City Council Approves Housing Incentive

The Storm Lake City Council Monday afternoon approved reducing building permit fees for new housing construction.

Building official Scott Olesen says the city will only charge one dollar for a building permit for the construction of a new single family attached and single family unattached residence. The one-dollar fee will be in effect through the end of the year, and incentives will be considered on an individual basis, with the construction of the home completed by the end of next year.

Olesen said the fee reduction was in place last year… with nine new homes constructed.