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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/17/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 21-21 11Communications & Receive/FileMayor's Emergency Executive Order 21-7.   Not available Not available
AO 21-9 12Administrative OrderAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to reallocate $328,328 of 2021 General Fund Budget within accounting units to most accurately reflect the location of projected actual spending. The Community First Public Safety increase for 2021 was originally included in an existing accounting unit budget, but Parks and Recreation now wishes to move this funding in to the newly created Community First Public Safety accounting unit budget, to provide the most effective financial tracking specific to this program.   Not available Not available
Min 21-6 13Approval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the September 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020 City Council meetings.   Not available Not available
RES 21-132 14ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during October to December 2020, and setting date of City Council public hearing for March 17, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2101LDSRP, Assessment No. 214001)   Not available Not available
RES 21-134 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Repair of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Properties during October to December 2020, and setting date of City Council public hearing for March 17, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. SWRP2101, Assessment No. 213001)   Not available Not available
RES 21-186 16ResolutionAuthorizing staff to apply for a grant from MnDOT's Local Road Improvement Program for the Lexington Parkway (Phase 2) project.   Not available Not available
RES 21-193 17ResolutionAuthorizing use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the Sewer Maintenance Generator Installation and Pump Station Repair projects.   Not available Not available
RES 21-194 18ResolutionApproving non-use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the following projects: Sewer Cleaning and Televising Projects (Eagle-Shepard, Point Douglas-Lower Afton), Storm Tunnel Outfall Repairs Project, 2021 Citywide Sewer Lining, and 2021 Citywide Sewer Repairs.   Not available Not available
RES 21-208 19ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Massage Practitioner application submitted by Kao Vang (License ID #20190001182) for the premises located at 2140 Ford Parkway.   Not available Not available
RES 21-211 110ResolutionAuthorizing the City to submit a Point Source Implementation grant application to the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA), and authorizing City officials to execute a grant agreement on behalf of the City for the Bush-Desoto Stormwater Pond Retrofit and related facilities.   Not available Not available
RES 21-236 111ResolutionAuthorizing the Police Department assessors' expenses for assistance in the evaluation of candidates for the sergeant position.   Not available Not available
RES 21-249 112ResolutionEntering into license agreements between the City of Saint Paul and the BNSF Railway Company for fiber optic lines on BNSF property.   Not available Not available
RES 21-253 113ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment of Matt Slaven to a six-year term to the Saint Paul Port Authority.   Not available Not available
RES 21-255 114ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointments of Dawn Selle and Suzanne Yeager to a two-year term on the Advisory Committee on Aging.   Not available Not available
RES 21-256 115ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Ron Weisman, Lance Fang, and Tom Eckstein to a two-year term on the Advisory Committee on Aging.   Not available Not available
RES 21-258 117ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment of Thomas McCarthy to a three-year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals.   Not available Not available
RES 21-260 119ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment of James Garrett Jr. to a four-year term on the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB).   Not available Not available
RES 21-257 116ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointment of Roxanne Draughn and Walter Battle to a four-year term on the Neighborhood STAR Board. (Laid over from February 24)   Not available Video Video
RES 21-259 118ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Libby Kantner and Richard Holst to the Planning Commission.   Not available Video Video
RES 21-271 120ResolutionRecognizing Hawkins, Inc. as one of America's most responsible companies by Newsweek Magazine.   Not available Video Video
Ord 21-3 121OrdinanceGranting the application of NBH Holdings LLC to rezone the property at 1350 Arcade Street and 835 Clear Avenue from R4 one-family residential to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
Ord 21-10 122OrdinanceCreating Chapter 223 of the Legislative Code relating to Guaranteed Income Program (Title XXIII).   Not available Video Video
Ord 21-4 123OrdinanceAmending the zoning code as recommended in the Definition of Family Zoning Study.   Not available Video Video
Ord 21-6 124OrdinanceAmending Chapter 366A of the Legislative Code entitled “Parades, Races and Public Assemblies” to prohibit possession of certain items at such events. (To be withdrawn)   Not available Video Video
Ord 21-8 125OrdinanceGranting the application of 2069 Marshall Ave LLC to rezone property at 2069 Marshall Avenue from T2 Traditional Neighborhood to T3 Traditional Neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 21-5 126Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for installation of a fire protection system at the Minnesota Transportation Museum at 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E., covering Bay B and Bay C of the building. (Project No. FP2019-05, Assessment No. 197104).   Not available Video Video
RES PH 21-25 127Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept funds in the amount of $85,000 from the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD), amending the financing and spending plan to reflect the funding received and the reimbursement of Foursome for the upfront cost of BMP improvements at Como Golf Course.   Not available Video Video
RES PH 21-28 128Resolution-Public HearingApproving the Final (combined) Plat for Highland Bridge 2nd Addition Rowhome Combined Plat.   Not available Video Video
Ord 21-7 129OrdinanceAmending and replacing ordinance CF10-779 and authorizing the issuance of general obligation library refunding bonds of the Public Library Agency in order to achieve debt service savings.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-705 232Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 37 ATWATER STREET. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-79 233Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1696 BOHLAND AVENUE. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-702 235Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 839 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J2107A, Assessment No. 218506)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-346 236Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 128 COOK AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-699 237Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1082 EUCLID STREET. (File No. J2107A, Assessment No. 218506)   Not available Video Video
RLH VO 21-5 238Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Chee Xiong to a Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection (which includes condemnation) at 1151 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST.   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 21-9 239Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Chee Xiong to a Summary Abatement Order and Vehicle Abatement Order at 1151 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-70 240Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1568 HAGUE AVENUE. (File No. CRT2101A, Assessment No. 218207)   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 21-4 244Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1122 JACKSON STREET in Council File RLH SAO 19-49.   Not available Video Video
RLH SAO 21-7 246Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of James VinZant to a Summary Abatement Order at 1597 JACKSON STREET.   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-677 247Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 724 JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-700 248Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 779 LAFOND AVENUE. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-704 252Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 951 MARION STREET. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-60 254Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 433 ROBERT STREET SOUTH. (File No. J2101P1, Assessment No. 218405)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-706 257Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 716 SIMS AVENUE. (File No. J2107A, Assessment No. 218506)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-304 258Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 832 THIRD STREET EAST. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524) (Public hearing continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-88 260Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2469 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2102P1, Assessment No. 218406)   Not available Video Video
RLH FCO 20-168 262Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Irine Katras to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1676 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH.   Not available Video Video
RLH AR 20-72 265Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up during January 2 to 10, 2020. (File No. J2015A, Assessment No. 208515) (Public hearing continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH AR 20-164 267Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 1 to 14, 2020. (File No. J2107A, Assessment No. 218506)   Not available Video Video
RLH AR 20-165 268Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September 15 to 29, 2020. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-305 330Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1245 ALBEMARLE STREET. (File No. J2015A, Assessment No. 208515) (Public hearing continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-233 231Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 861 ALBERT STREET NORTH. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524) (Public hearing to be continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-278 245Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1555 JACKSON STREET (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524) (Amend to delete)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-101 251Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 876 MARGARET STREET. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-279 453Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 644 OLIVE STREET (AKA 640 OLIVE STREET). (File No. J2015A, Assessment No. 208515)   Not available Video Video
RLH RR 20-53 355Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1313 SEMINARY AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the January 13, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-109 256Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1670 SEVENTH STREET EAST. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507) (Legislative Hearing on February 16, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-249 261Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2155 WAUKON AVENUE. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524) (Public hearing to be continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-280 464Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 903 YORK AVENUE (File No. J2015A, Assessment No. 208515) (Public hearing continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH AR 20-73 366Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up during January 16 to 31, 2020. (File No. J2016A, Assessment No. 208524) (Public hearing continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH RR 20-51 341Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1629 HARTFORD AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the January 13, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 100 days)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-701 249Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 120 MAGNOLIA AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2107A, Assessment No. 218506) (Public hearing continued to July 7, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 21-99 250Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 876 MARGARET STREET. (File No. J2015A, Assessment No. 208515) (Public hearing continued to September 8, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-596 259Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1935 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. VB2101, Assessment No. 208800) (Public Hearing to be continued to February 17, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-710 234Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 701 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J2108A, Assessment No. 218507) (Public hearing continued to July 7, 2021)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-264 442Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 0 HERBERT STREET. (File No. J2015A, Assessment No. 208515)   Not available Video Video
RLH TA 20-288 343Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 0 HERBERT STREET, PARCEL ID: 27-29-22-13-0021. (File No. J2013A, Assessment No. 208515)   Not available Video Video
RLH VO 21-3 263Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Thomas Mueller, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, on behalf of Michelle Baker, to a Correction Notice-Re-Inspection Complaint (which includes condemnation) at 1276 WILSON AVENUE #128.   Not available Video Video
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Ord 21-8 3/3/2021 8:09 PMJosh Salonek Against I am against the idea to rezone 2069 Marshall Ave from T2 to T3 Traditional Neighborhood. It seems to me that this change would change the neighborhood in a significant way. The purpose of the rezoning seems to be to tear down the house and to put up another apartment building on Marshall Ave. There is already one apartment in the process of being built (2127 Marshall Ave) and it has disrupted our neighborhood. Crime has increased during the building phase and after the apartment complex is up it will add a significant amount of traffic to our already busy street. For these reasons, I do not think the City Council should rezone 2069 Marshall Ave. +2
Ord 21-8 3/2/2021 9:46 PMMarc Paveglio Against I live on the 2100 block of Marshall Avenue and I am against the unwise development and rezoning of 2069 Marshall Ave. Please reconsider this application and allow our neighborhoods to be sustainable and healthy. +1
Ord 21-6 3/2/2021 7:50 PMYvonne Cournoyer Against I am vehemently opposed to this effort to severely restrict and limit our Constitutional right to free speech and ***embly. There are already laws and ordinances prohibiting violence. Peaceful protests are an important way for citizens to lift up issues and raise concerns with governmental leaders. Requiring permits to ***emble is an unnecessarily harsh and extreme method for controlling protesters. And when not backed up with any call for restraint from the police, who through their aggressive responses to peaceful protests often provoke and escalate violence, this Ordinance will not prevent violence at protests and demonstrations. History shows that ordinances like this are unfairly enforced on Black and Brown people. With the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin, St. Paul has an opportunity to demonstrate that we value engaged citizens and our right to peacefully ***emble and protest. Vote NO on Ordinance 21-6.
Ord 21-6 3/2/2021 7:16 PMJames Wilkinson   Error in previous comment corrected here: Minnesota law allows police officers to ask for, review and conduct signature verification for people carrying guns in the city who have permits and take action against those who do not have valid permits.
Ord 21-6 3/2/2021 7:13 PMJames Wilkinson Against The proposal does not even address the possession of illegal or unlicensed guns at events here!!! Minnesota law limits St Paul's response to the increased intimidation by carrying of guns at demonstrations, parades, etc.- an almost 100% radical white nationalist phenomenon seen here. However, the City is NOT without any tools to address this. Minnesota law allows police officers to ask for, review and conduct signature verification for people carrying guns in the city. It criminalizes carrying permitted guns when under the influence of alcohol or drugs and authorizes police to address such cir***stances by using familiar screening tests. I have sent suggested language that addresses this issue by adding such weapons to the banned list and prioritizing gun checks to council members, but it does not appear that there is any real interest by sponsors in addressing the most dangerous weapons we are sure to see at times of unrest. I hope to be proven wrong.
Ord 21-6 3/1/2021 8:47 PMBetsy MV Against I think this proposal creates creates excessive limitations on community members who wish to exercise their rights to free speech and public ***embly. The expectation of permits limits the ability of people to gather spontaneously based on what is happening at the moment. The city can't possibly get a permit approved within a short period of time. With the permit costing money, this also puts up a barrier for low wealth residents and BIPOC individuals. This is an ordinance written in a way to severely limit and penalize people. Is it in the best interest of anyone to be citing or arresting people for having a sign that's too large? It should not be p***ed.
Ord 21-6 3/1/2021 6:16 PMLucas Cragg Against As noted by other commenters, this appears to be absolutely ripe for abuse against legitimate protest and does nothing to prevent violence being perpetrated by law enforcement or by the blackshirt wannabes. Drop this.
Ord 21-6 2/27/2021 12:57 PMMike Reynolds Against As James Wilkinson notes, the proposed revisions add a slate of specific prohibitions that seem to enable inequitable enforcement of the basic underlying ordinance about public safety. The revisions constrain public ***embly in ways that could, for instance, allow harsher measures against Black Lives Matter protests while providing no greater regulation of the Proud Boys marching with semi-automatics. I would urge the Council to vote no on the revisions as proposed. +7
Ord 21-4 2/26/2021 9:52 PMJames Wilkinson   We need more flexibility in St Paul housing and the change will help with that. Low income people and particularly immigrants do not have the income to abide by such restrictions that are focused on family relationships. Actual problems with student housing or behavior of residents should be addressed with other powers available to the City. +1 -1
Ord 21-6 2/25/2021 8:55 PMJames Wilkinson Against This is worse than the first version as it seems to remove the "warn first" provision. The new language on allowing some sticks for signs does not make sense when I read the sentence. Is the real danger to St. Paul is from BLM and anti-right demonstrators with 2x4s , containers of milk, etc. or from proud boys with guns and kevlar vests? Create more crimes on our books and you will see that these are used against oppressed communities. +8
CO 21-21 2/16/2021 10:19 PMSharon4MNAG Against Affiant does not give consent to Extend Order another year on Chinese Virus,Sharons Demand 4 DSI Employees Names,Pic,Salary Ps TRUMP 2024 http://crimes-against-humanity6.blogspot.com On March 13, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-01 declaring a Peacetime Emergency and coordinating Minnesota’s strategy to protect Minnesotans from COVID- 19” pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 12.31, Subd. 2. This Declaration has been extended and remains in effect. On March 15, 2020, I issued an Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic” pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 12.29; which the City Council consented to on March 17, 2020, and which has been extended and remains in effect