The City Of Fort Dodge Public Works Dept. released a statement that they will be moving this year’s spring clean up dates to the fall. The move is an effort to prevent against exposure and spread of Covid-19. Below is the city’s press release regarding the change in dates.
We know many of our citizens and those from surrounding areas enjoy the City’s Spring Clean Up Days. We’ve heard
you. It gives people an opportunity to clean out and clean up; it gives others an opportunity to find a “hidden gem”
among the junk. Some of you are already thinking of all the stuff you want to get rid of. This all was taken into
consideration when making the decision we’re sharing with you today.
The City of Fort Dodge has no higher priority than to protect the health and safety of our citizens and employees. This is
why we have made the difficult decision to reschedule Spring Clean Up to the fall of this year. We cannot, in good
conscious, allow our employees and citizens to unnecessarily expose themselves to the potential risk of COVID-19. To
continue with Spring Clean Up as planned would be irresponsible and possibly have a long term impact on our ability to
provide services through Public Works and our Forestry department.
Please mark your calendars for September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12, 2020. Nothing will change
other than the dates. We’ll release reminders as we get closer to September. We appreciate your understanding as we
make the difficult decisions necessary to protect you and our workforce.
1. Monday, September 21, 2020, for the area north of 2 nd Avenue North and east of 15 th Street,
including Orchard Glen, Rolling Hills and 170 th Street.
2. Monday, September 28, 2020, for the area south of 2 nd Avenue North and east of 15 th Street.
3. Monday, October 5, 2020, for the area north of 4 th Avenue North and west of 15 th Street.
4. Monday, October 12, 2020, for the area south of 4 th Avenue North and west of 15 th Street,
including the Pleasant Valley area and the area east of South 15 th Street and south of the CNRR
tracks to Patterson Field Road.