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CITY OF NEWPORTNOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 4:20pm

Newport, Minnesota - July 17, 2013.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Newport will meet in the Council chambers of the City Hall at 5:30 PM on August 1, 2013, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the City funded portion of the 2013 City of Woodbury Roadway Rehabilitation Project, the improvement of Century Avenue between County Hwy 20 (Military Road) and Wild Canyon Drive and between Howkins Road and Kalen Drive by regrading, reconstructing to improve the road surface, and drainage. Adoption by the City Council of the proposed assessment of the properties abutting Century Avenue between County Hwy 20 (Military Road) and Wild Canyon Drive and between Howkins Road and Kalen Drive may occur at the hearing.
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Newport will meet in the Council chambers of the City Hall at 5:30 PM on August 1, 2013, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the 2013 Street Improvement Project (Improvement No. 2013-01), an improvement of Ford Road from Hastings Avenue to 8th Avenue, 8th Avenue from Ford Road to 18th Street, 18th Street from Hastings Avenue to Harvard Place, 21st Street from 200 feet west of 8th Avenue to Barry Drive, Barry Drive, Ellen Court, Terrace Road, Mark Court, and 10th Avenue from Terrace Road to 18th Street by regrading and improving the road surfaces and stormwater conveyance system. Adoption by the City Council of the proposed assessment of the properties abutting Ford Road from Hastings Avenue to 8th Avenue, 8th Avenue from Ford Road to 18th Street, 18th Street from Hastings Avenue to Harvard Place, 21st Street from 200 feet west of 8th Avenue to Barry Drive, Barry Drive, Ellen Court, Terrace Road, Mark Court, and 10th Avenue from Terrace Road to 18th Street 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 2014, and will bear interest at the rate of 5.5 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2013. To each subsequent 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, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City of Newport. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time thereafter, pay to the City of Newport the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31st of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15th or interest will be charged through December 31st 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 5.5 percent per year.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the City Administrator\'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 Administrator prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The 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 Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195, 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, one retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability, or a member of the National Guard or other reserves ordered to active military service 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 Ordinance, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law, may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the City Administrator for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on his/her property.
An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. §§ 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Administrator 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 Administrator.
Deb Hill
City Administrator
Published in the South Washington County Bulletin on July 17 and July 24, 2013.


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