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RESOLUTION NO. 2020 - 28
Dated: May 12, 2020
The City of Baraboo, Wisconsin
FINAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT
AND LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AGAINST BENEFITTED
PROPERTY
IN
BARABOO, WISCONSIN
WHEREAS, the governing body of Baraboo, Wisconsin, held a public
hearing in the Council Chambers of the City Hall at 101 South Blvd,
Baraboo, WI 53913 at 7:00 p.m. on the 12th day of May, 2020, for the
purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the Preliminary
Resolution and report of the City Engineer and final assessments against
benefited properties on the proposed public improvements consisting
of installation of sidewalk and curb & gutter and heard all persons who
desired to speak at the hearing.
The property to be assessed lies within the following described
assessment district:
ASSESSMENT DISTRICTS
New Sidewalk - That property on:
• East side of Tuttle Street (between 9th & 10 Streets) - approximately
1,360 sq ft.
• North side of 9th Street (from Tuttle St west 270 Ft) - approximately
1,350 sq ft.
• 13th Avenue (between Amundson Dr & Birch St) - approximately
3,290 sq ft.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City of Baraboo,
Wisconsin, determines as follows:
1. The Report of the City Engineer, a copy of which is on file in the
office of the City Engineer is incorporated herein by reference as if fully
set forth herein, and the plans and specifications and assessments set
forth therein are adopted and approved.
2. The City Engineer has advertised for bids and will supervise the
construction of the improvements in accordance with the report hereby
adopted.
3. Payment for the improvements shall be made by assessing 100%
of the final construction cost to the property benefited as indicated in the
report.
4. Assessments shown on the report represent an exercise of the
police power and have been determined on a reasonable basis and are
hereby confirmed.
5. Assessments for all projects included in the report are hereby
combined as a single assessment but any interested property owner may
object to each assessment separately or all assessments jointly for any
purpose.
6. The assessments shall be paid to the City Treasurer in full within 30
days from the date of invoice, except that the following payment options
are available:
• Pay in full within 30 days to avoid interest charges.
• 3-year installment agreement for assessments between $500 and
$1,000. Pay 1/3 down within 30 days of date of invoice and sign an
installment agreement. For sidewalk projects completed in conjunction
with street reconstruction, the interest rate will be the prime lending
rate at the time of the agreement plus 1 1/2%. For sidewalk projects
completed independent of street reconstruction, the interest rate will
be the prime lending rate at the time of the agreement. Interest is
charged starting 30 days after the invoice date and future installments
will be entered on the tax roll for collection.
• 5-year installment agreement for assessments between $1,000 and
$5,000. Pay 1/5th down within 30 days of date of invoice and sign an
installment agreement. For sidewalk projects completed in conjunction
with street reconstruction, the interest rate will be the prime lending
rate at the time of the agreement plus 1 1/2%. For sidewalk projects
completed independent of street reconstruction, the interest rate will
be the prime lending rate at the time of the agreement. Interest is
charged starting 30 days after the invoice date and future installments
will be entered on the tax roll for collection.
• 7-year installment agreement for assessments between $5,000 and
$9,999. Pay 1/7th down within 30 days of date of invoice and sign an
installment agreement. For sidewalk projects completed in conjunction
with street reconstruction, the interest rate will be the prime lending
rate at the time of the agreement plus 1 1/2%. For sidewalk projects
completed independent of street reconstruction, the interest rate will
be the prime lending rate at the time of the agreement. Interest is
charged starting 30 days after the invoice date and future installments
will be entered on the tax roll for collection.
• 10-year installment agreement for assessments over $10,000. Pay
1/10th down within 30 days of date of invoice and sign an installment
agreement. For sidewalk projects completed in conjunction with street
reconstruction, the interest rate will be the prime lending rate at the
time of the agreement plus 1 1/2%. For sidewalk projects completed
independent of street reconstruction, the interest rate will be the prime
lending rate at the time of the agreement. Interest is charged starting
30 days after the invoice date and future installments will be entered
on the tax roll for collection.
• Financial Hardship. A property owner who has a household income
which is 80% or less of the medium income in Sauk County based
upon the current published figures, or who is not eligible for a
Community Development Block Grant loan as stated above, shall be
eligible to repay the City for the assessment at the rate of $100 per
year or 5% of the total assessment, whichever is greater, plus annual
interest of 1% until paid. The Community Development Authority staff
shall verify low-income eligibility and shall make a recommendation as
to such eligibility to the City Council. If there is an outstanding balance
at the time of sale or transfer of the property, except between spouses,
the remaining balance shall become due. A property owner requesting
financial hardship eligibility shall submit a copy of their most recently
filed State of Wisconsin tax return if filed, or otherwise show proof of
annual household income.
For each year ending in either 5 or 0, the property owner shall re-submit
proof of financial hardship to the City. If the property owner continues
to qualify under the policy guidelines, the hardship status will remain.
If the property owner does not qualify, the remaining balance of the
assessment shall be paid pursuant to an Installment Agreement, the
term of which will be determined based on said remaining balance as
outlined above.
• COVID-19 Deferral. A property owner who can demonstrate to the
reasonable satisfaction of the City that their financial condition has
been negatively affected by COVID-19 will still be eligible for the
appropriate installment plan above, but the 1st payment will not be
due until July 15, 2021.
• Balance on Tax Roll. If the property owner does not pay in full within 30
days from the invoice date or qualify for an installment plan, the entire
balance will be placed on the next tax roll for collection with interest
added at 1% per month.
In all cases, the deferral of payment shall be become immediately due
and payable to the City, without notice, if the property owner defaults
in the payment of any installment for a period of 30 days following the
specified due date thereof, or if the property owner shall transfer, sell
or convey any legal or equitable interest in the lot or parcel subject to
the special tax herein. If all or any part of any installment payment is not
made in accordance with the terms of this resolution, the entire unpaid
principal balance, together with the accrued interest thereon, shall at the
City’s option shall be deemed to be delinquent and said amount shall
be extended upon the current or next tax roll as a delinquent special
tax against the subject lot or parcel of land and immediately upon being
placed on the tax roll as a delinquent special tax, interest shall accrue
thereon at the then existing rate for delinquent taxes and all proceedings
in relation to the collection, return and sale of property for delinquent real
estate taxes shall apply to such special packs.
7· The City Clerk shall publish this Resolution as a Class 1 notice
under ch. 985, Stats., in the assessment district and mail a copy of this
Resolution and a statement of the final assessment against the benefited
property together with notice of installment payment privileges to every
property owner whose name appears on the assessment roll whose post
office address is known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained.
Dated: May 12, 2020
Published: May 20, 2020
Signed /s/ Michael Palm, Mayor
Attest /s/ Brenda Zeman, City Clerk
Offered by: Public Safety Committee
Motion: Kolb
Second: Wedekind
PUB: BNR: 5/21/2020
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