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File #: RES 18-14    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/3/2018
Title: Authorizing the City to enter into a development agreement with the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society for the St. Paul - Changsha, China Friendship Garden project.
Sponsors: Dan Bostrom
Ward: China Friendship Garden, Phalen Park
Attachments: 1. China Development Agreement Nov'17

Title

Authorizing the City to enter into a development agreement with the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society for the St. Paul - Changsha, China Friendship Garden project.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society, is preparing a site within Phalen Regional Park to install an anticipated sister-city gift from Changsha, China; and

 

WHEREAS, this project will positively impact Phalen Regional Park and the City of Saint Paul with the installation of the Xiang Jiang Pavilion (a replica of Changsha’s famous Aiwan Pavilion) and the Hmong Embroidery wall sculpture; and

 

WHEREAS, the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society is actively fundraising to provide funding assistance for this exciting project; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation agrees to manage and administer said funds for the China Friendship Garden project; and

 

WHEREAS, the parties have reached agreement, and wish to enter into a Development Agreement which incorporates the obligations of both parties, and any amendments to either; and

 

WHEREAS, that the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Commission, by their December 14, 2017 meeting, recommends the Saint Paul City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to enter into the attached Development Agreement; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council authorizes the proper City officials to enter into a development agreement with the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society for the St. Paul - Changsha, China Friendship Garden project.

 

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