Notice of Hearing on Proposed Assessment

for Unpaid Special Charges at 208 Second Avenue SW

Notice is hereby given that the Freeport City Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on October 29, 2019 at the Freeport City Hall, 125 Main Street East, in Freeport, Minnesota to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for Unpaid Special Charges at 208 Second Avenue SW.  Adoption by the City Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing.  The area proposed to be assessed is 208 Second Avenue SW.

The proposed assessment roll is available for public inspection with the Freeport Clerk-Treasurer.  The total amount of the proposed assessment is $450.00.  Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting.  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 Freeport Clerk-Treasurer prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.  The Freeport City Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.

An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk-Treasurer of Freeport within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or City Clerk-Treasurer.

/s/ Joan Wall, City Clerk-Treasurer

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SAUK RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

524 - Fourth Street South, Sauk Centre, Minnesota 56378

(320) 352-2231 phone (320) 352-6455 fax

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Managers of the Sauk River Watershed District pursuant to Minnesota Statue 103D.605 will hold a hearing October 15th, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sauk River Watershed District office located at 524 Fourth Street South in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider and take comments on the 2019 Outdoor Heritage Fund “Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration” Lessard Sam’s Outdoor Heritage Fund Grant Project, project #354.

This project proposes to acquire lands in fee and permanent conservation easements and restore and enhance wildlife habitat in the Sauk River Watershed. This project will permanently protect, restore and enhance approximately 720 acres of high priority, critical habitat.  The project will also restore/enhance approximately 290 acres of wetlands and accompanying uplands. Properties selected will be strategically targeted using an innovative site prioritization model that maximizes conservation benefit and financial leverage. The total estimated cost of the project is $2,946,000 to be paid from a grant from the State of Minnesota under the Lessard Sam’s Outdoor Heritage Fund; with $440,000 to the Sauk River Watershed District, $590,000 to Pheasants Forever and $1,916,000 to the Minnesota Land Trust. These funds are provided by the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment. Additional funds, including in-kind contributions may come from, in addition to the organizations above, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited, the State’s Clean Water Fund program, the State’s Clean Water Partnership program or other sources. 

For further information contact the Watershed District Office at (320) 352-2231.

Tyler Carlson, President

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ORDINANCE NO. 2019-04

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FREEPORT CITY CODE OF 1995, CHAPTER XIII TRAFFIC, MOTOR VEHICLES AND OTHER VEHICLES, SECTION 1310 

PARKING REGULATIONS

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FREEPORT, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1.  Chapter XIII Traffic, Motor Vehicles and Other Vehicles, Section 1310 Parking Regulations, of the Freeport City Code of 1995, is amended by adding the following:

1310.08 Semi-Trailer, Trailer, Truck Tractor and Commercial Motor Vehicle Parking. 

Subd. 1  Definitions.  As used in this section the following terms shall mean:

a) Semi-Trailer. Every vehicle without mode of power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and some part of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.

b) Trailer. Every vehicle without mode of power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon another towing vehicle.

c) Commercial Motor Vehicle. “Commercial motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:  1) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26, 000 pounds; or 2) has a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds and the combination of vehicles has a combined weight of more than 26, 000 pounds.

d) Gross Vehicle Weight. “Gross vehicle weight” means the greater of:  1) the unloaded weight of a vehicle or the unloaded weight of a truck-tractor and semi-trailer combination, plus the weight of the load, or 2) the value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum gross weight or gross vehicle weight rating.

e) Truck Tractor. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicles and load so drawn.

f) Street or Highway. The entire width between the boundary lines of any way or place when any part thereof is open to the use of the public as a matter of right or purpose of vehicular traffic.

g) Residential District. All that territory defined as either single family residential or multiple family residential districts in the zoning ordinance of the City of Freeport.

Subd. 2  Declaration of Nuisance.  

The parking of the vehicles as defined in Subdivision 1, in an area of the City of Freeport zoned R-1 or R-2 is found to create a nuisance and detrimental influence upon the public health, safety, and general welfare of such district by obstructing the view of streets and of private properties, bringing unhealthful and annoying odors and materials into the residential neighborhoods, creating cluttered and otherwise unsightly areas, preventing the full use of residential streets, residential parking, introducing commercial advertising signs into areas where commercial advertising signs are otherwise prohibited, and otherwise adversely affecting residential property values in the neighborhood patterns.  

Subd. 3  Residential District Parking.

  a) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, driving, or in charge of a vehicle as defined in Subdivision 1 to park the same on a public street in a district zoned R-1 or R-2 for more than 60 minutes.  

  b) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, driving, or in charge of a vehicle as defined in Subdivision 1 with a refrigeration unit running to park the same in a district zoned R-1 or R-2 for than 60 minutes.  

  c) It shall be unlawful for any person owning, driving or in charge of a vehicle as defined in Subdivision 1 to park the same in a district zoned R-1 or R-2 for more than 60 minutes with the engine running.  

Subd. 4  Restrictions Cumulative.  

The restrictions of this Ordinance relating to the parking of truck tractors, commercial vehicles, semi-trailers, and trailers are not to be construed as exclusive, but rather as in addition to the parking restrictions which apply to all motor vehicles generally, as provided by the state law or other Ordinance provisions.

SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication according to law.

Adopted by the City Council of the City of Freeport September 24, 2019.

Michael Eveslage, Mayor

ATTEST: 

Joan Wall,

City Clerk/Treasurer

Published: Melrose Beacon October 9, 2019.

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