Action Being Taken Against Homeowner Refusing to Sell for City’s Flood Buyout Program

Fargo City Commissioners have voted to proceed with eminent domain action against a homeowner on Oakcreek Drive.

Gary Cavett had refused the city offer to purchase his home in the flood-prone neighborhood.

Since negotiations started in 2012, 12 neighbors agreed to the buy-outs.
Cavett was the lone hold-out.

The assessed value of the property is over half a million dollars.

The city had offered $675,000 for the property.

A neighborhood spokesman says they are tired of sandbagging and agreed with the eminent domain action by the city.