The City Council is hosting a public hearing in Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. on proposed assessments for miscellaneous unpaid fees. The unpaid fees include water, sanitary sewer, surface water, recycling, street lights, fiber optic, solid waste, and property abatements.
Proposed assessments are on file for public inspection with the North St. Paul Finance Director. Written or oral objections will be considered at the hearing. The total amounts of proposed assessments are $22,439.59. Individualized mailed notices are being sent to property owners of record proposed to be assessed.
If you wish to object to the proposed assessment, you must file a written objection, signed by you and presented to the City Clerk prior to the hearing, or to the Mayor at the hearing. If you fail to file a written objection, you may lose your right to appeal to the district court, Minnesota Statute 429.061, Subd.1.
If you do file your written objection, you may appeal the assessment to District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.081, by serving Notice of 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 of such service. THE PROVISIONS OF MINNESOTA STATUTES 429.061 AND 429.081 MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED IN OBJECTING AND APPEALING AN ASSESSMENT.
Under Minnesota Statutes 435.193 to 435.195, the 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 or retired by virtue of a permanent and total disability 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, all amounts accumulated, plus applicable interest, may become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law and the resolution adopted under it may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the City Clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payments of this special assessment of the property.
Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed assessment will be heard at this meeting. Written and oral comments will be considered. Persons who require this information in another format should contact City Hall at (651) 747-2403 at least 72 hours prior to the public hearing.