City of Monticello
(Official Publication)
Monticello, Minnesota
Notice is hereby given that the Monticello City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on April 28, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the Monticello City Hall to consider adoption of the proposed assessment for the public improvements for Hillside Farm 3rd and 4th Additions, which includes the final lift of pavement on the developments internal streets, sidewalk construction along Deer Street and Bison Avenue, utility adjustments, cluster mailbox placement, trail construction along Fenning Avenue adjacent to the development, internal trail extension north of Deer Street on the east side of the development, installation of conservation easement posts, silt fence removal, cleanup, and other associated appurtenant work. The bid price for constructing the proposed improvements is $208,000.
Assessment Hearing
The special assessments will be assigned to the 47 tax forfeit parcels in Hillside 3rd and 4th Additions prior to public auction and would become payable upon purchase at public auction.
The assessments are proposed to be payable in annual installments extending over a period of 10 years, with the first installment to be payable with the taxes in the year that parcel(s) are returned to the tax rolls, and will bear interest at the estimated rate of 5.25% (percent) per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. The first years installment shall include interest on the full assessment balance from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31st of that year. To each subsequent years installment shall be added interest for the entire year on the unpaid balance.
Process for Objections or Appeals
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Hall offices. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection, signed by the affected property owner, is filed with the municipal clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may, upon such notice, consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting, and give notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the mayor or clerk of the city within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within 10 days after service upon the mayor or clerk.
Prepayment of Assessment
The special assessments will be assigned to the 47 tax forfeit parcels in Hillside 3rd and 4th Additions prior to public auction and would become payable upon purchase at public auction. Payment in full of special assessments when lot(s) are purchased at public auction shall be deemed a prepayment of the assessment and, as such, no additional interest shall be charged.
No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. If paid after 30 days, interest of 5.25% (percent) shall accrue from the date of adoption of the assessment to the payment date. In future years, the property owner may pay to the City of Monticello, the entire amount of the assessment balance remaining after any portion spread with the current years taxes. Such payment must be made on or before November 15th or the payment will be considered toward the next years balance. The right to partially prepay the assessment is not available.
Deferment of Assessments
The City has not elected to adopt an ordinance or resolution establishing a process for deferment of special assessments based on hardship. Please reference Minnesota Statutes 435.193 thru 435.195 for such provisions related to assessment deferrals.
Jeff ONeill, City Administrator
Publish: Monticello Times – April 10th, 2014
Post: April 8th, 2014

4/10/14, Monticello Times, PHN Assessment Notice, 202362

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