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File #: RES 17-1902    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/6/2017
Title: Authorizing the withholding of tax-forfeit parcels from public sale for six months. 
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - 2017 RC Letter, 2. Exhibit B - 2017 Properties Forfeited
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Authorizing the withholding of tax-forfeit parcels from public sale for six months. 

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WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Ramsey County, Minnesota, through its Tax Forfeited Lands Section, Department of Property Records and Revenue (the "County"), in a letter dated October 23, 2017, attached hereto as Exhibit A, provided the City of Saint Paul ("City") a listing of properties located in the city of Saint Paul (the "Properties"), which forfeited on August 1, 2017 for failure of the owners to pay the property taxes, said listing attached hereto as Exhibit B; and

WHEREAS, the County, as required by law, classified the Property as "non-conservation land" and notified the City of the classification in order to seek the City's approval or disapproval within a 60-day period; and

WHEREAS, the County also stated that the City may request properties be withheld from sale or lease for a maximum of six months by submitting in writing and accompanied by a certified resolution from the City Council stating the reason for the withhold request for each property; and

WHEREAS, the City, through its Office of Financial Services-Real Estate Section has determined that the Property's classification as "non-conservation land" is appropriate; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby approve the following actions:

 1)  Approve the County's classification of the Property as "non-conservation land;"

 2)  Request that the County withhold the following tax-forfeit parcels from public sale for six months; and

 3)  Authorize the proper city officials to submit to the County a letter requesting that the parcels be withheld for six months along with a certified copy of this resolution.

PARCELS TO BE WITHHELD FOR THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

1300 Albemarle Street (24.29.23.44.0018) Single Family House (40’ x 124’) Rehab and resell for affordable owner occupied single family housing.

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