City of Duluth conducting property assessments from flood damage

By KBJR News 1

City of Duluth conducting property assessments from flood damage

July 2, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- City of Duluth assessors and building inspectors need to assess private property damage and get access into homes.

The inspections will help property owners be eligible for tax abatements from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, the information will be helpful as a request for FEMA assistance and inspectors will need to make sure that properties are safe for living and utilities have not been compromised during the flood.

City staff will be seen wearing identification badges.

The City requests that residents and private businesses call 730-5300 to report property damage related to the flood.

Damage assessment teams have been visiting impacted neighborhoods, but may have missed some residents.

Inspectors leave white placards at the front door for residents who are not home.

The City is also aware that some properties may have sustained damaged that have not been reported.

The City encourages those property owners to complete an online damage report form at http://duluthmndev.gov/2012_flood

City staff is planning to visit neighborhoods starting on June 30 and will also make return visits to homes with white placards.

Staff will be at the following locations to assist property owners to fill out the damage survey from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

-Grant Community Recreation Center: 11th St & 9th Ave. E.
-Irving Community Recreation Center: 20 S. 57th Ave. W.
-Harrison Community Recreation Center: 3000 W. 3rd St.
-The Glen Avon Hockey Rinks: 2405 Woodland Ave