May 03, 2016

                 2013 City of the Year4 Award by North Dakota Leauge of Cities

         2013 City of the Year

The City of West Fargo was awarded the 2013 City of the Year by the North Dakota League of Cities. The ND League of Cities cited West Fargo's rapid growth of its school system, industrial park, and subdivisions as some of the reasons for the award.

West Fargo, with an estimated population of 30,000, is one of the fastest growing communities in North Dakota with a growth rate of 72.9% between 2000 and 2010. We are proud of our student oriented school district, accessible park facilities, and a variety of housing options. All these features and more help to make the community of West Fargo an ideal city for your home. Boasting opportunities for both families and businesses, West Fargo combines all the benefits of a small town atmosphere but also remains competitive in the growing metropolitan area of Fargo/Moorhead. Welcome to the City on the Grow!

 

The City of West Fargo contracts with Waste Management for the collection, transportation and processing of Residential Single Sort Curbside Recycling. 

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2016 Recycling Calendar

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Apr 28 Thu

Opioid overdose is a life threatening condition created by excessive opioid levels within a person’s circulatory system. Examples of opioids are: morphine, heroin, fentanyl, tramadol, oxycodone, and methadone. Opioids, because of their effect on the part of the brain that regulates breathing, may cause a person to develop ineffective breathing or cause complete respiratory arrest and death. The signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose often include: a decreased level of consciousness for the person; the person’s eyes exhibiting pinpoint sized pupils; and respiratory depression. Other symptoms can include seizures and muscle spasms.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Apr 13 Wed

A signature collection campaign is underway to place the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act on the November 8 ballot. The measure can be viewed on the North Dakota Secretary of State web site sos.nd.gov under the Ballot Measures link or by going directly to https://vip.sos.nd.gov/pdfs/measures%20Info/Petitions%20Being%20Circulated/11.30.2015.NDCCA.Final.wPetitionTitle&Changes.pdf

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Apr 04 Mon

State legislators are battling a lethal epidemic that is killing more people a year than motor vehicle crashes. More than 47,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2014—18,900 from prescription painkillers and 10,600 from heroin, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Heroin overdoses alone have quadrupled since 2000.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Mar 30 Wed

Rising prison and jail populations have resulted in significant discussion on creating alternatives to incarceration for drug related crimes. An often highlighted solution is addiction treatment. In one scenario an order of treatment would be entered in place of the defendant being jailed. Another approach is to decriminalize certain offenses currently listed within the North Dakota Century Code as being illegal. For the proposed solution of addiction treatment to be successful, a sufficient number of addiction treatment providers must be available throughout North Dakota.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Mar 23 Wed

Patrol officers of the West Fargo Police Department responded to a report of a man with a handgun at the Rodeway Inn, 731 West Main Avenue on 18 March at about 1 PM. Following the discharge of a handgun by the suspect, the incident would evolve into a 5 ½ hour armed standoff with the suspect isolated in a motel room.

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Posted Apr 14 Thu

The City of West Fargo is accepting applications for police officer positions.

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources
Posted Feb 25 Thu

The City of West Fargo Planning and Community Development Department is accepting applications for a part-time internship.

Author: Human Resources Staff Department: Human Resources

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Mar 14 Mon

Are you passionate about the library and the role it plays in our community?

Author: Public Library Staff Department: Library
Jan 14 Thu

Visitors Committee is looking for applicants.

Author: Economic Development Staff Department: Economic
Jan 13 Wed

Planning and Zoning Commission looking for applicants.

Author: Planning Department Staff Department: Planning

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May 03 Tue

The craft beer industry is booming in the area.

Author: Economic Development Staff Department: Economic
Apr 28 Thu

The City of West Fargo invites all residents to attend our annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Author: Public Works Staff Department: Public Works
Apr 25 Mon

Due to 40th Ave. construction the compost/recycling site that was located on 40th and Sheyenne St. has been moved. It is temporarily relocated at 3730 12th St. W. and will be at this location until construction is done.

Author: Public Works Staff Department: Public Works
Apr 19 Tue

Join us as the City is presented with this honorable designation.

Author: City Administrator Department: Administrator
Apr 18 Mon

On April 19th, 2016 West Fargo Public Works will be lifting spring road restrictions.

Author: Public Works Staff Department: Public Works

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The City of West Fargo contracts with Waste Management for the collection, transportation and processing of Residential Single Sort Curbside Recycling. 

Recycling Collection Days Map

2016 Recycling Calendar

 

Garbage Day Change Notice

The City of West Fargo has approved a new garbage route. These new routes change the days of the week for garbage pickup for some residents. This New schedule starts on March 23rd 2015.

Click here to see a PDF map of the changes.

To see the interactive map see below. On some computers you will need to expand the legend to get the colors. This can be accomplished by clicking in the upper left hand corner the two sideways triangles right above the zoom in and zoom out.


 



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There was an open house on April 7th at the West Fargo City Hall to inform the public about upcoming projects. We plan to do this yearly.

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Modifying a 2.5-mile stretch of the rural, two-lane 12th Avenue North into a new urban corridor.

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This is a city-wide sidewalk improvement project.

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The road has been reconstructed from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane urban roadway.

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This project will modify the 1-mile stretch of rural, two-lane 32nd Avenue West into a new urban corridor.

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This multi-phase project will modify the 1-mile stretch of rural, two-lane 40th Avenue West into a new urban corridor.

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This multiple phase project involves utilities, a storm water retention pond, and paving.

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As part of the Christianson 3rd Addition project, the roadway and utilities are being extended for the new commercial development.

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West Fargo will deactivate groundwater supply (wells) and receive potable water from City of Fargo

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This project includes the realignment of County Road 19 (9th Street Northwest) to improve sight distances and traffic conflicts at the intersection with 12th Avenue Northwest and the Drain 21 area.

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This is a two-phase project involving road and utility work.

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This is a 2-phase storm sewer project needed to accommodate future development in Fargo.

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This project includes the construction of a new elevated water storage tank on the city lot adjacent to the city’s sanitation facility.

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Headquarters to manage the ever-changing supply and demand of topsoil and clay for city projects within West Fargo. Materials are for buying, selling or trading. Contact Matt Welle at Moore Engineering to get added to the list: 701.282.4692 or mwelle@mooreengineeringinc.com.

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New Water Source Project

The City of West Fargo is truly “A City on the Grow!” Our population has grown very quickly since the year 2000. Unfortunately, the aquifer that has supplied the City’s water cannot continue to meet the needs of our growing population, which is currently estimated at over 30,000 people. The City of West Fargo decided in 2015 to begin purchasing water from the City of Fargo as it is the most economical option for the City and its residents. 

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The City of West Fargo’s population has grown very quickly since the year 2000. Unfortunately, the aquifer that has supplied the City’s water cannot continue to meet the needs of our growing population, which is currently estimated at over 30,000 people.

The City of West Fargo looked into several options before deciding in 2015 to begin purchasing water from the City of Fargo in 2016 because it is the most economical option for the City and its residents. If the City of West Fargo had decided to build a new Water Treatment Plant, water bills were projected to increase by $9.29 per 1000 gallons to pay for the new infrastructure.
The City of Fargo plans to begin pumping water into West Fargo’s water distributions system starting in June 2016. Throughout the month of June, a final flush of the system will be completed before the new water supply is distributed throughout West Fargo.
West Fargo customers will continue to receive a utility bill from the City of West Fargo. An average customer’s water bill of 5,000 gallons per month will increase by about $16.25.
There are no health concerns associated with the transition to Fargo’s water supply as it contains a similar concentration of chloramine (chlorine and ammonia) disinfectant residual as West Fargo’s water. The water from the Fargo Water Treatment Plant is safe to consume for the general public as well as vulnerable populations such as the elderly, infants, or those with chronic health problems. The City of Fargo’s most recent WaterQuality Report can be accessed here. The report indicates no violations of the EPA’s drinking water limits.