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Assessment appeals meetings scheduled

Property owners in Washington County towns and cities who disagree with the assessed value of their property will have an opportunity to appeal their case at 2010 Open Book Meetings in April, according to an announcement made at the Feb. 16 meeting of the St. Paul Park City Council.

Property owners who live in townships will be able to appeal assessments at local board meetings, according to the county assessor's office. For details, call the assessor's office at (651) 275-8645.

"If you plan to legally challenge the assessment of your property, it's best to go prepared," said council member Steve Hunstad.

Open Book Meetings are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

- Thursday, April 8, at Cottage Grove City Hall;

- Wednesday, April 14, at Oakdale City Hall;

- Thursday, April 22, Woodbury City Hall; and

- Wednesday, April 28, at the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater.