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File #: RLH TA 19-291    Version: Name: 1350 Prosperity
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 1350 PROSPERITY AVENUE. (File No. CG1901B3, Assessment No. 190059)
Sponsors: Kassim Busuri
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 6
Attachments: 1. 1350 Prosperity Ave.October Notice of Non-Payment.10-31-2018, 2. 1350 Prosperity Ave.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-2018, 3. 1350 Prosperity Ave.January Notice of Non-Payment.01-02-2019
Related files: RLH AR 19-46
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1350 PROSPERITY AVENUE. (File No. CG1901B3, Assessment No. 190059)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 4/18/2019
Time of LH: 1:00PM
Date of CPH: 5/22/2019

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Elaine Beaubien
Cost: $ 110.48
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Medium Cart; 3 Late Fees; Oct 1 - Dec 31 2018
Garbage Hauler: Aspen Waste Systems
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 / Jan - 01/02/2019
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): This is a second home which hasn't produced but one bag of garbage since the beginning of this program. One bag of garbage that goes to the dump for far less money. Not only am I supposed to be paying hundreds of dollars for a service I don't use but I am being charged the fees to dispose of said non-existant garbage. This city is "stealing" money from all of us individuals that do not require garbage service. There were no services rendered at the address on record. How is this even legal?
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 20...

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