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CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE NOTICE OF ASSESSMENTS

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 11:20pm

CITY OF COTTAGE GROVE
WASHINGTON COUNTY,
MINNESOTA
PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS FOR
THE HINTON AVENUE
RECLAMATION
(Highland Area, District B) PROJECT
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 2, 2013 to consider and possibly adopt the proposed assessment for improvements to certain tax parcels of real estate pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.061 as follows:
Project Name: The Hinton Avenue Reclamation Project located between 70th and 80th Street.
The total cost of the project is $1,756,439 and amount to be assessed is $309,655.26.
The proposed assessment rolls are 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 and City Code 1-10-4, 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 18th day of September 2013.
BY ORDER OF THE COTTAGE GROVE CITY COUNCIL
s/Caron M. Stransky
City Clerk
9/18/2013