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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?

Money, The Drug of Choice

Money, The Drug of Choice

Local leadership from Cass County, Fargo, Oxbow, and others have an OPM addiction problem. Other People’s Money (OPM).

OHB Design Flaw Negates Stated Flood Protection

OHB Design Flaw Negates Stated Flood Protection

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.

Moorhead Residents Concerned Over Fargo Development Project

Moorhead Residents Concerned Over Fargo Development Project

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.

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.

Oxbow ND Leaders Wrong on City's Plight

Oxbow ND Leaders Wrong on City’s Plight

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…

Letter: Re-evaluating the Need for the FM Diversion

Letter: Re-evaluating the Need for the FM Diversion

Oxbow had already built a dike system after 2009 which would have protected the city to another similar record flood. But instead of pointing this out, the Diversion Authority instead bought out Oxbow’s strong opposition to the diversion project by offering a new golf course, new clubhouse, and additional housing, and cowardly Oxbow leaders took the check and ran.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 14th, 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 to the project?

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.

Disinformation from Fargo Diversion Authority Chairman Darrell Vanyo

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, $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?

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