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The Mayor's Message - 02.24.2020

Fargo Cass Public Health will offer the Shingrix vaccine during a Shingles Vaccination Clinic Day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on February 28. Healthy adults 50 years and older should get two doses of Shingrix, separated by 2 to 6 months. Appointments are required for these vaccines and can be made by contacting Fargo Cass Public Health.

Inspections personnel are attending training in early March that will include a newly revised and updated accessibility standard, which has many revisions that will provide additional or increased levels of accessibility for all. The standard, in conjunction with the building code, covers all issues associated with accessibility constructed in new or remodeled buildings and sites. The new standard will go into effect when the new 2021 building code edition is adopted.

The Fargo Public Library has several interesting programs for all ages happening over the next couple of weeks, including: Crafternoon sessions; Teen Time sessions; History Book Club; the March film series titled “A World View: Foreign Language Film Classics;” Seusstastic Day; Project English; Design-A-Bookmark Contest; the 4th annual Northern Narratives writing project; and the Winter Read-a-Thon.

The Fargo Police Department Honor Guard conducted a flag-lowering ceremony last week in memory of Officer Jason Moszer, who died in the line of duty four years ago.

The City of Fargo and Cass County are actively monitoring forecasts and conditions in anticipation of a potential 2020 spring flood event. I just want everyone to know that myself, department heads, administration, emergency managers and engineers are all planning for various contingencies to ensure that Fargo is prepared to protect its citizens and infrastructure. The Spring Flood Outlook issued recently by the National Weather Service serves as a good reminder for residents to use the City’s interactive flood stage map at to determine potential property impacts at various river stages. Residents are also encouraged to consider purchasing flood insurance sooner rather than later due to the 30-day delay before a policy goes into effect after the purchase date. According to FEMA, more than 20 percent of flood claims come from properties outside high-risk flood zones.