The Fort Dodge City Council approved a resolution awarding a contract for prospective plans for the 6th Avenue Northwest Reconstruction Project.
Though much of the council had their very different opinions on the project starting with paraphrasing councilman David Flattery who said that it wasn't the biggest priority right now especially with the $350,000 cost to fix the road. Flattery added that the people should just vacate the streets instead of fixing it. Flattery's comments prompted fellow councilman Mark Taylor to say if they're going to vacate that street, then they should just vacate half the streets in Fort Dodge.
Through much debate including some residents speaking out against it, claiming the project was just "cherry-picked" because it look enticing to talk about, created quite an atmosphere in council chambers last night. A few residents including Sharon Hickey said this project needs to be done to ensure the safety of the residents living in that specific area. Hickey added that the road is hazardous and people still want to drive on it to get from one destination to another.
In the end, the council voted and the majority approved the resolution awarding a contract to reconstruct 6th Avenue Northwest.