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New public notices published in the issue of Aug. 25, 2017

City of Delano
Regular Meeting Minutes
City Council/Economic Development Authority
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
1. Call to Order
Mayor Graunke called the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, to order at 7 p.m.
2. Roll Call and Approval of Agenda
Members Present: Dale Graunke, Mayor; Councilmembers Betsy Stolfa, Jason Franzen and Jon Sutherland
Members Absent: Holly Schrupp, Councilmember
Also Present: Phil Kern, City Administrator; Shawn Louwagie, City Engineer; Makenzie Krause and Justin Markon, Administrative Interns; Paula Bauman, Recorder
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Jon Sutherland to approve the agenda for the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, as submitted. Motion carried.
3. Minutes
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Jon Sutherland to approve the minutes 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, 3G and 3H as submitted. Motion carried with Betsy Stolfa abstaining on item 3F.
A. Minutes of the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
B. Minutes of the special workshop of Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
C. Summary minutes of the special workshop of Tuesday, May 30, 2017, for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
D. Minutes of the regular Cit Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, June 12, 2017.
E. Minutes of the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
F. Minutes of the regular City Council/Economic Development Authority meeting of Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
G. Minutes of the special workshop of Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
H. Summary minutes of the special workshop of Tuesday, July 25, 2017, for publication in the Delano Herald Journal.
5. Consent Items
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jon Sutherland to approve consent items as submitted. Motion carried.
A. City
1. Motion to hire part-time staff at Delano Wine and Spirits.
2. Consider contract with Ken Yager for the City’s Assessor for the 2018 assessment year.
3. Approve request for an outdoor music event on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
4. Consider Pay Request No. 7 for the Levee Relocation Project.
9. CITY STRATEGY No. 4: Manage the City’s growth so that it is high quality and consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan while maintaining the City’s historical culture, characteristics and features.
A. Consider bids for the sale of Merriman Drive properties. (This portion of the meeting may contain discussion of real estate negotiations and portions or all of the discuss may be closed and audio recorded.)
This item was moved to the end of the meeting.
17. Claims
A. City Claims
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to approve the City Claims as submitted. Motion carried.
18. Closed Session
A. Consider bids for the sale of Merriman Drive properties. (This portion of the meeting may contain discussion of real estate negotiations and portions or all of the discuss may be closed and audio recorded.)
Motion by Betsy Stolfa, seconded by Jason Franzen to enter into closes session for the purpose of considering bids for the sale of the Merriman Drive properties (570 Merriman Drive, 571 Merriman Drive, 574 Merriman Drive, 578 Merriman Drive and 579 Merriman Drive). Motion carried.
Motion by Jason Franzen, seconded by Betsy Stolfa to exit out of closed session. Motion carried.
18. Adjournment
There being no further business to discuss, the regular meeting of the Delano City Council/Economic Development Authority of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, was adjourned at 7:25.
Dale Graunke, Mayor
Brian Bloch, Finance Director/Clerk
Attest: Paula Bauman, Recorder
Published in the Delano Herald Journal August 25, 2017.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT
BUDD AVENUE STREET AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS
FOR THE CITY OF INDEPENDENCE, MINNESOTA
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Council Chambers, 1920 County Road 90, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the street and utility improvements along Budd Avenue from Independence Street to north of Manchester Drive. Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.
The total amount of the project cost is $1,177,900, $354,596.88 of which will be assessed. Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 20 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2018, and will bear interest at the rate of 3.80 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, 2017. 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 Independence. 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 Independence the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 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 3.80 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment according to Ordinance is not available.
The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the city administrator’s office. The total amount of the project is $1,177,900, of which a portion will be assessed. 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 municipal 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 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 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 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 administrator.
Mark Kaltsas
City Administrator
Published in the Delano Herald Journal Aug. 25, 2017.