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FD council to tackle budgets, police contract

Workshop set for 5 p.m.

The Fort Dodge City Council will continue to review the proposed 2021-2022 budget, and then turn its attention to a new police contract and other business this evening.

The council’s budget workshop will begin at 5 p.m.

It will review the spending plans for Dodger Area Rapid Transit, human resources, the Municipal Building, information technology and employee benefits. There will also be a review of the general fund, which pays for police and fire protection and many other government functions. The proposed property tax levy will also be introduced.

At 6 p.m., the council’s regular business meeting will begin.

During that session, the council will consider a one-year contract with Public Professional and Maintenance Employees Local 2003, which represents unionized police officers. The proposed contract includes a 2 percent raise July 1 and a 2 percent raise on Jan. 1, 2022.

Also on the agenda is a $412,000 contract with McClure Engineering Co., of Fort Dodge, for planning improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.

Some vehicle purchases and zoning matters are also on the agenda.

The meeting will be a virtual one, with residents able to observe it via the internet. To do so, go to zoom.us and enter webinar ID 816 045 072 and passcode 948411.

To listen to the meeting on the phone, dial (312) 626-6799 and enter the same webinar ID and passcode.

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