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File #: RLH TA 16-80    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/6/2016
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Property at 287 HAMLINE AVENUE SOUTH. (File No. J1606E, Assessment No. 168305)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 287 Hamline Ave S.EC 10-2-15, 2. 287 Hamline Ave S.CN 7-3-14, 3. 287 Hamline Ave S.Photo 10-2-15, 4. 287 Hamline Ave S.Photo 10-1-14, 5. 287 Hamline Ave S.Photo 9-9-14, 6. 287 Hamline Ave S.Photo 8-8-14
Related files: RLH AR 16-3

Title

Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Property at 287 HAMLINE AVENUE SOUTH. (File No. J1606E, Assessment No. 168305)

 

Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH:  February 16, 2016

Date of CPH:  April 6, 2016

 

Tax Assessment Worksheet

Cost:  $120.00

 

Service Charge:  $35.00

 

Total Assessment:  $155.00

 

Gold Card Returned by:  Mary and David Sepeda

 

Type of Order/Fee:  Excessive consumption fees

 

Nuisance:  Failure to maintain exterior of property

 

Date of Orders:   July 3, 2014

 

Compliance Date:  August 5, 2014

 

Re-Check Date:  August 8, 2014

 

Date Work Done:  open building permit

 

Work Order #:  14-304614    Inv#:  1202407

 

Returned Mail?:  NO

 

Comments:  A complaint was received that the building did not have front steps for approximately the past two years.  Inspector issued a Correction Notice on 7/3/14 for missing front steps noting that the owner needed to obtain a permit and install front steps, with handrails, with a compliance date of 8/5/14.  Inspector went back to the property on 8/8/14 and issued EC for noncompliance. Property re-inspected on 9/9/14; work not done, no permit pulled; EC issued. Property re-inspected on 10/1/14; work not done, no permit pulled; EC issued. Property re-inspected on 11/17/14; permit pulled and posted; PO contacted inspector indicating front steps were part of front porch renovation; concrete work for steps would be done spring 2015.  Property re-inspected on 10/2/15; work not done; EC issued.  PO called on 10/21/15 to obtain info regarding steps (husband had been in charge of project and she was unaware of fines); she was to call by 10/30/15 with plan for steps; no response; inspector left message to call by 11/4/15.  No response from PO by 11/4/15; inspector issued another EC.  On 12/8/15 inspector noted that a building permit had been issued and construction of steps had begun; file was closed. 

 

History of Orders on Property:  The EC bill being appealed was issued on 10/2/15. There is one more bill issued on 11/4/15 that has not been paid or processed for assessment.  The EC bills issued on 8/8/14, 9/9/14, and 10/1/14 have been paid by assessment.

 

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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 Excessive Use of Inspection/Abatement services billed during September 28 to October 21, 2015. (File No. J1606E, Assessment No. 168305) 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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