Tricounty News

Watkins Notice public hearing

City of watkins notice of public hearing regarding proposed property tax abatements for the mies outland incorporated project

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Watkins, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing at a meeting of the Council beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, September 12, 2013, to be held at the Watkins City Hall, 111 Central Avenue South, Watkins, Minnesota, on the request of Mies Outland, Incorporated (the “Company”), in connection with a 3,000 square foot addition to the Company’s existing retail sales facility to be constructed by the Company, to (i) amend the existing abatement agreement between the City and the Company, and (ii) grant an abatement to the Company of property taxes to be levied by the City on Parcel ID #28-0033000 in the City (the “Property”). The total amount of the taxes proposed to be abayed by the City on the Property for the years 2014 through 2020 is estimated to be not more than $175,000. The City Council will consider granting a property tax abayement in response to the request.

The City Council will consider granting a business subsidy in response to the request. Information about the proposed business sibsidy in response to the request. Information about the proposed business subsidy will be on file and available for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk-
Treasurer at City Hall.

A person with residence in or the owner of taxable property in the granting jurisdiction may file a written complaint with the City if the City fails to comply with Sections 116J.993 to 116J.995, and no action may be filed against the City for the failure to comply unless a written complaint is filed.

All interested persons may appear at the public hearing and present their views orally or in writing. Anyone needing reasonable accommodations or an interpreter should contact the City Clerk-Treasurer’s office at City Hall, telephone (320) 764-6400.

Dated: August 21, 2013.

Debra Kramer

Clerk

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday,Aug. 29, 2013.

 

Watkins Notice to obtain public testimony for Ralph Linn

Watkins PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Watkins Board of Adjustments will hold a special meeting Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:25 p.m. at City Hall. Purpose of the meeting will be to review public testimony regarding a variance application submitted by Ralph Linn and to make a determination on the application request.

Dated: June 10, 2013

Debra Kramer, Clerk

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, June 13, 2013.

 

Watkins Notice to review for variance for Ralph Linn


Watkins PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Watkins Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 7:15 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public testimony on a variance application from Ralph Linn,
111 Meeker Avenue South, Watkins MN 55389 to construct a garage with side yard setbacks of less than five feet as required by the Watkins Zoning Ordinance, Article II, Section 2.02, B.3.

Dated: June 10, 2013

Debra Kramer, Clerk

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, June 13, 2013.

 

Watkins Registration for Swimming Lessons

There is still time to register for swimming lessons at the Watkins Area Pool.  Please register at Watkins City Hall.  Fee is $35.

Deb Kramer, Clerk

City of Watkins

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, May 30, 2013.

 

Watkins Brush Pickup Notice


The City of Watkins will begin brush pickup on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Pickup will be the first and third Thursday of the month. (In July, pickup will be the 3rd instead of the 4th.) All brush material must be placed curb-side by 7 a.m.  Grass clippings and leaves must be in bags weighing no more than 30 pounds. Brush, sticks, and small branches must be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet long and must not weigh more than 30 pounds. No boxes of brush material will be accepted. This is a free service offered to the residents of the City of Watkins. Brush materials not complying with the above rules will not be picked up. If you have a large quantity of brush to pick up, prior arrangements must be made with the City and a rate of $65 per hour for truck and equipment use will apply. If you wish to haul your own brush material, arrangements must be made with City Hall one day in advance by calling (320) 764-6400.

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, May 9, 2013.