Weather Forecast


Woodbury Drive assessments lowered

After fighting unexpected high assessment costs, some Woodbury property owners will soon receive good news.

Woodbury Drive was reconstructed last summer, resulting in about $243,000 worth of assessments.

A few of the businesses along the corridor expressed concern over high assessment bills during a public hearing last fall, which prompted appeals and further study by the city.

Typically final assessments come in lower than preliminaries, but in this case the project ended up costing the city more than originally anticipated, Woodbury Public Works Director Klayton Eckles said.

Some of the individual bills had a difference of up to $3,000, according to a City Council report.

The council agreed with Eckles’ recommendation during a Wednesday, Feb. 19 workshop to revise amounts back to what they were originally proposed.

The city will then pay the difference, which totals about $40,000, from a roadway construction fund.

Woodbury partnered with Washington County to reconstruct Woodbury Drive last summer.

The city’s share of the project was $3.1 million, with 8 percent coming from special assessments and the rest from other funding sources.

Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.