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Fort Dodge council to tackle plans, projects

Group is petitioning to rename Expo Park in honor of the Rev. Al Henderson

Park plans, Municipal Building renovations and preparations for the 2020-2021 budget all await Fort Dodge City Council members on Monday.

The council will start its efforts at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop on plans for the future of Expo Park on North Seventh Street and Snell-Crawford Park on Williams Drive.

A plan introduced last week calls for creating pathways and places to display public art in Expo Park. The group Serving Our Servants, which supports area law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, is petitioning city officials to rename the site the Rev. Allen Henderson Park in honor of the group’s founder was who killed Oct. 2.

The council’s regular business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

During that session, the elected officials will consider advancing the ongoing renovation of the 1914 vintage Municipal Building by awarding two contracts. One contract is for replacing all the windows in the building and installing new garage doors on its south side. Sande Construction and Supply Co. Inc., of Humboldt, has submitted the apparent low bid of about $263,000.

The other contract is for interior remodeling on the main floor, including the former council chambers, and the second floor. RoJohn Home Improvement Inc., of Fort Dodge, submitted the apparent low bid of $782,000.

Following the business meeting, the council will hold a workshop on the proposed road use tax, sewer and water budgets.