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File #: RLH TA 19-253    Version: Name: 1930 Jefferson
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/12/2019
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1930 JEFFERSON AVENUE. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 1930 Jefferson Ave.City Response Letter.3-15-19, 2. 1930 Jefferson Ave.October Notice of Non-Payment.10-31-18, 3. 1930 Jefferson Ave.November Notice of Non-Payment.12-1-18, 4. 1930 Jefferson Ave.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-18
Related files: RLH AR 19-62
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Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1930 JEFFERSON AVENUE. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067)

Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 5/16/2019

Time of LH: 10:30AM

Date of CPH: 6/12/2019

Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: ann dolan

Cost: $ 105.69

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Medium Cart, 2 Late Fees; Oct 1 - Dec 31 2018

Garbage Hauler: Ken Berquist & Son Disposal

Type of Order/Fee: Garbage Hauling

Billing Time Period: 4th Quarter 2018 (Oct 1 - Dec 31)

Invoice Date(s): Oct - 10/31/2018  / Nov - 12/01/2018 / Dec - 12/31/2018

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): The city is citing justification for charge for a service I have refused due to ordinance Chapter 220. I dispute the ordinance. I worked on the team who successfully rendered sufficient signatures for a valid petition. The city has illegally refused to honor the petition. I refuse to honor an invalid ordinance.

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.

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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 Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067) 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 ...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
6/12/2019 9:39 AMEric Lein Against • ORD 18-39 (Chapter 220) should have been “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….” 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. Petitioners filed a lawsuit in district court on February 7, 2019. On May 30, 2019, Judge Castro ruled that, “THE CITY COUNCIL DID NOT PROPERLY EXERCISE ITS AUTHORITY IN REFUSING TO HAVE ORDINANCE 18-39 PLACED ON THE BALLOT.” All collection activities and pending aszessments must be put on hold and/or laid over until: (1) The lawsuit, Clark vs. City of St. Paul, is decided pursuant to any and all appeals; and (2) Ord 18-39 is approved by voters in a referendum.