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Docket Number: D-500

Area shown in red:
Geographic area of boundary adjustment:
Meeker CountyCity of Cosmos
Meeker CountyTownship of Cosmos
Acres transferred: 
Total Acreage: 64.14
Transfer Type: Detachment
Date Received: 08/06/12
Decision: Date decision regarding the petition was made - 10/03/13
Outcome: Final outcome of the petition - Approved
Fee: Filing fee received with petition - 320.70
Map: Map of the affected area received - Yes
Description: Legal description of the affected area received - Yes
Minn. Stat. § 414.06, subd. 1: Petition of 75% and over 40 acres - Yes
City Resolution Information: Resolution dated August 28, 2012; opposing petition.
Township Resolution Information: Resolution dated September 5, 2012; neutral to petition.
Filed with affected city?: Yes
Filed with clerk of the affected township?: Yes
Filed with county recorder?: Yes
Efforts undertaken to resolve issues forming the basis for the petition: Met with City Council.
Reason: Statement of reasons the petitioner(s) or the municipality is seeking the detachment - Extreme tax increases (8-10 times higher than township); past and future development poor.
Buildings: Number and character of buildings - None
Rural: Area is rural in character? - Yes
Improvements: Are there any municipal improvements? - None
Population: 0
First Hearing: Date the first hearing was held - 10/03/12
Mediation:Date directed into mediation - 10/05/12
Recovened Hearing: Date of reconvened hearing - 08/16/13
Distribution: Date map and petition were sent to state agency contacts - 08/06/12
Comments: Randy and Judy Schiro Property. Parties selected Daniel Gislason as mediator. February 25, 2013 mediator declared an impasse. March 14, 2013 referred to hearing (ALJ James LaFave assigned).
Initiating Documents and Map:
Acknowledgement Letter:
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Notice of Hearing:
Notice of Hearing Reconvened:
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