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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.




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. CG1901A1, Assessment No. 190051) 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 reduced from $230.79 to $107.99, ratified and made payable in one installment.



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.