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File #: RES PH 19-87    Version: 1 Name: Sanneh/Conway Grant App. Lease and Budget
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/24/2019
Title: Amending the 2019 City Capital Improvement Budget in the amount of $60,000 to accept financing from the Sanneh Foundation to fund pre-design work in anticipation of a $4,500,000 grant from the State of Minnesota for the renovation of field space at Conway Recreation Center site, managed by the Sanneh Foundation; and approving and authorizing execution of State Grant Agreement and a Lease with the Sanneh Foundation and other related documents (collectively, the “Lease / Use Documents” District 1, Ward 7).
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. Special Appropriation Grants Application Draft V.3, 2. SannehLeaseDraftForCouncilwithexhibits, 3. Sanneh Conway Rec $60,000
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Amending the 2019 City Capital Improvement Budget in the amount of $60,000 to accept financing from the Sanneh Foundation to fund pre-design work in anticipation of a $4,500,000 grant from the State of Minnesota for the renovation of field space at Conway Recreation Center site, managed by the Sanneh Foundation; and approving and authorizing execution of State Grant Agreement and a Lease with the Sanneh Foundation and other related documents (collectively, the “Lease / Use Documents” District 1, Ward 7).

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WHEREAS, the Sanneh Foundation has leased the Conway Recreation Center and provided needed recreation programming to the area since October, 2013 and wishes to enter into a long term lease and make substantial improvements to the property; and

WHEREAS, Sanneh sought money from the State of Minnesota and in 2018 the Minnesota Legislature approved a GO Bond Grant of $4,500,000 (the “Grant”) for the renovation of the field space at Conway Recreation Center, with funds directed to the City for use at the Conway site; and

WHEREAS, Department of Parks and Recreation has negotiated the terms and conditions of a proposed Lease (attached) with the Sanneh Foundation; and

WHEREAS; the Department wishes to submit a grant application (attached) to receive the legislatively approved funding; and

WHEREAS, Sanneh wishes to begin the design process and is prepared to commit $60,000 of its private financing to be used to reimburse the costs of City staff time for project supervision; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to Section 10.07.1 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul, and the advice of the Capital Improvement Budget Committee does hereby certify that $60,000 in funds are available for appropriation in excess of those estimated in the 2019 budget and recommends the changes to the 2019 budget identified on the Financial Analysis; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the City of Saint Paul through its Department of Parks and Recreation Departm...

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