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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 2/21/2018 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Budget Amendment Public Hearings and Legislative Hearing Items at 3:30 p.m. Public Hearing Items at 5:30 p.m.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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AO 18-13 11 Administrative OrderAmending CDBG and ESG activities budgets.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 18-14 12 Administrative OrderAmending the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget to allocate funding for capital maintenance projects to the appropriate departments, as recommended by the Capital Improvement Budget Committee.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 18-299 13Trahern Crews Settlement Agreement and ReleaseResolutionApproving the settlement agreement and release in the Trahern Crews v. City of Saint Paul, et al., matter.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-320 14 ResolutionApproving the modification of 2015 Neighborhood STAR Program Funds for the Oromo Community of Minnesota.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-227 16Bridges to Safety Lease RenewalResolutionApproving renewal of the lease with the St. Paul Intervention Project for the Bridges to Safety Program housed in city space within the City Hall/Courthouse.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-259 172017 AFG Grant ApplicationResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2017 Assistance to Firefighter grant in the amount of $112,900 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for command staff training, RIT packs, and Trench Rescue Prop.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-301 182017 HMEP Grant Application $16,118ResolutionAuthorizing Fire Department to apply for the 2017 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant in the amount of $16,118 from the State of Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for training for firefighters.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-303 192017 HMEP Grant Application $37,830ResolutionAuthorizing Fire Department to apply for the 2017 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant in the amount of $37,830 from the State of Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide Hazardous Material Tech training for firefighters.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-232 110Parks and Recreation Worker Step 1 Rate ChangeResolutionChanging the rates of pay for the classification of Parks and Recreation Worker in Grade 31H, EG 99, Special Employment Salary Schedule.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 18-233 111Capital City Intern and EMS Cadet AssistantResolutionChanging the rates of pay for the classifications of Capital City Intern and EMS Cadet Assistant in Grade 001, EG 99, Special Employment.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 18-195 1122018 Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force(OCDETF)ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to enter into Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) agreements in 2018.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-304 1132018 Training Course and Exercise Food and BeverageResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to expense food and beverages for 2018 professional training courses and training exercises.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-305 1142018 Critical Incident/Assistance Program Dept VisitorResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to provide snacks and beverages in 2018 to visitors during critical incident investigations and assistance programs.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-307 1152018 Police Department Ceremonies and EventsResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to cover expenses including food, beverage, and room rental for 2018 events that recognize outstanding service by employees and members of the public who take extraordinary efforts to help others and to engage employees and the public.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-224 116 ResolutionApproving and authorizing execution of a lease agreement between the City of St. Paul (“City”) and, ("LICENSEE"), ExteNet Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation with its principal offices located at 3030 Warrenville Rd., Ste. 340, Lisle, Illinois 60532, allowing the installation of wireless communication equipment on various City infrastructure.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-316 117Incentivizing Community Participation in the Pedestrian PlanResolutionProviding Incentive to increase community participation in the Pedestrian Plan.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-309 118Parlour - Approval of 45 day waiver of notification requirementResolutionApproving a waiver of the 45-day notice requirement in order to issue a Liquor On Sale-101-180 Seats, Liquor On Sale-Sunday, Entertainment (A), and Gambling Location licenses with conditions to 267 West Seventh, LLC, d/b/a Parlour (License ID #20180000336) at 267 7th Street West.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-312 119Approving Site Lease Agreement with Verizon Wireless - Cottage Avenue StandpipeResolutionApproving and authorizing execution of the Site Lease Agreement with Verizon Wireless (VAW) LLC, d/b/a Verizon Wireless, to provide for continued operation of telecommunications equipment at the Cottage Avenue Standpipe site located at 2095 Clear Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-300 15 ResolutionApproving the 2018 Innovation Fund Allocation.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 18-6 120 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 106 of the Legislative Code pertaining to restrictions on the use of sidewalks, streets, and etc. to permit sidewalk cafes on boulevards under certain conditions.Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
Ord 18-7 121 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 121 of the Legislative Code, pertaining to permits for driveways, sidewalks, curbs, and etc. to permit surfacing of boulevards for sidewalk cafes under certain conditions.Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
Ord 18-9 122Assistant to the Mayor VIIIOrdinanceEstablishing the classification titled Assistant to the Mayor VIII in the unclassified service pursuant to Section 12.03.02 (H) of the Charter.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 18-10 123Assistant to the Mayor VIIOrdinanceEstablishing the classification titled Assistant to the Mayor VII in the unclassified service pursuant to Section 12.03.02 (H) of the Charter.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
RES 18-358 1 Approving the appointment of Department Directors and Mayoral Office staffResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Naomi Alemseged, Kaohly Her, Ikram Koliso, Peter Leggett, Noel Nix, Lyndsey Olson, Joan Phillips, Chris Rider, Russ Stark, Camille Tinnin, Andrea Turner, LyLy Vang-Yang, Sharon Kennedy Vickers, Liz Xiong,ThaoMee Xiong, and Daniel Yang as City of Saint Paul Department Directors and Mayor's Office staff.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 18-338 1 In appreciation of the students and staff of McNally Smith College of MusicResolutionIn appreciation of the students and staff of McNally Smith College of Music and their contributions to the vibrancy and culture of Saint Paul.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES PH 18-35 1242016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation GrantResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Emergency Management in the amount of $33,850 for the 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-59 125Target Corporation Donation Crime Prev/Comm ProgrResolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to accept the donation from the Target Corporation for the department's crime prevention/community programs in 2018.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 18-4 2261272 Edgerton StreetResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Heather Meyers, SMRLS, o/b/o Tywana Price to a Condemnation as Unfit For Human Habitation and Order to Vacate at 1272 EDGERTON STREET.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH CO 18-6 227865 Howell St NResolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Victoria Downey to a Correction Notice at 865 HOWELL STREET NORTH.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH CO 18-5 3281990 Hoyt Avenue EastResolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Maria T. Denison to a Correction Notice at 1990 HOYT AVENUE EAST. (Legislative hearing on February 20, 2018)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH CO 17-49 2291069 Kent StreetResolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Gregory Hanzal to a Correction Notice at 1069 KENT STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 18-6 230666 Minnehaha Avenue WestResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 666 MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST in Council File RLH RR 17-13.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VO 18-3 2311247 Ross AvenueResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of James VinZant, VinZant Construction, to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 1247 ROSS AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 17-531 332694 Sherburne AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 694 SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J1803B, Assessment No. 188102; amended to File No. J1803B1, Assessment No. 188107, and to delete the assessment)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 17-547 333694 Sherburne AveResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Property at 694 SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. VB1803, Assessment No. 188802; amended to File No. VB1803A, Assessment No. 188809)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-91 134255 Syndicate St SResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File No. RLH AR 17-102 to delete the assessment for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during January 4 to July 21, 2017 at 255 SYNDICATE STREET SOUTH. (File No. VB1803, Assessment No. 188802)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VO 18-5 2352144 Temple CourtResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Kwei Fang to a Condemnation and Order to Vacate at 2144 TEMPLE COURT.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH RR 18-2 3361536 Van Buren Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1536 VAN BUREN AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the February 14, 2018, City Council public hearing. (Amend to remove or repair within 180 days)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH RR 18-5 237670 Western AveResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 670 WESTERN AVENUE NORTH in Council File RLH RR 17-22.Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
Ord 18-5 138Amending Chapter 157 - Commercial Vehicle ParkingOrdinanceAmending Chapter 157 of the Legislative Code to clarify parking restrictions in certain zoning districts.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 18-8 139Amendment to Section 160.04 - Parking Meter Zones On HolidaysOrdinanceAmending Chapter 160 of the Legislative Code pertaining to parking meter zones on holidays.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-44 140SLV St. Patrick's Day-O'Gara's - PH 2-21-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, Inc. for a sound level variance in order to present amplified music in an enclosed tent on Saturday, March 17, 2018.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-34 141SLV McGovern's St. Patrick's Day - PH 2-21-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Patrick McGovern’s for a sound level variance in order to present amplified music for a St. Patrick’s Day Event in an enclosed tent on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 225 7th Street West.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-36 142SLV Shamrock's St Patrick's Day - PH 2-21-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Shamrocks Irish Nook for a sound level variance in order to present amplified music for a St. Patrick’s Day event in an enclosed tent on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 995 7th Street West.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-40 143SLV Lucky Palooza - PH 2-21-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Visit Saint Paul for a sound level variance to use live music and DJs on 7th Street West, between 174 and 258 7th Street West, during Lucky Palooza on West 7th on March 10, 2018.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-45 144SLV Burger Moe's St. Patrick's Day - PH 2-21-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Burger Moe’s for a sound level variance in order to present amplified music for St. Patrick’s Day events on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 242 7th Street West.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-7 145Final Order-Safety Improvements on Grand between Hamline and VictoriaResolution-Public HearingFinal Order approving the improvements to pedestrian crossings on Grand Avenue between Hamline Avenue and Victoria Street. (Project No. 19241)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 18-9 146Final Order-Sidewalk Network Bounded by Randolph, Hamline, Highland Pkwy and SnellingResolution-Public HearingFinal Order approving the completion of the sidewalk network on local streets bounded by Randolph Avenue, Hamline Avenue, Highland Parkway, and Snelling Avenue. (Project No. S1801)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
ABZA 18-2 14779 Western Avenue N. - John RuppAppeal-BZAPublic hearing to consider the appeal of a decision made by the Board of Zoning Appeals stating that the Zoning Administrator's October 30, 2017 determination letter was not in error in determining that the West Addition to the Commodore Restaurant was, for zoning purposes, never legally established as a restaurant space.Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
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ABZA 18-2 2/25/2018 7:01 PMSharon Anderson For Mr. and Mrs. John Rupp With Respect for your Testimony re; http://stpaul.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=37&clip_id=3285 47-ABZA 18-2 Publc Hearing Commondore Restaurant. Staff Jerome Benner apparantly re John Rupp Testimony alleged that Benner was giving false informaton to Council. ABZA 18-2 1 34 79 Western Avenue N. - John Rupp Appeal-BZA Public hearing to consider the appeal of a decision made by the Board of Zoning Watch Video Techinally Staff Jerome Benner and City was deposed by Rupp, an Honorable Lawyer,Realestate, wth 80 Employees stated that Brenner gave False Information to Council contrary to Facts, Racheal Tierney attry4council should have instructed Amy Brendmoen aka Mrs.Jeske aka Mrs.Mke Hahn Director of Parks and Rec. Lawyers on Council Chis Tolbert also Hennp cty attry, Jane Prince must call4nvestgaton into J. Brenner a Black Employee giving Inaccurate Info, PS all Res. have to be signed off by Lyndey Olson n Mayor +1 -3 5
ABZA 18-2 2/23/2018 2:27 PMEric Lein (again) Against THIS IS A COMPLEX TOPIC. As I understand it, debate is raging regarding whether or not City-issued liquor license(s) and/or City-permitted construction in/after 1976 and in/after 2012 eliminated the need for Planning Commission review/approval before the “future dining room” (as shown on architects’ plans) is permitted/licensed by the City to be used (in 2018 or after) as an actual dining room (filled with customers who need parking spaces for their cars). QUESTIONS: [1] By approving/permitting/licensing whatever the City approved/permitted/licensed way back in 1976 and thereafter, did the City relinquish its right to enforce parking standards for the Commodore Bar/Restaurant as those standards existed in 1976 or 2012, or currently exist in 2018? [2] Do/Did parking standards apply to the “future dining room,” and if so, which year’s standards, if any, will be enforced? +2
ABZA 18-2 2/23/2018 10:10 AMEric Lein Against Traffic and vehicles in and close to the Commodore parking lot have created an existing, incessant and hazardous problem. Vehicles of non-residents, who are generally not familiar with the parking lot layout, frequently turn from Western Avenue into the Commodore's "garage access only" south driveway. Upon finding themselves trapped, drivers are forced to back into oncoming traffic on Western. While backing across the city sidewalk (at high risk to occasional pedestrians), the drivers' line of sight is almost always blocked by cars parked on Western. I have watched it happen dozens of times (I live very close and walk along Western next to the Commodore 2 to 4 times every day). The near misses are especially exciting after dark...when Mr. Rupp's Commodore Bar and Restaurant attracts plenty of happy customers. +2
RES 18-299 2/22/2018 10:31 AMSharon Anderson   Without the Testimony of Trahern may be a Coverup by Council President Amy B and her 2nd Marriage to Director Parks and Rec Mike Hahm, City wilfully failed to inform the Public of the Vehicle Insurance Coverage of Rec Employee Dailen Edward Allen Walker, how can the Settlement be approved without further Inquiry or Public Testimony of Trahern Crews ? +1
ABZA 18-2 2/21/2018 8:04 PMCarl Brandt For I am a 24-year resident of the Commodore Condominiums and have served for years as President of the board. I am writing to you with my individual opinion, but it is informed by deep experience in ***ociation governance. The Commodore Bar and Restaurant is important to the homeowners of the Commodore ***ociation. The bar and restaurant pays 10% of the budget of the ***ociation. This means that the financial success of the restaurant is very important to our homeowners. I would hate to see a bureaucratic snafu potentially compromise the fiscal health of an ***ociation containing 48 homes and 3 businesses. Since the restaurant opened, there has been impact on property values. It also serves as an appreciated amenity for our owners and residents and their guests.  It is important to emphasize the historical and cultural importance of the restaurant. The restaurant has been beautifully restored to capture an important era in St. Paul's history. It is nothing less than a local treasure. +3
RES 18-299 2/21/2018 4:47 PMSharon Anderson aka Scarrella   It is prudent to remove from Consent Agenda Trahern Crews former Mayoral Candidate who by information and belief has more Medical Bills which must be Attached apparantly Whip Lash and 2 Hernia's caused by Parks and Rec Driver Dailen EA Walkerstemming fromAuto Accident 1Aug17,further name Insurer NoFault MS65b.44 Settlement signed re Duress by Health +1
Ord 18-8 2/5/2018 3:18 PMAnne Thom   I cannot find any connection to what 18-8 is about, and I would like to perhaps comment. I called Council member Noecker's office twice now and I still have no response as to what the proposal is. Please advise, or, it would at least be nice if someone from the council acknowledged the call. +1 1