2017 Valuation and Classification Notice Mailing

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On March 20th, the City of Maple Grove will begin mailing the “2017 Valuation and Classification Notice” to property owners.

The notice provides information regarding the 2017 estimated market value and property classification for property taxes payable in 2018.

Minnesota law requires that all property be appraised at estimated market value for property tax purposes.  The market value represents a reasonable estimate of what your property may sell for on the open market based on market conditions and information relating to your specific property.

If a property owner believes the 2017 estimated market value and/or classification of their property has been determined incorrectly, they have the right to make an appeal.  Inquiries concerning valuation or property class should first be directed to the City of Maple Grove Assessor’s Office.  This is an important first step in the appeals process.

Any questions or concerns related to the 2017 assessed value or the classification of your property should be directed to the Maple Grove Assessor’s Office at (763) 494-6265 or by e-mailing assessing@maplegrovemn.gov .  The valuation notice and the city’s website contain specific instructions for formal appeal options.

Tim Mitchell, City Assessor

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Summer Employment Opportunities

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The weather is getting warmer and soon summer will be here in Maple Grove. Help play a critical role in keeping our City looking beautiful by working in Public Works, Parks and the Utility departments this summer. Positions duties include blacktopping, irrigation, weeding, planting, mowing, gardening, custodial work, grooming athletic fields and other maintenance related functions. Many of these positions are Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm and are available May-end of September.

Are you interested in contributing to the beautification of the green spaces in Maple Grove and working in an outdoor, fun environment? Parks and Recreation has many openings this summer at the Community Center, Town Green and in the new Central Park. Most of these positions are part-time and have varied hours, including days, evenings and weekends. Central Park will be hiring Park Attendants, Supervisors, Concession staff and outdoor maintenance positions. Our Town Green performance venue will be hiring Supervisors, Sound Technicians, Concession staff and Maintenance positions to work all outdoor performances and events. The Community Center is hiring pool lifeguards, Weaver Lake Beach lifeguards, T-Ball and Kickin’ Kids Instructors and many other summer positions.

To apply for these positions, visit the City of Maple Grove website, www.maplegrovemn.gov   and navigate to Job Opportunities, Current Job Openings. You will see all the open positions on this page, with varying application deadlines. You will need to set up an online account, then apply for any open positions as they become available. Make this a great summer by working outdoors to make the City beautiful!

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Membership Sale

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Save 15% on memberships during our March 10 – 14, 2017 membership sale!

Do you like to swim? We have a indoor, outdoor and lap pool. Do you like to shoot hoops? Maybe you need a place to let the kids run around and burn off some energy? The Maple Maze is a hit for kids ages 12 and under with four levels of climbing, a tree house, slides and more. Have you ever tried ice skating?  The Community Center is great for family, friends and fun!  Select from the All Building membership for all recreational areas or the Pool only membership.  We also have a Pickleball only membership!  The Pickleball membership gives you access to play pickleball at the Maple Grove Community Center and at the Community Gyms during open pickleball times. Pickleball is a mixture of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, pickleball has become one of the fastest growing sports in North America.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Check out our new 2017 prices and more information about memberships at our website or call 763-494-6508.

 

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2016 Water Use

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Maple Grove pumped about 2,813 Million Gallons of groundwater in 2016.  The maximum day use was about 19.59 MG on July 2, 2016; the average day use was about 7.71 MG.  The summer seasonal use is estimated at about 677.50 MG, which likely corresponds mostly to residential irrigation demand; there was also an increase in commercial and industrial demand during the summer months.  The attached chart shows that demand for water is flattening out, which can be attributed to water conservation efforts and maturing demographics.  The trend is favorable for delaying investment in the water system to meet future needs.

 

 

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Community Development News

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WinterWhat’s going on in Community Development?  As we say hello to a cold start of Winter, I’m hoping for a beautiful snowy landscape for all of us to enjoy. Despite the cold, there is still development going on.  Exciting to see the new Village at Arbor Lakes starting to build their first phase.  Also, with the cold I see the Central Park is getting a lot of people enjoying the Ice Skating Loop.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-dog-under-construction-image25649288Below is a listing of new commercial developments being considered or recently approved:

  • Grove Circle Medical Building: This is a proposal to construct a 24,000 s.f. two-story Medical office building located next to the Cambria Suites.
  • Hy-Vee Maple Grove Addition: This is a proposal to plat property for the purpose of constructing a 96,000 s.f. grocery store with a 12,000 s.f. future expansion and 4,100 s.f. gas/convenient store and an outlot for future residential development.  Located at 99th Avenue and Maple Grove Parkway.
  • Schuler Shoes: This is a proposal to construct a 26,000 s.f. 2 story retail store and corporate office located at Elm Creek Blvd. and Fountains Drive.

houseHere are a few new residential developments coming to Maple Grove being considered or recently approved:

  • Cambridge Park Second Addition: This is a proposal to plat property into the final 54 units of a 94-unit townhouse neighborhood.   Located at 9675/9625 Lawndale Ln and 17650 Co. Rd. 30.
  • Elm Creek Estates: This is a proposal to develop a residential neighborhood consisting of approximately 98 apartment units and 69 row-style townhouse units.  Located at 13763-14033 Territorial Road.
  • The Woods at Rush Creek: This is a proposal to plat property into 73 single-family detached residential lot neighborhood.  Located South of the Rush Creek Golf Course.

A good resource to get information directly e-mailed to you about the different Residential and Commercial projects that are going forward to the Planning Commission and City Council is to E-Subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes.  Our Agendas/Minutes are e-mailed out twice a month.  Click here to sign up.  There are other topics to sign-up for as well.

Dick Edwards, Community Development Director

 

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New Online Homestead Application Process

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Maple Grove residents now have the option of applying for the homestead classification online through the Hennepin County website. In order to utilize this online service, the homestead applicant will need to create an “Online Services Account” with Hennepin County.

The following link will route you to the Hennepin County website where you can create an “Online Services Account” and begin the process of applying for the homestead classification online: https://homesteadapplication.hennepin.us.  The Maple Grove Assessing Department website also provides a link to the Hennepin County online homestead application process.

Maple Grove residents still have the ability to apply for the homestead classification in person, by mail or fax at the Maple Grove Government Center.

If you would like further information about the Homestead Classification, please contact the Maple Grove Assessor’s Office at (763) 494-6250.

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Try Something New This New Year!

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?  How about taking a class to learn something new or taking a exercise class to get in shape!  Parks and Recreation offers numerous classes to fit your needs. Join a Yoga class to increase flexibility and restore a healthy, positive mind and body.  Join a oil painting class and complete an oil painting in just four sessions.   Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to use Facebook , G-Mail or graphics. We offer many computer classes geared towards seniors. Do you have active kids?  We offer great classes like dance, science, music, swim lessons and more to keep your kids creative, active and engaged.   Check out our 2017 Winter Parks and Recreation Brochure for more information and how to sign up. You are never to old (or young) to learn or try something new!yoga-trio

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Benefits of Working for the City of Maple Grove

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PRIDE – Maple Grove is dedicated to providing high quality service to its residents, businesses and visitors to make our community one in which we can all enjoy living, working and playing!
PLEASANT WORKING ENVIRONMENT – While we work hard, we still believe in having fun, being respectful towards one another and working collaboratively amongst the different departments.
EDUCATION/TRAINING – The City Council and Management Team strongly believes in on-going training and development of their employees.
BENEFITS (Benefit-earning positions only) – We provide a very competitive benefit package. Monthly city contributions go toward cafeteria plan of benefits to include health insurance, dental, life insurance, and long term disability insurance. Employees earn accrued vacation/sick leave benefits.
WELLNESS PROGRAM (Benefit-earning positions only) – Maple Grove takes the health and well-being of employees very seriously by having a comprehensive wellness program designed to provide diverse programs and activities that meet a wide range of personal health needs with the ultimate goal of being “Fit For Life”.
If you are interested in jobs Maple Grove may have to offer, please visit our website at www.maplegrovemn.gov

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Homestead Application Deadline – Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Please contact the Maple Grove Assessor’s Office to file a homestead application or a relative homestead application on or before December 15, 2016 if one of the following situations applies to you:

  • You purchased a residence in Maple Grove in the past year and you or a qualifying relative occupy the property for homestead purposes by December 1, 2016; or
  • You or a qualifying relative occupy a Maple Grove residence for homestead purposes on December 1, 2016 and the property was previously classified as non-homestead.

In order to qualify for a relative homestead, the qualifying relative must be the property owner’s parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, or nieces and nephews, including those related by marriage.

The homestead status of your property may have property tax implications. Please feel free to contact the assessor’s office if you have any questions related to the homestead status of your property.

If you should sell, move, or for any reason no longer qualify for the homestead classification on your property, you are required to notify the assessor’s office within 30 days of the change in your homestead status.

City of Maple Grove Assessing Department Contact Information:
Street Address: 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1180, Maple Grove, MN 55311-6180
Phone Number: (763) 494-6250
E-mail Address: assess@maplegrovemn.gov

 

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Community Development News

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Fall LeavesWhat’s going on in Community Development?  As we are enjoying this beautiful Fall weather, we have been seeing more and more applications coming in for development review.

Below is a listing of new commercial developments being considered or recently approved:http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-dog-under-construction-image25649288

  • Buhl ZS Center: This is a proposal to develop the approximate 1.9 acre property into two parcels for potential retail development.  Located near the former Zachary Square Shopping Center.
  • The Grove Service Station: This is a proposal to develop property into an automotive fueling station, automotive care facility, a car wash, and convenience store.  The Plan also considers an unidentified retail pad on the adjoining parcel.  Located at 9871 and 9805 Maple Grove Parkway.
  • Menards Expansion.: This is a proposal to construct a 22,670 s.f. warehouse expansion and .86 acres of additional lumber yard at 16500 96th Ave N.
  • Parnassus Preparatory School Addition & Renovation: This is a proposal to convert the balance of the Zachary Square mall into school space and an addition of approximately 32,000 s.f. for gym and auditorium space located at 11201 96th Ave N.
  • US Bank: This is a proposal to construct a 4,000 s.f. bank with drive-thru service located at 13501 80th Circle N.
  • Sycamore Commons: This is a proposal to construct a 33,852 s.f. 2-story office building located at 6865 Sycamore Lane N.
  • EC North: This is a proposal to redevelop existing restaurant property with two single-story retail buildings with a total of 9,285 s.f. located at 12730 Elm Creek Blvd.
  • Hy-Vee North: This is a proposal to develop property into a 96,000 s.f. grocery store with a 12,000 s.f. future expansion and 4,100 s.f. gas/convenient store and an outlot for future residential development.  Located at 99th Avenue and Maple Grove Parkway.
  • Spacebox Maple Grove: This is a proposal to construct a 78,000 s.f. self storage facility located at 14500 Weaver Lake Rd.

houseHere are a few new residential developments coming to Maple Grove being considered or recently approved:

  • The Woods at Rush Creek: This is a proposal to develop property into 73 single-family detached residential lots.  Located South of the Rush Creek Golf Course.
  • Waters Edge at Central Park II: This is a proposal to develop property into 38 attached single-family units located at 82nd Avenue and Central Park Way.
  • The Reserve Arbor Lakes: This is a proposal to construct the first 257 units of the 700 unit apartment complex and a 25,000 s.f. clubhouse.

A good resource to get information directly e-mailed to you about the different Residential and Commercial projects that are going forward to the Planning Commission and City Council is to E-Subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes.  Our Agendas/Minutes are e-mailed out twice a month.  Click here to sign up.  There are other topics to sign-up for as well.

Dick Edwards, Community Development Director

 

 

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