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File #: RLH TA 19-225    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 305 GEORGE STREET WEST. (File No. CG1901A3, Assessment No. 190056)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. 305 George St W.Letter to City, 2. 305 George St W.City Response Letter.3-15-19, 3. 305 George St W.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-2018, 4. 305 George St W.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-2018, 5. 305 George St W.January Invoice.1-7-19
Related files: RLH AR 19-41

Title

Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 305 GEORGE STREET WEST. (File No. CG1901A3, Assessment No. 190056)

 

Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/11/2019

Time of LH: 1:00PM

Date of CPH: 5/22/2019

 

Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Michael A Simerson

Cost: $ 184.01

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service for 1 Large Cart and 1 Extra Large 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):

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): never received the bill that is being disputed and Republic is not sending bill to property owner

Staff Comments: The property owner is responsible for contacting their garbage hauler to ensure that the garbage bill is being mailed to the correct address.

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.

When a delinquent balance is turned over to the City, the property owner's account with the garbage hauler will show a zero balance. The City is now responsible for collecting that amount. If a property owner made a payment to their garbage hauler after January 5th, 2019, that payment was applied as a credit on their account. The property owner is still responsible for paying the City any outstanding delinquent balance from Quarter 4 2018.

 

Body

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. CG1901A3, Assessment No. 190056) 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 ratified and payable in one installment.

 

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:12 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.