Amidst the controversy generated by 200 – 400 percent buyouts in Oxbow, ND ~ Fargo Diversion Authority documents indicate the current OHB costs through the end of FY2015 to be $89 – $92 million dollars, with approximately 25 percent of the ring-dike-levee completed.
The “president” of the Home Builders Association F-M, the entity with a a history of PAC (political action committee) donations to measures and candidates “friendly” to development agendas, wants us to believe he’s objective, unbiased or impartial?
Local leadership from Cass County, Fargo, Oxbow, and others have an OPM addiction problem. Other People’s Money (OPM).
OHB project area contains a design feature one foot lower, capable of filling the entire OHB area to the top of the levee within 4.5 hours.
Residents of Oxbow, ND are not homeless and there is sufficient flood protection in place to handle the next flood. So…, do we feel sorry for the hogs at the trough when they squeal?
There has never been an official YES or NO vote on whether the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion should be built and the Fargo Diversion Authority has spent over $191.3 million without valid consent of the public voter.
Isn’t it interesting that the Oxbow County Club received a wire transfer for $10.499 million on January 21st, 2015…, but Oxbow city leaders did nothing to ensure homeowners under the proposed ring-levee-dike receive the same courtesy…
Isn’t it curious that Fargo Diversion Authority members claim this is all “part of the process”…, yet the process appears to be manipulated in favor of those that stand to reap the greatest residual wealth as a result of the project…?
Yes Darrell, why did pro-diversion ilk pump $168+ million into the dam and diversion, $60+ million into Oxbow, $10.5 million into the Oxbow clubhouse…, without turning a shovel of dirt for the diversion channel and simultaneously redirecting funding away from permanent internal flood protection, that could protect the city that exists from the “next flood” that those impatient North Dakota officials want?
Perhaps it’s just a feeble attempt at misdirection in hopes of duping some unwitting souls into believing that he does not have that stank of Fargo/Cass imperialism on his breath…, or not?