FROM THE PRESIDENT: Laura O’Leary
April’s meeting was a lot of fun, and also very enlightening. Jenx the drug dog and
his handler Officer Bieber demonstrated how Jenx could sniff out drugs, and what
the actual procedures are regarding reporting and investigating drug use in rental
April vacancy rate, based on landlords reporting vacant units on April 12, 2012:
4080 units, 272 vacant = 7%.
Register today for our May meeting on this Thursday evening the 10th. Walter
Skrovonski, President of the Davenport Landlords Association, will be our speaker.
Davenport has established a model housing code to help resolve crime issues in
their rental properties. Intensive collaboration between the landlords, City and Police
Department has resulted in a very successful program.
Come at 6:00 for social hour; the program and meal will start at 7:00
Be sure to patronize the Clarion by registering for the meal; that is how we are able to
use their facilities each month.
Des Moines, May 7, 2012
Iowans who choose to represent themselves in small claims court will find it easier to do
so with the help of new, easy-to-use forms. The Iowa Supreme Court approved a large
number of new forms to help Iowans navigate the ins and outs of a small claims court
case, from beginning to end. The court also updated some existing forms by making
them easier to understand and use.