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File #: RLH VO 20-52    Version: 1
Type: Resolution LH Vacate Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Granting an additional stay of enforcement of Council File RLH VO 20-47, a decision on an appeal of a Fire Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection, including condemnation, at 1544 BEECH STREET.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Ward: Vacate Order, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 1544 Beech St.Court Order.10-28-20, 2. 1544 Beech St.Court Order.11-2-20, 3. 1544 Beech St.Cyrus Ltr.11-6-20, 4. 1544 Beech St.Cyrus Ltr.11-18-20, 5. 1544 Beech.Carney emails.11-18-20
Related files: RLH VO 20-49, RLH VO 20-47, RLH VO 20-51, RLH VBR 20-77
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Granting an additional stay of enforcement of Council File RLH VO 20-47, a decision on an appeal of a Fire Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection, including condemnation, at 1544 BEECH STREET.

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AMENDED 11/18/20

WHEREAS, on October 14, 2020, the Saint Paul City Council adopted Council File RLH VO 20-47, which granted to October 20, 2020 for owner to come into compliance on all ordered corrections, noting that if the heat is not restored by this date, under permit required by law, the property must be vacated; and

WHEREAS, on October 15, 2020 Jowana Cyrus, tenant, requested an emergency hearing to stay enforcement of the Vacate Order pending the outcome of an Emergency Tenant Remedy Action (ETRA) being considered in Housing Court October 22, 3030; and

WHEREAS, a Legislative Hearing was conducted October 20, 2020 to review this matter to develop a recommendation for the Council on a potential stay of enforcement; and

WHEREAS, tenant Jowana Cyrus, her attorney Thuzong Xiong (Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services), property owner Natosha Carney and Fire Inspections Supervisor Leanna Shaff participated in the Legislative Hearing; and

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer found that there was no operational heating plant (furnace/boiler) at the property and the house's temperature is being maintained at approximately 70 degrees with the use of space heaters inspected by the city October 20, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommended that the City Council stay the Order to Vacate the property for 2 weeks, to November 4, 2020, to allow for the potential repair or replacement of the heating plant under court order on the condition that the space heaters continue to be operated per manufacturer’s instructions, with proper clearances and only with people present and attending to their operation; and

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommended that the stay be reviewed November 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM to determine ...

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