Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Keeping the process moving forward

Royal council agrees to further abatement procedures

Response to letters asking Royal residents to clean up their properties was encouraging, but city council members want to make sure that further progress is made.

According to discussion on May 9, over 50 initial courtesy letters were sent to property owners prior to Royal’s cleanup day, which was April 25. As a result of a subsequent survey of properties, 24 follow-up letters were sent.

“A lot of people got something done,” noted Council Member Mitch Fahnlander.

The second letter set a deadline of June 6 for listed concerns to be addressed.

Discussion with Darren Bumgarner, of Northwest Iowa...