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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/16/2019 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Public Hearings at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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AO 19-55 11 Administrative OrderAmending the Neighborhood STAR activity budget establishing four new account codes and combining Minnesota Children’s Museum into one account. Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 19-1655 12Property Clean Up August 1 to 14, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during August 1 to 14, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for November 19, 2019 and City Council public hearing for January 22, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2005A, Assessment No. 208504)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1656 13Property Clean Up August 15 to 30, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during August 15 to 30, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for November 19, 2019 and City Council public hearing for January 22, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2006A, Assessment No. 208505)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1709 14Setting Date of Hearing - 2019 SMSP for Sweeping and LightingResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program for sweeping and lighting. (File No. 2019SMSP, Assessment No. 190025)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1718 152019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice (JAG) GrantResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to accept a grant in the amount of $241,145 from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1719 16Compliance Series Rates of PayResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Compliance Specialist, Compliance Coordinator, and Senior Compliance Coordinator in Grades 008, 012, and 016, respectively of EG 06, PEA Salary Schedule.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1727 17Labor Standards Investigator Series Rate of PayResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Labor Standards Investigator I, Labor Standards Investigator II, and Labor Standards Investigator III in Grades 008, 012, and 016, respectively of EG 06, PEA Salary Schedule.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1814 18MOA Establishing 2020 Health Insurance and VEBA Contribution RatesResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of the 2020 health insurance contribution rates and VEBA contribution rates.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 19-1732 19 ResolutionAccepting the gift of the costs of travel expenses from Race Forward for the Saint Paul Chief Equity Officer Toni Newborn to attend the Results for America Summit in Washington D.C. from October 4 to October 5, 2019.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1737 110Accepting the gift of travel expenses from The Aspen Institute for Mayor Melvin Carter to attend the summit “CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges” in Washington, D.C. on October 26-29, 2019.ResolutionAccepting the gift of travel expenses from The Aspen Institute for Mayor Melvin Carter to attend “CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges” in Washington, D.C. on October 26-29, 2019.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1681 111Changsha China Delegate Travel GiftResolutionAccepting a gift of $4,000 from the Katherine B. Anderson Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation to help finance travel expenses of a Department of Parks and Recreation delegate to Changsa, China, to participate in design charettes with Chinese Artisans to determine future project phases for Phalen Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1785 112Polar Bears InternationalResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, to accept funding from Polar Bears International for travel expenses for Senior Zookeeper to present and moderate at Polar Bear Workshop, November 4-7, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1716 113Dept of Health-Arthritis Grant FundsResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for grant funds of $10,000 from the Minnesota Department of Health and, if awarded, accept and enter into a grant agreement.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1725 114Rivoli Bluff final platResolutionGranting Final Plat approval for Rivoli Bluff.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1788 115Fall 2019 LCDA Pre-Development Application to Met CouncilResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account Pre-Development Grants for Little Saigon Plaza (365 University Avenue).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1789 116Fall 2019 TBRA Brownfield Grant Applications to Met CouncilResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to the Metropolitan Council for Tax Base Revitalization Grants for projects at 605 and 617 Stryker Avenue, 380 Randolph Avenue, 750 Milton Avenue, and 1222 University Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1790 117Fall 2019 Brownfield Grant Applications to DEEDResolutionApproving the applications by the Department of Planning and Economic Development to the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for Contamination Cleanup Grants at 605 and 617 Stryker Avenue, 380 Randolph Avenue, and 750 Milton Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1791 118 ResolutionApproving a waiver of the 45-day notice requirement to issue Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio) licenses with conditions to Bing Concepts LLC, d/b/a Hope Breakfast Bar (License ID #20190002510) at 1 Leech Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-1730 119 ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco License held by High 5 Inc., d/b/a SNAP Market (License ID #20190001517) at 957 Rice Street.Withdrawn  Action details Not available
RES 19-1820 120Domestic Violence Awareness MonthResolutionDeclaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-63 121Joseph and Nancy Schumacher Rezoning 330 Prior Avenue NorthOrdinanceGranting the application of Joseph and Nancy Schumacher to rezone property at 330 Prior Avenue North from OS Office Service to RT1 Residential, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 19-67 122 OrdinanceAmending section 220.05 of the Legislative Code to set rates for base level garbage service to be effective January 1, 2020.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 19-68 123 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 88 of the Legislative Code pertaining to water code meters by removing Section 88.10(g) in its entirety.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-348 124HOME activities budgets to include 2019 spending planResolution-Public HearingAmending the HOME general ledger budget to reflect the actual 2019 grant award of $1,748,058.00 plus program income use of $1,002,341.87 and amend HOME activities budgets to include the 2019 spending plan.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-346 125SLV - MNUFC Playoff's - 1st Round - PH 10-16-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for a sound level variance for amplified music during the MN United FC - MLS Playoff Game on October 20, 2019 at 400 Snelling Avenue North.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-353 126SLV - St. Thomas vs St. John's Game - PH 10-16-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for a sound level variance for DJ Booth amplified music during the St. Thomas vs. St. John’s Football Game on October 19, 2019 at 400 Snelling Avenue North.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-347 127SLV - PW Sewer Project - PH 10-16-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the Public Works Department for a sound level variance for sanitary tunnel cleaning projects at seven locations (428 Mississippi River Blvd. S.; 356 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on Jefferson; 270 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on the Blvd.; 186 Mississippi River Blvd. S. located on Princeton; 2260 Summit Ave. located on the bike path on Mississippi River Blvd S; 2260 Summit Ave. located on the Blvd.; 145 Otis Ave.) beginning November 4, 2019 through April 30, 2020.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH CO 19-13 251755 W. Minnehaha Ave.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Elsie Mayard to a Correction Notice, which includes lack of electricity, at 755 MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 19-66 261982 Woodbridge St.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Chao Yang to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 982 WOODBRIDGE STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 19-792 1281131 ALBEMARLE STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1131 ALBEMARLE STREET (File No. CRT1911, Assessment No. 198212) (Legislative Hearing on October 15)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-576 329488 AURORA AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 488 AURORA AVENUE. (File No. J1904A, Assessment No. 198503; amended to File No J1904A2, Assessment No. 198533) (Public hearing continued from January 16)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-798 130560 Aurora AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council Files No. RLH AR 19-85 to delete the assessment for Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during January to March 2019 at 560 AURORA AVENUE. (File No. CG1902C2, Assessment No. 190110)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-799 131560 Aurora AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council Files No. RLH AR 19-65 to delete the assessment for Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2018 at 560 AURORA AVENUE. (File No. CG1901E4, Assessment No. 190070)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-781 132622 Bush AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during September 27, 2018 to March 21, 2019 at 622 BUSH AVENUE. (File No. VB1911, Assessment No. 198822)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-548 3331737 Carroll AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1737 CARROLL AVENUE. (File No. J1901A, Assessment No. 198500; amended to File No. J1901A1, Assessment No. 198514) (Public hearing continued from January 2)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-310 334246 CHARLES AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 246 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J1908E, Assessment No. 198312; amended to File No. J1908E2, Assessment No. 198320) (Public hearing continued from June 19)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-552 335974 Conway StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 974 CONWAY STREET. (File No. J1902A, Assessment No. 198501; amended to File No. J1902A1, Assessment No. 198517) (Public hearing continued from January 2)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-320 33655 Cook Avenue WResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 55 COOK AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1908E, Assessment No. 198312; amended to File No. J1908E2, Assessment No. 198320) (Public hearing continued from June 19)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-71 3371049 EDMUND AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1049 EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. J1912A, Assessment No. 198511; amended to File No. J1912A2, Assessment No. 198554) (Public hearing continued from April 3)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-579 3381431 Edmund AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1431 EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. J1904A, Assessment No. 198503; amended to File No. J1904A2, Assessment No. 198533) (Public hearing continued from January 16)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-404 3391180 FOREST STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1180 FOREST STREET. (File No. J1917A, Assessment No. 198535; amended to File No. J1917A2, Assessment No. 198566) (Public hearing continued from July 10)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH OA 19-8 2401093 4th St. E.Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeAppeal of Charles McCarty to a Code Compliance Report at 1093 FOURTH STREET EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-589 341887 Geranium Avenue EastResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 887 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1903A, Assessment No. 198502; amended to File No. J1903A2, Assessment No. 198531) (Public hearing continued from January 16)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-319 3421396 Grand AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1396 GRAND AVENUE. (File No. J1908E, Assessment No. 198312; amended to File No. J1908E2, Assessment No. 198320) (Public hearing continued from June 19)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH SAO 19-47 343Making finding 1122 Jackson StResolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1122 JACKSON STREET in Council File RLH SAO 19-44.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-732 244308 Lawson Avenue WestResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 308 LAWSON AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1911E2, Assessment No. 198326)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-340 345865 Lawson Avenue EastResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 865 LAWSON AVENUE EAST. (File No. J1908E, Assessment No. 198312; amended to File No. J1908E2, Assessment No. 198320) (Public hearing continued from June 19)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-587 3461922 LINCOLN AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1922 LINCOLN AVENUE. (File No. J1903A, Assessment No. 198502; amended to File No. J1903A2, Assessment No. 198531) (Public hearing continued from January 16)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 19-71 2471235 Margaret StreetResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Laura Jelinek o/b/o Tomeka Miller to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 1235 MARGARET STREET (Legislative Hearing on October 15, 2019)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 19-72 2481235 Margaret StreetResolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Doug Turner, on behalf of Travis Senenfelder dba 1235 Margaret Street LLC, to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 1235 MARGARET STREET. (Legislative Hearing on October 15, 2019)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-337 349147 MARIA AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 147 MARIA AVENUE. (File No. J1917A, Assessment No. 198535; amended to File No. J1917A2, Assessment No. 198566) (Public hearing continued from July 10)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-584 3501083 Marion StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1083 MARION STREET. (File No. J1903A, Assessment No. 198502; amended to File No. J1903A2, Assessment No. 198531) (Public hearing continued from January 16)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-376 352652 Oakdale AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 652 OAKDALE AVENUE. (File No. J1917A, Assessment No. 198535; amended to File No. J1917A, Assessment No. 198566) (Public hearing continued from July 10)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH VO 19-40 253707 Preble St.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Carolyn Brown to a Notice of Condemnation Unfit for Human Habitation Order to Vacate at 707 PREBLE STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-592 354670 Robert StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 670 ROBERT STREET NORTH. (File No. J1903A, Assessment No. 198502; amended to File No. J1903A2, Assessment No. 198531) (Public hearing continued from January 2)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-292 355693 SIMON AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 693 SIMON AVENUE. (File No. J1915A, Assessment No. 198529; amended to File No. J1915A1, Assessment No. 198564) (Public hearing continued from June 5)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 19-61 256699 Smith Ave. S.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Christine Hyrkas, on behalf of Shirley Johnson, to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 699 SMITH AVENUE SOUTH.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-260 3571981 ThirdResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1981 THIRD STREET EAST. (File No. CG1901D2, Assessment No. 190064; amended to File No. CG1901D2-1, Assessment No. 190083, and to delete the assessment) (Public hearing continued from June 12)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH FCO 19-93 2582147 University Avenue WestResolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Tory Christensen, University Buildings LLC, to a Fire Certificate Correction Notice at 2147 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 18-594 3591067 Van Dyke StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1067 VAN DYKE STREET. (File No. J1904A, Assessment No. 198503; amended to File No. J1904A2, Assessment No. 198533) (Public hearing continued from January 16) (Amend to delete)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-412 360930 Woodbridge StResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 930 WOODBRIDGE STREET. (File No. J1917A, Assessment No. 198535; amended to File No. J19172, Assessment No. 198566) (Public hearing continued from July 10)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Not available
RES PH 19-337 162 Resolution-Public HearingApproving adverse action against the Auto Body Repair Shop and Auto Repair Garage License held by SKD Auto Tek LLC, d/b/a SKD Auto Tek (License ID # 20170002848) at 80 Cottage Avenue West. (Public hearing continued from October 16)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-62 163 OrdinanceAmending sections 373.01 and 373.08 of the Legislative Code pertaining to transportation network company (TNC) definitions to include rented or leased vehicles and allow automobile rental companies to make rental vehicles available to TNC endorsed drivers.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-57 264 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 324 of the Legislative Code to raise the age of persons allowed to purchase tobacco and tobacco related devices and products from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21).Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-59 165Stryker Avenue Zoning StudyOrdinanceAmending the zoning map as recommended in the Stryker Avenue Zoning Study.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
ABZA 19-5 1661946 Wellesley Ave. Dorian P. NelsonAppeal-BZAPublic hearing to consider Dorian P. Nelson's appeal of a decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) denying variances of the sidewall articulation and the maximum building height requirements in order to construct a two-story addition to an existing single-family dwelling at 1946 Wellesley Avenue.GrantedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-61 167Local control of speed limitsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 152 of the Legislative Code permitting the City Engineer to set speed limits on roads under the City’s jurisdiction.Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-351 168Johnson Pkwy Trail Intersection Safety ImprovementsResolution-Public HearingApproving intersection safety improvements for the Johnson Parkway Regional Trail.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-299 169Sanitary Sewer Replacement April to June 2019Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Properties during April to June 2019. (File No. SWRP1904, Assessment No. 193003)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-303 170Ratifying Asmt-Jackson Street from 11th to University Street Project SPSResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for Improvements on Jackson Street from 11th to University. (File No. 19203, Assessment No. 175205)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-301 171Ratifying Asmt-7th Place Mall Operation and Maintenance (2018)Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for benefits, costs, and expenses for the Seventh Place Mall operation and maintenance costs for 2018. (File No. 18428-19, Assessment No. 197200)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-302 172Final Order-7th Place Mall Operation and Maintenance (2019)Resolution-Public HearingFinal Order approving the Seventh Place Mall operation and maintenance for 2019. (File No. 18428-20, Assessment No. 207200)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 19-338 173WSCO Public ArtResolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the West Side Community Organization for the installation of public art in the public right-of-way on the pedestrian bridge over Robert Street for a 15-year period.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
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Ord 19-67 11/13/2019 10:49 AMEric Lein Against Forcing unwilling customers to pay private trash haulers for unnecessary empty trash carts does NOT align with the rate-setting requirements set forth in MN Stat Chapter 443. Michael Kuchta's method (Steps 1,2,3,4,5,6) will come closer to complying with (1) MN Statute 443.29: "The rates for rubbish disposal shall be a charge against the premises from which rubbish is collected..." AND (2) MN Stat 443.28: "...Such rates shall be as nearly as possible just and reasonable, taking into account the character, kind, and quality of service, of rubbish and method of disposition, the number of people served at each place of collection, and all other factors that enter into cost of service..." +2
Ord 19-67 11/13/2019 10:27 AMEric Lein Against I am AGAINST the price structure proposed in ORD 19-67 as of 11/06/2019. Although not perfect, PLEASE GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION to the ideas submitted on this web page by MICHAEL KUCHTA (Parts 1,2,3,4,5,6). >>> "This proposal relies on the same principle we use in the everyday world when we ask for separate checks at a restaurant: Everyone pays for what they individually consume. With trash, low-use households generate only one-fifth as much as high-use households, so they should pay one-fifth the cost. Simple. Further, the fair share proposal encourages households to reduce waste because it significantly reduces their individual costs when they do. This approach is common sense, fair, easy to understand, and easy to implement." //// "This approach meets the contractual requirement that costs be 'based on ... the actual average tonnages collected per gallon per household in the prior 12 months.'” //// "The rates still generate $24,588,636 in revenue." +2
Ord 19-67 11/10/2019 1:32 AMRon Quido   Accept the haulers' offer to continue with the current rates for six months. The haulers' lawyer was obviously signalling that the consortium will legally challenge the City's adoption of this ordinance's proposed rates. Most voters approve of the current system so why drag this issue out now?
Ord 19-67 11/9/2019 8:10 AMSharon4Anderson   To: Young, Susan (CI-StPaul) Cc: dschleck@messerlikramer.com; Tierney, Rachel (CI-StPaul) ; Swanson, Christopher (CI-StPaul) Subject: Confirmation of Phone Call Think Before You Click: This email originated outside our organization. Susan, I wanted to send you an email confirming the information you shared with me this morning as our connection was poor. You mentioned that you gave Jim from the Star Tribune my phone number as it is Public Record and that he will be calling me as I am the Chief Manager of the Consortium. The reason the Star Tribune is calling the Consortium is to inquire and gather information as to the contribution to the YES movement. This inquiry was directed to Messerli/Kramer, Counsel for the Consortium for contributing $1,000.00 and Republic Services, a Consortium Member contributing $28,000.00. You mentioned also that the Star Tribune called Republic Services and R
Ord 19-67 11/9/2019 7:52 AMSharonScarrellaAnderson Against Affiant outrage that apparantly Republic Trash contributed $28,000.00 Lawyer Dan Schxxx $1,000 to the Yes Vote, further Citys Amended Contract without Negotitaions with Haulers,Counsel Lawyer Rachael Tierney sat Silenced, Sharon has Standing Forensic Files also at http://sharonsfreedomlawschool.blogspot.com City is NOT Math Accurate.or Consumer Protections -1
Ord 19-67 11/6/2019 3:28 PMMichael Kuchta Against Part 6: This approach meets the contractual requirement that costs be “based on ... the actual average tonnages collected per gallon per household in the prior 12 months.” If you divide those results by the total households in each service level, you get more equitable individual pricing, yet the rates still generate $24,588,636 in revenue. Here’s what every level would pay under this fair share proposal: • 35-gallon cart, every other week: $7.97 per month / $95.65 per year • 35-gallon cart, weekly: $15.94 / $191.31 • 65-gallon cart, weekly: $29.61 / $355.28 • 95-gallon cart, weekly: $43.27 / $519.26 If you compare these costs with current, 2019 rates, every service level gets a price cut except the highest users. The differences: • 35-gallon cart, every other week: Price cut of $147.71 per year / $12.31 per month • 35-gallon cart, weekly: Price cut of $89.97 / $7.50 • 65-gallon cart, weekly: Price cut of $28.96 / $2.41 • 95-gallon cart, weekly: Price increase of $109.46 / $9.12 +2
Ord 19-67 11/6/2019 3:27 PMMichael Kuchta Against Part 5: Step Four: Because we know how many households are in each service level, and the rates that Ordinance 19-67 sets for each level, we can calculate how much revenue coordinated collection needs to generate from monthly fees. The total: $24,588,636. Step Five: Combining all this information, we now know enough to overhaul rates so each level of service pays its fair share. As we saw in Step Three, the highest-use households -- those with a 95-gallon cart -- generate 42.5% of the total annual trash. So, they should contribute 42.5% of the cost. (Under Ordinance 19-67, high-use households actually would pay only 32.5% of the costs. This locks in the current imbalance that forces low-use households to continue subsidizing high-use households.) To make sure households pay based on their usage, we multiply the revenue the city needs ($24.6 million) by the percentage of trash each level generates. +2
Ord 19-67 11/6/2019 3:26 PMMichael Kuchta Against Part 4: Step Two: The city also knows how many households subscribe to which level of service: • 35-gallon cart emptied every other week: 5,074 • 35-gallon cart emptied weekly: 17,606 • 65-gallon cart emptied weekly: 28,912 • 95-gallon cart emptied weekly: 20,150 With this information, we can get a rough idea of how much total trash households generate at each level. For example, at the 95-gallon level, we multiply 20,150 households by an annual capacity of 4,940 gallons (52 weeks, 95 gallons each week). The math shows these households have the capacity to generate 99,541,000 gallons of trash a year. Combined, all 71,742 households generate nearly 234 million gallons of trash a year. Step Three: With those numbers, we can calculate what percentage of trash each level of service has the capacity to generate: • 35-gallon cart, every other week: 2% • 35-gallon cart, weekly: 13.7% • 65-gallon cart, weekly: 41.8% • 95-gallon cart, weekly: 42.5% +2
Ord 19-67 11/6/2019 3:25 PMMichael Kuchta Against Part 3: The fair share proposal outlined below makes real change. Based on real-world data (as required by the contract), this proposal cuts rates by 60 percent for the lowest users, while raising rates by about $9 a month for the highest users. This proposal relies on the same principle we use in the everyday world when we ask for separate checks at a restaurant: Everyone pays for what they individually consume. With trash, low-use households generate only one-fifth as much as high-use households, so they should pay one-fifth the cost. Simple. Further, the fair share proposal encourages households to reduce waste because it significantly reduces their individual costs when they do. This approach is common sense, fair, easy to understand, and easy to implement. It’s five easy steps. Step One: Start with the basics. The city has four levels of residential trash service. Based on cart size and how often trash is picked up, we know the volume of trash that each level of service generates +2
Ord 19-67 11/6/2019 3:24 PMMichael Kuchta Against Part 2: This presents a great opportunity for the Council to overhaul pricing, to be responsive to city residents, to cut trash fees for more than 70 percent of households, to allow households to pay their fair share based on how much trash they actually generate, and still produce the revenue needed to support coordinated collection. Unfortunately, Ordinance 19-67, as written, does not do that. The current draft is a lost opportunity. It makes only incremental changes, reducing rates across the board by about $1 a month. That approach perpetuates the perverse incentives and inequities that now exist. I do not profess to understand all the intricacies of the 52-page contract. But it seems the language in Section 3.1.5 allows the city much more discretion in how it adjusts rates than the approach being taken in Ordinance 19-67. Even the haulers consortium, in a letter to the city dated Sept. 30, says “pricing under the OTC contract is not strictly formulaic.” +2
Ord 19-67 11/6/2019 3:24 PMMichael Kuchta Against Part 1: I will be working the evening of Nov. 6 and unable to attend the public hearing in person to testify on the 2020 trash rates proposed in Ordinance 19-67. But I’d encourage you to modify the ordinance, relying on the approach described below. During the public debate leading to the Nov. 5 referendum, there was one thing people on the “yes” and “no” sides both seemed to agree on: The contract could be better. One of the most common criticisms? Pricing. Current pricing encourages waste instead of encouraging waste reduction. Under current prices, households that generate the least trash subsidize households that generate the most trash. As you know, the contract with haulers does allow price adjustments every year. In fact, some would say the contract mandates adjustments. +3
Ord 19-67 10/21/2019 11:09 AMSharonAndersonakaScarrella Against DFL Mob Rule Issue Trash having own Haulers is Similar to Having your own Doctor http://freedom-4you.blogspot.com Major Anti Trust Isues Taxes MN Const.Art.X Levied Equitably
Ord 19-67 10/20/2019 3:10 AMCandidateSharonAnderson Against Just What are you amyB are you amending If it aint broke don't fix or amend.Sec. 220.05. - Base level service and additional service options. What Public Improvements?
Ord 19-67 10/17/2019 6:51 PMCandidateSharonAnderson Against Please read http://sharons-fraudupdate.blogspot.com Forensic Files http://sharon4anderson.org Violation of Charter,Ballot Vote No now Rate Setting Ponzi Taxing Scheme
Ord 19-67 10/17/2019 10:24 AMCandidateSharonAnderson Against For years Council has set Rates for NonProfit District Heating, now setting Rates for Trash a for Profit Business creates Contract Impairment, contrary to Private Citizens to do Business http://taxthemax.blogspot.com therefore creating a Monoply,AntiTrust
RES 19-1820 10/15/2019 6:14 PMCandidateSharonAndersonWard2   City day late, Dollar Short Oct almost over http://depos-citystpaul.blogspot.com DSI harr***ing property owners