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File #: RLH TA 19-278    Version:
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 689 TUSCARORA AVENUE. (File No. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. 689 Tuscarora Ave.October Notice of Non-Payment.10-31-2018, 2. 689 Tuscarora Ave.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-2018, 3. 689 Tuscarora Ave.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-2018
Related files: RLH AR 19-44, RES 19-503
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 689 TUSCARORA AVENUE. (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: Gene Szondy
Cost: $ 69.95
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Small Cart Every Other Week; 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): The garbage collector has never collected any trash from the above address. I do not want to utilize this garbage collector. St.paul city government is violating my rights of free association and restraint of trade by forcing the use of this trash collector.The city of St.Paul is unlawfully utilizing its taxing authority in collecting money for a private party.
Staff Comments: Under citywide garbage service, all residential properties with up to four units, including rental homes and townhomes, are required to have a garbage cart and receive garbage service for each dwelling unit. Property owners must provide garbage service for all occupied dwellings. There is no option to opt out of the citywide garbage service. The City is operating under a signed contract under state statute. The property owner is responsible for paying the outstanding charge, as 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. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052) and the assessment roll including all properties for which these assessments ...

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