County Administrator Josh Stevenson asked for the board undertake a resolution with regard to new home tax conclusions regarding the market place worth of Enbridge Power L.P.’s state-assessed house for assessment a long time 2012-2014 and 2015-2016. Enbridge Energy appealed the Section of Revenue’s valuations of its condition-assessed property for evaluation years 2012-2014 and for assessment many years 2015-2016. On Could 6, 2021, the tax court docket issued its closing apportionable marketplace benefit and buy for judgment.
The conclusion of the court docket for the 2012 evaluation calendar year was appealed by the Department of Earnings, but all other evaluation decades had been not appealed and will have the taxes recomputed. This could end result in a refund getting compensated to Enbridge Electricity along with accrued fascination from the original date of payment.
The resolution Stevenson asked for the board undertake requests the state of Minnesota spend any refunds, additionally fascination, on behalf of the county out of the Point out Typical Fund. The resolution determined this error in assessment was caused by the Minnesota Office of Revenue and this payment due to Enbridge Power need to be the accountability of the point out to rectify, in the same way to how the county rectifies its possess nearby abatements.
Stevenson reported with no a point out payment alternative, this would set a financial stress on Cass County and a lot of of its regional units of govt, demanding them to resort to bonding and/or significantly raise taxes on all assets owners. He also explained a lot of of the 13 counties impacted by this tax court selection have passed very similar resolutions and submitted them to Minnesota legislative leaders for thought.
Commissioner Bob Kangas motioned to adopt the resolution, with commissioner Scott Bruns seconding and all users present unanimously approving.
In other small business, the county board:
Accredited a request by County Engineer Darrick Anderson, who requested the board to approve an amended agreement with North Country Overhead Doorway LLC to swap 7 garage doorways at the Walker Highway Office shop for $50,163.
Anderson said the request was permitted past calendar year for nine doors at a decrease rate, but thanks to an amplified bid coming in for the salt drop and brine facility only two of the doors have been put in, with the installation of the other 7 currently being delayed. Anderson explained North Place Overhead Doorway agreed to hold its labor price, but because of to greater pricing on the products the bid required to be elevated by 10% about the first bid. Board Chair Jeff Peterson questioned if this job was set out for bids, with Anderson declaring it was publicly bid last calendar year and if it was put up for bid yet again then labor price ranges may be enhanced. The board unanimously authorized the amount raise to North Nation Overhead Doorway.
Authorised a joint powers arrangement with the Minnesota Department of Organic Assets for the Mud Goose Wildlife Administration Space/County Highway 139 highway advancement project.
Permitted an agreement with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe on trails in just Cass County correct-of-way on County Highway 60 and County Freeway 75.
Accredited recommending to the city of Hackensack award Utility Devices of America the agreement for the joint undertaking in Hackensack on County Highway 204 in the amount of $2,299,075.35 with the county’s part currently being $997,685.
Adopted a resolution to post the Mississippi River Headwaters In depth Management Plant to the Minnesota Board of H2o and Soil Sources for closing acceptance.
The future conferences are as follows: the annual setting up work session, 9 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the Land Office conference place in Backus commissioner’s board meeting, 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at the boardroom in the courthouse annex in Walker and commissioner’s board assembly, 6 p.m. July 21 at Smoky Hollow Township, 8969 42nd St. NE, Swatara.