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File #: RES 20-1023    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/22/2020
Title: Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round program for the Twin Cities German Immersion School campus.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Comment recd by Council


Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round program for the Twin Cities German Immersion School campus.                              



WHEREAS, on May 22, 2019, the Neighborhood STAR Board reviewed a proposal from the Twin Cities German Immersion School for STAR grant financing through the Neighborhood STAR Program for assistance with building a stone gabion fence near their playground; and


WHEREAS, this K-8th grade school continues to positively impact Saint Paul’s Como Park neighborhood with a commitment to both the area and its many students;


WHEREAS, the Neighborhood STAR Board rated this project a 1.33 on a scale from 1 (low)
to 5 (high); 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 $35,000 in grant financing through the Ward 5 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program; and


WHEREAS, with the overall project timing being of greatest importance, eligible expenses incurred after June 11, 2020 would be eligible for STAR reimbursement; 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.



Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
7/21/2020 4:56 PMRon Greene   This is an absolute waste of City of St Paul funds. $70,000 total cost for a rocks enclosed in fencing, which will provide no sound mitigation relief for the neighbors is simply a stupid use of presious funds in this pandemic period. Answer the question, what sound mitigation does this form of materials provide for us neighbors Amy? Please, tell us how this works to reduce the above allowable noise limits? This action should be delayed until this question is answered and TCGIS solicits true neighborhood input. The immediate neighbors did not have any input to this wasteful, ineffective fence!