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File #: RLH TA 24-85    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/13/2024
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2106 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. CG2304A1, Assessment No. 230114)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. 2106 Marshall Ave. Ticket #381014 (Q3). 02-05-2024.pdf, 2. 2106 Marshall Ave. Email Exchange with Hauler. 02-05-2024.pdf
Related files: RLH TA 24-86, RLH TA 20-358


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2106 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. CG2304A1, Assessment No. 230114)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 02-06-2024

Time of LH: 3:00 PM

Date of CPH: 03-13-2024


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Postcard Returned by: Samuel E Czaplewski

Cost: $133.87

Hauling Service(s) Provided: Unpaid Garbage Bill; July - September 30

Type of Order/Fee: Trash Hauling

Hauler: Waste Management

Billing Time Period: Quarter 3 (July - September) 2023

Invoice Date(s): July 1 - September 30

Returned Mail/Notice Concerns?:

Stated Reason for Appeal (if given): PO states that this property has been unoccupied since 10/30/2021 when he evicted the tenant. He states that he called Advanced Disposal on 09-23-2021 to place a service hold on the property and should not have been billed. He has been receiving the Assessment Notices, but states that he was paying them because it was easier than trying to contest them. He finally decided to contest because he is preparing to sell the property.

Staff Comments: PO called the City 01-19-2024 requesting a service hold for the property. This was forwarded to the hauler. The City has no record of contact with PO or previous request for a service hold at the property. WM states that they have not had contact with this property or PO until the service hold request forwarded to them in January 2024. The account previously belonged to Advanced Disposal. WM was able to find an old record of contact with Advanced Disposal on 09-23-2021. The notes from this interaction state, "Owner wants bill in tenants name due to having the [resident] pay it. Changed name at the owner's request." PO was not receiving garbage bills or notices of non-payment because they were being sent to the address of the previous tenant, however, PO was receiving the assessment notices. The garbage bill has gone to assessments for the following: 2023 (all quarters); 2022 (all quarters); 2021 (all quarters); 2020 (Q4- different PO).



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 during July to September 2023. (File No. CG2304A1, Assessment No. 230114) 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 $133.87 to $62.48.



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