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File #: RLH TA 19-236    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2200 ELEANOR AVENUE. (File No. CG1901A4, Assessment No. 190057)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 2200 Eleanor Ave.October Notice of Non-Payment.10-31-2018, 2. 2200 Eleanor Ave.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-2018, 3. 2200 Eleanor Ave.January Notice of Non-Payment.01-02-2019pdf
Related files: RLH AR 19-42


Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2200 ELEANOR AVENUE. (File No. CG1901A4, Assessment No. 190057)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/11/2019

Time of LH: 2:30 PM

Date of CPH: 5/22/2019


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Joanne Shephard

Cost: $ 80.90

Service Charge: $2.50

Total Assessment:  $ 83.40

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Small Cart; 3 Late Fees; Oct 1 - Dec 31 2018

Garbage Hauler: Aspen Waste Systems

Type of Order/Fee: Garbage Hauling

Billing Time Period: 4th Quarter 2018 (Oct 1 - Dec 31)

Invoice Date(s): Oct - 10/31/2018 / Nov - 11/30/2018 / Jan - 01/02/2019

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Property owner passed away 9/7/2018 and the house has been vacant since.  There has been no trash collection at the property.  Was set up for vacancy in 2019.  Provided death certificate for Larry.

Staff Comments: The City received notice of vacancy on 1/29/19. This vacancy hold started on 2/1/19. Because the City did not receive notice of a vacancy prior to 1/29/19, garbage service was not removed for the property. Garbage service was provided from October through December 2018.




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 Trash Hauling during Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018. (File No. CG1901A4, Assessment No. 190057) 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 deleted.



Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:11 PMEric Lein Against ••ORD 18-39 was not effective until October 10, 2018. ••ORD 18-39 was “suspended in its operation” (per City Charter Sec. 8.05) when the City Council adopted Resolution 18-1922, “Finding the Petition for a referendum of ORD 18-39 is legally sufficient…” ••ORD 18-40 has been suspended since October 2018. Language in force says: “…This section shall not preclude a****ing property owners from cooperating for arranging for collection services from a licensed hauler, nor other arrangements for reasonable interruption of service.” ••The City and haulers have not complied with MN Stat. Chapter 443. Rates fail to take into account the character, kind & quality of service, of rubbish & method of disposition. Rates fail to take into account the number of people served. ••Charges and ***essments for 1, 2, 3 or 4 unnecessary empty trash carts exceed the benefits to the property and violate MN Stat. Chapter 429 and City Charter Chapter 14. ••Invalid Garbage Contract signed after deadline.