Sioux City may strengthen odor ordinance

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City officials are considering a plan to strengthen the city’s odor ordinance.

The City Council will take up the issue Monday in an effort to reduce odors from private companies and the city’s sewer facilities.

The Sioux City Journal reports ( ) officials have been working on the plan for the past year.

Among the proposals are plans to require the city to investigate if there are seven complaints within a 30-day period. Currently, the requirement calls for at least 10 complaints in a six-hour period.

An Odor Control Committee also could review compliance plans and recommend enforcement action.

Failure to deal with problems could result in initial penalties of $750 and up to $1,000 for each following offense.

Three council votes are required before the proposal could take effect.


Information from: Sioux City Journal,

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