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Watkins Notice of Filing for City Election

 

City of Watkins

Notice of Filing

for City Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That a General Election in the City of Watkins, County of Meeker, State of Minnesota, will be held Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 2014, between 7:00 a.m. and
8:00 p.m. 

The first day for filing affidavits of candidacy will be Tuesday, the 29th day of July, 2014, and the last day for filing affidavits of candidacy for said election will be Tuesday, the 12th day of August, 2014. Closing time for filing on the last day is 5:00 p.m. Filing fee is $2.

Offices to be filled include one (1) Mayor for a term of 2 years and two (2) City Councilors for a term of 4 years.

Dated this 2nd day of July, 2014.

Debra Kramer, Clerk

City of Watkins

Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, July 24 and 31, 2014.

 

Watkins Notice of filing

City of Watkins Notice of Filing for City Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That a General Election in the City of Watkins, County of Meeker, State of Minnesota, will be held Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 2014, between 7:00 a.m. and
8:00 p.m.

The first day for filing affidavits of candidacy will be Tuesday, the 29th day of July, 2014, and the last day for filing affidavits of candidacy for said election will be Tuesday, the 12th day of August, 2014. Closing time for filing on the last day is 5:00 p.m. Filing fee is $2.

Offices to be filled include one (1) Mayor for a term of 2 years and two (2) City Councilors for a term of 4 years.

Dated this 2nd day of July, 2014.

Debra Kramer, Clerk

City of Watkins

Published in the Tri-County News Thursdays, July 10 and 17, 2014.

 

Watkins ordinance 2014-1

Ordinance # 2014-1 CITY OF WATKINS MEEKER COUNTY, MINNESOTA

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING URBAN AND RURAL SERVICE DISTRICTS WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WATKINS

The City Council of Watkins, a Minnesota statutory city, ordains:

Section 1. Establishment of Service Districts. Pursuant to the authority granted by Minnesota Statute § 272.67, the City of Watkins hereby divides the area within its municipal limits into an urban service district and a rural service district constituting separate taxing districts for the purpose of all municipal property taxes except those levied for the payments of bonds and judgments and interest thereon.

Section 2. Urban Service District. The urban service district shall include all land within the boundaries of the City of Watkins which are not included in the rural service district established under this ordinance.

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Watkins Notice of improvements on Western Ave

Notice of Hearing 

on Improvement

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Watkins, Minnesota, will meet in the Council Chambers of the City Hall at 7:15 p.m. on June 16, 2014, to consider the making of Western Avenue Improvements, an improvement on Western Avenue between the north line of Fourth Street North and the north line of Luella Street by reconstructing the street, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §§429.011 to 429.111. The estimated cost of the improvement is $109,900. A reasonable estimate of the impact of the assessment will be available at the hearing. Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvement will be heard at this meeting.

Debra S. Kramer, Watkins City Clerk

Published in Tri-County News Thursdays, June 5 and 12, 2014.

 

Watkins ordinance #3014-1 Urban and Rural service districts

Ordinance # 2014-1 CITY OF WATKINS MEEKER COUNTY, MINNESOTA

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING URBAN AND RURAL SERVICE DISTRICTS WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WATKINS

 The City Council of Watkins, a Minnesota statutory city, ordains: Section 1. Establishment of Service Districts. Pursuant to the authority granted by Minnesota Statute
§ 272.67, the City of Watkins hereby divides the area within its municipal limits into an urban service district and a rural service district constituting separate taxing districts for the purpose of all municipal property taxes except those levied for the payments of bonds and judgments and interest thereon. Section 2. Urban Service District. The urban service district shall include all land within the boundaries of the City of Watkins which are not included in the rural service district established under this ordinance. Section 3. Rural Service District. (a) The rural service district shall include only such unplatted lands, which need not be contiguous to one another, as in the judgment of the City Council at the time of the adoption of the ordinance are: rural in character; are not developed for commercial, industrial, or urban residential purposes; are more than 25 acres in area; and are not benefited to the same degree as other lands by municipal services financed by general taxation. (b) The City Council may, by amendment to this ordinance, add land to or remove land from the rural service district. (c) Pursuant to the terms of Section 5 herein, the City Council may remove land from the rural service district by resolution. (d) The City Council may, by amendment to this ordinance, designate that lands outside the City of Watkins, if annexed, be included within the rural service district. Section 4. Lands Included Within the Rural Service District. The following lands are designated to be included in the rural service district of the City of Watkins: Meeker County Parcel Number Acreage Identified Owner(s) 28-0460000 69.50 Walter Donnay Section 5. Transfer from Rural Service District to Urban Service District. Whenever any parcel of land, owned by one person or by two or more persons jointly or in common at the Page 2 of 3time of its inclusion in the rural service district, is platted, in whole or in part, and whenever application is made for a permit for the construction of a commercial, industrial, or urban residential development or improvement to be situated on such parcel or any part thereof, the board or officer approving such plat or building permit shall report this to the City Council, which shall make and enter a resolution transferring such parcel from the rural service district to the urban service district. The term “improvement” shall include the provision of municipal services such as sewer, water, streets, or the like. Grading of land shall not be considered as an improvement, providing that such grading is limited to that required to minimize water drainage problems, and further provided such graded areas are placed into agricultural use or reseeded within one year. Section 6. Benefit Ratio; Tax Rate. (a) It is the judgment of the City Council that the approximate ratio that exists between the benefits resulting from the tax supported municipal services to parcels of land of like market value, situated in the rural service district and in the urban service district, respectively, is 17.22% (1 : 5.806). (b) The tax rate for lands lying within the rural service district shall be 17.22% of the tax rate applicable to lands lying within the urban service district. Taxes levied for payments of bonds and judgments and interest thereon shall be in addition to such tax. (c) The benefit ratio may be changed by amendment to this ordinance; however, in no event shall the tax rate for the rural service district be less than what the tax rate for such parcel would be if taxed by the township in which the parcel is located. Section 7. Annual Review. Each year the City Council may: a) review the status of all lands in the rural service district to determine whether such lands continue to qualify for inclusion in said rural service district; and b) review the tax ratio applicable to such lands as determined under Section 6 of this ordinance. Section 8. Services Provided. Except for fire, police and planning services, the City of Watkins will provide no other services to the lands in the rural service district beyond those customarily provided by the township in which the lands are located. Section 9. Effective Date. This ordinance becomes effective after its passage and upon filing with the County Auditor. Adopted by Watkins City Council on the ___ day of ______, 2014. __________ Mayor.

Attested: ____________ 

Clerk/Treasurer 

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, May 15, 2014.