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Council eyes stronger snow policy

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Carroll City Council members Monday will consider a snow-removal policy for homes and businesses that would allow the city to more quickly take control of clearing covered sidewalks.

The council meets at 5:15 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

As it stands, property owners have 24 hours after a snowfall to clear sidewalks. If they are not cleared, the city can start a nuisance-abatement process, but that can take time. A new policy will allow the city to serve notice and charge home and business owners to remove the snow if they don’t do it themselves in another 24 hours.

The council also will consider bids for signage and plaques at the modernized Carroll Public Library.

A discussion on rental housing inspections will continue, with the city considering a plan to charge an annual fee of $35 for the first unit of a rental complex and $10 for each additional unit for inspections, which likely would take place every three years. There are about 1,000 rental units in the city.

In other business, the council will consider: the municipal golf course lease and management agreement; a proclamation for Small Business Saturday; and the wastewater treatment plant nutrient reduction report.

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