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File #: Ord 19-69    Version: Name: Boulevard Rain Garden Minor Text Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/4/2019
Title: Amending Section 105.04 of the Legislative Code to aid construction of boulevard rain gardens.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Sec._105.04.___Boulevard_planting
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/9/20192 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/4/20192 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/20/20192 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/6/20192 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/23/20192 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Amending Section 105.04 of the Legislative Code to aid construction of boulevard rain gardens.

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SECTION 1

WHEREAS, the City of St. Paul enacted Section 105.04 of the Legilstaive Code to allow property owners to plant and maintain the boulevard areas adjoining their property in a manner which enhances and imporves the aesthetic appearance of city streets, avenues and alleys; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to make minor amendments to Section 105.04 to clarify and modify the restrictions on where plantings are permitted; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

SECTION 2

The Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 105.04 is hereby amended.

Sec. 105.04. - Boulevard planting.

(a) Purpose. It is the purpose and intent of the city to allow property owners to plant and maintain the boulevard areas adjoining their property in a manner which enhances and improves the aesthetic appearance of city streets, avenues and alleys.
(b) Definitions.
Boulevard shall mean the public right-of-way lying between the property line and sidewalk, and between the sidewalk and the roadway, or where no sidewalk exists, between the property line and the roadway.
Boulevard plantings shall mean plantings that do not meet the definition of boulevard rain garden.
Boulevard rain garden shall mean a landscaped depressed area that can hold stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces while it infiltrates into the soil below.
Drip line shall mean an imaginary vertical line that extends from the outermost branches of a tree's canopy to the ground.
Noxious weeds shall mean the annual, biennial and perennial plants which are deemed by the commissioner of agriculture to be injurious to public health, environment, public roads, crops, livestock and other property, as set forth in Minn. Rules 1505.0730, including but not limited to: Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed), Cannabis sativa (hemp), Rhus radicans (poison i...

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