroom


Ventura Mayor Art Tesar will step down Jan. 31



Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:37

Ventura Mayor Art Tesar submitted his resignation to the City Council Monday night.  Tesar, who was elected in November 2013, is moving out of the Ventura city limits and into Clear Lake.  The resignation is effective Saturday, Jan. 31.


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