Public Notice - Discontinuation of Special Assessment Prepayment Option

October 16th, 2015: Annandale, Minn. – The Board of Managers of the Clearwater River Watershed District (CRWD) hereby gives notice that the option to prepay special assessments for ongoing operation & maintenance of CRWD projects will no longer be offered. Per MN Statutes 103D.631, the CRWD is not required to offer a prepayment option. In addition, the costs exceed the benefits prepayment provides, resulting in said projects losing money over time.

As such, prepayment notices will no longer be mailed to owners of property affected by an operation & maintenance special assessment. Instead, each special assessment roll will be certified to the counties against each affected property, to be collected in the following year's property taxes. The CRWD will not charge any interest, but there will be a small fee added by the counties to cover their processing costs.

If you have any questions on this action, please contact the CRWD office at (320) 274-3935.

For the Board,

Cole Loewen