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File #: RLH TA 24-82    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Tax Assessment Appeal Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/3/2024
Title: Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 571 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. VB2401A, Assessment No. 248808)
Sponsors: Anika Bowie
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 571 Van Buren Ave.VBR ltr.4-19-23, 2. 571 Van Buren Ave.VBR warning ltr.5-19-23, 3. 571 Van Buren Ave.Zimny reschedule email.2-20-24, 4. 571 Van Buren Ave.po rescheduling email chain.3-18-24, 5. 571 Van Buren Ave.Po statement.3-19-24, 6. 571 Van Buren Ave.Zimny follow up email.3-21-24, 7. 571 Van Buren Ave.Zimny email.4-3-24
Related files: RLH TA 12-64, RLH TA 12-195, RLH TA 18-407, RLH TA 13-248, RLH TA 18-406, RLH TA 11-177


Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 571 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. VB2401A, Assessment No. 248808)


Hearing Date(s)

Date of LH: 2/6/2024; 2/20/24

Time of LH:  10 am: 9AM

Date of CPH: 2/28/24


Tax Assessment Worksheet

Cost:  $4,918

Service Charge: $157

Total Assessment:  $5,075

Name of Property Owner/Representative of Management Co.: Aaron Symicek

Type of Order/Fee:                      Vacant Bldg Registration billed during 07/07/22-04/19/23

Nuisance: VB registration

Date of Orders: 4/19/23 & 5/19/23

Work Order #: 22-054338 Inv#1731244

Returned Mail?: No, sent to Pinewood Consulting, LLC in Cottage Grove (still current owner per RC)

Comments: VB Cat 2 duplex file opened 5/19/22 revoked and referred by Fire inspection on 5/6/22 for long-term non compliance and no shows

History of Orders on Property: TG&W 6/12/23 (done by owner); snow and ice 1/10/23 (done by owner); snow and ice 12/9/22 (done by owner); TG&W 9/22/22 (done by owner); SAO for trash/construction materials 6/14/22 (done by owner);



AMENDED 4/3/24


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 July 7, 2022 to April 19, 2023. (File No. VB2401A, Assessment No. 248808) 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 payable in one installment forthcoming.


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