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File #: RES 15-1856    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/4/2015
Title: Initiating amendments to the Saint Paul Zoning Code pertaining to parkland dedication fee expenditures by referring them to the Planning Commission pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4 for a study, report, and recommendation regarding their adoption. (Laid over from October 28.)
Sponsors: Dave Thune
Title
Initiating amendments to the Saint Paul Zoning Code pertaining to parkland dedication fee expenditures by referring them to the Planning Commission pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4 for a study, report, and recommendation regarding their adoption. (Laid over from October 28.)

Body
WHEREAS, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.357, Subd. 4, the Council of the City of Saint Paul desires to initiate the following amendments to the City’s Zoning Code and hereby directs that the proposed amendments be referred to the Saint Paul Planning Commission so that it may study and prepare a report on the proposed amendments and deliver to the Council its recommendation regarding the proposed amendments; and
WHEREAS, the Council hereby proposes the following amendment to Leg. Code § 63.704 by adding new language clarifying the process for expending funds from the parkland dedication special fund to read as follows:
Sec. 63.704. Parkland dedication; parkland development special fund.
There is hereby established a parkland development special fund. All parkland dedication fees collected pursuant to this article shall be deposited in the parkland development special fund. Expenditures from the special fund shall be and used solely for the acquisition, development, or improvement of public parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, wetlands, trails or open space within the city. purposes specified in section 63.701 and cannot be used for ongoing operations and maintenance. Funds collect shall be used for the aforementioned purposes within one-half (1/2) mile of the project for which the funds were collected or for the neighborhood or community park nearest to the project. Sources and Uuse of the funds collected shall be documented and made publically available in an reported annually report to the city council. Such funds may not be used for ongoing operations or maintenance. Expenditures from the special fund shall be consistent with the parks and recreation ch...

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