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File #: RES 21-409    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/17/2021
Title: Approving the release of a Municipal Utility and Water Services Easement dedicated in the FORD plat and reflected in the WESTERN HIGHLAND BRIDGE plat.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Lot 1, Block 19, FORD plat, 2. Exhibit B - Lots 1-5, Block 3, WESTERN HIGHLAND BRIDGE plat, 3. Exhibit C - Depiction and Description of Easement Release Area
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Approving the release of a Municipal Utility and Water Services Easement dedicated in the FORD plat and reflected in the WESTERN HIGHLAND BRIDGE plat.

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WHEREAS, as part of the infrastructure design work undertaken by the City of Saint Paul ("City") and the Ryan Companies ("Ryan") for the former Ford plant site in Saint Paul, a 20-foot-wide "Perpetual Easement for Municipal Utility and Water Services" was dedicated within Lot 1, Block 19 of the FORD plat (the "20-foot Easement"), as shown on Exhibit A attached hereto. The 20-foot Easement was intended for use by a public storm sewer pipe; and

WHEREAS, a portion of the FORD plat subsequently was subdivided in the WESTERN HIGHLAND BRIDGE plat so that Lot 1, Block 19 of the FORD plat now consists of Lots 1-5, Block 3 of the WESTERN HIGHLAND BRIDGE plat, as shown on Exhibit B attached hereto; and

WHEREAS, the infrastructure design process has progressed to the point that the 20-foot Easement is no longer necessary; and

WHEREAS, Ryan is now requesting a release of the 20-foot Easement by the City's Department of Public Works and the Board of Water Commissioners, which hold the easement rights within the 20-foot Easement area, as depicted and legally described in Exhibit C attached hereto; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that with the Certificates of Intended Non-Use, filed voluntarily on behalf City's Department of Public Works and the Board of Water Commissioners ("Board"); the City, for itself and the Board, hereby waives all rights to the 20-foot Easement; and be it further

RESOLVED, that upon passage of this resolution and the City's receipt of a $300.00 administrative processing fee from Ryan, the proper city officials are hereby authorized and directed to record a copy of said resolution in the office of the Ramsey County Recorder and/or Registrar of Titles, and that the Office of Financial Services Real Estate Section shall maintain on file a copy of the Certificates of Intended Non-Use r...

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