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File #: RLH VBR 17-60    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Vacant Building Registration Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/6/2017
Title: Appeal of Kenneth O. Doyle to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 705 SUMMIT AVENUE.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Vacant Building Registration, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 705 Summit Ave.appeal.08-04-17, 2. 705 Summit Ave.photos1.08-01-17, 3. 705 Summit Ave.photos2.08-01-17, 4. 705 Summit Ave.photos3.08-01-17, 5. 705 Summit Ave.Hartoonian email.8-14-17.pdf, 6. 705 Summit Ave.Doyle-Thao Communication.8-11-17, 7. 705 Summit Ave.Doyle Ltr.8-16-17.pdf, 8. 705 Summit Ave.Doyle email.8-21-17.pdf, 9. 705 Summit Ave.Appeal Statement.8-21-17.pdf, 10. 705 Summit Ave.Shoemaker Email.8-17-17, 11. 705 Summit Ave.Fire C of O Orders with Bldg Official Review.8-31-17, 12. 705 Summit Ave.Doyle & Shoemaker Ltr.9-1-17, 13. 705 Summit Ave.Letter from Neighboring Property Owners.8-31-17, 14. 705 Summit Ave.Kruchowski Ltr.9-5-17, 15. 705 Summit Ave.Doyle Reply To Neighbor Letter.9-6-17
Related files: RLH VBR 17-52, RLH FCO 19-53


Appeal of Kenneth O. Doyle to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 705 SUMMIT AVENUE.


Date/Time of 1st LH: August 15, 2017; 2:30 p.m.

Purpose of Appeal: 1) Appealing inspector's decision regarding completion of orders. 2) Appealing Vacate/Vacant Building order 

Date of Order(s) Under Appeal: August 4, 2017

Inspector/Key Staff: Matt Dornfeld



AMENDED 9/6/17


WHEREAS, in the matter of the Appeal of Kenneth O. Doyle to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 705 SUMMIT AVENUE, the Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed the appeal and considered the testimony of City staff and the appellant; and


WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommendation is as follows:


1.                     Require that Units 2, and 5 and 6 enter the Vacant Building Registration Program;

2.                     Grant to October 6, 2017 for completion of the following:

a.                     orders specifically for the occupied units - 1, 4, 6 and 7;

b.                     orders which have general building applicability (such as window screens throughout)  for Units 1, 4, 6 and 7;

c.                     orders for the exterior, with the exception of the re-grading the slope away from the foundation which shall have a deadline for completion of May 31, 2018;

d.                     orders for common areas of the building;

3.                     Allow continued occupancy of Units 1, 4, 6 and 7 while work is underway;

4.                     The vacant building fee will be waived for 30 days; however, if the work described in item 2 above is not complete by October 6, 2017, the vacant building fee will be due;

5.                     In order for the vacant building status to be lifted, all orders pertaining to Units 2, and 5 and 6 and those orders which have general building applicability for Units 2, and 5 and 6 (such as window screens throughout) shall be completed; and

6.                     If the vacant building status for Units  2, and 5 and 6 has not been lifted within 6 months - by March 6, 2018, a new Fire Certificate of Occupancy of Inspection will need to be conducted to affirm the nature and scope of the violations for Units 2, and 5 and 6 are consistent with the orders August 31, 2017; Now, Therefore, Be It


RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby accepts and adopts the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation in this matter.




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