Hartley misses out on DNR demo funds
Grant would have covered portion of Capitol Theatre removal
July 8, 2021
Hartley officials are hoping its better luck next year for a state grant that would help with the removal of a longstanding eyesore on Central Avenue.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources last week announced the recipients of its Derelict Building Grant Program. Though it applied, Hartley wasn't among the nine winners. City officials were hoping to land money for expenses related to the future demolition of the old Capitol Theatre building downtown, which has been deemed a health hazard by O'Brien County Environmental Health.
"The city council will re-evaluate what to do next and we may...