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Owntown East Street Reconstruction Project No. 6770C- City
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Owntown East Street Reconstruction Project No. 6770C- City

March 06, 2021

* * * * Official Publication CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DOWNTOWN EAST STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT NO. 6770C ————— (Published in Finance and Commerce March 6, 2021) ————— The Transportation and Public Works Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will conduct a public hearing according to Article IX, Section 9.6 (c) of the Charter and Section 24.110 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances on, March 31, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., to consider the proposed Downtown East Street Reconstruction Project No. 6770C and the proposed assessments. Public Works is proposing the reconstruction of approximately 0.3 miles of streets in Downtown East, including portions of S 10th Ave, S 3rd St, and S 12th Ave. The final layout was approved April 8, 2020 and the project includes new sidewalks with ADA-compliant pedestrian curb ramps and curb-extensions, pavement and subbase, new curb and gutter, added boulevard, traffic signal improvements, and utility improvements as needed. The project will also include trees and stormwater management treatments in the boulevard. In addition, the project includes a new off-street trail along the west side of 10th Avenue, which will provide a new connection between the existing on-street bike lanes along Washington Avenue to the Hiawatha LRT regional trail. During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19. If you wish to participate by phone during the public hearing portion of the meeting, please register by submitting the online form found under the "participate by phone in the meeting" heading available at: minneapolismn.gov /meetings. You must sign up at least one hour before the meeting to be included on the speaker list. If you need an accommodation to fully participate, or if you need this document in a different format, please call 311 or 612-263-6850 (TTY). At the time of the public hearing, the committee will provide an opportunity for all interested persons to be heard regarding the proposed assessments. You are not required to participate in the live meeting. You may object or comment in writing by sending a written objection or statement to arrive before the public hearing to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov or Minneapolis City Clerk's Office, C/O T&PW Committee Coordinator, 350 S. Fifth St., Room 304, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382 The committee will consider all timely written and oral objections and statements. Should the proposed improvements be approved or approved as modified, the committee will consider the proposed assessments as listed on file in the Minneapolis Public Works Special Assessment Office, 505 4th Ave. S., Room 410B, Minneapolis, MN 55415 and open to electronic public inspection during normal business hours. Adoption by the committee of the proposed assessments may be taken at the public hearing and recommended to the City Council for approval. This is a special improvement of the existing street in Project No. 6770C and the proposed special assessments thereof. The hearing complies with Article IX, Section 9.6 (c) of the Minneapolis City Charter, and Section 24.110 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. The locations of the street reconstruction are: S 10th Ave between Washington Ave and S 3rd St S 3rd St between S 10th Ave and S 12th Ave S 12th Ave between Washington Ave and S 3rd St. Appeals If you intend to appeal the assessment, you must submit a signed written objection. 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 city clerk before the assessment hearing or presented to the committee chair at the hearing. If the proposed assessment is adopted or adopted as modified and the owner of the property is dissatisfied with the assessment against the property, the owner may appeal the assessment to the district court under the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Section 24.120. To appeal, there must be a written Notice of Appeal served on the mayor or city clerk of the City of Minneapolis within 30 days after the City Council adoption of the assessment. Also, a copy of the written Notice of Appeal must be filed, accompanied by the appropriate filing fees, with the court administrator of Hennepin County District Court within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and within 10 days after its service upon the mayor or city clerk. Assessment Payments Assessments of more than $150 are collected in 20 annual principal installments on the real estate tax statements beginning in 2022. Interest is charged on the assessments at a rate of 3.5% as determined by the Minneapolis Finance Department. At any time during the 20 years, a person may pay the remaining principal balance of the assessment plus the interest that has accrued to that point. Assessments of $150 or less are to be collected in their entirety on the 2022 real estate tax statements with interest charged on the assessments at a rate of 2.1% as determined by the Minneapolis Finance Department. Prepay Requests If you intend to prepay the assessment, please request a pay statement by calling 612-673-2401, or email your request to PWSpecialAssessments@minneapolismn.gov. Prepayment must be in full, all prepayments must be received before December 31, 2021. No further notice of prepayment will be published or mailed. Assessment Deferment Deferring the assessment is possible for a homestead property if the owner is at least 65 years old or retired by virtue of total and permanent disability. Certain hardship criteria apply. Please note that the cost is only postponed - interest is applied. Please contact the Special Assessment Office at 612-673-2401 for more information 11977300

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