The new rental housing ordinance likely will come with a new job at City Hall.
Clive-based Rowland Real Estate, a developer that recently has completed 12 town homes in Jefferson, is the lone firm to turn in a proposed new use for the recently-razed City Hotel site in Carroll.
Inspectors will have to wear glasses and gloves and take other precautions, and dwelling entry could be suspended or even stopped during the pandemic, under a COVID-19 policy city officials are asking the Carroll City Council to add to its first-ever rental-housing-inspection plan.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced an additional allocation of CARES Act funds to support Iowa renters and homeowners at risk of eviction or foreclosure due to a COVID-19-related loss of income.
Carroll City Councilman Clay Haley, a Republican who describes himself as conservative, says the toxicity of national politics and social-media-inspired ideologies have no place in local government, where decisions should be made based on what’s best for Carroll, not what’s in line with some…
The Carroll County supervisors enacted a county-wide mask mandate this morning to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, although those who violate it will not face a penalty.
The Carroll City Council Monday raised rates about 5 percent for memberships and use of the Carroll Recreation Center, municipal golf course and Carroll Family Aquatic Center.
The City of Carroll will pull in its highest-ever collection of local option sales tax dollars in the current fiscal year — even with the pandemic.
Carroll County leaders will meet Friday morning to discuss how the courthouse and county offices will operate in light of the recent statewide surge in coronavirus cases.
Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna, the representative of one of the more economically muscular districts in the history of the nation, has introduced sweeping legislation — the 21st Century Jobs Package — aimed at bringing communities left out of digital and technical jobs and wealth grow…
For generations, the city and Carroll Area Development Corporation have steered clear of recruiting new retailers out of respect for existing ones — and because of a fundamental faith in the marketplace.
Carroll’s elected officials, its six City Council members and Mayor Eric Jensen, joined city staff in making accelerated streets improvements the clear No. 1 priority for the city in the next year — a decision that likely will increase that work for years to come.
A majority of the Carroll City Council appears to want to send the same Rec Center modernization plan that failed in September to voters again in a post-pandemic environment.
Margaret Saddoris, a prominent and vocal landlord with some large holdings in Carroll, blasted city officials Monday night for what she says is a double standard with rental housing in the city.
Carroll soon could have its first-ever rental housing ordinance, a series of regulations and inspections designed to make apartments and rental houses, about one third of the residences in the city, safer to inhabit.
City officials are looking for residential redevelopment proposals on the future use of a lot on the south side of downtown that had been the home of the former City Hotel for more than 130 years.
Carroll City Council members recently signed off on a $210,000 plan to study improvements to the public spaces in the business district, scout and recruit new business with some of the funding dedicated to staff and consultants who will zero in on bringing new businesses to Carroll or helpin…
A Carroll police officer will be stationed at Fairview Village apartments all day every day for the foreseeable future in response to a recent spate of violent crimes involving firearms, City Manager Mike Pogge-Weaver said today.
A now-blighted and unoccupied apartment building constructed in 1946 is the hands of the City of the Carroll after its former owner failed to remedy nuisances and disrepair or respond to legal and city actions, court documents say.
Signs that city officials posted on a Carroll rental house this summer that said “DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE TO OCCUPY” have been removed, and the house appears to have new tenants, according to court records.
State officials are estimating the City of Carroll will pull in its highest-ever collection of local option sales tax dollars in the current fiscal year — even with the pandemic diminishing and killing some businesses.
Carroll City Council members are confident a new retail-and-commercial district revitalization effort will fill stores and boost the local tax base — and ease worries about one of the biggest threats to Carroll’s way of life.
A Carroll man who owns a strip of land near Arcadia — part of which is used for the city’s yard waste dump site — is suing the city for failing to properly maintain the site, according to court records.
Carroll City Council members today will discuss awarding Carroll-based Badding Construction a contract to build the $5.1 million streets maintenance building.
The City of Carroll and Carroll Area Development Corporation are launching an ambitious partnership aimed at filling the city’s vacant storefronts.
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual candidate forum on Wednesday, Sept. 30 beginning at 7 p.m. from the Carroll City Council Chambers for Statehouse and county candidates.
Carroll city officials are fielding inquiries from potential buyers on the former City Hotel property in the southern part of downtown Carroll.
County officials suspected their former general assistance director of theft, but a police investigation determined there wasn’t sufficient evidence of a crime, according to testimony at the former director’s unemployment insurance appeal hearing.
More than three out of four people who cast ballots in the Sept. 8 referendums on the extension of the local option sales tax and a modernization plan for Carroll Recreation Center were age 50 and older.
A referendum that tied certain debt financing to the Carroll Recreation Center for modernization of any sort — a rerun of last week’s failed vote on a $13.38 million project or a scaled-down plan — could not take place until September 2021 at the earliest, and more likely would come on the N…
Carroll City officials tonight will consider awarding Badding Construction of Carroll a bid for the 10th phase of the Corridor of Commerce project.
Carroll City Council members and city staff will reconsider how to move forward on potential improvements at the Rec Center during a strategic planning meeting in October.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the Chinese government played President Trump for a fool on farm policy by boycotting American commodities and allowing them to pile up into lower-valued products that China then bought later.
City of Carroll voters rendered a split decision in today’s local election as they passed a continuation of the 17-year-old 1 percent local option sales tax but rejected the city’s plan to use up to $5 million in general-obligation bond debt financing toward a $13.38 million modernization of…
Before he was a two-term governor of Iowa and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, a younger Tom Vilsack, then mayor of Mount Pleasant, heard about Carroll’s indoor Recreation Center and how a rural community in western Iowa had built what amounted to a suburban-sized amenity.
BREDA: Just three days after her lieutenant visited Templeton Rye, Gov. Kim Reynolds spent well over an hour in the northern part of Carroll County touring Trophies Plus, a company that has survived COVID-19 challenges by relentlessly adapting its inventory while doubling down on its core bu…
Being able to use money saved over the better part of a decade for a streets maintenance building is in part a legacy left to current elected officials by their predecessors, Carroll City Council members and Mayor Eric Jensen said Monday night in approving plans for the project.
For about five years, the City of Carroll has socked away local option sales tax dollars and other funds for a planned new $4.9 million streets maintenance building, a Third Street facility Public Works Director Randy Krauel expects to increase efficiencies and services and, most of all, boo…
DES MOINES: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) and more than $2 million in funds to Iowa counties to utilize for the November 3 general election.