single-family dwelling with a detached two-stall garage on a lot of 4,792 square feet.
According to our files, it has been a vacant building since May 10, 2021, as a result of
a fire. The current property owner is Kyle D. Tesch per Amanda and Ramsey County
Property records. On January 26, 2022, an inspection of the building was conducted, a
list of deficiencies which constitute a nuisance condition was developed and
photographs were taken. An order to abate a nuisance action was posted on February
7, 2022, with a compliance date of March 9, 2022. As of this date, the property
remains in a condition which comprises a nuisance as defined by the legislative code.
Taxation has placed an estimated market value of $13,000 on the land and $158,800
on the building. Real estate taxes are current. The vacant building registration fees
were paid by assessment on July 1, 2021.
As of April 25, 2022, a Code Compliance Inspection has not been done. As of April
25, 2022, the $5,000 performance deposit has not been posted. There have been
seven Summary Abatement notices since 2021. There have been thirty work orders
issued for Garbage/rubbish, Boarding/securing and Snow/ice. A private contractor was
also hired to do a cleanup and removal of a camper from the property on August 31,
2021, at a cost of $1,294. Code Enforcement Officers estimate the cost to repair this
structure exceeds $100,000. The estimated cost to demolish exceeds $25,000. DSI,
Division of Code Enforcement Resolution submitted for consideration orders the
property owner to repair or remove this structure within fifteen days; if not the resolution
authorizes the Division of Code Enforcement to demolish and assess the costs to the
property. WE have been struggling with this property, as are the St. Paul Police
Department. Mr. Tesch has been cited a number of times and removed from the
property. He tends to live in the garage. When we were there cleaning the back yard,
Mr. Tesch was in the garage in that time period and set the garage on fire. He was
arrested for noncompliance with orders and occupying a registered Vacant Building.
Moermond: it looks like the condemnation May 10, 2021 as a result of a fire in the
house. A significant fire.
Magner: I don’t have details, but it was suspected the owner was involved in the fire
that resulted in that condemnation and Vacant Building status.
Moermond: they are listing it in the fire report as $90,000. So that’s at least two-thirds
of the value. I want to also indicate that based on the number of work orders on the
property we thought it prudent to add the police call history. Code wrote 7, but
someone else wrote the other 23, that is usually Police or Fire Department?
Magner: yes, emergency nuisances.
Moermond: when we got that call log it looks like from the time of the fire on May 10 to
the present there have been 45 police calls to the property. Lots of investigates, trips
with Code enforcement, trespass, suspicious persons, arson with the garage. A
dangerous property. From August 15, 2019 to May 7, 2021 it also had 19 calls. A
neighborhood nuisance preceding that fire, as well as after. We have the owner
breaking into the garage, which is boarded, repeatedly. When I look at the notice of
today’s hearing and the proposed action. I can see US Bank signed for certified mail.
Mr. Tesch didn’t sign, but you post the building with the notification, right? Giving legal
Magner: yes. Mr. Yannarelly does that. He goes and posts the order to abate and the
public hearing notices are mailed to the property and sent to the last known address of
the owner. We haven’t heard of him lately; we don’t know where he is. I can’t find
someone who doesn’t want to be found.
Moermond: so every effort made and building posted which meet legislative code
requirements for notice. No question this is a dangerous and nuisance structure. We