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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final-revised
Meeting date/time: 11/3/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
Please see below for meeting guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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AO 21-54 11Administrative OrderAmending the 2021 spending budget in the Department of Public Works General Fund Traffic Signals accounting unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-57 12Administrative OrderAmending CDBG projects budget: funding for 605-617 (Stryker Senior Housing).Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 21-1546 13ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept $2,910,000 in funding through the Legacy Amendment Arts & Cultural Heritage for programmatic development at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and to enter into a grant agreement with the State of Minnesota that includes indemnification language.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1565 14ResolutionAmending Civil Service Rule 14 providing promotional rights to Emergency Medical Technicians into the fire fighting group and Community Engagement Cadets into the police group.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 21-1568 15ResolutionAuthorizing the Sewer Utility to enter into a Project Funding Agreement with the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD), for the creation of Trout Brook Storm Sewer Hydraulic, Hydrologic, and Water Quality Detailed Modeling and Reporting.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1569 16ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into the attached Lease Agreement with Tajana’s 11th House, LLC for mooring space on the Harriet Island Public Dock for the Covington Inn Bed and Breakfast.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1573 17ResolutionApproving the Labor Agreement between the Independent School District 625 and AFSCME District Council 5, Local Union 844, representing Clerical and Technical employees (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022).Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 21-1574 18ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program to African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1588 19ResolutionAuthorizing an agreement between the City and property owner at Saint Paul River Centre for the Police Department’s use of commercial space for police operations.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1590 110ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program for the Friends of Wacouta Park Tot Lot Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1502 112ResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022) between the City and AFSCME District Council 5, Legal - Local 3757.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1528 113ResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreements between the Independent School District 625 and Tri-Council: Local 49, Local 120 and Local 363 (July 1, 2020 - September 10, 2021) and Laborers Local 563 (September 11, 2021 - April 30, 2024).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1600 111ResolutionHonoring Saint Paul Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
SR 21-186 1 Staff ReportUpdate on the rent stabilization ordinance.Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-29 214OrdinanceAmending Chapter 324 of the Legislative Code in order to create separate licenses for Tobacco Products Shops and Tobacco Shops, to restrict pricing discounts or coupons, and to create a distance requirement between establishments licensed to sell tobacco.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-33 115OrdinanceAmending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to homeless services facilities.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-38 116OrdinanceAmending Section 94.13 of the Legislative Code to ensure consistency with the 2015 MN Plumbing and Building Codes.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-42 117OrdinanceAmending Section 220.05 of the Legislative Code to set rates for base level garbage service to be effective January 1, 2022.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-45 118OrdinanceAmending Chapter 64 of the Administrative Code to update deferral language, delete sewer separation references, and update assessment procedures.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-46 119OrdinanceAmending Chapter 60 of the Administrative Code to clarify hardship deferral language.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-47 120OrdinanceAmending Chapter 177, Removal of Dangerous Trees, of the Legislative Code by deleting it in its entirety and combining its provisions into Chapter 175 of the Legislative Code.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-48 121OrdinanceAmending Chapter 175A of the Legislative Code, Emerald Ash Borer Pest Insect, by deleting it in its entirety and combining its provisions into Chapter 175 of the Legislative Code.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-49 122OrdinanceAmending Chapter 62 of the Administrative Code to clarify hardship deferral language and other language clarification.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-50 123OrdinanceAmending Chapter 175 of the Legislative Code in order to combine three chapters regarding the abatement of dangerous or diseased trees into one chapter, and to clarify hardship deferral language.Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Video Video
Ord 21-41 124OrdinanceAmending the commercial development district known as the Schmidt Brewery Commercial Development District to remove liquor license restrictions.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-44 125OrdinanceGranting a five-year extension of the Energy Park Utility Company Franchise, held by the Port Authority, from August 1, 2036 to August 1, 2041.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-282 126Resolution-Public HearingEstablishing the Water Charges for 2022. (Laid over from November 3.)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-297 127Resolution-Public HearingSetting the 2022 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates. (Laid over from November 3.)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-298 128Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing a Business Subsidy for the OMG Studios. (The public hearing was closed on November 3)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-304 129Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of 594 Mkt LLC/TJL Development for a sound level variance for the installation of a soil retention system in preparation for a new Apartment Building Construction Project at 594 Selby Avenue, work to be done from November 11-15, 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-309 130Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing Public Works to request $893,166 in SCORE grant and Incentive funds from Ramsey County to support the curbside recycling program and setting the 2022 City Recycling Service Fees. (Laid over from November 3.)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RLH FCO 21-150 232Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction OrderAppeal of Craig Thiele to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1040 MARGARET STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-68 234Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Kaye Sisombath and Di Vang to a Vacant Building Registration Fee at 243 WINIFRED STREET EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-59 431Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 830 IGLEHART AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the September 22, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Adopted As AmendedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-41 233Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderMaking finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 864 MARION STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-2. (Public hearing closed on November 3)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
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Ord 21-42 11/18/2021 10:13 PMEric Lein -- #4 -- Regarding PW Fixed Costs Response   EXAMPLE: A single-family household that wants a second cart pays FAR less for two carts than a duplex pays for two carts. The single family pays lower hauler fees and just one City administrative fee. The single family's 2-cart price advantage reflects the fact that fixed costs for a second, third or fourth cart are negligible. This No-Sharing Penalty has thousands of multi-family households subsidizing single-family households while over-paying haulers for non-existent fixed costs. +1
Ord 21-42 11/10/2021 8:40 AMEric Lein -- #3 Against AS CURRENTLY ADOPTED FOR 2021 and PROPOSED FOR 2022: Households that produce MORE Trash are rewarded with LOW per-gallon fees. Households that produce LESS Trash are penalized with HIGH per-gallon fees. ///--||--\\\ REALLOCATION RESULTS: Grand Total Fees to be paid by households to haulers for each cart size (including collection, disposal, billing, bulkies, county tax, state tax) will be -- (1) 35-Gal EOW @ $11.53/month [savings vs proposed rate = $8.24/mo]; (2) 35-Gal Weekly @ $18.49/month [savings = $4.78/mo]; (3) 64-Gal Weekly @ $30.95/month [savings = $1.24/mo]; (4) 96-Gal Weekly @ $43.68/month [added cost = $8.07/mo]. /// Please protect consumers and the environment via an EQUITABLE GARBAGE PROGRAM that encourages and rewards conservation of natural resources. /// Again, please refer to my E-MAIL and its ATTACHED FILE that shows detailed calculations. +7
Ord 21-42 11/10/2021 8:17 AMEric Lein -- #2 Against Please adopt "Sec 220.05(a) Base Level Fees" that are substantially equivalent to the "Reallocated Fees" shown here: (1) 35-Gallon EOW @ $8.37; (2) 35-Gal, Weekly @ $13.42; (3) 64-Gal, Weekly @ $22.47; (4) 96-Gal, Weekly @ $31.71. /// This schedule of Reallocated Fees charges all customers equally on a per-gallon basis. For example: LOW Wasters pay $5.56 per Month per 1,000 gallons annual capacity; HIGH Wasters pay $5.56 per Month per 1,000 gallons annual capacity. /// Haulers will collect the same total revenue with Proposed or Reallocated fees -- $25,952,978 per year. /// Haulers' bottom line will not be affected unless thousands of customers reduce their garbage volume (supposedly a good thing) and switch to smaller carts. /// Instead of perpetuating disincentives, thank you for enacting incentives that will work to protect the environment. /// PLEASE SEE MY E-MAILED TESTIMONY and its ATTACHED .PDF FILE with two pages of fine print and many detailed calculations. +11 2
Ord 21-42 11/10/2021 8:04 AMEric Lein -- #1 Against The fee schedule is not equitable, and flies in the face of City Ordinance Sec. 357.05 that requires trash prices to be “in proportion to the amount or weight of mixed municipal solid waste collected and shall differ significantly and incrementally one from another.” The City’s Organized Trash Collection Program does not meet this requirement. /// Households that produce MORE trash are rewarded with LOW per-gallon fees. /// Households that produce LESS trash are penalized with HIGH per-gallon fees. /// For example: (a) LOW Wasters pay: $12.13 per Month per 1,000 gallons annual capacity [Small cart; EOW]; and HIGH Wasters pay: $4.38 per Month per 1,000 gallons annual capacity [Large cart; Weekly] /// High-trash-volume customers are subsidized by excessive fees charged to lower-waste and zero-waste customers. /// St. Paul's existing fee structure works against city, state and national efforts to REDUCE trash volume. +6 -1
Ord 21-29 11/3/2021 11:04 PML. Daak For The Minnesota Prevention Alliance strongly and fiercely support ordinances of this kind. They protect our youth from the dangers of tobacco products. Thank you for considering this ordinance amendment to be on of the strongest in the State.
Ord 21-29 10/20/2021 12:19 AMWard 2 Against I believe this will do nothing but chase more smaller business out of st. Paul. People will just go else where. This will not help people quit smoking. I think crime, the pandemic and the fact people can not afford food right now. Please get your priorities straight! As a resident of st.paul for almost 65 years, I have to say that in the p*** few years I have considered moving out of the city because of the government costing me more money with every crazy new idea. It is much easier and cheaper to shop and live in surrounding areas. And safer! Please focus on whats important! Plus if it's not illegal to force businesses to charge a certain amount for a certain product...it should be. +2 -1
Ord 21-29 10/14/2021 7:29 PMJames Wilkinson For I strongly support the efforts to reduce tobacco in the City. These are good steps. As a member of the St Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission, I will report that the Commission p***ed a resolution of support for such a proposal some months. ago. +1