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File #: RES PH 21-62    Version:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/19/2021
Title: Approving a Lease Agreement and parkland diversion for the City to lease a portion of City-owned property known as Pig’s Eye Regional Park to the Board of Water Commissioners to use for soils recycling and storage.
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Lease Agreement, 3. Res 21-02 Approval of Lease Agreement, 4. Res 21-02 Exhibit A Ramsey County Parcel Report, 5. Res 21-02 Exhibit B SECO SPRWS Letter of Support, 6. Res 21-02 Exhibit C Pigs Eye Council Member Handouts, 7. Res 21-02 Exhibit D - Staff Report, 8. PRC Minutes 2 11 21, 9. PRC Agenda 2 11 21, 10. Ward 6 - public testimony, Tom Dimond, RES 21-62 (7April2021), 11. Public Testimony - Kiki Sonnen, Pig's Eye Soil Recycling (7April2021), 12. RES PH 21-62 - Linda Bashop email, 13. RES PH 21-62 - Dean Wagner email 4-19-21, 14. Ward 6 - public testimony, Melissa Wenzel, RES 21-62 (7April2021), 15. wulterkens letter, 16. Sonnen Email and Attatchment, 17. Public Comment_Kiki Sonnen_Pig's Eye Soil Recycling_23April2021, 18. Public Comment_Jean Wulterkens_Pig's Eye Soil Recycling_23April2021, 19. RES PH 21-62 - Tom Dimond, 20. Pigs Eye Lease Document V2, 21. Pigs Eye Site Proposed_5_18
Title
Approving a Lease Agreement and parkland diversion for the City to lease a portion of City-owned property known as Pig’s Eye Regional Park to the Board of Water Commissioners to use for soils recycling and storage.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul (“City”), through its Department of Parks and Recreation is the owner of certain real property that is park land situated in the northwest corner of Pig’s Eye Regional Park in the City of Saint Paul, County of Ramsey, State of Minnesota, (the “Property”); and
WHEREAS, the Board of Water Commissioners (“Board”) desires to lease said Property from the City and to thereupon construct, maintain, and operate a soils recycling and storage site; and
WHEREAS, the City is willing to enter into a lease agreement with the Board for use of the Property consistent with the current and future requirements for the safety of City employees and property (the “Lease Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, the lease of said real property to the Board will constitute a diversion of park land in accordance with Section 13.01.1 of the City Charter; and
WHEREAS, the City, through its Department of Parks and Recreation has an interest in certain real property situated in the western portion of the Board’s Hillcrest Reservoir property; and
WHEREAS, the Board will consider leasing the Hillcrest Reservoir property to the City to replace the park land that is being diverted; and
WHEREAS, the Board has adopted a resolution authorizing the will lease at the Highland Reservoir No. 1 to the City to be used as park land if excess property is necessary after evaluation of the Hillcrest Reservoir location in order to replace the park land that is being diverted and leave the City with no net loss of park land and satisfy the requirements of Section 13.01.1 of the City Charter; and
WHEREAS, the Southeast Community Organization, formerly known as District One Community Council, voted to recommend approval of said Lease Agreement at its February 1, 2021 mee...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
4/21/2021 6:14 PMMelissa Wenzel For I support this resolution. This parkland is zoned industrial & infrastructure is lacking for it to be a safe, accessible, & usable park. The existing activities serve critical needs: managing the removal/storage of diseased/downed trees (city saves $), the mulch is a free energy source @ District Energy (more $ savings), soil staging area needed for water main replacements (a growing issue). True: the east side has had neg. impacts, but W7 has THE MOST parkland in the city, & we’ve seen increases of formal (accessible) parkland: Bruce Vento (27 ac), Henry Park (11 ac), Highwood Bluff (8 ac), Highwood Preserve (13 ac). Battle Creek/Mounds Park Master Plans have great ideas for + change too. A wise public servant said: “people may have a hard time with a pattern change that may provide more improved, & better long-term benefits but often reject the pattern change because it is different from what they may be used to. We must look beyond & see if the change may help in the long run.” +6 -5 5