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Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 6)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 6)

What happens when taxpayers get to pay sales tax and tax assessments for local and federal share for the dam, diversion and then flood insurance?

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 5)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 5)

Rather ignominious to bellyache that people need a flood so that Pawluk and his ilk can pompously deliver a “WE TOLD YOU SO”, when they’ve had SIX LONG YEARS to complete internal flood protection and help those 20,000 property owners avoid FEMA flood insurance,

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 4)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 4)

It is unfortunate that the very agencies that should be working in tension to each other are expected acquiesce or be cast out, much like what happened with the Buffalo Red River Watershed District and West Fargo.

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.

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.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $22,456,624.30 from April 30th to May 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/9 (10.69% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 21st, 2015

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 recent assessment vote that passed, despite a majority of property owners voting against it, does not provide any new money for the project. It only allows them to borrow more.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $7,269,195.32 from March 31st to April 30th, 2015. Nearly 1/10 ( 9.84 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 9th, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 9th, 2015

Cass County taxpayers receiving an assessment ballot and an “invitation” to support Fargo’s Diversion learned that the election is fixed. The un-elected Cass County Joint Water Board deciders stacked the deck Soviet-style, the vote is a sham and the outcome pre-determined.

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