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Docket Number: D-581

Area shown in red:
Geographic area of boundary adjustment:
Faribault CountyCity of Wells
Faribault CountyTownship of Clark
Acres transferred: 
Total Acreage: 82.00
Transfer Type: Detachment
Date Received: 11/07/17
Decision: Date decision regarding the petition was made - 12/18/17
Outcome: Final outcome of the petition - Approved
Fee: Filing fee received with petition - 410.00
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 2017-43 withdrawing objection; 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: 2004 city rural service district (75% of city rate); between Dec. 2016 & June 2017, city offered lower rates but not twp rate.
Reason: Statement of reasons the petitioner(s) or the municipality is seeking the detachment - No benefit from city; subjected to city rural service tax rate that is approx. 1,155% higher than twp rate (2017 rural tax rate 88.39% and 7.65% twp rate). Parcel annexed in 2003 and never needed for development.
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 - 12/21/17
Distribution: Date map and petition were sent to state agency contacts - 11/07/17
Comments: Dennis and Diane Lutteke Property (was annexed in 2003 in OA-965-1). City withdrew their objection to the petition and passed resolution supporting petition for detachment. Order issued Dec. 19, 2017 approving detachment, canceling mediation and hearing.
Initiating Documents and Map:
City Resolution :
Notice of Hearing: