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Situational Ethics Part 6

Situational Ethics Part 6

After reading Mr. Nyhof’s letter to Terry Birkenstock (USACE) several times, I cannot not find any word or phrase, specifically requesting his city be saved.

Situational Ethics Part 5

Situational Ethics Part 5

Oxbow Levee Certification is a Sham Argument: The underlying quandary that exists with the overall OHB (Oxbow, Hickson, Bakke) project is that there is no written assurance that FEMA will accept or “certify” the OHB ring levee when it is completed.

Situational Ethics Part 4

Situational Ethics Part 4

Oxbow has experienced a greater than 100 year flood in 2006 and 2009, and exceeded the 500 year flood level in 2009 by 7.32 inches.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 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 or turned a shovel of dirt for the diversion channel.

Situational Ethics Part 3

Situational Ethics Part 3

Mr. Nyhof is attempting to justify 40 home buyouts versus a 240 home count that never existed in Oxbow. The 40 home buyouts, notwithstanding, would have left only 64 remaining home buyouts in Oxbow. A far cry from the 240 that Mr. Nyhof implied in his hyperbole.

Situational Ethics Part 2

Situational Ethics Part 2

Not only did Oxbow, ND exceed the FEMA and USACE 100 year flood stream-flows in 2009…, it exceeded the FEMA 500 year flood level as well.

Situational Ethics Part 1

Situational Ethics Part 1

If the city of Oxbow is truly at risk of a 2009 level or greater flood event, why would the Oxbow mayor be so carelessly “ineffective” and prioritize a full 18 holes of golf course play over the safety of his city residents?

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,415,358.87 from May 31st to June 30th, 2015. 1/9th (11.11% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

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 OHB costs through the end of FY2015 to be $89 – $92 million dollars, with approximately 25 percent of the ring-dike-levee completed.

FM Home Builders President Letter A Shameless Attempt To Justify Greed

FM Home Builders President Letter A Shameless Attempt To Justify Greed

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?