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File #: RLH TA 24-60    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/13/2024
Title: Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 900 WESTMINSTER STREET. (File No. CG2304A2, Assessment No. 230115)
Sponsors: HwaJeong Kim
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 5
Attachments: 1. 900 Westminster St. Email Exchange with Hauler. 01-22-2024.pdf, 2. 900 Westminster St. Invoice and Proof of Payment. 01-22-2024.pdf, 3. 900 Westminster St. Ticket #365089. 01-22-2024.pdf, 4. 900 Westminster St. Assessment Payment Receipt (1of2). 01-22-2024.pdf, 5. 900 Westminster St. Assessment Payment Receipt (2of2). 01-22-2024.pdf
Related files: RLH TA 23-331, RLH AR 23-109
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 900 WESTMINSTER STREET. (File No. CG2304A2, Assessment No. 230115)

Hearing Date(s)
Date of LH: 01/25/2024
Time of LH: 9:00AM
Date of CPH: 03/13/2024

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Postcard Returned by: Kimberly Herrgott
Cost: $133.87
Hauling Service(s) Provided: Unpaid Garbage Bill; July 1 - September 30
Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling
Hauler: Waste Management
Billing Time Period: Quarter 3 (July-September)
Invoice Date(s): July 1 - September 30
Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:
Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): Kim Herrgott purchased the property on 04/26/23. The Q3 invoice from WM shows that she was billed for prorated Q2 service starting 05/14/23, pickup of 2 large appliances, and Q3 service. PO states that she already paid the bill, so she should not owe this assessment.
Staff Comments:
PO shared proof of payment to WM on 07/25/2023 for $187.52, however her Q3 invoice was for a total of $217.82. The charge sent to the City by WM for assessment at this property was $133.87. The PO then paid $4.78 of that assessment to the City. WM is unable to account for the difference in the assessment they sent vs. the amount paid by PO. After deliberating over the issue with the City for about a week, WM declined to answer any more questions about the matter and asked that the case be closed. For this reason, we are recommending full removal of the assessment.

Background note: In Q2 2023, PO had an assessment that was reduced. The amount initially sent to the City from WM had been for the full cost of Q2 service despite the fact that PO was also charged for pro-rated Q2 service on her Q3 bill. Assessment was reduced so that PO was not paying twice. This resolved the matter.

WHEREAS, the Office of Financial Services Assessment 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 du...

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