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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 12/13/2023 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 23-118 11Administrative OrderAmending the 2023 Saint Paul Regional Water Services budget for the transfer of available funds from accounting unit 69082140 to increase funding for various accounts in Production and Distribution divisions.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-119 12Administrative OrderAuthorizing the Police Department to reallocate its 2023 Special Fund budget to more accurately record expenditures meeting capital criteria.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-122 13Administrative OrderApproving the 2023 general fund budget for the Fire Department to more accurately record expenditures.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 23-123 14Administrative OrderAmending the 2023 spending budget in the Department of Public Works General Fund Street Maintenance accounting units.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 23-1829 15ResolutionInitiating a zoning study to consider possible amendments to the Zoning Code regarding adult-use cannabis, now legal under Minnesota Session Law, Chapter 63.Adopted  Action details Not available
RES 23-1844 16ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 4 and Mayor's Office Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for Saint Anthony Park Community Council in partnership with Public Works.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1855 17ResolutionAccepting a one-time donation valued at $1,400 from the City and County Credit Union to be used for training and education sessions offered by the Office of Human Resources.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1858 18ResolutionApproving the 2023 Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Grant Program awards.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1871 19ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept donations of food, decorations, and supplies valued at $1,000 from the Duluth and Case Recreation Center Booster Club, to host a Community Holiday Party at the Duluth and Case Recreation Center.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1873 110ResolutionApproving issuance of a HOME loan in the amount of $2,600,000; issuance of an SLFRF loan in the amount of $2,547,408; issuance of a sub-loan in the amount of $600,000 from a Metropolitan Council LCDA TOD Grant; and execution of a development, subrecipient and loan agreement and a sub-loan agreement, all for the Marshall Avenue Flats Project located at 1606 Marshall Ave (District 13, Ward 4).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1875 111ResolutionApproving the application for change of ownership to the Dance or Rental Halls license now held by MJ Accents LLC d/b/a MJ Accents LLC (License ID #20230001969) for the premises located at 670 Payne Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1877 112ResolutionSupporting a Job Creation Fund application for J & L Wire Cloth, LLC for a project proposed at 236 Water Street West (District 3, Ward 2).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1880 113ResolutionApproving a public hearing on the issuance of conduit multifamily housing revenue bonds by the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (the “HRA”) for a multifamily rental housing development project located at 1606 Marshall Avenue; reciting a proposal for a Housing Finance Program related to such multifamily rental housing development; approving the related project and program pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 462C; authorizing the HRA to issue conduit multifamily housing revenue bonds and authorizing the preparation of necessary documents and materials in connection with said project and program, and related documents (District 13, Ward 4).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1881 114ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Tobacco Shop license held by Garso Mini Mart d/b/a Garso Mini Mart (License ID #20180002292) for the premises located at 189 7th Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1893 115ResolutionAccepting the gift of the costs of travel, food, and lodging expenses from the Knight Foundation for Chief Resilience Officer Russ Stark to attend an Infrastructure Innovation Summit in Washington DC, on November 28-29, 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1895 116ResolutionApproving and authorizing the use of a Project Labor Agreement on the Mali Center rehabilitation project at 576 Front Ave.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1896 117ResolutionReciting a proposal for a Housing Finance Program for a multifamily rental housing development, approving the project and the program pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 462C, authorizing the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to issue conduit multifamily housing revenue obligations and authorizing the preparation of necessary documents and materials in connection with said project and program for the Marvella Phase II Project, located at 2190 Hillcrest Drive (District 15, Ward 3).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1897 118ResolutionAuthorizing Public Works, in conjunction with the Office of Technology and Communication, to submit a grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (“SMART”) program for the purpose of funding a pilot study to evaluate the potential benefits of smart technology traffic signals and, if the said grant proposal is approved, authorizing the Public Works Department to enter into City obligations with the U.S. Department of Transportation.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1905 119ResolutionApproving the Audit Committee’s recommendation to support opportunities for collaboration, cost-sharing, and process improvement between the Saint Paul Public Library and the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department in engaging a consultant to assess current operations and make recommendations aimed at improving service delivery and ensuring efficient use of City resources.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1909 120ResolutionAuthorizing the City to transfer $2,547,408 of American Rescue Plan funds from the 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing account to a specific account for the Marshall Avenue Housing project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1916 121ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 7 Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for Voss Enterprise Incorporated d/b/a Roy's Service Station, Maria Flats Condominium Association, Dayton's Bluff Community Council, Graceville Pass LLC, Adam Food Inc., and East Side Freedom Library.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1917 122ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 1 Neighborhood STAR Year-Round program for Victoria Theater Arts Center, MUSC Holdings, LLC, and YWCA St. PaulAdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1918 123ResolutionAmending RES 23-1515, Authorizing the City's ranked list of 2024 State G.O. bonding requests for submittal to Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1929 124ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Ward 5 Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for Pitt Shack BBQ LLC and the Bradshaw Group, Inc.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1751 125ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Project Manager IV in EG, 06, Professional Employees Association, Grade 022.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1791 126ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2024 Wage and Fringe Adjustment between the City and the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 9.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1799 127ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Veterinarian, Professional Employees Association, grade 20.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1804 128ResolutionApproving 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.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1836 129ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for the new classification of Library Safety Manager in SPSO, Grade 017.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 23-1683 130ResolutionRecognizing Jeanne Weigum Day in the City of Saint Paul.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-52 131OrdinanceAmending 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.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-57 132OrdinanceAmending specific sections of the Legislative Code pertaining to zoning regulations to allow micro-unit dwellings as an accessory use to religious institutions.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-59 133OrdinanceAmending Chapter 183 of the Legislative Code pertaining to human rights protections for persons with disabilities.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-60 134OrdinanceAmending Chapter 293 of the Legislative Code to create an administrative process for Amplified Sound Permits and modify the process for Sound Level Variances.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-61 235OrdinanceAmending Chapter 140 of the Legislative Code regarding the maintenance of the Skyway Pedestrian System including responsibilities, abatements and assessments.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-62 236OrdinanceAmending 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)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-63 137OrdinanceAmending Chapter 51 of the Administrative Code, titled Disposition of City Property.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 23-64 138OrdinanceAmending Title IV of the Legislative Code to add Chapter 22, titled Local Sales and Use Tax.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-356 139Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $166,593.34 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 23-357 140Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of Joseph Commers and Robert Stolpestad, on behalf of Midway 280 Business Commons LLC and Exeter Territorial LLC, to vacate an alley between 2505 University Avenue West and 2424 Territorial Road. (Public hearing continued from December 20, 2023.)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-364 141Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the City's sponsorship of a Minnesota Investment Fund application by J&L Wire Cloth LLC for a project proposed at 236 Water Street West (District 3, Ward 2).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-365 142Resolution-Public HearingGiving host approval to the issuance by the City of Mounds View of conduit Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds for a project in St. Paul, approving a Joint Powers Agreement and Bond Compliance and Fee Agreement and authorizing the execution of documents relating thereto, all for the Central Towers Apartments Project, at 20 E Exchange Street (District 17, Ward 2).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-366 143Resolution-Public HearingAmending the City's operating budget to transfer assessment revenue to cover non-debt financed project costs for Public Works.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 23-367 144Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $13,767.01 for a reimbursement from the State of Minnesota for hazardous materials training at Camp Ripley from October 3-5, 2023.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 23-1971 1 ResolutionRenaming the portion of Concordia Avenue between Griggs Street and Mackubin Street to Rondo Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-70 246Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Greg Lehman to a Vacant Building Registration Notice and Fire Certificate of Occupancy Revocation Notice at 839 FOURTH STREET EAST.Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH CO 23-12 245Resolution LH Correction Order (Code Enforcement Only)Appeal of Peyton Hurst to a Correction Notice at 823 ENGLEWOOD AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 23-71 247Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of George Mathews to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 189 MAPLE STREET NORTH.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
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RES PH 23-357 12/11/2023 2:54 AMTom Ososki, SAPCC Land Use Committee Co-chair Against The St. Anthony Park Community Council objects to the proposed decision to vacate the alley on Territorial Road across from Hunt Place. District 12 was not consulted or informed of this decision and the city has provided no notice or information to make a final decision. There is already a large number of vacated streets in South St. Anthony Park that are now thought to be ill-considered, and we do not wish to see another part of the public right-of-way turned over to private use without neighborhood input. The St. Anthony Park Community Council's 10-year plan calls for recompleting the street grid in South St. Anthony Park; this change would instead worsen connection on this extra-large city block. Approved by St. Anthony Park Community Council, District 12 Submitted by the Land Use Committee co-chair, Tom Ososki, on behalf of the Council +3
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