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Board of Adjustment and Appeals - Regular Session
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019  
Subject:    Case 19-07V, Special Assessment Objection, Ben Klismith, 3014 113th Ave NW, 16-31-24-31-0034
From: Leya Drabczak

Unpaid penalties in the amount of $900.00 associated with code enforcement activity against the subject property are proposed to be assessed to the property.  The property owner has filed an objection to the assessment.
The following chronology relates to the actions and procedures leading to the special assessment in this matter.

This rental property was first issued a Rental License in December 2016.

On 09/06/2018, a Rental Renewal Form was mailed to the owner of record. The License Renewal was due on 11/01/2018.

On 01/02/2019, Staff reviewed the file and noted the Rental License had expired. An Administrative Citation #66476-34847 in the amount of $300.00 was issued for failure to renew a Rental License that expired on 11/01/2018. A compliance date of 01/18/2019 was established.

On 01/10/2019, Staff received the Rental Renewal Form and payment for the Rental License, but the owner failed to complete and return the Worker’s Compensation Form that is required by the State of Minnesota (Minnesota Statute, Section 176.182) and had been included in with the Rental Renewal Form.  The City cannot issue any license without this completed form. City staff sent duplicate forms to be completed by the owner via email and US Mail.

On 03/05/2019, Staff reviewed the file and noted the property remained in violation as the required Worker’s Compensation Form has not been submitted. No response from the owner and mail was not returned as undeliverable. 

Penalty Charged: $300.00.

On 03/05/2019, A Second Violation Administrative Citation # 66476-35020 was issued in the amount of $600.00 for failure to renew a Rental License. A compliance date of 03/22/2019 was established.

On 04/04/2019, Staff reviewed the file and noted the property remained in violation. No response from the owner and mail had not been returned as undeliverable.

Penalty Charged: $600.00.

On 04/18/2019, the completed Worker’s Compensation Form was received from the property owner and the Rental License was issued.

Total Penalty Charged: $900.00.
In Case 19-07V, it is requested the Board of Adjustment and Appeals recommend the City Council affirm the $900.00 special assessment in its entirety.

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