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NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF resolution of intention To LEVY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO REPAY A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BOND TO BE ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINANCING DNRC LOAN NUMBER SRF-18-414 WHICH PROVIDED FOR THE PAYMENT OF A PORTION OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING COLLECTION PIPES, A LIFT STATION, AND RELATED WASTEWATER COLLECTION INFRASTRUCTURE, AND PROVIDING FOR MAINTENANCE OF SUCH IMPROVEMENTS, FINANCING THE COSTS THEREOF AND INCIDENTAL COSTS AND CALLING FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF THIS RESOLUTION AND ESTABLISHING A PROTEST PERIOD AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners of Dawson County, Montana (the “County”) on August 6, 2019 passed Resolution No. 2019-20 creating Rural Special Improvement and Maintenance District No. 48 (the “District”) pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 12, Part 21 for the purposes of refinancing of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation State Revolving Fund Loan Number SRF-18-414 (the “DNRC Loan”), which provided for the construction of certain wastewater infrastructure improvements including collection and service lines, a lift station, and related wastewater collection and transportation infrastructure including in the area previously identified as the West Glendive Metropolitan Sanitary Sewer District which connects to the City of Glendive’s wastewater system (the “Improvements”), to benefit those properties identified and listed on Exhibit B of Resolution No. 2019-20 and to finance a deposit to a reserve account for the District and pay the costs of issuance via a Series 2019 Rural Special Improvement District Bond payable over a term of 18 years at two and one half percent (2.5%) from special assessments to be levied against property in the District, which properties are specially benefited by the Improvements, in an amount estimated to be $1,963,000 (the “Series 2019 Bond”).
On August 6, 2019, the County passed its Resolution No. 2019-21 of its intention to create an Improvement Special Assessment for purposes of repaying the Series 2019 Bond to be levied annually against each lot or parcel in the District in an equal amount per benefitted parcel. Resolution No. 2019-21 proposes levying a total estimated principal assessment for refinancing the DNRC Loan per parcel of $1,986.85. The estimated annual Improvement Special Assessment per parcel is $144. Property owners have the right to prepay assessments as provided by law. The semi-annual assessment payments are due November 30th and May 31st, with the first payment due November 30, 2019, and if not paid on such dates will then be delinquent. If an increase occurs in the number of benefitted lots, the Board will recalculate the amount assessable to each lot as provided in Section 7-12-2151(4), MCA.
Resolution No. 2019-21 further stated the County’s intention to levy an annual maintenance assessment pursuant to Section 7-12-2161, M.C.A. (the “Maintenance Special Assessment”) which will be assessed in addition to the Improvement Special Assessment, and which will typically be used for inspection and maintenance necessary to extend the useful life of the Improvements and to keep the system compliant with Montana Department of Environmental Quality permits and requirements. The first semi-annual Maintenance Special Assessment is estimated to be $67 per parcel. The annual Maintenance Special Assessment is estimated to increase an average of 3% per year to account for inflation in maintenance costs. The Maintenance Special Assessment will be based on the estimated annual maintenance requirements divided by the total number of benefitted lots in the District. The semi-annual maintenance assessment payments are due November 30th and May 31st, with the first payment due November 30, 2019, and if not paid on such dates will then be delinquent.
Resolution No. 2019-20 contains a listing of all properties in the District and the owners thereof and is on file at the office of the County Clerk and Recorder at 207 West Bell Street, Glendive, MT 59330.
Resolution No. 2019-20
A public hearing to consider protests and objections to the final adoption of the resolution to levy special assessments will be held at the Dawson County Courthouse Community Room, Glendive, Montana on August 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Any owner of real property within the District may make and file with the Dawson County Clerk & Recorder at 207 West Bell Street, Glendive, MT 59330 until 5:00 p.m., M.T., on August 26, 2019, a written protest against the proposed levy of the District’s proposed Improvement and/or Maintenance Special Assessments. Shirley Kreiman, the Dawson County Clerk & Recorder, may be contacted at 406-377-3058 for further information regarding the hearing or to review Resolution No. 2019-20 or Resolution no. 2019-21, and the proposed special assessments and accompanying exhibits.
Resolution no. 2019-21
This Notice is to be published in the Glendive Ranger-Review on August 11, 2019, and August 18, 2019, and will be mailed by the Clerk and Recorder to the owner of each benefitted lot or parcel in the District at least 10 days before the hearing.
Date August 6, 2019.
/s/ Shirley Kreiman, Dawson County Clerk Recorder, 207 West Bell Street, Glendive, MT 59330
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