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The Mayor's Message - 12.28.2020

Fargo Cass Public Health is continuing to distribute COVID-19 vaccine through the eligible priority groups. Vaccination is very important for anyone who can receive it and the Health Department asks everyone to consider being vaccinated when it is offered. Fargo Cass Public Health also appreciates the communities’ patience as they work through this process.

The Fargo Public Library’s online Winter Read-a-Thon starts Monday and runs through February 28th and readers who participate can enter prize drawings; the Library’s outdoor StoryWalk on the plaza near the “Sodbuster” statue features the story “Dancing Feet” by Lindsey Craig through February 28th; Paws for Reading returns January 9th for a virtual season of reading fun for emerging readers and features animals from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley; a DIY Calming Kit is one of the January take and make activities for adults and will be available starting January 11th; the Dial-a-Story service will add a children’s line starting January 11th and in addition to short stories, poetry and Shakespearean monologues for adults and teens already offered, the service will now feature a line just for kids to hear children’s stories, jokes and other engaging materials recorded by the children’s librarians.

The Inspections Department has published a summary of rental inspections policy and protocol on its website to show what is required if you own a rental property, information on what to expect for tenants and property owners and helpful information for tenants.

The Amazon project is moving along at a fast pace and construction on the actual structure has started.

Joan Schaefer, a Police Support Specialist with the Fargo Police Department for more than 14 years, passed away December 21st after a courageous battle with cancer.

The Fargo Police Department had 109 applications for the 2021 Fargo Police Academy, of which 76 were interviewed for the 20 spots available at the Academy. Fargo Police officers, along with law enforcement members from the West Fargo PD, Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, participated in the annual Cops and Kids program hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 1; each year, the FOP works with local law enforcement and schools to bring youth shopping for holiday gifts for their families. On Dec. 21st, members of the Community Engagement Team assisted the Salvation Army in handing out holiday food boxes to families in the area.

The Communications Department’s Division of Creative Services worked with the Fargo Police Department to showcase two of PD’s recent community engagement events.