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File #: ALH 11-52    Version: 1
Type: Appeal-Legislative Hearing Status: Filed
In control: Legislative Hearings
Final action: 1/18/2011
Title: Appeal of Special Tax Assessment for 1736 MARGARET STREET for Project #:J1107A, Assessment #: 118005.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 1736 margeret st. SA.pdf
Appeal of Special Tax Assessment for 1736 MARGARET STREET for Project #:J1107A, Assessment #: 118005.

Property Address
1736 Margaret Street

Tax Assessment Worksheet
Cost: $160.00

Service Charge: $140.00

Total Assessment: $300.00

Gold Card Returned by: Dave Jones

Type of Order/Fee: SA

Nuisance: Tall grass and weeds

Date of Orders: September 14, 2010

Compliance Date: September 20, 2010

Re-Check Date: September 28, 2010

Date Work Done: September 29, 2010

Work Order #: 10-903460

Returned Mail?: No


History of Orders on Property: Open file with orders to make repairs to garage

Legislative Hearing Officer Recommendation

Approve the assessment.

Dave Jones appeared.

Inspector Essling reported that 1736 Margaret Street is a Summary Abatement Order for tall grass and weeds. It was mailed September 14, 2010 with a compliance date of September 20, 2010. A re-check was done on September 28, 2010 and found to be in non-compliance. A Work Order was sent to Parks and completed on September 29, 2010 for a cost of $160 with a service charge of $140 for a total of $300. There was no returned mail.

Mr. Jones is not quite sure why he is here. The problem has been going on for 23 years but he didn't start saving the letters until about 10 years ago. He is not sure what crime he has committed this time. The letter refers to property clean-up from September 30, 2010 to October 27, 2010.

Ms. Moermond asked to see the video; Inspector Seeley replied that they do not have a video for this property.

Ms. Moermond noted that Mr. Jones had been at a hearing not too long ago, and she remembered that he tends to let his lawn grow quite long. Then, when he gets a letter from the City, he goes out and mows it. Maybe once or twice he did not have it mowed when the City came back to re-check. Mr. Essling noted that there are about ten (10) Abatement Orders on record for Mr. Jones' property and he confirmed that they have all been ...

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