Saint Paul logo
File #: RLH TA 20-55    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/3/2020
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 559 MCKNIGHT ROAD SOUTH. (File No. CG1904B1, Assessment No. 190148) (Amend to reduce)
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 559 McKnight Rd S.FW FW FW 559 McKnight Rd. S Q3 Assessment Error & Complaint Inquiry.1-15-2020, 2. 559 McKnight Rd S.Staff Report, 3. 559 McKnight Rd S.Anderson Ltr.1-17-20, 4. 559 McKnight Rd S.chain emails.4-20-20.pdf, 5. 559 McKnight Rd S.chain emails.4-23-20.pdf, 6. 559 McKnight Rd S.Anderson Ltr.5-7-20, 7. 559 McKnight Rd S.Vang-Anderson email.5-20-20.pdf, 8. 559 McKnight Rd S.returned mail.5-22-20.pdf, 9. Swanson Ltr 5-27, 10. Swanson Ltr Rev 10-3, 11. Data Practices St Paul Trash Billing 3-13
Related files: RLH AR 20-18


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 559 MCKNIGHT ROAD SOUTH. (File No. CG1904B1, Assessment No. 190148) (Amend to reduce)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 10/24/20; 01/16/2020

Time of LH: 11:00 AM

Date of CPH: 3/11/2020


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Leonard Anderson

Cost: $110.48

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Medium Cart, 3 Late Fees; Jul 1 - Sep 30 2019

Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling

Billing Time Period: 3rd Quarter of 2019 (July 1 - September 30)

Invoice Date(s): July 1 - September 30

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Resident does not wish to pay for garbage service

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. However, a request was put in on 07/16/2019 to remove the medium 64-gallon cart at the property and replace it with a 32-gallon every other week container. Waste Management has credited $40.54 to the resident's account, which is the difference between a small 35-gallon  every other week cart with three late fees of $3.04 ($69.95) and a medium 64-gallon cart with three late fees of $4.80 (110.48). Therefore, staff recommends approving the assessment.



AMENDED 5/20/20


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 July to September 2019. (File No. CG1904B1, Assessment No. 190148) 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 reduced from $110.48 to $69.95 forthcoming, pending April 23, 2020 Legislative Hearing.


Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
No records to display.