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Work in Tama advances on property nuisance abatements

November 9, 2019
By Allison Graham - The News-Herald ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Tama City Council is moving forward with nuisance abatement properties. Public Works Director John Lloyd, informed the council on Monday that council member Aaron Haughey and he had taken photos of targeted properties and mailed letters to property owners.

Property owners who receive a letter regarding their property will have until Nov. 21 to do any clean up cited by the city in the letter.

The council also discussed the issue of campers and recreational vehicles.

The problem according to Lloyd is that no one will take them so they are hard to get rid of. He will continue looking into different solutions to try and tackle the concern.

The council approved the fiscal year 2019 Urban Renewal Report.

Levee, Fuel Tanks

There was no new info on the Levee Contract. The city is looking into a grant. The council is anticipating knowing more at the next council meeting.

A place to put the new century fs fuel tanks is still being discussed by the council. Lloyd is looking into different options. Council member Kenny McAdoo suggested placing them near the ATV park. Lloyd's concern with that is if there were a spill it would go directly into the Iowa River.

City Clerk, Alysaa Hoskey, informed the council they would not be able to get Verizon phones for the city offices as they are still under contract with Mediacom until February of 2022.

The council briefly discussed census planning. The city will have some paid and volunteer positions associated with the census.


Aaron Haughey would like city attorney Dan Ratjen look into what the city can legally do about campers.

Kenny McAdoo suggested changing the December 16 council meeting to December 17 due to conflicts. No final decisions were made.

Mike Carnahan spoke favorably of the community planning meeting led by the University of Iowa Students. He also reminded the burn ban is back in place.



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