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File #: RES 19-1917    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/13/2019
Title: Authorizing the withholding of tax-forfeit parcels from public sale for six months. 
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A_Cover Letter 2019, 2. Exhibit B _2019 Property List w Maps

Authorizing the withholding of tax-forfeit parcels from public sale for six months. 


WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Ramsey County, Minnesota, through its Tax Forfeited Lands Section, Department of Property Records and Revenue (the "County"), in a letter dated September 26, 2019, attached hereto as Exhibit A, provided the City of Saint Paul ("City") a listing of properties located in the City of Saint Paul (the "Properties"), which forfeited on August 3, 2019 for failure of the owners to pay the property taxes, said listing attached hereto as Exhibit B; and

WHEREAS, the County, as required by law, classified the Properties as "non-conservation land" and notified the City of the classification in order to seek the City's approval or disapproval within a 60-day period; and

WHEREAS, the County also stated that the City may submit a letter requesting that certain parcels be withheld from sale or lease for a maximum of six months, accompanied by a certified resolution from the City Council stating the reason for the withhold request for each parcel; and

WHEREAS, the City, through its Office of Financial Services, Real Estate Section has determined that the Properties' classification as "non-conservation land" is appropriate; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby approve the following actions:

 1)  Approve the County's classification of the Properties as "non-conservation land;"

 2)  Request that the County withhold the following tax-forfeit parcels from public sale for six months; and

 3)  Authorize the proper city officials to submit to the County a letter requesting that the parcels be withheld for six months along with a certified copy of this resolution.


 0 Jefferson Avenue ( Vacant land (15,925 Sq. Ft.) Site to be used for Public stormwater purposes

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
11/12/2019 4:00 PMSharonScarrellaAnderson Against CreatingDebt TaxForfeit by Denying Pettifords pay off MS.609.43 at
11/10/2019 1:43 PMSharonSenate64 Against Tracking Council on Weekly Basis Foia request for the Address of council lawyer Rachael Tierny aka Gunderson