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File #: RLH TA 22-342    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1933 BERKELEY AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 1933 Berkeley Avenue. Assessment Inquiry Ticket. 9-23-2022, 2. 1933 Berkeley Avenue. FW 1933 Berkeley Ave Q2 2022 Assessment Inquiry. 9-23-2022
Related files: RLH AR 22-94


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1933 BERKELEY AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 10/6/2022

Time of LH: 9:00 AM

Date of CPH: 11/16/2022


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Janice Maki

Cost: $218.28

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Unpaid Garbage Bill; April 1 - June 30

Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling

Billing Time Period: Quarter 2 (April - June) 2022

Invoice Date(s): April 1 - June 30

Garbage Hauler: Republic Services

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): The property owner says their quarterly bill is usually only around $69. However, they received an Invoice and Final Notice from the City stating that they owed $218.28 for Q2 2022. When she called Republic, they said there was an "adjustment" but could not give her a straight answer as to why that quarter's bill is so high.

Staff Comments: Hauler records show that the original invoice of $189.81 consisted of the service fee of $69.81 plus the yard waste annual fee of $120.00. There was also a total of $28.47 added in late fees which brought the total to $218.28. However, since the resident did not receive proper notice regarding the late fees, staff recommends removing the late fee of $28.47 and reducing the assessment to $189.81.



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 April to June 2022. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109) 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 $218.18 to $189.81.

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