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Docket Number: D-541

Area shown in red:
Geographic area of boundary adjustment:
Martin CountyCity of Dunnell
Martin CountyTownship of Lake Fremont
Acres transferred: 
Total Acreage: 39.84
Transfer Type: Detachment
Date Received: 11/20/14
Decision: Date decision regarding the petition was made - 04/21/15
Outcome: Final outcome of the petition - Approved
Fee: Filing fee received with petition - 199.20
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 100% and under 40 acres - Yes
City Resolution Information: City Resolution 2014-06; opposing detachment. See Procedural Comments.
Township Resolution Information: Township Resolution dated December 8, 2014; supporting detachment.
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: Petitioners have spoken with city administration as well as having made a direct plea and personal appearance before the city council. All to no avail.
Reason: Statement of reasons the petitioner(s) or the municipality is seeking the detachment - Property receives no benefits from the city, nor does it have any access to the city. It is cropland and taxes have been raised disproportionately for the services, or lack therof, received.
Buildings: Number and character of buildings - None
Rural: Area is rural in character? - Yes
Improvements: Are there any municipal improvements? - None
Population: 0
Mediation:Date directed into mediation - 12/16/14
Distribution: Date map and petition were sent to state agency contacts - 11/20/14
Comments: Willow Farms, Inc. ALJ Barbara Neilson assigned (OAH Docket 11-0330-32077). First hearing scheduled for 1-12-15 cancelled. April 7, 2015 City passed Resolution 2015-01 to: rescind Resolution 2014-06 opposing petition, and support the petitioner for detachment.
Initiating Documents and Map:
City Resolution :
Township Resolution:
Notice of Hearing: