Charest Woodlawn – 2018 Street Improvement Project

//Charest Woodlawn – 2018 Street Improvement Project

Charest Woodlawn – 2018 Street Improvement Project

The Charest Woodlawn Street Improvement Project includes the streets of Independence Avenue North, Gettysburg Avenue North, and Hillsboro Avenue North.   This project started in May, 2018 and will be completed by mid-September, 2018, weather permitting.

Charest Woodlawn Street Improvement Project Activities Include:

  • Reclaim and grade streets
  • Bituminous street paving
  • Storm sewer improvements
  • Replacement of watermain hydrants
  • Street lighting

To receive project e-mail updates  of construction progress and daily activities, please contact Kurt Bearinger at with “2018 Street Improvements Updates” in the subject line. If you have questions about this project contact the project hotline at 763-231-4842.

 OCTOBER 4, 2018

The electrical contractor will have the remaining four street lights connected to power soon. The manholes within the street will be raised later this week.  This work will consists of cutting holes in the pavement, raising the manhole castings, and then patching around the casting.  The casting will be sticking up an inch until the last lift of bituminous pavement is placed which is currently scheduled for Monday, October 8th.





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Champlin City Council will meet at Champlin City Hall, located at 11955 Champlin Drive, on the 9th day of October 2018, at 7:00 p.m., for a Public Hearing relative to the proposed assessment for a Public Hearing for street rehabilitation by pavement reclamation, bituminous paving, curb construction, storm sewer improvements, and street light improvements within Charest Woodlawn Addition, Improvement Project No. 21801.  These streets include:

109th Avenue; Independence Avenue; Hillsboro Avenue; and Gettysburg Avenue.

The general nature of the improvement is street rehabilitation by reclaiming the pavement and reconstructing with bituminous asphalt, storm sewer improvements, curb repairs, and street lighting with an estimated cost of $1,602,203.

The areas to be assessed for said improvements pursuant to Minnesota State Statutes, Sections 429.011 to 429.111, are as follows:

Within Charest Woodlawn Addition, Improvement Project No. 21801, located in the southwest ½ of Section 31, Township 120, Range 21, City of Champlin, Hennepin County, Minnesota:

Assessment is proposed to be payable in equal principal installments extending over a period of 10 years. The first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2019 and will bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution.  To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2018.  To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments.

You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the county auditor, November 21, 2018, pay either a portion or the entire assessment on your property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City Clerk.  No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment.  You may at any time thereafter, pay to the City Clerk the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year.  If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above, the rate of interest that will apply is 6 % per year.

The City has a Deferred Assessment Program for the elderly and the handicapped.  Under this program, elderly and handicapped people who qualify may have their assessments deferred according to Minnesota State Statutes 435.193 and 435.195.  Qualification requirements for participating in the Senior Citizen and Handicapped Deferred Assessment Program can be provided by calling City Hall, (763) 421-8100.  When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is then terminated for any reason provided in the statute, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due.

The proposed assessment roll is now on file for public inspection with the City Clerk.  The total amount of the project is $1,602,203; $582,477 is proposed to be assessed.  Written or oral objections will be considered at the public hearing. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a signed, written objection by the property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.  The Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable.

An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk of the City within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the Mayor or Clerk.

                  All interested parties will have the opportunity to be heard at said public hearing.



Roberta Colotti, City Clerk

Published in the Champlin ‑ Dayton Press on Thursday,       September 20th and September 27th, 2018.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 

This week, Xcel Energy is planning to install a meter in the service cabinet and then connect the conductors to the power source for the street lighting. The forecasted rain could push this work into next week.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 

This week there has been ongoing electrical work for the street lights. Residents on Gettysburg Ave and Hillsboro Ave will soon see a contractor hand-digging holes in the boulevard in order to raise curb stop boxes to the finished street grade.

Man digs a hole in the ground for planting trees

AUGUST 30, 2018

The fence contractor has completed most of the installations throughout the neighborhood.   The electrical contractor will be installing the light fixtures on the poles this week.

AUGUST 23, 2018

The sod contractor will complete sodding today aside from the area where temporary mailboxes are located. Sod requires water a little more often than an established yard as the grass has to develop a root system. Please water areas that appear dry.  The installation of the permanent mailboxes is scheduled for this Thursday, August 23.

AUGUST 16, 2018

The landscaping contractor will be fine grading and placing sod tomorrow and Friday, weather permitting.  They will also be watering the sod after it is placed. Please water areas of sod along your property if they appear dry.  The contractor will also be watering sod every day after installation until September 15th. 

AUGUST 13, 2018

The grading crew is continuing to place topsoil behind the curb.  They will soon be finishing this work on Gettysburg Ave, on the north end of Hillsboro Ave, and then Independence Ave. 

AUGUST 2, 2018

This week, the contractor will be excavating and preparing bituminous driveways for paving on Friday.

Starting Thursday, the field project representative will be Brady Mensing, you can contact him at 612-246-8515 or

JULY 26, 2018

The grading contractor is currently fine-tuning the intersections at 109th Avenue.  Residents will continue to hear the grader going up and down the street.  The first layer of paving is scheduled for this Friday, July 27th and all neighborhood streets should be paved in one day.  We ask that residents not drive on newly poured pavement until it has been compacted with the steel drum roller (depicted below) a couple of passes. Also, please do not park vehicles on the street on Friday.

JULY 18, 2018

The grading contractor will be leveling out gravel and backfilling areas behind the new curb on Independence Ave N and Gettysburg Ave N this week.

We ask that residents who have access to their driveways park off the street during this work.

JUNE 29, 2018

Next week’s schedule includes continued grading and storm pipe work. Curb and gutter installation is also tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 9th.

June 20, 2018

 This week in the Charest Woodland neighborhood:

-Storm sewer installation on Independence Ave to Woodlawn Park

-Capping a fire hydrant on the dead end portion of Gettysburg Ave

-Street grading

-Relocation of gas services

The City Council, at the February 26, 2018 meeting, authorized advertisement of  bids.  The bid opening was held on April 3, 2018.  The project was awarded at the April 9, 2018 City Council meeting. To view the Charest Woodlawn Street Improvement Project PowerPoint presentation from the October 23, 2017 City Council Meeting – CLICK HERE