New! Visit the Civic Center webpage:
On Tuesday, May 15, 2003 the voters of Fairfield
approved the bonding referendum that was set up to raise $1,400,000 from
local option taxes currently being collected towards the jail
complex. The 62% margin gives approval to use 70% of the
collections for the Civic Center and 30% for general enhancement
projects for Fairfield. By passing this measure, the CAT grant of
$800,000 will be enabled.
The project now needs to raise $1,500,000 by August
15th to complete the financial obligations so that construction plans
Your support would be appreciated!
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|Businss and professional meetings|
|Conferences and conventions|
|Exhibitions and trade shows|
|Educational and cultural activities|
|Social and community gatherings|
One of the dreams of many Fairfield residents is to establish a Civic
Center for the use of the general public and any organization that would
benefit from having a quality facility available for gatherings.
The organizing group promoting the new Civic Center is working hard
to obtain site and financing options. When those details become
public, we will post them here.
The site of the Civic Center will be the one block area west of the
Courthouse in downtown Fairfield.
Here is the artist rendering of the proposed Civic Center...
Civic Center group promoting the public meetings.
(Kelsey Mullen, Andrew Edlin, Sally Neff, Suzan Bates Kessel)
The committee members study plans.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 Mayor Ed Malloy
and others interested in promoting the Jefferson
County Civic Center met with Vision Iowa/CAT in
Des Moines to discuss the project. The
VI/CAT Board voted to enter negotiations with
the JCCC for funding levels. This is an
important step in obtaining funding for the
Several members of the JCCC group are meeting on
Wednesday, Jan. 8th in Des Moines to discuss
funding with the CAT Board.
|Update: January 15, 2003
The CAT Board offered $800,000 towards the Civic
At the Fairfield City Council meeting on
Monday, Jan. 13, 2003 the issue of a bond
referendum was discussed and placed on the
ballot for May 13th, in the amount of $1,400,000
for the share of City of Fairfield money towards
land acquisition costs and donation in general
support of the project.
Private donations are, of course, welcome!
On Wednesday, November 12, 2003
several members of the Fairfield
community who have pledged donations for
themselves or their organizations to the
Civic Center gathered at the proposed
site to encourage more donations.
|Mayor Ed Malloy spoke
at the December 15th 2003 City Council
meeting about the need to continue
efforts to fund the Jefferson County
Civic Center. The Mayor made a
proclamation to that effect and
presented it to board members at that
Proclamation : "Fund the
Civic Center Month - December 15, 2003 -
January 15, 2004 ".
County Civic Center, Inc.
PO Box 2396
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
(641) 472-2111 for information