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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/6/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 23-61 11Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 802 Mound Street 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 23-113 12Administrative OrderAmending the 2023 spending budget in the Department of Public Works Sewers Utility Fund Sewer Inspections Program accounting unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-116 13Administrative OrderAmending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for 977 Payne Ave (East Side Arts Council) and 959 Arcade (Far East Bar Restaurant)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 23-1656 14ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during April 7 to July 21, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2404, Assessment No. 248803)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1657 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during August 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2404B, Assessment No. 248103)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1658 16ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Demolition services from June to July 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2401C, Assessment No. 242000)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1659 17ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Demolition services from August to September 2023 (C.D.B.G. Funds), and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2402C, Assessment No. 242001)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1660 18ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during July 26 to August 25, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2403, Assessment No. 248202)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1661 19ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during June 22 to July 21, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2404E, Assessment No. 248303)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1662 110ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Diseased and/or Dangerous Tree(s) services during September 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 9, 2024 and City Council public hearing for February 28, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2402T, Assessment No. 249001)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1719 111ResolutionApproving 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 January 11, 2024 and City Council public hearing for March 13, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2303A2, Assessment No. 230113)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1747 112ResolutionAuthorizing the City to apply for a grant with the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services for the 2024 Private Property Inflow & Infiltration Grant Program.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1748 113ResolutionApproving the revised City specifications for house drain contractors.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1751 114ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Project Manager IV in EG, 06, Professional Employees Association, Grade 022.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1763 115ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Public Works to submit project applications for federal funding into the 2024 Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation Program and to authorize the commitment of a twenty percent local funding match plus engineering for any project that is awarded federal funding.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1769 116ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into an Easement Agreement that includes permanent and temporary easement rights from Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority (“RCRRA”) for the Public Works Kellogg Street Bridge Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1771 117ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Public Works to submit an application for state funding to the 2023 Local Road Improvement Program.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1775 118ResolutionApproving a Professional Services Agreement with Paymentus Corporation to provide modern payment service options for Saint Paul Regional Water Services customers.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1776 119ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to pay for all costs incurred to host a graduation ceremony for new firefighters on December 21, 2023 at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1788 120ResolutionApproving the appointment of Jeremy Lostetter as community advisor to the Audit Committee and as a non-voting member for a term of three years.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1790 121ResolutionApproving the Auto Repair Garage and Auto Body Repair/Painting Shop licenses for Brothers Auto Repair LLC d/b/a Brothers Auto Repair Bersain Morales Escobar (License ID #20230001820) for the premises located at 881 Newcomb Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1791 122ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2024 Wage and Fringe Adjustment between the City and the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 9.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1795 123ResolutionApproving the Wine On Sale, Malt On Sale (strong), and Liquor Outdoor licenses for Slice Watch Bar Lowertown LLC d/b/a Slice Brothers (License ID #20230001691) for the premises located at 400 Wabasha Street North Suite 200.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1799 124ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Veterinarian, Professional Employees Association, grade 20.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1802 125ResolutionApproving adverse action and revocation against the Auto Repair Garage license held by Dukes Cars and Towing, LLC d/b/a Dukes Car and Towing (License ID #20190000933) for the premises located at 977 Front Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1804 126ResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025) and Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO Local 21.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1805 127ResolutionAuthorizing the City to accept a donation in the amount of $926.00 from the Blaine Police Department Explorer Post on behalf of the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) for Explorer Activities.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1809 128ResolutionAuthorizing an agreement between the City and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) and the Police Department for the use of the Public Safety Bldg. Classroom A & Driver Training Facility.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1810 129ResolutionApproving the application for change of ownership to the Tobacco Shop license now held by J&L Market LLC d/b/a J&L Market (License ID #20230002012) for the premises located at 993 Payne Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1811 130ResolutionApproving the application for change of ownership to the Tobacco Shop license now held by MNA Grocery LLC d/b/a MNA Grocery (License ID #20230002089) for the premises located at 361 Earl Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1812 131ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Tree Trimmer, Tree Trimmer Vehicle, and Tree Trimmer Additional Vehicle license applications submitted by Minnesota Tree Experts LLC d/b/a Minnesota Tree Experts (License ID# 20230000536) for the premises located at 7527 Oliver Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1823 132ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2023, and setting date of legislative hearing for January 11, 2024 and City Council public hearing for March 13, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2304A1, Assessment No. 230114)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1824 133ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2023, and setting date of legislative hearing for January 11, 2024 and City Council public hearing for March 13, 2024 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2304A2, Assessment No. 230115)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1832 134ResolutionApproving the Retainer Agreement between the City and Brian T. Grogan and his firm Moss & Barnett as special counsel representing the City for its upcoming Comcast cable-franchise negotiations.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1836 135ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for the new classification of Library Safety Manager in SPSO, Grade 017.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 23-1847 136ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 4 neighborhood STAR year-round program for The Center for Irish Music and The Midway Club.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1850 137ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 6 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the City of Saint Paul in partnership with Saint Paul Parks Conservancy.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1852 138ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 2 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for John Traxler and the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1860 139ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 3 Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for Highland Popcorn, LLC, Friends of Groveland PTO, and St. Paul Parks Conservancy.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
Min 23-44 140Approval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1806 141ResolutionHonoring the Life of WangSang Her and Proclaiming Saturday, November 18, 2023 as WangSang Her Day in the City of Saint Paul.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1859 143ResolutionHonoring Jacklyn Milton for her outstanding contributions as a literacy champion and literary leader on her 70th birthday.Adopted  Action details Not available
RES 23-1828 142ResolutionHonoring Pig’s Eye Park Friends.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
SR 23-235 144Staff ReportPresentation of the City Council Welcome Video, created by YouthLens360.Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
RES 23-1760 145ResolutionAuthorizing Public Works to request $897,283 in SCORE grant funds from Ramsey County.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-346 146Resolution-Public HearingSetting the Solid Waste Service Fee for 2024.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1817 147ResolutionSetting the 2024 Special Service Fees for Certain Solid Waste Services.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-347 148Resolution-Public HearingSetting the Recycling Service Fee for 2024.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-326 149Resolution-Public HearingSetting the 2024 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-313 150Resolution-Public HearingEstablishing the Water Charges for 2024.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1835 151ResolutionApproving the Saint Paul Regional Water Services 2024 Budget.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1820 152ResolutionApproving the final 2024 Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) budget and certifying the final HRA property tax levy payable in 2024.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1854 153ResolutionApproving and adopting the Saint Paul Public Library Agency Budget.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1838 154ResolutionApproving the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority 2024 Budget.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1857 155ResolutionApproving the 2024 City Tax Levy.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1833 156ResolutionAdopting the 2024 Budget.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-63 157OrdinanceAmending Chapter 51 of the Administrative Code, titled Disposition of City Property.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-64 158OrdinanceAmending Title IV of the Legislative Code to add Chapter 22, titled Local Sales and Use Tax.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-65 159OrdinanceEnacting Chapter A-17 of the Saint Paul Administrative Code to address street names.Withdrawn  Action details Video Video
Ord 23-52 160OrdinanceAmending Chapter 324 of the Legislative Code to remove tobacco vending machine licenses, reduce the number of Tobacco Shop Licenses from 150 to 100 and reduce the number of Tobacco Product Shop Licenses from 25 to 15.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Not available
Ord 23-57 161OrdinanceAmending specific sections of the Legislative Code pertaining to zoning regulations to allow micro-unit dwellings as an accessory use to religious institutions.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-59 162OrdinanceAmending Chapter 183 of the Legislative Code pertaining to human rights protections for persons with disabilities.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-60 163OrdinanceAmending Chapter 293 of the Legislative Code to create an administrative process for Amplified Sound Permits and modify the process for Sound Level Variances.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-61 264OrdinanceAmending Chapter 140 of the Legislative Code regarding the maintenance of the Skyway Pedestrian System including responsibilities, abatements and assessments.Amended and Laid Over for Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-62 165OrdinanceAmending Chapter 105.04 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code to allow raised planter beds to be placed in the boulevard of the public right-of-way. (Third Reading. Public hearing continued from December 6, 2023)Amended and Laid Over for Second ReadingPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-274 166Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget to close out 2019 projects.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-323 167Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $60,000 to reflect funds received from the Ward 7 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the Pig’s Eye Park project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-308 168Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget for the Capital City Bikeway (CCB) Kellogg Phase 1 and the West Side Signals Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-332 169Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $50,000 to reflect funds received from the Wards 1, 2, 6, and 7 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the Hmong Plaza Paj Ntaub Engraving project in Phalen Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-338 170Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget for the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-339 171Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Saint Paul Streets Program.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-341 172Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget for the Lafayette Trail Connection Project.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-349 173Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept Regional Parks Bonding funds, enter into grant agreements, and amend the financing and spending plan in the amount of $4,877,239.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-350 174Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept Parks and Trails Legacy Funds, enter into grant agreements, and amend the financing and spending plan in the amount of $3,048,555.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-352 175Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in amount of $84,867.26 for the contribution received from the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education to pay for training for firefighters.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-353 176Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to accept (and amend the 2023 Special Fund Budget for) a grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the United States Department of Justice.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-354 177Resolution-Public HearingApproving a Five-Year Street Reconstruction Plan for the Fiscal Years 2024 through 2028 and granting preliminary approval to the issuance of certain General Obligation Street Reconstruction Bonds by the City.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-355 178Resolution-Public HearingAccepting grant funds, authorizing execution of a grant agreement (with indemnity obligations and other documents related thereto), and amending the operating budget with respect to the City's sponsorship of a Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Act Pre-Development Grant Program for the benefit of 796 Stewart Avenue (Little Mod), (District 9, Ward 2).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-358 179Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing a loan and 2023 budget amendment for the Port Authority’s “The Heights” project (District 2, Ward 6).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-359 180Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $27,361.72 for the Minnesota Task Force One (MNTF1) reimbursement from the City of Edina.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 23-56 287Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1058 JESSIE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the December 8, 2023, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days)ReferredPass Action details Not available
RLH SAO 23-45 390Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Iris J. Logan to a Summary Abatement Order at 1322 SHERBURNE AVENUE.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 23-67 281Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of James Ngene to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 1880 AMES AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-69 282Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Tamiko V. Trott-Binns and Michael A. Binns to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 1020 and 1022 AURORA AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH FCO 23-87 283Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Ia Thao to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 986 GALTIER STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH SAO 23-44 284Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Leeyoun Sayaxang to a Summary Abatement Order at 960 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH FCO 23-78 285Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Lisa McCormick, Attorney, representing Grand Holding Co., LLC, to a Correction Notice-Reinspection Complaint at 236 GRAND AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-60 286Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderSecond Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1803 IVY AVENUE EAST in Council File RLH RR 23-20.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-64 288Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of James Nguyen to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 607 LAWSON AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-65 289Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Edwardo Rikprashad, Intact Properties, to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 1082 LOEB STREET.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-66 291Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Jason Stockwell to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 1006 THIRD STREET EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-52 492Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderSecond Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1006 THIRD STREET EAST in Council File RLH RR 23-14.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 23-59 293Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderSecond Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1457 THIRD STREET EAST in Council File RLH RR 23-19. (Nuisance is abated)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH FCO 23-90 294Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Yusuf Kabeto to a Correction Notice-Reinspection Complaint at 548 VAN BUREN AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
RLH SAO 23-45 12/4/2023 1:56 AMWe the People Against Just lease or grant an easement to Ms. Logan for the boulevard land for $1 a year.
Ord 23-59 11/16/2023 10:28 PMJames Wilkinson   These questions were sent to HREEO last week. Ms. Commers responded very quickly, which is greatly appreciated, but without answering the substance of the issue. +1
Ord 23-59 11/16/2023 10:25 PMJames Wilkinson   I generally approve of the changes set out in Ord 23-59. I am confused why there is a switch from "person with a disability" to "person with disabilities" part way into the proposal. Surely the City does not intend to protect only people with more than one disability; this wording may cause confusion. In limited parts (judging the reasonableness of requested accommodation in public accommodations, for example) , it makes sense to address "persons with disabilities", but not in employment, housing, and other individual reasonable accommodation sections. In these sections, a person with one eye has legal equal protection as a person who is deaf, blind and unable to speak. Right? Please fix before p***age. 651 431 1477 Back to my nit-picking ways and appreciate your efforts to improve St Paul for all. Perhaps something has escaped my attention as to why the single/plural switch makes sense. If so, I apologize. Jay 651 431 1477 (former HREEO Commissioner) +1
Ord 23-61 11/9/2023 9:23 PMShevek McKee For Thank you for strengthening the skyway code. +1