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The Mayor's Message - 12.05.2019

The City has hired a full time code enforcement inspector who handles a variety of issues. Some of the more common issues include junk, junk vehicles, front yard parking and dilapidated homes. There are several ways to contact the City to file a complaint. The most common ways to report an issue are through the Fargo One app, which allows a person to take and attach a picture, the Fargo One 3-1-1 link on the main page of the City’s website or call the Inspections Department directly. If a complainant leaves contact information, they will receive feedback on their issue.

There are several interesting Library programs and events in the next couple of weeks including: A storytime and dance event featuring the “Classic Nutcracker” by some of the dancers from FM Ballet on December 3rd at the Main Library. A “Star Wars” light saber craft session for teens on December 7th at the Main Library. Gingerbread house decorating sessions for kids on December 12th at the Northport Library and December 15th at the Main Library. A family holiday concert featuring the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists on December 14th at the Main Library.

Police Chief Todd and myself made guest appearances last week at North High School’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” play. The Chief says he is definitely a better speller than me and he did spell a few more words correctly, so he ended up being on the stage for a while before finally getting the boot. Thank you to Lieutenant Mat Sanders and his son, Kasen (who was a lead in the play), for asking us to be involved. It was a fantastic production and we all had a lot of laughs.
December 10 is Law Enforcement Day for the Salvation Army Kettle Bell. The Police Department has traditionally done this, along with other area law enforcement agencies, to raise money for the less fortunate people the Salvation Army serves. The Fire Department will man the Salvation Army kettles on December 13th. The Police Department is also helping with a sock drive for the homeless and for those who want to contribute a package of socks, there is a box just outside of the Chief’s office.

The Planning and Development Department is seeking input from the community on Fargo’s highest needs as they develop the City’s 5-Year Community Development Plan. An online survey in available until December 13th and the survey can be found on the Planning Departments webpage or the City’s social media outlets. The Planning Department and they will be happy to assist and can also provide paper or translated copies of the survey.

Videos tonight from the Creative Services team will be shown featuring the Block 9 topping out celebration, City Hall West parking lot opening and a road construction update.