The City Council of La Porte City, Iowa met in regular session on May 12, 2014.  Mayor David Neil called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with Council Members Eric Allsup, Sarah Craft and Brent Sadler present. Absent were Council members Todd Butler and Mike Johnson. Also present were Jen Sparks, Gerald Rife, Heather Weideman, Madison Dierks and Mark Bergmeier.
The City Council passed the first reading of an Ordinance that would allow operation of golf carts on certain streets in the City. Carts would need to be registered with the City, and could only operate during daylight hours. The second reading will take place at the May 27th City Council meeting.
The City Council set May 27, 2014 as the date for a public hearing to consider an offer to purchase Lot 29 at Sweet First Addition.
The Council approved an updated Nuisance Abatement procedure. The procedure details the City’s process for inspecting, citing and/or abating weeds, junk and junk car violations in the City. City staff will develop recommendations for a nuisance abatement fee schedule for civil citations.