LEWISTON — A plan to dedicate a downtown lot to unleashed dogs would cost the city $11,000, according to city staff.

Councilors are scheduled to vote on a plan to create an off-leash park for dogs at the corner of Maple and Park streets. According to staff plans, the park would cover a 0.27-acre lot. The area would be enclosed by a fence and would include two plastic bag dispensing stations to collect pet waste, signs, shade trees, a gate and a fence to keep large dogs separate from small dogs.

Staff are suggesting councilors pay for it with federal Community Development Block Grant funds. They’re scheduled to vote on it at their regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Councilors began discussing the idea in May, after hearing from residents who said that kind of off-leash park would be well-used by downtown residents and their pets.

An earlier plan included drinking water access, benches, landscape accessories such as boulders and fake fire hydrants and concrete slabs. That would have added an additional $8,000 to the price.

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Lewiston City Council

Regular Meeting July 13, 2009

  • 6 p.m. Executive Session
  • 7 p.m . Regular meeting

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