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Fargo to Host Special Assessments Public Forums on June 18 and 20

06/07/2019

The Special Assessments Taskforce will be holding two public forums to gather citizen input on special assessments in Fargo. The public forums will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the upper level of the FARGODOME and Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at Fargo Cass Public Health. The public forums will also be broadcast live via the City of Fargo’s Facebook page.

The forums will review a history of special assessments in Fargo, discuss consensus points reached by the Special Assessments Taskforce and solicit public comments on potential alternatives to current policies. Input will also be received on the City’s website beginning on June 18 and continuing through Friday, June 28. Citizens’ ideas will be summarized and presented to the Fargo City Commission for its consideration.

Special Assessments Taskforce Chair Tony Grindberg stated, “These upcoming public forums are the culmination of the taskforce’s thorough review of Fargo’s special assessments policies. I look forward to hearing citizens’ thoughts on the areas of consensus reached by the Taskforce, as well as their other ideas to reform special assessments in Fargo.”

Appointed in August 2018, the Special Assessments Taskforce reviewed the history of special assessments in Fargo, including current and past funding methodologies for greenfield development and upgrading existing infrastructure. The Taskforce was asked to research, review and recommend financing options.