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File #: RLH RR 21-15    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/11/2021
Title: Denying a stay of enforcement of demolition for property at 655 JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST. (Amend to grant a stay of enforcement for 180-day extension)
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
Ward: Special Tax Assessments, Ward - 6
Attachments: 1. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.3-12-21, 2. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray Myers R-R Ltr.2-26-21, 3. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.3-12-21.pdf, 4. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray financing.3-10-21, 5. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Junk Masters invoice.3-22-21, 6. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.3-26-21, 7. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray Financial Doc.4-5-21, 8. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.4-16-21, 9. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Code Compliance Inspection.4-16-21, 10. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.5-14-21, 11. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.6-17-21, 12. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.7-2-21, 13. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Zimny Ray email.7-6-21, 14. 655 Jessamine Ave.bids.7-13-21, 15. 655 Jessamine Ave.affidavit.7-13-21, 16. 655 Jessamine Ave.Financials.7-13-21, 17. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.7-16-21, 18. 655 Jessamine.New affidavit.7-26-21, 19. 655 Jessamine Ave.Ray email.7-26-21, 20. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.7-30-21, 21. 655 Jessamine Ave.Proservices Painters and Remodelers bid.7-6-21, 22. 655 Jessamine Ave.Schedule.8-9-21, 23. 655 Jessamine Ave E.Ray R-R Ltr.8-12-21
Related files: RLH RR 21-5, RLH RR 21-13, CO 20-76, RLH TA 21-129
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Denying a stay of enforcement of demolition for property at 655 JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST. (Amend to grant a stay of enforcement for 180-day extension)

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AMENDED 8/11/21

WHEREAS, on February 10, 2021, the Saint Paul City Council adopted Council File RLH RR 21-5, which ordered the removal of 655 Jessamine Avenue East within 15 days; and

WHEREAS, following the Council decision on the matter a request was made by John Ray, to review this case again and consider granting a stay of enforcement based recent family loss; and

WHEREAS, on March 3, 2021, the City Council referred the matter back to the Legislative Hearing Officer for reviewing on March 9, 2021 in order to develop a recommendation on whether the Council should grant a stay of enforcement of RLH RR 21-5;

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation to the City Council is forthcoming pending this included the review to grant an stay in order for of John Ray meeting the following conditions to 1) developing and submitting for consideration rehabilitation plans; 2) providing evidence of financing sufficient to execute these plans and an affidavit indicating those funds will be dedicated for this purpose; and 3) posting a $5,000 performance deposit; and

WHEREAS, the matter was reviewed on March 9, March 23, April 13, May 11, June 15 and June 29, 2021 and the Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the City Council deny the stay of enforcement and to order the building be removed within 15 days with no option for repair conditions 1 and 2 above were not met;

WHEREAS, the matter is being reviewed again on August 10, 2021 to review signed subcontractor bids, work plan including schedule which must be submitted by close of business on August 6, 2021 and property must continue to be maintained;

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed these conditions with input from the Vacant Building Program Manager, and recommends that the City Council stay enforcement of City Cou...

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