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File #: RLH TA 20-511    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 548 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. CG2001E4-3, Assessment No. 200162)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 548 Van Buren Ave.Email chain.7-28-20.pdf
Related files: RLH AR 20-81, RLH TA 14-462


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 548 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. CG2001E4-3, Assessment No. 200162)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/23/2020; 7/30/2020

Time of LH: 9:00 AM

Date of CPH: 8/26/2020


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: United Business Group

Cost: $643.95

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: Republic

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Republic stated that the Quarter 4 invoice was incorrect due to charging their open market price on a bulky item pick up for two mattress ($51.75 per item) and two box springs instead of the agreed upon price for the coordinated collection program ($35.00 per item). They recommend reducing the assessment by $41.65 to $602.30. This would include a reduced invoice of $467.66 for two 64-gal carts and bulky items, as well as a back bill of $134.64.

Staff Comments: Staff recommends removing both the back bill ($134.64) and the late fees ($70.14) and reducing the assessment to $467.66. This would include $82.85 for the pick up of three bulky items at $20 each (plus tax), $192.85 for two mattresses and two bulky items at $35 each (plus tax), and $192.16 for two 64-gal carts.



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. CG2001E4-3, Assessment No. 200162) 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 $643.95 to $467.66.


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