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File #: RLH RR 12-27    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/12/2012
Title: Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 1673 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the September 5, 2012 City Council Public Hearing.
Sponsors: Dan Bostrom
Ward: Substantial Abatement Orders, Ward - 6
Attachments: 1. 1673 Cottage Ave E.Order to Abate.3-2-12, 2. 1673 Cottage Ave E.Public Hearing Notification.5-11-12, 3. 1673 Cottage Ave E.Photos.2-16-12, 4. 1673 Cottage Ave E..R-R FTA.Ltr.6-19-12, 5. 1673 Cottage Ave E..R-R FTA.7-25-12.pdf, 6. 1673 Cottage Ave E.Daniels Ltr 8-16-12.pdf
Related files: RLH RR 12-82
Title
Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 1673 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the September 5, 2012 City Council Public Hearing.
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WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has determined that 1673 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST is a nuisance building pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.02 as 1) it is a vacant building as defined in §43.02; and 2) it has multiple housing code or building code violations or it has conditions constituting material endangerment as defined in §34.23, or it has a documented and confirmed history as a blighting influence in the community; and
 
WHEREAS, this property is legally described as follows, to wit:  Ames Acre Lots Subj to Alley and Ex N 15 Ft the S 1/2 of W 1/2 of Lot 7 Blk 2; and
WHEREAS, based upon the records in the Ramsey County Recorder's Office and information on file or obtained by the Department of Safety and Inspections, the following are the owners, interested or responsible parties for the subject property as of May 11, 2012:  BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 400 National Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065-6414; Fannie Mae, c/o Terry Daniels, Axis Realty, 121 McKnight Road N #A, St Paul, MN 55119; Peterson, Fram & Bergman, 55 5th Street East #800, Saint Paul, MN 55101; and District 2 Community Council info@district2council.org; and
WHEREAS, each of these parties was served a written order dated March 2, 2012 advising them of the basis for the determination that the subject property was a nuisance, and that the nuisance building was to be repaired or razed and removed by April 2, 2012; and
 
WHEREAS, this order informed the interested or responsible parties that they must repair or raze and remove the structures(s) located on the Subject Property by April 2, 2012; and
 
WHEREAS, a placard indicating the City's order that this nuisance building be abated was posted on the building on March 3, 3012 in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.11(2)c; and
 
WHEREAS, the nuisance condition was not corrected by April 2, 2012 and, therefore, an abatement hearing was scheduled before the City Council on  July 3, 2012 and the owner or his duly authorized representative and any interested parties or their duly authorized representatives were properly notified of the time, date and place of the hearing; and
 
WHEREAS, the legislative hearing officer provided the owner and other interested parties an opportunity to discuss the matter at a legislative hearing on June 12, July 24 and August 14, 2012; and
WHEREAS,  public hearings were held on July 3, August 1 and September 5, 2012 and the City Council reviewed the record which included the exhibits from the Department of Safety and Inspections, the minutes and recommendation of the legislative hearing officer and any testimony at the hearing; Now, Therefore Be It
RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby finds:
1.      That the structure(s) at 1673 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST is a nuisance building pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.02, as 1) it is a vacant building as defined in §43.02; and 2) it has multiple housing code or building code violations or it has conditions constituting material endangerment as defined in §34.23, or it has a documented and confirmed history as a blighting influence in the community; and 3) these nuisance conditions have not been corrected after notice of the same to the owner;
2.      That the Department of Safety and Inspections has complied with all of the procedural requirements of the Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapter 45; and
3.      That the owners, interested parties or responsible parties have not [have] presented a plan acceptable to the legislative hearing officer and Department of Safety and Inspections staff to repair the structure(s) and correct all of the deficiencies listed in the Order to Abate Nuisance Building and the Code Compliance report and to make the structure(s) safe and code compliant within 15 days; And, Be It
 
RESOLVED, that the City Council orders that the owners, interested parties or responsible parties shall raze and remove the structure(s) within fifteen (15) days after the City Council public hearing; And, Be it
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the necessary corrective action has not been taken within the time allotted, the Department of Safety and Inspections is authorized to take those steps necessary to raze and remove this structure and to charge the costs incurred in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.12(4). Any personal property or fixtures of any kind shall be removed by the owners, interested parties or responsible parties prior to the demolition or it will be considered to be abandoned and the City of Saint Paul shall remove and dispose of such property as it deems appropriate; And, Be it
FINALLY RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be served on any of the parties required to be notified in Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.12(4).
 
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