Special Assessments Taskforce
The taskforce will review the history of special assessments in Fargo, including current and past funding methodologies for green field development and upgrading existing infrastructure.
The taskforce will research, review and recommend innovative financing options to include a potential elimination of current voter-approved sales tax special assessment funding practices and replacement with other financing options.
Special Assessments Taskforce – Public Forums + Online Survey
Two public forums were held to gather the public’s input on Fargo’s special assessment processes and funding strategies on June 18 and 20.
View the information presented at the public forums.
If you could not attend one of the forums, the taskforce encourages you to watch the recorded meetings, and submit your thoughts on the online survey to express your opinions to City leaders. Comments will be received through Friday, June 28.
Special Assessments Taskforce Public Forums Videos
June 18 Special Assessments Taskforce Public Forum
June 20 Special Assessments Taskforce Public Forum
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney has appointed fourteen individuals to the City of Fargo Special Assessment Taskforce. City Commissioner Tony Grindberg will chair the taskforce and will have voting rights to break any tie votes with taskforce recommendations. The City of West Fargo representative is an active participant in the process, but not a voting member.
Meeting Schedule & Location
Taskforce meetings are open to the public and a quorum of City Commissioners may be present at any or all meetings. Agendas and minutes for the taskforce will be available online.
People with disabilities who plan to attend the meeting and need special accommodations should contact the City Commission Office or call at 701.241.1310 or TDD at 701.241.8258. Please contact us at least 48 hours before the meeting to give our staff adequate time to make arrangements.