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File #: Ord 18-37    Version: 1 Name: Chapter 34 Amendments
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/8/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 34 of the Legislative Code to reflect changes necessary for coordinated trash collection.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Misc. comments for July 18 meeting from website, 2. Online comment re Coordinated Collection, 3. Comment rec'd by Council re Coordinated Trash Collection
Title
Amending Chapter 34 of the Legislative Code to reflect changes necessary for coordinated trash collection.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

Section 34.11 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 34.11. - Basic facilities on residential properties.

The provisions of this chapter shall govern the minimum basic facilities to be provided in premises and structures. The owner of the structure or premises shall provide and maintain such basic facilities in compliance with these requirements. The owner of the structure or premises shall maintain all basic facilities in a professional state of maintenance and repair. A person shall not occupy as owner occupied or permit another person to occupy any structure or premises which is not in compliance with this chapter.

(1) Toilet and hand sink. Every dwelling unit shall contain within its walls a room, or adjacent rooms, separate from the habitable rooms, which affords privacy and which is equipped with a toilet and hand sink. In every structure, every water line, plumbing fixture, drain, stack, waste, vent and sewer line shall be properly installed, connected and maintained in proper working order, and must be kept free from obstructions, leaks and defects and capable of performing the function for which it was designed and installed. All repairs and installations must be made in accordance with the building code in effect at the time of construction or as altered/modified under an approved building permit.

(2) Bathtub or shower. Every dwelling unit shall contain a room which affords privacy to a person in the room and which is equipped with a bathtub or shower.

(3) Kitchen sink. Every dwelling unit shall contain a kitchen sink apart from the hand sink requirement in paragraph (1) of this section.

(4) Connected to water and sewer system. Every kitchen sink, hand sink, bathtub, shower, toilet or urinal which is supplied must be connected ...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
9/29/2018 6:40 PMShawn D Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting.
9/5/2018 6:11 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating."
9/5/2018 6:11 AMEric Lein (again) Against
7/27/2018 11:02 PMAlisa Lein Against Please vote NO on this ordinance. Allow multifamily properties to SHARE a trash cart for the property and not be required to have one cart per dwelling unit. Allow "zerowasters" to opt out of trash service. +2
7/12/2018 10:06 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +2
7/12/2018 10:04 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT P*** THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +2