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Helmut Schmidt, Published May 12 2010

Deer Creek deal gets board’s OK

The Fargo Park Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve an agreement with the developer of the Deer Creek subdivision to create 12.5 acres of parkland.

The $760,000 cost of two playgrounds, picnic shelters, recreational trails and other amenities will be assessed against 231 acres, said Jim Larson, the district’s director of finance and human resources.

The development is east of County Road 17 and the Sheyenne River, and south of 52nd Avenue South, Larson said.

Construction on the park could begin this year or in 2011, Larson said in a memo to the board.

In other business, the board approved:

The deal is contingent on the water resource district granting a permit or easement to allow a recreational train along the ditch.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583