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The West Fargo City Commission confirmed the special assessments for the following projects during the Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, meeting:
The City Commission voted to table the decision to confirm the special assessments for Project No. 2241, Fifth Street W. Extension, to the Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, meeting.
Information about these projects is available at https://www.westfargond.gov/1021/Special-Assessment-Projects. Once the City Commission confirms the special assessments, the City certifies the special assessment amounts the following day.
The special assessment balance for each projects is now available to view per property at https://www.westfargond.gov/518/Property-Information. Certified special assessments may be paid interest-free for the first 10 days after they become certified by contacting the City of West Fargo Finance Department at 701-433-5300. The interest-free payment window for these projects is Oct. 6, 2020, through Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Only special certified assessments can be paid. Pending special assessments are estimates only.
Following those 10 days, the city will amortize the principal amount over a 25-year term and interest will accrue on the outstanding balance. An annual special assessment installment payment is included in the property owner’s Cass County consolidated tax statement and due with property taxes.
If a landowner is still aggrieved with the special assessment allocation list after it is confirmed by the West Fargo City Commission, they may appeal to a district court.