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Special Assessment meeting to be held for Sheyenne Street project

A number of objections have been received by the city regarding the Sheyenne Street Project

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Paving operations are in full gear on Sheyenne Street in west Fargo. Here is a view of paving on the roadway on the north end of the project. Drone photo courtesy of KLJ Engineering
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WEST FARGO — The city is still determining the special assessment district that will help pay for the 2019 Sheyenne Street Reconstruction project from Beaton Drive to 40th Avenue South.

The Special Assessment Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 to discuss the objections that were submitted Monday, Aug. 8 during a public hearing.

The special assessment district, named District No. 2250, was temporarily drawn to include property owners around the construction area.

The reconstruction project that was finished in three phases over two years, widened the southern half of Sheyenne Street between 13th and 40th Avenues South and reconstructed the Sheyenne Street/Interstate 94 interchange, a state and federal backed project.

The city expected to be responsible for about $26 million of the $61 million project.


In 2018, City Administrator Tina Fisk said the city was looking at assessing all properties south of I-94 to help fund parts of the city's portion of the cost, which could mean special assessments between $2,000 to $3,000 for the average $100,000 home over 25 years. However, she thought those estimates would decrease, possibly even below $2,500, Fisk said.

Special assessments for multifamily and commercial lots are estimated to be about $10,000 to $20,000 per acre.

The meeting will be held in the City Commission chambers at City Hall, 800 4th Ave. E.

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Readers can reach West Fargo editor Wendy Reuer at wreuer@forumcomm.com or 701-241-5530 . Follow her on Twitter @ForumWendy .

As the West Fargo editor, Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum and oversees the production of the weekly Pioneer.
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