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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - LID #36

CITY OF BLAINE, WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL 

LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 36

(GATEWAY MANUFACTURING AREA)

AND 

ORDINANCE NO. 21-2954

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the final assessment roll for Local Improvement District No. 36 (Gateway Manufacturing Area) (the “District”), established for the purpose of constructing stormwater improvements (including public trail and wetland mitigation) as ordered by Ordinance No. 19-2937 of the City of Blaine, Washington (“City”), has been prepared as required by law and, together with a draft of Ordinance No. 21-2954 adopting the final assessment roll including conditions and prohibitions on connections to the stormwater improvements are on file and open to inspection on the City’s website, and at the office of the City Clerk at Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Blaine, Washington.

NOTICE FURTHER IS GIVEN that the City Council will conduct the assessment roll hearing and has fixed the time for the hearing upon the final assessment roll and Ordinance No. 21-2954 for 6:00 p.m., local time, on February 8, 2021. The City Council meeting and public hearing will be held virtually. Information on how to “attend” the City Council meeting, as well as participate in the public hearing, will be included on the agenda. Participation in the public hearing can be done via webcam and/or telephone. Written testimony sent via email or mail is also accepted. Please contact the City Clerk at 360-332-8311 seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting if you have any issues or concerns about your ability to participate in the meeting. There will be a phone number included on the City Council agenda that you can call if you experience any technical difficulties immediately before and during the public hearing. City Council meeting agendas are published the Friday before each City Council meeting. 

Any person desiring to object to any assessment appearing on the final assessment roll for the District or objections to conditions on connections to the stormwater improvements is notified to make all objections in writing and to file them with the City Clerk on or before the time fixed for hearing on the final assessment roll. All objections should state clearly the grounds of the objections and should contain lot, block and addition, section, tax number, or other identifying description of the property. Written testimony may be emailed to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com or mailed to the City Council at 435 Martin St., Suite 3000, Blaine, WA 98230. Written testimony must be received prior to the City Council meeting.

At the time of the public hearing, and at such other times to which the hearing may be adjourned, the City Council will sit as a board of equalization for the purpose of considering objections duly filed, together with all information and evidence in support of those objections, and for the purpose of considering the assessment roll. At the hearing, or adjournment thereof, the City Council may correct, revise, raise, lower, change or modify the roll or any part thereof, or set aside the roll and order a new assessment. The City Council will consider all protests and will confirm the assessment roll by ordinance. When property has been entered originally upon the roll, and the assessment thereon is not raised, no objection shall be considered by the City Council or by any court on appeal unless the objection is made in writing at or prior to the date fixed for commencement of the hearing upon the roll.

Samuel Crawford

City Clerk

City of Blaine, Washington

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