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File #: RLH RR 22-18    Version: 1
Type: Resolution LH Substantial Abatement Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/6/2022
Title: Granting a stay in the enforcement of Council File No. RLH RR 21-24, an Order to Raze and Remove the Structures at 975 HUDSON ROAD.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Ward: Substantial Abatement Orders, Ward - 7
Attachments: 1. 975 Hudson Rd.Thooft-Vang email.2-2-22.pdf, 2. 975 Hudson Rd.Miller R-R Ltr.2-25-22, 3. 975 Hudson Ave.Work Plan + bids.3-7-22, 4. 975 Hudson.Lorie Miller Gen Contractor License.1-25-22, 5. 975 Hudson.Affidavit.3-7-22, 6. 975 Hudson Rd.Miller R-R Ltr.3-11-22, 7. 975 Hudson Rd.Miller R-R Ltr.3-21-22, 8. 975 Hudson Rd.Zimny email.3-30-22, 9. 975 Hudson Rd.Miller general contractor bid + subs.4-5-22, 10. 975 Hudson plan.4-5-22, 11. 975 Hudson Rd.financing + escrow.4-5-22, 12. 975 Hudson tax payment.2-22-22, 13. 975 Hudson Rd.Miller R-R Ltr.4-7-22
Related files: RLH RR 21-24, RLH RR 22-8, RLH TA 14-332, CO 21-24, SR 22-30, RLH RR 22-60, RLH RR 23-25


Granting a stay in the enforcement of Council File No. RLH RR 21-24, an Order to Raze and Remove the Structures at 975 HUDSON ROAD. 



AMENDED 4/6/2022


WHEREAS, on January 12, 2022, the Saint Paul City Council adopted Council File RLH RR 21-24, which ordered the removal of 975 Hudson Road within 15 days as property owner was not able to provide adequate materials and financial ability to complete the rehabilitation; and


WHEREAS, following the Council decision on the matter, a request was made by Derek Thooft, on behalf of Lorie Miller, to review this case again and consider granting a stay of enforcement; and


WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer will be reviewing the matter in Legislative Hearing on February 22, 2022 in order to develop a recommendation on whether the Council should grant a stay of enforcement of RLH RR 21-24; and


WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer was directed to evaluate whether the owner met the previously established conditioned for the grant of time to rehabilitate the property: 1) provide a written contract agreement for the rehabilitation, noting that title cannot be transfer until rehabilitation is completed if there is a third-party doing the rehab; 2) submit evidence of financing sufficient to complete the project; 3) submit an affidavit indicating the finances will be dedicated for this project 4) submit a work plan, sworn construction statement or scope of work, including subcontractor bids; 5) bring real estate taxes to current; and 6) the property must be maintained; and


WHEREAS, at the February 22, 2022 Legislative Hearing, the Legislative Hearing Officer reviewed this case under SR 22-30 in which she recommended aforementioned conditions be met by close of business on March 4, 2022 and layover to March 8, 2022 for review of these conditions, including posting an additional $5,000 performance deposit; and


WHEREAS, at the March 8, 2022 Legislative Hearing, these conditions were not provided and has recommended once again that the aforementioned conditions be met by close of business on March 18, 2022 in order to receive a stay of enforcement; and


WHEREAS, on March 21, 2022, the Legislative Hearing Officer noted these conditions were not met and continued the matter to city council public hearing on April 6, 2022; and


WHEREAS, the aforementioned conditions were / were not submitted and approved and the Legislative Hearing Officer recommends granting a 180 days stay of enforcement/denying a stay of enforcement; and


RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby grants / denies a stay of enforcement of RLH RR 21-24 within 180 days after the City Council Public Hearing; And, Be it Further


RESOLVED, that a Legislative Hearing is scheduled for October 11, 2022 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 October 26, 2022 for its consideration; And, Be It Further


RESOLVED, that if the necessary corrective action has not been taken within the time allotted, the City Council may revoke the $10,000 performance deposit in part or in whole and the Department of Safety and Inspections may be 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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