Publish October 6, 2021
ORDINANCE NO. 857
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING PROPERTY LOCATED
ALONG CSAH 22
(BROWER) TO THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF
THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA
WHEREAS, a majority of the property owners of the lands described below have petitioned the Alexandria City Council to annex this territory to the City of Alexandria, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 414.033, Subdivision 5, and
WHEREAS, the property is directly adjacent to and abutting of the Alexandria City Limits and
WHEREAS, the property is not presently part of any incorporated city, and
WHEREAS, the property consists of platted land in LaGrand Township, Douglas County, containing approximately 0.55 acres in one (1) parcel owned by two (2) property owners, and
WHEREAS, the Alexandria City Council finds that the property is suburban in character by surrounding development and usage and is not currently served by municipal water services, and
WHEREAS, the City of Alexandria has received a Waiver of Objection to Annexation Petition from LaGrand Township,
NOW, THEREFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION I: That the Corporate Limits of the City of Alexandria are hereby extended to include land as described and the same is hereby annexed and included within the City.
SECTION Il: That the territory to be annexed is described in the attached Exhibit A, and located within Section 12, Twp, 128, Range 38.
SECTION Ill: That this Ordinance provides for reimbursement to LaGrand Township of the property taxes payable to said Township in the following manner: The Township share of property taxes as of the effective date of this Ordinance is $477.42 which the Township shall retain for 2021. The City shall provide reimbursement to include 50% ($238.71) of that share in 2022 and 50% ($238.71) of that share in 2023, which shall be the final year of such reimbursement.
SECTION IV: That this ordinance provides for reimbursement to LaGrand Township of all special assessments assigned to the property by the Township prior to the effective date of this Ordinance and any portion of debt incurred by the Township prior to the annexation and attributable to the property to be annexed but for which no special assessments are outstanding. Such reimbursement to be made in equal installments in 2022 and 2023 and to be based upon an accounting of such assessments or debt attributable to the property as provided to the City by the Township; such accounting to be made not less than 90 days following the effective date of this Ordinance.
SECTION V: That the City Clerk is directed to file copies of this ordinance with State of Minnesota, the Douglas County Auditor and the LaGrand Township Board of Supervisors.
SECTION VI: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, publication and approval by the State of Minnesota.
ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Minnesota, this 27th day of September, 2021, by the following vote:
YES: FRANZEN, THALMAN, ALLEN, BENSON, WIENER
/s/ Bobbie K. Osterberg,
ATTEST: /s/ Mary Schultz,