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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 8/16/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 23-82 11Administrative OrderAuthorizing the Police Department to reallocate its 2023 Special Fund budget on the DPS JAG Miscellaneous Funding 2022 Grant to reflect expenditures more accurately.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 23-1184 13ResolutionApproving the application for Wine On Sale, Malt On Sale (Strong), and Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) licenses with conditions for The Herbivorous Dragon LLC, d/b/a J Selby’s (License ID #20230000698]), for the premises located 169 Victoria Street North.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1187 14ResolutionAuthorizing the defense and indemnity of Ecolab regarding operation and maintenance of infrastructure which the City is responsible to maintain pursuant to an operations and maintenance agreement regarding improvements to Ecolab Plaza entrance to Ecolab’s Global Headquarters Building.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1198 15ResolutionApproving the Wine on Sale and Malt On Sale (Strong) licenses for Slice Brothers Frogtown, LLC d/b/a Slice Brothers (License ID 20230001117) for the premises located at 641 University Avenue West.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1199 16ResolutionApproving the Liquor On Sale-181-290 seats, Liquor On Sale-Sunday, Liquor On Sale-2AM Closing, Liquor-Outdoor Service Area (Patio) and an Entertainment (B) licenses for Plaza Pizza LLC, d/b/a Wrestaurant At The Palace (License ID 20230000953) for the premises located at 33 Seventh Place West.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1202 17ResolutionAuthorizing the Office of Neighborhood Safety to accept grant funds from the Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation to support the Project PEACE and St. Paul Public Schools Summer School Initiative, and to amend the financing and spending plan in the amount of $50,000.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1203 18ResolutionApproving the addition of retroactive language to the Animal Services Manager change in rate of pay.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1219 19ResolutionApproving the Liquor On Sale-100 Seats or Less, Liquor On Sale-Sunday and Liquor-Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) licenses for Intermax Izakaya, Inc. d/b/a Potsticker (License ID 20230001072) for the premises located at 1214 Randolph Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1228 110ResolutionAuthorizing the renewal of a Five-Year Lease (PW/3) to Health Partners Inc. for a parking lot at the Como Avenue Clinic.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1156 111ResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreements (January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025) and Memorandums of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and AFSCME Council 5, Clerical - Local 2508 and Technical - Local 1842.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1152 12ResolutionA resolution authorizing issuance of and awarding the sale of General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 2023D and levying a tax for the Series 2023D BondsAdopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1094 212ResolutionOrdering a special election to be held on November 5, 2024 to add a ballot question on whether the City should create a dedicated fund for subsidies for children's early care and education through a property tax levy. (This item was vetoed by the Mayor on July 27, 2023 and over-ridden on August 16, 2023.)Override of Mayor's VetoPass Action details Video Video
SR 23-183 113Staff ReportForestry/Emerald Ash Borer Update.Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-32 114OrdinanceAmending Chapter 310 of the Legislative Code to correct license fee tables and implement annual license fee increases.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-38 115OrdinanceAmending Sections 411.01 and 411.04 of the Legislative Code to remove a reference to previously removed consent requirements and remove the requirement for a prospective licensee to provide off-street parking.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-40 116OrdinanceAmending Title XXIII Public Health Safety and Welfare of the Legislative Code to add Chapter 222, titled Smoking in City Parks and Certain Building Entrances Prohibited.Laid Over to Second ReadingPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-185 217Resolution-Public HearingAdopting the 2024 Operating Plan for the Downtown Improvement District and imposing a service charge pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 428A. (Public hearing closed. Laid over from August 16, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-218 118Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Laurel Gamm for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on August 20, 2023 at 625 Stryker Avenue - Beautiful Laundrette.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-219 119Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the Minnesota United FC for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on Sunday, August 27, 2023 for the MNUFC v Seattle game and on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 for the MNUFC v Colorado game within the Street and the Beer Garden Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Avenue North.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-221 120Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Friends of Rebecca Noecker for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 24, 2023 at Parque Castillo - 149 Cesar Chavez Street.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-222 1 Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the net amount of $1,000,000 to reflect $6,000,000 in additional funding from a State of Minnesota DEED grant and a $5,000,000 reduction in city bond funding for the North End Community Center (“NECC”) project. (Public hearing continued from August 16)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Not available
RES PH 23-220 1 Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $6,000,000 to utilize approved General Fund and City Bond Funds for the Pedro Park project. (Public hearing continued from August 16)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-18 621Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderFourth Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318 EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (Public hearing closed, laid over from August 16, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-22 222Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 326 CHARLES AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the August 16, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove only)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH RSA 23-12 223Resolution LH Rent Stabilization AppealAppeal of Erika Ronnow to a Rent Stabilization Determination at 549 DAYTON AVENUE, Unit 1.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VO 23-16 324Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Monica Mogren to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 1604 MARGARET STREET.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-33 225Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1356 REANEY AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the August 16, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-32 226Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 792 ROSE AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the August 2, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove 15 days)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
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Ord 23-40 9/7/2023 12:25 PMJessica For Even carrying marijuana on a person without smoking it gives out a toxic odor that is detrimental to the health of nearby people who have to breathe it in. This toxic odor needs to be banned in all public places. -3 1
Ord 23-40 9/7/2023 3:27 AMAndrew Ainsley Against We do not need to spend time as a city implementing ordinances that are already covered at the county and state level. Together the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA) & the Ramsey County Smoking and Commercial Tobacco Use Ordinance (SCTUO) prohibits smoking and vaping indoors and within 25 feet of entrances, exits, open windows and ventilation intakes of public places and places of work throughout Ramsey County. There is no need to go any further than that. Please oppose this ordinance that will most definitely be enforced unfairly against minority groups and would have negligible impact on the existence of secondhand smoke from cannabis. It is a waste of time, resources, and there are much better things that we could be focusing our energy on to improve the public's health in our great city. Thank you. +2 -1 1
Ord 23-40 9/6/2023 8:50 PMRobert Jacobson Against I oppose this proposed amendment. The proposed amendment deliberately limits the freedoms of the people of St Paul without due cause. The proposed amendment will disproportionately affect low income people and people of color. The proposed amendment is being considered without the affirmation, consent, or consideration of the people it will affect. For these reasons, I respectfully request the Council reject the proposed amendment. +5 -1
Ord 23-40 9/6/2023 7:30 PMAlex Mongin Against As a resident of Ward 4, I oppose this ordinance. This rule would inadvertently target renters and homeless. A petty misdemeanor makes it harder to get or stay on a lease, so it will create more strain on shelters, public services and police. Second hand smoke is harmful, but the effect of woodsmoke is many times worse. We cannot discuss a ban on public smoking over health concerns without first discussing a ban on wood fires which many St. Paul residents having in their backyards and fireplaces. Meanwhile, the MCIAA is functioning well at protecting non-smokers from second hand smoke. When I have done community engagement for local people running for office, the top question I receive is whether the candidate supports legalization of cannabis. Our community wants and deserves safe and legal access to cannabis. Let's continue to be on the right side of history. Please do not p*** this ban. Thank you for considering. +5 -1
Ord 23-40 9/6/2023 2:56 PMTony Aarts Against Council Members, I am writing in opposition to the proposed cannabis ordinance as written. The idea framed in this ordinance would mean that those without a private residence, property, a backyard, etc., would be virtually shut out from the cannabis law just p***ed this past legislative session. This language details a petty misdemeanor charge, a hefty fine, and furthers the implications of difficulty with securing housing and employment in the future should a fine go unpaid. Why has this ordinance not been discussed in such a way across the city enterprise? Where was the community input and feedback? How could the Parks Dept be consulted in this regard? What about other related city offices like Library, SPPD, etc. ? Given the framing of the ordinance, it is almost certain that the punitive effects will land hardest on young folks, working cl***, and communities of color. That is not acceptable. St. Paul can and must do better for our communities. +4 -1
Ord 23-40 9/1/2023 1:53 PMPatty Lammers For The city has responsibility to protect public health. I know many people who have breathing issues and struggle when they have to be around smell and smoke from pot. It is far worse for your health then second hand cigarette smoke. While I respect people's right to smoke in their homes I should not have to be exposed to it at a public park or other public space. It will dimmish people's enjoyment of public spaces. +1 -4