2019 Pine County Tax-Forfeit Land Auction

10:00 A.M., September 20, 2019

Courthouse

635 Northridge Drive N.W., Pine City, MN

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale to the highest bidder (but at not less than the appraised value), at the County Board Room in the Courthouse in the City of Pine City, in the County of Pine, the following described parcels of land, or lots with buildings or structures forfeited to the State for non-payment of taxes, by resolution of the County Board, authorizing the same, and will commence at 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of September, 2019.

2019 Pine County Tax-Forfeit Land Auction

Sale Terms and Conditions

RESOLUTION 2019-35

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the parcels of land forfeited to the State for non-payment of taxes, appearing on the attached list filed with the County Auditor, which have been classified and appraised as provided by M.S.A. 282.01 to 282.13, shall be offered for sale by the County Auditor; said sale to commence at 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of September, 2019, and the County Auditor is hereby directed to publish the notice of sale as provided by law.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the terms of sale shall be cash up to $1,000.00 on any tract or combination of tracts or a minimum down payment thereon of 10%, whichever is greater, with no down payment being less than the appraised timber value plus the proportioned bid increase.  The balance is to be paid in ten equal annual principal payments, provided that no payment on principal, except the last payment shall be less than $1,000.00.  Interest shall be computed from the day of the sale at the rate set by M.S. 282.01, sub. 4.  Both principal and interest are payable annually on or before the Anniversary date of purchase. In the event of a contract cancellation, and less than 50% of the principle (original sale price) has been paid, reinstatement of the contract will not be allowed, requiring full payment of all financial obligations to retain the property.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all sales are subject to 3% state assurance, as required by state law.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all sales are subject to recording fees, a state deed fee, state deed tax, well certificate fee, if applicable and an annual billing fee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all parcels of said land shall be offered for sale subject to existing leases, easements or tax liens, if any.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that certain tax-forfeited lands may have unpaid special assessments for improvements that were canceled at the time of forfeiture.  Upon sale of this land, the municipality may establish an assessment schedule for payment of a portion or all of the unpaid special assessments.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, except for land in platted subdivisions and lands conveyed for correcting legal descriptions, all deeds requested will contain the following statement, "This property is not eligible for enrollment in a state funded program providing compensation for conservation of marginal land or wetlands".

Any parcel of land or lots not sold at the auction may be purchased at any time thereafter at not less than the appraised value until such time as the County Board may order a re-appraisal of the same or withdraw said land or lots from sale.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 6th day of August, 2019 by the Pine County Board of Commissioners.

Pine County Tax-Forfeit Land Auction

September 20, 2019

Note: appraised values listed may have been discounted to reflect conditions of the parcel and may not represent the valuation determined by the Assessor’s Office for determining property taxes.   

Previously Offered Last Year

1. WITHDRAWN

2. BREMEN TOWNSHIP (05.0170.000 split)

NW ¼ of SW ¼; (Timber Value $10,000)

19-44-21       43.50 acres         Appraised Value: $18,600

3. BREMEN TOWNSHIP (05.0170.000 split)

SW ¼ of SW ¼; (Timber Value $10,000)

19-44-21   43.30 acres         Appraised Value: $17,900

4. MUNCH TOWNSHIP (19.0100.000)

S ½ of NW ¼; (Timber Value $6,000)   

12-40-20    80 acres              Appraised Value: $35,600

5. WITHDRAWN

6. SANDSTONE TOWNSHIP (30.0207.000 split)

NW ¼ of NE ¼

22-42-19    40 acres            Appraised Value: $31,500

7. SANDSTONE TOWNSHIP (30.0207.000 split)

SW ¼ of NE ¼

22-42-19    40 acres            Appraised Value: $26,300

8. SANDSTONE TOWNSHIP (30.0207.000 split)

NW ¼ of SE ¼

22-42-19    40 acres             Appraised Value: $26,300

9. CITY OF SANDSTONE (45.0032.000) (OLD CREAMERY SITE)

All that part of the right of way and station grounds of the railway of the Great Northern Railway Company in the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NE1/4 of SE1/4) described as follows: Beginning at a point in the westerly boundary of said right of way and station grounds 40 feet distant northeasterly from the intersection of said right of way boundary by the northeasterly line of west fifth street in the City of Sandstone, extended, southeasterly; Thence northeasterly along said northwesterly right of way boundary, being the southeasterly line of Railroad Avenue in said City of Sandstone, a distance of 300 feet; thence southeasterly at right angles to the last  described course 100 feet; thence southwesterly parallel with said northwesterly right of way boundary 300 feet; thence northwesterly 100 feet to point of beginning.  

9-42-20    0.69 acres            Appraised Value: $13,900

New Offerings

10. ARLONE TOWNSHIP (01.0200.000)

That part of the NW¼ of NW¼ described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said NW¼ of the NW¼;

thence East along the North line of said NW¼ of the NW¼ a distance of 410.52 feet to the actual point of beginning; thence South parallel to the West line of said NW¼ of NW¼ a distance of 480.52 feet; thence East at right angles to the West line of the E ½  of NW¼  of NW¼ of Section 27, Township 41, Range 19; thence North along said West line of the North line of said NW¼ of NW¼ ; thence West along said North line  to the point of beginning

27-41-19    2.76 acres             Appraised Value: $9,900            

11. ARNA TOWNSHIP (02.0224.000)

NW ¼ of SW ¼; subject to an existing highway easement for Pine County State Aid Highway 25 recorded as document 352946 at the office of the Pine County Recorder.

25-42-16    40 acres            Appraised Value: $45,900             

12. ARNA TOWNSHIP (02.0292.003)

E ½ of W ½ of SW ¼ of NW ¼; subject to an existing highway easement for Pine County State Aid Highway 25 recorded as document 411305 at the office of the Pine County Recorder. (Timber Value $3,600)   

28-42-16    10 acres            Appraised Value: $15,900             

13. BREMEN TOWNSHIP (05.0297.000)

SW ¼ of SE ¼

35-44-21    40 acres             Appraised Value: $24,900             

14. BREMEN TOWNSHIP (05.0298.000)

NE ¼ of SW ¼; (Timber Value $10,800) *TORRENS

35-44-21    40 acres             Appraised Value: $29,900             

15. BROOK PARK TOWNSHIP (06.0081.002)

The West 475 feet of the NE ¼ of NW ¼ lying East and South of the Great Northern Railway

14-40-22    5.48 acres            Appraised Value: $9,900             

16. BROOK PARK TOWNSHIP (06.0338.004)

W ½ of E ½ of SW ¼ of SW ¼; subject to Pine County Highway No. 14 over and across the South 50 feet thereof

35-40-22    10 acres            Appraised Value: $17,900             

17. BRUNO TOWNSHIP (07.0015.000)

NW ¼ of SW ¼ of SW ¼; reserving for Pine County, its successors and assigns, a highway easement over, under and across the West 50 feet thereof. (Timber Value $4,700)  

1-44-18    10 acres             Appraised Value: $14,900             

18. FINLAYSON TOWNSHIP (13.5008.000)

Sandstone Acres; Lot 5, Block 1

32-43-20                 Appraised Value: $16,900             

19. KERRICK TOWNSHIP (16.0147.000)

Starting from the Southwest corner of the SW1/4 of SW1/4, thence 660 feet East to a point of beginning; thence 165 feet East to a point, thence 1320 feet North to a point; thence 165 feet West to a point, thence 1320 feet South back to a point of beginning. (Timber Value $1,400)  

Section 14-45-18     5 acres        Appraised Value: $6,500             

20. KETTLE RIVER TOWNSHIP (17.0323.000)

SW ¼ of NW ¼; (Timber Value $5,800)   *TORRENS

25-44-20    40 acres            Appraised Value: $52,900             

21. MISSION CREEK TOWNSHIP (18.0217.002)

The West 321.00 feet of the South 475.00 feet of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼

25-40-21    3.50 acres            Appraised Value: $500             

22. MISSION CREEK TOWNSHIP (18.5137.000)

Mission Creek Run; Lot 4, Block 2

28-40-21                Appraised Value: $8,900             

23. MUNCH TOWNSHIP (19.0024.000)

NE ¼ of SE ¼ Lying West of the Kettle River (or Govt. Lot 1); (Timber Value $4,600)  

4-40-20    31.96 acres        Appraised Value: $19,900             

24. MUNCH TOWNSHIP (19.0250.002)

N ½ of SW ¼ of SE ¼; (Timber Value $3,800)          

33-40-20    20 acres             Appraised Value: $29,900             

25. NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP (20.0270.000)

E ½ of SW ¼ West of Hay Creek; (Timber Value $10,700)  

34-43-16    43 acres             Appraised Value: $39,900             

26. NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP (20.5052.000)

Townsite of Cloverton; Lots 1 – 18, Block 4; reserving a public easement on existing State Grant-In-Aid snowmobile trail pursuant to State of Minnesota regulations.

36-43-16                 Appraised Value: $500             

27. – 29.  WITHDRAWN

30. NORMAN TOWNSHIP (22.0110.000)

SW ¼ of NE ¼; reserving to the State of Minnesota an access easement for the management of natural resources including timber harvest, forestry, and wildlife management activities over, under, and across the south 50 feet and the east 50 feet thereof. (Timber Value $12,000)  

7-44-19    40 acres            Appraised Value: $39,900   

31.  WITHDRAWN

32. POKEGEMA TOWNSHIP (28.0453.000)

SW ¼ of SE ¼ (or Govt. Lot 2)

29-39-21    28.5 acres            Appraised Value: $15,900             

33. POKEGAMA TOWNSHIP (28.5502.000)

Ausmus Maple Knoll; Lot 2, Block 3

25-39-22                 Appraised Value: $19,900             

34. SANDSTONE TOWNSHIP (30.0510.000)

That part of the E1/2 of NW1/4 described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the North boundary line of the highway right of way of County Highway No. 61, and the west boundary line of the E1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 17, Township 42, Range 20, thence north over and along the west boundary line of said E1/2 of NW1/4 a distance of 223 feet; thence East and parallel to the north boundary line of the highway right of way a distance of 210 feet; thence South and parallel to the West boundary line of said E1/2 of NW1/4 a distance of 223 feet more or less to the north boundary line of the highway right of way; thence West over and along the North boundary line of highway right of way a distance of 210 feet more or less to the point of beginning.

17-42-20       1.00 acre        Appraised Value: $7,900             

35. WINDEMERE TOWNSHIP (33.0451.000)

That part of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) Section Eleven (11), Township Forty-five (45) Range Nineteen (19) described as follows:  Beginning at the quarter post between Section Eleven (11) and Twelve (12), thence South along section line 40 chains and under the variation of 8D10’ to Southeast corner of said section, thence West under the variation of 8D15’ to a point 13 chains, 17 links west from Southeast section corner, thence North under the variation of 8D10’ to a point 20 chains North from last named point, thence following the lake shore first in a Northeasterly direction to a point on the quarter line running East and West through said section located 23 chains, 59 links West from above named quarter post, thence East on quarter line under the variation 8D30’ to place of beginning.  Less part of the Southeast Quarter described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of said SE1/4; thence westerly along the south line of said SE1/4 a distance of 869.22 feet (13 chains 17 links); thence northerly, parallel with the east line of said SE1/4, a distance of 1235 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Lake Eleven, thence NELY, along last said shoreline, a distance of 325 feet, more or less to the intersection with the north line of the South 1270 feet of said SE1/4; thence ELY along last said north line a distance of 551 feet, more or less, to said east line of the SE1/4; thence SLY, along last said east line a distance of 1270.02 feet, more or less to the point of beginning.

11-45-19    7.60 acres                       Appraised Value: $169,000             

36. WITHDRAWN

37. WINDEMERE TOWNSHIP (33.6152.000)

Wild Acres East; Lot 3, Block 8; *TORRENS

28-45-19                                 Appraised Value: $7,000             

38. CITY OF ASKOV (34.0121.000)

West 10 acres of SW ¼ of NW ¼; Subject to an existing highway easement for Pine County Road 142 recorded as document 304212 at the office of the Pine County Recorder. (Timber Value $3,200)   

29-43-19    10 acres            Appraised Value: $16,900             

39. CITY OF HINCKLEY (40.5567.000)

Carriage Hills Estates; Lot 7, Block 2

25-41-21                 Appraised Value: $13,900             

40. CITY OF PINE CITY (42.0242.000)

Commencing at a certain point on the center line of the Pine City and Chengwatana Road where the said road crosses the Section line between Section 33 and 34, Twp. 39, Range 21, Pine County, Minnesota, thence running Westerly along North line of said road a distance of 197 feet to a point 100 feet East of the Southwest corner of Lot 1 of Auditor’s Subdivision of said Section 33, Twp. 39, Range 21, thence due North to the water line of Cross Lake, thence Easterly along the lake shore of said Cross Lake to a point on the East line of said Section 33; thence Southerly along said section line to the place of beginning, excepting therefrom, however, the East 100 feet thereof. The aforesaid tract of land is also described as follows: Lot 1, Auditor’s Subdivision of Section 33, Township 39, Range 21, Pine County, Minnesota, less the East 100 feet thereof and less the West 100 feet thereof. Reserving for Pine County, its successors and assigns, a highway easement over, under and across all that part of the described parcel which lies between the centerline of Pine County State Aid Highway 8 as existing in 2019, and a line run parallel with and 50 feet northerly of the centerline of Pine County State Aid Highway 8 as existing in 2019.

33-39-21    .47 acres                        Appraised Value: $105,600             

Note: appraised values listed may have been discounted to reflect conditions of the parcel and may not represent the valuation determined by the Assessor’s Office for determining property taxes.   

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Published in the Pine City Pioneer on September 5, 2019


SUMMARY OF

MINUTES OF THE

PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Regular Meeting – Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

Pine County Courthouse

Pine City, Minnesota

Chair Josh Mohr called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Present were Commissioners Steve Hallan,  Steve Chaffee, John Mikrot and Matt Ludwig. Also present were County Administrator David Minke and County Attorney Reese Frederickson.  

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chair Mohr called for public comment. There was no public comment.

Commissioner Chaffee moved to approve the amended Agenda. Second by Commissioner Hallan.  Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Ludwig moved to approve the Minutes of the July 16, 2019 Board Meeting and Summary for publication. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence

    Pine County Land Surveyor Monthly Report – July 2019

    Pine County Zoning Board Minutes – June 27, 2019

    Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) Habitat

    Conservation Projects

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to acknowledge the Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence. Second by Commissioner Hallan.  Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the amended Consent Agenda. Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

Approve the following applications:

    A. Application for Abatement:  

        i. Hinckley Medical, LLC, 45 Lady Luck Dr., Hinckley

    B. Hinckley Laundry, LLC, 275 Morris Ave, Hinckley

    C. Application for Local-Option Disaster Abatement:

        i. Shawn Roos, 77807 Stepan Rd, Willow River

    D. Applications for Temporary 3.2 License

        i. Minnesota Sokol Camp Assoc. on August 11, 2019 at 19201 Woodland Acres So., Pine City

        ii. Finlayson Giese Sportsman Club on September 1, 2019 at 2229 3rd Ave. No., Finlayson

    E. Application for Temporary License

        i. Two-Day Liquor License (September 7 & 8, 2019) for Gustafson/Fisher wedding being held at the Audubon Center, 54165 Audubon Dr., Sandstone.

Approve Resolution 2019-34 for the repurchase of tax forfeited land in full by Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians, mortgagee at the time of forfeiture.

Approve Resolution 2019-39 for reinstatement of tax forfeited land repurchase contract in full for Kevin and Mary Koecher.

Approve Resolution 2019-40 for reinstatement of tax forfeited land contract in full for Stephen and Jessica Koecher.

Approve Resolution 2019-38 and County Veterans Service Office Operational Enhancement Grant.  This $10,000 grant will be put towards allowable expenses under the grant agreement.

Approve regular employment status for Social Worker Nicholas Louden, effective July 24, 2019.

Approve the promotion of two part-time Corrections Officers, Scott Lindahl and Nicholas Marlot, to full time status, effective August 7, 2019.  Grade and wage to remain the same.

Ratify the hiring of part-time building maintenance employee, Nick Harris, effective July 29, 2019, $15.94, Grade 3, Step 1.

Approve Senior Agent Amber Chase and Corrections Agent Michelle Sellner to attend Peer Support Team Training.  Total cost:  $525.

Approve Social Worker Nicole Hart to attend forensic interview training. Total cost:  approx. $550.  

Public Hearing – County Canister Transfer Station Fee Schedule

County Auditor-Treasurer Kelly Schroeder provided an overview of the proposed county canister transfer station fee schedule.  

Chair Mohr opened the public hearing at 10:13 a.m. and called for public comment. There being no public comment, Chair Mohr closed the hearing at 10:14 a.m.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig, second by Commissioner Mikrot, to approve and validate the transfer station fee schedule as follows:

Land/Zoning Advisory Committee Report

Commissioner Chaffee provided an overview of the Land/Zoning Advisory Committee meeting which met July 19, 2019.  The Committee made the following recommendations:

    A.  2019 Land Auction/Sales

        i. Public Auction:  Approve Resolution 2019-35, land auction sale, terms and conditions of tax-forfeit land auction on September 20, 2019.  

        ii. Adjoining Landowner Auction:  Approve Resolution 2019-36, authorizing sale of tax-forfeit land auction properties to adjoining land owners.  

    B. Demolition/Blight

        i. Authorize the collection of bids for the clean-up of tax forfeit parcel 43.0605.000.

    C. Four-Year Non-Homestead Repurchase Contracts

        i. Approve Resolution 2019-37 to offer only four-year repurchase contracts for non-homestead properties which have forfeited due to non-payment of property taxes.

County Auditor-Treasurer Kelly Schroeder requested that Resolution 2019-35 be revised to withdraw numbered parcels 27, 28, and 29, identified as Nickerson Township PID 21.0077.000, Nickerson Township PID 21.0262.000 and Nickerson Township PID 21.0260.000, respectively.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the recommendations of the Land/Zoning Committee, with the removal of Parcels 21.0077.000, 21.0262.000 and 21.0260.000.  Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the changes as presented to the Federal Award Procurement and Conflict of Interest Policy.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to schedule the following special meetings:  Budget:  August 21 and August 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Board Room, Pine City, and Land Tour: September 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m., commencing at the North Pine Government Center, Sandstone.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the Agreement for the Transportation of Children and Youth in Foster Care Placement.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

With no further business, Chair Mohr adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.  The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Pine Government Center, 1602 Hwy. 23 No., Sandstone, Minnesota.

Joshua Mohr, Chair

Board of Commissioners

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board of Commissioners

The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us).  Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on September 5, 2019


Land/Zoning Advisory Committee Report

Commissioner Chaffee provided an overview of the Land/Zoning Advisory Committee meeting which met July 19, 2019.  The Committee made the following recommendations:

    A.  2019 Land Auction/Sales

        i. Public Auction:  Approve Resolution 2019-35, land auction sale, terms and conditions of tax-forfeit land auction on September 20, 2019.  

        ii. Adjoining Landowner Auction:  Approve Resolution 2019-36, authorizing sale of tax-forfeit land auction properties to adjoining land owners.  

    B. Demolition/Blight

        i. Authorize the collection of bids for the clean-up of tax forfeit parcel 43.0605.000.

    C. Four-Year Non-Homestead Repurchase Contracts

        i. Approve Resolution 2019-37 to offer only four-year repurchase contracts for non-homestead properties which have forfeited due to non-payment of property taxes.

County Auditor-Treasurer Kelly Schroeder requested that Resolution 2019-35 be revised to withdraw numbered parcels 27, 28, and 29, identified as Nickerson Township PID 21.0077.000, Nickerson Township PID 21.0262.000 and Nickerson Township PID 21.0260.000, respectively.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the recommendations of the Land/Zoning Committee, with the removal of Parcels 21.0077.000, 21.0262.000 and 21.0260.000.  Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the changes as presented to the Federal Award Procurement and Conflict of Interest Policy.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to schedule the following special meetings:  Budget:  August 21 and August 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Board Room, Pine City, and Land Tour: September 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m., commencing at the North Pine Government Center, Sandstone.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve the Agreement for the Transportation of Children and Youth in Foster Care Placement.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

With no further business, Chair Mohr adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.  The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Pine Government Center, 1602 Hwy. 23 No., Sandstone, Minnesota.

Joshua Mohr, Chair

Board of Commissioners

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board of Commissioners

The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us).  Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on September 5, 2019

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