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File #: RLH TA 20-190    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 984 ARMSTRONG AVENUE. (File No. CG2001B1, Assessment No. 200104)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Related files: RLH TA 19-880, RLH TA 19-771, RLH AR 20-58


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 984 ARMSTRONG AVENUE. (File No. CG2001B1, Assessment No. 200104)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH:  4/2/2020

Time of LH: 11:00 AM

Date of CPH: 5/27/2020


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Barbara E Larson (deceased), Ricki Larson appealing

Cost: $80.90

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Small Cart Weekly; 3 Late Fees; 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): We bring our trash to Twin Cities Refuge and don't garbage service.  We don't have much trash.  We cant afford the bill.

Staff Comments: Under citywide garbage service, all residential properties with up to four units, including rental homes and town homes, 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. The property owner is currently using a 35-gallon Small Weekly. As it was suggested at the Q2 2019 legislative hearing, staff will request that the 35-gallon cart be switched out for a 35-gallon cart with every other week service. Staff therefore recommends reducing the assessment to the cost of one 35-gallon cart with every other week service ($60.83).



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. CG2001B1, Assessment No. 200104) 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 to $40.76 and payable in one installment



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