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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 8/22/2018 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
There will be no meeting on August 29, the fifth Wednesday of the month.
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AO 18-41 11Parks Budget Amendment 7/31/18Administrative OrderAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to reallocate $560,000 within its various accounting units in the 2018 adopted budget to most accurately reflect the projected actual spending in each accounting unit and provide the appropriate levels of spending authority.   Not available Not available
AO 18-43 12 Administrative OrderAmending CDBG activities budget: funding for 932 Arcade.   Not available Not available
AO 18-44 13Parks Budget Amendment 8/7/18Administrative OrderAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to reallocate $120,000 within its various accounting units in the 2018 adopted budget to most accurately reflect the projected actual spending in each accounting unit and provide the appropriate levels of spending authority.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1383 14617 Laurel Avenue BZA Appeal MemorializationResolutionMemorializing the City Council's action denying an appeal of a decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals approving variance requests to construct a 6-unit, multi-family development at 617 Laurel Avenue.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1399 15Ward 4 Special ElectionResolutionCanvassing the returns and declaring the results of the special City General Election held August 14, 2018.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1398 16Approving Ward 4 Year-Round STAR funds for Hamline Church kitchen improvementsResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for community kitchen upgrades in Hamline Church.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1406 17 ResolutionRecognizing Parkway Little League volunteers Jon and Sheron Weber.   Not available Not available
Min 18-19 18November and December 2017 City Council Meeting MinutesApproval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the November and December 2017 City Council meetings.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1261 19Setting Date of Hearing-Fire Protection System at 17 W. 7th PlaceResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for installation of a fire protection system, as requested by Housing and Redevelopment Authority, for 17 West 7th Place. (File No. FP2018-03, Assessment No. 187102)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1366 110Property Clean Up June 1 to 14, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during June 1 to 14, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for September 18, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 2, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1901A, Assessment No. 198500)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1367 111Property Clean Up June 15 to 29, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during June 15 to 29, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for September 18, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 2, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1902A, Assessment No. 198501)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1380 112Authorizing the renewal of a Five-Year Lease (PW/3) to Group Health Plan Inc. for a parking lot at 1492 Eustis Street, Saint Paul Mn. 55108ResolutionAuthorizing the renewal of a Five-Year Lease (PW/3) to Group Health Plan Inc. for a parking lot at 1492 Eustis Street adjacent to their Como Avenue Clinic.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1393 1132018-2020 CCEA Collective Bargaining AgreementResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020) between the City of Saint Paul and the Classified Confidential Employees Association.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1397 1142018-2020 Fire Fighters Local 21 Collective Bargaining AgreementResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020) between the City of Saint Paul and the International Association of Fire Fighters AFL-CIO Local 21.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1359 215AmeriCorps ServeMN Leaders CorpsResolutionAuthorizing Police Department to accept an AmeriCorps sub-grant in the amount of $214,950 from ServeMN for the Law Enforcement Career Path Academy.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1305 116Budget Amendment transferring funds into the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement ProjectResolutionAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget by transferring $138,696 in revenues into the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1385 117Pete McCall ResolutionResolutionHonoring Peter J. McCall for his twenty-one years of service to the City of Saint Paul and the City Attorney’s Office.   Not available Video Video
RES 18-1362 118Holly Monnett DayResolutionDeclaring August 22, 2018, Holly Monnett Day in Saint Paul.   Not available Video Video
RLH RR 18-30 219877 Woodbridge St Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the razing and removal of the structures at 877 WOODBRIDGE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the August 15, 2018 City Council public hearing. (Public hearing continued from August 15 and 22)   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 18-54 2201940 Fairmount AvenueResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1940 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 18-40.   Not available Not available
Ord 18-30 221Amending Chapter 64 of the Legislative Code - SignsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 64 of the Legislative Code pertaining to signs.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-33 122Amendment to Chapter 74 Fire Station no.10 Heritage Preservation siteOrdinanceAmending Chapter 74 of the Legislative Code by enacting a new section designating Fire Station No. 10 as a Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Site.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-44 123119 Lyton Rezoning 18-067-776OrdinanceGranting the application of the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority to rezone property at 119 Lyton Place from RT1 Two-Family to T2 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-45 1242239 Como Ave Rezoning from T1 to RT2OrdinanceGranting the application of City of Saint Paul to rezone property at 2239 Como Avenue from T1 Traditional Neighborhood to RT2 Townhouse Residential, and amending Chapter 60 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to the Saint Paul zoning map.   Not available Video Video
RES 18-1448 1 Supporting the Elizabeth Dole FoundationResolutionAcknowledging and thanking the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and supporting caregivers to our military servicemembers and veterans.   Not available Not available
RES PH 18-226 125Budget Amendment transferring funds into and adding funds to the Wilson Mill and Overlay ProjectResolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Capital Budget in the amount of $216,875 in additional revenues and $197,125 transfer of appropriations for the Wilson Mill and Overlay Project.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-239 126ServeMN Americorps Law Enforcement Career PathResolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to accept a sub-grant in the amount of $286,600 from ServeMN for the AmeriCorps Law Enforcement Career Path Academy program.   Not available Video Video
RLH VO 18-37 234134 Elizabeth St. E.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Charnell Hudson to a Correction Notice - Complaint Inspection Condemnation and Order to Vacate at 134 ELIZABETH STREET EAST.   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 18-49 2471223 Marion StreetResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Richard Heller to a Vehicle Abatement Order at 1223 MARION STREET.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 18-389 227869 ALBEMARLE STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 869 ALBEMARLE STREET. (File No. CRT1810, Assessment No. 188212)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-44 228945 Beech StreetResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Scott Beck to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 945 BEECH STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH CO 18-31 2291534 Charles Ave.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Eudora Post - Mary Havel (sister) will represent - to a Correction Notice at 1534 CHARLES AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-414 230319 Cottage Ave EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 319 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB1812, Assessment No. 188819)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-390 2311141 Dale Street NorthResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1141 DALE STREET NORTH. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318; amend to File No. J1810E1, Assessment No. 188326) (Public hearing continued from August 22)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 18-15 232521-523 Desnoyer AvenueResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 521-523 DESNOYER AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 18-11.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-408 233291 EDMUND AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 291 EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-420 235240 Fifth St EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 240 FIFTH STREET EAST. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-399 236463 Forest StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 463 FOREST STREET. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318; amend to File No. J1810E1, Assessment No. 188326) (Public hearing continued from August 22)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-396 237794 Frank StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 794 FRANK STREET. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318; amend to File No. J1810E1, Assessment No. 188326) (Public hearing continued from August 22)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-376 3382193 Fremont AveResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2193 FREMONT AVENUE. (File No. J1810A, Assessment No. 188519; amend to File No. J1810A2, Assessment No. 188553) (Public hearing continued from June 27 and August 22)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-45 239711 Fuller AvenueResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Hai Truong to a Vacant Building Registration Fee at 711 FULLER AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 18-55 24033 George St. W.Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Steven Mark to a Summary Abatement Order at 33 GEORGE STREET WEST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-404 24150 HATCH AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 50 HATCH AVENUE. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318; amend to File No. J1810E1, Assessment No. 188326) (Public hearing continued from August 22)   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-120 242861 Howell Street NorthResolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Lynne Geistfeld to a Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection at 861 HOWELL STREET NORTH.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-391 243935 Hudson RdResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 935 HUDSON ROAD. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-126 244656 Iglehart AvenueResolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Trish Stevens to a Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection at 656 IGLEHART AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH CO 18-30 245774 Jenks Ave.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Rory Jones to a Correction Notice at 774 JENKS AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-48 24664 Jessamine Ave. E.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Peng Sue Yang to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 64 JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-30 24871 Maryland Ave. E.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Camille Perry to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 71 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-90 34971 Maryland Ave. E.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Camille Perry to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction Notice at 71 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-33 250947 Minnehaha Avenue EastResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Shelly Bakken, Premier Management, to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 947 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 18-46 2511881 Princeton Ave.Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of John Lavik to a Notice to Cut Tall Grass and/or Weeds at 1881 PRINCETON AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-392 252516 Rice StResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 516 RICE STREET. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-38 253644 Robert St. S.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Lindsey Haasl to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Revocation and Order to Vacate at 644 ROBERT STREET SOUTH.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-419 2541766 Ross AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1766 ROSS AVENUE. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-401 255889 SIMS AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 889 SIMS AVENUE. (File No. VB1811, Assessment No. 188818)   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-116 256835 E. 3rd St.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Jennifer Fredricks to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Correction Notice at 835 THIRD STREET EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-416 257291 University Ave WResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 291 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-441 258585 University Avenue WestResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 585 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. VB1811, Assessment No. 188818)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-403 2591833 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1833 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 18-402 2602264 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2264 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-46 261839 Van Buren AvenueResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Hector Mach to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 839 VAN BUREN AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-48 262Boarding and/or Securing March 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Boarding and/or Securing services during the month of March 2018. (File No. J1810B, Assessment No. 188111)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-49 263Demoltion (C.D.B.G) December 2017 to January 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Demolition services from December 2017 to January 2018. (File No. J1807C, Assessment No. 182007)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-50 264Vacant Bldg Reg Fee February 16 to March 20, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during February 16 to March 20, 2018. (File No. VB1811, Assessment No. 188818)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-51 265Vacant Bldg Reg Fee Nov 7, 2017 @319 Cottage Ave EResolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed November 7, 2017 at 319 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB1812, Assessment No. 188819)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-52 266Trash Hauling February 28 to March 27, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Trash Hauling services during February 28 to March 27, 2018. (File No. J1810G, Assessment No. 188710)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-53 267Fire Certificate of Occupancy Jan 10 to Feb 19, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during January 10 to February 19, 2018. (File No. CRT1810, Assessment No. 188212)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-54 268Graffiti Removal March 2 to April 5, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal during March 2 to April 5, 2018. (File No. J1808P, Assessment No. 188408)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 18-55 269Excessive/Abatement Services Jan 22 to Feb 16, 2018Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection/Abatement services billed during January 22 to February 16, 2018. (File No. J1810E, Assessment No. 188318)   Not available Not available
Ord 18-39 270Chapter 220 version 2OrdinanceCreating Chapter 220 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code regulating coordinated collection of certain residential trash.   Not available Video Video
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Ord 18-39 10/17/2018 7:38 AMEric Lein (yet again) Against Petitions (with 6,458+ signatures) for a referendum on ORD 18-39 were delivered on October 16th. For months the City's response has been: "The contract with haulers is valid; the garbage program will roll with or without citizens' support." I hope the City's prevailing message changes ----- Minnesota's Senator Amy Klobuchar was not talking, on September 28, 2018, about the organized collection of our household trash. Her underlying message can, however, be applied to local policy-makers. Senator Klobuchar's closing words to the Senate Judiciary Committee ring all too true in Washington, DC, and in St. Paul, MN: "Right now, the way this process is run, we're not running it like We the people. It's being run like We the ruling party." [ www.c-span.org/video/?c4752389/sen-klobuchar-statement ] +2
Ord 18-39 9/29/2018 6:43 PMShawn d Against My garbage bill has doubled for the same service!! You lied to the people and are forcing us to pay a private company. It's disgusting. +4
Ord 18-39 9/28/2018 9:22 PMMolly Schuneman Against I am against the way the garbage collection service is beginning. Today, 9-28 I received a bill for my new service which starts the billing as of 9-20-18 although my service will not start until Oct 4th. I am curious as to how they can bill for service not provided. I contacted the hauler, no answer, no return call, I called the AG office and was told to call the city council. I contacted the city and was told that all billing starts 9-21 even though service will not have begun yet. When questioned I was told to call hauler. Its a game with my money. +3
Ord 18-39 9/28/2018 6:51 PMAndrew Usher  Against I do not appreciate a municipal government who maintains an ordinance of this nature that is supported by my tax money (of which has gone up by 38% in 2 years) without my ability to consent to such an application. I believe in a capitalist system that allows me to choose the following: level of services, preferred service provider, ability to shop the market for competitive rates, ability to shop for a provider based on service/quality. We really liked our previous provider and the customer service they provided. What is the incentive for this conglomerate to provide the same quality of service with a monopoly? The city of Saint Paul as a government and council have no right to speak for the "betterment" of the city with so many residents uniquely opposed to the ordinance. It is my belief, as is that of 5,000+ others that this should be a vote dedicated to those who will be most impacted, the people. If the council fails to listen to its constituents, we will surely vote them out too. +4
Ord 18-39 9/5/2018 6:04 AMEric Lein (again) Against The overall cost of city-wide organized collection should be cheaper, NOT more expensive. But, the total price to be paid by consumers is up, not down. After looking at data collected and distributed by St. Paul’s Department of Public Works, one local analyst (John Genereux) calculates that approximately 73,000 affected St. Paul households will be forced to pay an excess cost of about $11.6 million per year (or more), for a total of $58 million (or more) during the city’s five-year garbage contract. Instead of benefiting from touted savings (via energy and efficiency of geography), consumers city-wide will pay MILLIONS of DOLLARS more each year. To more than a few voters, this is way beyond "frustrating." +3
Ord 18-39 8/29/2018 2:42 AMGerald Against "the leanest service option costs $9.36 per collection, or 27 cents per gallon, while the 95-gallon cart costs $7.88 per collection, or 8 cents per gallon." I'd quit recycling to get my money's worth of my 35 gallon every other week service but then you will increase the property tax ***essment for recycling due to lower volume. Please don't force us to subsidize the "wasters" by adopting this unfair pricing structure. +2
RLH AR 18-55 8/27/2018 7:39 PMSharon Anderson   Legal Notice and Declaratory Affiant is not on this list, Demand Refunds of Taxes Paid Challinging Ed Smith who must be Fired or Resign http://taxthemax.blogspot.com With 97K Votes 4 AG Sharon will Never Quit until Certain Official are brought to Justice All Propertys Taken when Taxes were Paid Major Civil Rights and Criminal Violations +1
Ord 18-39 8/13/2018 8:25 PMJon Gibney Against I've been against this whole plan ever since I heard it was being considered. I don't find any of the purported benefits of a centralized system to be at all compelling, and I am very happy with my current trash pickup service. W-3 P-12 +2
Ord 18-39 8/13/2018 4:33 PMMichael Marcotte Against I am not happy with the new trash collection plan. As a conscientious recycler and minimal trash generator I want the option to opt out and/or share containers. +2
Ord 18-39 8/13/2018 12:42 AMDebbie Against I support the idea of coordinated trash collection, but this specific plan as written should be s****ped. We generate only 1-2 gallons of trash per week for a 3 person household. Even with 35 gallon service every other week, we'll be paying for service we don't need and subsidizing big trash producers, as the pricing provides a perverse incentive. Why are we giving volume discounts to generate more waste? There is an easy fix that would make people conscious of the trash they produce and encourage them to produce less: charge by straight volume from the first gallon, no bulk discounts.  Our household does not use Christmas tree disposal, and will be subsidizing those who do. We also do not discard 3 bulky items per year. Again, there is an easy and equitable fix: consider the tree a large item, and let households choose to purchase large item disposal, either per item or per year. +3
Ord 18-39 8/6/2018 6:16 PMNora Fitzpatrick Against I am concerned and frustrated over the new requirement that each household within a 2-4 family building have a separate garbage can. We are a duplex and our family lives in both units, no tenants. Due to efforts to compost and recycle, we never fill our bin. We DO NOT NEED two bins. I was truly excited by the prospect of centralized garbage pickup and supported it . I never heard about this specific requirement and object to the lack of transparency on this very important point. Our costs of garbage pickup will increase significantly. The trucks will double their work and with two recycling bins and two garbage bins, there is the very real potential of alley obstructions because of the increased clutter. Please consider the negative impact this will have on the neighborhood and vote NO. +3
Ord 18-39 8/6/2018 3:56 PMDrew Against The City Wide Trash Collection effort is garbage -- pun intended. If this is to be so much more efficient by having less trucks, less overlapping routes, etc -- then how come my bill is doubling? I can tell you why -- the requirement to have each dwelling unit have their own bin is absurd. It encourages more waste, both physical garbage and money being ransacked from residents. Get rid of the bin per dwelling requirement at minimum. Better yet, get rid of the whole organized collection and go back to private collection. +2
Ord 18-39 8/3/2018 7:14 PMJonathan Shuster Against As a Saint Paul Homeowner for 20 years, and owner of a two-unit home, I request a NO vote to Organized Collection as planned. Especially since two-unit homes are being made to pay for 2 services ( more then doubling my monthly trash bill) when 1 receptacle already meets the needs of the residents. No options for the public to reduce costs. A terrible plan as is. excessive costs, and, as I understand the pricing, this violates some city ordinances related to Trash. Include a every other week, or a discount for less waste. Either all residential housing -including 4+ units buildings being exempted under this plan - or free choice for all property owner. +2
Ord 18-39 8/2/2018 10:25 PMLinda Barnett Against I am against not being able to share trash collection with my neighbors. Four neighbors share trash now and we never fill our container. We all recycle and do organic recycling so we have very little trash. No one should be forced to have trash collection if we don't want it. Also the cost you are charging us is outrageous. +4
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 10:14 PMTim Harwig ward 4 Against While favoring centralized pick up, I oppose the structure of the agreement requiring separate bins - and extra charges - for each household in small multi family units. It’s not reasonable to place the burden of extra maintenance and a tripling of existing rates. The City’s stayed position that this was necessities placate the desires of trash haulers is both preposterous and out of touch with the needs of its constituents. I’d rather maintain our current structure, however ridiculous, +2
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 7:38 PMKate Leisses Against I am concerned and frustrated over the new requirement that each household within a 2-4 family building have a separate garbage can. We are a triplex and have been served by a single 95 gallon can for the past 20 years. I was truly excited by the prospect of centralized garbage pickup and supported it publicly in the neighborhood. At no time did I hear about this specific requirement and worry about the lack of transparency on this very important decision. Our costs of garbage pickup with nearly triple – from $30 per month to $75 per month. Unfortunately, we can’t absorb this monthly increase and will have to p*** it on to our tenants. That’s a $25 per month / $300 per year increase for each tenant. The trucks will triple their work and the duration at the garbage station and there is the very real potential of alley obstructions because of the increased clutter. Please reconsider the negative financial impact this will have on the neighborhood residents. +2
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 2:42 PMJennie Ross Against I support the concept of organized pick-up, however I think the no-opt out and no sharing is contrary to the intent of waste reduction. I currently share with my neighbors in trash removal services, since my average trash generation is less than one grocery-size bag of trash every 2 months because I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. Your current plan will substantially increase my costs for trash disposal and, more importantly, will discourage me and others from reducing our trash volume. I ask that you consider the ‘message’ that you are sending to the public about trash generation/disposal by not providing for container sharing and/or opt-out for those who are moving towards zero-waste. Please do not adopt the ordinance as it is now, but amend it to provide accommodations for container sharing and/or opt-out. +4
Ord 18-39 8/1/2018 1:54 PMJoe Downes Against Although I support the concept of organized pick-up, I think the no-opt out, no sharing and multiple bins for duplexes doesn't make sense and is contrary to the intent of waste reduction +4
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 8:06 PMMary Erjavec Against I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 8:05 PMMary Erjavec Against I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 8:05 PMMary Erjavec Against I am opposed to the contract that you have made with the trash haulers for the new city trash hauling plan. I am close to being zero-waste, currently average one grocery-size bag of trash monthly( 8 gallons)—usually under 10 lbs/month. I reduce, reuse, recycle, donate and compost. All of the things we’ve been encouraged to do. Your plan, for every-other week will have a net cost of $22.33. : 70 gallons @ $.32/ gallon. ( my cost about $2.78 per gallon for what I discard in trash) I currently take my trash to the transfer station every several months and pay $4.00. Additionally, the costs are appallingly regressive. EOW 35 gallon $ .32/ gallon/mo (NB, truck needs 2 fewer stops each month) Weekly 35 gallon $ .18/ gallon/mo Weekly 65 gallon $ .13/ gallon/mo Weekly 95 gallons $ .095/ gallon/mo I have heard the argument about much of the cost being for the stop. Obviously that argument is based on false reasoning—the greatest costs to the hauler are +2
Ord 18-39 7/30/2018 6:30 PMJennifer Stewart Against As one who has consciously worked to reduce their "consumption" and "waste", I oppose the trash collection plan as it is currently. Over many years of increasing both my recycling and backyard composting (after participating in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood Zero Waste workshop programs and home compost collection trial), I have no need for regular trash collection service at my home. By my own efforts, I have been able to minimize my trash collection cost over many years; in fact, I've been an 'as needed pick-up customer' (by calling hauler at beginning of week) with my hauler of 21+ years. As St. Paul was exploring the possibility of organized collection across the city, I attended several neighborhood meetings and also one in a different neighborhood, just to see how the folks in another area felt about this. I liked the idea of organized collection, and I spoke up for myself and others who have worked to minimize their trash output and who need very few annual trash pick-ups. +2
Ord 18-39 7/27/2018 10:48 PMAlisa Lein Against Please vote NO on this ordinance. Not allowing multifamily units to share a cart(s) is unreasonable. No allowing residents who actively work to lower waste pay more per gallon to dispose of their waste is unreasonable. No allowing zero waste residents to opt out of a monthly trash bill is unreasonable. Many fine details were missed in the 5 year contract between the City and the Haulers. Please vote no on this ordinance and re-negotiate a better contract for all stakeholders. Have the organized trash program be a successful and positive rollout for St. Paul, not a "let's roll it out and fix all of the problems later". +2
Ord 18-39 7/27/2018 1:31 PMDaniel Brown Against This City of Saint Paul Ordinance will double, triple, or even quadruple garbage collection costs for multi-family dwellings (rentals and condominiums). I have lived in my duplex for 25 years and have managed very well with one large garbage can that I share with my tenants. This arrangement has always been efficient and effective. This ordinance will now require me to have two cans, effectively doubling the cost of garbage collection. This ordinance will also litter our alleyways with unneeded garbage cans, drive up rental rates across the city and force thousands of St. Paul residents to pay for garbage cans they do not need or want. +3
Ord 18-39 7/14/2018 5:46 PMPeter Butler Against The new trash program is giving haulers a $2-$3 million-dollar yearly windfall by requiring residents who currently share to have their own service and for landlord to provide each rental unit its own cart. The Council is putting the haulers' interest first, supposedly in the name of helping small family businesses. Only one of the city's 11 licensed haulers is a family business LOCATED in St. Paul. The other small haulers are located in Hugo, West St. Paul, Mendota Hts, Inver Grove Heights, Newport and Forest Lake. Residents first! +4
Ord 18-39 7/12/2018 10:08 PMEric Lein Against REGARDING "Skyrocketing Rents" --- Please note that St. Paul's new "NO SHARING" trash contract (negotiated with almost zero public transparency and little or no opportunity for public input) will raise rents by $15 to $20 PER MONTH per apartment for more than a few tenants in 2-, 3-, and 4-unit buildings. This time, it is NOT the landlords' fault. Local politicians, bureaucrats and little-guy trash haulers are 100-percent responsible for mandating this unreasonable increase. PLEASE DO NOT ADOPT THIS ORDINANCE AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN. PLEASE ALLOW "SHARING" OF CARTS AND GIVE SIGNIFICANT CREDIT FOR "ZERO WASTERS" WHO GENERATE LITTLE OR NO TRASH. +4