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File #: RES 16-1977    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to submit applications to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grants, and to the Metropolitan Council for Tax Base Revitalization Account Program, for the 428 Minnesota Street, RiverEast School, Empire Building, Degree of Honor Building, Hamm's Brewery, Karibu Grocery and Deli, and Lexington Library sites.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
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Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to submit applications to the Department of Employment and Economic Development for Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grants, and to the Metropolitan Council for Tax Base Revitalization Account Program, for the 428 Minnesota Street, RiverEast School, Empire Building, Degree of Honor Building, Hamm's Brewery, Karibu Grocery and Deli, and Lexington Library sites.

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WHEREAS the City has identified site investigation and contamination cleanup projects within the City that meet the purposes and criteria of the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Contamination Cleanup and Investigation program and the Metropolitan Council's Tax Base Revitalization Account program; and

WHEREAS the City of Saint Paul is a participant in the Livable Communities Act's Local Housing Incentives Account Program for 2016 as determined by the Metropolitan Council, and is therefore eligible to apply for funds under the Tax Base Revitalization Account, and the projects described in the grant applications are consistent with and promote the purposes of the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act and the policies of the Metropolitan Council's adopted metropolitan development guide; and

WHEREAS the City finds that the required site investigation and contamination cleanup will not occur through private or other public investment within the reasonably foreseeable future without either Contamination Cleanup and Investigation or Tax Base Revitalization Account grant funding; and

WHEREAS the City represents that it has undertaken reasonable and good faith efforts to procure funding for the activities for which Contamination Cleanup and Investigation and Tax Base Revitalization Account funding is sought but was not able to find or secure from other sources funding that is necessary for cleanup completion and states that this representation is based on the following reasons and supporting facts:

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