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File #: RLH TA 20-194    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/22/2020
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 709 LAFOND AVENUE. (File No. CG2001E3, Assessment No. 200118)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 709 Lafond Avenue.709 Lafond Avenue Q3 & Q4 Assessment Error.3-17-2020
Related files: RLH AR 20-80
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 709 LAFOND AVENUE. (File No. CG2001E3, Assessment No. 200118)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 4/23/2020
Time of LH: 9:00 AM
Date of CPH: 6/3/2020

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Stacie L Treadwell
Cost: $547.71
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Q4 Oct 1-Dec 31 2019
Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling
Billing Time Period: 4th Quarter of 2019 (October 1 - December 31)
Invoice Date(s): October 1 - December 31
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Resident currently lives in a duplex and has two large 94-gallon carts at $102.44 each. Therefore, any assessments that were sent to the City of Saint Paul should have been $235.60. She stated that she did get a bill for Q1 2020 (Jan to March) which indicated the correct amount for 2 large 94-gallon carts.
Staff Comments: Republic confirmed that the assessment amount should be reduced to $235.60 due to the resident only having two 95-gallon carts at the property. Property owner should also not be required to pay late fees due to the fact that the original invoice was for an incorrect amount. Therefore staff recommends reducing the assessment to $204.88.

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 2019. (File No. CG2001E3, Assessment No. 200118) 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 havi...

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