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The first StreetsAlive! event for 2019 will take place on June 23rd from noon to 5 p.m. in Downtown Fargo-Moorhead. The festival encourages people in the community to live an active life filled with biking, running, inline skating and all sorts of other human-powered movement. Come celebrate active play, active transportation, music and more. A second StreetsAlive! event will be held August 25th.

The Inspections Department and the Board of Appeals have completed reviews of the 2018 set of building codes and will be implementing those codes in August and September. In addition to keeping Fargo up-to-date on all building codes, these new and updated codes give contractors and owners additional and new options for their projects. It also helps keep owners, citizens, contractors and the public safe in construction areas and all public buildings.

The Industrial Park TapRide service proposal approved by the City Commission recently will tentatively begin service on August 4th. NDSU orientation sessions began on June 13th and will continue through July and August. MATBUS has a booth set up at each orientation session to inform new students about the services MATBUS provides.

The Special Assessments Taskforce will host a public forum tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the FARGODOME and on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at Fargo Cass Public Health in order to gather citizen input. The forums will also be broadcast live via the City’s Facebook page. The forums will review a history of special assessments in Fargo, discuss consensus points reached by the taskforce and solicit public comments on potential alternatives to current policies. Residents can also send input about special assessments through the City’s website starting tomorrow and continuing through June 28th. Citizen ideas will be summarized and presented to the Fargo City Commission for consideration.

Finally, we have a short video to share that showcases the City’s employee recognition event held in May. The City recognized 129 employees who, collectively, have 1,540 years of service to Fargo residents.