BY PRESIDENT REINERT:
The city council finds as follows:
(a) The area of West Third Street that is being improved by state Project No. 118-126-016, City Job No. 0123TR, a Minnesota state aid road, is in Census Tracts 27 and 28; and
(b) This area has been classified as a low to moderate income community development target area and has been the site of community development program efforts; and
(c) In the target area are several properties that were formerly, or are now, used as churches. These properties provide open space, parking, public meeting areas and are the location of social service programs, polling places and meeting areas for government meetings. As such, they are neighborhood facilities and community facilities for purposes of the application of HUD community development programs; and
(d) Loss or degradation of these facilities would be detrimental to the development and redevelopment of this target area; and
(e) By City Charter Section 62(d), the council has authority to set the terms of any special assessment.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the above identified neighborhood facilities and community facilities shall, for City Job No. 0123TR, be specially assessed at the same rate as homestead residential properties in the project area.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution supersedes any other resolution on the same subject and shall not be binding or precedential for any other improvement project.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution sets the assessment rate for some properties in a HUD target area.