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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 14,937,811.26 from November 30 to December 31, 2015. 1/6th (14.64% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe...

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

I’m sorry Mr Mahoney, how dumb do you think taxpayers really are? Paying interest and principal on a borrowed $800 million that would...

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,530,334.43 from September 30 to October 31, 2015. 1/7th (13.32% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 4,793,218.74 from August 31 to September 30, 2015. 1/8th (12.9% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

So many questions, too few answers…, taxpayer subsidized buyouts to mitigate a project that does not have federal funding...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

Amidst the controversy generated by 200 – 400 percent buyouts in Oxbow, ND ~ Fargo Diversion Authority documents indicate the current...

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Isn’t it curious that Fargo Diversion Authority members claim this is all “part of the process”…, yet the process...

DPAC: Diversion Project Assessment Committee

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

Even at a modest borrowing rate, the local sales tax won’t cover the interest on a note to cover the federal share. The...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 14th, 2015

POLL VOTE: Fargo’s leaders made a good gamble with $60 million of taxpayers’ money, even after Minnesota formally objected...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 14th, 2015

Disinformation from Fargo Diversion Authority Chairman Darrell Vanyo

Yes Darrell, why did pro-diversion ilk pump $168+ million into the dam and diversion, $60+ million into Oxbow,...

Disinformation from Fargo Diversion Authority Chairman Darrell Vanyo

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 26th, 2015

Bullying has become a well-polished means to an end for the diversion authority. Who would have imagined, ten years ago,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 26th, 2015

Angry Rodger Olson Bullies Clay Commissioner

Perhaps it’s just a feeble attempt at misdirection in hopes of duping some unwitting souls into believing that he does not have that...

Angry Rodger Olson Bullies Clay Commissioner

Garaas Law Firm Letter of Complaint to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne K. Stenehjem

Can the Cass County Joint Water Resource District subject any political subdivision ofthe...

Garaas Law Firm Letter of Complaint to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne K. Stenehjem

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of December 31, 2015

$ 261,996,566.42

Here are the Top 7 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 120,151,042.23 77,207,757.31 42,943,284.92
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 28,848,598.10 23,082,244.20 5,766,353.90
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 25,133,047.86 8,152,686.36 16,980,361.50
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 18,665,819.01 17,390,819.01 1,275,000.00
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,709,063.63 11,560,660.14 6,148,403.49
OXBOW, CITY OF 14,804,345.96 13,839,776.53 964,569.43
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 6,929,000.00 4,650,000.00 2,279,000.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 99.27% of the Total Project Costs
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 92.5% of the Total Project Costs

December 2015 Daily Expenditures $ 481,864.88 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of December 31, 2015

Recent Posts

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

A quick FYI on P3: the up-front cost of P3 is $400 million as the federal share under P3 drops from $850 million to $450 million. So P3 has to generate savings of $400 million (yes, $400,000,000) before it can save you a dime.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting, and had no significant meaning. It was the modern day equivalent of beads & wampum.

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2016 Fargo, ND Flood Forecast

2016 Fargo, ND Flood Forecast

Responsible civic leaders and officials would have restricted development in the area pictured. But instead, the irresponsible talking heads built mutli million dollar schools to drive development where flood water poses the greatest risk.

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Cass County Joint Water Resource District Missing $25.5 Million in Vendor Details

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Missing $25.5 Million in Vendor Details

These are taxpayer dollars, not criminal enterprise, so why use the CCJWRD as an intermediary for placement, layering, and integration as is done in money laundering schemes?

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The Organ Grinders Monkey

The Organ Grinders Monkey

If the entire project is based upon theoretical assumptions, which the USACE openly admits, then the “Expert Opinion Elicitation” (EOE) which relies heavily on those theoretical assumptions is “likewise” no different.

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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 14,937,811.26 from November 30 to December 31, 2015. 1/6th (14.64% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $61.1 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe added that the BRRWD could approve funding for the DNR’s EIS and Fargo in-town projects, but to approve anything more in the 2015 Budget could affect the DNR-BRRWD working relationship.

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FM Diversion Damage Control Raises More Questions

FM Diversion Damage Control Raises More Questions

Does Zavoral’s wealth of experience undermine or subvert Fargo’s ability to keep engineering and project management hands out of taxpayers pockets? What doors, access or influence does Zavoral provide AE2S beyond that of any other employee?

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$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

I’m sorry Mr Mahoney, how dumb do you think taxpayers really are? Paying interest and principal on a borrowed $800 million that would have been a gift from the federal government…, isn’t a savings.

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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 8,572,964.97 from October 31 to November 30, 2015. 1/7th (13.8% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $59 million into OHB ring-dike-levee, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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