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File #: RLH RR 19-34    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/26/2020
Title: Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 985 WOODBRIDGE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the January 8, 2020 City Council public hearing. (Amend to remove or rehabilitate within 180 days)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Substantial Abatement Orders, Ward - 5
Attachments: 1. 985 Woodbridge St.OTA 9-26-19, 2. 985 Woodbridge St.Expired Code Compliance Report.5-13-15, 3. 985 Woodbridge St.SHPO Form 10-14-19, 4. 985 Woodbridge St.Fire Photos 1-27-14.#1, 5. 985 Woodbridge St.Fire Photos 1-27-14.#2, 6. 985 Woodbridge St.Photos 9-13-19, 7. 985 Woodbridge.condemnation letter.2-28-2014, 8. 985 Woodbridge.photos.1-28-2014, 9. 985 Woodbridge St.PH 11-8-19, 10. 985 Woodbridge St.Ltr Authorizing Liaison.submitted 12-10-19.pdf, 11. 985 Woodbridge.Schwartz Bernier R-R Ltr.12-13-19, 12. 985 Woodbridge St.Power of Attorney.1-8-20.pdf, 13. 985 Woodbridge St.Vang-Schwartz email.1-7-20.pdf, 14. 985 Woodbridge St.Vang-Schwartz email.1-8-20.pdf, 15. 985 Woodbridge St.Vang-Schwartz chain email.1-8-20.pdf, 16. 985 Woodbridge St.Vang-Schwartz email #2.1-8-20.pdf, 17. 985 Woodbridge.Bernier Financial affidavit.1-9-20, 18. 985 Woodbridge.Schwartz Bernier R-R Ltr.1-31-20, 19. 985 Woodbridge.Schwartz Bernier R-R Ltr.2-14-20, 20. 985 Woodbridge St.Palm Electric bid.2-18-20.pdf, 21. 985 Woodbridge St.Affidavit.2-11-20.pdf, 22. 985 Woodbridge St.Plumbing bid.2-11-20.pdf, 23. 985 Woodbridge St.Metro Heating & Cooling.2-11-20.pdf, 24. 985 Woodbridge.Topline Account.2-21-20, 25. 985 Woodbridge St.Work Plan.2-19-20.pdf, 26. 985 Woodbridge St.RevNik Contractors.2-9-20.pdf
Related files: RLH RR 20-57

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Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 985 WOODBRIDGE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the January 8, 2020 City Council public hearing. (Amend to remove or rehabilitate within 180 days)

 

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AMENDED 2/26/20

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has determined that 985 WOODBRIDGE STREET is a nuisance building pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.02 as 1) it is a vacant building as defined in §43.02; and 2) it has multiple housing code or building code violations or it has conditions constituting material endangerment as defined in §34.23, or it has a documented and confirmed history as a blighting influence in the community; and

 

WHEREAS, this property is legally described as follows, to wit:  BARNEY NORTON & KINGSLEY FIRST LOTS 1 AND LOT 2 BLK 2; and

 

WHEREAS, based upon the records in the Ramsey County Recorder's Office and information on file or obtained by the Department of Safety and Inspections, the following are the owners, interested or responsible parties for the subject property as of September 26, 2019: William J. Bernier, 4934 Quail Ave N, Crystal MN 55429-3647; Leslie Lucht, 1090 Cumberland St, St Paul MN 55117; North End Neighborhood Organization; and

 

WHEREAS, each of these parties was served a written order dated September 26, 2019 advising them of the basis for the determination that the subject property was a nuisance, and that the nuisance building was to be repaired or razed and removed by October 26, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, this order informed the interested or responsible parties that they must repair or raze and remove the structures(s) located on the Subject Property by October 26, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, a placard indicating the City’s order that this nuisance building be abated was posted on the building on September 27, 2019 in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.11(2)c; and

 

WHEREAS, the nuisance condition was not corrected by October 26, 2019, and therefore an abatement hearing was scheduled before the City Council on January 8, 2020 and the owner or his duly authorized representative and any interested parties or their duly authorized representatives were properly notified of the time, date and place of the hearing; and

 

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer provided the owner and other interested parties an opportunity to discuss the matter at a legislative hearings on December 10, 2019, January 28 and February 11, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearings were was held on January 8, 2020 and February 26, 2020, and the City Council reviewed the record, which included the exhibits from the Department of Safety and Inspections, the minutes and recommendation of the Legislative Hearing Officer and any testimony at the hearing. Now, Therefore Be It

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby finds:

 

1.  That the structure(s) at 985 WOODBRIDGE STREET is a nuisance building pursuant to Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.02, as 1) it is a vacant building as defined in §43.02; and 2) it has multiple housing code or building code violations or it has conditions constituting material endangerment as defined in §34.23, or it has a documented and confirmed history as a blighting influence in the community; and 3) these nuisance conditions have not been corrected after notice of the same to the owner.

 

2.  That the Department of Safety and Inspections has complied with all of the procedural requirements of the Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapter 45.

 

3.  That the owners, interested parties or responsible parties have not presented a plan acceptable to the Legislative Hearing Officer and Department of Safety and Inspections staff to repair the structure(s) and correct all of the deficiencies listed in the Order to Abate Nuisance Building and the Code Compliance report and to make the structure(s) safe and code compliant within 15 days. And, Be It Further

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council orders that the owners, interested parties or responsible parties shall repair the structure, correct all of the deficiencies listed in the Order to Abate Nuisance Building and the Code Compliance report and to make the structure(s) safe and code compliant, or shall raze and remove the structure(s) within 15 180 days after the City Council Public Hearing. And, Be it Further

 

RESOLVED, that if the necessary corrective action has not been taken within the time allotted, the Department of Safety and Inspections is authorized to take those steps necessary to raze and remove this structure and to charge the costs incurred in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.12(4). Any personal property or fixtures of any kind shall be removed by the owners, interested parties or responsible parties prior to the resolution compliance date or it will be considered to be abandoned and the City of Saint Paul shall remove and dispose of such property as it deems appropriate. And, Be It

 

FINALLY RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be served on any of the parties required to be notified in Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.12(4).

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