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File #: RLH TA 20-255    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/27/2020
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 99 MILTON STREET NORTH UNIT 1. (File No. CG2001A2, Assessment No. 200101)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 99 Milton Avenue North Unit 1.RE Republic Services retroactive invoices received.4-13-2020, 2. 93&99 Milton St N.Lein Email & Republic Letter&Invoice.4-16-20.pdf
Related files: RLH TA 19-366, RLH AR 20-55

Title

Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 99 MILTON STREET NORTH UNIT 1. (File No. CG2001A2, Assessment No. 200101)

 

Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/02/2020; 4/16/2020

Time of LH: 9:00 AM

Date of CPH: 5/27/2020

 

Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Alisa Lein

Cost: $845.89

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 believes they did not receive acceptable customer service to them and their multifamily properties as Republic Services was not able to break down the back bill when the resident called in. The property owner believes these are reasonable requests from anyone being mandated charges by the City of St. Paul. They stated that if Republic and/or the City of St. Paul messed up on the billing or payment promises, they should not be charged for difference. Therefore they feel that they should not pay the full assessment.

Staff Comments: Hauler confimed that the invoice consists of both the base cost of four 94 gallon carts with late fees ($491.98) as well as a back bill from Q4 2018 - Q2 2019 ($403.91). Resident was short billed for Q4 2018, Q1 2019, and Q2 2019. Staff recommends removing late fees on both the back bill ($24.09) and the base cost ($57.66) for a total of $81.75. This would reduce the total assessment cost to $763.24.

 

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. CG2001A2, Assessment No. 200101) 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 $845.89 to $384.32.

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