Rice County


Adoption of Resolution #17-041 - Resolution for Levying Special Assessments on Rice County Drainage Systems


Department:Auditor/Treasurer's OfficeSponsors:

Resolution/Ordinance Body






WHEREAS, the Rice County Board of Commissioners sit as the Rice County Drainage Authority; and


WHEREAS, M.S. 103.725 provides that all fees and costs incurred relating to drainage systems, including repairs, inspections, engineering, viewing and publications, are costs of the drainage system and must be assessed against the property and entities benefited; and


WHEREAS, some drainage systems accounts carry negative balances or will benefit from establishment of a maintenance fund for future repairs and general administrative cost allocations; and


WHEREAS, the negative-balance system accounts have benefited from inter-fund loans from the general fund of the County which must be reimbursed from the proceeds of the drainage system that received the transfer with interest; and


WHEREAS, if there is not enough money in the drainage system account to pay drainage systems costs, the Board must assess the costs on all property and entities that have been assessed benefits for the drainage system before and after a redetermination has been finalized; and


WHEREAS, some lands have been split or combined with other lands since last assessed or redetermined and have now had their benefits pro-rated as provided for in Exhibit A; and


WHEREAS, our policy allows for assessments paid by November 30, 2017, to be paid without interest and unpaid assessments under $100.00 to be levied as a special assessment with property taxes for one year and those unpaid special assessments of $100.00 or more to be levied with property taxes over five years beginning with taxes payable in 2018  with interest at the rate of 3% on the unpaid balances as of December 1, 2017; and


WHEREAS, Rice County policy states that assessments calculated at less than $10.00 per parcel will be charged a minimum assessment of $10.00;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rice County Board of Commissioners, as the drainage authority for Rice County, hereby adopts the following drainage system special assessments totaling $1,230,533.08 and directs certification to the County Auditor/Treasurer for collection:


Ditch #                                                                                                  Amount to Levy

Joint 6: Redetermined in 2014                                                                      $  90,131.68

County 6                                                                                                  $  19,611.23

County 7: Redetermined in 2015                                                        $113,983.88

County 9: Prior to 2016 Redetermination                                          $  66,361.85

County 9: Redetermined in 2016                                                        $197,990.36

County 11A                                                                                    $  24,371.83

County 13A                                                                                    $  12,349.40

County 14                                                                                                  $  83,936.14

County 15                                                                                                  $  18,768.64

County 17: Prior to 2015 Redetermination                                          $  14,869.25

County 17: Redetermined 2015 After Tile Abandonment                            $    9,559.50

County 17: Redetermined 2015 Before Tile Abandonment              $  10,003.96

County 22                                                                                                  $  33,295.17

County 23: Prior to 2015 Redetermination                                          $  36,710.47

County 23: Redetermined in 2015                                                        $116,702.98

County 27                                                                                                  $    3,462.58

County 30: Redetermined in 2016                                                        $101,638.41

County 31: Redetermined  in 2017                                                        $  91,821.79

County 32A: Prior to 2015 Redetermination                                          $  44,061.92

County 32A: Redetermined in 2015                                                        $  75,353.71

County 33: Prior to 2014 Redetermination                                          $    5,710.36

County 33: Redetermined in 2014                                                        $  59,837.97




Dated this 12th day of September, 2017.



                                                                                    RICE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS





                                                                                    Jake Gillen, Chairperson







Sara Folsted, County Administrator


Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 8:30 AM Video Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
MOVER:Dave Miller, County Board Member
SECONDER:Jeff Docken, County Board Member
AYES:Jake Gillen, Galen Malecha, Dave Miller, Steve Bauer, Jeff Docken


Sep 12, 2017 8:30 AMVideo (Windows Media) MP4 VideoBoard of CommissionersRegular Meeting

8:58 AMSo they should get a check, andthen they'll get a bill from usthe same week.
Well, it's better to give them the check first and thenbill, rather than the other wayaround. We've been through that scenario before.
Go ahead, commissionerdocken.>> well, and the purpose of that is obviously so that they canknow that they can pay it in itsentirety, so they would beoffsetting any kind of income is kind of the deal. I think that that was a requesta while ago, that you don't haveto pay tax on it this one year, and then come around and pay theassessment the next year. Why not be able to do it both inthe same year? So it made a lot of sense to doit that way.
Thank you.>> anyone else?
I'll make a motion to approveresolution 17-041.>> second.>> i've got a motion by Commissioner Miller and a secondby Commissioner Docken. Any other discussion on thishere?

8:59 AMHearing none, all those in favorof the motion signify by sayingaye.
Opposed, same sign.>> motion carried.>> no.anybody that's opposed to this motion?hearing none, all those in favorof the motion signify by sayingaye.
Aye.>> oh, opposed, same sign.yeah, we already got it.everything fell into place. motion carries.okay.
Next item, i'm seeking yourapproval of setting a public hearing for the redeterminationof benefits and combining someof the accounting records oncounty ditch 25 for October 10th at 9:00 a. M. And we will send out therequired notifications afterthis action is granted.
9:00 AMOkay.>> so moved.>> second.>> i've got a motion by Commissioner Docken and a secondby Commissioner Bauer. Any discussion on this at all?

9:00 AMOf the motion signify by sayingaye.
Aye.>> opposed, same sign. motion carried.
And then we do have a finallandowners' meeting scheduledfor September 14th at 5:00 a.m.
Friday this week.>> or is it?>> yeah, it's Friday this week,i think.
Or was it thursday?>> thursday.>> yeah, thursday.>> okay, thank you.
Highway next.dennis.you gave us all this paper onour desk here already.
Good morning, Mr. Chair,board members.yes, I have a packet ofinformation that's later on in the agenda.i have six items for us today.
9:01 AMDennis, wow.>> okay, so first up, we want a final payment on contract 17-05. That was allied blacktop. They did about 26 miles of sealcoating for us this year.