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File #: RLH RR 15-7    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/25/2015
Title: Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 688 SIXTH STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the March 4, 2015, City Council Public Hearing.
Sponsors: Bill Finney
Ward: Substantial Abatement Orders, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 688 6th St E.OTA 12-5-14, 2. 688 6th St E.PH 1-9-15, 3. 688 6th St E.Expired Code Compliance Report 3-28-13, 4. 688 6th St E.Engineer's Report 4-23-10, 5. 688 6th St E.SHPO 12-17-14, 6. 688 Sixth St E.Photos #1.11-18-14, 7. 688 Sixth St E.Photos #2.11-18-14, 8. 688 6th St E.Code Compliance Report 1-27-15, 9. 688 6th St E.Performance Bond 1-9-15, 10. 688 Sixth St E.Before & After Photos.2-10-15, 11. 688 Sixth St E.Photos Set 1, 12. 688 Sixth St E.Property Photos.2-10-15, 13. 688 Sixth St E.Palen and Barnett R-R Ltr.2-11-15, 14. 688 Sixth St E.Phalen Ltr to Hearing Officer.2-10-15, 15. 688 Sixth St E.Letter of Commitment.2-24-15, 16. 688 Sixth St E.Contractor Bids List.2-25-15, 17. 688 Sixth St E.Code Tasks from All Side Construction.2-25-15, 18. 688 Sixth St E.McCauley Electric Bid.2-23-15, 19. 688 Sixth St E.Visionary Plumbing Bid.2-22-15, 20. 688 Sixth St E.Work Plans.2-25-15, 21. 688 Sixth St E.Palen and Barnett R-R Ltr.3-10-15, 22. 668-670 Conway St.HPC Hearing Notice.3-6-15, 23. 668-670 Conway St.HPC Staff Rept.3-6-15, 24. 688 Sixth St E.Email to Barnett.3-6-15, 25. 688 Sixth St E.Revised Rehab Documentation.3-10-15, 26. 688 Sixth St E.Palen and Barnett R-R Ltr.3-10-15, 27. 688 Sixth St E.Contractual Funding Agreement.3-25-15
Related files: RLH TA 15-134
Title
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 688 SIXTH STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the March 4, 2015, City Council Public Hearing.
Body
AMENDED 3/18/2015
 
WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has determined that 688 SIXTH STREET 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:  Lyman Dayton Addition Lot 17 Blk 19; 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 January 9, 2015:  Joseph F. Palen, 1055 N 5th St Minneapolis MN 55403-4324; Platinum Bank, 7667 10th Street N, Oakdale MN 55128; Lou Sudheimer, 686 6th St E, St Paul MN 55106; Dayton's Bluff District 4 Community Council; and
WHEREAS, each of these parties was served a written order dated December 5, 2014 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 January 4, 2015; 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 January 4, 2015; and
 
WHEREAS, a placard indicating the City's order that this nuisance building be abated was posted on the building on December 8, 2015 in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.11(2)c; and
 
WHEREAS, the nuisance condition was not corrected by January 4, 2015, and therefore an abatement hearing was scheduled before the City Council on March 4, 2015 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 February 10, 2015 and March 10, 2015; and
WHEREAS, a public hearings was were held on March 4, 2015 and March 18, 2015, and the 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 688 SIXTH STREET 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.
3.      That the owners, interested parties or responsible parties have not 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 90 days. And, Be It Further
 
RESOLVED, that the Council orders that the owners, interested parties or responsible parties shall repair the structure, 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, or shall raze and remove the structure(s) within 15 90 days. 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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