We have received word that the City of St. Paul has started sending out initial invoices for its 2019 Mill & Overlay projects.
As with the 2018 projects, the City’s policy of burdening property owners on thoroughfares with the vastly disproportionate costs of maintaining those streets for everyone is unfair and contrary to the law.
Based on initial conversations with Downtown property owners, there is considerable anger and a desire to contest these charges. We are therefore planning to appeal the 2019 charges for those owners, just as we have done on behalf of more than 45 appellants for 2018. We are also gathering initial expressions of interest from owners with property on any of the other 2019 streets.
As with our 2018 appeals, our attorney Jack Hoeschler will represent us in any 2019 joint appeals.
Which Properties Can I Express Interest For?
The 2019 Mill & Overlay projects are as follows:
- Arlington Avenue: East Shore Drive to White Bear Avenue
- Cleveland Avenue: Yorkshire Avenue to Mississippi River Boulevard
- Pascal Street: University Avenue to St. Anthony Avenue (completed April 2019)
- Prior Avenue: I-94 to Summit Avenue
- St. Clair Avenue: Fairview Avenue to Snelling Avenue
- Lowertown: All streets east of Jackson Street to Broadway Street except 4th and 7th Streets and 8th Street from Wacouta Street to Wall Street
If you own property on any of the above streets and have received or anticipate receiving a bill for Mill & Overlay work completed in 2019, we want to hear from you.
How do I express interest in a joint appeal?
You can fill out our new Expression of Intent Form for 2019.
The form is your initial expression of interest in appealing the 2019 Mill & Overlay charges collectively on a contingency basis. You can also call us on (612) 351-2311 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about appealing.