FISH LAKE TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS, ADOPTION OF BUSINESS SUBSIDY CRITERIA AND PROPOSED GRANTING OF BUSINESS SUBSIDY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of Fish Lake Township, Minnesota, (the “Township”) will hold a public hearing at a meeting of the Town Board beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, March 12, 2018, to be held at the Fish Lake Township Town Hall, 2170 Brunswick Road, Harris, Minnesota to consider:
(i) a proposal that the Township abate all or a portion of property taxes levied by the Township on the properties identified by the following parcel identification numbers (the “Property”): click here for list of property ids
The total amount of the taxes proposed to be abated by the Township on the Property for a period not to exceed 15 years is estimated to be not more than $1,248,446. The Town Board will consider the property tax abatement to assist in the financing a portion of the acquisition, construction and installation of high-speed internet within the Township (the “Project”);
The Township proposes to issue General Obligation Tax Abatement Bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,245,000 to finance the Project.
(ii) the proposed adoption of business subsidy criteria pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 116J.993 through 116J.995; and
(iii) granting a business subsidy to Qwest Corporation, d/b/a Century Link QC for facilitation of the Project. Creation and retention of job goals is not a goal of the business subsidy for the Project and the Township will not require setting the wage and job goals for the Project in the business subsidy agreement.
Information about the proposed tax abatements, a copy of the proposed business subsidy criteria and a draft of the business subsidy agreement are on file and available for public inspection at the office of the Town Clerk at the Town Hall during regular business hours.
Any person with residence in or the owner of taxable property in the Township may file a written complaint with the Township if the Township fails to comply with Minnesota Statutes, Sections 116J.993 to 116J.995, and no action may be filed against the Township for the failure to comply unless a written complaint is filed.
All interested persons may appear at the public hearing and present their views orally or in writing. Anyone needing reasonable accommodations or an interpreter should contact the Town Clerk's office at the Town Hall, telephone (651) 674-7709.
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
/s/ Andrea Nekowitsch, Town Clerk