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File #: RLH TA 20-399    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 663 LINCOLN AVENUE. (File No. CG2002A1, Assessment No. 200123)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. 663 Lincoln Avenue. FW LH Hearing Request for 663 Lincoln. 07-07-2020, 2. 663 Lincoln Avenue. RE Assessment payment for 663 Lincoln Ave. 07-07-2020
Related files: RLH AR 20-104
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 663 LINCOLN AVENUE. (File No. CG2002A1, Assessment No. 200123)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 7/9/2020
Time of LH: 9:00:00 AM
Date of CPH: 8/27/2020

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Theresa Tichich
Cost: $413.17
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Garbage service and fees; Jan-Mar 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: WM
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Theresa is the sibling of the deceased property owner, Mary Tichich, and is handling her affairs. Theresa received a notice from the city for Quarter 1 garbage service in the amount of $413.17. She stated that she made a payment to Waste Management on 1/17/20 in the amount of $279.81. When the she called Waste Management after receiving notice from the city to confirm this payment, the customer service representative was told that her 1/17/20 payment was applied to the Quarter 4 2019 garbage billing. If the Quarter 4 garbage service was owed at the end of Quarter 4, the amount would have been referred to the city for collection. There is currently no record of this amount in the city records for owed garbage service amounts for Quarter 4 2019. She also stated that she requested walk up service and sent in the form, but was given the incorrect address information twice as to where to send the walk up request form to.

Staff Comments: Hauler confirmed that the last payment they received was for $243.32 for Quarter 3 2019 billing. The property owner did call Waste Management on February 10, 2020 about their Quarter 1 2020 assessment. However, the customer service representative mistakenly thought that Quarter 4 2019 delinquent amount of $279.81 that was sent to the City of Saint Paul was a payment made by the property owner. The hauler did check their payment records and confirmed that th...

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