The citizens of Grand Forks passed a 1/2 cent sales tax for water and roads in November of 2017. The sales tax will expire in 20 years. The collection of the tax began on April 1, 2018 and the city will start receiving allocations from the new sales tax in June 2018.
However, we all want to make sure everyone can be as informed and involved as possible.
Here is a quick video on the work that has already been done.
The new Regional Water Treatment Plant is currently under construction with a completion date of June 2020. The $152 M project is funded by both the State of North Dakota and the City of Grand Forks.
Before the sales tax passed, the City of Grand Forks had budgeted a 6% utility rate increase to pay for our local share of the Water Treatment Plant construction costs. With the new sales tax, the City of Grand Forks amended the budget to a 0% utility rate increase.
To track the progress of the Regional Water Treatment Plant construction CLICK HERE
The City of Grand Forks made a policy change regarding special assessments for road maintenance projects after the sales tax passed. The city will now pay 80% of a projects cost on road maintenance projects.
Here is a list of the road projects this summer that are impacted by the new Water & Roads Sales Tax. For a complete list of 2018 Summer Road Construction Projects CLICK HERE.
N. 39th St. (2200 blk. - 2600 blk.)
27th Ave. N. (3900 blk. to 4100 blk.)
Kingsview 6th Resub.
Crary's 6th Resub.
N. 62nd St. (Gateway Dr. - North 500 feet)
47th Ave. S. (S. 20th St. - Columbia Rd.)
57th Ave. S. (S. Washington St. - S. 11th St.)
Mill & Overlay
N. 20th St. (Gateway Dr. - University Ave.)
S. 20th St. (24th Ave. S. - 32nd Ave. S.)
Belmont Road (Park Dr. - 32nd Ave. S.)
25th Ave. S. (S. 20th St. - S. 19th St.)
S. 19th St. (25th Ave. S. - 27th Ave. S.)
27th Ave. S. (S. 20th St. - 28th Ave. S.)
62nd Ave. S. (Washington St. - Belmont Rd)
Cherry St. (4th Ave. S. - 11th Ave. S.)
17th Ave. S. (Intersection of S. 12th St.)
Concrete Panel Repair & Grinding
Belmont Rd (17th Ave. S. - Park Dr.)
Belmont Rd (32nd Ave. S. - 47th Ave. S.)
11th Ave. S. (S. 30th St. - S. 42nd St.)
N. 69th St. (Near English Coulee Diversion Bridge)
N. Columbia Rd. & 10th Ave. N. Intersection Improvements
2018 Asphalt Street Repairs (Non-special assessed spot repairs)
2018 Concrete Street Repairs (Non-special assessed spot repairs)
As summer road construction gets underway, CLICK HERE to sign up road construction updates from the city.