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File #: RLH TA 21-238    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/26/2021
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 445 WYOMING STREET EAST. (File No. CG2101A1, Assessment No. 210100)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. 445 Wyoming Street East. 445 Wyoming St E Invoices. 4-30-2021, 2. 445 Wyoming Street East. Cart Photo. 4-30-2021, 3. 445 Wyoming Street East. RE Highland Sanitation Calls 4-15. 4-30-2021
Related files: RLH AR 21-37
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 445 WYOMING STREET EAST. (File No. CG2101A1, Assessment No. 210100)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 4/8/2021; 5/4/2021
Time of LH: 10:30 AM
Date of CPH: 5/26/2021

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Noura Yousseff
Cost: $172.50
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Q42020 Delinquent Garbage Bill; service period Oct-December
Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling
Billing Time Period: 4th Quarter of 2020 (Oct 1 - Dec 31)
Invoice Date(s): Oct 1 - Dec 31
Garbage Hauler: Highland Sanitation
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): The property owner purchased the property in July 2020 and reported that there were no containers on site at this time for yard waste. She called Highland and requested new carts. The customer service representative that she spoke to stated that she was responsible for the $150 cart fee from the missing garbage cart and that Highland would not start yard waste until she paid for the garbage cart.

Staff Comments: Hauler confirmed that the property owner did call in 08/2020 to report that there were no yard waste carts at the property and to cancel yard waste service. During this call the customer service representative explained that they would have to charge her a missing cart fee of $150. This is supported by the fact that the property has received yard waste service since the beginning of the city contract. This has been verified by a photo taken of a yard waste cart at the property in October 2019. There are also no records of cart removal from the property. Therefore the city agrees that there should be a charge for a missing cart. However, the city does not agree with the amount of the missing cart fee. The most the haulers can charge for a missing cart is $75. Therefore staff recommends reducing the assessment to $75.00.

WHEREAS, the Office of Financial Services Real Estate Section has attached to this Council File both a report of com...

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