Iowa Falls City Council Rob Wohlert

Iowa Falls City Council member Rob Wohlert is pictured during discussion at a meeting on Oct. 18, 2021.

Iowa Falls city leaders are exploring the creation of a rental inspection program that would, proponents say, ensure that the apartments and houses rented in the city have things like working smoke detectors and proper ventilation. The program would be a first for Iowa Falls, which currently does not have a registry or a system for inspecting rental properties in town.

The inspections were suggested by Council member Rob Wohlert at a meeting earlier this fall. The two-term council member who did not run for re-election and will end his service on the council in December said he’s raised the issue in the past.

Kali Adams

Iowa Falls City Attorney Kali Adams speaks to the city council on Oct. 18, 2021 about her research into other cities' rental inspection programs. 

Steve Klein Michelle Gritsch

Iowa Falls City Council members Steve Klein and Michelle Gritsch engage in conversation about a proposed rental inspection program during the council's Oct. 18, 2021 meeting.

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