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Large turnout protests proposed closing of Centerville FSA office

From 200-250 people filled Faith United Methodist Church in Centerville Tuesday afternoon in order to talk about the proposed closing and consolidation of the Farm Service Agency office in Appanoose County. John R. Whitaker, state executive director Iowa FSA, attended the two-hour meeting to hear comments from the audience.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about building code compliance. One Centerville resident at Monday's City Council meeting proposed the city create two new positions in the police department to only deal with minimum housing and nuisance abatement issues. The city currently has George Johnson as the only employee assigned to enforce building code compliance issues. Does Centerville need more than just Johnson to enforce code compliance issues? So, the question of the week is, "Should Centerville hire additional help to assist George Johnson enforce building code compliance issues?"

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not sure
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