Fort Madison plans to have its new rental property inspection program up and running by July.
City Manager Byron Smith says Fort Madison is finalizing the forms and documents related to the program. It has already received city council approval.
Smith says letters will soon be sent to the owners of rental properties throughout the city. He says it will inform them that property registration will get underway in July, with inspections to begin shortly afterwards.
Lee County will provide money for a proposed sports complex in Fort Madison. The decision comes after the Board of Supervisors spent weeks rejecting requests for funding.
The Vision Iowa Board has said that Fort Madison’s request for more than $800,000 will not be considered without a $25,000 contribution from the county. The program requires city, county, and public support for a project.