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Published June 07, 2011, 08:36 AM

Oxbow residents facing buyouts from the diversion want break on property taxes

Oxbow, ND (WDAY TV) - Some residents facing possible buyouts as a result of the diversion say they want Cass County to give them an 80-percent break on their property taxes.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Oxbow, ND (WDAY TV) - Some residents facing possible buyouts as a result of the diversion say they want Cass County to give them an 80-percent break on their property taxes.

Some folks in Oxbow say because of the planned diversion. Their homes have no value and they want an 80-percent reduction in taxable value.

Oxbow would be wiped out by a potential diversion as the community would see between 5 and 8 additional feet of water during a 100-year flood event. Some residents say it's impossible to sell their homes or even get mortgages in the community.

The county commission will weigh in on the idea during a meeting later this month.

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