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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/13/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 23-46 11Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 378 Sims Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
CO 23-47 12Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1971 Nortonia Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-92 13Administrative OrderAmending the 2023 spending budget in the Department of Public Works Electric Vehicle Maintenance. accounting unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 23-1341 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during April to June 2023, and setting date of legislative hearing for October 5, 2023 and City Council public hearing for November 15, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2303A1, Assessment No. 230111)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1361 16ResolutionAcknowledging receipt of District Energy St. Paul, Inc. notice of rate increase as of October 1, 2023, and directing the Office of Financial Services, the City Attorney’s Office, and Council Operations to review and analyze the rate changes.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1376 17ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with Ramsey County to provide funding from a 2022 U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1380 18ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the International Association of Fire Fighters AFL-CIO Local 21 to amend the 2021 - 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement for the purpose of employing and retaining employees trained as paramedics and defining the retention period of licensure upon paramedic course completion.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1382 19ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Auto Body Repair/Painting Shop license held by Duqueiro Cano d/b/a Duke’s Cars & Towing (License ID #20120001127) for the premises located at 323 Maria Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1383 110ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2022 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant in the amount of $81,250 from the State of Minnesota Department of Public Safety for training for firefighters.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1388 112ResolutionAppointing the firm of Iverson Reuvers, under the direction of Stephanie Angolkar as special counsel representing the City for appellate work in the matter of Kim Diane Handy Jones, as trustee for the next of kin of Cordale Handy. v. City of Saint Paul, et al.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1113 113ResolutionChanging the rate of pay for the classification of Public Works Field Superintendent (formerly Public Works Field Supervisor).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1307 114ResolutionApproving 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.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1323 14ResolutionAppointing Jay Willms as Chief Budget Officer for the City Council.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1384 111ResolutionAuthorizing the Office of Neighborhood Safety and the Police ASPIRE unit to jointly apply for future federal and state public safety enhancement grants to further their common mission and without needing individual preapproval from City Council of each individual grant application when the grant applied for does not have city grant obligations of providing matching funds, spending requirements, or hiring or retention requirements beyond grant funding periods. (Laid over from September 13, 2023) (To be withdrawn)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1299 115ResolutionSupplementing the general resolution (CF 88-835) relating to Sewer Revenue Bonds and providing for the issuance of Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2023E (Green Bonds) and taking other required actions.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1334 116ResolutionApproving 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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-268 117Resolution-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 118Resolution-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
Ord 23-40 119OrdinanceAmending 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.Amended and Laid Over for Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-42 120OrdinanceGranting 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 Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-245 121Resolution-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 23-66 122Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the Wabasha Street: Kellogg to Seventh Street paving and lighting project constructed as part of the 2022 St. Paul Street Paving Program (SPS). (File No. 19209, Assessment No. 225200) (Public hearing closed, laid over from September 13, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-249 123Resolution-Public HearingApproving the final (combined) plat at 1477 Eleanor Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-261 124Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Capitol Region Watershed District, Lindsay Schwantes, Community Engagement Program Manager for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 22, 2023 at 595 Aldine St - Capitol Region Watershed District west parking lot.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-265 125Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 15 - 17, 2023 at 1900 Stanford Ave - Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-266 126Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Trey Wodele, Eureka Recyling, for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 17, 2023 at 1600 Phalen Dr - Phalen Park Picnic Pavilion.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-276 127Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of West Side Community Organization (WSCO) for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 24, 2023 at Union Depot - 214 4th St E.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-270 128Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the City on behalf of the Police Department to accept, and amend the Special Fund for, $761,787.05 in funds awarded from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Auto Theft Prevention Grants Program (General). (Public hearing closed, laid over from September 13, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-277 129Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the application and acceptance of a grant from the State of Minnesota for the renovation of the Playwrights’ Center; amending the 2023 City budget in the amount of $4,000,000; providing for the use of Project Labor Agreements in accordance with policy; and approving and authorizing execution of a State Grant Agreement (District 12, Ward 4).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-281 130Resolution-Public HearingAccepting grant funds, authorizing execution of two grant agreements with indemnity obligations, and amending the operating budget for the City's sponsorship of a Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Act Pre-Development Grant, and a Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Act Contamination Cleanup/Site Investigation Seeding Equitable Environmental Development (SEED) Grant for the Hamm’s Brewery site located at 680 & 694 Minnehaha Avenue East (District 4, Ward 7).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-39 231Resolution 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 OverPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-181 333Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 399 BLAIR AVENUE. (File No. J2307E3, Assessment No. 238322)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-182 334Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 399 BLAIR AVENUE. (File No. J2308E1, Assessment No. 238323)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-183 235Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending the previously ratified assessment to ratify the assessment for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during December 23, 2022 to January 19, 2023 at 399 BLAIR AVENUE. (File No. J2309E, Assessment No. 238311)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-184 236Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 399 BLAIR AVENUE. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-250 237Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 399 BLAIR AVENUE. (File No. CG2302A2-1, Assessment No. 230112) (Public hearing closed, laid over from September 13, 2023)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-7 543Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 901 FULLER AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the March 22, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove only)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 23-64 266Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during January 20 to February 17, 2023. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 22-48 832Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 523 BEAUMONT STREET within fifteen (15) days after the September 21, 2022, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-300 238Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 967 BURNS AVENUE. (File No. CRT2309, Assessment No. 238208)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-22 239Resolution 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)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-42 340Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderFirst Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1501 CLARENCE STREET in Council File RLH RR 22-57.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-279 241Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 698 DESOTO STREET. (File No. VB2310 Assessment No. 238113)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-311 142Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1762 ENGLEWOOD AVENUE. (File No. VB2310, Assessment No. 238813)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VO 23-32 244Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Carolyn Brown, Community Stabilization Project, and Shai Leibovich to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 852 JACKSON STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-292 245Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 863 JUNO AVENUE. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-291 246Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 340 LAWSON AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-278 247Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2255 MARGARET STREET. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-277 248Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 817 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH CO 23-11 249Resolution LH Correction Order (Code Enforcement Only)Appeal of Gary Blair to a Correction Notice at 1121 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-284 250Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1171 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-275 251Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1348 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2310E1, Assessment No. 238328)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-285 252Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1694 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-43 453Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderFourth Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 595 PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 23-12. (Public hearing continued to October 4, 2023)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH SAO 23-34 254Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of David Wilson to a Tall Grass and/or Weeds Abatement Order at 820 RANDOLPH AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-33 355Resolution 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)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-40 256Resolution 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)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-293 257Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1062 SEVENTH STREET WEST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-46 258Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderFirst Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 342 THOMAS AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 22-54. (Amend to grant 90 days)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-294 259Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 344 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-289 260Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 865 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 23-276 261Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2417 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2310E, Assessment No. 238315)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-44 262Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1213 WOODBRIDGE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the September 13, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Refer to Legislative Hearing October 24, 2023)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH AR 23-61 263Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during November 16 to February 22, 2023. (File No. VB2310, Assessment No. 238813)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 23-62 264Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during March 2023. (File No. J2310B, Assessment No. 238110)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 23-63 265Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during January 23 to March 3, 2023. (File No. CRT2309, Assessment No. 238208)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 23-65 267Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during January 27 to March 28, 2023. (File No. J2306P, Assessment No. 238405)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 23-66 268Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Removal of Dangerous and/or Diseased Tree(s) services during March 2023. (File No. 2307T, Assessment No. 239006)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 23-67 269Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Removal of Diseased and/or Dangerous Tree(s) services during March to April 2023. (File No. 2308T, Assessment No. 239007)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