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File #: RLH TA 20-470    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/2/2020
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 661 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2002D1, Assessment No. 200132)
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 6
Attachments: 1. 661 Geranium Avenue East. FW 661 Geranium Ave E Q1 2020 Assessment Error. 7-21-2020, 2. 661 Geranium Avenue East. RE Snapshots for Account 500-452373 St Paul 661 Geranium Ave E. 7-21-2020, 3. 661 Geranium Avenue. FW 661 Geranium Ave E Q4 Assessment Error.7-21-2020
Related files: RLH TA 12-345, RLH TA 20-270, RLH TA 12-486, RLH AR 20-112
Title
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 661 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2002D1, Assessment No. 200132)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 7/23/2020
Time of LH: 9:00 AM
Date of CPH: 9/2/2020

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Rasheeda Johnson
Cost: $261.58
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): I have a periodic notice of nonpayment that was sent to my house just yesterday from the garbage collection service. I have not been getting a bill from them. The last bill that I got, I paid $100 on it, and the new amount is $156.90, so I don’t have a problem paying that, but I got this letter here, shortly after that for an assessment for $261.58. And I’m noticing a problem with this garbage collection services, that there continues to be adding $100 here, $100 there, on my bill, and you guys helped me to straighten out $200 extra that was added to my bill last time, which they corrected. Again, they sent me the bill, I paid them, now they’re sending me another bill but they have brought it to your attention before they even mail me out a bill, and the amount is incorrect. The amount here is saying $261.58 but I have a bill, in writing, for $156.90 from garbage collection services Waste Management of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Staff Comments: Hauler confirmed that the payment of $100 was made on 5/21/2020. Therefore it would have been applied to the Quarter 2 2020 invoice. Staff recommends approving the assessment.

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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. CG...

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