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Gene S. Johnson, Fargo, letter: Fargo southside flood plan is unfair

The Fargo southside flood control project is unfair to the residents between Interstate 94 and 30th Avenue South. We residents in this area are in the 500-year flood plain, and we will be paying almost as much as those south of 30th Avenue who ar...

The Fargo southside flood control project is unfair to the residents between Interstate 94 and 30th Avenue South. We residents in this area are in the 500-year flood plain, and we will be paying almost as much as those south of 30th Avenue who are in the 100-year flood plain. We will be assessed for flood protection we don't need. If we flood, so will everyone north of I-94 unless they do what a city employee told me after the meeting. He told me if it floods in our area, they will dike the underpasses and the interstate and flood us out.

I live one block south of the interstate and will be assessed between $1,700 and $2,600, and if I pay for this over 25 years at6.5 percent interest, it will cost me between $3,400 and $5,200.

I feel this is a big ripoff and will be voting against it. I hope my neighbors do the same.

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