The hot topic at the Fort Dodge City Council Meeting last Monday was the plan to reconstruct the 6th Avenue Northwest in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The street has been a topic of concern for a long time now as it is quite hazardous to drive on.
The Council had a long debate on this as the project would cost the city an estimated $350,000 to complete. Councilman David Flattery has been preaching for a long time that this kind of investment just isn't beneficial to Fort Dodge as a whole.
Councilman Andy Fritz added that he has a lot of compassion for the 160 houses that would benefit from a reconstruction of the road. Fritz added though that everybody outside that neighborhood has rarely ever been on 6th Avenue Northwest. Councilman Mark Taylor was a big advocator that this street needs to be fixed because it is deteriorating and he feels the city would be losing a big asset if it's not reconstructed. Throughout the ongoing debate the consensus felt that this project just can't be done at this time. The proposed plan will be discussed more indepth in the near future.