Saint Paul logo
Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/15/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Accessible Agenda Accessible Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes Accessible Minutes Accessible Minutes  
Meeting video:  
File #Ver.Agenda #TypeTitleActionResultAction DetailsVideo
RES 23-139 11ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to expend an amount not to exceed $25,000 for the purpose of providing refreshments, marketing materials, recognition items, and other incentives for various activities, programs, volunteers, and events throughout 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-198 13ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to $350,000 from the Outdoor Recreation grant program, up to $250,000 from the Local Trail Connections grant program, and to apply for grants to other agencies and groups as needed for any matching amounts required.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-212 14ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to submit applications for funds under two requests for proposals issued by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Auto Theft Prevention Grants Program.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-213 15ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a Delegated Contract Process Agency Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-214 16ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to pay for all travel expenses for four Minnesota State Patrol employees to attend the 2023 Helicopter Rescue Summit & Heli Expo in Atlanta, GA on March 5-9, 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-216 17ResolutionApproving a Tobacco Products Shop license to Dale Smoke Inc. d/b/a Dale Tobacco (License ID #20230000074) for the premises located at 968 Dale Street North, Suite 2.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-217 18ResolutionApproving a Tobacco Shop license to Mike & Tony Inc. d/b/a Speedy Food (License ID #20230000073) for the premises located at 968 Dale Street North, Suite 1.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-222 19ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to enter into a joint powers agreement with the Minnesota State Patrol to provide qualified and trained paramedics to support the Minnesota State Patrol's Special Response Team.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-223 110ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds from the Saint Paul Foundation and the F.R. Bigelow Foundation for Right Track, the City’s Youth Employment Program in an amount of up to $60,000 for program year 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-225 111ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Michael Solomon and Krystle Cruz Williams to a three-year term on the Visit Saint Paul Board of Directors.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-226 112ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a land sale and purchase agreement between 115 Plato, LP, a Minnesota limited partnership, as seller, and the City, as buyer, to acquire a triangular parcel of vacant land adjacent to 115 Plato Boulevard (District 3, Ward 2).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
Min 23-9 113Approval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-174 114ResolutionChanging the rate of pay for WIC Nutrition Educators from Grade 026 to Grade 031 in the AFSCME Technical Salary Schedule.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-178 12ResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, to add Auto Repair Garage and Second Hand Dealer - Motor Vehicle licenses, for Arcade Auto Body LLC (License ID #20190001657), d/b/a Arcade Auto Repair and Arcade Auto Sales, to the existing Auto Body Repair/Painting Shop license, located 1346 Arcade Street.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-17 115Resolution-Public HearingApproving the installation of bike lanes on Front Avenue from Kent Street to Rice Street. (Public hearing closed and laid over from February 8, 2023)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-228 116ResolutionApproving the report “Public Works Recommendations for Garbage and Recycling Programs” dated 12/15/2022.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-12 117OrdinanceAmending the Appendix to Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code Pursuant to Section 17.07.1 of the Charter and Section 409.16 of the Legislative Code to create a new Commercial Development District at 1079 Rice Street to include the single parcel that is at that address and allow for one (1) On-Sale Liquor License of any type.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-26 118Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the Patrick McGovern’s Pub for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on Saturday, March 11, 2023, Friday, March 17, 2023, and Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 225 7th St W - Patrick McGovern’s Pub.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-27 119Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Ecolab for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 109 W 4th St - Rice Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-5 220Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 199 DUKE STREET. (File No. J2308A, Assessment No. 238507)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-303 221Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1641 FREMONT AVENUE. (File No. J2228A1, Assessment No. 228550)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-2 322Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Kyaw Die and Myint Aye to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 729 HAWTHORNE AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VO 23-10 223Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Mary Callander to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 1378 LINCOLN AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-439 224Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1664 NEBRASKA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2307A, Assessment No. 238506)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH RR 20-22 1025Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 678 SNELLING AVENUE NORTH within fifteen (15) days after the May 27, 2020 City Council public hearing. (Amend to 180 days)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH SAO 23-6 126Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 308 SUPERIOR STREET in Council File RLH SAO 22-53.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-54 427Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 342 THOMAS AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the October 12, 2022, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-112 228Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 1 to 13, 2022. (File No. J2307A, Assessment No. 238506)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-113 229Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 14 to 29, 2022. (File No. J2308A, Assessment No. 238507)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
RES 23-228 2/15/2023 7:44 PMPaul Blaygo For I read Peter Butlers interesting and compelling letter supporting changes to allow opting-out and cart sharing to the existing Hauler's Consortium. I also reviewed some of the videos from the meetings of the garbage task force. In one of them, a panel representing all the haulers were asked if any opposed allowing cart sharing or opting-out in the next agreement. I was pleasantly surprised that NONE opposed those two provisions. Therefore, i hope the Council and mayor will adopt the recommendations of the Public Works Dept. to allow both cart sharing and opting-out for single family residences. I'd further support that the city charge only a nominal one-time fee to those who choose to opt-out. Furthermore, because 1-4 residential buildings had their own dumpster service prior to the new trash ordinance--which resulted in no carts clogging up alleys, better service, and cheaper fees to p*** the savings on to renters, that the Council adopt those provisions as well. Thank you.
RES 23-228 2/13/2023 8:02 AM    Re: OPTING OUT. In its do***ent dated 12/15/2022 (Sec VIII.B. pg 9 & 10), Public Works has the following recommendation: "• Residents of single-unit properties may apply to the City to opt out of City garbage service; • Public Works does not recommend opt-out for other than single-unit properties." ---- Conceivably, in an area with no multi-unit buildings, every property on a city block could opt out. Meanwhile, 2 or 3 or 4 neighbors who live in one multi-unit property are denied an opportunity to opt out. In effect, households in multi-family buildings are to be "byp***ed" and/or quietly demoted to "second cl***" status while single-family customers are gifted with better options. This looks a lot like "Systemic DISCRIMINATION." +1
RES 23-228 2/13/2023 7:19 AM    The City of Saint Paul requires all 1- to 4-unit trash customers to pay millions of dollars annually in hauler fees (including county & state taxes) for the "collection" of 2 or 3 bulky items per property unit per calendar year. Haulers are paid to collect 100% of the total possible number of bulky items. HOWEVER, for 4+ years fewer than 13% of the pre-paid bulky items were actually collected. More than 85% of what customers paid has been pocketed by haulers (and tax authorities) without having been earned. In addition to hauler fees, customers pay 37.75% in taxes for UNUSED and seemingly UNWANTED bulky collection. WHY, given the well-do***ented history of low usage, does the City propose to increase the bulky allowance from 2-3 to 6 per year? +1