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Keokuk Considers Code Update

Keokuk, IA – Keokuk aldermen are considering a total updating of the city's code book. Mayor Dave Gudgel says the task would not be easy, but it would be worthwhile. He says the city would likely use outside professionals. Several council members are working on generating ideas for change, beginning with city planning and zoning. A topic that has sparked debate in recent weeks has been the use of large metal trailers for storage on or near Main Street. Police Chief R.L. Dobson says there are safety codes that could be revised to aid law enforcement agents and to help the city bring in more revenue.