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The Mayor's Message - 11.04.2019

Who was our choice for the best Halloween costume in the F-M metro for 2019? It wasn't even a contest. Meet Harrison or, as his uniform clearly denotes, "Harry." He truly loves to watch Fargo's Solid Waste employees operate the trash and recycling trucks every week. This year, he went trick-or-treating in his neighborhood by dressing up as the newest junior member of Team Fargo, riding in this Radio Flyer wagon retrofitted by his grandpa. As of this afternoon, these photos have received over 1,200 likes on the City’s Facebook page. Thanks to Harry's parents, Scott and Caitlin, for sharing these great photos with us. We're proud to have Harry onboard to help us serve the people of Fargo.

Fargo Cass Public Health will hold a “Flu Shot Friday” event on November 22 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Linden Room at Fargo Cass Public Health. Flu shots will be available for anyone age 6 months and older. Those who wish to receive a flu shot are reminded to bring Medicare or health insurance information to the clinic.

MATBUS received the AdWheel Grand Award at the American Public Transportation Association conference in October in New York City for a video to catch the attention of personal vehicle owners who were not already using public transit in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Let’s take a look at that award winning video.

The library has launched its Lucky Day Collection to provide the most popular books available immediately to patrons visiting the three library locations. If the book is on the shelf, it is available to checkout with no holds or waiting. All items in the collection are first come, first serve.

Due to rapid growth, Fargo and West Fargo entered into an agreement in 2017 for West Fargo to send its wastewater to Fargo for treatment. This agreement was the first step for West Fargo to decommission its wastewater lagoon system, which may take 5 to 10 years. The construction of a three-mile force main from the West Fargo wastewater lagoons to a connection point in Fargo was completed last month. On October 3rd West Fargo began sending 1 million gallons of wastewater per day to the City of Fargo for treatment. An initial flow of 1 million gallons per day can eventually increase up to 6.5 million gallons per day when the Fargo Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion is completed in 2022. Bids will be opened in early 2020 to begin the final major construction phases for this expansion.

Finally, The Fargo Police Department’s Community Trust Officers recently visited high school students in the Fargo Public School District to discuss identity and mental health. They were accompanied by First Lady Kathryn Burgum as well as musicians D-P-B and V. Rose. Here is a video the department created to showcase those assemblies.