Fargo Park District Finance Director Broc Lietz: Fargo Sports Complex expected to increase property taxes by 4.55 mills

Courtesy: Fargo Park District
Courtesy: Fargo Park District

(Fargo, ND) -- The Fargo Park District is moving forward with new plans to continue construction of the Fargo Sports Complex.

Fargo Park District Finance Director Broc Lietz joined WDAY's The Coffee Club to speak on the upcoming "Phase Two" of the Fargo Sports Complex, following the approval of the district's 2023 budget. The new plans would add two new ice sheets, four basketball hard courts, two community rooms, an indoor play area with birthday rooms, and six indoor pickleball courts, in addition to their previous plans. 

"Phase Two has an estimated cost right now of 53 million dollars, "said Lietz, "It's very important to understand that is a pre-design estimate. There is a lot of work that will happen between now and getting ready to go out to bid."

The sports complex will increase the amount of property taxes Fargo residents will pay going forward. Lietz says a 4.55 mill increase was approved as a part of the 2023 budget, which taxpayers can expect to see impacting property taxes beginning in 2023. 

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022