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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/6/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 23-83 11Administrative OrderEstablishing eight (8) new projects through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program as adopted via City Council Resolutions # RES 23-990, RES 23-997, RES 23-1004, and RES 23-1005.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-84 12Administrative OrderAmending the CDBG project budgets to allocate the 2023 CDBG spending plan of $7,600,000.00.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-85 13Administrative OrderAmending the CDBG project budgets: Funding for 950 Arcade (Family Foods) and 781 Seventh Street East (Storehouse Grocers), projects selected by CDBG subgrantee ESNDC for their Business Investment Fund (BIF) program.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-86 14Administrative OrderAmending HOME Project Budgets: Funding for Stryker Senior Housing project and Phalen Village Senior Housing project.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-87 15Administrative OrderAmending HOME Project Budgets: Moving 2023 grant year undesignated funds to 2023 grant year project budgets.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-88 36Administrative OrderAmending spending authority within the 2023 spending budgets of the Department of Public Works Right of Way Fund ROW Permits & Inspection Accounting Unit and Public Works Administration Fund Dale Street Campus Maintenance Accounting Unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-91 17Administrative OrderAmending HOME Project Budgets: Funding for Treehouse (W 7th Senior Apartments) project.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 23-810 18ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council Public Hearing to ratify the assessment for benefits, costs, and expenses for the Grand/Snelling parking lot operation and maintenance for 2024. (File No. 18746-23, Assessment No. 237202)Adopted  Action details Not available
RES 23-1148 19ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a cooperative agreement with Ramsey County for the Lexington Parkway Project between Albion Street and Adrian Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1149 110ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a cooperative agreement with Ramsey County for the Lexington Parkway Project between Shepard Road and Adrian Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1244 111ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during July 7, 2022 to April 19, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 3, 2023 and City Council public hearing for January 10, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2401, Assessment No. 248800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1245 112ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during May 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 3, 2023 and City Council public hearing for January 10, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2401B, Assessment No. 248100)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1246 113ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during March 22 to April 21, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 3, 2023 and City Council public hearing for January 10, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2401E, Assessment No. 248300)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1247 114ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during May 8 to June 8, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 3, 2023 and City Council public hearing for January 10, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2401P, Assessment No. 248400)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1261 115ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Liquor On Sale-291 or more seats; Liquor On Sale-Sunday; Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk); Liquor On Sale-2AM Closing; Gambling Location and Entertainment (A) licenses held by New Bohemia St. Paul, LLC d/b/a New Bohemia & Bier Haus/Truck Yard (License ID 20160003866) for the premises located at 222 Seventh Street West.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1266 116ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessments for the Minnesota Street from Kellogg to 6th Street paving and lighting project constructed as part of the 2023 St. Paul Street Paving Program (SPS). (File No. 19261, Assessment No. 235200)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1273 117ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessments for Annapolis Street from Smith to Humboldt (Phase I, Part A) paving and lighting project constructed as part of the 2023 Street Paving Program (SPS). (File No. 19249, Assessment No. 235201)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1275 118ResolutionApproving the use or non-use of a Project Labor Agreement on Department of Parks and Recreation construction projects for the second half of 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1276 119ResolutionApproving Minnesota Laws 2023, Chapter 64, Article 8, Sections 4 and 5 regarding the Downtown and Seventh Place (for the Minnesota Event District) Tax Increment Financing District.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1300 120ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Public Works to participate as a subrecipient in an application for grant funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Ride and Drive Electric program for funding to examine the cost and benefits of EV carshare, as well as the most effective business and economic models for EV carshare viability in communities outside the Twin Cities Metro.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1305 121ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a cooperative agreement with Ramsey County for the County’s 2023 Pavement Preservation Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1306 122ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into Subordinate Funding Agreement (SFA) #8 to the Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1307 123ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and AFSCME Clerical, Local 2508, for the purpose of establishing tuition assistance, a uniform allowance, and eligibility for consideration for scholarship grants provided grants are funded for Saint Paul Police Department Community Engagement Cadets.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1312 124ResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Legislative Hearing Officer, for Rudy’s Auto Repair LLC (License ID #20230001164), d/b/a Rudy’s Auto Repair, for an Auto Repair Garage license located at 475 Como Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1319 125ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (the “State”) for construction of the Fish Hatchery Trail on Truck Highway No. 61 Right-of-Way.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1320 126ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into Contract No.1050910 (which includes indemnification obligations) with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for federal funding for the Rondo Neighborhood Streets Improvement Study.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1322 127ResolutionAuthorizing the Sewer Utility to enter into a Project Funding Agreement with the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) for the creation of Phalen Creek Storm Sewer Hydraulic, Hydrologic, and Water Quality Detailed Modeling and Reporting.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1326 128ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointment of David Ybarra to a three-year term on the District Energy Board of Directors.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1333 129ResolutionNaming Hillcrest Drive as a private street in the Highland Bridge development. ?AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1335 130ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a cooperative agreement with Ramsey County for the replacement of the traffic signal at the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Edgcumbe Road.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1347 132ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) ReLeaf Community Forestry Grants Program to invest in forestry planning and management of the tree canopy throughout Saint Paul.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1348 133ResolutionAccepting the gift of travel expenses from National League of Cities for Mary Henke-Haney to attend the Cities Connecting Children to Nature event, Nature Smart Library Site Exchange, in San Antonio, TX on October 3-5, 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1358 134ResolutionApproving Minnesota Laws 2023, Chapter 64, Article 12, Section 15 regarding the CIB Special Law.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1360 135ResolutionAuthorizing the City to transfer $1,950,000 of American Rescue Plan funds from the 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing account to a specific account for the Treehouse project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1378 136ResolutionHonoring Michael Cherwayia Thao for his leadership in the community.Adopted  Action details Not available
RES 23-1253 137ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Public Works Supervisor, Solid Waste in EG 10, Grade 036.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1339 131ResolutionAuthorizing the City to amend the HUD Section 3 Compliance (Collaborative) Program Joint Powers Agreement. (Laid over from September 6.)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1334 138ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Second Hand Dealer-Motor Vehicle Parts and Auto Repair Garage licenses held by Castillo Auto Repair d/b/a Castillo Auto Repair (License ID# 20200001910), for the premises located at 744 Third Street East. (Licensee will speak to Council on their own behalf) (Laid over from September 6, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-185 239Resolution-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)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-214 140Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of the Deanna Seppanen, on behalf of Macalester College, to vacate the remaining public alley rights opened, dedicated and platted in the block bounded by Grand Avenue, Macalester Street, Summit Avenue and Cambridge Street. (Public hearing closed and laid over from August 23, 2023)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-32 141OrdinanceAmending Chapter 310 of the Legislative Code to correct license fee tables and implement annual license fee increases.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-38 142OrdinanceAmending 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.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-42 143OrdinanceGranting the application of York Avenue Land Development LLC to rezone property at 1500 and 1510 York Avenue from a combination of R4 one-family residential & RM2 multiple-family residential to all RM2, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-40 144OrdinanceAmending 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 23-245 145Resolution-Public HearingDenying the application of Bigos Management/Kellogg Square for an exception to the general hours of skyway operation. (Public hearing continued from September 13, 2023)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-243 146Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Public Works Sewer Stormwater Discharge Management Accounting Unit in the amount of $32,415 for stormwater pond sediment sampling.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-248 147Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $350,000 for a contribution received from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) to pay for training and equipment for the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) and helicopter training with the Minnesota State Patrol.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-240 148Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Compassionate Action for Animals for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 17, 2023 at 300 Dr Justus Ohage Boulevard - Harriet Island Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-242 149Resolution-Public HearingApproving the applications of the Minnesota United FC for sound level variance applications in order to present amplified sound on Tuesday, September 12, Saturdays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 2023, within the Street and the Beer Garden Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Avenue North.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-250 150Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of University of St. Thomas, for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 23, October 7, 28, and November 18, 2023 at 2115 Summit Avenue - O’Shaughnessy Stadium.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-251 151Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Lumen Christi Catholic Community for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 9, 2023 at 1668 Montreal Avenue - Urban Academy Charter School baseball fields.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-252 152Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc. for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 21, 2023 at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd. - Harriet Island Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-253 153Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of University of St. Thomas, Cretin Derham Hall game series for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on Fridays September 8, September 22, October 6, and Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 2115 Summit Avenue - O’Shaughnessy Stadium.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-255 154Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Veit & Company - Logan Carlson for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound beginning as soon as possible and ending November 30, 2023 at Minnesota Street from Kellogg Boulevard East to Sixth Street.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-258 155Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Selby Avenue Jazz Fest/R. Mychael Wright for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 9, 2023 at 934 Selby Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-259 156Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 17, 2023 at 1199 Midway Parkway - Como Midway Picnic Pavilion.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-263 157Resolution-Public HearingAmending the City’s 2023 Operating Budget to reflect the use of fund equity of up to $600,000 to finance the CHA Building Automation System Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-267 158Resolution-Public HearingAmending the HOME 2023 general ledger budget by $438,017.14 to reflect the receipt of additional prior year HOME Program Income and amending the budget by $632,639.14.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-268 159Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the City on behalf of the Police Department, to accept, and amend the Special Fund for, $149,635.10 in funds from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for the 2024 NHTSA: DWI/Traffic Safety Officer grant program. (Public hearing closed, laid over from September 13, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-269 160Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the City on behalf of the Police Department to accept, and amend the Special Fund for, $309,000 in funds from awarded from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Auto Theft Prevention Grants Program (Dedicated Investigator). (Public hearing closed, laid over from September 13, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-39 261Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 621 BIDWELL STREET within one-hundred eighty (180) days after the September 6, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amended to grant 90 days)Laid Over  Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-48 262Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1508 COMO AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 22-22.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-41 263Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Chris Boylan to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 1508 COMO AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-24 264Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 917 FULLER AVENUE. (File No. J2309A, Assessment No. 238508)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-8 265Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 916 HATCH AVENUE. (File No. J2304E, Assessment No. 238303)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-439 266Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1664 NEBRASKA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2307A, Assessment No. 238506)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-40 267Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 401 ROSE AVENUE EAST within180 days after the September 6, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-49 268Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Julin Moua to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 1139 ROSS AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-45 269Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of William Nichols to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 1752 SCHEFFER AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-51 270Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Peter Ratsamy to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 575 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
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