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Published August 10, 2011, 07:01 PM

Fargo to vote on additional half cent sales tax

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo is still in the process of building it's protection up to 43 feet.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo is still in the process of building it's protection up to 43 feet. Today, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walker announced he will ask Fargo taxpayers to extent a half-cent infrastructure sales tax to pay for that interim protection. This would go toward the $200 million needed to protect up to 43 feet. It would be on top of half-cent sales tax levied by the city of Fargo AND the half-cent sales tax levied by Cass County to pay for the proposed diversion.

Dave Piepkorn – Fargo City Commissioner: “I’m hesitant because I think if we start getting a bunch more money in, it's a lot easier, but I'm not sure that's the most wise thing to do at this point.”

Mayor Dennis Walaker – Fargo Mayor: “Somebody may question, why do we need that with the diversion, well do we know there's going to be a diversion? I don't know.”

The vote wouldn't be until sometime next year.

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