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By Nick Pedley
News editor 

Updating the ordinances

Everly council looks to simplify codebook


February 18, 2021

The Everly City Council on Monday agreed to move forward with a review and update of the town’s ordinances.

The last time ordinances received a lookover and refresh was in 2010. The city will work with Northwest Iowa Planning and Development to update rules and make changes where necessary over the coming year.

The council, along with Mayor Brad Behrens, expressed interest in simplifying some ordinances if state law allows it. Some rules have no flexibility, as they are codified in Iowa law.

“I hate doing this,” Behrens said of the update process. “A lot of times the stuff Northwest...

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