Public Notices, Dec. 3, 2013


(December 3, 10,







given that the City

Council will hold a pub-

lic hearing on Tues-

day, December 17,

2013 at 5:00 p.m. at

the Council Chambers

in City Hall, 100 North

Broadway in the City

of New Ulm, Min-

nesota, and consider

adoption of the final

special assessment

prepared by the City

Manager to defray the

cost of the following







The improvements

constructed on this

project that are being

specially assessed at

this time are as fol-


1. Flood Hazard Miti-

gation Project Con-

struction of a per-

manent flood control

levee adjacent to the

Minnesota River ap-

proximately 5,000 feet

in length, including the

acquisition of real

estate and internal

drainage components

necessary to complete

the project. The levee

shall be constructed to

an elevation two feet

(2′) above the base

flood (1% chance)

elevation, and a have

a top width of 12 feet,

4:1 (h:v) side slopes.

2012 Minnesota River

Levee Project

Total Cost


Amount Proposed To

Be Assessed


The proposed as-

sessment rolls are on

file for public inspec-

tion at the City Fi-

nance Director’s of-


Written or oral objec-

tions will be con-

sidered at the public

hearing. No appeal

may be taken as to

the amount of an as-

sessment unless a

signed, written objec-

tion is filed with the Fi-

nance Director prior to

the hearing or present-

ed to the presiding off-

icer at the hearing.

After the public hearing

the City Council may

adopt the proposed

special assessment

roll. You will have 30

days from the adoption

date to pay the entire

final special assess-

ment amount without

interest to the Brown


Auditor-Treasurer’s Of-

fice. After such time,

you may pay to the

County Auditor the en-

tire amount of the as-

sessment remaining

unpaid, plus the in-

terest accrued to De-

cember 31st of the

year in which such

payment is made.

Such payment to the

County must be made

before November 15th

or interest will be

charged through De-

cember 31st of the

succeeding year. The

unpaid balance of any

assessment will be

levied by Brown Coun-

ty and will be collected

as an assessment on

your property tax

statement over a

twenty (20) year period

along with a 2.75%

percent simple interest

charge on the unpaid


An owner may appeal

an assessment to dis-

trict court pursuant to

Minnesota Statutes

Section 429.081 by

serving notice of the

appeal upon the Mayor

or Finance Director of

the of the City within

30 days after the

adoption of the as-

sessment and filing

such notice with the

district court within ten

days after service

upon the Mayor or Fi-

nance Director.

Under Minnesota Sta-

tutes 435.193 to

435.195 the Council

may, in its discretion,

defer the payment of

this special assess-

ment for any home-

stead property owned

by a person 65 years

of age or older for

whom it would be a

hardship to make

these payments.

When deferment of the

special assessment

has been granted and

is terminated for any

reason provided by

law, all amounts accu-

mulated plus applica-

ble interest become

due. Any assessed

property owner meet-

ing the requirements of

this law and City Code

Section 2.80 adopted

under it may, within 30

days of the confirma-

tion of the assessment

apply to the Finance

Director on such forms

as are prescribed by

the County Auditor for

such deferral of pay-

ment of this special

assessment on his


Question regarding the

proposed assessment

should be directed to

the City Manager’s Of-

fice at (507) 359-8233.

Dated at New Ulm,

Minnesota this 19th

day of November 2013

Reginald K. Vorwerk

Reginald K. Vorwerk

Finance Director

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