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FD council to discuss housing, infrastructure projects Monday

Workshop will precede meeting

December 1, 2012
By BILL SHEA, , Messenger News

New housing and major infrastructure projects will be discussed by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday.

The council's work will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop discussion on housing. During that session, the elected officials will attempt to identify a target housing market for which the city government would provide incentives for construction.

The creation of hundreds of new jobs at the North Central Ag Industrial Park west of the city has prompted local officials and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance to work on ways to encourage the construction of homes for the people who will be taking those jobs.

The regular council business meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

At that time, the council will consider hiring Snyder & Associates Inc., of Ankeny, to prepare final designs and conduct surveying for storm sewer improvements in the eastern side of the city at a cost of $550,000.

Another major item to be addressed during that session will be the second reading of a measure authorizing the use of tax increment financing to reimburse a developer for extending First Avenue South east of 32nd Street to support the creation of an entertainment center.

After the regular business meeting, there will be a workshop on the capital improvement plan, which outlines the street, water and sewer projects the city will tackle.



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