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Supervisors discuss trail expansion

Rogers-to-Kennedy portion nearly complete

September 5, 2012
By EMILIE NELSON ( , Messenger News

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved a request from the Webster County Conservation Board to provide $200,000 for continued trail expansion during their regular meeting Tuesday morning.

Matt Cosgrove, Webster County Conservation director, said the $200,000 would be follow-up funding to $400,000 received from Vision Iowa for the trail project in Webster County and the city of Fort Dodge.

The $200,000 would fund an expansion of the trails project along the riverfront and other areas in Fort Dodge and Webster County, Cosgrove said.

"We've spent about $216,000," Cosgrove said. "Our request is for $200,000 that could be done in $100,000 installments. Vision Iowa gave us until 2014 to get everything done."

Cosgrove said the trail extension from the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex to John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is nearly complete.

"The trail is open, we are waiting for some signs that should be in this week," said Cosgrove.

In other business the board approved a proposed lead case management position for Webster County Community Services and the addition of a targeted case management position.

The targeted case management position would only need to be filled if the lead position is filled from within, Bob Lincoln, interim Webster County Community Services director, said.

"If we have qualified candidates from within we would need to be given authority to add another case manager," Lincoln said.



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