The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved a staff position to work with the city and county trails system during their regular meeting Tuesday morning.
The board approved an agreement with the city of Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Webster County Conservation for a permanent shared natural resource and trail technician.
The agreement would be similar to an agreement the Conservation Department has with the Department of Natural Resources for shared staff. The shared city/county staff person would have a supervisor with the city and county and will work with both county and city departments as needed on a daily basis.
"They would be a county employee and will also have direction from the city," said Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove.
Also approved was an agreement between Webster County Conservation and the DNR and the Webster County Sheriff's Department to provide law enforcement near the Gypsum City OHV park.
"This will allow us to have some jurisdiction around the OHV park to provide law enforcement for any illegal riding or emergencies," said Cosgrove.
The board also allowed the transfer of a $1,000 donation from the Daybreak Rotary Club to be used for the purchase of a kayak trailer which will hold kayaks that will be purchased by the Webster County Health Department with a funds from a Healthy Living Grant.
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