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Ask the Times: Options may be available for asbestos removal

Ask the Times: Options may be available for asbestos removal

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Q. Is there a grant to help remove asbestos from a single-family home in Davenport if you can’t afford to have it done? — Melvin

A. We contacted the city of Davenport to find out. Bruce Berger, director of community planning and economic development, responded:

"The city is not aware of a grant program for asbestos removal. However, one option for assistance is to apply for the city of Davenport's Housing Rehabilitation Program. While not a grant, the city does provide low-interest loans for income-qualifying households for remodeling/rehabilitation projects and this work might qualify as part of a larger remodeling project. Please contact us at 563-326-7765 for more information."

Q. What is the policy for displaying your handicapped sticker in your car? I've noticed that most people have them hanging on their rear view mirror while they are driving which is a safety hazard. I was almost hit by another car because the driver's vision was blocked by his sticker. Isn't it to be displayed only when parked in a handicapped designated space? — Ryan, Bettendorf

A. We contacted the Bettendorf Police Department to find out. Police Chief Phil Redington responded:

"Ryan is correct. The driver can only place a person with disabilities placard on his rear view mirror when the vehicle is parked in a persons with disabilities designated parking space. It is not safe to have any item hanging from your rear view mirror as it can block the driver's vision."

Q. I was wondering what happened at the Lake Canyada mobile home park. I've been driving by for years, and one day I noticed the place was gated and locked. The twin American flags at the entrance were removed. This is just south of West Lake Park. — Donna

A. According to an news story by Quad-City Times reporter Brian Wellner on July 29, 2015, the Lake Canyada Mobile Home Park was closed around July 31, 2015. Residents of the mobile home park were informed at a meeting in April of plans to close Lake Canyada.

The story said that the remaining residents were give eviction notices asking them to move out by July 31, 2015.  

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Ask the Times appears on Mondays and Thursdays. You can call 563-333-2632, email or write Ask the Times, Quad-City Times, 500 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52801.


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