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Published February 18, 2014, 09:16 PM

City of Moorhead might include Oakport Township

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Oakport Township could soon become part of the city of Moorhead.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Oakport Township could soon become part of the city of Moorhead.

About 25 years ago, the township and city entered into an agreement to extend water and sewer to township residents.

Within the agreement as of January 2015, the city would take possession of the services in Oakport.

In all, 1,200 residents would be affected.

They say they're concerned about the possible change and want their voices heard.

Jeff Schaumann, Oakport Township Board: “We've come accustom to a certain rural lifestyle and that's not always conducive with city policies and rules. The second is the financial reason. We pride ourselves with the ability to have low taxes and with the annex a lot of our residents will have increases of $4 to $500

A vote is set to take place next week.

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