September 23, 2017 09:53 PM
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A neighborhood in northern Iowa may finally get its roads paved, 27 years after a state grant residents thought would pay for the work was instead used on other city needs.
The Central Heights Neighborhood Association in Mason City has been working to get their streets paved.
The city requires half of property owners along the street to approve paving. Property owners are then assessed for the paving cost.
Neighborhood association president Mark Holt says city officials have been helpful in trying to rectify the problem.
The city received a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant in 1990 that was meant for street paving and other related projects.
While some streets were paved with the funds, much of the money was used for other unrelated city projects.
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Created: September 23, 2017 09:53 PM
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