Public Notices, July 23, 2021
(July 23, 2021)
Notice of Hearing on Final Special Assessment Roll
Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 100 North Broadway in the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, 56073 to consider and adopt the final special assessment prepared by the City Manager to defray the cost of the following improvements:
Final Assessment Roll for the 2020 Surface Reconstruction Project
The improvements constructed on this project that are being specially assessed at this time are as follows:
1. 8th North Street from Garden Street to Franklin Street
2. 2nd South Street from Front Street to Valley Street
3. 7th South Street from Washington Street to Railroad tracks
4. 9th South Street from Front Street to Valley Street
5. Washington Street from 16th to 17th North Street
Total 12 blocks
The proposed assessment rolls are on file for public inspection at the City Finance Department. The following is a summary of the costs of these improvements:
To Be Assessed
2020 Surface Reconstruction Project
Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a signed, written objection is filed with the Finance Director prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.
After the public hearing the City Council may adopt the proposed special assessment roll. You will have 30 days from the adoption date to pay the entire final special assessment amount without interest to the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. After such time, you may pay to the County Auditor the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, plus the interest accrued to December 31st of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment to the County must be made before November 15th or interest will be charged through December 31st of the succeeding year. The unpaid balance of any assessment will be levied by Brown County and will be collected as an assessment on your property tax statement over a ten (10) year period along with a 2.60% percent simple interest charge on the unpaid balance.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Finance Director of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or Finance Director.
Under Minnesota Statutes 435.193 to 435.195 the Council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older for whom it would be a hardship to make these payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided by law, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law and City Code Section 2.80 adopted under it may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment apply to the Finance Director on such forms as are prescribed by the County Auditor for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his property.
Questions regarding the proposed assessment should be directed to the City Engineer’s Office at (507) 359-8380.
By Order of the City Council
Dated at New Ulm, Minnesota this 15th day of June 2021
Nicole L. Jorgensen