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File #: RLH TA 14-552    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/7/2015
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Real Estate Project No. J1501E, Assessment No. 158300 at 512 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 512 Central Ave W.EC Ltr 5-16-14, 2. 512 Central Ave W.Correct Notice 11-14-13, 3. 512 Central Ave W.EC Photo 5-16-14
Related files: RLH AR 14-71
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Real Estate Project No. J1501E, Assessment No. 158300 at 512 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST.
Tax Assessment Worksheet
Cost:  $240
Service Charge:  $35
Total Assessment:  $275
Gold Card Returned by:  Kenneth Cobb for Priscilla Cobb
Type of Order/Fee:  Excessive consumption fees
Nuisance:  Failure to maintain exterior of property
Date of Orders:  November 14, 2013
Compliance Date:  November 26, 2013
Re-Check Date:  12/11/13   Compliance Recheck - Not able to complete work because of weather;   2/26/14   Compliance Recheck - Put out until 3-26-14 weather 5/16/14   Compliance Recheck - Roof not repaired - EC issued
Date Work Done:  Work still not done
Work Order #:  13-249990   Inv#:  1110052
Returned Mail?:  NO
Comments:  Delete one fee of $120 (Inv# 1110051) as this was sent to assessment in error.  Fee should be $120, plus admin fee of $35, for a total of $155.
History of Orders on Property:  According to note by inspector, the owner no longer lives in home and is confined to a nursing home; property is vacant.  File was transferred to Fire C of O who condemned the property on July 1, 2014; lacking basic facilities/no utilities in service.
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 Excessive Use of Inspection services during April 1 to May 21, 2014. (File No. J1501E, Assessment No. 158300) 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 by the Council and having been considered financially satisfactory; Now, Therefore, Be It
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Saint Paul City Charter, said assessment is hereby ratified and reduced from $275 to $155 (delete one fee of $120 as this was sent to assessment in error).  Note. Roof is granted until December 1, 2014 for compliance and if in compliance, will delete the assessment.
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