EG Officials remind residents of City Codes and Ordinances

Spring is here and Eagle Grove authorities are reminding you that now is the time to clean up your properties. If you have excess junk/trash in your yard or have junk vehicles sitting around, you are in violation of the city’s junk ordinances and you could be fined. L ikewise, if you have vehicles parked in the grass/in your yard, or you mow grass into the streets, you may also be ticketed.

Making sure these violations are addressed and taken care of is Lisa Kist, Eagle Grove’s code enforcer, who was hired in September of 2018. While the newly created position took hold just as winter set in last year, Kist said now that spring is here and the snow is gone, violations are more noticeable and will be addressed according to the guidelines spelled out in the appropriate ordinances.

“All small towns and big cities alike have to enforce nuisances,” said Eagle Grove Chief of Police Ray Beltran who will help Kist enforce the ordinances. “Now that Eagle Grove has Kist as an enforcer, there will be consistent followup (with violators). The Eagle Grove Police Department will also help serve the notices when needed. We have to in order to make progress.”

Contrary to what some might believe, this is not about picking on certain people or certain areas of town, it’s about making our community look its best and promoting all we have to offer in this time of growth.

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