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File #: RLH TA 19-214    Version: Name: 666 Portland Ave
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 666 PORTLAND AVENUE. (File No. CG1901A1, Assessment No. 190051)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 666 Portland Ave.City Response Letter.3-15-19, 2. 666 Portland Ave.Invoice.1-7-19, 3. 666 Portland Ave.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-18
Related files: RLH AR 19-39
Title
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 666 PORTLAND AVENUE. (File No. CG1901A1, Assessment No. 190051)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 4/11/2019
Time of LH: 9:00 AM
Date of CPH: 5/22/2019

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Christian Nielsen
Cost: $ 96.08
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service for Medium Cart; Oct 1 - Dec 31 2018
Garbage Hauler: Republic Services
Type of Order/Fee: Garbage Hauling
Billing Time Period: 4th Quarter 2018 (Oct 1 - Dec 31)
Invoice Date(s): Oct - MISSING / Nov - MISSING / Dec - 12/31/2018
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): I specifically requested two small carts (weekly service) during the sign up period last Fall (I responded to the notice I received in the mail), but I was wrongly given one small and one medium cart. The assessment in question here is for a medium sized cart. Thanks for looking into this! Chris Nielsen
Staff Comments: In the initial dispute, the property owner claimed that the 64-gallon Medium cart was placed on a temporary service hold. According to the information provided by Republic Services, they do not have a record of a service hold on file for this property. Additionally, service holds may not be used to avoid paying for service if a residence is occupied. The property owner received garbage service for the 64-gallon Medium cart from October through December and is responsible for the Quarter 4 2018 bill.

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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 Trash Hauling during Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018. (File No. CG1901A1, Assessment No. 190051) 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 th...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:16 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.