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File #: RLH TA 15-563    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/20/2016
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Property at 235 CHARLES AVENUE (File No. J1603E, Assessment No. 168302).
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 235 Charles Ave.EC Letter & Bill 6-26-15, 2. 235 Charles Ave.EC Letter & Bill 7-2-15, 3. 235 Charles Ave.TG&W Letter 6-12-15, 4. 235 Charles Ave.SA 6-19-15, 5. 235 Charles Ave.SA 6-24-15, 6. 235 Charles Ave.Photos 6-24-15, 7. 235 Charles Ave.Photos 6-29-15
Related files: RLH AR 15-88


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Property at 235 CHARLES AVENUE (File No. J1603E, Assessment No. 168302).


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH:  November 17, 2015

Date of CPH:  January 20, 2015


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Cost:  $240

Service Charge:  $35

Total Assessment:  $275

Gold Card Returned by:  Troung Mai

Type of Order/Fee:  Excessive consumption fees

Nuisance:  Failure to maintain exterior of property

Date of Orders:   TG & W Letter, June 12, 2015; SA June 19, 2015; and SA June 24, 2015

Compliance Dates:  June 16, 205; June 24, 2015; and June 29, 2015

Re-Check Dates:  June 19, 2015; June 24, 2015; and June 29, 2015

Date Work Done: Done by owner after compliance deadlines

Work Order #: 15-129143 and 15-1333299   Inv#:  1183197 and 1184818

Returned Mail?:  NO

Comments:  Inspector issued a summary abatement order after inspecting the property on a complaint of tall grass & weeds; found the lawn had not been mowed and a table was on the boulevard. Inspector gave a new compliance date on grass and issued orders to remove the table; upon re-inspection, found the lawn still had not been mowed. A work order was sent to Parks which was found to be done by owner. Inspector went out to property again and found the table had not been removed. Issued a work order to Parks which found the table had been removed.  Inspector sent two EC bills - one for the lawn not being mowed by compliance date - the other for the table not being removed by compliance date.



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 Inspection/Abatement services billed during June 22 to July 22, 2015. (File No. J1603E, Assessment No. 168302) 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 payable in one installment.

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