Fargo Planning and Development Director seeking public feedback regarding two ordinances

Courtesy: City of Fargo
Courtesy: City of Fargo

(Fargo, ND) -- The City of Fargo is looking to public feedback to potentially change two ordinances which primarily affect the city's downtown area. 

Nicole Crutchfield is Fargo's Director of Planning and Development, and she joined WDAY Midday to speak about the two ordinances in question. Specifically, Fargo is looking to tackle noise and sidewalk "right-of-way" ordinance. Crutchfield says the city is also looking to condense and simplify the process.

"We've been having complaints on j the process of getting a permit and that confusion, so we are trying to simplify that." said Crutchfield, "Folks were bouncing around between the planning department, the health department and the police department."

Crutchfield says the public input phase is ongoing at this time. You can either hand-deliver letters to the city auditor's office at 225 4th Street North, or you can submit an online forum by clicking here

"We have so many stakeholders in our downtown, so we wanted to get the word out, "said Crutchfield, "There's a lot of rumors that we are starting to hear, people thinking we're trying to shut people down, which we are not." 

You can read our initials reporting on the ordinances by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2022