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File #: RLH TA 19-237    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 546 HOLLY AVENUE. (File No. CG1901A1, Assessment No. 190051)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 546 Holly Ave.Cart Delivery Record.9-13-18, 2. 546 Holly Ave.Cart Delivery Record.9-13-18, 3. 546 Holly Ave.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-2018, 4. 546 Holly Ave.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-2018, 5. 546 Holly Ave.Invoice & Final Notice.5-2-19.pdf
Related files: RLH AR 19-39
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 546 HOLLY AVENUE. (File No. CG1901A1, Assessment No. 190051)

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

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Marilyn Knudsen
Cost: $ 228.29
Service Charge: $2.50
Total Assessment: $ 230.79
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service for Medium Cart and Large Cart, 3 Late Fees; 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 - 11/30/2018 / Dec - 12/31/2018
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): The home is occupied and homesteaded by a single family, my daughter, her husband and two children. They recycle and compost. The duplex license has not been renewed. I called the provider in Louisville and made arrangments and paid the amount due. There have never been double bins out. It is inhabited by a single family/
Staff Comments: This property is classified as a two-family dwelling according to Ramsey County property tax records. The property was delivered 1 64-gallon Medium cart (serial # 0818815006) and 1 96-gallon Large cart (serial # 0918301660) on 9/13/18, prior to the start of citywide garbage service. 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. This was a policy decision made by the City Council to ensure that all occupied dwellings are receiving garbage service. There is no option to opt out of the citywide garbage service. The property owner is responsible for paying the outstanding charge, as garbage service was provided for 1 64-gallon Medium cart and 1 96-gallon Large cart from October through December 2018.

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:14 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.