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File #: RLH TA 20-394    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/26/2020
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1206 WATSON AVENUE. (File No. CG2002B1, Assessment No. 200124)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 1206 Watson Avenue. FW 1206 Watson Avenue Q1 2020 Assessment Error. 07-07-2020
Related files: RLH AR 20-106


Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1206 WATSON AVENUE. (File No. CG2002B1, Assessment No. 200124)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 7/9/2020; 07/16/20

Time of LH: 11:00 AM

Date of CPH: 8/26/2020


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Larry Laughlin

Cost: $4.65

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage Service Late Fee 1 month, Medium Week Cart Service; Jan-March 2020

Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling

Billing Time Period: 1st Quarter of 2020 (January 1 - March 31)

Invoice Date(s): January 1 - March 31

Garbage Hauler: Advanced

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Property owner wants to contest their Q1 2020 assessment. They stated that they ordered a 64-gal cart sometime in the fall of 2019 and received a 94-gal cart. When the property owner complained, the hauler delivered the 64-gal cart and stated that the property owner would receive credits for the difference in cost. However, the property owner stated that they were never issued credit for the difference. This means that there was a late fee issued since the property owner did not pay the full bill. Due to the fact that he was not credited properly, the property owner feels that they should not have to pay the assessed late fee.


Staff Comments: Hauler confirmed that the 94-gal cart was delivered at the beginning of the coordinated collection program in September 2018. The 64-gal cart that was initially requested was delivered on 10/24/2018 and the 94-gal cart was removed the same day. The property owner received a credit of $55.18 on his Quarter 1 2019 invoice. In regards to the Quarter 1 2020 assessment of $4.65, the hauler confirmed that they had credited that amount to the property owner's account as a courtesy. Therefore, staff recommends approving the assessment.



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 January to March 2020. (File No. CG2002B1, Assessment No. 200124) 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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