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FD capital improvement plan OK’d

City Council approves grant application

January 15, 2013

The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday submitted a grant application for Friendship Haven and approved a capital improvement pla....

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Colonelbanters

Jan-16-13 4:52 PM

So, if I read this right, an entity that probably doesn't pay taxes because of it's religious affiliation, is getting tax dollars to build something to take care of some people who are too poor to pay for their for-profit services? Wow.

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bububud

Jan-16-13 3:21 PM

The only capital improvement plan needed for Fort Dodge is a block after block after block of urban renewal...and not only downtown!

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ftdodger

Jan-15-13 11:18 PM

TAXEDENOUGH, but the extra congestion will just make people want to pull, park, and shop... Right??? hahaha... you can't make this stuff up.

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-15-13 11:04 PM

What they should do is just make 1st south a two way street and put a few barrels up on 12th to drive around for practice and close 2nd street at 6th ave to see how well this diversion works before they get to a point they can't undo a big mistake in going forward with this project. The people for the project don't want to do that because people will then see how bad an idea this CTC really is. Going from 6 lanes with 2 lanes of parking to 2 lanes with bicycle lanes is nothing but taking a step backwards. Congesting traffic downtown will drive people away, not bring them down there. I'll start shopping at the grocery stores in the mall area before I have to navigate through roundabouts and heavy traffic downtown.

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ftdodger

Jan-15-13 7:42 PM

TAXEDENOUGH, I thought the CTC cheerleaders would have continued applying for more grants and coming up with other ways to finance the project after the citizens had the project slowed, but that is not the case. Lessening the burden on taxpayers even more while the project is on hold would have been a nice compromise. I know witnessing the towel being thrown in by CTC cheerleaders will be remembered come election time.

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-15-13 5:48 PM

They all ready said that the next election will decide the CTC. If they are voted in again its history. That is at least more choice then the last council gave us.

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ftdodger

Jan-15-13 4:40 PM

*saw

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ftdodger

Jan-15-13 4:39 PM

Justwords: lol, right. We say how much weight this capital improvement plan carries in the last year.

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justwords

Jan-15-13 8:25 AM

CTC moves forward...I had a feeling the fab five would come around.

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