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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/18/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 21-36 11Administrative OrderAmending 2019 HOME administration project to the maximum allowable administration allocation for the 2019 HOME grant.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 21-1045 12ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Property during April to June 2021, and setting date of City Council public hearing for September 15, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2103LDSRP, Assessment No. 214003)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1046 13ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Repair of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during April to June 2021, and setting date of City Council public hearing for September 15, 2021 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. SWRP2103, Assessment No. 213003)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1047 14ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during June 1 to 11, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for September 21, 2021 and City Council public hearing for January 12, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2201A, Assessment No. 228500)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1048 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during June 15 to 30, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for September 21, 2021 and City Council public hearing for January 12, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2202A, Assessment No. 228501)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1100 16ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Public Works to Enter into a Contract with JotForm Services for the Lease of their Interactive Form and Data Collection Application.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1132 17ResolutionApproving a Project Management Agreement between the City and the Port Authority, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 471.59, for the proposed Red Rock Road Mill and Overlay Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1136 18ResolutionAuthorizing the City to apply for Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Redevelopment Grant funding for Farwell Yards (102 and 150 West Water Street and 75 Bidwell Street) and 200 Plato Avenue projects.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1140 19ResolutionWaiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor - Outdoor Service Area (Patio) Licenses to Rok LLC d/b/a Rok Eatery (License ID #20210000774) for the premises located at 882 Seventh Street West Suite 12.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1142 110ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Classified Confidential Employees Association (CCEA) for the purpose of addressing the employment status of employees hired through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds.Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1144 111ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Construction Coordinator in Grade 018 of EG 06, Professional Employees Association (PEA).Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1145 112ResolutionEstablishing the rate of pay for Design and Construction Supervisor in Grade 022 of EG 09, Saint Paul Supervisors Organization (SPSO).Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1167 113ResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2024) between the City of Saint Paul and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 110.Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1169 114ResolutionApproving a Preliminary Order to set the date of Public Hearing for October 6, 2021 to consider approval to install two new standard light fixtures at Laurel and Nina as requested by the Riley Row Townhouse Association. Project No. 19251, Assessment No. 215100.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1171 115ResolutionApproving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco and Gas Station License held by Reemo Corp. (“Licensee”) d/b/a Minnoco (License ID# 20130005314) at 1200 Rice Street.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1176 117ResolutionApproving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and AFSCME Legal, Local 3757 for the purpose of addressing the employment status of employees hired through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds.Laid OverPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1173 116ResolutionSupplemental Resolution #21-1173 Supplementing the General Resolution (CF 88-835) Relating to Sewer Revenue Bonds and providing for the issuance of Sewer Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2021F (Green Bonds) and taking other required actions.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 21-1157 118ResolutionDirecting the City Clerk to notify the County Auditor to place an initiative regarding whether to adopt the proposed Residential Rent Stabilization ordinance on the November 2, 2021 ballot and approving the title and language for that ballot question.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 21-1179 119ResolutionAuthorizing the City to transfer $3,507,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to specific accounts to address ARP Administration and other needs to respond to the public health emergency and its negative economic impacts and provide government services.Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES 21-1181 120ResolutionRecommending that the City explore a vaccination requirement for all City employees.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-27 121OrdinanceAmending Legislative Code Chapters 60, 63, 65, and 66 pertaining to off-street parking requirements.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-31 122OrdinanceGranting the application of St Albans LLC to rezone property at 695 Grand from B2 Community Business District to T3 Traditional Neighborhood District, amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map, and denying the rezoning out of the EG East Grand Avenue Overlay District. (Public hearing closed August 11)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-199 123Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Shine in the World Ministries for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 2-5, 2021 at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard - MN State Capitol.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-200 124Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Dual Citizen Brewing for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 11, 2021 at 725 Raymond Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-201 125Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Film Score Fest for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 4, 2021 at 221 Fifth Street East - Mears Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-203 126Resolution-Public HearingAccepting Metropolitan Council and the Department of Employment and Economic Development grants, amending the 2021 City budget upon acceptance of said grant: and approving and authorizing execution of a grant agreement and other necessary documents.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-202 127Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Compassionate Action for Animals for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 19, 2021 at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Boulevard - Harriet Island Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-204 128Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Selby Avenue Jazz Fest/R. Mychael Wright for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 11, 2021 at 934 Selby Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-205 129Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of MDVA for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 10 and 11, 2021, 2021 at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard - MN State Capitol, Upper Mall.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-207 130Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Minnesota Recovery Connection for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 18, 2021 at 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard - State Capitol Upper and Lower malls.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-209 131Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $17,943.73 for the reimbursement from Ramsey County Public Health for COVID-19 vaccinators.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-210 132Resolution-Public HearingApproving and authorizing acceptance of a grant from the McKnight Foundation in the amount of $4,000.00, amending the 2021 City budget in the amount of $4,000.00 upon acceptance of said grant, and approving and authorizing expenditure of the $4,000.00 grant for zoning studies in connection therewith (Citywide).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH CO 21-5 233Resolution LH Correction OrderAppealing a Correction Notice by Donovan Tegg at 9 ALICE COURT.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-297 236Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 963 COMO BOULEVARD EAST. (File No. VB2110, Assessment No. 218816)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-49 237Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppealing a Vacant Building Registration Notice by Christina Harding, Green Jacket LLC, at 1233 CONWAY STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-285 239Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 854 EUCLID STREET. (File No. J2110E, Assessment No. 218313)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-301 240Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 416 FAIRVIEW AVENUE SOUTH. (File No. CRT2110, Assessment No. 218210)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-51 241Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppealing a Vacant Building Registration Notice by Jodi Lesher - representing - Leslie A. Fisher Trust at 1605 FIFTH STREET EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH FCO 21-114 242Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppealing a Correction Notice - Re-Inspection Complaint by Erin Washington at 910 FOREST STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-292 243Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 15 KELLOGG BOULEVARD WEST(File No. CRT2110, Assessment No. 218210)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-55 244Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the substantial abatement ordered for 975 MARSHALL AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-23.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-33 245Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppealing a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Revocation and Order to Vacate by Loretta Kimmet-Mobley at 1132 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-54 248Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1355 PAYNE AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-22.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH VBR 21-48 249Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppealing a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter by Wessam Sonbol at 1446 RICE STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-290 250Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1426 SCHEFFER AVENUE. (File No. CRT2110, Assessment No. 218210)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-50 251Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppealing a Vacant Building Registration Fee Warning Letter by Alissa Gray, Winifred Partners LLC, to at 1490 SEVENTH STREET EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-32 252Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppealing a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 754 SHERBURNE AVENUE by Ann Tran, ATH & WEAL LLC.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-294 253Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealDeleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 605 STRYKER AVENUE. (File No. J2107P, Assessment No. 218409)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-42 254Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1004 THOMAS AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-6.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH SAO 21-60 255Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1372 VICTORIA STREET NORTH in Council File RLH SAO 21-55.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-293 256Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 936 WESTMINSTER STREET. (File No. J2110B, Assessment No. 218111)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-62 257Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during October 15, 2020 to February 15, 2021. (File No. VB2110, Assessment No. 218816)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-63 258Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during March 2021. (File No. J2110B, Assessment No. 218111)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-64 259Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Demolition service from March 2021 at 535 FOREST STREET (C.D.G.B. Funds). (File No. J2104C, Assessment No. 212003)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-65 260Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during February 15 to March 22, 2021. (File No.CRT2110, Assessment No. 218210)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-66 261Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during January 20 to February 19, 2021. (File No. J2110E, Assessment No. 218313)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH AR 21-67 262Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during February 26 to April 6, 2021. (File No. J2107P, Assessment No. 218409)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-31 234Resolution LH Vacate OrderAppealing a Notice of Condemnation-Unfit for Human Habitation-Order to Vacate by Nichole Ruiz to at 666 ARLINGTON AVENUE EAST. (Legislative Hearing on August 17, 2021)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-362 138Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 77 COOK AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2110E, Assessment No. 218313) (Amend to delete)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-295 246Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1880 OLD HUDSON ROAD. (File No. J2110E, Assessment No. 218313) (Legislative Hearing on August 17, 2021)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-304 235Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 554 CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. VB2110, Assessment No. 1543973)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-308 247Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1323 PAYNE AVENUE. (File No. VB2110, Assessment No. 218816)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
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RES 21-1179 8/22/2021 9:41 PMJohn Purdy Ward 2  Against $1,700,000 of resolution ARP spending total of $3,507,000 is for "River Centre Ramp", but the attached financial analysis appears incomplete by not referencing the type of spending account being proposed. Companion resolution RES 21-1234, also being discussed today, references $1,700,000 of ARP funds to be used for River Centre Ramp maintenance. Is the City's intent to use a total of $3,400,000 of ARP funds for River Centre Ramp improvements by approving both resolutions? These resolutions should be amended to state that hiring of unemployed and low income St Paul residents is a requirement, and containing budget funds sufficient to train and and keep these citizens on the job. I stand "For" if amended, "Against" if this spending goes to the low bidder without naming the above stipulation. In its present draft I stand "Against" until amended. Respectfully submitted and I thank the Council for this consideration. +2 -2 2
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:29 PMSid S For I live in the Payne Phalen neighborhood in East Saint Paul and I live in stable housing. I want the same for everyone else in my community. Rent Stabilization is a way to make sure we have the opportunity to feel some sense of security. Excessive rent increases kick out the people who need the most support in our communities and who make Saint Paul what it is! +4 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:26 PMMeg Daly For My name is Meg and I'm a renter in the Rondo neighborhood. As a white renter, my rent has remained relatively stable over the last three years, and I know my BIPOC neighbors shoulder the burden of rising rents in our city. Rent stabilization means that we can Keep St. Paul Home for all across race, cl***, and zip code — no exceptions. +4 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:21 PMGenevieve Roudan For My name is Genevieve and I am a lifelong renter. I have moved over 11 times in the past 10 years and hope to someday find a stable place to call home, but rising rents make that feel daunting sometimes. My rent went up 4.2 percent this year, but my income has not. If rents were stabilized and increases to rent were reasonable, I would have an easier time staying in my home. I am hopeful that this initiative will help my neighbors, friends, and coworkers stay in their homes. +4 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:21 PMJamie Kavanah For A few years ago, I moved to the Twin Cities from NYC. I noticed immediately how the more manageable cost of living here created room for the vibrant arts, culture, and innovation we see all around us in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Since then, I've learned about the ways that rising rents threaten to push my community members and neighbors out of the places they call home. Rent stabilization would help my neighbors stay in the communities they've built in St. Paul, which in turn would help keep St. Paul a beautiful and connected place to live. +4 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:20 PMTram H. For When I rented in St. Paul, I never knew what my rent would be next year. For my neighbors on month to month leases, they wouldn't know what rent would be next month - the same, $40 more, $200 more, or even doubled. Now as a homeowner, I benefit from rent stabilization through my mortgage. I know exactly what I'll be spending on housing for the next 30 years. I want the same stability for all of my neighbors, no matter if they own or rent, if they're students or seniors on a fixed income. +5 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:20 PMB Rosas   I am someone who chose Saint Paul to be my new home, I am lucky enough to have been able to afford my rent over the last two years, but I know this is not the case for the folks living here or looking into moving here. This Rent Stabilization policy is going to make St. Paul a more welcoming and livable city for all. I support the Rent Stabilization policy because it will allow folks to afford their rent, allow community to grow, and allow for Saint Paul to stay as diverse as it is. +5 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:18 PMBen Werner For This will make Saint Paul better for renters! +6 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/18/2021 7:17 PMJonah Wexler For I am a renter in Merriam Park, and after such a tumultuous time, renters deserve housing stability like everyone else. I am excited to see this go to the ballot and hopefully succeed. +5 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/16/2021 9:02 PMMark S. For This is such an important step for housing stability and equity in Saint Paul. The policy is reasonable and balanced and I am glad that I will get a chance to vote on it this fall. +7 -3 3
RES 21-1157 8/12/2021 9:58 PMBetsy MV For My family and I are fully in support of this proposal. Renters are struggling, and they deserve the predictability of knowing what their increase will be each year. Residents also deserve affordable rent that helps them be able to support the needs of their families. It's time to flip the script on housing. +6 -3 3