Fargo City Commission

Fargo City Commissioners Spar Over Special Assessment Policy

The city commission will make the final decision on any changes

FARGO, N.D. — By a 3 to 2 vote, Fargo City Commissioners agreed to have city staff evaluate and come up with a revised draft for a new city special assessment policy. The roll call vote came after some heated discussion. “I have had people pose questions, ‘is what you do this way perfectly legal?’, said Fargo City Commissioner John…

Controversial Housing Complex Near Downtown Fargo Closer To City Approval

The River Lofts includes apartments, condos and townhouses

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Planning Commission has unanimously approved a zoning change for a $19 million housing complex in the Oak Grove neighborhood, just north of downtown. The River Lofts includes apartments, condos and townhouses which will buffer the four-story apartment building from homes in the historic neighborhood. There had been pushback about the project size from some homeowners in…

Fargo City Commission Approves Raises For Police and Fire

It found officers and firefighters are underpaid in the marketplace.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – The Fargo City Commission has approved salary raises for most police officers and firefighters. A detailed public safety compensation study that’s taken months, conducted by a budget team, compared pay with 28 other cities of similar size, both locally and regionally. It found officers and firefighters are underpaid in the marketplace. Police Chief Dave Todd told…

Fargo Police Chief David Todd: Addiction Driving Increase In Crime

Todd Presented 2018 Crime States to Fargo City Commission

FARGO, ND —¬†Addiction is driving an increase in crime in Fargo. Police Chief David Todd presented the crime report for 2018 to the Fargo City Commission. The report was done in February but was just made public due to scheduling issues and flood fighting efforts. Fargo saw a 3% increase in crime last year, most of it related to burglaries…

Fargo City Commission Approves TB Testing Program

The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn cast the only no vote Monday night as commissioners approved a contract with the North Dakota Department of Health for targeted testing of tuberculosis infection and treatment. The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees. Piepkorn remains doubtful about the screening. He cited…

Fargo City Leaders Approve Plan For 5G

Cities must conform to a Federal Communications Commission order that streamlines the process of installing new antennas for 5-G wireless service.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo city commissioners have approved first reading of a revised ordinance covering a new form of wireless infrastructure. Cities must conform to a Federal Communications Commission order that streamlines the process of installing new antennas for 5-G wireless service. 5-G is the fifth generation of mobile technology rolling out out this year which will offer greater…

Fargo City Leaders Give Landlord 30 Days For Demolition Plan

The house at at 703 10th Avenue North has not been inhabited for at least 10 years and has been placed on the "dangerous building' list.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo city commissioners have given the owner of a dilapidated house 30 days to come up with a plan to bring it up to code or the 121-year old structure will be demolished. The house at at 703 10th Avenue North has not been inhabited for at least 10 years and has been placed on the…

Owner Of House Ordered To Be Demolished Fights Back

Pete Sabo claims the city exceeded its authority and didn't comply with state law and local ordinances

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo City Commission’s decision to order the demolition of a dilapidated house may not be a done deal. The lawyer for the owner of the house, Pete Sabo, says the city exceeded its authority and didn’t comply with state law and local ordinances. Last week, commissioners voted unanimously to condemn the vacant house at 427 15th…

Special Assessment Task Force Filled With 13 Members

Recommendations will go to the city commission in December

Fargo City CommissionFARGO, N.D. — Thirteen people have been named to Fargo’s newly formed Special Assessment Task force. City Commissioners voted unanimously to set up the committee last month to review, study, and recommend “innovative” financing options to pay for city infrastructure. The move came as a result of public backlash about high specials assessed after the city changed the…

Fargo City Leaders Order Dangerous House Demolished

Commissioners voted unanimously to order the dilapidated house at 427 15th Avenue South be torn down by August 31.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo businessman Pete Sabo lost his battle to save one of his rental properties from demolition by the city of Fargo. Commissioners voted unanimously to order the dilapidated house at 427 15th Avenue South be torn down by August 31. Inspections Administrator Bruce Taralson says the…