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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Saint Paul/ City Council and DSI claim this home is a blight on the neighborhood and and should be demolished.



129 Como (click onto the image to enlarge)

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Blogger Bob said...

There maybe copy errors.

Green Sheet #3051017
RESOLUTION
CITY OF SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA
Presented by
WHEREAS, Department of Safety and Inspections has requested the 1 City Council to
2 hold public hearings to consider the advisability and necessity of ordering the repair or wrecking
3 and removal of a one and one-half story, wood frame, single family dwelling located on property
4 hereinafter referred to as the "Subject Property" and commonly known as 129 COMO
5 AVENUE. This property is legally described as follows, to wit:
6
7 HAHN'S SUBDIVISION ALL OF VAC ALLEY ADJ & LOT 5
8
9 WHEREAS, based upon the records in the Ramsey County Recorder's Office and
10 information obtained by Department of Safety and Inspections on or before April 2, 2007, the
11 following are the now known interested or responsible parties for the Subject Property: Kurt
12 Helgason/Constance Helgason, 24641 Mandeviile Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; VIP
13 Properties, 11300 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305; Citizens State Bank, 7800
14 Metro Pkwy, #100, Bloomington, MN 55425; Dayton’s Bluff District 4 Community Council.
15
16 WHEREAS, Department of Safety and Inspections has served in accordance with the
17 provisions of Chapter 45 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code an order identified as an "Order to
18 Abate Nuisance Building(s)" dated February 12, 2008; and
19
20 WHEREAS, this order informed the then known interested or responsible parties that the
21 structure located on the Subject Property is a nuisance building(s) pursuant to Chapter 45; and
22
23 WHEREAS, this order informed the interested or responsible parties that they must repair
24 or demolish the structure located on the Subject Property by March 13, 2008; and
25
26 WHEREAS, the enforcement officer has posted a placard on the Subject Property
27 declaring this building(s) to constitute a nuisance condition; subject to demolition; and
28
29 WHEREAS, this nuisance condition has not been corrected and Department of Safety
30 and Inspections requested that the City Clerk schedule public hearings before the Legislative
31 Hearing Officer of the City Council and the Saint Paul City Council; and
32
33 WHEREAS, the interested and responsible parties have been served notice in accordance
34 with the provisions of Chapter 45 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, of the time, date, place and
35 purpose of the public hearings; and
36
37 WHEREAS, a hearing was held before the Legislative Hearing Officer of the Saint Paul
38 City Council on Tuesday, April 29 and May 13, 2008 to hear testimony and evidence, and after
39 receiving testimony and evidence, made the recommendation to approve the request to order the
interested or responsible parties to make the Subject Property safe and not 40 detrimental to the
41 public peace, health, safety and welfare and remove its blighting influence on the community by
42 rehabilitating this structure in accordance with all applicable codes and ordinances, or in the
43 alternative by demolishing and removing the structure in accordance with all applicable codes
44 and ordinances. The rehabilitation or demolition of the structure to be completed within fifteen
45 (15) days after the date of the Council Hearing; and
46
47 WHEREAS, a hearing was held before the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, May
48 21, 2008 and the testimony and evidence including the action taken by the Legislative Hearing
49 Officer was considered by the Council; now therefore
50
51 BE IT RESOLVED, that based upon the testimony and evidence presented at the above
52 referenced public hearings, the Saint Paul City Council hereby adopts the following Findings and
53 Order concerning the Subject Property at 129 COMO AVENUE.
54
55 1. That the Subject Property comprises a nuisance condition as defined in Saint Paul
56 Legislative Code, Chapter 45.
57
58 2. That the costs of demolition and removal of this building(s) is estimated to exceed
59 five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).
60
61 3. That there now exists and has existed multiple Housing or Building code
62 violations at the Subject Property.
63
64 4. That an Order to Abate Nuisance Building(s) was sent to the then known
65 responsible parties to correct the deficiencies or to demolish and remove the
66 building(s).
67
68 5. That the deficiencies causing this nuisance condition have not been corrected.
69
70 6. That Department of Safety and Inspections has posted a placard on the Subject
71 Property which declares it to be a nuisance condition subject to demolition.
72
73 7. That this building has been routinely monitored by Department of Safety and
74 Inspections, Vacant/Nuisance Buildings.
75
76 8. That the known interested parties and owners are as previously stated in this
77 resolution and that the notification requirements of Chapter 45 have been fulfilled.
78
79 ORDER
80
81 The Saint Paul City Council hereby makes the following order:
82
83 1. The above referenced interested or responsible parties shall make the Subject Property
84 safe and not detrimental to the public peace, health, safety and welfare and remove its
85 blighting influence on the community by rehabilitating this structure and correcting all
deficiencies as prescribed in the above referenced Order to Abate Nuisance 86 Building(s) in
87 accordance with all applicable codes and ordinances, or in the alternative by demolishing
88 and removing the structure in accordance with all applicable codes and ordinances. The
89 rehabilitation or demolition and removal of the structure must be completed within
90 fifteen (15) days after the date of the Council Hearing.
91
92 2. If the above corrective action is not completed within this period of time Department of
93 Safety and Inspections is hereby authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to
94 demolish and remove this structure, fill the site and charge the costs incurred against the
95 Subject Property pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 45 of the Saint Paul Legislative
96 Code.
97
98 3. In the event the building is to be demolished and removed by the City of Saint Paul, all
99 personal property or fixtures of any kind which interfere with the demolition and removal
100 shall be removed from the property by the responsible parties by the end of this time
101 period. If all personal property is not removed, it shall be considered to be abandoned
102 and the City of Saint Paul shall remove and dispose of such property as provided by law.
103
104 4. It is further ordered, that a copy of this resolution be mailed to the owners and interested
105 parties in accordance with Chapter 45 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code.
Yeas Nays Absent
Bostrom
Carter
Harris
Helgen
Lantry
Stark
Thune
Adopted by Council: Date
Adoption Certified by Council Secretary
By:
Approved by Mayor: Date
By:
Requested by Department of:
Safety and Inspections
Code Enforcement / Vacant Buildings
By:
Form Approved by City Attorney
By:
Form Approved by Mayor for Submission to Council
By:

10:23 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

129 COMO AVE -- Property Information --
Pin Number Zoning/Use HPC District
312922230002 CAAPCJ
Information disclaimer...
Data Disclaimer:-
The City of Saint Paul and its officials, officers, employees or agents does not warrant the accuracy, reliability
or timeliness of any information published by this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by
reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be
incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so
at his or her own risk.
List of Activity...
NumberAddressDescription Details Status
07 225480
VB3 00 VB
129 COMO
AVE
VB Monitoring VB Event Log:
12/27/2007: New Category 3 - Single Family
Residential
01/25/2008: VB FEE PAID. PERMITS OK THRU
01/25/2009
Pending
07 225477
VAC 00 CS
129 COMO
AVE
VB Monitoring
03-04-08
Second floor
window open,
not secure. 03-
24-08 SPRW
Shut Off list
Complaint Date: 12/27/2007
Initial Inspection: 12/21/2007
VB Category 3 - Single Family Residential
Next Inspection on or after: 05/14/2008
Inspector: 357
Inspection Results (most recent first):
04/29/2008: VB Monitoring (Recheck)
03/14/2008: VB Monitoring (Recheck)
03/13/2008: VB Monitoring (Recheck)
02/13/2008: Garbage/Rubbish (Abated)
Snow/Ice (Abated)
VB Monitoring (Recheck)
01/30/2008: Garbage/Rubbish (Unaddressed)
Snow/Ice (Unaddressed)
VB Monitoring (Recheck)
01/24/2008: Garbage/Rubbish (Unaddressed)
Snow/Ice (Unaddressed)
VB Monitoring (Recheck)
01/03/2008: Garbage/Rubbish (Work Order)
Snow/Ice (Work Order)
VB Monitoring (Recheck)
Boarding/Securing (Abated)
12/29/2007: Garbage/Rubbish (Summary
Abatement)
Snow/Ice (Summary Abatement)
12/21/2007: VB Monitoring (Recheck)
Under Review
Permit Online Page 1 of 2
https://www.stpaulonestop.com/AMANDA5/eNtraprise/StPaul/m3list/e_web_listsubmit.jsp... 6/6/2008
07 224948
000 00 RF
129 COMO
AVE
POLICE ISSUES Referral
Type: Citizen Complaint
Entered on: 12/26/2007
Closed on: 12/27/2007
Closed
07 191066
000 00 RF
129 COMO
AVE
POLICE ISSUES Referral
Type: Citizen Complaint
Entered on: 11/02/2007
Closed on: 12/21/2007
Closed
07 031792
000 00 CO
129 COMO
AVE
Certificate of Occupancy
Type: Residential
Occupancy Type: Dwelling Units
Residential Units: 1
Class: C
Renewal Due Date: Mar 5, 2007
Paid In Full = No
03/24/2008: Condemned/Vacant - 2
12/21/2007: Condemned/Vacant - 2
11/19/2007: Correction Orders
Condemned/Vacant
05 191031
PLB 00 PG
129 COMO
AVE
Plumbing/Gasfitting/Inside Water Piping
Type: Plumbing/Inside Water (All) Residential
Repair
Issued Date: 11/04/2005
Final Date: 11/07/2005
Contractor: Doug Linden Inc
Estimated Value: $200.00
Activity (most recent first):
MAIN-Plumbing Inspection: 10/28/2005: Final
Finaled
05 159862
RPR 00 B
129 COMO
AVE
The following
"Trade" Permits
are required for
this project:
Electrical,
Plumbing,
02/07/2007:
Automatically
closed by
system due to
no activity in
one year.
Building Permit
Type: Single Family Dwelling Repair
Issued Date: 09/21/2005
Final Date: 02/07/2007
There maybe copy errors.

Contractor: Kit Ary Construction
State Valuation: $5,700.00
Activity (most recent first):
Architectural (R) Review: 09/21/2005: Approved
09/20/2005: Preliminary Plan Check
Expired
Move
Top
Permit Online Page 2 of 2
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10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob
All these home are being removed so the people from the upcoming convention don't say > look at that eye sore.
Like supposedly did by the president to your friends home.
Or is it just to clear the way for more roe houses?
Either way the mayor better get off his high horse, before his home get the wrecking ball.
This will never happen to his nor Dave Thune's dump, because the Democrats are in power.
Right Bill

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the Dawkins and Kelly legacy just living on and being fueled by idiots like Lantry and Bostrom. After 2 huge property tax increases and currently begore we are even half way through the year St. Paul is already 13 million dollars in the hole, the city is out tearing these places down at the rate of 100 per month. Thats a lot of property to be removing from the tax rolls. I think it's not about getting proeprty fixed up, but rather tearing it down and amking development opportunity for their rich developer and non profit buddies. That's the only that makes any sense.....it's certaily not about blight of fixing anything up.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:44 PM said...
This shows that not everybody is asleep.
Thank you for the word of truth.
Now everyone wake up, die from hunger because of High city taxes and high gas prices.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:07 AM

To tear down the homes and the bank is holding the bag,
then the Federal Government bail's out the banks.
Then federal taxes goes up.
This is all because the city wants to play strong arm on people.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's tear down Thune's house. You see Thune makes the laws, but he does not have to follow them.

How about Thune's place on 7th street. Thune got the city to bend the rules because he was a city council member. Just ask any Citizen Service worker, they will tell you about Thune's properties.

Next you will have Chuck give some lame excuses for Thune, but the bottom line Repke is Thune's house and rental property were given special treatment by the city.

How do I know Repke, I work for the city and I am closer to the situation than you know.

Scoop Jackson
1600 White Bear Avenue North

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these houses look better then Thunes properties you little RAT Repke!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how you guys hate Thune, do you all smoke? Is that your problem bucko?

I have posted this about fifty times so far so here we go again...

Find me one house in Ward 2 during Thune's thirteen years in office where an owner asked for extra time to complete repairs and Thune didn't give it to them.

Come on you little cig butt suckers, you whine and bitch, Thune this and Thune that and he has been your best vote on the Council. They have to beat him up to get him to agree to sign to but a house on the agenda for demo.

There is one on Cliff Street now that is suing after Thune refused to put it up for demo for two years. The unfair City...

JMONTOMEPPOF

Chuck Repke

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck,

I think Thune can make superficial gestures, but still bear the lions share of responsibility.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Swiftee said...

"There is one on Cliff Street now that is suing after Thune refused to put it up for demo for two years."

Is this how Bucky is financing his upcoming retirement?

I would never have thought that Bucky would find a way to line his pockets that was easier than getting himself put on the payroll of a company doing business with the city but there ya go!

(Well, there is that STAR thing, but ya can't dip into *that* well too often, I guess.)

How much does it cost to buy a Bucky Thune Certificate of Clemency, Chucky?

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There is one on Cliff Street now that is suing after Thune refused to put it up for demo for two years. The unfair City..."

There's a whole lot more lawsuits coming Repke. You've got no idea the shitstorm your city coucnil is going to be in at the end of the summer.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:51 AM Said
How much does it cost to buy a Bucky Thune Certificate of Clemency, Chucky?

How Much Chuck or is that how much chunky Chuck.

4:20 PM  

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