Public Hearings

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED REASSESSMENT

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Rice Lake, Minnesota, will meet at 6:00 p.m. on the 23rd day of October, 2017, or soon thereafter at the Rice Lake City Hall, 4107 W. Beyer Road, Rice Lake, Minnesota, to pass upon the proposed reassessment of costs related to the installation of water and sewer pipes related to municipal improvements abutting the property located on Rice Lake Road, Rice Lake, Minnesota.  The reassessment is authorized by Minn. Stat. § 429.071, Subd. 4, following the tax forfeiture and subsequent sale of the properties to be assessed.  The property proposed to be assessed is located at 4792 Rice Lake Road, Rice Lake, Minnesota and is described as follows:

S 1/2 of N 1/2 of N 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4

The proposed assessment is on file for public inspection in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall.  The total amount of the proposed assessment is $30,793.29.  Adoption of the proposed assessment by the City Council may be taken at the hearing.  Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting.  No appeal may be taken as to the amount of the assessment unless a written objection, signed by the property owner, is filed with the City Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.

An owner may appeal an assessment to the District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 429.081 by serving written notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court within ten (10) days after service upon the Mayor or City Clerk.

Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 through 435.195 authorize a municipality to defer the payment of assessments against homestead property owned by persons 65 years of age and older, or who are retired because of permanent and total disability under circumstances where it would be a hardship for such person to make the assessment payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due.  Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law and Rice Lake’s ordinances may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the City Clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on said owner’s property.

Joan Jauss
City Clerk
City of Rice Lake