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File #: RLH VBR 20-60    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Vacant Building Registration Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/23/2020
Title: Appeal of Mark E. Czuchry, Czuchry Law Firm, representing Xuan Mai Ta to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 820 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Ward: Vacant Building Registration, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 820 White Bear Ave N.appeal.8-27-20, 2. 820 White Bear Ave N.photos 8-6-20, 3. 820 White Ave N.Czuchry items submitted 9-8-20, 4. 820 White Bear Ave N.Ta Czuchry Ltr.9-11-20, 5. 820 White Bear Ave.Czuchry Zimny email.9-24-20

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Appeal of Mark E. Czuchry, Czuchry Law Firm, representing Xuan Mai Ta to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 820 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH.

 

Date/Time of 1st LH:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020, teleconference between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Purpose of Appeal:  Appellant suffers from uncompensated Covid-related financial distress.  Building is subject of litigation between prior Seller (Contract for Deed holder) and Appellant.  Parties reached settlement terms to return building to Seller in March, but Seller pulled out when Covid hit.  Appellant in process of litigating dispute with Seller. Appellant requests from City just a 4 month abeyance of application of City's Vacant Building Registration Code to avoid registration and payment of fee to permit Appellant time to resolve dispute with former Seller. Thank you. Respectfully submitted, XMT

Date of Order(s) Under Appeal:  August 7, 2020

Inspector/Key Staff:  James Hoffman

Legislative Hearing Staff Comments:  In Amanda, there is a Revocation letter 6/8 with a red arrow, that needs to be pushed through to STAMP.  However, I was not able to open the document nor does it exist.  Please check.  MV

 

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WHEREAS, in the matter of the Appeal of Mark E. Czuchry, Czuchry Law Firm, representing Xuan Mai Ta to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 820 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH, the Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed the appeal and considered the testimony of City staff and the appellant; and

 

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the City Council grant the appeal to be released from the VB program and property is to be a preliminary vacant building and to be monitored monthly; Now, Therefore, Be It

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby accepts and adopts the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation in this matter.

 

 

 

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