Tesfaldet: yes. He hasn’t tried to fill it out in the past since he was unaware. Once he
talked to the garbage they told him he had to pay regardless. He feared not paying for
it since his credit would be affected. He was unaware of the vacant dwelling
Moermond: the first thing I want to say that for garbage hauling services in the city if
the bill goes unpaid it comes to the City for collection as an assessment on the
property taxes. In no way will that affect your credit rating. It will show up on your
property taxes, but to put your mind at ease there. The second thing is we have a total
bill of $271.90 for services for both units for the entire quarter. I understand you to say
only one of the units was occupied during that third quarter. Your tenants in 329 were
gone June 30th. I underhand there may not have been the best communication with
Republic about the form and the proper process. I do know there ais contact numbers
on there so I’m going to split the difference. I’m going to say you are half responsible
and because there may have been communication issues the city will pick it up. That
brings your bill down to $203.18. The $203.18 covers all of 327 and half the bill for
329. That’s what I will propose to Council on Aurora.
Hadgu: whatever you propose now I will pay it, but it isn’t right.
Referred to the City Council due back on 3/8/2023
RLH TA 23-40
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1255
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. CG2204A3, Assessment No.
Reduce assessment from $122.83 to $61.42.
Joy Tesfaldet, daughter of David Hadgu, appeared via phone
David Hadgu, owner, appeared via phone
Staff report by Clare Pillsbury: the property owner stated they submitted an
Unoccupied Dwelling Registration Form to the City in July 2022. Our records show that
wasn’t received until October 21, 2022 so our current recommendation is to approve
Hadgu: I bought it in May 2022. It was empty when I bought it. I paid $2,500 three
times for dumpsters. When I went to pay my property taxes in October they said I had
to pay the garbage. Why do I have to pay for garbage when I didn’t own the house?
January 1 the house is rented. Why did I have to pay garbage when it was empty and I
didn’t own it?
Moermond: I see on your taxes there were a lot of property cleanup assessments on
the taxes when you acquired it. There’s a delinquent water bill for $1,400. Another
cleanup of $1,600. You bought a property with a lot of assessments hanging on it. I
assume that was discussed at closing, any pending assessments. Right now, I see we
have the third quarter garbage bill we’re talking about today, as well as the fourth
quarter bill for $34.23. There’s a lot going on assessment-wise historically. I legally
cannot open books on what is on your 2022 taxes. Once it is sent to the County and it
is on your statement your appeal time is over with. Mostly people deal with these at
closings. The seller would need to disclose any of these pending assessments or bills
that could become assessments. If they didn’t, that is something you should work with
your realtor or title company on. Are they morally responsible? Yes. Unfortunately, that
bill attaches to the property, not a person. You are left holding the bag, basically.
About the bill today, which is the third quarter, July through September 2022. I am
hearing the house was empty. I also noticed that you ordered a TISH inspection in