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File #: Ord 18-38    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/8/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 60 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code to include collection of delinquent coordinated trash collection accounts.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Misc. comments for July 18 meeting from website, 2. Online comment re Coordinated Collection, 3. Comment rec'd by Council re Coordinated Trash Collection
Amending Chapter 60 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code to include collection of delinquent coordinated trash collection accounts.

The Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

Section 1

Chapter 60.01 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code shall hereby be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 60.01 - Definitions.

Abatement shall mean the services performed by the city or on behalf of the city to abate any nuisance on private property.

Coordinated Trash Collection shall mean the collection of trash under Chapter 220 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code.

Inspection shall mean the cost of a review of a property within the city performed by a city inspector to verify compliance with a municipal housing maintenance code.

Notice shall be performed by first class mail to the owner of the property where the services were performed and any other interested party known to the city at the owner's last known address and the address on file at Ramsey County Property Records, if different. In the case of coordinated trash collection, the notice shall be mailed only to the owner of the property where the services were performed.

Property monitoring service shall mean a city system intended to identify, register and/or monitor vacant and/or nuisance structures in order to protect the property from issues not limited to trespass, neighborhood endangerment, criminal activity and deterioration.

Property services shall include abatement, inspection, coordinated trash collection, and property monitoring.

Section 2

Sec. 60.02. - Record keeping.

a. Other than Coordinated Trash Collection, tThe department of safety and inspections shall keep a record of the cost of property services, the name and address of the owner and the date(s) of the service(s). The department of safety and inspects shall give notice to the owner of the property for the cost property services provided. If the property owner fails to pay the invoice as ordered, the matter shall be...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
9/29/2018 6:41 PMShawn d Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting. +1 -1 2
9/5/2018 6:12 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating." +2 -2 1
9/5/2018 3:40 AMMary Bollman Against I am against this plan because there is no Opt-Out. My husband and I have a small bungalow in St. Paul that we use as our "Urban cabin" when we visit our adult children. Any garbage generated there is taken HOME with us to our home in Southern Minnesota. Just create an option for people who spend a limited time in the city! So easy!! +1 -1 1
7/12/2018 10:07 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +2 -1 1