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File #: RLH TA 19-282    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/28/2019
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 816 ALBERT STREET NORTH. (File No. CG1901C2, Assessment No. 190061) (Public hearing continued from May 22)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. 816 Albert St N.Letters from City-Aspen Bills-Emails with City.4-8-19, 2. 816 Albert St N.City Response Letter.3-15-19, 3. 816 Albert St N.October Notice of Non-Payment.10-31-18, 4. 816 Albert St N.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-18, 5. 816 Albert St N.December Notice of Non-Payment.1-2-19, 6. 816 Albert St N.Vang-Lindstrom chain email.4-30-19.pdf
Related files: RLH AR 19-49


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 816 ALBERT STREET NORTH. (File No. CG1901C2, Assessment No. 190061) (Public hearing continued from May 22)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/25/2019

Time of LH: 10:30AM

Date of CPH: 5/22/2019


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Janice Lindstrom, Executive Director

Cost: $ 150.73

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Medium Cart, Yard Waste Service, 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): 816 ALbert Street North is a Group Resdiential Housing facility on contract with Ramsey County and part of the 806 North Albert Street property.

Staff Comments: This property is classified as a single family dwelling according to Ramsey County property tax records. The land use code is not commercial. 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. There is no option to opt out of the citywide garbage service. Residential treatment house but is considered a Res/exempt Single Family Dwelling so still needs one cart. 

If the property is a commercial property, the property owner should reclassify the property with the Ramsey County Tax Assessor's office. Once the property is reclassified as a commercial property, it may be removed from citywide garbage service. The property owner is still responsible for the delinquent charge, as garbage service was provided from October through December 2018.




AMENDED 8/28/19


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. CG1901C2, Assessment No. 190061) 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 forthcoming ratifed and made payable in one installment.



Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:17 PMEric Lein Against
5/22/2019 7:06 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.