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Posted: 1/21/2021 12:50:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2021 12:50:53 AM EDT by fullmetaledges]
I just got a notice from the city in the mail today that said they’re going to mill and overlay our neighborhood. Has anybody else gone through this and how much did it cost you? In the letter from the city it says that it’s going to cost me as a homeowner at minimum $1000.
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 12:11:17 AM EDT
$9000 for me included water and sewer update.
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 12:51:33 AM EDT
Mine was about 3K if you get by for 1K be happy.
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 1:21:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2021 2:31:30 PM EDT by fullmetaledges]
Originally Posted By fubarack:
$9000 for me included water and sewer update.
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Did your property value go up by $9000? After doing some research, legally they can only charge you for compensation. In the case of road maintenance that means your property value.
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 3:50:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 4:24:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2021 4:30:15 PM EDT by fullmetaledges]
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Originally Posted By Rat_Patrol:
Wait,

If they fix the road in front of your house, you directly have to cut a check?
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If they use the special assessment process you do. They charge households that “benefit” from the road maintenance. Looking into it further it’s a pretty shady process and most cities don’t follow the law it seems. The special assessments that they levy seems to be a way that most cities make up for their insolvency.

Per the law they can only charge property owners an amount that is equal to the increase in value that the property gets because of the work being done. For road maintenance this added value usually amounts to $0. As you can see from the letter I received they are trying to charge us 40% of the total project cost.

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Link Posted: 1/22/2021 4:37:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 7:59:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fullmetaledges:


Did your property value go up by $9000? After doing some research, legally they can only charge you for compensation. In the case of road maintenance that means your property value.
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Hard to tell, the country changed how property values were established a couple years back.  All I remember was it was complicated how they arrived at values. I did not argue the point as fighting city hall...  I got a new street and sidewalk, water and sewer so I am not complaining.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 8:00:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rat_Patrol:
Wait,

If they fix the road in front of your house, you directly have to cut a check?
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You can have it added to taxes if you want which is what I did.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 3:23:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fubarack:



You can have it added to taxes if you want which is what I did.
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With an interest rate on top of it. Fuck this scam. More people need to stand up to it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 5:34:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fullmetaledges:


With an interest rate on top of it. Fuck this scam. More people need to stand up to it.
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The interest rate was the same as city pays.  As a taxpayer you are going to pay for it one way or another no such thing as free lunch and upgrades were needed.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 8:04:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fubarack:



The interest rate was the same as city pays.  As a taxpayer you are going to pay for it one way or another no such thing as free lunch and upgrades were needed.
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You paid interest on your taxes. Think about that for a second.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 9:11:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fullmetaledges:


You paid interest on your taxes. Think about that for a second.
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You are correct, and I could have wrote a check on the spot but just did not feel like doing it. It really doesn't matter as the city has to put out a bond (borrow) the money to pay contractor for said work.  City needs to tax residents to pay back said bond.
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