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File #: RLH RR 20-51    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/3/2021
Title: Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1629 HARTFORD AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the January 13, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 100 days)
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Ward: Substantial Abatement Orders, Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. 1629 Hartford Ave.OTA 8-31-20, 2. 1629 Hartford Ave.PH 11-6-20, 3. 1629 Hartford Ave.Code Compliance Report 5-7-20, 4. 1629 Hartford Ave.Photos 8-26-20, 5. 1629 Hartford Ave St Paul MN Sheriff Sale.pdf, 6. 1629 Hartford Avenue.email chain.11-18-20, 7. 1629 Hartford Ave.Building Permit.1-2-19, 8. 1629 Hartford Ave.BZA Denial.12-3.2018, 9. 1629 Hartford Ave.Code Compliance Report.5-7-20, 10. 1629 Hartford Ave.Modified Permit Application.12-18-18, 11. 1629 Hartford Ave.Sheriff's Sale.12-30-19, 12. 1629 Hartford. Magner Soley email.11-30-20, 13. 1629 Hartford Ave.SHPO Form 11-23-20.pdf, 14. 1629 Hartford Ave.Transcribed voicemail.11-23-20.pdf, 15. 1629 Hartford Ave.BZA Research.pdf, 16. 1629 Hartford Ave.L S Service 12-8-20.pdf, 17. 1629 Hartford Ave.Sauer R-R Ltr.12-11-20, 18. 1629 Hartford Ave.Moermond email Cat 3 Rehab.1.25-21, 19. 1629 Hartford Ave.Bruhn measurement email.1-27-21, 20. 1629 Hartford Ave.Sauer R-R Ltr.1-29-21, 21. 1629 Hartford Ave.Sauer email to LHO.2-9-21.pdf, 22. 1629 Hartford Ave.Service and Supply Agreement.2-9-21.pdf, 23. 1629 Hartford Ave.Affidavit.2-9-21.pdf, 24. 1629 Hartford Roof Addendum Bid.pdf, 25. 1629 Hartford Ave.updated affidavit.2-9-21, 26. 1629 Hartford Ave.Sauer R-R Ltr.2-12-21, 27. 1629 Hartford Ave.Solderholm Cordell email.2-23-21, 28. 1629 Hartford Ave.Solderholm email.2-26-21
Related files: RLH RR 21-64, RLH RR 21-50, RLH RR 21-19

Title

Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1629 HARTFORD AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the January 13, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 100 days)

 

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AMENDED 2/17/21 and 3/3/21

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Safety and Inspections has determined that 1629 HARTFORD AVENUE 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:  MATTOCK PARK LOT 14 BLK 5; 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 October 29, 2020: Lima One Capital LLC, Attn: Patrick Cordell, 201 E Mcbee Ave Ste 300, Greenville SC 29601-2884; and Highland District Council; and

 

WHEREAS, each of these parties was served a written order dated August 31, 2020 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 September 30, 2020; 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 September 30, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, a placard indicating the City’s order that this nuisance building be abated was posted on the building on September 1, 2020 in accordance with Saint Paul Legislative Code §45.11(2)c; and

 

WHEREAS, the nuisance condition was not corrected by September 30, 2020, and therefore an abatement hearing was scheduled before the City Council on January 13, 2021 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 legislative hearings on December 8, 2020, January 26, 2021 and February 9, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearings were was held on January 13, 2021, February 17, 2021 and March 3, 2021, 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 1629 HARTFORD AVENUE 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 90 100 days after the City Council Public Hearing. And, Be it Further

 

RESOLVED, that at the conclusion of the 180 90 100-day grant of time, the Council will receive a report from the Legislative Hearing Officer with findings on the status of the nuisance abatement; And Be It Further

 

RESOLVED, that a Legislative Hearing is scheduled for August 24 May 25 June 8, 2021 at which owners, interested parties and Department of Safety and Inspection staff will present information on the current building conditions and progress toward abatement of the dangerous/nuisance conditions and the resulting findings will be presented to the City Council at a public hearing on September 8 June 16 July 7, 2021 for its consideration; 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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