BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, that the city council objects to the reclassification to nonconservation and sale of the following tax forfeited parcels by the board of county commissioners of St. Louis County:
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution objects to land being part of the tax base. It exercises authority granted to municipalities by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, to disapprove of reclassification of tax forfeited lands from conservation to nonconservation upon notification from the board of commissioners from the county in which the lands are located.
On March 28, 2005, the department of planning and development received a list of 23 tax-forfeited parcels reclassified to nonconservation by the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners on March 22, 2005. Of these 23 parcels, three are found to have a continuing public purpose and this resolution disapproves the change in classification. The planning commission recommends this action based on detailed review of all 23 parcels, application of standards specified in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 282, and finding continuing specific public purpose provided by these three parcels.
Approval of this resolution does not change tax status of the three subject parcels. Not objecting to reclassification of other parcels on the list supports the sale and change to a taxable basis for 20 parcels.