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The Mayor's Message

02/08/2021

The Mayor's Message - 02.08.2021

Fargo Cass Public Health, in coordination with the North Dakota National Guard and the North Dakota Department of Health, provides BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid screening for the general public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the former Faith Journey Lutheran Church in West Fargo. The tests are self-administered and results are received in 15 to 30 minutes via text message. Pre-registration is required. For additional information visit the Fargo Cass Public Health website.

At the Fargo Public Library, the outdoor temporary StoryWalk continues on the plaza near the “Sodbuster” statue through February 28 featuring the book “Dancing Feet” by Lindsey Craig; and the online Winter Read-a-Thon program for readers of all ages continues through February 28 where readers can read books to earn chances to enter prize drawings.

The Fargo Police Department's Community Engagement Team will participate in Giving Hearts Day February 11 to raise money for the Badges of Unity Fund, which provides the monetary means to offer youth programming opportunities in the community such as self-defense, boxing, summer camp and outdoors camp. The Fargo Police Department will hold a memorial service on Thursday, February 11 at 11 a.m. in the Commission Chambers to honor the life of Officer Jason Moszer, who lost his life five years ago in the line of duty. The ceremony is open to the public and can also be viewed on the TVFargo.com and City’s broadcasting and social media channels.

There has been a tremendous response to the Solid Waste Department’s new Residential Transfer Station at the landfill. In its first 30 days, the transfer station saw 369 residents who brought in approximately 41 tons of debris, which included 5,400 pounds of cardboard and 6 tons of scrap metal. There was also 1,319 pounds of Christmas lights recycled over the holiday season.

Beginning tonight, The City of Fargo is debuting a new way for community members to stay up to date with actions taken by the City Commission during each of its regular meetings. At the conclusion of the meeting, the City will share a #CommissionWrapUp across its social media platforms that includes interesting topics and actions that took place, why these topics are important and how they may affect Fargo residents and the community. They will be taken from both the consent and regular agenda items.

A few weeks ago, I was proud to present the 2021 State of the City to the FMWF Chamber of Commerce. In the video, five main themes were identified that contribute to a STRONG year ahead for Fargo, including Nurturing the Heart of Our Community, Working for You, Accomplishing Big Things, Striving for Everyday Excellence and Leading the Region. Due to the Chamber’s new format, videos were not permitted at the event; however, Fargo produced a video and has disseminated it across social media to promote the successes of Team Fargo. Over the next few meetings, we will watch individual themes of this video. Tonight, we begin with “Nurturing the Heart of Our Community.”