Public Hearing

Public Hearing June 25, 2014

Superior Avenue Improvements of 2014

               The public hearing was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Riitters with all council members present and one resident Julie DeZurik, 210 Superior Avenue present.

David Reese, with Widseth Smith Nolting & Associates Inc., presented the Improvement 2014-01, Superior Avenue between West 6th Street and 1st Street by milling and inlay. The total estimated cost of the improvement of $53,700. The estimated amount assessed is at 30% or 16,000. Based on the City’s current assessment policy, residents will pay 50% of their total frontage times $24.20 per foot. So if the frontage of a resident’s property is 100-foot wide lot abutting Superior Avenue: 100’ x $24.20ft x 50% = $1,210. A total estimated assessable frontage is $1,320 feet; therefore the total amount estimated is the $16,000.


Open discussion for council and residents. General questions covered were:

  1. What is the assessment period and interest rate? 5yrs

  2. Can the assessment be paid early? Yes

  3. When would they be placed on my property taxes? 2015

  4. When would project start? 1 to 2 months after council decided to move forward. This would allow proper time frame to allow for bids on the project to come in.

  5. How long would the project take? 1 to 2 days at the most. Residents would be able to get to their homes. One lane would be worked on at a time.

There were no further concerns or questions brought to the discussion. The public hearing was closed at 7 p.m.