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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/12/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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CO 21-41 11Communications & Receive/FileMayor's Emergency Executive Order 21-20.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-21 12Administrative OrderAmending ESG-CV projects budget.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-22 13Administrative OrderEstablishing two new account codes for Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program awards adopted via City Council Resolutions #21-505 and #21-675.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-25 14Administrative OrderAmending the 2021 spending budget in the Department of Public Works Street Lighting Maintenance accounting unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 21-596 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during July 7 to January 15, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2109, Assessment No. 218815)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-597 16ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during February 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2109B, Assessment No. 218109)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-598 17ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during January 18 to February 12, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2109, Assessment No. 218209)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-599 18ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during December 23 to January 19, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2109E, Assessment No. 218310)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-600 19ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous and/or Diseased Tree(s) during January to February 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2103T, Assessment No. 219002)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-601 110ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) during November 2020 at 830 University Ave W, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2104T, Assessment No. 219003)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-602 111ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Towing of Abandoned Vehicle services during February to November 2020, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 8, 2021 and City Council public hearing for July 21, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2101V, Assessment No. 218000)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-648 112ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into an agreement with MnDOT for the relocation of City owned facilities as part of MnDOT's Trunk Highway 156 (Concord Street) Project from Annapolis to Trunk Highway 52.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-688 113ResolutionAuthorizing Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to pay for travel-related expenses, including airfare, lodging, meals, etc. for Como Zoo’s Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accreditation inspectors, who are not city employees from June 20-24, 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-691 114ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2021 Wage and Fringe Adjustment for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #82. (Laid over from May 12)Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-694 115ResolutionAuthorizing the City to transfer $250,000 in CDBG-CV funds to a specific account for COVID related activities.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-712 117ResolutionAuthorizing the proper City officials to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for real estate services associated with the realignment of the Gateway Trail between Maryland Avenue and Arlington Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-718 118ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply to the Metropolitan Council for Tax Base Revitalization Account Seeding Equitable Environmental Development grant funds for projects at 1490 Seventh Street East and 694 Minnehaha Avenue East.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-687 119ResolutionChanging the rate of pay for Grants Specialist, EG 06, PEA (laid over from May 5).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-710 116ResolutionApproving the agreement between the Department of Parks and Recreation (the City) and Viking River Cruises (Viking) for the 2024 through 2026 cruise season (summer) with a renewal option through 2029 to dock the Viking River Cruise vessel at Lambert's Landing.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 21-714 120ResolutionProclaiming May 14 as Hmong/Hmoob Day.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 21-673 121ResolutionClarifying the City Council's sole authority to review appeals from the Zoning Code.Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-16 222OrdinanceGranting the application of IO Investments LLC to rezone property at 1053 Dale Street North from R4 one-family residential to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-58 223Resolution-Public HearingRatifying the assessment for the 2019 Street Maintenance Service Program-Sealcoating Street and/or Alley. (File No. 195600, Assessment No. 195600)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-103 124Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit to accept and amend the 2021 special fund budget and adding an activity for the 2020 State of Minnesota Homeland Security Program - Bomb grant.Adopted  Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-113 125Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Bethel Christian Fellowship for a sound level variance to present amplified sound on Sundays for Outside Worship Services beginning Sunday, May 16 through Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 1466 Portland Ave-Back Parking Lot.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-115 126Resolution-Public HearingEstablishing Wabasha Street as the west corridor of the Capital City Bikeway downtown bike network.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-117 127Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to amend the 2021 Special Fund Budget to add the missed 2020 yearend technical amendment for the 2020 Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team Grant.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-118 128Resolution-Public HearingDenying the March 11, 2021 application submitted by Ronn Jansen of Madison Equities for an exception to the general hours of operation for Pedestrian Skyway Bridge #14 which serves the Mears Park Place Apartments and Park Square Court.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-120 129Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the Police Department to amend the 2021 Special Fund Budget to add the missed 2020 yearend technical amendment for the 2020 Foundation and private grants.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH SAO 21-34 230Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 616 DESNOYER AVENUE in Council File SAO 21-24.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-17 232Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1282 HAGUE AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 20-37.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-23 233Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Anh-Duyen Pham to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 721 JACKSON STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH SAO 21-37 234Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1356 JEFFERSON AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 21-1.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-237 138Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment and spread payments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during May 20 to September 17, 2020 at 1816 MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2105, Assessment No. 218804)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-15 240Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Jonathon Wayne to a Notice of Condemnation as Unfit for Human Habitation and Order to Vacate at 1026 REANEY AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH SAO 21-29 241Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Jesse Frank to a Summary Abatement Order at 1728 ROWE PLACE.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-233 144Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File RLH AR 20-160, adopted February 10, 2021, to ratify the assessment at 54 SYNDICATE STREET SOUTH (50 SYNDICATE STREET SOUTH/1276 GRAND AVENUE/1278 GRAND AVENUE) (File No. J2103B, Assessment No. 218102).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-21 245Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the razing and removal of the structures at 1544 UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST within forty-five (45) days after the May 12, 2021, City Council Public Hearing.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-20 236Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1128 MACKUBIN STREET within fifteen (15) days after the May 12, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days with no option for repair)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-23 337Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 975 MARSHALL AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 20-47. (Amend to grant 90 days until August 12, 2021)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-22 239Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1355 PAYNE AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 20-34. (Amend to grant 90 days until August 12, 2021)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-8 442Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppeal of Cynthia Johnstone to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice (which includes condemnation) and a Vehicle Abatement Order at 1352 SEVENTH STREET WEST.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH FCO 21-47 446Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Steve Minn, Lupe Development Partners, to a Correction Notice-Reinspection Complaint at 1276 WILSON AVENUE.Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-32 231Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 134 ELIZABETH STREET EAST in Council File RLH RR 20-13.Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-25 235Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1023 JESSIE STREET in Council File RLH RR 20-33. (Amend to grant additional 180 days)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
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RES PH 21-118 5/12/2021 8:34 PMJoe Baierl Against Hello. I am a resident in the River Park Lofts (RPL) building and have attended the last two Skyway Governance Committee meetings which attracted many RPL residents and significant input on this closure application. There are multiple disabled residents in RPL who will be harmed by Madison's proposed closure. Some of these people purchased units in RPL because of Skyway access. They feel that there must be or should be American Disabilities Act ramifications to a closure, and at least one person claims she will take legal action if the Skyway is closed. It is my hope that the City Council and City of St Paul will not let it come to this, and that the City will treat the Skyway as the important public access that it is, and protect it for the Downtown residents. Other building owners have demonstrated the feasibility of maintaining Skyway access during serious remodeling and renovations. I believe Madison Equities should do so, as well. +4 -4 4
RES PH 21-118 5/12/2021 1:28 PMJohn Wilcox Against As previously sent to the Council, I live in the RPL building and recently learned of a proposal to close the Skyway in the Park Square Court Building for three years. That would in effect isolate our building for a 1000 plus days. There will be periods of time when the Skyway must be closed for safety and other reasons, but clearly, three years is a disingenuous request and can't be condoned by the Council. Quite frankly, by requesting a three year closure, Madison Equities has just demonstrated they aren't serious about maintaining access. I would require them to give thirty days notice before closing the Skyway, restrict closure to no more than 14 days at a time, and make each 14 closure require separate approval at the City level. The Skyway is a Saint Paul ***et and we can't let it be chipped away by developers or individuals one building or p***ageway at a time. People have made life decisions based on the access provided by the Skyway so any decisions must be deliberate. +4 -4 4
RES PH 21-118 5/11/2021 1:07 AMSandra Smith Against As I previously emailed the City Council, I am opposed to the request by Madison Equities as this would be untenable to many of us who live, work and play in Lowertown. One of the reasons that my husband and I bought our unit in River Park Lofts was because of skyway access. We use the skyway frequently to see our dentist, go to Walgreens, use the ATM machine near Wells Fargo, and many other activities. This would effectively cut off our route as there is no other alternative. More importantly, we have a number of residents in our building who suffer from mobility issues and a closure of such an extensive duration would essentially isolate them from their community. Many of them would not have moved into the building if there was no skyway access. Madison Equities tried to initiate the three year closure without going through proper channels in mid-March. This abuse of the system needs to stop! I urge the council to vote no! +4 -4 5
RES PH 21-58 5/5/2021 7:32 PM  Against +5 -5 5
RES PH 21-58 5/5/2021 7:30 PM4 Against fd +5 -5 5