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File #: RES 19-1488    Version: 1 Name: Victoria Park Utility Occupancy License Soo Line Rail
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/4/2019
Title: Approving indemnification for a Utility Occupancy License from the Soo Line Railroad to install, maintain, and operate a sanitary sewer line underneath railroad tracks as part of the Victoria Park project.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
Ward: Victoria Park
Attachments: 1. Victoria Park CP Rail Utility Occupancy License Soo Line-Canadian Pacific Rail

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Approving indemnification for a Utility Occupancy License from the Soo Line Railroad to install, maintain, and operate a sanitary sewer line underneath railroad tracks as part of the Victoria Park project.

 

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WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Recreation requires a Utility Occupancy License from the Soo Line Railroad to install, maintain and operate a sanitary sewer line underneath railroad tracks as part of the Victoria Park project; and

 

WHEREAS, the License requires the City to defend and indemnify the Soo Line Railroad Company, its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies from all claims and damages arising from the City exercise of rights under the License; and

 

WHEREAS, the City cannot install the required sewer line without the railroad’s permission, and the promise of indemnification serves a public purpose in that it will enable the necessary sewer line connection; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby authorizes the appropriate City officials to sign the Utility Occupancy License with the Soo Line railroad which contains an indemnification clause.

 

 

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