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West Fargo Pioneer
Ruby Ann Ness
Gerald Perry Henderson
Gerald "Butch" Reineke
March 6, 2013
Commission settles on land condemnation case
The West Fargo City Commission voted Monday night to settle a land condemnation case for $11,000 with Kevin and Delight Swingen, who live at 115 32nd Avenue East. During construction in 2009 that involved installing a box culvert to replace a bridge on 32nd Avenue, the city condemned...
March 6, 2013 - 10:07am
January 23, 2013
WF Commission discusses F-M diversion options
In Monday's meeting, the West Fargo City Commission reviewed their options as they relate to the Fargo Moorhead Diversion Project, which were laid out by City Administrator Jim Brownlee. The commissioners decided to continue monitoring the process, and did not vote on the topic. "I...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
City thanks developer for Charleswood connection
Bruce Clapham, president of Charlewood Inc., offered special kudos Monday night to city officials and staff as he concludes an almost 20-year chapter in his life as a West Fargo developer. "I came here tonight to say thank you," Clapham stated. "In 1993 my partners and I purchased...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 5, 2012
City seeking architect services for new police station addition
West Fargo is one step closer to a new police station after a unanimous City Commission vote Monday night to request qualifications for architectural services. This action came following a presentation by officials from Zerr Berg Architects of Fargo who laid out four preliminary...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2012
What will diversion cost residents? City looking for answers
West Fargo City Commissioners made it clear Monday night that they don't like being in the dark regarding cost figures and how they will affect the city's residents as they relate to the latest plan the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is favoring for the Red River Diversion. About three...
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
City moving forward with hotel complex
West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to move forward with plans for a hotel and conference center on Beaton Drive southwest of the corner of Ninth Street East and 19th Avenue East by approving first reading of the rezoning of Charleswood 29th Addition from...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 17, 2012
City approves increase for garbage fees
West Fargo City Commissioners approved second and final reading of a utility rate increase Monday night for garbage collection that will go into effect Dec. 1, 2012 but be noted on the billing residents and businesses receive on Jan.
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Wentz sworn in as new city commissioner
Mark Wentz is West Fargo's newest city commissioner officially sworn in Monday night, after receiving unanimous approval through a vote of the...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Garbage rates to see increase
West Fargo residents will be seeing an increase in garbage collection rates effective Dec.
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
City ponders commission replacement: Several residents express interest
It's been three weeks since West Fargo City Commissioner Lou Bennett told fellow board members he was stepping down from his four-year term that will expire in June of 2014 because he was moving out of the area to be closer to family. With Bennett's announcement, the question of...
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Moving into retirement mode Bennett served community well
The West Fargo City Commission is losing a good one with the announcement by longtime Commissioner Lou Bennett Monday night that he is relinquishing his position because he will no longer be making his home in the community. In the many years I have covered city government in West...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
City moves forward with Information Technology position
West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve a new city of West Fargo Information Technology (IT) Director position hiring James Anderson to assume duties July 1. The motion also included amending the former contract with NRG, the company that had been...
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Preliminary work moves forward on proposed water treatment plant
West Fargo City Commissioners agreed Monday night to move forward with working language to place a one percent sales tax on the ballot in June 2010 that would be dedicated to fund a water treatment plant that will service the city. With the preliminary draft now in on a proposed...
December 2, 2009 - 8:50am
October 22, 2009
City approves mutual aid agreement with local law enforcement agencies
West Fargo City Commissioners went on record Monday approving an updated mutual aid policy between local law enforcement agencies including Cass County - the Cass County Sheriff's Department, West Fargo Police Department, and Fargo Police Department; and Clay County in Minnesota,...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Commission approves tax exemption increase
Mimicking the city of Fargo's action, West Fargo City Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night to set by resolution and adopt the new residential construction exemption plan, which the state legislative session enacted last year pertaining to new single family units.
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am