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File #: RLH TA 20-501    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/26/2020
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1374 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. CG2001E2-1, Assessment No. 200157)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. 1374 Van Buren Avenue. FW 1374 Van Buren. 7-27-2020, 2. 1374 Van Buren Avenue.RE Trash Assessment 1374 Van Buren Ave .7-27-2020, 3. 1374 Van Buren Avenue.Voicemail and Supporting Documents.7-24-2020
Related files: RLH TA 18-476, RLH TA 19-853, RLH TA 16-570, RLH AR 20-79


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1374 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. CG2001E2-1, Assessment No. 200157)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/16/2020; 7/30/2020

Time of LH: 11:00 AM

Date of CPH: 8/26/2020


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Gigi Yau

Cost: $37.68

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

Garbage Hauler: Aspen

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): What's going on is that the trash assessment of $37.68 included $4.92 that should not be there because I carry a credit balance. And a year ago similar things happened. I came in person to defend myself. Martha allowed me to remove the late fee.

Staff Comments: Staff confirmed with hauler that the original invoice was for $60.83. There was an existing credit on the account of $28.07 that reduced the amount due to $32.76. Since the amount of $32.76 was not paid during the service period, it generated late fees of $4.92. These late fees should not be removed as they were generated due to a lack of payment by the property owner during Quarter 4 2019. Therefore, staff recommends approving the assessment. (See minutes for corrections)



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. CG2001E2-1, Assessment No. 200157) 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 payable in one installment.



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