Napoleon Homestead News

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October 14, 2020

Council Addresses Unsightly Properties

By Jessica Wald

Letters will be delivered to several residents around town concerning their untidy property, which was discussed at the regular meeting of the Napoleon City Council last Monday, October 5, 2020. All council members were present including Mayor Todd Moos, Rod Kleppe, Arron Marquart, Debbie Sperle, Bob Humann, Clark Haas and Jon Starkey.

During the recreation and beautification report, Mayor Moos said the council has received lots of complaints about unkept properties with junk and grass on them around Napoleon. As the council agreed they have to start somewhere since it’s “getting out of hand,” pictures were taken at several properties. The council looked at the properties and agreed to deliver or send letters stating the ‘messes’ need to be taken care of within two weeks’ time. The council will be on continuous observation of other untidy properties that need to be taken care of around town and continue to report a deadline of clean up to the residents of the property.

The council also discussed how they have been made aware of the different utility rates charged to several residents and entities in town. They said there are some paying for less quarters if they provide service for only part of the year, while others need to be charged if they could be hooked up to city water, but chose to have their own well. Council agreed they have to follow the ordinances and have to “stick to equality” when it comes to the rates/charges. The council will retrieve more information on the utilities and properties and discuss at a later date and hope to have concerns worked out before the start of the new year, when utility rates increase.

The council discussed a request for a four-way stop at the intersection just south of Anita’s Attic and Fettig Daycare in Napoleon. After discussion the council voted, which ended. . .


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