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STATE OF MINNESOTA

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON

DISTRICT COURT

PROBATE DIVISION

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Case File No. 82-PR-21-1986

ESTATE OF

Nancy Lee Peterson

Decedent

NOTICE OF ORDER FOR 

HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY

A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last will, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this court to the persons entitled to the property.

Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted.

IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on August 31, 2021, at 9 a.m. by the Court via virtual hearing.

(1) Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524-1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice (Minn. Stat. 524.3-204).

(2) Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by:

Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date.

Delivering a copy of this Notice and Order personally at least 14 days prior to the hearing date.

Ellen L. Maas

District Court Judge

Annette Fritz

Court Administration

May 19, 2021

 

Published in the

Country Messenger

July 7 and July 14, 2021.

 

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

2021 COUNTY BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION

June 15, 2021

 

Commissioner/Chair Lisa Weik called the 2021 Washington County Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present  at the meeting were Commissioner/Chair Lisa Weik, Commissioners Wayne Johnson, Stan Karwoski, Gary Kriesel, Fran Miron and Deputy Administrator/Auditor-Treasurer Jennifer Wagenius.  Also in attendance were County Administrator Kevin Corbid and Property Records and Taxpayer Services Director Debra Ledvina and Deputy Director Joanne Helm.

Commissioner/Chair Weik welcomed all attendees and explained that the purpose of the meeting is to review the 2021 classification and valuation concerns of the property owners that brought their appeals before the Board. 

Deputy Administrator/Auditor-Treasurer Wagenius administered the oath to the Washington County Board of Appeal and Equalization members. The required swearing-in form was signed and notarized.

County Assessor Bruce Munneke introduced the assessment staff in attendance.  He gave a recap of the 2021 assessment, summarized the Local Board and Open Book meeting appeals, reviewed the appeals format for tonight’s meeting agenda and stated that there are no State increases this year.  This year, due to Covid-19, property owners were given an option to attend via WebEx.

Seven properties are on the meeting agenda.  One property was added due to a letter.  A synopsis of each case is below. 

 

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 1

Name Kevin Peltier

PID 32.031.21.13.0005

City Hugo

Land 233,700

Building

Total 233,700

 

Mr. Peltier appeared before the Board stating that the value of this property was previously adjusted due to flooding and he had no other concerns this with parcel.      

 

 AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 1

Name Kevin Peltier

PID 29.031.21.44.0001

City Hugo

Land 185,600

Building 134,900

Total 320,500

 

Mr. Peltier appeared before the Board stating that development is coming right up to his property.  His house doesn’t have the amenities the new houses in this area have so his value is too high.  

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 1

Name GLS-WBR DEV LLC &           OCTAVE Z-5 LLC

PID 29.031.21.44.0002

City Hugo

Land 254,700

Building 55,200

Total 309,900

 

Mr. Peltier appeared before the Board but did not comment on this property.

Appointment cancelled.

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 3

Name Donald Galvin and Debra Whitney

PID 05.027.21.44.0003

City Cottage Grove

Land 102,500

Building 243,500

Total 346,000

 

Donald Galvin appeared before the Board stating that his value is not fair and equitable with others in his neighborhood.  He questioned the new improvement amount saying there were no new improvements in the past year.  He presented a packet which referenced surrounding properties.  

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 4

Name RCG-Oakdale MN LLC

PID33.029.21.34.0033

City Oakdale

Land 3,820,800

Building 11,640,200

Total 15,461,000

 

Chris Biscof appeared before the Board, via WebEx, on behalf of RCG-Oakdale MN LLC.  He stated that the value of this property is too high.  He emailed a packet to the Assessor’s Office late in the afternoon on the day of the meeting.  The packet was distributed to the board.  He compared this property to others in the area.  He feels value should be around $10,936,400.

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 5

Name GKR Holdings LLC

PID 08.032.21.42.0196

City Forest Lake

Land 166,900

Building 684,000

Total 850,900

 

Appointment cancelled.

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 6

Name Roderik Negus

PID 04.032.20.33.0010

City SCANDIA

Land 201,500

Building 143,300

Total 344,800

 

Roderik Negus was not able to appear before the Board but sent a letter to the commissioners stating that the value of this property is too high.  Assessor Bruce Munneke stated that the Local Assessor Pat Poshek reviewed the property.  He offered to reduce the value to $320,700 but the owner refused it.

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 7

Name James & Dorothy Weber

PID 05.029.20.23.0020

City Oak Park Heights

 

Land 130,000

Building 474,700

Total 604,700

 

James Weber appeared before the board saying his value is too high.  He said the sale price included $50,000 of personal property.  The personal property amount was not listed at the time of the sale and county staff were not able to get a list from either closer.  Mr. Weber provided an additional packet to the board.  He said neighbors have additional amenities he does not have and he feels his value should be near the average value for the neighborhood of $450,000.  

 

Case 8

Name Timothy & Judith Dove Trust

PID 28.030.20.14.0155

28.030.20.14.0179

28.030.20.14.0252

28.030.20.14.0253

28.030.20.14.0259

City Stillwater

Land

1,530,000

3,100

3,100

3,100

Building

614,800

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

Total

2,144,800

5,600

5,600

5,600

5,600

Total Value

2,167,200

 

The owners sent an email stating the taxes are too high and provided additional information.  County staff will review the information and contact him about his concerns.

Chair Weik confirmed that all appeals have been heard.  She stated that since it is after 7:00 p.m. a motion can be made to recess the meeting.   

Deputy Administrator/Auditor-Treasurer Jennifer Wagenius made a motion to recess the meeting.  It was seconded by Commissioner Kriesel.  The motion carried.  

All County Board members signed the County Board Certification form.

The first meeting of the 2021 Washington County Board was recessed at 7:24 pm.

 

Published in the

Country Messenger

July 14, 2021

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

2021 COUNTY BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION

2nd Meeting – June 22, 2021

 

Commissioner/Chair Lisa Weik called the second meeting of the 

2021 Washington County Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting to order at 10:12 a.m.  Present at the meeting were Commissioner/Chair Lisa Weik, Commissioners Wayne Johnson, Stan Karwoski, Gary Kriesel, Fran Miron and Deputy Administrator/Auditor-Treasurer Jennifer Wagenius.  Also in attendance were County Administrator Kevin Corbid and Property Records and Taxpayer Services Director Debra Ledvina.

The following cases were reviewed. 

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 1

Name Kevin Peltier

PID 32.031.21.13.0005

City Hugo

Land 233,700

Building

Total 233,700

 

The owner stated that this value had been adjusted in the past and he had no other concerns.  Staff recommended no change.    

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 1

Name Kevin Peltier

PID 29.031.21.44.0001

City Hugo

Land 185,600

Building 134,900

Total 320,500

 

The owner contested the current value of $320,500.  The value was adjusted in previous years so staff recommended no change.

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 1

Name GLS-WBR DEV LLC &     

OCTAVE Z-5 LLC

PID 29.031.21.44.0002

City Hugo

Land 254,700

Building 55,200

Total 309,900

 

The owner did not comment on this property.  Staff recommended no change.  

Commissioner Miron made a motion to accept the staff recommendation of no change on all three parcels.  Commissioner Karwoski seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 2

Name Kim Gualtieri

PID 21.030.20.24.0003

City Stillwater

Land 170,400

Building 409,900

Total 580,300

 

Appointment cancelled.  No action taken.

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 3

Name Donald Galvin and Debra Whitney

PID 05.027.21.44.0003

City Cottage Grove

Land 102,500

Building 243,500

Total 346,000

 

Staff reviewed this property and neighboring properties.  If you remove the new improvement value the overall increase in 2021 was 1%.  The appraisal at the time of the sale was $400,000.  Staff recommended no change.

Auditor-Treasurer Wagenius made a motion to accept the staff recommendation of no change.  Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 4

Name RCG-Oakdale MN LLC

PID 33.029.21.34.0033

City Oakdale

Land 3,820,800

Building 11,640,200

Total 15,461,000

 

Staff reviewed the information provided and wrote up an income pro forma which substantiates the current value.  Staff also compared this property to similar commercial properties in the area and recommended no change.

Commissioner Karwoski made a motion to accept staff recommendation.  Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 5

Name GKR Holdings LLC

PID 08.032.21.42.0196

City Forest Lake

Land 166,900

Building 684,000

Total 850,900

 

Appointment cancelled.  No action taken.

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 6

Name Roderik Negus

PID 04.032.20.33.0010

City SCANDIA

Land 201,500

Building 143,300

Total 344,800

 

The property owner did not appear before the Board.  Local Assessor Pat Poshek reviewed the property prior to the first meeting and offered to reduce the value to $320,700 but the owner refused.  Staff recommended the value be reduced to $320,700.

Commissioner Miron made a motion to accept staff recommendation.  Commissioner Karwoski seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

 

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 7

Name James & Dorothy Weber

PID 05.029.20.23.0020

City Oak Park Heights

Land 130,000

Building 474,700

Total 604,700

 

Staff reviewed properties in the area and the information provided by the owner.  Staff found this property to be fair and equitable with others in the area.  Two recent sales support the current market value.  Staff recommended no change.

Auditor-Treasurer Wagenius made a motion to accept the staff recommendation of no change.  Commissioner Kriesel seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  

  

AY 2021 Estimated Market Value

Case 8

Name Timothy & Judith Dove Trust

PID

28.030.20.14.0155

28.030.20.14.0179

28.030.20.14.0252

28.030.20.14.0253

28.030.20.14.0259

City Stillwater

Land

1,530,000

3,100

3,100

3,100

3,100

Building

614,800

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

Total 2,144,800

Total Value 2,167,200

 

Staff reviewed the information provided and recommended no change.  

Commissioner Miron made a motion to accept the staff recommendation of no change.  Auditor-Treasurer Wagenius seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Assessor Munneke directed the Board to the list of valuation and classification changes included in their packet.  It is a list of properties where the appraiser met with the taxpayer and were able to resolve their concerns.  

Auditor-Treasurer Wagenius made a motion to approve the list as submitted.  Commissioner Miron seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

All County Board members signed the County Board Certification form.

Auditor-Treasurer Wagenius thanked the staff for working with the taxpayers and resolving their issues, the write-ups for this meeting, the calls, etc.  Commissioner Karwoski thanked staff for all the hard work involved with this process.  

Commissioner Karwoski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  The 2nd meeting of the 2021 Washington County Board closed at 10:48 a.m.

 

Published in the

Country Messenger

July 14, 2021

 

Summary of Proceedings

Washington County Board of Commissioners

June 15, 2021

 

Present were Commissioners Fran Miron, District 1; Stan Karwoski, District 2; Gary Kriesel, District 3; Wayne Johnson, District 4; Lisa Weik, District 5. Board Chair Weik presided.

 

Commissioner Reports –

Comments – Questions

Commissioners reported on meetings and other events that they attended.  Please see archived web streaming of the board meeting for full commissioner reports at www.co.washington.us, under “County Board”.

Community Services

Approval of the following actions:

– Grant application and accept grant funds in the amount of $25,832 through the Emergency Solutions Program from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN DHS).

– Letter to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to request that Washington County continue to be designated as a Workforce Development Area under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

– Grant Agreement No. 14136 with the MN DHS for the Fraud Prevention Investigation Program, in the amount of $260,000 for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023.

– Cooperative Agreement No. 14135 with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to provide the Fraud Prevention Investigative Services.

General Administration

Approval of the following actions:

– May 25, 2021, and June 1, 2021, County Board meeting minutes.

– Appoint Bobby Hammons, Schwieters Companies, Hugo, to a partial first term expiring December 31, 2023, as the Business Representative on the Workforce Development Board.

– Deputy County Administrator Jan Lucke provided a federal legislative update. Community Project submittals are moving through the U.S. House and U.S. Senate appropriations bills. The House recently posted its proposed transportation appropriations. It did not include Washington County’s project requests, but there are still opportunities in the Senate or through other committee appropriations. However, it did include $20 million for the Highway 8 Reconstruction Project, led by Chisago County, which extends one mile into Washington County and Forest Lake. Chisago County is submitting a RAISE grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Highway 8 Reconstruction Project. The Washington County Board will provide a letter of support to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg for Chisago County’s application.

– Margaret Vesel, State Government Relations Lobbyist from Larkin Hoffman, presented the state legislative update. Ms. Vesel reported the Legislature reconvened on June 14, 2021, with a goal of completing all business by June 30, 2021, to avoid a state government shutdown. There are a number of bills that have already been posted, including the tax bill. The transportation bill is nearing completion and is being closely tracked by Larkin Hoffman and Washington County, including $3.5 million in funding for the Fourth Street Bridge in Oakdale. Transit language in this same bill that would have shift operational and maintenance costs to counties has been removed. The bonding bill remains in flux.

– County Administrator Kevin Corbid provided an update on the $14 million that Washington County has received in federal funding for rental assistance. This was distributed to the county in two payments, of which 65% of the first payment needs to be spent by September 2021. The county has processed approximately 480 applications through the state program, and has distributed $3 million to qualified applicants. The county anticipates meeting the goal of spending 65% by September.

– Board correspondence was received and placed on file.

Property Records

and Taxpayer Services

Approval of the following actions:

– Board workshop for status update on license and service centers.

– County Board of Appeal and Equalization convened at 5:00 p.m.

Public Works

Approval of the following actions:

– Change Order No. 7 to Contract No. 12904 with Pember Companies, Inc. in the amount of $5,000 for the Environmental Center Site Improvements Project (PHE-001).

– Reject all bids received for the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Modern Campground Septic Improvement Project.

– Resolution No. 2021-071, submit proposed projects to the Minnesota Management and Budget for consideration in the 2022 capital budget. 

– Public Hearing – Continuation from June 1, 2021, for consideration of updating Washington County Transportation Sales, Use and Excise Tax, presented by Wayne Sandberg, Public Works Deputy Director/County Engineer. The Public Hearing was closed. Commissioners expressed that it is a difficult decision to raise taxes and such a decision is not made lightly. Commissioners discussed reasons to support increasing the tax to 0.5% and why this is a prudent decision to make.

– Resolution No. 2021-072, imposing a 0.5% transportation sales and use tax.

 

A complete text of the Official Proceedings of the Washington County Board of Commissioners is available on the county’s website: www.co.washington.mn.us, under County Board, or for public inspection at the Office of Administration, Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater, MN.

 

Published in the

Country Messenger

July 14, 2021

 

Summary of Proceedings

Washington County Board of Commissioners

June 22, 2021

 

Present were Commissioners Fran Miron, District 1; Stan Karwoski, District 2; Gary Kriesel, District 3; Wayne Johnson, District 4; Lisa Weik, District 5. Board Chair Weik presided.

 

Commissioner Reports –

Comments – Questions

Commissioners reported on meetings and other events that they attended.  Please see archived web streaming of the board meeting for full commissioner reports at www.co.washington.us, under “County Board”.

Community Services

Approval of the following actions:

– 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) Senior Social Worker positions for the Co-Response Model, in partnership with Community Services Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Woodbury Police Department.

– Cooperative Agreement No. 14134, between Washington County Community Services, on behalf of the Washington County Workforce Development Board and the South Washington Schools Adult Basic Education, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, for One-Stop Operator (OSO) services.

– Grant Contract No. 14137 with the MN Department of Human Services in the amount of $261,355 for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023, for the Housing Support program.

– Contract No. 14142 with the AmericInn Forest Lake, for the period July 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021.

– Contract No. 14143 with the Stillwater Inn and Suites, for the period July 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021.

General Administration

Approval of the following actions:

– Designate Commissioner Lisa Weik as voting delegate, and Commissioner Stan Karwoski as alternate, for the National Association of Counties Annual Conference on July 9-12, 2021.

Library

– Approval of Resolution No. 2021-073, anonymous donation in the amount of $30,000.

Property Records and Taxpayer Services

Approval of the following actions:

– Mapping Prejudice Project Agreement, between the University of Minnesota Libraries and Washington County.

– Board workshop to continue discussion on status of license and service centers.

– County Board of Appeal and Equalization convened at 10:12 a.m.

Public Works

Approval of the following actions:

– Resolution No. 2021-074, submit application to the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Legacy Small Grants Program to fund a historic structure report for the Washington County Historic Courthouse, in the amount of $10,000.

– Resolution No. 2021-075, submit application to the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Legacy Large Grants Program to fund a historic structure report for the Washington County Historic Courthouse, in the amount of $100,000.

– Resolution No. 2021-076, repeal of Ordinance #203, Washington County Development Code, Chapter One – Administration, and adoption of Ordinance #214, an updated version of Washington County Development Code, Chapter One – Administration.

– Terminate memberships to the former Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) and Board of Adjustment and Appeals (BAA), and appoint members to the newly reconfigured PAC and BAA.

– Resolution No. 2021-077, proclaiming July 2021 as Park & Recreation Month.

– Board workshop to review the Stafford Library/Woodbury Central Park project.

 

A complete text of the Official Proceedings of the Washington County Board of Commissioners is available on the county’s website: www.co.washington.mn.us, under County Board, or for public inspection at the Office of Administration, Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater, MN.

 

*REVISED TIME*

WASHINGTON COUNTY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that the Washington County Board of Adjustment & Appeals will meet Monday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Washington County Board Room (5th Floor) at 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082 to consider a request for Variance to the Washington County Development Code, Chapter Six, Shoreland Management Regulations Section 7.1 (3) 250’ minimum lot width to construct a single-family residential structure on a lot that is 221 feet wide.

The property encompasses approximately 4 acres, and is generally described as parts of Section 8, Township 26, Range 20, in Denmark Township. The property is an unassigned address located on Point Douglas Drive South, Hastings, MN and legally described as:

ALL THAT PT GOV LT 3 LYING E OF W 957.7FT OF SD GOV LT 3 & LYING W OF E 160FT OF SD GOV LT 3 & LYING SLY C/L OF OLD HWY 10 & LYING NLY OF WACO R/W PLAT 148 SUBJ TO EASE SECTION 08 TOWNSHIP 026 RANGE 020

 

PID: 08.026.20.42.0008

 

The public is encouraged to attend and testify. Both written and oral statements will be accepted at the hearing. Members of the public who wish to share their comments or concerns, prior to the meeting, may provide them via email at Publicworks@co.washington.mn.us. Comments or concerns will be provided to each commissioner. 

Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

 

Dated:  July 6, 2021

WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEALS

 

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July 14, 2021

 

*REVISED TIME*

WASHINGTON COUNTY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that the Washington County Board of Adjustment & Appeals will meet Monday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Washington County Board Room (5th Floor) at 14949 62nd Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082 to consider a request for Variance to the Washington County Development Code, Chapter Five, Lower St. Croix River Bluffland & Shoreland Management Regulations Section 4.2, (1) (A) (1) 2.5 acre minimum lot size, (2) 200’ minimum lot width at building setback line, and (5) building setback from bluffline in order to construct a single-family residential structure on a lot that is 194 feet wide at the building setback line with a 20-foot setback from the bluffline.

The property encompasses approximately 2.4 acres, and is generally described as parts of Section 14, Township 27, Range 20, in Denmark Township. The property is located at 16117 87th Street S, Hastings, MN and legally described as:

LOT F SUBDIVISIONCD 79677 SUBDIVISIONNAME RLS #37 SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 027 RANGE 020 A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 8, SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 027 NORTH RANGE 20 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA; AND TRACT F OF REGISTERED LAND SURVEY NO. 37, ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF TITLES, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA, all being more fully described.

 

PID: 14.027.20.33.0011

 

The public is encouraged to attend and testify. Both written and oral statements will be accepted at the hearing. Members of the public who wish to share their comments or concerns, prior to the meeting, may provide them via email at Publicworks@co.washington.mn.us. Comments or concerns will be provided to each commissioner. 

Washington County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

 

Dated:  July 6, 2021

WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEALS

 

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July 14, 2021

 

 

Summary of Advertisement

for Washington County

Requests for Bids are being solicited until 2:00 p.m., August 10, 2021, for Mill and Overlay of CR 66 (Greeley St. S. in Stillwater, MN), for Washington County.

Go to: http//www.co.washington.mn.us/bids.aspx for further details.

 

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