Small City 2017

​The 2017 Small City Workshops were held at six locations around the state, featuring guidance on nuisance abatement and ways to deal with derelict and abandoned property.

  • May 30, 2017 – Springville
  • June 1, 2017 – Aurelia
  • June 6, 2017 – Chariton
  • June 8, 2017 – New Hampton
  • June 13, 2017 – Story City
  • June 15, 2017 – Anita

Workshop Topic
Small Town Turnaround
How do we get a resident to clean up their yard? What can the city do with a vacant or derelict building? Can the city acquire nuisance properties? These are just a few of the questions that city officials frequently ask when confronted with nuisance and vacant homes, buildings and other structures in their community. We addressed these issues in a two-part conversation that gave cities an overview of nuisance abatement processes, the tools they have to turnaround vacant properties and how to proactively work with neighbors to keep the community in good shape.