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The Mayor's Message - 11.18.2019

The City uses purchasing cards to pay many of its bills and earns rebate revenue from using the purchasing card program. This year’s annual rebate check was $235,148 and the City’s cumulative rebate since the inception of the program is about $1.5 million.

In recognition of World Aids Day, Fargo Cass Public Health will host an HIV/HCV rapid testing event on December 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Harm Reduction Center at 510 5th Street North. Testing is free and no appointments are necessary. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people age 13-64 test for HIV at least once in their lifetime. Data shows that fewer than 40% of Americans have tested. Fargo Cass Public Health offers free rapid HIV testing on an ongoing basis at the Family Planning Clinic during regular business hours. Individuals receive their results in 20 minutes.

With cold weather settling in, the Inspections Department requires that cold weather protection be used on all concrete and other products.

The Inspections Department provides citizens and contractors the services they may need at all times, including after hours or off-hours for an additional fee.

Chief Todd attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference recently in Chicago where he had a chance to learn about current trends and philosophies in law enforcement and see how Fargo measures up as a department compared to others throughout the country. In the areas of policy, recruiting and hiring, public information, social media, community engagement, use of technology, intelligence led policing and wellness programs, Fargo is ahead of the curve and in some cases leading the way.

And finally, our Communication Department's Creative Services Division has put together a video highlighting the celebration for the opening of the Fargo Civic Plaza Phase One. It was very exciting to witness not only the opening of a new chapter of our shared spaces - but also to see the activation of the space that could become the Civic Plaza Phase Two.