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Dog park project moves forward





The Hays City Commission cleared the way for Friends of the Hays Dog Park to move a dog park project forward in phases when it passed a favorable resolution, 3-1, Thursday night.

Commissioner concerns that the commission might later be approached by FHDP assist in funding the park should the organization fail to raise the funds surfaced during a previous work session. Those concerns prompted addition of a special provision to the resolution.

City attorney John Bird told commissioners the resolution allows for the first phase of the park, a 1.5 acre section, to be constructed after the cost of approximately $33,000 for that phase is collected. Bids must then be submitted to the commission for approval.

"It does provide that if they do not comply with those requirements, then they'll forfeit their right to complete the project," Bird said speaking of FHDP. "The city in no event will make any monetary contributions toward construction of the project except those involved in providing the site and the staff involved."

For more, see Friday's Hays Daily News.