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File #: RLH TA 24-88    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/27/2024
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 32 BENHILL ROAD. (File No. VB2405, Assessment No. 248804)
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 2
Attachments: 1. 32 Benhill Rd.VB Renewal Ltr 5-9-23.pdf, 2. 32 Benhill Rd.Warning Ltr 9-8-23.pdf, 3. 32 Benhill Rd.Code Compliance Certificate 10-19-23.pdf
Related files: RLH TA 24-66, RES 23-1698, RLH AR 24-9


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 32 BENHILL ROAD. (File No. VB2405, Assessment No. 248804)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH:  2/6/24; 2/20/24

Time of LH:  9 AM

Date of CPH:  3/27/24


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Cost:  $4918

Service Charge: $157

Total Assessment:  $5075

Name of Property Owner/Representative of Management Co.:   Curt Wescott obo parents Walter and Rosalie Wescott

Type of Order/Fee:   VB fee billed during 04/09/23-08/14/23

Nuisance:  unpaid VB fee

Date of Orders:   Renewal Letter 5/9/23; Warning Ltr 9/8/23; went unpaid, sent to OFS 10/3/23

Work Order #: 16-044766, Inv # 1736127

Returned Mail?:  No

Comments:   Opened VB Cat 2 since 6/8/16.  Code Compliance Approved Letter issued 10/19/23; VB file closed.

History of Orders on Property:



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 Vacant Building Registration fees billed during May 9 to August 14, 2023. (File No. VB2405, Assessment No. 248804) 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 $5,075 to $1,000.


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