Animals, asphalt on the agenda for FD City Council Monday

The Fort Dodge City Council is scheduled to award a major paving contract when it meets Monday.

The elected officials will also discuss revised animal control laws and a proposed reorganization of the Public Works Department.

The council activity will begin at 5 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

First on the agenda is a workshop discussion on animal control laws. City leaders are working on an overhaul of those laws that would include, among other things, higher fees for pet licenses and new limits on how many dogs and cats a person could own.

Police Chief Tim Carmody has said the proposal is intended to establish a balanced system that protects both animals and people.

Monday’s meeting will be the second time the council has discussed the proposal.

At 5:30 p.m., the council will move into a workshop discussion on an agreement for providing sanitary sewer service to the Cargill plant in the industrial park called Iowa’s Crossroads of Global Innovation.

The regular council business meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The major item to be addressed during that session is a $929,942.94 paving contract with Fort Dodge Asphalt.

Two more workshop discussions are slated to be held after the regular business meeting.

One will be about the city’s strategic plan. The other will be about reorganizing the Public Works Department into new divisions.