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File #: RLH TA 21-355    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/25/2021
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 161 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2102A4, Assessment No. 210109)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 161 Pennsylvania Avenue West. Demolitian Permit. 7-30-2021, 2. 161 Pennsylvania Avenue West. FW 161 Pennsylvania Ave W Q1 2021 Assessment Inquiry. 7-30-2021, 3. 161 Pennsylvania Avenue West. FW 161 Pennsylvania Ave W Deconstruction Building Permit. 7-30-2021
Related files: RLH AR 21-71


Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 161 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2102A4, Assessment No. 210109)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 7/22/2021; 8/10/2021

Time of LH: 3:00 PM

Date of CPH: 8/25/2021


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Sunita Teekasingh

Cost: $109.06

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Unpaid garbage bill; 2021 Jan-March Service Period Medium 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: WM

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Property owner stated that they called Waste Management in January 2020 to request a temporary service hold. The customer service representative stated that the property owner would have to wait for a demolition permit to put a hold on garbage service.  The property owner called Waste Management again in April 2020 to inform the hauler that the property would be demolished. The customer service representative again told them that they would need documentation that the property owner. Property owner stated that the property was finally demolished in February 2021. They feel that they should not have to pay their Quarter 1 2021 assessment.

Staff Comments: Hauler records show that there was no documentation of any contact with the property owner until 7/19/2021 when the property owner called to ask why they were still getting invoiced. When the property owner called the customer service representative canceled the account back to September 2020. Based on this information and the fact that city records show that the property was demolished in February 2021, staff recommends removing the assessment. Staff has also removed the Quarter 2 2021 assessment.



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. CG2102A4, Assessment No. 210109) 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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