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FD council to consider upgrades near grain silo mural

Parking lot, sidewalk and link to Loomis Park are suggested improvements

A project that will make it easier to visit the mural painted on old grain silos on Hawkeye Avenue is expected to be launched by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday.

A proposed contract to be presented to the council for action would result in the construction of a 20-stall parking lot by the silos, a sidewalk that loops around them and another path to link the parking lot to trails in nearby Loomis Park.

The council is also scheduled to act on leasing that property from its owner, MidCountry Machinery.

The council will begin its work Monday with a 5 p.m. workshop in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. During that workshop, leaders of Main Street Fort Dodge will present their biannual report to the council.

Then at 5:30 p.m., the council will discuss future general obligation bonds that would pay for infrastructure work.

The council’s regular business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. That’s when the elected officials will act on the items related to the grain silos.

The council will also act on the final reading of an ordinance formally outlining the solid waste collection procedures.