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File #: RES 19-1459    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/28/2019
Title: Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the greening of Rice and Larpenteur.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen

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Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the greening of Rice and Larpenteur.

 

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WHEREAS, on August 14, 2019, the Neighborhood STAR Board reviewed a $5,000 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program funding request from the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce to purchase and install permanent planters on Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS, this project will positively impact the city’s North End neighborhood with the addition of 13 new planters to create a visually attractive separation between road traffic and the commercial parking lot; and

 

WHEREAS, the Neighborhood STAR Board rated this project a 4.7 on a scale from 1 (low)
to 5 (high); and

 

WHEREAS, due to the proposal being of substantial community significance, a waiver to the Neighborhood STAR Guidelines requiring a $1 for $1 private match is being recommended; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Mayor and the Saint Paul City Council to participate in the financing of these activities by providing up to $5,000 in grant financing through the Ward 5 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program; now be it

 

RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Mayor, the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby authorizes and directs the appropriate City officials to execute the necessary grant documents to implement this Resolution, subject to approval by the City Attorney; and be it

 

FINALLY RESOLVED, staff of the Department of Planning and Economic Development are further authorized and directed to proceed with all other actions necessary to implement this Resolution.

 

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