Iowa Falls city officials fielded some questions - and some not-so-enthusiastic feedback - about their planned River Road utilities upgrade and Palisade housing development project when the city council met on Monday evening. The discussion ended when the council cut off a presentation by a local resident and promised to host a work session where the issues raised by River Road property owners can be addressed.
The city council's discussions about extending water and sewer services out River Road began in public meetings about two years ago. The city is in need of a new well, and one potential site was identified at Weaver's Cove. Getting water from the new well to the closest treatment plant about a mile east to the Elk Run water treatment plant would require installing new infrastructure. Engineers said an extension of water and sewer services could also open up two pieces of land along River Road for residential development.