There have been plans for over a year to establish a dog park in Alton, and those behind the effort in Alton remind the public that they are moving at a steady pace toward completion.  Russell Commons Park will soon see the fencing go up, allowing the dogs to run free.  The Alton City Council Committee of the Whole could approve a contract next Monday at its regular meeting.

Alton Park & Recreation Executive Director Rhonda Lewis says they hope to open the park by the end of September at the latest, and requested bids for three different types of fence.

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Only one company submitted bids this time.  Belleville Fence submitted bids of $58,539 for the vinyl coat fence, $43,191 for the galvanized option, and $51,028 for a combination of the two.

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