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File #: RLH TA 22-134    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/25/2022
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 640 HOLLY AVENUE. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 640 Holly Avenue. Assessment Inquiry Ticket. 4-5-2022, 2. 640 Holly Avenue. FW 640 Holly Ave Q4 2021 Assessment Inquiry. 4-5-2022
Related files: RLH TA 19-741, RLH TA 19-500, RLH AR 22-31, RLH TA 22-256


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 640 HOLLY AVENUE. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 4/7/2022

Time of LH: 1:00 PM

Date of CPH: 5/25/2022


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Lyle Kratzke

Cost: $89.45

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Unpaid Garbage Bill; October 1 - December 31

Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling

Billing Time Period: Quarter 4 (October - December) 2021

Invoice Date(s): October 1 - December 31

Garbage Hauler: Republic Services

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Property owner stated that they have been charged for three carts when they have only had two carts at the property. On August 12, 2021 Republic Services picked up two 64-gal from the property and returned with 35-gal cart with weekly pick up. As of that date, the property only had a 96 and 35-gal with weekly pick up. However the account was still being charged for a 96-gal cart and two 64-gal carts.

Staff Comments: Hauler records confirm that as on 8/12/2021 the two 64-gal carts at the property were picked up and replaced with on 35-gal cart with weekly service. However they did continue to charge them for one 96-gal and two 35-gal carts. As a result, the property owner short paid the Q4 2021 (incorrect) invoice in the amount of $132.90. Since the total amount that the property owner should have been charged for a 96-gal and a 35-gal was $170.22, staff is recommending reducing the assessment to $37.32. This is the difference between what the property owner paid and what was owed for the service level provided.



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 2021. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100) 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 reduced from $89.45 to $37.32.

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