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File #: RLH TA 19-251    Version:
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 2177 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE. (File No. CG1901E1, Assessment No. 190067)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. 2177 Fairmount Ave.City Response Letter.3-15-19, 2. 2177 Fairmount Ave.November Notice of Non-Payment.11-30-18, 3. 2177 Fairmount Ave.December Notice of Non-Payment.12-31-18
Related files: RLH AR 19-62

Title

Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2177 FAIRMOUNT 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: Katherine Werner

Cost: $ 69.95

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage ervice for Small Cart Every Other Week, 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): Republic has never picked up garbage from my property.

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. According to information provided by Republic Services, this property has not been missed for collection. Even if the property owner chooses not to set their garbage cart out, they are still responsible to pay for the service that is being provided.

 

 

Body

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 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 ratified and payable in one installment.

 

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
6/12/2019 9:43 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. +1 -1 1