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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/20/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 23-52 11Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 975 Reaney 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
RES 23-1249 12ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during July 5 to 13, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 17, 2023 and City Council public hearing for January 17, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2404A, Assessment No. 248503)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1250 13ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during July 14 to 25, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 17, 2023 and City Council public hearing for January 17, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2405A, Assessment No. 248504)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1298 14ResolutionApproving the polling location changes for the November 7, 2023 general election.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1344 15ResolutionAccepting a 2024 Crime Victim Services 12-Month Grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in the amount of $139,767 for the City Attorney’s Office to provide crime victim services during the 12-month period of October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024, and amending the 2023 spending and financing budget for the City Attorney's Office.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1395 16ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Tow Truck/Wrecker (Operator) and Tow Truck/Wrecker (Vehicle) license applications submitted by ARRC Enterprise, LLC d/b/a Stress Less Towing Powered by ARRC (License ID# 20230000508) for the premises located at 118 Acker Street East.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1406 17ResolutionApproving an Auto Repair Garage and a Second Hand Dealer - Motor Vehicle Parts license for Carflip Repair, LLC d/b/a Carflip Repair, LLC (License ID 20220001135) for the premises located at 1221 Pierce Butler Route.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1422 18ResolutionNaming Highland Way as a private street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1425 19ResolutionApproving the final plat for The Heights.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1431 210ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement, on behalf of the Police Department, with the Metropolitan Council, on behalf of its Metropolitan Transit Police Department for mutual aid and emergency services.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1433 111ResolutionApproving the Second Hand Dealer-Motor Vehicle license for Jimmy’s Auto Sales, LLC d/b/a Jimmy’s Auto Sales, LLC (License ID 20230000910) for the premises located at 1414 Arcade Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1443 113ResolutionApproving Ordinance Permit 20220010211 for Sidewalk and Bike Trail Infrastructure Installed by Ryan Companies, Inc.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1444 114ResolutionApproving the 2024 City Council meeting schedule.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1445 115ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to submit an application for funds under a request for proposals for the 2024-25 Youth Intervention Programs grants, issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1380 117ResolutionApproving 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.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1450 116ResolutionRecognizing the City of Laasanod, Sool for their formation of a transitional state in Somalia.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1451 118ResolutionRecognizing the career of Julie Kraus with the City of Saint Paul and congratulating her on retirement.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1426 119ResolutionExtending the current garbage collection contract for 1-4 unit dwellings through March 31, 2025.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-66 120Resolution-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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-142 121Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of Brian Ingram on behalf of Hope Fire House, LLC to vacate a portion of Leech Street from Grand Avenue to West Seventh Street. (Public hearing closed, laid over from August 23, 2023)Withdrawn  Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-268 122Resolution-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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-269 123Resolution-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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-270 124Resolution-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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-40 225OrdinanceAmending 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 126OrdinanceGranting 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 23-227 127Resolution-Public HearingApproving the Preliminary Plat for United Village Development.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-229 128Resolution-Public HearingGranting the extension of an existing interim use permit issued to MUSC Holdings, LLC for temporary surface parking lots on property at 400 Snelling Avenue North.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RES PH 23-232 129Resolution-Public HearingGranting an interim use permit to Snelling-Midway Redevelopment, LLC for a temporary surface parking lot at 1566 University Avenue West (temporary address - northeast corner at Snelling and Shields Avenues).Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1442 112ResolutionAmending RES PH 16-239 which enacted the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site Master Plan and Design Guidelines by adding new language and deleting old language to Condition No. 5 pertaining to parking.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-254 130Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget to authorize Green Energy Loan Program energy improvements at the George Latimer Central Library and make other changes to the program budget.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-256 131Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $5,000 for funds contributed from the St. Anthony Park Community Council for the Westgate Commons Park project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-262 132Resolution-Public HearingApproving the request of Energy Park Utility Company to amend rates.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-271 233Resolution-Public HearingAmending the City's Capital Improvement Budget to reflect the final sale details resulting from the issuance of the G.O. Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 2023D, moving forward 2023 project revenue budgets to 2024, and recognizing capital improvement bond revenue made available by financing North End Community Center and Fire Station 7 with sales tax bonds (per 2023 adopted plan).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-272 134Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget for the Capital City Bikeway Phase 1 Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-273 135Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget for the Kellogg/Third Street Bridge Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-275 136Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of Sonia Carroll, on behalf of Open Arms Assembly of God, to vacate the alley rights in Block 16 and Block 19, Gurney Highland Park. (Public hearing continued from September 20, 2023)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-278 137Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Stone Saloon, SBC dba Waldmann for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 22-24, and September 29 - October 1, 2023 at 445 Smith Avenue North.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-279 138Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Down Syndrome Association of MN for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 24, 2023 at Como Park Picnic Pavilion - 1199 Midway Parkway.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-290 139Resolution-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 Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup Grant, and a Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Act Contamination Cleanup Grant for Prior Works Creative Enterprise Zone, 755 Prior Avenue North (District 11, Ward 4).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-39 240Resolution 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)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-250 241Resolution 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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-31 347Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 455 ROBERT STREET SOUTH within fifteen (15) days after the August 2, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Public hearing continued to September 27, 2023)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 23-54 248Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Randall Radunz to a Vacant Building Registration Notice, Revised Notice of Condemnation as Unfit for Human Habitation & Order to Vacate, plus Vehicle Abatement Order at 34 SYCAMORE STREET EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 23-25 342Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1520 ALBEMARLE STREET. (File No. J2310A1, Assessment No. 238526)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-50 243Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Carolyn Brown, Community Stabilization Project, and Shai Leibovich to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1129 BEECH STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH OA 23-4 244Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeAppeal of Ashley Marie Tieman to a Denial of a Fence Variance at 376 BEACON AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-48 245Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of My Lam, CTW Group Incorporated, to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 945 CONWAY STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-43 546Resolution 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 FCO 23-64 249Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Lorenzo Montiel to a Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection at 400 VAN BUREN AVENUE #2.AdoptedPass 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