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home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
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West fargo city commission
March 21, 2012
Commission approves exemptions for 2012
West Fargo City Commissioners reviewed the extension of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and new industry exemptions for 2012 Monday night before taking action on respective requests to approve or disapprove as recommended after study by the West Fargo Economic Development Advisory...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
'City on the Grow': Another great year for West Fargo
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern presented his annual "State of the City" address Monday night recognizing the year 2011 as one of ongoing change and expansion thanking fellow commissioners, department heads and city staff for their contributions in continuing to make West Fargo "a city...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
City okays amended agreement with Costco
West Fargo City Commissioners went on record Monday night approving an amended agreement between the city and Costco relating to Improvement District No. 1234 that will provide assurances that their new West Fargo store will open on time without any distractions. Used to moving...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Simmons seeking third commission term
West Fargo City Commissioner Mark Simmons has announced he will be seeking a third four-year term in the City's Primary Election Tuesday, June 12. As an incumbent City Commissioner, Simmons has worked hard to represent the views of West Fargo residents by listening to their thoughts...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
February 1, 2012
City approves IT equipment purchase
By Karen Huber The city will be installing some new equipment in the IT Department that is expected to be up and running the end of February that will enhance the way they do business. West Fargo City Commissioners approved Monday night the purchase of IT equipment and software,...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Commission OKs city tax financing district
A property owner's request to bear the financial burden for site improvements sounded almost too good to be true to West Fargo city commissioners during Monday's meeting. The city commission unanimously approved The Nordick Group's request for a tax increment financing district...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
September 1, 2010
WF approves preliminary budget; no tax increase expected
West Fargo City Commissioners approved the preliminary budget totaling $32,373,224 for calendar year 2011 during regularly scheduled Monday night meeting action. The adoption, as it sits, holds the line on any tax increase, keeping the mill levy at 91.47, the same as the previous...
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
City committed to holding the line
If West Fargo City Commissioners adopt the preliminary budget for 2011 as proposed at their final meeting two weeks ago (and in all likelihood they will) the result for the second year running will be a zero tax increase in the mill levy for city residents with the figure remaining...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Preliminary 2011 budget talks begin
West Fargo City Commissioners opened their first round of 2011 budget talks Monday night reviewing the general fund which has its beginning total set at $7,946,970, about a 5.2 percent increase over last year. The goal of the commission this year, as in the past, is to keep any...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 23, 2010
West Fargo settles with contractor for $175,000
Following a 20-minute executive session meeting Monday night, West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously to agree to a settlement claim with Riley Brothers Construction, Morris, Minn., in the amount of $175,000 regarding claims involving a 32nd Avenue box culvert project. According...
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
WF commission agrees to fund start-up costs for senior center
West Fargo's senior population, estimated at nearly 4,000, is one step closer to having their own center to meet, socialize and enjoy a nutritious onsite meal. West Fargo City Commissioners approved a $9,000 request Monday night to subsidize a senior citizen's center program from...
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Q&A with West Fargo City Commission candidates
Question: Why are you running for election/re-election to the City Commission, and what sets you apart from other candidates? Lou Bennett: I feel there are many things I have been involved in through the planning stages have not been completed. My eight years of experience in the...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Hanson files for City Commission seat
Another hopeful has made a bid for one of the two open West Fargo city commission spots. Current West Fargo School Board member Duane Hanson...
March 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Lewis announces bid for commission post
Richard Lewis, retired from a 33-year career with the Cass County Highway Department in West Fargo, has announced his bid for one of the two open positions on the West Fargo City Commission, filing the necessary paperwork Monday. He and his wife, Carol, are two-year residents of...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am