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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/8/2020 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 20-1 11OTA 2022 Stillwater AveCommunications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 2022 Stillwater Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 20-1 12Green Energy Loan Program - AO #3Administrative OrderThird amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget to allocate funding for the Green Energy Loan Program to the appropriate department projects.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 20-2 13Green Energy Loan Program - AO #4Administrative OrderFourth amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget to allocate funding for the Green Energy Loan Program to the appropriate department projects.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 20-1 14Election of Council Officers 2020ResolutionElecting the City Council Officers.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-2 15Legal Ledger Official Newspaper 2020ResolutionDesignating the City's official newspaper for 2020.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-3 16Saint Paul College President's Advisory CouncilResolutionApproving the appointment of Amy Brendmoen to serve on the Saint Paul College President's Advisory Council.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-4 17Vacant Bldg Reg Fees May 20 to September 16, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during May 20 to September 16, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2006, Assessment No. 208805)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-5 18Securing and/or Emergency Boarding October 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during October 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2006B, Assessment No. 208105)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-6 19Fire Certificate of Occupancy Aug 27 to Sept 16, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during August 27 to September 16, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2006, Assessment No. 208205)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-7 110Excessive/Abatement Service Aug 22 to Sept 19, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during August 22 to September 19, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2006E, Assessment No. 208305)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-8 111Towing of Adandoned Vechicle(s) April to August 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Towing of Abandoned Vehicle(s) services during April to August 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2002V, Assessment No. 208001)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-9 112Graffiti Removal October 28 to November 18, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during October 28 to November 18, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2005P, Assessment No. 208404)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-10 113Ramsey County League of Local Government apptResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointment of Nelsie Yang to serve on the Ramsey County League of Local Governments.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-11 114MSP Housing Finance Bd Appts.ResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointment of Chris Tolbert and reappointments of Amy Brendmoen and Rebecca Noecker to serve on the Minneapolis / Saint Paul Housing Finance Board.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-12 115Prince Red Rock Corridor Commission ReAppt.ResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointment of Jane L. Prince to serve on the Red Rock Corridor Commission.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-13 116JPTAC apptsResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointment of Amy Brendmoen, Rebecca Noecker, and Mitra Jalali to the Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-14 117Visit Saint Paul Board reapptsResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointments of Chris Tolbert, Rebecca Noecker, and Jane L. Prince to serve on the Visit Saint Paul Board.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-15 118Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative reapptResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointment of Rebecca Noecker to serve on the Saint Paul Children's Collaborative.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-16 119Rush Line Corridor Task Force apptResolutionAppointing City Council Member Nelsie Yang as the City of Saint Paul's representative to the Rush Line Corridor Task Force.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-17 120Saint Patrick's Association DonationResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to accept the donation of $500 from Saint Patrick's Association.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-20 121Q3 Delinquent Garbage Bill July to September 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 30, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 25, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1904D1, Assessment No. 190156)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-21 122Q3 Delinquent Garbage Bill July to September 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 30, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 25, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1904D2, Assessment No. 19015)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-22 123Q3 Delinquent Garbage Bill July to September 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 30, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 25, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1904D3, Assessment No. 190158)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-23 124Q3 Delinquent Garbage Bill July to September 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 30, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 25, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1904D4, Assessment No. 190159)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-24 125Q3 Delinquent Garbage Bill July to September 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 30, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 25, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1904E1, Assessment No. 190160)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-25 126Q3 Delinquent Garbage Bill July to September 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during July to September 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for January 30, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 25, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG1904E2, Assessment No. 190161)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-26 127Noecker appt to Minnesota Landmarks BoardResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointment of Rebecca Noecker to serve on the Minnesota Landmarks Board.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-27 128Jane Prince appointment, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties.ResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointment of Jane L. Prince to serve on the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-28 129Tolbert and Jalali(alternate) Met. Trans. Advisory BdResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointments of Chris Tolbert and Mitra Jalali (as alternate) to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Advisory Board.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-29 130Machinists MOA IAM Pension ChngResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement for the purpose of complying with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers National Pension Fund Rehabilitation Plan revision between the City of Saint Paul and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. (Laid over from January 8 for adoption)Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 20-31 132Prince appt to Gateway Corridor CommissionResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointment of Jane L. Prince to serve on the Gateway Corridor Commission. (To be withdrawn.)Withdrawn  Action details Not available
RES 20-36 133 ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Massage Center-B (Home Location) License held by Kong Xiong, d/b/a Kay’s Massage (License ID #20130003212) at 917 Barclay Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-46 136Assistant Fire Chief Rate of PayResolutionChanging the rate of pay for Assistant Fire Chief in EG 17, Non-Represented City Managers. (Laid over from January 8 for adoption)Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 20-47 137 ResolutionApproving the Contract for Water Service with the Regents of the University of Minnesota.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-48 138Curb Cut/Blvd Restoration at 60 St Albans St NResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Curb Cut and Boulevard Restoration after Demolition during October 2019 at 610 St. Albans Street North, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments. (File No. J2005C, Assessment No. 202004)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-49 139Re-Slope/Re-Seed at 642 Charles AveResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Re-Slope and Re-Seed during October 2019 at 642 Charles Avenue, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 4, 2020 and City Council public hearing for March 18, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments. (File No. J2006C, Assessment No. 202005)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-50 140 ResolutionRecommending that Ramsey County prohibit parking on Larpenteur Avenue between Rice Street and Interstate 35E.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-51 141 ResolutionAccepting the gift of travel expenses from Cities of Service for Kirstin Burch to attend the Cities of Service - Experience Matters Academy in Washington, D.C. on October 28-31, 2019.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-52 2422016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant AmendmentResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Emergency Management to execute a grant contract amendment for a timeline extension with the State of Minnesota for the 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-53 143Anoka Technical College Ride Along AgreementResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to enter into a joint powers agreement with Anoka Technical College to allow paramedic students from the Anoka Technical paramedic program to participate in clinical ride alongs with the Saint Paul Fire Department.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-54 144MART Travel ExpensesResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to pay for all travel expenses for Minnesota State Patrol employees Craig Benz and Dean Grothem to attend the 2020 Heli-Expo in Anaheim CA January 27-29, 2020.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-55 145Carpenters 2019 - 2022 Labor ContractResolutionApproving the Labor Agreement (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2022) between the City of Saint Paul and the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. (Laid over from January 8 for adoption)Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 20-56 146Payroll Specialist Rate of PayResolutionChanging the rate of pay for Payroll Specialist in EG 01, AFSCME Clerical. (Laid over from January 8 for adoption)Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 20-57 147Water Board Yang, Brendmoen & TolbertResolutionApproving the Mayor's appointment of Nelsie Yang and reappointments of Amy Brendmoen and Chris Tolbert to serve on the Board of Water Commissioners.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-58 148PED Request for Proposal - AdvancingCities ChallengeResolutionApproving the Department of Planning and Economic Development as a named party in a request for proposal to JP Morgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-67 149Western Sculpture Park Play Area NRPA Grant AppResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 from the National Recreation and Park Association for the Western Sculpture Park play area improvements project, and if funds are granted, authorizing the proper City of Saint Paul officials to execute grant agreements.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-68 150 ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Wine On Sale (Second Half) License held by Fasika Inc., d/b/a Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant (License ID #20010000419) at 510 Snelling Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-69 151 ResolutionAuthorizing using a Project Labor Agreement for the Arterial Mill and Overlay, Como Avenue Paving Project Phase III, and Griggs-Scheffer Paving Project Phase I.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 19-2133 152Materials Management Supv Rate of PayResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for the new classification of Materials Management Supervisor in EG 09, Grade 018.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 20-30 131Prince MN High Speed Railway CommResolutionApproving the Mayor's reappointment of Jane L. Prince to serve on the Great River Rail Commission.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES 20-38 134 ResolutionApproving the appointment of Valerie Jensen as Director of the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 20-42 135 ResolutionHonoring the work and contributions of Anthony Paul Schmitz to the Frogtown Neighborhood in the City of Saint Paul.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 20-63 153Opposing the indiscriminate killing of wildlife in the form of wildlife killing contestsResolutionOpposing the indiscriminate killing of wildlife in the form of wildlife killing contests.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-72 154Hotel Zoning Study and AmendmentsOrdinanceAmending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to hotel, motel, and inn.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-73 155Rezone 823 Englewood AvenueOrdinanceGranting the application of Blackstone 1, LLC to rezone property at 823 Englewood Avenue from R4 Single Family Residential to RT2 Townhouse Residential, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-74 156 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 2.02 of the Administrative Code by creating the Office of Financial Empowerment.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-75 157Amendments to Chapter 33 Permit FeesOrdinanceAmending Chapter 33 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Establishment of Permit Fees, Certificate of Compliance, and Fence Requirements.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-78 258Amendments to Chapter 310 Re: FeesOrdinanceAmending Chapter 310 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Uniform License Procedures as it relates to the License Fee Schedule.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 19-79 159 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code to create and define boundaries for an Entertainment District named Great Lawn Entertainment District.Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
Ord 19-80 160 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 246 of the Legislative Code to allow the possession or consumption of nonintoxicating malt liquor, strong beer, or wine purchased and consumed during a block party, festival or community event, within the Great Lawn Entertainment District.Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Video Video
Ord 19-81 161 OrdinanceCreating Title XXXI to be entitled City Sustainability and Resiliency, and Chapter 440 of the Legislative Code relating to the regulation of building energy consumption through the establishment of regulations.Amended and Laid Over for Third ReadingPass Action details Video Video
Ord 20-3 162Ordinance amending Chapter 164 - Prohibit Sale of Parking PermitsOrdinanceAmending Chapter 164 of the Legislative Code to prohibit the sale of parking permits issued for residential parking permit areas.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 20-1 163 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 414 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 20-2 164 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 412 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 20-5 165 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 310 of the Legislative Code, License Fees, to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category, defined as a location that is operated by a solo massage practitioner outside of the home.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
RES PH 20-1 166SLV - Securian Winter Run - PH 1-8-2020Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a sound level variance for amplified music and announcements on Jackson Street at 6th Street during the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Securian Winter Run on January 25, 2020.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 20-2 167SLV - St. Paul Winter Carnival - PH 1-8-2020Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a sound level variance for amplified music and entertainment in Landmark Plaza and Rice Park during the 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival from January 23 through February 2, 2020.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
APC 19-4 1682495 Kasota Ave - St. Anthony Park Community CouncilAppeal-Planning CommPublic hearing to consider the appeal of St. Anthony Park Community Council to a decision of the Planning Commission denying the appeal and approving a conditionally approved site plan for improvement of a vacant lot for outdoor storage at 2495 Kasota Avenue.Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 19-728 277455 Grand AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 455 GRAND AVENUE. (File No. VB2001, Assessment No. 208800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-107 2104Excessive/Abatement Service March 22 to April 19, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during March 22 to April 19, 2019. (File No. J2001E, Assessment No. 208300)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 19-820 269804 Agate StResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 804 AGATE STREET. (File No. J2001E, Assessment No. 208300)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-715 2701059 BEECH STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1059 BEECH STREET. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-689 271560 Charles AveResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 560 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J2001B, Assessment No. 208100)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-851 372560 CHARLES AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 560 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH FCO 19-128 2732309 Como Ave.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Elizabeth Tinucci to a Correction Notice - Complaint Inspection at 2309 COMO AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-701 274230 Curtice St EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 230 CURTICE STREET EAST. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-716 275437 Goodhue StResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 437 GOODHUE STREET. (File No. J2001A, Assessment No. 208500) (Public hearing continued from January 8)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH RR 19-35 276Making finding 412 Goodrich AveResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 412 GOODRICH AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 17-19.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-893 2781282 Hague AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1282 HAGUE AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-693 2791403 HAMLINE AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1403 HAMLINE AVENUE NORTH. (File No. VB2001, Assessment No. 208800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-713 280497 HOPKINS STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 497 HOPKINS STREET. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-725 281805 HUDSON ROADResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 805 HUDSON ROAD. (File No. J2001A, Assessment No. 208500)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-703 2821029 HUDSON ROADResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1029 HUDSON ROAD. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-704 283836 MARGARET STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 836 MARGARET STREET. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-717 284949 MARSHALL AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 949 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-692 2851124 MATILDA STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1124 MATILDA STREET. (File No. J2001E, Assessment No. 208300)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-688 2861871 Nebraska Avenue EastResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1871 NEBRASKA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2001, Assessment No. 208800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-668 287627 OAKDALE AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 627 OAKDALE AVENUE. (File No. CRT2001, Assessment No. 208200)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-678 2881335 PROSPERITY AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1335 PROSPERITY AVENUE. (File No. CRT2001, Assessment No. 208200)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-695 289133 Seventh St EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 133 SEVENTH STREET EAST. (File No. VB2001, Assessment No. 208800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-699 290161 Ann Street/545 Seventh St WResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 545 SEVENTH STREET WEST (161 ANN STREET). (File No. J2001P, Assessment No. 208400)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-712 2911354 Sherburne AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1354 SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-690 292441 Sidney St EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for Property at 441 SIDNEY STREET EAST. (File No. J2001E, Assessment No. 208300)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-710 293663 SIMON AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 663 SIMON AVENUE. (File No. J2001A, Assessment No. 208500)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH SAO 19-58 294790 Stewart Ave.Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Jeff Nottum to a Vehicle Abatement and Correction Order at 790 STEWART AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-691 295663 3RD STREET EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 663 THIRD STREET EAST. (File No. VB2001, Assessment No. 208800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-718 296560 Van Buren AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 560 VAN BUREN AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-711 297601 WESTERN AVENUE NORTHResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 601 WESTERN AVENUE NORTH. (File No. J2001A, Assessment No. 208500)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-685 298427 Whitall StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 427 WHITALL STREET. (File No. J2001E, Assessment No. 208300)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 19-34 299985 Woodbridge St Remove/RepairResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 985 WOODBRIDGE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the January 8, 2020 City Council public hearing. (Amend to remove or rehabilitate within 180 days)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH TA 19-709 2100914 YORK AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 914 YORK AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-104 2101Vacant Bldg Reg Fee July 6, 2018 to April 24, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during July 6, 2018 to April 24, 2019. (File No. VB2001, Assessment No. 208800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-105 2102Boarding and/or Securing May 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Boarding and/or Securing services during May 2019. (File No. J2001B, Assessment No. 208100)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-106 2103Fire Certificate of Occupany March 20 to April 23, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during March 20 to April 23, 2019. (File No. CRT2001, Assessment No. 208200)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-108 2105Graffiti Removal May 30 to June 12, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during May 30 to June 12, 2019. (File No. J2001P, Assessment No. 208400)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-109 2106Property Clean Up June 5 to 13, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during June 5 to 13, 2019. (File No. J2001A, Assessment No. 208500)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 19-110 2107Property Clean Up June 14 to 28, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during June 14 to 28, 2019. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 20-4 21081252 EARL STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File RLH AR 19-125 to delete the assessment for Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during April to June 2019 at 1252 EARL STREET. (File No. CG1903B4, Assessment No. 190128)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 20-5 11091406 White Bear Avenue NorthResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File RLH AR 19-73 to delete the assessment for Graffiti Removal services billed during March 28 to April 24, 2019 at 1406 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH. (File No. J1908P, Assessment No. 198407)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
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APC 19-4 3/10/2020 1:50 AMStephen Sage For This project was presented and sold as a place to store paper. However, it has become clear that the intent of Rohn is to establish a trucking hub on a wetland adjacent to Saint Anthony Park. There are houses within 350 feet of this development. We are on the other side of Highway 280, but the bridge over Kasota Ave. and the railway is an open space through which all of the noise and fumes created by these trucks will be funneled. There is no barrier between the site and our community. At the March 4 hearing we learned that while long term paper storage is a permitted use, parking is not. The city staffer argued that this was a technicality. I am writing to say that for those of us who live near this proposed development, this is not a technical matter. If approved, this development will exponentially increase the noise, pollution, and traffic congestion in our area. The community is clearly against this project. Please act accordingly.
APC 19-4 3/4/2020 9:34 PMCynthia Ahlgren For I favor this appeal. Rohn’s plans to develop here are an opportunity to consider alternatives. The toxic dump sits on a wetland that drains into the aquifer. (See Metcouncil’s St. Paul Community Pages “Surface Water Ground Water Interaction” map). It shows the NW quadrant of Kasota/280 marked “recharges aquifers.” As rain and groundwater flow through this contaminated soil, do they not leach toxins into the aquifer or carry them into the Mississippi? Should we not consider removing the contaminants? Also, the Humane Shelter has purchased the building adjacent to this site for its new headquarters. Animals need a nontoxic environment. And plans for completing the Grand Rounds will bring cyclists over the railroad tracks via a bridge to Kasota Ave. (called the Bridal Veil Trail), to be beautified by landscaping. These changes suggest the possibility of future high density housing on Kasota, if the area is decontaminated. The 2040 Plan should look to such improvements in water & housing.
APC 19-4 3/4/2020 7:45 PMRyder and Shanan Seeler For The development at 2495 Kasota by Rohn Industries runs in direct contrast to what the city of Saint Paul has committed to in their 2019 “Climate Action and Resilience Plan”. Our family supports the SAPCC appeal and strongly opposes the development of the 2495 Kasota land parcel.
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 10:59 PMRobert & Carolyn Herman For Our family supports the SAPCC appeal and opposes the development of the Kasota land parcel. When development of the site was proposed 20 years ago it was determined that the contaminated materials from a former ash dump would be hazardous to disturb. What has changed since then? We know that public health is threatened by these toxic wastes and one would think we would be cautious about digging into this site since we are now even more aware of the dangers of contaminated soil distrubance. We expect our government officials to fulfill their obligation to protect their constituents’ health.The owner of Rohn, Ron Mason, has said that a paved parking lot is probably the least disruptive option. No, the least disruptive option is to leave the land fallow, with no digging or replacement of soil. We do not oppose Rohn in its need for a parking facility but urge the company and the city of St. Paul to work together to find an alternative site.
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 10:32 PMAnn Yetter   As a neighborhood resident, user of Energy Park Drive, and annual participant in the Kasota Ponds clean up every April, I am in favor of the appeal and against the truck parking plan. From a traffic perspective it would add to an already busy nexus of businesses and well-traveled roads, on and off ramps to Hwy 280, and from an environmental perspective digging up the polluted site without regard to the surrounding natural areas is nonsensical. We have precious few areas in the city for these birds and critters to make use of--why should destroying what is there for a parking lot for trucks take priority? +1
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 10:29 PMDavid Fan For I live in Saint Anthony Park in District 12. For environmental reasons, I support the appeal. I do not want Rohn Industries to proceed.
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 2:44 PMMike Lukes Against I would non like to see a permiable surface within the city converted to an asphault covered parking/staging lot when there are many, multiple more appropriate currently paved areas that can be used its stead. We learn in grade school about the hydrologic cylcle and that paved surfaces concentrate runoff and the nasty chemicals that are on that surface. In order to be a good role model to our children, we must practice what we preach...so please deny the modification and use of this permiable land and set a good eample to those after us...find another paved place for this use +1
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 3:34 AMTracy Kugler For I am FOR the appeal and AGAINST development on this site. The history of this location as a tenuously stabilized dump site containing dangerous quantities of toxic materials is a clear indication that the site should not be disturbed. The fact that this area currently serves as an important remnant of wetland habitat further argues against paving it over. Let's stick to the commitments of the Climate Action and Resilience Plan when it comes time to make on-the-ground decisions like this.
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 2:13 AMAaron Kerr For I am FOR the appeal. I am AGAINST the development. St. Paul's own Climate and Resilience Plan directly addresses the need for more green space in the city, and this contradicts that. Parking lots are imperious as well, further adding to excess runoff, pollution, and flooding. I don't think we need lost MPCA records to make a case for keeping this spot an undeveloped green space.
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 1:36 AMMargot Monson For I am for the appeal of the SAPCC to the St Paul City Council. I am against the development of the Kasota Ave site proposed by Rohn Industries because it will require excavation in site preparation of this do***ented polluted property. Any disturbance to this site will potentially impact the ecological integrity of the surrounding wetland habitat, human health from the air pollution created by increased particulate matter from site preparation and the noise from braking and idling diesel engines for the neighbors living within 1/4 mile, increased safety issues from semis operating in already congested Kasota Ave. As committed active participants in the Transition Town movement, St Anthony Park has been working for several years to transition away from unnecessary uses of precious resources, especially reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. As we experience more effects of climate change, if allowed to proceed, this operation will increase our carbon footprint in very real terms.
APC 19-4 3/3/2020 1:29 AMGregg Richardson   I’ve lived a couple of blocks from the proposed site for 32 years, and put in many hours of meetings and labor in trying to protect and improve adjacent wetland habitat. The proposed site is an old buried hazardous waste dump. Immediately adjacent are several pre-white-settlement wetland remnants that provide critical urban habitat for a number of species of wildlife, including migratory waterfowl. Due to continuing destruction of habitat across the continent, these urban remnants become increasingly important sanctuaries for for organisms that support crucial ecological diversity. The proposed project constitutes an imminent threat to these ecological functions. +1
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 11:38 PMLynnette hansen   PLEASE do not allow the truck parking lot to be developed on Kasota for all of the important reasons already expressed in the opinions. We must not allow more toxic pollution in our middle of the city neighborhoods for the health of our residents children and grandchildren. +1
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 11:20 PMLaurie Christopherson For I live on the other side of Hwy280 and I oppose the distruption of buried hazardous waste just to provide more parking for trucks. It doesn't make sense to expose us and the remaining wetland to any number of toxins. Paving over an area which is still rich in wildlife is disgusting. I am amazed that I can still witness dragonflies and ducks flying around my industrialized intercity neighborhood which already bears the brunt of MUCH air, noise, light, and billboard pollution. Just stop. Surely there are safer alternatives for truck parking.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 11:15 PMLori Hamilton   It is irresponsible to dig up a known toxic waste site - especially so close to where children live and play. I am for the appeal and against the development of this site. +1
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 10:58 PMRachel Fang For I support the SAPCC's appeal to the St. Paul City Council and I OPPOSE Rohn Industry's development of the site at 2495 Kasota Avenue. I live within a mile of the site (just the other side of HWY 280) and I have serious concerns about the pollution that development of the site will release into the land, air and water! As more housing is added to this area, it is foolish to further endanger residents by adding to the already considerable air pollution created by the industrial developments along Kasota, along with the considerable noise and light pollution that current industrial use has created. In addition, the site is a vital greenspace for wildlife and provides a watershed for the area.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 10:56 PMAnna Pease For I am a five year resident of 55108 and strongly believe the 2495 Kasota Avenue development should not proceed. It is 2020 and we are having on-going global conversations about environmental concerns. Preserving the small wild spaces we have in our community seems like a no-brainer. We don't need more exposure to pollutants! We urgently need as many clean and healthy spaces as possible that support wildlife and human life. Hurting those spaces is ultimately killing us and creatures that have no say in the matter. By developing the site, we would be stepping backward. We need to be walking forward by thoroughly cleaning up the 22 feet of buried contaminants and restoring the space to a source of health, not disease. Look ahead. Our wealth is held in green healthy spaces - this is the future. This is an opportunity to be a leader in environmental justice - for the sake of our future, please do not allow this development to continue.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 9:51 PMTom Lucy For Decisions like this need to be made through the lens of Saint Paul Climate Action and Resilience plan. When that happens the answer becomes clear. These wetlands need to be protected as in doing that we are protecting our residents as well. I for one thank Council Member Jalali for her leadership on this matter.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 9:50 PM    Decisions like this need to be made through the lens of Saint Paul Climate Action and Resilience plan. When that happens the answer becomes clear. These wetlands need to be protected as in doing that we are protecting our residents as well. I for one thank Council Member Jalali for her leadership on this matter. +1
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 9:07 PMJeffrey Hanson For Wetlands are critical is all watersheds, even small wetlands. Ducks, frogs, turtles, geese, beetles and all sorts of living things like small wetlands, often more than larger ones. This being a small wetland is no excuse to destroy it. Have worked for many years in the SAP area on recycling and the creation of Floating Treatment Wetlands. It is amazing how small, incremental wetlands can have a positive benefit. It is far worse when we destroy any wetland.SAP needs more wetlands, not less. This appeal should be supported and the building of this parking should NOT be allowed.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 8:58 PMNaomi Cohn For I support SAPCC's appeal of the 2495 Kasota Avenue project. I'm a 20 year resident of the 55114 zip. Developing the site would ~Expose my neighbors to contaminants from the old ash dump as well as adding to the already heavy burden of heavy truck traffic and air pollution (from 280/94 and industrial traffic). Since the City has, in recent years, approved many new units of residential housing in 55114, the number of residents who would be exposed to the health and safety risks of this development would be greatly increased. ~Reduce our resilience to stormwater and flooding events. Unpaved open space, pristine or not, is vital for human health. Saint Paul should be looking at creating more unpaved open space in our community. Not destroying it. 55114 is already woefully short of open space. Maintaining and adding to wetlands and pervious open space will improve our community's ability to absorb storm and other flooding events, and limit/reduce the heat island effect in the area
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 8:54 PM  For I mistakenly said I was against. I am against the development. I am FOR the appeal. Here is a repeat of my comment-- We are responsible for more than the economic development of our city. We are also responsible to maintain water purity, human health, wildlife corridors, wetlands, and green space. Covering this site with impermeable surface destroys nesting grounds for turtles that live in the adjacent pond, exposes workers to hazardous waste (the do***entation of which has been lost), further destroys a natural wetland, goes against the city's climate goals, degrades the water in the adjacent natural ponds, and goes against the work of the local community who have been caring for and working to rehabilitate this area. While parking may be needed for Rohn Industries, other sites are available for lease. We need to be restoring wetlands, not paving over them.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 8:35 PMRosemary Slowiak For I support the appeal “2495 Kasota Ave - St. Anthony Park Community Council.” As a St. Paul resident who has engaged with the St. Paul Climate Action and Resilience Plan and been very involved in gr*** roots environmental justice work with St. Paul 350, I stand in solidarity with the St. Anthony Park Community Council and all the work they have done to protect their community from harmful pollutants buried at this site that would be released if it is developed. I live next to a brown field that was once considered for development, but dedicated neighbors chose to transform it into green space instead. It is now known as Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a community ***et treasured by many. The decades of research and remediation SAPCC has done at the Kasota site exemplify the vision and goals expressed for natural infrastructure and citizen engagement in St. Paul's Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Please grant their appeal.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 8:20 PMAnna Graber For I support the appeal "2495 Kasota Ave - St. Anthony Park Community Council." I am an expectant mother living in SAP near Kasota Ave. I am deeply concerned that sufficient environmental testing has not be performed on this site. Development of this former dumpsite could very well release toxic materials into the air that will settle on my property and that of our neighbors, making it hazardous for our children to play in our yards or for us to garden on our property. We are a young family hoping to live decades in our recently purchased home in this beautiful neighborhood--this kind of development could lower our property values, harm the city's tax base, and push us to a cleaner environment in the suburbs.
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 7:32 PMFrank Steen   I'm in favor of the appeal. The issue was dealt with 20 years ago - was a good decision at the time. Why would we back track? Safety of the people and environment should take precedence over profit. +1
APC 19-4 3/2/2020 4:11 PMChelsea DeArmond For I support the appeal “2495 Kasota Ave - St. Anthony Park Community Council.” As a St. Paul resident who has engaged with the St. Paul Climate Action and Resilience Plan and been very involved in gr*** roots environmental justice work with St. Paul 350, I stand in solidarity with the St. Anthony Park Community Council and all the work they have done to protect their community from harmful pollutants buried at this site that would be released if it is developed. I live next to a brown field that was once considered for development, but dedicated neighbors chose to transform it into green space instead. It is now known as Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a community ***et treasured by many. The decades of research and remediation SAPCC has done at the Kasota site exemplify the vision and goals expressed for natural infrastructure and citizen engagement in St. Paul's Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Please grant their appeal.
APC 19-4 3/1/2020 11:06 PMBetty Wheeler For Wooden beams, metal pipes, nails, broken bricks, concrete, gl***, etc. (in many soil borings at varying depths) are ample evidence of demolition materials. Widespread asbestos use in 1930s-60s strongly suggests asbestos was discarded here too. Friable asbestos in soil cannot be reliably identified in the field; it must be identified by high tech lab equipment. MN rules require inspection by a certified, licensed AHERA inspector if asbestos is suspected. But NO testing for asbestos has yet been required here. CFR 40, pt. 61, subp. M (NESHAP) requires strict criteria for asbestos removal. The project consultants are not proposing to follow these rules; the MPCA's NAD letter doesn’t require them either. The MPCA's current approval basically states the proposer's on-site manager should stop digging if s/he (happens to) 'see' or 'smell' asbestos. Relying on sight and smell are unacceptable criteria. Either leave the site alone or have it remediated, rigorously following NESHAP and MN rules.
APC 19-4 3/1/2020 10:32 PMBetty Wheeler For Many soil borings show both lead and demolition materials across this Kasota site and at all depths of waste. MPCA and MDH have not taken this issue seriously. From Water Gremlin’s lead exposure case: The judge required “new changing areas and shower facilities, to ensure workers are free of lead when they leave the facility. [T]he judge ordered Water Gremlin to clean up lead contamination in employees’ vehicles and test their homes for lead contamination and abate if needed…It is essential that no lead leave the facility where it may continue to poison children.” How will on-site workers change or shower here? They will drag lead home on their clothing. How much lead will blow our way, when the contractors are digging, dumping and sending up clouds of lead into the air? MDH says “no amount of lead exposure is safe for children.” Will MPCA, MDH and the City ignore the health of the workers’ children here? The children in our community? Development ‘as usual’ here would be dangerous.
APC 19-4 3/1/2020 9:35 PMPerry So For Pat, thank you for pointing out the mistake that I and others have made. Please register my opinion in my earlier comment as being FOR the appeal, and therefore against the development.
APC 19-4 3/1/2020 8:46 PMMari Hirabayashi For I would respectfully submit that it is irresponsible to excavate this site unless a full removal/clean-up of contaminants is planned, and that especially in areas with very few wetlands it is important to preserve what wetlands exist.
APC 19-4 3/1/2020 7:03 PMSherman Eagles For For the last twenty years of my work career I analyzed the safety of life-critical medical devices. Because a failure of these devices could cause severe injury or death, they were rigorously designed and tested to ensure they worked as intended, and analyzed that if they did fail could the consequence of the failure be mitigated. If there was no mitigation, an analysis was performed to justify that the benefits received by the patient population was worth the risk of a failure. If this was not satisfactory, the device could not be used. The safety analysis performed by MPCA for this site is, in my opinion, inadequate to show that there will be no hazardous pollution released if the site is disturbed. When considering whether this is acceptable and worth the risk to health if hazardous material is released, please consider environmental justice, over 26% of the residents at risk downwind of the site in SSAP are in poverty. Please support the appeal. +1
APC 19-4 3/1/2020 3:34 AMPat Thompson For Please note that multiple commenters have checked the incorrect box for their stance (Against when it should be For), indicating how confusing this form is. They are for the appeal and against the development. I ***ume this will be reconciled in City Council review rather than just counted as-is. +1
APC 19-4 2/29/2020 10:59 PMKarlyn Eckman   I live in South Saint Anthony and am a water quality researcher at UMN. This site contains 22 feet of buried contaminants from the historic Elm Street Ash Dump. I have studied the pond complex for about 35 years and read the original do***ents at MPCA, which are now missing. Approvals by City staff, MPCA and Health Departments were not informed by a thorough do***ent review, because archived do***ents are now lost. Disturbing the soil will release contaminants (asbestos, lead, arsenic, cadmium) that are difficult to detect by observation alone. These will be carried by wind, and if wetted, will flow into the ponds, sewers and Mississippi. I strongly disagree with development at the site and urge you to reconsider this appeal. Doing otherwise negates decades of community, agency and business investment at the Kasota Pond complex. +1
APC 19-4 2/29/2020 7:41 PMLisa Habeck   I am fully against the proposed parking hub to be built on a known toxic waste site. This is an opportunity for St. Paul to be forward-thinking, follow their own Comprehensive plan, and preserve green space. Land and soil management is crucial to climate change mitigation, and this is a chance for members to show they are not stuck in "business as usual". To ignore glaring detrimental environmental factors and expose citizens to toxins is irresponsible. The Kasota Ponds are teeming with life, thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers over the last 33 years. The run-off and pollution caused by this development will harm the ponds and the people. +1
APC 19-4 2/29/2020 3:29 PMPat Thompson For The Planning Commission members who voted against SAPCC's appeal and city staff have relied on MPCA's opinion. But MPCA has lost important records about this site. 20 years ago SAPCC members read the contents of boxes of files describing the toxic contents of the Elm Street Ash Dump, including 2495 Kasota. Despite this, MPCA has signed off on plans that don't meet its published sampling guidelines for depth and spacing. Will MPCA now approve development on all the brownfields where they have lost records? Is that the standard St. Paul wants for its people? The toxins on this site can't be seen or smelled--the recommended method in the approved work plan--and by the time an "onsite expert" might be called to run a test, the toxins will be exposed to air. Planning Commissioner Taqee Khaled, who studied epidemiology at the U, said during the Commission's discussion, "these things don’t get proven out until the people are dead." I don't want that for my city. Please vote yes! +1
APC 19-4 2/29/2020 1:06 PMTom Hysell   The development of 2495 Kasota Avenue should NOT proceed. The only appropriate action at this site is to remove the polluted material and restore it to its original wetland. Or, at a minimum, leave the polluted ash dump undisturbed. I am for the appeal of the CUP and against the development. +1
APC 19-4 2/28/2020 10:22 PMSteven Yetter Against Please, please, please DO NOT ALLOW the development of 2495 Kasota Avenue to proceed. This proposal should never have been approved in the first place. The only appropriate actions at this site are to either remove the polluted material and restore it to its original wetland or leave the polluted ash dump undisturbed. There are other places nearby for Rohn Industries to put their trailer transfer station. Amy Brendmoen, Mitra Jalali, Jane Prince, Dai Thao, Chris Tolbert, Nelsie Yang, Rebecca Noecker, please do the right thing and vote against this proposal. +1
APC 19-4 2/28/2020 10:08 PMcatherine ryan   I am not sure what I think about this proposal yet because I haven't been following it clobusin sely. On the surface, it seems to me that it would be good to have the business use the lot, remain in St. Paul and pay taxes. I have participated in the Kasota Pond clean up and I don't see why having the parking lot across the street would harm the pond, since it is already immersed in not only an urban environment, but also an industrial one. Why would one more business there cause any further damage? Couldn't Rohn's relocation be off-set by a commitment to contribute to the well-being and upkeep of the pond? Or planting more trees in SAP, which has been devastated by Emerald Ash disease? I think it's best to keep our businesses here in St. Paul and require them to be good stewards of the surrounding land. +1 -3 2
APC 19-4 2/28/2020 8:13 PMTim Wulling For Some of the policies in 2040 Comprehensive Plan that support retaining natural, open spaces follow. Policy LU-21 The Kasota Ponds natural habitat should be protected rather than be split into smaller, unconnected pieces. Policy LU-48 To be consistent with this policy, it would be better to make use of existing parking surfaces in South St. Anthony Park for Rohn Industries’ trailer parking, rather than break apart Kasota Ponds which is one of the few remaining natural areas amid the industrial area along Kasota Avenue and extending into South St. Anthony Park. Policy LU-57 With the Kasota railroad crossing and Hwy 280 ramps opposite the driveway to the proposed parking, congestion could back up to the railroad crossing. Policy PR-28 The project would inhibit the ecological function of the performed the the existing larger, contiguous natural space. Kasota Ponds is valuable open space serving ecological functions. Do not diminish it. +1
APC 19-4 2/28/2020 8:07 PMRanae Hanson Against We are responsible for more than the economic development of our city. We are also responsible to maintain water purity, human health, wildlife corridors, wetlands, and green space. Covering this site with impermeable surface destroys nesting grounds for turtles that live in the adjacent pond, exposes workers to hazardous waste (the do***entation of which has been lost), further destroys a natural wetland, goes against the city's climate goals, degrades the water in the adjacent natural ponds, and goes against the work of the local community who have been caring for and working to rehabilitate this area. While parking may be needed for Rohn Industries, other sites are available for lease. We need to be restoring wetlands, not paving over them. +1
APC 19-4 2/28/2020 8:05 PMTim Wulling For I live in St. Anthony Park. I support the appeal “2495 Kasota Ave - St. Anthony Park Community Council.” I oppose the Rohn Industries Trailer Storage Project at 2495 Kasota Avenue. The project would pave land that is now undeveloped, natural habitat. Further, the land is part of approximately 17 acres of undeveloped land, ponds, and wetlands. Even though the project would affect only 1.67 acres, that land is in the middle of the 17 acres and would break the larger natural habitat into smaller, separated pieces. The four Kasota Ponds and ***ociated wetlands are identified as “public waters and wetlands” in the St. Paul For All 2040 Comprehensive Plan (Map WR-1, p. 201) and by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (map at https://www.fws.gov/wetlands). Kasota Ponds provide habitat for both resident and migratory species. +1
APC 19-4 2/28/2020 7:27 PMSandra Jacobs Against I support the Rohn Industries development and I oppose the appeal by the council. I think there is a way to get this done in a safe manner. Rohn Industries is a good St. Paul company and we should support our businesses. I am a neighboring business in the district. -1
RES 20-1 1/8/2020 6:44 PMWidowSharonAnderson Against Not one Person took their Oath to defend,Support USA Constitution or Christian Bible at http://sharon4council.blogspot.com Sad No Christians on Council Separation of Church and State
RES 20-11 1/4/2020 1:46 PMSharonScarrellaAnderson Against Appointment of Chris Tolbert Lawyer also Hennepin ***t Co Attorney is Bizzare Conflict plus Violation of MN Const Art III Separation of Powers http://lying-lawyers.blogspot.com
RES 20-7 1/4/2020 1:40 PMCandidateSharonAnderson Against How can this Council approve any ExecInspec/Abate without Proper Service on Homeowners, Penalty of Perjury Affiant has not seen who Inspectors are or When,Why, Inspection occur then Consent Agenda Fraud to Property Taxes with 4.5%interest is Legally RICO Wrong http://taxthemax.blogspot.com Forensic Files http://sharon4anderson.org plus
Ord 19-74 12/16/2019 1:27 PMSharon Anderson Against Another Bloated Agencys Duplication costing Taxpayers, used apparantly to create a Job for Stark Sanctuary City cannot afford all these newly created Agencies, Look at the Mess DSI HAS created http://taxthemax.blogspot.com
APC 19-4 12/7/2019 1:04 AMPerry So Against We are new to the neighborhood, and our house is located 1500 feet from the proposed site. Any potential release of toxins from construction work at the site is unacceptable to us particularly as we are expecting our first child. As we work to mitigate against toxins within our structure, this one decision could potentially render all our efforts useless. Langford Park, St Anthony Park Elementary School, the Co-op Pre-School are all well within 3000 feet of this site, so the number of children at risk is much higher than those who live in the immediate vicinity of the site. Rohn Industry is a valued member of our community and we should work together to find sustainable and safe ways for them to grow. It simply shouldn’t take precedence over the safety and health of the neighborhood. +1
APC 19-4 12/2/2019 11:42 PMMary Boyd-Brent Against For those of us living in this area who daily drive past the site where Rohn proposes to build without remediation, this development poses a real threat to health. I do not oppose the development in principle but most definitely do unless remediation occurs first. Thank you. +1