So what did the taxpayer get for their $78.5+ million spent thus far?
The Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project has been built on fraud and deceit, as evidenced by the county-wide sales tax vote, the promised Bakke vote, EOE, DPAC, etc.
Oxbow’s Country Club elite were salivating over the high-end Robert Trent Jones plans and the FMDA was looking for a way to buy-off Oxbow and only had to dangle money.
Why should Oxbow be considered a city when it appears they cannot even meet a minimum level of self sufficiency and the lines between the alleged city and Oxbow Country Club are conveniently blurred?
To Jim Nyhof: You have made a direct threat to residents of Bakke (using 81 as the western edge) that is very disheartening.
Even worse is the taxation without representation of any future generation that will be denied their right to accept or reject the tax obligation being imposed upon the yet un-born generations.
As much as it pains me to admit that McFeely got something right…, or at least partially right, the hub-bub over the Kinzler house along Rose Coulee was a fair deal to bring Fargo closer to adequate permanent internal flood protection.
It’s heartbreaking that Fargo’s intimidation extends to the Attorney General’s office. Whether Stenehjem’s political opportunism made him seek the support of Fargo’s political bullies, or whether he truly believes quick-take eminent domain is a useful tool of government is hard to say.
Isn’t it perverse that the natural flood plain land being protected is valued higher than the non-flood plain land being taken to protect it?
Reinvention of the country club, meanwhile, is now estimated to cost the taxpayer $28 million (look for the final number to go higher). The Honorable Man would hang his head in shame. It would be more than he could bear.