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File #: RLH TA 20-198    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/27/2020
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 644 DAYTON AVENUE. (File No. CG2001A1, Assessment No. 200100)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 644 Dayton Avenue. Bill Oct-Dec 2019.3-9-2020, 2. 644 Dayton Avenue. RE 644 Dayton Ave E Q4 2019 Assessment Error.3-11-2020, 3. 644 Dayton Avenue. Trash Payment Oct-Dec 2019.3-09-2020
Related files: RLH AR 20-54

Title

Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 644 DAYTON AVENUE. (File No. CG2001A1, Assessment No. 200100)

 

Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH:  4/2/2020

Time of LH: 9:00 AM

Date of CPH: 5/27/2020

 

Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Becky Austin

Cost: $595.78

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): Property owner stated that they recived their Q4 2019 bill in the amount of $288.24 and made a payment for this amount on 10/29/2019. While this amount was paid incorrectly to their old account, the property owner called to address this in January and were told that this had been rectified. Therefore they are surprised that they have a pending assessment for $595.78 when they stated that they had paid the entire bill.

Staff Comments: Original invoice was for Quarter 4 2019 was $884.02. This included the Quarterly charge of $288.84 for three 64-gallon containers, along with $595.78 worth of back bills. Property owner paid the $288.84 in October 2019 and therefore the current pending assessment is for the $595.78 of back billing. In Quarter 4 2019, the  property owner was being back billed for Q4 2018 ($89.77) Q1 2019 ($288.24) and Q2 2019 ($288.24) invoices. There was also a credit for $70.47, which brought the total to $595.78. Staff reached out to hauler, and they confirmed that the back bill of $595.78 had already been added to the previous Q3 2019 bill. Therefore staff recommends removing the assessment per the hauler's request that it be removed.

 

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 2019. (File No. CG2001A1, Assessment No. 200100) 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 deleted.

 

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