Justen Trail Property Owner Files Lawsuit Over High Individual Property Tax Assessment For Road Repair

STILLWATER, MN - Dellwood Farms LLC has filed a lawsuit against the City of Grant in Washington County Court over a recent road improvement project made on Justen Trail. The City of Grant ordered a road improvement project in April that would tax Dellwood Farms LLC $22,000 for the paving of Justen Trail. The lawsuit filed in late April, cites an agreement that was made in 1974 between prior owner, Land O'Lakes Company, and the City of Grant. The signed agreement between the two parties stipulates "All costs of maintenance and repair of the aforedescribed road shall be borne by the party of the second part, it being understood that the party of the first part has no obligation for maintenance and/or repair of said road."

Dellwood Farms LLC is seeking relief from liability or obligation for any assessment for maintenance or repair of the road, also seeking the City of Grant to pay attorney's fees and costs associated with the bringing the court action.