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Fargo City Commission Meeting Wrap-Up - 07.26.21

In case you missed the July 26, 2021 Fargo City Commission meeting, here are a few highlights we would like you to know about.

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Harm Reduction Center

North Dakota Homeless Grant Awarded to Gladys Ray Shelter

A Financial Award from the North Dakota Department of Commerce/Division of Community Services for a ND Homeless Grant at the Gladys Ray Shelter. The Grant Awards the shelter $33,375 to help cover operating costs.

The Fargo City Commission voted 5-0 to approve the grant.

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Mid America Steel Site

Update on Brownfield Assessment for the Mid America Steel Site

The Brownfield Assessment Report for the Mid America Steel site is now available. The report identifies five land use options for the redevelopment of the site in order of priority:

1. Public entertainment / institutional facility
2. Vertical mixed use (commercial and residential)
3. Residential multistory
4. Horizontal mixed use (commercial and residential)
5. Commercial multistory

The City will evaluate land use options and explore how to move forward with redevelopment plans.

View the document.

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Island Park Ramp

The Fargo City Commission Authorizes the Sale of the Island Park Parking Ramp at 500 Main Avenue

The Fargo City Commission approves recommendation to sell the Island Park Parking Ramp at 500 Main Avenue to Bell Bank, which will be moving into the Bank of the West building at 520 Main Avenue next door. The ramp was sold for $9.5 million.

The Fargo City Commission voted 5-0 to approve the sale of the Island Park Ramp.

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Drought Phase II (Advisory)

The City of Fargo Moves to Phase II (Advisory) of the Drought Plan

Following the advisement of Water Utility Director, Troy Hall, the Fargo City Commission opted to move the designation from Phase I (Normal Conditions) to Phase II (Advisory) of the Drought Plan, effective on Tuesday, July 27 at 12:01 a.m. The Advisory phase is initiated by an early indication of developing drought conditions and a possible supply shortage or disruption to water infrastructure.

The Fargo City Commission voted 4 - 1 to approve the change of the Drought Plan to Phase II. Read the Phase II response measures at

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Oak Grove Flood Risk Management

City Engineer Brenda Derrig Provides Construction Update

City Engineer Brenda Derrig and Division Engineer Jeremy Gorden provided an updated on both completed projects and ongoing projects across The City of Fargo.

Recently completed projects include:
- Citywide asphalt crack fill
- Valley View Estates (New Development)
- City Wide Pavement Marking the city
- 44th Ave N
- Asphalt Seal Coat

Ongoing projects include:
- Upgrading the 13th Ave S. crosswalks to meet ADA compliance
- Fill is being placed for the embankment on the 64th Ave S. overpass
- Excavation is complete at the SW Regional Pond and the storm lift station is under construction
- 7th Ave N. reconstruction is near completion, with Phase 7 scheduled to reopen August 23 and Phase 8 closing July 26
- Flood wall construction is underway at the Oak Grove site
- Staff recommended a joint meeting with the Fargo City Commission, City of Moorhead Council, and the Clay County Board in early October to discuss traffic calming, cost estimates, breakdown of public feedback and layout options