Voters in Cass County and Fargo will be asked to vote on Nov. 8 on an extension of existing flood-protection-related sales taxes (at the same tax rate) in order to provide a long-term funding source in which to finance the construction of permanent flood protection, including the FM Area Diversion Project.
Below are how the ballots will read in Cass County and Fargo.
Cass County Ballot Language
Shall the Cass County Home Rule Charter be amended to extend the existing flood- protection-related sales, use and gross receipts tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) to be used solely for the engineering, land purchase, construction, and maintenance of flood control measures including the Metro Flood Diversion Project including associated special assessments and indebtedness, through December 31, 2084, and shall be rescinded when all of the costs, obligations and debt for said project have been paid in full and satisfied, whichever event occurs first as provided in Resolution #2016-20 and in the Notice of Proposed Cass County Home Rule Charter Amendment as published in THE FORUM on the 29th day of August, 2016.
Fargo Ballot Language
Shall the city of Fargo’s Home Rule Charter be amended to extend the existing flood-protection-related sales taxes to pay for flood protection, including the Metro Flood Diversion Project and associated special assessments and indebtedness, through December 31, 2084 unless rescinded earlier, after the costs, obligations and debt for said project have been paid as determined by the City Commission, all as provided in the Notice of Proposed Fargo Home Rule Charter Amendment as published in THE FORUM on the ___ day of September, 2016?
- Phase 1 Easement Valuation Study released; Available market data compiled to better-inform mitigation — December 21, 2018
- Diversion Leaders update new State Water Commissioners in Bismarck — August 24, 2017 https://fmdiversion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/image3-300×161.jpg
- Diversion Authority Reviews Updated Costs; Project Costs Including Plan B Expected to be $2.75 Billion — December 3, 2018
- Invitation to Bid: WP-50A_C-111 — April 3, 2019