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The Badger Lake Trail Loop and the Webster County Nature Center Project both moved forward on Tuesday morning with approvals from the Webster County Oversight Board.

“Supervisors approved two items today regarding the Badger Lake Trail Loop. They awarded the project to Peterson Contractors, Inc. for the amount stated in the agenda and they approved a supplemental agreement with Snyder & Associates to assist in the administration of the construction of the trail project, ” Webster County Conservation Council director Matt Cosgrove said.

The contract with Peterson Contractors Inc., of Reinbeck, was for $ 1,196,915.78. Of this funding, $ 700,000 comes from an alternative transportation grant administered by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The contract will therefore need to be approved by the DOT before the contractor can begin work.

“From there, the contractor will sign the contract and we will schedule a pre-construction meeting to determine the schedule and answer questions. If the contractor moves this fall or winter, they will begin clearing and grading. The asphalt paving will probably take place in the spring or next summer ”, said Cosgrove.

The board also approved a supplemental agreement for additional services with Snyder and Associates, of Ankeny, to prepare and register a survey plaque for the Nature Center project.

The company will receive a maximum of $ 6,000 for this work.

“The survey plaque will be used by the city to transfer ownership of the property to the county. The city and county are working on a memorandum of understanding that will list details for each party, ” said Cosgrove.

The memorandum will be presented to Fort Dodge City Council and the Supervisory Board in the future.

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