The Inspections Department is hosting an open house along with the Home Builders Association from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. This open house will provide citizens and contractors the opportunity to talk inspections and code changes with the inspectors, see the new City Hall and get a look at the new software, which will ease the plan review, permitting and inspection process and provide for an online interactive system. This would be a great time to stop by and learn about the new software as well as changes in the 2018 code set.
This is National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Libraries Equal Strong Communities.” Libraries of all types participate and celebrate how libraries are places that strengthen communities with free access to education, lifelong learning, discovery and entertainment.
The City of Fargo teamed up recently with Clay County to host a plastic bag recycling challenge amongst 5th graders in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. Students were encouraged to bring in extra plastic bags from home to be recycled. Containers were placed in each participating school and the challenge ran for two months. During that time, approximately 53,500 plastic bags were collected to be recycled with Minnkota Recycling. The winning school will receive a bench for their school made from recycled materials.
Fargo has earned the Greenest City Award for the State of North Dakota from Insurify, an online site that compares, sells and manages auto insurance coverage. The award is given to the city in each state with the most environmentally conscious living and driving practices. Award recipients were evaluated on driver behavior, vehicle features, urban sprawl, park space, air quality and renewable electricity programs to determine the highest scoring community in each state.