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File #: RLH TA 21-339    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/25/2021
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 47 ORANGE AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2102A2, Assessment No. 210107)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 5
Attachments: 1. 47 Orange Ave W.Contested Letter.7-6-21.pdf, 2. 47 Orange Ave chain.7-7-21.pdf
Related files: RLH TA 19-272, ALH 10-256, RLH AR 21-69


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 47 ORANGE AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2102A2, Assessment No. 210107)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 7/15/2021

Time of LH: 10:00 AM

Date of CPH: 8/25/2021


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: James Costello

Cost: $68.10

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Unpaid garbage bill; 2021 Jan-March Service Period small eow cart

Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling

Billing Time Period: 1st Quarter of 2021 (Jan 1 - March 31)

Invoice Date(s): Jan 1 - March 31

Garbage Hauler: Waste Management

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): I haven't used the service since this began. Your garbage bin has been sitting in my garage empty. I don’t have any garbage to put it in. The garbage hauler for my area is Waste Management. I don't feel that I should be made to pay for something that I never used. I would appreciate it if you would take this into consideration and remove this assessment against my property.

Staff Comments: Under citywide garbage service, all residential properties with up to four units, including rental homes and town homes, are required to have a garbage cart and receive garbage service for each dwelling unit. Property owners must provide garbage service for all occupied dwellings. There is no option to opt out of the citywide garbage service. The property owner is responsible for paying the outstanding charge, as garbage service was provided from January - March 2021.  Staff does want to note that the property owner has a 35-gal cart with every other week service which is the lowest level of service available.



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 2021. (File No. CG2102A2, Assessment No. 210107) 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 ratified and payable in one installment.



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