Bettendorf

Water bills for residents of Blue Grass will look different beginning later this month. Friday the Iowa American Water company, which already serves the Iowa Quad Cities, announced the purchase of the Blue Grass city water system.

City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf has hired a new city attorney. Christopher Curran will start working July 1, and replace Kristine Stone who resigned to accept a job with a law firm in Des Moines.

WVIK News

With summer about to start, the Channel Cat water taxi is preparing for another season. It will begin taking passengers Friday between Moline, Bettendorf, and Davenport.

Scott Community College

Scott Community College celebrated the end of the school year Wednesday, and the end of its anniversary celebration, with the burial of a time capsule. 

Iowa Department of Transportation

If all goes according to plan, construction of the new I-74 bridge will begin this summer. Tuesday the Iowa Department of Transportation opened bids for the project connecting Moline with Bettendorf, across the Mississippi River.

Bettendorf School District

Plans are progressing to replace an elementary school in Bettendorf. Monday night the school board approved basic design plans for the new Grant Wood school. 

city of Bettendorf

Bettendorf is studying a possible re-alignment of its downtown streets. City officials held an open house this week on changes under consideration for Grant and State streets to help encourage business and re-develop downtown.

A drawing of the new bridge.
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Now that some of the preparation work is finished, actual construction of the new I-74 is next.

On Midwest Week — an update and a timetable. 

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.

city of Bettendorf

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.

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