(April 28, 2020) NOTICE OF HEARING ON ASSESSMENTS FOR PROJECT NOS.
(April 28, 2020)
NOTICE OF HEARING ON ASSESSMENTS FOR PROJECT NOS. 2001-A, 2001-B,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Willmar, Minnesota, will meet in the Board Room, Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd Street NE, Willmar, Minnesota, on the 18th day of May, 2020, at 7:01 p.m. to consider objections to the proposed assessments for Project Nos. 2001-A, 2001-B, and 2003-A of the 2020 Street and Other Improvements heretofore ordered by the City Council. If it is determined an in-person meeting cannot be held, a news release will be issued and the public may call in by dialing 320-335-7135 if they wish to speak during the hearing.
The proposed assessment roll is on file with the Clerk and open to public inspection.
The area proposed to be assessed consists of every lot, piece or parcel of land benefited by said improvement, which has been ordered made, and is as follows:
City, State and Zip
The total estimated cost of the assessable improvements are $2,933,850.72; the City's share of the Project is $2,193,973.77 (not as a benefited property owner) and $730,399.45 which will be specially assessed against private property of which $____________ is proposed to be assessed against private property supposedly owned by yourself and described above. The estimated rate of interest to be accrued if the assessment is not prepaid within the required time period is TBD percent.
Written or oral objections will be considered at the hearing.
An owner of property to be assessed may appeal the assessment to the district court of Kandiyohi County pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.081, by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within 10 days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment adopted by the City Council unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing in the manner prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.061.
Once special assessment rolls have been approved, property owners have the option of either paying the total amount of their assessment within a prescribed prepayment period without interest or of paying it in ten annual installments with interest added. If the property owner pays the entire amount of the assessment within the prescribed prepayment period ending October 31, 2020, he/she shall pay the amount shown in this notice. Payments made between November 1 and November 15, 2020 will be in the amount shown plus daily interest for each day from the date of borrowing of September 1, 2020, until the day payment is received. For property owners electing not to pay the full amount by
November 15, 2020, the assessment plus interest will be added to your property taxes over a ten-year period. The first year's interest will be charged at a rate of 4.30 percent, calculated on the full principal amount from the date of the bond sale through December 31, 2021 (approximately 18 months).
In all subsequent installment years, the property owner must pay the principal installment plus twelve (12) months of interest, which would have accrued to December 31 of the year for which the payment was certified for collection.
Under provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 435.193 to 435.195, the City may, at its discretion, defer the payment of assessments for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older or retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. This deferment must be applied for prior to October 31 of any year in which the property owner qualifies for deferment. The deferred assessment plus applicable interest becomes due upon the death of owner, sale of property, loss of homestead status, or when hardship can no longer be claimed. Applications are available at the City Clerk's office at 333 SW 6th Street.
Adoption by the City Council of the proposed assessment may be taken at the hearing.
If the assessment amount, interest rate, and terms of payments are adopted consistent with this notice, said notice shall constitute your final notice of assessment.
Dated this 20th day of April, 2020
BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
/s/ Judy Thompson