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File #: RLH TA 21-104    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/17/2021
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1708 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2105, Assessment No. 218804)
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 1708 Minnehaha Ave E.Bork Email.1-27-21.pdf, 2. 1708 Minnehaha Ave E.Vang-Bork Email.1-29-21.pdf, 3. 1708 Minnehaha Ave E.Vang-Bork Email.2-5-21.pdf
Related files: RLH AR 21-17


Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1708 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2105, Assessment No. 218804)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 2/2/21; 2/16/21

Time of LH:  9 AM

Date of CPH:  3/17/21


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Cost:  $2127

Service Charge: $157

Total Assessment:  $2284

Gold Card Returned by:   Seth Bork

Type of Order/Fee:  VB fee

Nuisance:  unpaid VB fee

Date of Orders: Renewal Letter sent on 8/21/20 to Flagstar, 27720 Jefferson Ave, Ste. 210, Temecula CA 92590, Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC 5151 Corporate Dr, Troy MI 48098; Warning Letter sent to Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC only

Work Order #: 19-085599, Inv # 1517874

Returned Mail?:  No

Comments:   VB file opened on 9/20/19, Single Family Dwelling, It was a VB Cat 2 condemned and referred by CE on 9/20/19, then it was changed to Cat 1 on 11/5/20 and file closed on 11/23/20 because dwelling is occupied.

Reason for Appeal:  Seth Bork purchased home from the bank as a foreclosure in the fall of 2020.  Since his purchase, it was not vacant and been living since day 1.

History of Orders on Property:  4 complaints in 2019 prior to his ownership



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 Vacant Building Registration fees billed during May 20 to September 17, 2020. (File No. VB2105, Assessment No. 218804)

 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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