Fargo City Commission Meeting Wrap-Up - 10.03.2022
In case you missed the October 3, 2022, Fargo City Commission meeting, here are a few highlights we would like you to know about.
The City of Fargo Receives Grant for Community Coalition
Fargo Cass Public Health has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services for community coalition work to help address public health gaps such as access to food, physical activity and nutrition.
The City Commission voted 5-0 to accept the $50,000 grant.
The City of Fargo Receives Grant Funding from the NDDOT
The Fargo Police Department applied for and has received grant funding once again from the North Dakota Department of Transportation for the purpose of conducting occupant protection, impaired driving, distracted driving, speed enforcement and underage drinking enforcement and education activities. The funding is made available through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the amount of $63,000.
The City Commission voted 5-0 to accept the $63,000 grant.
Recommendation to Consider Flood Protection Alternatives for South River Road Home
The City of Fargo Engineering Department presented to City Commission an update on various flood mitigation alternatives for the property located at 1458 South River Road, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. These alternatives were developed in conjunction with the property owner to achieve necessary flood protection for this neighborhood, including the Fargo Water Treatment Plant.
The City Commission received and filed this recommendation with the plan to have additional discussion on the flood protection alternatives proposed for the South River Road property at an upcoming meeting.
Recommendation Approved to Accept Preliminary Budget as the Final 2023 Budget
Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney made the recommendation to approve the 2023 Preliminary Budget as the Final 2023 budget for The City of Fargo, as well as the proposed tax levies presented. A 2023 Preliminary Budget and Taxation Hearing was held on September 19 to collect public input on the proposed tax levies and any comments on the 2023 Preliminary Budget and to make any appropriate modifications.
The City Commission voted 5-0 to approve the recommended budget for 2023.
Recommendation Approved for Human Rights Commission Appointments
Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney made the recommendation to reappoint existing Human Rights Commission board members, Nancy Boyle and Cody Severson, as well as the appointment of Jacqueline Dotzenrod and Sekou T. Sirleaf. All will have three-year terms ending July 1, 2025.
The City Commission voted 5-0 to approve these board member recommendations to the Human Rights Commission.