Outdoor projects and animal breeders on FD council agenda

A pair of outdoor projects, plus proposed new rules regarding permits for animal breeders will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council tonight.

The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

Both of the outdoor projects are near or on existing trails.

One of the projects involves restoring wetlands and stream connections near the north end of the Fort Dodge Nature Trail. The work would be done just south of 170th Street. Through a relatively new program, the city will be able to use money from the state’s revolving loan program for sanitary sewer work to pay for this project without incurring any extra costs.

Doyle Construction, of Fort Dodge, submitted the apparent low bid of about $1.2 million.

The other outdoor project will create a trail connection beneath the Union Pacific Railroad High Bridge. Doyle Construction submitted the apparent low bid for that work as well, with a price of about $287,000.

Last month, Webster County Animal Protection, which provides animal control services to the city and county, asked the council to add some requirements to its existing permits for animal breeders. In response, the council will consider the first of three required readings of some additional requirements when it meets tonight.

Those new requirements will include listing the address where the breeding animal will be housed, written approvals from a veterinarian, microchips for the animals and standards for the enclosure where the animal will be kept.


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