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File #: RLH TA 21-356    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/22/2021
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1285 BEECHWOOD PLACE. (File No. VB2111, Assessment No. 218817)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 1285 Beechwood Pl.Zimny email.8-4-21, 2. 1285 Beechwood Pl.Contested letter by attorney obo owner.9-15-21.pdf, 3. 1285 Beechwood Pl.Photos Sent by Owner.9-15-21.pdf
Related files: RLH VBR 20-73, RLH VBR 18-39, RLH TA 21-495, RLH VBR 21-77, RLH AR 21-74


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1285 BEECHWOOD PLACE. (File No. VB2111, Assessment No. 218817)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH:  08/03/21

Time of LH:  9 AM

Date of CPH:  09/15/21


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Cost:  $2127

Service Charge: $157

Total Assessment:  $2284

Gold Card Returned by:   Becky Amidon

Type of Order/Fee:   VB fee billed from 8/28/20 to 3/17/21

Nuisance:   unpaid VB fee

Date of Orders:   Registration letter sent 11/4/20; Warning Letter sent 4/5/21.  No payment, sent to Assessment 5/3/21

Work Order #: 20-088961, Inv # 1533257

Returned Mail?: No.  Mails sent Michael Amidon/Rebecca Amidon, 1285 Beechwood Place, St Paul MN 55116

Comments:  Category 2 since 11/3/20 as vacant for several years Water turned off for meter violations and hasn't had consumption since 2013 per SPRW.  VB appealed filed and heard, given 90 days, was a VB fee 1 back on 6/8/18.  2 appeals filed.  VBR 20-73 & VBR 18-39

History of Orders on Property:  10/27/20 Exterior complaint



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 August 28, 2020 to March 17, 2021. (File No. VB2111A, Assessment No. 218826) 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 made payable over 5 years.


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