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File #: RLH TA 19-225    Version: Name: 305 George St W
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
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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.

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WHEREAS, the Office of Financial Services Real Estate Section has attached to this Council File both a report of completi...

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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.