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File #: RES 16-1324    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/3/2016
Title: Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to submit an application to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for a Redevelopment Grant for the Sanctuary at Vandalia site.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
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Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to submit an application to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for a Redevelopment Grant for the Sanctuary at Vandalia site.

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WHEREAS, the City has identified a project within the City that meet the purposes and criteria of the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Redevelopment Grant program, and that project is known as the Sanctuary at Vandalia project (“Project”); and

WHEREAS, the City finds that the activities to be undertaken through the Redevelopment Grant program, the purpose of which is to redevelop blighted industrial, residential or commercial sites in order to put land back into productive use, will not occur through private or other public investment within the reasonably foreseeable future without this funding; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Resolution 16-1032, the City has applied to the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account as well as the Tax Base Revitalization Account on behalf of this Project for acquisition and environmental cleanup respectively; and

WHEREAS, the City represents that it has undertaken reasonable and good faith efforts to procure funding for the activities for which the Redevelopment Grant program funds are being sought, but was not able to find or secure from other sources funding that is necessary for Redevelopment and states that this representation is based on the fact that the City of Saint Paul has no general fund resources to invest in the redevelopment activities that can be funded by the aforementioned grant; and

WHEREAS, the City has the institutional, managerial, and financial capability to ensure adequate project and grant administration; and

WHEREAS, the City certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the contract agreements; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the that City Council of Saint Paul authorizes the Director of the ...

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