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Council to look at budgets, trails

January 14, 2012
Messenger News

Financial matters dominate the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Fort Dodge City Council.

The council session will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with another workshop discussion on the proposed 2012-2013 budget. The proposed spending plans for the Department of Business Affairs and Community growth, economic development programs and tax increment financing funds will be the topic.

The regular businss meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The only significant item on tap for that meeting is a loan to help pay for trails along the Des Moines River.

The city government has been planning the trails with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for several years. The city's cost for completing the trails is $1,717,200.

Of that total, $918,000 will come from the city's riverfront trust account.

On Monday, the council will consider borrowing the remaining $850,000 from Northwest Bank and paying off that debt with tax increment finance revenue.



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