West Fargo City Commission Mulls Annexation of Land Owned by Bonanzaville, Red River Valley Fair

The proposed takeover would mean operators would have to pay for special assessments

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo city commissioner called for the city to annex the land owned by Bonanzaville and the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Eric Gjerdevig wants the operators of Bonanzaville and the fairgrounds to help pay for the city’s special assessment projects. He says having both attractions help pay for special assessments should take some weight off the…

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 Commissioners Agree To Revert To 70-30 Share On Special Assessments

The change means those paying the higher specials will see their assessment drop

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s special assessment structure is under fire by taxpayers and has become the number one issue leading up to the June election. City commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rescind the current cost share policy for street, water and sewer line projects. Commissioner Tony Grindberg offered the motion to revert to a 2013 policy that had taxpayers picking…

City Commissioner Candidates Participate in Public Forum

Six of the nine candidates running for City Commissioner participated in Tuesday's public forum

Two seats on the Fargo City Commission will be up for grabs this June. Nine candidates, including Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig who currently hold the position, are running in the election. Six of those nine candidates running for City Commissioner participated in Tuesday’s public forum. Linda Boyd, Arlette Preston and Lenny Tweeden were the three missing from the meeting….

Moorhead Railroad Underpass Stalled Again As Bids Come In Over Budget

City Could Consider Special Assessments To Make Up The Difference

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead city leaders are trying to figure out how to pay for a railroad underpass after bids came in $7 million over budget. That has raised the total cost of the long sought-after project at Main and 20th and 21st Streets South to $65 million. City Engineer Bob Zimmerman told council members Monday night there are several…