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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 4/1/2020 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 20-20 11Administrative OrderSixth amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget to allocate funding for the Green Energy Loan Program to the appropriate department projects.   Not available Not available
AO 20-22 12Administrative OrderAmending the 2020 spending budget for the City Council.   Not available Not available
AO 20-23 13Administrative OrderApproving a second six-month extension of the lease for the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity RiverPrint space at 375 Jackson Street.   Not available Not available
RES 20-569 14ResolutionApproving the Settlement Agreement and Release between the City of Saint Paul and Bowl-Rite, Inc., d/b/a Midway Pro Bowl ("Midway") and its attorney, Jon W. Morphew.   Not available Not available
RES 20-585 15ResolutionSetting the City Council's new regular meeting schedule effective until Tuesday, June 16, 2020.   Not available Not available
RES 20-476 16ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during February 18 to December 20, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 5, 2020 and City Council public hearing for June 17, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2009, Assessment No. 208810)   Not available Not available
RES 20-477 17ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during January 2020, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 5, 2020 and City Council public hearing for June 17, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2009B, Assessment No. 208108)   Not available Not available
RES 20-478 18ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy Fees billed during November 26 to December 17, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 5, 2020 and City Council public hearing for June 17, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2009, Assessment No. 208208)   Not available Not available
RES 20-479 19ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during November 22 to December 20, 2019, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 5, 2020 and City Council public hearing for June 17, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2009E, Assessment No. 208310)   Not available Not available
RES 20-480 110ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during January 4 to February 26, 2020, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 5, 2020 and City Council public hearing for June 17, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2006P, Assessment No. 208405)   Not available Not available
RES 20-481 111ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) during December 2019 at 2118 St. Anthony Avenue, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 5, 2020 and City Council public hearing for June 17, 2020 to consider and levy the assessments. (File No. 2006T, Assessment No. 209005)   Not available Not available
RES 20-446 112ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for installation of a fire protection system, as requested by 344 S.A., LLC, for 344 Summit Avenue. (File No. FP2017-02, Assessment No. 177101)   Not available Not available
RES 20-511 113ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program - Mill and Overlay: Downtown Streets (Phase I). (Project No. 195500, Assessment No. 195500)   Not available Not available
RES 20-513 114ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program - Mill and Overlay: St. Clair Avenue from Fairview to Snelling (2019). (Project No. MO1905, Assessment No. 195505)   Not available Not available
RES 20-515 115ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program - Mill and Overlay: Cleveland Avenue from Yorkshire to Mississippi River Boulevard (2019). (Project No. MO1901, Assessment No. 195502)   Not available Not available
RES 20-517 116ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program - Mill and Overlay: Pascal Street from University to St. Anthony (2019). (Project No. MO1903, Assessment No. 195503)   Not available Not available
RES 20-520 117ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program - Mill and Overlay: Prior Avenue from Summit to I-94 (2019). (Project No. MO1904, Assessment No. 195504)   Not available Not available
RES 20-570 118ResolutionApproving the Joint Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and AFSCME District Council 5 (Locals 1842, 2508, 3757), Classified Confidential Employees Association (CCEA), Fire Fighters Local 21, Fire Supervisory Association (FSA) Local 3939, Machinists, Manual & Maintenance Supervisors Association, Operating Engineers Local 70, Police Federation, Professional Employees Association (PEA), Saint Paul Supervisory Association (SPSO), TriCouncil (Locals 49, 120 and 363), Trades: Bricklayers, Carpenters, Cement Masons, Electrical Workers, Elevator Constructors, Painters, Pipefitters, Plumbers, Sprinkler-Fitters and Sheet Metal Workers for the purpose of establishing access for employees who are unable to work a portion of, or all their regularly scheduled hours due to the COVID 19 pandemic, up to eighty (80) hours of Emergency Pandemic Leave (EPL).   Not available Not available
RES 20-572 119ResolutionChanging the minimum rate of pay for Assistant to the Mayor I, Job Code 100210, in Grade 05C of EG 17, Non-Represented City Managers.   Not available Not available
RES 20-577 120ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between Fire Fighters Local 21 and the City of Saint Paul for the purpose of establishing clarification to sworn classifications, job transfer bid system, and seniority requirements for bid eligibility in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020).   Not available Not available
RES 20-578 121ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between Fire Fighters Local 21, Fire Supervisory Association Local 3939 and the City of Saint Paul for the purpose of establishing new options for pre-65 Retiree Health Insurance.   Not available Not available
RES 20-583 122ResolutionChanging the rate of pay for the classifications of Labor Relations Specialist I and II, in EG 17, Non-Represented City Managers.   Not available Not available
RES 20-564 123ResolutionApproving the waiver of 2020 application fees for the Neighborhood STAR Program.   Not available Not available
RES 20-581 124ResolutionApproving the 2020 budget for Cultural STAR funds for year six of six to Minnesota Children’s Museum.   Not available Not available
RES 20-543 125ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency for the collaborative A Community outreach Program, that includes an indemnification clause.   Not available Not available
RES 20-547 126ResolutionSuspending all licenses held by the University Club of St. Paul, d/b/a The Commodore at 79 Western Avenue, for non-payment of the matrix penalty and costs imposed under RES PH 20-12.   Not available Not available
SR 20-31 1 Staff ReportStaff report from the Administration.   Not available Not available
RES 20-620 1 ResolutionUrging Governor Tim Walz to support Saint Paul’s struggling bars and restaurants by approving a temporary “take out liquor” for bars and restaurants impacted by Emergency Executive Order 20-04 and the COVID-19 pandemic.   Not available Not available
RES 20-586 127ResolutionRecognizing April 1, 2020 as Census Day in the City of Saint Paul.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-80 128Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota United FC & Allianz Field for three sound level variances for amplified music at 400 Snelling Avenue North during MN United FC MLS games on April 4, April 11 and April 18, 2020. (Public hearing held March 18) (To be withdrawn)   Not available Not available
Ord 20-15 129OrdinanceCreating Chapter 190 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code entitled "Prohibition of Conversion Therapy Directed to Minors."   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-145 230Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1048 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2012A, Assessment No. 208511)   Not available Video Video
RLH VBR 20-13 231Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Shai Leibovich to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 980 CONWAY STREET.   Not available Video Video
RLH FCO 20-23 132Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAmending Council File RLH FCO 19-126, adopted December 18, 2019, to grant Kevin Roepe or Craig Mader an additional extension for a Fire Inspection Correction Notice for property at 584 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH.   Not available Video Video
RLH VBR 20-18 233Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Omobolaji Shadrack to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 2203-2205 GLENRIDGE AVENUE.   Not available Video Video
RLH RR 20-10 534Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1282 HAGUE AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the February 26, 2020 City Council public hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)   Not available Video Video
RLH VBR 20-16 235Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Lauren Lightner, on behalf of Catherine Fehr, to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 701 HAZEL STREET NORTH.   Not available Video Video
RLH VBR 20-14 236Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Daniel Heinen to a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter at 377 MARYLAND AVENUE WEST.   Not available Video Video
RLH RR 19-30 337Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1904 PRINCETON AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the December 18, 2019 City Council public hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-143 238Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1090 ROSS AVENUE. (File No. J2011A1, Assessment No. 208536) (Public hearing to be continued to January 6, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-146 239Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 607 SHERWOOD AVENUE. (File No. J2011A, Assessment No. 208510)   Not available Video Video
RLH VBR 20-12 240Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Carrie Nelson to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 291 STINSON STREET.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-182 141Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1504 SUMMIT AVENUE. (File No. J2012A, Assessment No. 208511)   Not available Video Video
RLH AR 20-44 242Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during November 1 to 14, 2019. (File No. J2011A, Assessment No. 208510) (Public hearing continued from April 1)   Not available Video Video
RLH AR 20-45 243Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during November 14 to 26, 2019. (File No. J2012A, Assessment No. 208511) (Public hearing continued from April 1)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-209 144Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File No. RLH AR 19-140 to delete the assessment for Collection of Vacant Building Registration Fees billed during September 13, 2018 to June 20, 2019 at 1860 HAWTHORNE AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2003, Assessment No. 208802)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-136 245Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 650 LAFOND AVENUE. (File No. J2011A, Assessment No. 208510)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-141 246Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 925 MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2011A, Assessment No. 208510)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-142 247Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 888 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2011A, Assessment No. 208510)   Not available Not available
RLH TA 20-183 148Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File No. RLH AR 20-16 to reduce the assessment for Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2019 at 198-200 ROBIE STREET WEST. (File No. CG1904A3, Assessment No. 190146)   Not available Not available
Ord 20-10 149OrdinanceAmending the Appendix to Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code Pursuant to Section 17.07.1 of the Charter, and Section 409.20 of the Legislative Code to create an additional Commercial Development District at 160 South Wabasha Street. (To be withdrawn)   Not available Not available
Ord 20-13 150OrdinanceAmending the Appendix to Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code Pursuant to Section 17.07.1 of the Charter, and Section 409.20 of the Legislative Code to expand the Commercial Development District at 1 Leech Street to include 200 Grand Avenue. (To be withdrawn)   Not available Not available
RES PH 20-95 151Resolution-Public HearingAccepting grant funds, authorizing execution of a grant agreement, and amending the operating budget related to the City of Saint Paul’s sponsorship of a Minnesota Investment Fund grant for the benefit of the Minnetronix Medical, Inc. expansion.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-86 152Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Properties during October to December 2019. (File No. SWRP2002, Assessment No. 203001)   Not available Video Video
RES PH 20-85 153Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during October to December 2019. (File No. 2002LDSRP, Assessment No. 204001)   Not available Video Video
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Ord 20-15 6/17/2020 8:42 PMKen Harris Against The mental health care this ordinance would ban is not unethical. In fact it has helped many people. Nicholas A. ***mings, former president of the American Psychological ***ociation and former chief psychologist for Kaiser Permanente, writes, “Of the roughly 18,000 gay and ******* patients whom we treated over 25 years through Kaiser, I believe that most had satisfactory outcomes. The majority were able to attain a happier and more stable ****sexual lifestyle. Of the patients I oversaw who sought to change their orientation, hundreds were successful.”
Ord 20-15 6/17/2020 8:15 PMKen Harris Against Why do you want to ban certain kids who desire psychological help from receiving it in St.Paul? The American Psychological ***ociation acknowledges that some people, including children and adolescents, may experience “distress” about having same-sex attractions and consider such feelings to be unwanted, without mention of any outside coercion. So some minors want less distress and desire mental health care that will mitigate it. Supporters of this ordinance want, however, to ensure that those vulnerable minors are prohibited from receiving such medical care in St. Paul. Why vote to prolong suffering? The American Psychological ***ociation has acknowledged that “for some, sexual orientation identity . . . is fluid or has an indefinite outcome.” Why should St. Paul prevent minors from receiving help to arriving at the sexual identity that they say they want? Who are you to stand in their way?
Ord 20-15 6/17/2020 3:26 PMCasey Pick, The Trevor Project For The Trevor Project, the world's largest provider of suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth, strongly supports Ord 20-15, which will protect St. Paul's youth from dangerous and discredited conversion therapy efforts. In the last year, more than 1000 Minnesota youth have reached out to The Trevor Project for help. Nationwide, many of the youth we serve are survivors of conversion therapy, or have a credible fear of being subjected to conversion therapy. Thank you for acting on their behalf to end this practice in St. Paul. -1
Ord 20-15 6/17/2020 1:39 AMDale For I strongly support the ordinance before you to ban conversion therapy directed to minors. However, I respectfully ask you consider a Prohibition of all Conversion Therapy, regardless of the person being a minor or adult because there is no scientifically rigorous evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is considered unethical and harmful mental health practice. No one should be permitted to subject another person to harmful mental health practices. +2 -1
RES 20-547 4/3/2020 8:53 AMSharon4USA Against Citizens must make DSI Accountable http://sharons-foia.blogspot.com Items 25 and 26 Withdrawn from Council Agenda to hide from Publichttp://stpaul-code-cops.blogspot.com
RES 20-543 3/30/2020 2:08 PMSharon4USA   Disparity to have Police PROTECTION for PHA and not All Large Apts, transposed to http://stpaul-code-cops.blogspot.com Disparate Treatment in Taxpayer Money County Denial of Full HS,Blindness, Inspections to Steal HOMESTEAD PROPERTYS
RLH TA 20-145 3/30/2020 7:10 AMEric Lein  Against $506 to haul away TWO COUCHES abandoned by tenants of this rental property. (What happened to Free Bulkies?) And, given this officially do***ented VERY HIGH cost of cleaning up after messy tenants, it is NOT reasonable for the City to set maximum security deposits at a barely adequate one month's rent (as proposed in ORDINANCE 20-14, Tenant Protections). +1
RES 20-543 3/29/2020 4:37 PMSharon4USA   Are U putting Police at Risk blogged at http://stpaulpolice-rico.blogspot.com whistleblower complaint under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, alleging that the City of St. Paul had falsely certified that it was in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act from 2003 to 2009.41 In particular, Newell alleged that the City had falsely certified on applications for HUD funds that it had complied with Section 3’s requirements when in fact the City knew it had not complied.42 He alleged that based on these knowingly false certifications, the City had improperly received more than $62 million in federal HUD funds.43 As a whistleblower, Newell brought the case – United States ex rel. Newell v. City of St. Paul – on behalf of the United States.