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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 completion outlining the costs and fees associated with Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2020. (File No. CG2101A1, Assessment No. 210100) 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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