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The Mayor's Message

04/23/2019

The Mayor's Message - 04.22.2019

The cities of Fargo, West Fargo and Horace, Cass County and the North Dakota Department of Transportation are working together to share information on large construction projects in the southwest portion of the metro area. The website SouthwestMetroWorkZones.com was created to share information and updates for 52nd Avenue South in Fargo, Sheyenne Street in West Fargo and the roundabout construction on Sheyenne Street and 76th Avenue South in Horace. Road closures are currently in place for the 52nd Avenue and Sheyenne Street projects with a road closure for the roundabout project scheduled April 29.

The Fire Department has offered firefighter positions to three candidates, adding firefighter Nos. 498, 499 and 500 to the roster. The new recruits will begin their seven-week training course on May 6, with graduation scheduled June 21.

Today is Earth Day and the Main Library is celebrating tonight with several events, including a lesson on planting trees by City Forester Scott Liudahl, tree giveaways from the ND Forestry Service and upcycling t-shirts into tote bags. Attendees can also take a walk along the river to help pick up litter.
The Main Library building is celebrating its 10th anniversary next week with several events, including: a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 29 with refreshments and live music; Library Trivia Night on April 30; and best-selling author William Kent Krueger will visit May 6.

MATBUS invites residents to celebrate Earth Week this week with its Get Your "Can" on the Bus promotion. Residents can ride the bus for free when they donate one aluminum can on board fixed route vehicles. Proceeds from the recycling of collected cans will be donated to the Homeward Animal Shelter. Public transportation plays an integral role in protecting the environment. Riding public transportation instead of using a personal vehicle is one of the most effective ways for citizens to reduce their individual carbon footprint.

A declaration was made for Earth Day involving the mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth to talk about the many things we are doing. One of those things is the fact we have 85% participation in recycling, and we have tons of trash saved in that since its inception. It’s an interesting week for all of us.