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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Updates to 2022/2021 Special Assessments

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Following the October 10 City Council Meeting, there are a few important updates to the 2022 and 2021 Street Rehabilitation Project Special Assessments.

What do property owners need to know about the ST-2022-01 Street Rehabilitation Project?

The public hearing and assessments are postponed and will take place in 2023 for the ST-2022-01 Street Rehabilitation Project. No payments will be due or accepted until that time. This is due to a delay in the completion of the project that encompasses three separate areas of Fridley. Per Minnesota Statue 429, impacted property owners will be mailed a letter from the City notifying them of the date and time of the new public hearing, at least 30 days prior. 

Why did this happen?

Recently, it became increasingly clear that the project would not be fully completed until 2023, due to project delays. While Minnesota Statue allows the City to assess costs once the project has been awarded and a contract is in place, the City’s practice has been to assess costs when the project is anticipated to be nearing completion. We apologize for the short notice and any confusion this may have caused. 

What do property owners need to know about the ST-2021-01 Street Rehabilitation Project?

The public hearing was held and proposed assessments were formally adopted for the ST-2021-01 Street Rehabilitation Project. Impacted property owners will be notified via letter in the next few days that the assessments are now payable. Payments will be accepted until November 15, 2022, without interest. By law, any unpaid balances will be sent to Anoka County to be included (with interest) on property taxes, beginning in 2023. 

Per City Code, only one pre-payment can be accepted, and must be at least $100. 

Final grading and paving is expected to be completed the week of October 24. 

Questions?

For an any construction-related questions, please contact Brandon Brodhag, Assistant City Engineer, at 763-572-3553. For any payment-related questions, please contact Joe Starks, Finance Director, at 763-572-3520. 

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