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File #: RLH TA 19-381    Version: Name: 213 Winifred St E
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/12/2019
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 213 WINIFRED STREET EAST. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Assessments, Nuisance Abatement, Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. 213 Winifred St E.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-18, 2. 213 Winifred St E.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-18
Related files: RLH AR 19-62
Title
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 213 WINIFRED STREET EAST. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 5/16/2019
Time of LH: 10:30AM
Date of CPH: 6/12/2019

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: RICHARD CHANSLOR
Cost: $ 110.49
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service for Medium Cart, 3 Late Fees; Oct 1 - Dec 31 2018
Garbage Hauler: Republic Services
Type of Order/Fee: Garbage Hauling
Billing Time Period: 4th Quarter 2018 (Oct 1 - Dec 31)
Invoice Date(s): Oct - MISSING / Nov - 11/30/2018 / Dec - 12/31/2018
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): House was/is vacant. Prior trash service was cancelled and mail forwarding had expired to even get notices. No service was used.
Staff Comments: The City received notice of vacancy on 2/27/19. This vacancy hold started on 3/1/19. Because the City did not receive notice of a vacancy prior to 2/27/19, garbage service was not removed for the property. The City does not show records of the property owner calling about this ussue during Quarter 4 2018. The property owner is still responsible for paying the delinquent charge, as garbage service was provided from October through December 2018.

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WHEREAS, the Office of Financial Services Real Estate Section has attached to this Council File both a report of completion outlining the costs and fees associated with Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067) and the assessment roll including all properties for which these assessments are proposed for Council ratification; and

WHEREAS, the City Council’s Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed an appeal of this assessment and developed a recommendation for the City Council with respect to this assessment; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing having been conducted for the above improvement, and said assessment having been further considered b...

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6/12/2019 9:54 AMEric Lein Against • ORD 18-39 (Chapter 220) should have been “suspended in its operation” (per City Charter Sec. 8.05) when the City Council adopted Resolution 18-1922 on November 14, 2018, “Finding the Petition for a referendum of ORD 18-39 is legally sufficient….” No trash bills are owed at this time in light of the properly-submitted and legally sufficient Petition. The city must legislate in good faith and carry out its obligations under the Charter. Petitioners filed a lawsuit in district court on February 7, 2019. On May 30, 2019, Judge Castro ruled that, “THE CITY COUNCIL DID NOT PROPERLY EXERCISE ITS AUTHORITY IN REFUSING TO HAVE ORDINANCE 18-39 PLACED ON THE BALLOT.” All collection activities and pending aszessments must be put on hold and/or laid over until: (1) The lawsuit, Clark vs. City of St. Paul, is decided pursuant to any and all appeals; and (2) Ord 18-39 is approved by voters in a referendum.