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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 2/5/2020 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Public Hearings at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
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AO 20-8 11 Administrative OrderAmending the 2020 spending budget for the Office of Financial Services.   Not available Not available
AO 20-9 12 Administrative OrderReturning funds to the Year-Round STAR Program from four Year-Round STAR projects.   Not available Not available
RES 20-207 13Katrina Lashawn Clepper Settlement Agreement and ReleaseResolutionApproving the Settlement Agreement and Release between Defendants, Lee Michael Salminen and the City of Saint Paul and Plaintiff, Katrina Lashawn Clepper and her attorney Michael J. Fay.   Not available Not available
RES 20-231 14 ResolutionAuthorizing proper City officials to accept a scholarship on membership in Welcoming America for this year (2020).   Not available Not available
Min 20-2 15Approval of December 2019 City Council Meeting MinutesApproval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the December 4, 11 and 18, 2019 City Council meetings.   Not available Not available
Min 20-3 16Approval of January 2020 City Council Meeting MinutesApproval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the January 8, 15 and 22, 2020 City Council meetings.   Not available Not available
RES 20-173 17Vacant Bldg Reg Fee July 4 to October 21, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during July 4 to October 21, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 3, 2020 and City Council public hearing for April 8, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2007, Assessment No. 208806)   Not available Not available
RES 20-176 18Securing and/or Emergency Boarding November 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during November 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 3, 2020 and City Council public hearing for April 8, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2007B, Assessment No. 208106)   Not available Not available
RES 20-177 19Fire Certificate of Occupancy Sept 17 to Oct 10, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during September 17 to October 10, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 3, 2020 and City Council public hearing for April 8, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2007, Assessment No. 208206)   Not available Not available
RES 20-178 110Excessive or Abatement Service Sept 23 to Oct 21, 2019ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during September 23 to October 21, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 3, 2020 and City Council public hearing for April 8, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2007E, Assessment No. 208306)   Not available Not available
RES 20-180 111Dangerous Tree(s) Removal June to December 2018ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) during June to December 2018, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 3, 2020 and City Council public hearing for April 8, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2003T, Assessment No. 209002)   Not available Not available
RES 20-181 112Dangerous Tree(s) Removal at 1306 Fairmount AveResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) from November 2019 at 1306 Fairmount Avenue, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 3, 2020 and City Council public hearing for April 8, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments. (File No. 2004T, Assessment No. 209003)   Not available Not available
RES 20-203 113 ResolutionAccepting the gift of registration costs from the US Green Building Council for Barbara Morin, Design Group Supervisor, to attend the Impact 2020 Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota on May 6, 2020.   Not available Not available
RES 20-187 114Authorizing the City to renew its Library lease with Metropolitan State University.ResolutionAuthorizing the City to renew its lease with Metropolitan State University for the Dayton's Bluff Library.   Not available Not available
RES 20-224 115Saint Paul Fire Foundation Donation - Way2B Water DrinkResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to accept the donation of Way2B Way Better water drink valued at $12,564 from the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.   Not available Not available
RES 20-211 116Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Michelle Benson, Emma Burns, and Maureen Smith to the Visit Saint Paul Board of Directors.ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Michelle Benson, Emma Burns, and Maureen Smith to the Visit Saint Paul Board of Directors.   Not available Not available
RES 20-212 117Approving the Mayor’s reappointments of Joe Nayquonabe, Dianne Krizan, Liz Xiong, Wade Luneburg, John Marshall, and Tim Flynn to the Visit Saint Paul Board of Directors.ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointments of Joe Nayquonabe, Dianne Krizan, Liz Xiong, Wade Luneburg, John Marshall, and Tim Flynn to the Visit Saint Paul Board of Directors.   Not available Not available
RES 20-225 118Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Janessa Marquette, James Thayer, James Wilkinson, Kaliah Linear, Muria Kruger, and Eva Wailes to the Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission.ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Janessa Marquette, James Thayer, James Wilkinson, Kaliah Linear, Muria Kruger, and Eva Wailes to the Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission.   Not available Not available
RES 20-209 119Frogtown and West Minnehaha Chromebook DonationResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of 48 Chromebooks and two charging stations from Vivacity Tech.   Not available Not available
RES 20-213 120Saint Paul Garden Club - Blooming Saint Paul Kellogg Mall Park Beautification - Grant AuthorizationResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for $4,000 in funding through the Saint Paul Garden Club, Community Improvement Project Grant program, to purchase seeds, plants, and related materials to enhance the Kellogg Mall Park roadway medians and, if successful, enter into an agreement with the Saint Paul Garden Club.   Not available Not available
RES 20-168 122Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Volunteer ServicesResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Volunteer Services, to purchase items in an amount not to exceed $4,000 for volunteer recognition events.   Not available Not available
RES 20-188 1232020 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory In-Kind DonationsResolutionAuthorizing the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory to accept in-kind donations of plant and animal related goods, whose individual value is under $100, from various sources during the calendar year of 2020.   Not available Not available
RES 20-192 1242020 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Como Friends and Lancer Hospitality donation agreementResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, to accept donations of food and services in an amount not to exceed $4,000 from Lancer Hospitality and Como Friends through attending and participating in relationship-building, appreciation, and recognition events in 2020.   Not available Not available
RES 20-243 126EAB Grant ApplicationResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for an Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund grant of up to $30,000 from the Department of Natural Resources to replace trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer, and if funds are granted, authorizing the proper City of Saint Paul officials to execute the grant agreement.   Not available Not available
RES 20-214 127Citywide Spring Cleanup Donation Solicitation RequestResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to solicit and accept donations for the 2020 Citywide Spring Cleanup event.   Not available Not available
RES 20-158 128Parks and Recreation Projects PLA RecommendationsResolutionApproving the use or non-use of a Project Labor Agreement on Department of Parks and Recreation construction projects for the first half of 2020.   Not available Not available
RES 20-242 129Sewer Easement Acceptance - West Side FlatsResolutionAuthorizing the declaration of a public sewer easement on City property in the West Side Flats redevelopment area and accepting a public sewer easement from the Housing and Redevelopment Authority within the redevelopment area.   Not available Not available
RES 20-144 130 ResolutionAuthorizing the City of Saint Paul to apply to Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Redevelopment Grant funding for the Northwest Corner of University and Dale project.   Not available Not available
RES 20-218 131 ResolutionApproving a waiver of the 45-day notice requirement to add a Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio) license and expand the indoor liquor service area by approximately 1,700 square feet in size for a business with the following existing licenses: Liquor On Sale - 181-290 seats, Liquor On Sale - 2AM Closing, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk), Entertainment (B), Gambling Location, and Shared Parking Agreement licenses with conditions to Meefy Beat Inc., d/b/a Shamrock’s Irish Nook (License ID #20060004156) at 995 7th Street West.   Not available Not available
RES 20-216 121Wacouta Commons Tree Donation Friends of WacoutaResolutionAccepting a gift and installation of seven overstory trees in Wacouta Commons, from the Friends of Wacouta Commons, valued at approximately $10,644.   Not available Video Video
RES 20-141 1252020 Charitable Gambling 10% ClubResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to add organizations to the List of Eligible Recipients for Charitable Gambling funds for 2020.   Not available Video Video
RES 20-240 132Committing the City to exploring a new local option sales taxResolutionCommitting the City to exploring a new local option sales tax to fund critical investments in the future of Saint Paul and the region over the next 25 years.   Not available Video Video
RLH OA 20-1 233721 E. 4TH St.Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of David Chavez for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 721 FOURTH STREET EAST. (Laid over from January 22)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-17 134CHA 2020 Exterior Wall Restoration ProjectResolution-Public HearingAmending the City’s 2020 Operating Budget to reflect an advance in the amount of up to $500,000 from the internal borrowing fund and the use of fund equity of up to $500,000 to finance the CHA Exterior Wall Restoration Project.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-21 135Resolution for PCIARC GrantResolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity to apply for and accept the Building Community Capacity grant of $10,000 from the Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation to support the work of the Saint Paul Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC).   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-23 136SLV - MN United FC Pre-Season Event - PH 2-5-2020Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for a sound level variance for a DJ and amplified music on February 9, 2020 at 400 Snelling Avenue North for the Allianz Field Pre-Season Event.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 19-913 237969 ALBEMARLE STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 969 ALBEMARLE STREET. (File No. CRT2004, Assessment No. 208203)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 19-939 2681802 ROSS AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1802 ROSS AVENUE. (File No. J2008A, Assessment No. 208507)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 19-914 238886 Arcade StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 886 ARCADE STREET. (File No. J2003P, Assessment No. 208402)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-909 239961 ARCADE STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 961 ARCADE STREET. (File No. J2004B, Assessment No. 208103)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-9 240254 Arlington Avenue WResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 254 ARLINGTON AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2007A, Assessment No. 208506) (Amend to delete)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 20-4 241846 Ashland Ave.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Ariana Pierre to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 846 ASHLAND AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-908 24241 Atwater StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 41 ATWATER STREET. (File No. J2004E, Assessment No. 208303)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-639 3431459 Birmingham StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1459 BIRMINGHAM STREET. (File No. J1911E, Assessment No. 198318) (Public hearing continued from September 18, 2019) (Amend to delete)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-929 2441240 BURR STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1240 BURR STREET. (File No. J2008A, Assessment No. 208507)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-907 245162 COLLEGE AVENUE WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 162 COLLEGE AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2003P, Assessment No. 208402)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-906 2461877 CONWAY STREETResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1877 CONWAY STREET. (File No. J2001V, Assessment No. 208000)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-915 247653 Cottage Ave EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 653 COTTAGE AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2001V, Assessment No. 208000) (Public hearing continued from February 5)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-903 2481940 Fairmount AveResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1940 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE. (File No. J2004E, Assessment No. 208303)   Not available Not available
RLH VO 20-8 149Amending 1818 Fifth St EResolution LH Vacate OrderAmending Council File RLH VO 19-58, adopted January 15, 2020, to grant Anthony Suero on behalf of Alina Cruz an additional extension for property at 1818 FIFTH STREET EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH OA 20-4 250237 4th St. E.Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeAppeal of Greg Houle, Flannery Construction, to a Fence Variance at 237 FOURTH STREET EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-640 351810 Fourth St EResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 810 FOURTH STREET EAST. (File No. J1911E, Assessment No. 198318) (Public hearing continued from September 18, 2019)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-2 2521063 Front AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1063 FRONT AVENUE. (File No. J2004E, Assessment No. 208303)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-905 2531021 FULLER AVENUEResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1021 FULLER AVENUE. (File No. VB2004, Assessment No. 208803)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-932 2541418 Galtier StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1418 GALTIER STREET. (File No. J2007A, Assessment No. 208506) (Public Hearing continued to August 5, 2020)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 20-5 255530 Geranium Avenue EastResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 530 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST in Council File RLH RR 19-25.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-12 256192 Granite StreetResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 192 GRANITE STREET. (File No. J2007A, Assessment No. 208506) (Public hearing continued from February 5)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-618 357911 IDAHO AVENUE WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 911 IDAHO AVENUE WEST. (File No. J1911E, Assessment No. 198318) (Public hearing continued from September 18, 2019) (Amend to delete)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 20-6 258Making Finding 871 Jessamine Ave EResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 871 JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST in Council File RLH RR 19-21.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-11 2591787 Lafond AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1787 LAFOND AVENUE. (File No. J2007A, Assessment No. 208506) (Public hearing continued from February 5)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 20-5 260885 Margaret St.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Selena Peou to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 885 MARGARET STREET.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-87 161949 Marshall AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council Files No. RLH TA 19-717 to delete the assessment for Property Clean Up services during June 14 to 28, 2019 at 949 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. J2002A, Assessment No. 208501)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-3 2621519 Marshall AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1519 MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. VB2004, Assessment No. 208803)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-883 2631530 MARYLAND AVENUE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1530 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CRT2004, Assessment No. 208203)   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 20-7 2641191 Minnehaha Ave. E.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Jay Mitchell, Danmark LLC, on behalf of Quality Residences, to a Correction Notice-Reinspection Complaint at 1191 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-931 2651357 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1357 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2008A, Assessment No. 208507) (Public hearing continued from February 5)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-938 2661014-1016 Payne AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1014-1016 PAYNE AVENUE. (File No. J2003P, Assessment No. 208402)   Not available Not available
RLH RR 20-12 267Making Finding 957 Prosperity AvenueResolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 957 PROSPERITY AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 19-19.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-916 2691895 Saint Anthony AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1895 SAINT ANTHONY AVENUE. (File No. VB2004, Assessment No. 208803)   Not available Not available
RLH VBR 20-2 270421 7th St. E.Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of James Morelli to a Vacant Building Registration Renewal Notice at 421 SEVENTH STREET EAST.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-86 171Deleting 678 Seventh St WResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File RLH AR 19-108 to delete the assessment for Graffiti Removal services during May 30 to June 12, 2019 at 678 SEVENTH STREET WEST. (File No. J2001P, Assessment No. 208400)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-904 2721348 6TH STREET EASTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1348 SIXTH STREET EAST. (File No. VB2004, Assessment No. 208803)   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 20-2 273474-476 University Ave. W.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Kassim Busuri to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 474-476 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST.   Not available Not available
RLH FCO 20-1 2741478 Van Buren Ave.Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Patrick McMahon to a Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection at 1478 VAN BUREN AVENUE.   Not available Not available
RLH TA 19-894 27580 WINIFRED STREET WESTResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 80 WINIFRED STREET WEST. (File No. CRT2004, Assessment No. 208203)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-1 276903 York AvenueResolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 903 YORK AVENUE. (File No. J2004B, Assessment No. 208103)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-147 277Vacant Bldg Reg Fee May 7 to July 22, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during May 7 to July 22, 2019. (File No. VB2004, Assessment No. 208803)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-148 278Boarding and/or Securing August 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Boarding and/or Securing services during August 2019. (File No. J2004B, Assessment No. 208103)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-149 279Fire Certificate of Occupancy June 18 to July 13, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during June 18 to July 13, 2019. (File No. CRT2004, Assessment No. 208203)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-150 280Excessive/Abatement Services June 24 to July 22, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during June 24 to July 22, 2019. (File No. J2004E, Assessment No. 208303)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-151 281Graffiti Removal May 2 to August 13, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services billed during May 2 to August 13, 2019. (File No. J2003P, Assessment No. 208402)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-152 282Towing Abandoned Vehicle January to June 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Towing of Abandoned Vehicle services during January to June 2019. (File No. J2001V, Assessment No. 208000)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-153 283Property Clean Up September 3 to 12, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 3 to 12, 2019. (File No. J2007A, Assessment No. 208506)   Not available Not available
RLH AR 19-154 284Property Clean Up September 13 to 30, 2019Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 13 to 30, 2019. (File No. J2008A, Assessment No. 208507)   Not available Not available
RES 20-141 1 2020 Charitable Gambling 10% ClubResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to add organizations to the List of Eligible Recipients for Charitable Gambling funds for 2020.   Not available Not available
RES PH 20-20 185Amending 2020 water chargesResolution-Public HearingApproving the 2020 water charges as recommended by the Board of Water Commissioners.   Not available Video Video
Ord 20-3 186Ordinance 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.   Not available Video Video
Ord 20-1 187 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 414 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.   Not available Video Video
Ord 20-2 188 OrdinanceAmending Chapter 412 of the Legislative Code regarding Massage and Bodywork Centers to add a solo massage center to the Class A license category.   Not available Video Video
Ord 20-5 189 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.   Not available Video Video
Ord 20-4 190Rezone 337 7th St W, 366 Smith Ave N, and 372 Smith Ave N from T2 to T3 traditional neighborhoodOrdinanceGranting the application of Bonfe Properties LLP to rezone property at 337 7th Street West, 366 Smith Avenue North, and 372 Smith Ave North from T2 to T3 Traditional Neighborhood, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Zoning Map. (Laid over from February 12)   Not available Video Video
Ord 20-6 1911035 Arkwright rezoningOrdinanceGranting the application of Brad Graves to rezone property at 1035 Arkwright Street from RT2 Townhouse Residential to RM2 Multiple Family Residential, and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-12 192 Resolution-Public HearingConsidering and adopting the Recommendation and Order on Cross Motions for Summary Disposition submitted by the Administrative Law Judge concerning all licenses held by the University Club of St. Paul, d/b/a The Commodore at 79 Western Avenue North.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-22 193Vacation File 08-2019 - University/DaleResolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of Mihailo Temali and Ben Johnson to vacate a portion of the alley in Block 1, Syndicate No. 1 Addition.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-25 194West Side Flats Phase III B Apartment ProjectResolution-Public HearingReciting a proposal for a Housing Finance Program for a multifamily rental housing development; giving preliminary approval to the project and the program; authorizing the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to issue conduit multifamily housing revenue obligations; and authorizing the preparation of necessary documents and materials in connection with the West Side Flats Phase III B Apartment Project (District 3, Ward 2).   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-18 195Degree of Honor Building Skyway HoursResolution-Public HearingDenying the application submitted by Tom Dillon of Madison Equities for an exception to the general hours of operation for pedestrian skyway bridges #33, #43, and #46, which serve the Degree of Honor Building.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-19 196 Resolution-Public HearingDenying the application submitted by Calsey Smith of 333 on the Park for an exception to the general hours of operation for pedestrian skyway bridges #26 and #36, which serve Timberland Partners. (Amended to approve the application)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-5 197Ratifying Asmt - Fire Protection at 26 E Exchange StResolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for installation of a fire protection system, as requested by Rebound Exchange LLC, for 26 Exchange Street East. (File No. FP2019-01, Assessment No. 197100)   Not available Video Video
APC 19-4 1982495 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.   Not available Video Video
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
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
RLH AR 19-150 2/1/2020 9:56 AMSharon4USA Against pg 21 Invalid ***essments creating Fraudulent Debt,AntiTrust http://sharons-whistleblowerblog.blogspot.com Sharon Lee Anderson 697 Surrey Av St Paul MN 55106-5521 *697 SURREY AVE *Ward: 7 *Pending as of: 9/4/2019 LYMAN DAYTON ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ST. PAUL LOT 5 BLK 46 Excessive Inspection 1.00 122.00 $122.00 32-29-22-41-0053 Real Estate Admin Fee 35.00 1.00 $35.00 $157.00 *** Owner and Taxpayer
RES 20-240 1/31/2020 4:44 AM    Mn Dept. of Revenue spreadsheet on St. Paul sales tax by industry: https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/2019-04/ST%20PAUL%20CITY%20BY%20INDUSTRY%202017_0.xlsx
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