FD council to again consider fireworks

The Fort Dodge City Council will again re-examine the use of fireworks following another summer of complaints about them.

In the wake of hundreds of complaints in summer of 2017, the council limited the use of fireworks to July 1-4 and Dec. 31.

But even with the new rules in place for this summer, there were 604 complaints filed with the Police Department between June 1 and July 8.

Also, two serious injuries and a house fire have been linked to fireworks.

The council will have a workshop session beginning at 5 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. on fireworks.

The elected officials will review the complaints from this summer. They will also discuss a proposal to limit sales of fireworks to areas zoned for industrial use.

No action will be taken on fireworks Monday.

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

During that session, the council is expected to award a contract for the construction of a new trail extending along South 32nd Street to 15th Avenue South. Wicks Construction, of Decorah, has submitted the apparent low bid of about $770,000.