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File #: Ord 21-49    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/17/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 62 of the Administrative Code to clarify hardship deferral language and other language clarification.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Title
Amending Chapter 62 of the Administrative Code to clarify hardship deferral language and other language clarification.

Body
WHEREAS, per Minnesota Statutes, Section 435.193, any county, statutory or home rule charter city, or town, making a special assessment may, at its discretion, defer the payment of that assessment for any homesteaded property under certain conditions; and

WHEREAS, in order for a city to allow such deferral, it must ÔÇťadopt an ordinance or resolution establishing standards and guidelines for determining the existence of a hardship and for determining the existence of a disability; and

WHEREAS, the City has adopted such a process for assessments levied under Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapter 64; and

WHEREAS, the City is seeking to create consistent procedures for assessment processes; and

WHEREAS, the city wishes to authorize hardship deferral of assessments levied under Chapter 62, as authorized under Minnesota Statutes, Sections 435.193 to 435.195, except for those fees that are due on an annual basis; now, therefore,

The City of Saint Paul does ordain, that Saint Paul Administrative Code Chapter 62, is hereby amended to read as follows:

SECTION 1

Section 62.04. is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 62.04. - Assessment procedure.

Any service charge levied or imposed under this chapter shall will be payable in one (1) single installment or, if the charge is not paid when due, said charge shall will be collected in the following manner.

(a) Resolution approving total, setting date for public hearing. In the event that street maintenance services costs are not paid as ordered in the invoice, the matter shall will be referred to the division of real estate section to be collected as assessments. The office of financial services, real estate section shall will notify the city council of the amounts owed by individual properties for street maintenance services including the addresses of the individual properties, and t...

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