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File #: RLH VBR 21-2    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Vacant Building Registration Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/20/2021
Title: Appeal of John Bassett, VADC Holdings LLC, to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1054 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: Vacant Building Registration, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. 1054 University Ave W.appeal.12-28-20, 2. 1054 University Ave W.Revocation & Order to Vacate.4-4-19, 3. 1054 University Ave W.Bassett Ltr.1-8-21

Title

Appeal of John Bassett, VADC Holdings LLC, to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1054 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST.

 

Date/Time of 1st LH:  Tuesday, January 5, 2021, teleconference between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Purpose of Appeal:  I purchased the building about 1 year ago with the intention of remodeling for my business.  That process was started and the demolition phase completed.  Before I could start the remodel phase, my business was ordered closed by Minnesota Department of Health due to COVID-19 last spring.  I delayed the remodel phase until next spring.  I need the gas and water maintained through the winter in order to operate the boiler in the building.

Date of Order(s) Under Appeal:  December 14, 2020

Inspector/Key Staff:  Matt Dornfeld.   VB Category 2, Commercial opened December 11, 2020 referral by Fire Inspections.

Legislative Hearing Staff Comments: 

 

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WHEREAS, in the matter of the the Appeal of John Bassett, VADC Holdings LLC, to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1054 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST, 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 waive vacant building fees for 90 days (to March 11, 2021); 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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