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File #: RLH AR 19-44    Version: Name: Q4 Delinquent Garbage Bills Oct to Dec 2018
Type: Resolution LH Assessment Roll Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018. (File No. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Special Tax Assessments
Attachments: 1. Assessment Roll CG1901B1 Ratification.pdf, 2. Online comment re RLH AR 19-40 - RLH TA 19-49
Related files: RLH TA 19-290, RLH TA 19-298, RLH TA 19-275, RLH TA 19-287, RLH TA 19-296, RLH TA 19-322, RES 19-503, RLH TA 19-289, RLH TA 19-278, RLH TA 19-662

Title

Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018. (File No. CG1901B1, Assessment No. 190052)

 

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WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council in Council File RES 19-503 accepted the Report of Completion for Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council’s Legislative Hearing Officer has considered objections of affected property owners and developed recommendations for the City Council with respect to their assessments; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on May 22, 2019 to consider ratification of the assessment roll; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council considered and found satisfactory the assessment of benefits, costs and expenses for the services provided; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that, pursuant to Chapter 429 of Minnesota State Statutes and Chapter 60 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code, the assessments are hereby in all respects ratified with the exception of the following amendments which are considered separately:

 

RLH TA 19-322:  500 Bay Street;

RLH TA 19-287:  1362 Berkeley Avenue;

RLH TA 19-296:  243 Erie Street;

RLH TA 19-275:  1316 Hartford Avenue;

RLH TA 19-298:  1294 Jefferson Avenue;

RLH TA 19-289:  559 Lexington Parkway South;

RLH TA 19-290:  559 McKnight Road South;

RLH TA 19-278:  689 Tuscarora Avenue; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, that the assessments be payable in one (1) installment, unless specified by the Legislative Hearing Officer’s recommended amendments; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, tht the assessments may be appealed under the process provided in Chapter 429 of Minnesota State Statutes.

 

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/22/2019 7:44 PMDavid Hom Against Cannot ***ess property when ***essment has added no value to the property. It’s the law!
5/22/2019 6:52 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. +1
5/22/2019 3:31 PMDavid aThom Against I believe the council should dismiss all ***essments related to the city wide garbage. The council admits there are sufficient signature to put the police to referendum. Future more there is a question if a contract has even been legally executed between the city and the garbage consortium as I stated to each and every council member in my email dated May 18, 2019 to witch not one of the council members has even bother to acknowledge receipt. Again, I urge you to dismiss all garbage bill ***essments. +1
5/22/2019 3:30 PMDavid Thom Against I believe the council should dismiss all ***essments related to the city wide garbage. The council admits there are sufficient signature to put the police to referendum. Future more there is a question if a contract has even been legally executed between the city and the garbage consortium as I stated to each and every council member in my email dated May 18, 2019 to witch not one of the council members has even bother to acknowledge receipt. Again, I urge you to dismiss all garbage bill ***essments. +1
5/21/2019 9:39 AMEric Lein Against • ORD 18-39 (Chapter 220) was “suspended in its operation” (per City Charter Sec. 8.05) when the City Council adopted Resolution 18-1922 on November 14, 2018, “Finding the Petition for a referendum of ORD 18-39 is legally sufficient but that the subject matter is not appropriate to submit to the electorate.” No trash bills are owed at this time in light of the properly-submitted and legally sufficient Petition. The city must legislate in good faith and carry out its obligations under the Charter. The ordinance must be suspended and submitted to a referendum, or repealed by the Council. Petitioners filed a lawsuit in district court on February 7, 2019. All collection activities and pending azzessments must be put on hold and/or laid over until: • • The lawsuit, Clark vs. City of St. Paul, is decided; and • • Ord 18-39 is approved by voters in a referendum. +3