CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE
PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS FOR
WEED ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS
Notice is given that the City Council of Cottage Grove, Minnesota will meet in the City Council Chambers, 12800 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove, MN at 7:30 p.m. on October 16, 2013 to consider the proposed assessment for improvements to certain tax parcels of real estate pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.061 as follows:
Project Name: Weed Ordinance Violations
It is proposed to assess all of the lots and parcels benefited by said action which includes weed removal per ordinance 4-3-1 and 4-3-2.
The total cost per lot is:
The proposed assessment roll is now on file for public inspection at the Clerk\'s Office, 12800 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Written and oral objections will be considered at the hearing.
No appeal may be taken as to the amount of the 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.
An owner may appeal an assessment to the District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.081, by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or the 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 Clerk.
Under Minnesota Statutes, Section 435.193 to 435.195, the Cottage Grove City Council may defer the payment of the special assessments for any homestead property owned by any person sixty five (65) years of age or older, retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or owned by a person who is a member of the Minnesota National Guard or other military reserves who is ordered into active military service, as defined in Minnesota statue 190.05, subdivision 5b or 5c, as stated in the person\'s military orders, for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. The option to defer the payment of special assessments shall terminate and all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest, shall become due upon the occurrence of any of the following events: (a) the death of the owner, provided that the spouse is otherwise not eligible for the benefits hereunder; (b) the sale, transfer, or subdivision of the property or any part thereof; (c) if the property should for any reason lose its homestead status; or (d) if for any reason the taxing authority deferring the payments shall determine that there would be no hardships to require immediate or partial payment.
Dated this 2nd day of October, 2013.
BY ORDER OF THE COTTAGE GROVE CITY COUNCIL