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The agenda for the February 26, 2024, City Council meeting is available online. Council meetings begin at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 819 1st Ave S.

fortdodgeiowa.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=10258The agenda for the February 26, 2024, City Council meeting is available online. Council meetings begin at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 819 1st Ave S.

fortdodgeiowa.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=10258
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The agenda for the February 26, 2024, City Council meeting is available online. Council meetings begin at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 819 1st Ave S.

https://fortdodgeiowa.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=10258

Why is public investment in businesses in Fort Dodge so important?

Public investment can come in many forms - grants, loans, tax incentives, or even providing resources and training. It's all about giving businesses the extra push they need to innovate, expand, and hire more folks from our community.

When these businesses grow, they create more jobs, offer better services, and contribute to a vibrant local economy. It's a win-win! So let's champion these investments and the initiatives to support them, because when our local businesses thrive, our community shines brighter than ever.

Here are some examples from this month:
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/nestle-purina-poised-to-grow-again/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/shoe-sensation-to-step-into-corridor-plaza/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/golden-day-is-a-go/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/growing-fort-dodge/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/maurices-announces-return-to-fort-dodge/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/mega-incentives/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/grant-awarded-for-new-hangar-at-fd-airport/Why is public investment in businesses in Fort Dodge so important?

Public investment can come in many forms - grants, loans, tax incentives, or even providing resources and training. It s all about giving businesses the extra push they need to innovate, expand, and hire more folks from our community.

When these businesses grow, they create more jobs, offer better services, and contribute to a vibrant local economy. It s a win-win! So let s champion these investments and the initiatives to support them, because when our local businesses thrive, our community shines brighter than ever.

Here are some examples from this month:
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/nestle-purina-poised-to-grow-again/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/shoe-sensation-to-step-into-corridor-plaza/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/golden-day-is-a-go/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/growing-fort-dodge/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/maurices-announces-return-to-fort-dodge/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/mega-incentives/
www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/grant-awarded-for-new-hangar-at-fd-airport/
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Why is public investment in businesses in Fort Dodge so important?

Public investment can come in many forms - grants, loans, tax incentives, or even providing resources and training. Its all about giving businesses the extra push they need to innovate, expand, and hire more folks from our community.

When these businesses grow, they create more jobs, offer better services, and contribute to a vibrant local economy. Its a win-win! So lets champion these investments and the initiatives to support them, because when our local businesses thrive, our community shines brighter than ever.

Here are some examples from this month:
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/nestle-purina-poised-to-grow-again/
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/shoe-sensation-to-step-into-corridor-plaza/
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/golden-day-is-a-go/
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/growing-fort-dodge/
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/maurices-announces-return-to-fort-dodge/
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/mega-incentives/
https://www.messengernews.net/news/local-news/2024/02/grant-awarded-for-new-hangar-at-fd-airport/

N 15th St will be closed to traffic between 1st Ave N and 2nd Ave N this afternoon, February 20, 2024, so crews can perform an emergency water main break repair. ... See moreSee less

N 15th St will be closed to traffic between 1st Ave N and 2nd Ave N this afternoon, February 20, 2024, so crews can perform an emergency water main break repair.

Drive Safe: Give Garbage Trucks Space!

Quick reminder to everyone on the road: Our garbage trucks need extra room! They stop often, make wide turns, and sometimes need to back up unexpectedly. Remember, these trucks are heavy (over 50,000 pounds!) and have blind spots, especially since drivers are on the right-hand side. This makes it hard for them to see or hear vehicles trying to pass.

So, let's keep it safe:
Slow down when near garbage trucks
Give them plenty of space to maneuver
Be patient and avoid passing them hastily

By doing so, we help keep our roads safe for everyone, including the hardworking folks who keep our neighborhoods clean. Thanks for being considerate and spreading the word! Drive Safe: Give Garbage Trucks Space!

Quick reminder to everyone on the road: Our garbage trucks need extra room! They stop often, make wide turns, and sometimes need to back up unexpectedly. Remember, these trucks are heavy (over 50,000 pounds!) and have blind spots, especially since drivers are on the right-hand side. This makes it hard for them to see or hear vehicles trying to pass.

So, let s keep it safe:
Slow down when near garbage trucks
Give them plenty of space to maneuver
Be patient and avoid passing them hastily

By doing so, we help keep our roads safe for everyone, including the hardworking folks who keep our neighborhoods clean. Thanks for being considerate and spreading the word!
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🚛🛑 Drive Safe: Give Garbage Trucks Space! 🛑🚛

Quick reminder to everyone on the road: Our garbage trucks need extra room! They stop often, make wide turns, and sometimes need to back up unexpectedly. Remember, these trucks are heavy (over 50,000 pounds!) and have blind spots, especially since drivers are on the right-hand side. This makes it hard for them to see or hear vehicles trying to pass.

So, lets keep it safe:
🛑 Slow down when near garbage trucks
🛑 Give them plenty of space to maneuver
🛑 Be patient and avoid passing them hastily

By doing so, we help keep our roads safe for everyone, including the hardworking folks who keep our neighborhoods clean. Thanks for being considerate and spreading the word!

Join us in celebrating Engineers Week Sunday, February 18, 2024 – Saturday, February 24, 2024!

This week, we celebrate the magic engineers work behind the scenes, turning complex problems into elegant solutions and shaping the future of Fort Dodge one project at a time. Your ingenuity not only builds bridges but also connects communities, making our city a better place for everyone.

We raise our hard hats to the creativity, dedication, and passion you bring to our urban landscape. From the water we drink to the roads we travel on, your impact is everywhere, and we couldn't be more grateful.

Here's to our engineers - the unsung heroes making dreams concrete, one calculation at a time. May your blueprints always be as bright as your futures and your coffee as strong as your structures!Join us in celebrating Engineers Week Sunday, February 18, 2024 – Saturday, February 24, 2024!

This week, we celebrate the magic engineers work behind the scenes, turning complex problems into elegant solutions and shaping the future of Fort Dodge one project at a time. Your ingenuity not only builds bridges but also connects communities, making our city a better place for everyone.

We raise our hard hats to the creativity, dedication, and passion you bring to our urban landscape. From the water we drink to the roads we travel on, your impact is everywhere, and we couldn t be more grateful.

Here s to our engineers - the unsung heroes making dreams concrete, one calculation at a time. May your blueprints always be as bright as your futures and your coffee as strong as your structures!
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Join us in celebrating Engineers Week Sunday, February 18, 2024 – Saturday, February 24, 2024!

This week, we celebrate the magic engineers work behind the scenes, turning complex problems into elegant solutions and shaping the future of Fort Dodge one project at a time. Your ingenuity not only builds bridges but also connects communities, making our city a better place for everyone.

We raise our hard hats to the creativity, dedication, and passion you bring to our urban landscape. From the water we drink to the roads we travel on, your impact is everywhere, and we couldnt be more grateful.

Heres to our engineers - the unsung heroes making dreams concrete, one calculation at a time. May your blueprints always be as bright as your futures and your coffee as strong as your structures!

City Projects Update

Current Projects - Click here for more information

Name: Kenyon Rd Bridges (IDOT) Expected Completion: Summer 2025 

Name: Veterans Bridge (1st Ave S) Expected Completion: Fall 2023 

Name: Wastewater Lab Building Expected Completion: Spring 2024

Name: Highland Park Bridge Expected Completion: Fall 2025 

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