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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 9/5/2018 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Budget Amendment Public Hearings and Legislative Hearing Items at 3:30 p.m. Public Hearings at 5:30 p.m.
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RES 18-1436 11241 George Street West Planning Commission Appeal MemorializationResolutionMemorializing a City Council decision regarding an appeal of a Planning Commission decision to revoke a conditional use permit for a bed and breakfast residence at 241 George Street West.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1460 12246-258 Snelling Avenue South Planning Commission Appeal MemorializationResolutionMemorializing the City Council's decision upholding the Planning Commission's decision to grant a conditional use permit to allow certain heights on a new mixed use building at 246-258 Snelling Avenue South.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1423 13Ward 3 Precinct 12 2018 Polling Location changeResolutionApproving the polling location change for Ward 3, Precinct 12 for the November 6, 2018 general election.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1468 14Hwa Jeong Kim appointmentResolutionApproving the appointment of Hwa Jeong Kim as the Legislative Aide in Ward 5.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1389 15Setting Date of Hearing-Woodlawn/Jefferson area paving and lightingResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessments for the Woodlawn/Jefferson area paving and lighting project constructed as part of the 2018 St. Paul Street Paving Program (SPS). (File No. 19208, Assessment No. 185200)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1387 16Setting Date of Hearing-Como Ave. from Commonwealth to Brompton Paving and LightingResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessments for the Como Avenue from Commonwealth to Brompton paving and lighting project constructed as part of the 2018 St. Paul Street Paving Program (SPS). (File No. 19205, Assessment No. 185201)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1388 17Setting Date of Hearing-Wheelock Pkwy from Danforth to Western paving and lightingResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessments for the Wheelock Parkway from Danforth to Arlington paving and lighting project constructed as part of the 2018 St. Paul Street Paving Program (SPS). (File No. 19230, Assessment No. 185202)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1370 18Lead Water Replacement April to June 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Property during April to June 2018, and setting date of City Council public hearing for October 3, 2018 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 1804LDSRP, Assessment No. 184003)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1371 19Sanitary Sewer Replacement April to June 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during April to June 2018, and setting date of City Council public hearing for October 3, 2018 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. SWRP1805, Assessment No. 183004)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1407 110Boarding and/or Securing June 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Boarding and/or Securing services during June 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1901B, Assessment No. 198100)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1408 111Vacant Bldg Reg January 10 to June 21, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during January 10 to June 21, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB1901, Assessment No. 198800)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1409 112Vacant Bldg Reg at 251 Dayton AveResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fee billed October 12, 2017 at 251 Dayton Avenue, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessment. (File No. VB1902, Assessment No. 198801)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1410 113Demolition May to June 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Demolition services from May to June 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1901C, Assessment No. 192000)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1411 114Demolition (C.D.B.G.) May to August 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Demolition services from May to August 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1902C, Assessment No. 192001)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1412 115Fire Certificate of Occupancy April 10 to May 13, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during April 10 to May 13, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT1901, Assessment No. 198200)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1413 116Trash Hauling June 6 to 26, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Trash Hauling services during June 6 to 26, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1901G, Assessment No. 198700)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1414 117Excessive/Abatement Service April 23 to May 21, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services during April 23 to May 21, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1901E, Assessment No. 198300)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1416 118Graffiti Removal June 20 to July 17, 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during June 20 to July 17, 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 2, 2018 and City Council public hearing for January 9, 2019 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J1901P, Assessment No. 198400)   Not available Not available
RES 18-1473 119Jessica Kingston Settlement AgreementResolutionApproving the settlement agreement and release between the City of Saint Paul and Jessica Kingston and her attorney Adrianna Shannon.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1393 1202018-2020 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 1212018-2020 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 18-1415 122Library Tech ManagerResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for the new classification of Library Technology Manager in Grade 020, EG 09, SPSO.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1455 123Accepting the gift of $500 for travel expenses related to the Prosperity Now Summit from Prosperity Now, for Kaohly Her, Mayor Carter’s Policy Director, to speak as a panelist at the Summit.ResolutionAccepting the gift of $500 for travel expenses related to the Prosperity Now Summit from Prosperity Now, for Kaohly Her, Mayor Carter’s Policy Director, to speak as a panelist at the Summit.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1431 124Midway Peace Park Outdoor Rec Grant Application Midway Peace Park Grant ApplicationResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Land and Water Conservation Fund FY 2018 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program grant in the amount of $250,000 for the Midway Peace Park project, and if approved, accept the grant, and enter into agreements with the MN DNR as are necessary to accept the funding, which may include an indemnification clause.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1459 225Approving Year-Round STAR for Linwood Recreation Center security camerasResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the St. Paul Parks and Recreation partnering with the Summit Hill District Council for security cameras at Linwood Recreation Center.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1435 126Highland Park Disc Golf Course Renovation and Expansion ProjectResolutionApproving the use of funds through the Ward 3 Year-Round STAR Program for Highland Park Disc Golf Course Renovation and Expansion Project.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1467 127Washington DC - Smithsonian TripResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to travel with seven community members to visit the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture and the Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1088 128MnDot Cooperative Agreement No. 1031272 for work on TH 51 (Snelling)ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into Cooperative Agreement No.1031272 with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for improvements on Trunk Highway 51 (Snelling).   Not available Not available
RES 18-1461 129Gazta And Enhancements LLC - Liquor license approvalsResolutionApproving a waiver of the 45-day notice requirement to issue Liquor On Sale 100 seats or less and Liquor On Sale-Sunday licenses with conditions to Gazta And Enhancements, LLC, d/b/a Gazta And Enhancements, LLC (License ID #20180002846) at 928 - 7th Street West, #106.   Not available Not available
RES 18-1379 130 ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into an agreement with the City of Minneapolis that includes an indemnification clause.   Not available Not available
RES PH 18-204 131MC Auto Repair & Tire Services - Imposition of $500.00 matrix penaltyResolution-Public HearingApproving adverse action against the Auto Repair Garage and Second-Hand Dealer-Motor Vehicle licenses held by Bee Lee & Tou Yang, d/b/a MC Auto Repair & Tire Services at 1202 Dale Street North. (Public hearing held August 1; laid over from September 5)   Not available Video Video
RES 18-1386 1 Resolution September 2018 Hunger Awareness MonthResolutionExpressing the commitment of the Saint Paul City Council to raise awareness about the need to combat hunger in every part of our city.   Not available Not available
Ord 18-39 332Chapter 220 version 2OrdinanceCreating Chapter 220 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code regulating coordinated collection of certain residential trash.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-47 133623-629 Whitall rezoningOrdinanceGranting the application of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to rezone the property at 623 and 629 Whitall Street from RT2 Townhouse to T2 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-48 134KBD Investments rezoningOrdinanceGranting the application of KBD Investments to rezone property at 877 White Bear Avenue North from OS Office Service to B2 Community Business, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 18-49 135West Marshall Avenue Zoning StudyOrdinanceAmending the zoning map as recommended in the West Marshall Avenue Zoning Study.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-253 136 Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Office of Financial Services to apply for and accept the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency grant.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-255 137Como Friends Donation 2018-3Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Parks and Recreation in the amount of $91,000 to reflect additional 2018 funding expected from Como Friends.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-247 138US Department of Justice 2017 JAGResolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to accept the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant and amend the 2018 budget for these grant funds.   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 18-52 244889 Euclid StreetResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Ken Hamblin to a Summary Abatement Order at 889 EUCLID STREET.   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 18-39 2452025 Fairmount AvenueResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Elizabeth G. Burr to a Summary Abatement Order at 2025 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE.   Not available Video Video
RLH CO 18-30 250774 Jenks Ave.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Rory Jones to a Correction Notice at 774 JENKS AVENUE.   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 18-53 2521094 Marion St.Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Kenneth Rowe to a Summary Abatement Order at 1094 MARION STREET.   Not available Video Video
RLH FCO 18-130 2602610 University Ave. W.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Vicki Karr, Property Manager, to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 2610 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST.   Not available Video Video
RLH VO 18-42 2391365 Arkwright St.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Angelina Reese to a Correction Notice - Re-Inspection Complaint, including Condemnation of Unit 203 at 1365 ARKWRIGHT STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-49 240287 Avon Street N.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Scott Endres to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 287 AVON STREET NORTH.   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-139 241330 Burgess St.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Andy Jadoo to a Correction Notice - Re-Inspection Complaint at 330 BURGESS STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-53 242733 Case AvenueResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Kaxiong Moua to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 733 CASE AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 18-131 243690 Cleveland Ave. S.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Joe Fine/Bob Fine to a Correction Notice - Re-Inspection Complaint at 690 CLEVELAND AVENUE SOUTH.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-35 246701 Geranium Ave. E.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Jacob Laliberte to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 701 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH RR 17-19 547412 Goodrich Ave Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 412 GOODRICH AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the July 19, 2017 City Council public hearing. (Public hearing continued from March 21) (To be referred to Legislative Hearing on October 23)   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 18-51 248652 Hall Ave.Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Michael/Lily Schultz to a Summary Abatement Order at 652 HALL AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-34 249408 Hazelwood StreetResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Daryl Smoliak to a Notice of Condemnation as Unfit for Human Habitation and Order to Vacate at 408 HAZELWOOD STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-48 25164 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 18-33 253947 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 RR 18-31 254Remove/Repair 737 Orange Ave EResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the razing and removal of the structures at 737 ORANGE AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the September 5, 2018 City Council public hearing.   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 18-47 255945 Osceola Ave.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Laura Narayan to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 945 OSCEOLA AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH RR 18-32 256Remove/Repair 522-524 Otis AveResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 522-524 OTIS AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the September 5, 2018 City Council public hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)   Not available Not available
RLH SAO 18-41 457386 Rose Avenue EastResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Juliana Winner and Sei Ko to a Summary Abatement Order at 386 ROSE AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH RR 18-33 258Public Hearings Remove/Repair 1757 Sheridan AveResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1757 SHERIDAN AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the September 5, 2018, City Council public hearing.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-40 259559 Smithi Ave. S.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Jason Martinetto to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 559 SMITH AVENUE SOUTH.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 18-39 261953 Westminster StreetResolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Robert F. Bauman, on behalf of Brenndon R. Lebert, to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 953 WESTMINSTER STREET.   Not available Not available
Ord 18-45 1622239 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
Ord 18-43 163Salvation ArmyOrdinanceGranting the application of The Salvation Army to rezone the property at 618-626 Lawson Avenue East from RT1 Two-Family Residential to B2 Community Business, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-252 164Prosperity Avenue - Vac File No. 05-2018Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to vacate a portion of Prosperity Avenue adjacent to HRA-owned property in Phalen Village.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-264 165SLV Beats in Boyd - PH 9-5-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of B Horst Productions for a sound level variance to present amplified music for the Beats in Boyd concert series on Fridays, September 7, September 14 and September 21, 2018 in Boyd Park. (Note: modified time schedule from original variance request granted by Council on August 15, 2018)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-257 166SLV MN Wild Breakaway Run - PH 9-5-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Flannel Athletics for a sound level variance to present amplified music and announcements for the Minnesota Wild Breakaway Run at 199 Kellogg Boulevard West on Saturday, September 15, 2018.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-262 167SLV Waldmann Oktoberfest - PH 9-5-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Tom Schroeder, Waldmann, for a sound level variance to present amplified music on Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 during the Waldmann Oktoberfest.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-258 168SLV Dual Citizen Block Party - PH 9-5-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Dual Citizen Brewery for a sound level variance to present live, amplified music on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in the parking lot south of 725 Raymond Avenue for the Dual Citizen Block Party.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-256 169SLV Out of the Darkness Walk - PH 9-5-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a sound level variance to present announcements and amplified music on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Como Park Pavilion for the Out of the Darkness Walk.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-263 170SLV Insituform Orange Ave Project - PH 9-5-18Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Insituform for a sound level variance to allow for a cure-in-place sewer liner project on Orange Avenue West between Virginia Street and Farrington Street for a single overnight process between October 1 and December 31, 2018.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-259 171Dollar Plus - ALJ Report public hearingResolution-Public HearingConsidering and adopting adverse licensing action against the Cigarette/Tobacco license held by Dollar Plus Inc., d/b/a Dollar Plus at 560 University Avenue West. (Public hearing continued from September 5)   Not available Video Video
ABZA 18-5 172Jean Schroepfer 1185 Dayton AvenueAppeal-BZAPublic hearing to consider the appeal of Jean Schroepfer to a decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals denying variances to allow the conversion of a single family dwelling into a duplex at 1185 Dayton Avenue. (Public hearing continued from September 5)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-246 173Summit Center for Arts and InnovationResolution-Public HearingGranting the application of Summit Center for Arts and Innovation for a historic use variance at 1524 Summit Avenue. (Public hearing held September 5)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 18-261 174Prior Avenue Bike LanesResolution-Public HearingApproving safety improvements to the bicycle lanes on Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue.   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 18-49 10/11/2018 8:58 PMBen Ashley-Wurtmann For While I am sorry to see any downzoning aong Marshall, I do applaud CM Nelson’s amendment. Preserving opportunities for transit oriented growth along the vital 21/53 bus route is a must do thing for St Paul. We recently received news that the world will see deadly and irreversible climate change in a decade. The least we can do for those who would like to live longer than 12 more years is to better promote places where it’s easy to be car free to live, work and play. +3 -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
RES 18-1414 9/6/2018 7:38 PMSt. Paul Against Legal Notice Constitutional Challenge of Excessive Consumption via Stalker DSI Ed Smith his Boss Steve Magner similar to USSC10-1032 VS. Gallagher http://taxthemax.blogspot.com RICO Act. singling out SharonAnderson Loyal Donald Trump Supporter Exposing Sharia Law http://sharon4mnag.blogspot.com +1
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
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