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File #: RLH TA 19-289    Version: Name: 559 Lexington
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 559 LEXINGTON PARKWAY SOUTH. (File No. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 559 Lexington Pkwy S.City Response Letter.3-15-19, 2. 559 Lexington Pkwy.OctoberNotice 10.31.18, 3. 559 Lexington Pkwy.NovemberNotice 11.30.18, 4. 559 Lexington Pkwy.DecemberNotice 12.31.18
Related files: RLH AR 19-44, RES 19-503
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Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 559 LEXINGTON PARKWAY SOUTH. (File No. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 4/18/2019
Time of LH: 9:00AM
Date of CPH: 5/22/2019

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Millie Farrington
Cost: $ 110.48
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Medium Cart; 3 Late Fees; Oct 1 - Dec 31 2018
Garbage Hauler: Advanced Disposal
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 / Dec - 12/31/2018
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given):
Staff Comments: The property owner indicated in a previous dispute: "We feel misled. We did not have a change in our garbage collection service during the transition to organized pickup. We were told by Advanced Disposal that we would not need to change our automatic payment during the transition. This was untrue and we have settled the matter with AD." Although the property owner received incorrect information from Advanced Disposal, the property owner did not provide payment for the Quarter 4 2018 garbage bill. The property is responsible for the delinquent balance, as garbage service was provided from October through December 2018.

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AMENDED 5/22/19

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. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052) 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 b...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:14 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.