Publish April 6, 2012
NOTICE OF HEARING ON
PROPOSED ASSESSMENT FOR
THOMAS DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS
April 6, 2012
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the Alexandria City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012, in the Council Chambers in the Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway, to consider and possibly adopt the proposed assessment against abutting properties for the street paving and drainage improvements to Thomas Drive between South Oak Knoll Drive and East Oak Knoll Drive. Adoption by the Alexandria City Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.
Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 10 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2013, and will bear interest at the rate of 7 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of this assessment. To each installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.
You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the entire assessment on such property to the City Clerk. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at anytime thereafter pay to the City Clerk the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above, the rate of interest that will apply is 7 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment is not available.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Clerk’s office. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The City Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.
Under Minnesota Statutes §435.193 to 435.195 and City Resolution No. 03-57, the City 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 the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law and Resolution No. 03-57, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this Resolution No. 03-57, may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the City Clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on the affected property.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §429.081 by serving notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk 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 City Clerk.
/s/ Jim Taddei, City Clerk
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