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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 10/23/2019 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
There will be no meeting on October 30, the fifth Wednesday of the month.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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SR 19-129 1 Louisa Aviles presentationStaff ReportPresentation by Louisa Aviles, Director, Group Violence Intervention, National Network for Safe Communities   Not available Not available
Min 19-40 11Approval of 10/2-10/9/19 City Council Meeting MinutesApproval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the October 2 and 9, 2019 City Council meetings.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1840 12 ResolutionAccepting the gift of financial expenses related to the Federal Reserve study on the impact of the minimum wage ordinance.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1743 14Equity on Ice License for Police PAL programResolutionAuthorizing a license agreement between Capital City Properties and the St. Paul Police Activities League for office space in the Treasure Island Center for the Police PAL program.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1864 17Authorizing the City of Saint Paul to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Revenue for the collection of Local Sales, Use Tax, and a Lodging Tax.ResolutionAuthorizing the City of Saint Paul to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Revenue for the collection of Local Sales, Use Tax, and a Lodging Tax.   Not available 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.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1826 19Approving the Mayor's reappointments of Stuart McDonald and Joseph Peroutka to the Heritage Preservation Comission.ResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointments of Stuart McDonald and Joseph Peroutka to the Heritage Preservation Commission.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1827 110Approving the Mayor's appointments of Alex Migambi and Stefan Landreau Vallenga and Charles Deneen to the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission.ResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointments of Alex Migambi, Stefan Landreau Vallenga, and Charles Deneen to the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1787 111River Balcony LCDA-TOD ApplicationResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply to Metropolitan Council for Livable Communities Transit-Oriented Development Funding for the River Balcony Project.   Not available Not available
RLH OA 19-9 212repurchase application, 603 Edmund AvenueResolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Wesley Eugene Pettiford for Repurchase of Tax Forfeited Property at 603 EDMUND AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RES 19-1870 13 ResolutionCommitting to advocating for the renewable, equitable, and locally-produced energy commitments expressed in the Climate Action and Resilience Plan, and to opposing proposed new fossil fuel energy infrastructure. (Laid over from October 23)   Not available Video Video
RES 19-1760 15Community Solar Garden Agreement - Novel Energy Solutions, LLCResolutionAuthorizing the negotiation and execution of solar garden subscription agreement(s) for up to 600 kilowatts with Novel Energy Solutions, LLC.   Not available Video Video
RES 19-1851 16Consenting to the issuance of up to $5,500,000 of General Obligation Refunding Bonds by the Port Authority of the City of Saint Paul.ResolutionConsenting to the issuance of up to $5,500,000 of General Obligation Refunding Bonds by the Port Authority of the City of Saint Paul.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-59 113Stryker Avenue Zoning StudyOrdinanceAmending the zoning map as recommended in the Stryker Avenue Zoning Study.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-61 114Local 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.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-62 115 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.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-63 116Joseph 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.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-67 117 OrdinanceAmending section 220.05 of the Legislative Code to set rates for base level garbage service to be effective January 1, 2020.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-68 118 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 88 of the Legislative Code pertaining to water code meters by removing Section 88.10(g) in its entirety.   Not available Video Video
Ord 19-69 219Boulevard Rain Garden Minor Text AmendmentOrdinanceAmending Section105.04 of the Legislative Code to aid construction of boulevard rain gardens.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-355 120SLV - Monster Dash 2019 - PH 10-23-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Monster Series LLC - Monster Dash Event for sound level variances for amplified sound on October 26, 2019 at five locations (Cathedral Hill Park, Shepard Road between Homer and Elway, Shepard Road between Smith Avenue Bridge and Washington Street, Upper Landing Park, and Lower Landing).   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-356 121SLV - Chocoholic Frolic - PH 10-23-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level variance for amplified sound during the Chocoholic Frolic 5K/10K and Kids Run and Walk on November 2, 2019 at Harriet Island.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 19-357 122SLV -MNUFC Semi & Conference Finals - 10-23-2019Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for two sound level variances for amplified music during the MN United FC - MLS Playoff - Semifinals on October 23 or 24, 2019, and during the MLS Playoff-Conference Finals on October 29 or 30, 2019 at 400 Snelling Avenue North. (To be withdrawn)   Not available Video Video
RLH VO 19-43 223603 Edmund Ave.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Linda Parker to a Notice of Condemnation Unfit For Human Habitation Order to Vacate at 603 EDMUND AVENUE.   Not available Video Video
RLH CO 19-14 2251341 Forest St.Resolution LH Correction OrderAppeal of Dale Carlquist to a Correction Notice at 1341 FOREST STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 19-104 226208 Hoyt Ave. W.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Trevor Throntveit to a Correction Notice - Complaint Inspection at 208 HOYT AVENUE WEST.   Not available Not available
RLH RR 19-26 227578 Lafond Ave Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 578 LAFOND AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the October 23, 2019 City Council public hearing. (Public hearing continued from November 6)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 19-28 128Lifting Stay of Enforcement 888 Maryland Ave EResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderLifting the stay of enforcement of Council File No. RLH RR 19-4, an Order to Raze and Remove the Structures at 888 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 19-92 2291440 Minnehaha Ave. E.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Lois Fida to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy with Deficiencies at 1440 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH RR 19-5 630718 Orange Ave E Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 718 ORANGE AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the March 13, 2019 City Council public hearing. (Amend to 180 days) (Public hearing continued from October 23)   Not available Not available
RLH VO 19-42 231170 Ruth St. N.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Regina Taylor to a Correction Notice - Re-Inspection Complaint, including Condemnation, at 170 RUTH STREET NORTH #304.   Not available Not available
RLH VO 19-41 232277 Sherburne Ave.Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Virginia Johnson to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 277 SHERBURNE AVENUE.   Not available Not available
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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
RLH OA 19-9 10/25/2019 11:53 AMCandidateSharonAndersonWard2 Against Published Condemnation without Just Compensation at http://sicko-citystpaul.blogspot.com is Conspired attempt to MurderbyCondemnation and Vacant Building Status -1
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
RES 19-1864 10/21/2019 11:03 AMCandidateSharonAnderson Against Guide yourselves Accordingly http://freedom-4you.blogspot.com Power to Tax is Power to Destroy Taxes based on Fraud are Void Illegal Charge of Interest compounded Annuall or daily is attempt to Steal our Homes,PRIVATE PROPERTYS http://taxthemax.blogspot.com
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