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File #: RES 17-1948    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/20/2017
Title: Memorializing the Port Authority’s need to continue using its Southport facility as a dredge disposal area.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Port Authority Board Memo.pdf, 2. Attachment A to Port Board Memo - City of St. Paul Resolution 08-1033.pdf, 3. Attachment B to Port Board Memo - 2017 Record of Necessity from Army Corps of Engineers.pdf, 4. Attachment to Port Board Memo - Pool 2 Sediment Assessment Sep2015.pdf, 5. Attachment to Port Board Memo - Southport RON Map.pdf, 6. Port Authority Resolution.pdf, 7. Signature Copy
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Memorializing the Port Authority’s need to continue using its Southport facility as a dredge disposal area.

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WHEREAS, on September 19, 2008, the Council of the City of Saint Paul, under Council File No. 08-1033, duly adopted a Resolution in which the Council denied combined appeals relating to zoning decisions by the Board of Zoning Appeals (“BZA”) [BZA File No. 08-032022] and the Planning Commission (“Commission”) [PC File No. 08-072-743] which, respectively, had approved applications for slope variances and a site plan approval as applied for by the Port Authority of Saint Paul (“Port”) for the purpose of developing certain lands owned by the Port and commonly known as 637 Barge Channel Road for use as a barge service and cleaning operation; and

WHEREAS, acting with the capacity of the BZA and the Commission pursuant to Leg. Code 61.704 in upholding the BZA and Commission decisions and denying the combined appeals, the Council added additional conditions to those which had been imposed by the BZA and the Commission including the following condition, set forth in Council File No. 08-1033 as follows at Lines 347-353:

“3. In furtherance of wetlands restoration, when the Army Corps’ dredge disposal agreement with the Port Authority ends on December 31, 2017, the Port Authority agrees to submit to the Saint Paul City Council the issue as to whether it is necessary for Southport to continue as an Army Corps dredge disposal site.  If the determination by the City is that Southport is no longer necessary for this use, then the Port Authority agrees to cease using Southport for the Army Corps’ dredge disposal and furthermore, agrees to then convert the area used for the Army Corps’ dredge disposal to wetlands as reasonably soon thereafter as possible.”

AND, WHEREAS, the Council added a further condition set forth in Council File No. 08-1033 at Lines 369-376 as follows:

“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in the event the Port, or any successor(s) to it in ...

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