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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/10/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 21-58 11Administrative OrderAmending the 2021 spending budget in the Department of Public Works Engineering Fund Survey Section Projects accounting unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-59 12Administrative OrderAmending the 2021 spending budget in the Department of Public Works Sewers Utility Fund Sewer Maintenance accounting unit.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-60 13Administrative OrderAmending CDBG undesignated project budgets to reprogram unused prior year business and clearance funds to housing funds in order to assist projects that will allow the City to meet HUD spending requirements.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-61 14Administrative OrderAmending CDBG Project Budgets: Moving funds from Undesignated Property Maintenance project budget to 650-658 Sherburne project and closing out unused funds from 686 Burr Street project.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
AO 21-62 15Administrative OrderEstablishing five (5) new projects through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round program as adopted via City Council Resolutions # Res 21-1437, Res 21-1445, Res 21-1574, Res 21-1590 and Res 21-1608; and the balance of one Year-Round STAR project completed under budget is being returned to the Year Round STAR Program.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 21-1626 16ResolutionApproving the 2022 City Council meeting schedule.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1503 17ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during April 29 to July 23, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for December 7, 2021 and City Council public hearing for February 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2204, Assessment No. 228803)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1504 18ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during August 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for December 7, 2021 and City Council public hearing for February 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2204B, Assessment No. 228103)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1505 19ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during August 2 to 16, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for December 7, 2021 and City Council public hearing for February 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2204, Assessment No. 228203)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1506 110ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during June 22 to July 22, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for December 7, 2021 and City Council public hearing for February 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2204E, Assessment No. 228303)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1565 111ResolutionAmending Civil Service Rule 14 providing promotional rights to Emergency Medical Technicians into the fire fighting group and Community Engagement Cadets into the police group.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1573 112ResolutionApproving 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).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1580 113ResolutionApproving the adverse action against the Auto Repair license held by Duke’s Cars and Towing, LLC, d/b/a Duke’s Cars and Towing, for the premises located at 977 Front Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1603 114ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to $25,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board to support the Reconnecting the North End Community Through Art project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1604 115ResolutionApproving an agreement with MnDOT related to cost participation for Capital improvements and release of right-of-way along and adjacent to I-94 and I-35E.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1607 117ResolutionReciting a proposal for a Housing Finance Program for a multifamily rental housing development; approving the project and the program pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 462C; authorizing the Housing and Redevelopment Authority to issue conduit multifamily housing revenue obligations; and authorizing the preparation of necessary documents and materials in connection with said project and program, 520 Payne Avenue (The Hollows Apartments Project District 5, Ward 7).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1608 118ResolutionApproving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood Star Year-Round Program for security and kitchen upgrades to Saint Paul Saloon.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1622 119ResolutionApproving the execution of the fourth amendment to the second agreement with the RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1624 120ResolutionAuthorizing agreement between the City and The Travelers Indemnity Company (acting on behalf of St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company) for use of the parking facility for police operations.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1625 121ResolutionCanvassing the returns and declaring the results of the City General Election held November 2, 2021.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 21-1605 116ResolutionRecognizing Hope for the Day's 2021 National Suicide Prevention and action awareness throughout the City.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
SR 21-198 122Staff ReportUpdate on the rent stabilization ordinance.Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-298 123Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing a Business Subsidy for the OMG Studios. (The public hearing was closed on November 3)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-33 224OrdinanceAmending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to homeless services facilities.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-41 125OrdinanceAmending the commercial development district known as the Schmidt Brewery Commercial Development District to remove liquor license restrictions.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-44 126OrdinanceGranting a five-year extension of the Energy Park Utility Company Franchise, held by the Port Authority, from August 1, 2036 to August 1, 2041.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-42 127OrdinanceAmending Section 220.05 of the Legislative Code to set rates for base level garbage service to be effective January 1, 2022.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-45 128OrdinanceAmending Chapter 64 of the Administrative Code to update deferral language, delete sewer separation references, and update assessment procedures.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-46 129OrdinanceAmending Chapter 60 of the Administrative Code to clarify hardship deferral language.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-47 130OrdinanceAmending 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 Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-48 131OrdinanceAmending 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 Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-49 132OrdinanceAmending Chapter 62 of the Administrative Code to clarify hardship deferral language and other language clarification.Laid Over to Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
Ord 21-50 133OrdinanceAmending 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 Final AdoptionPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-307 134Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Podium Sports Marketing, Inc. for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound for the Turkey Trot Saint Paul on November 25, 2021 by Shepard Road between Washington Street and Sherman Street.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-308 135Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Allianz Field for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound for the Great Lawn Concert at Allianz Field on June 14, 2022 by Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Avenue North.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-310 136Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $2,024.33 for a donation from the Saint Paul Fire Foundation.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-311 137Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the amount of $1,127,272.73 for the 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase 248 radios.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-312 138Resolution-Public HearingAmending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department for $10,084.47 for the reimbursement from the Minnesota Firefighter Initiative to provide training for firefighters.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-313 139Resolution-Public HearingSetting the Solid Waste Service Fee for 2022. (To be laid over to December 8.)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 21-314 140Resolution-Public HearingAmending the redevelopment plan for the Saint Paul Neighborhood Redevelopment Project Area and approving the establishment of the 520 Payne Avenue Housing Tax Increment Financing District (The Hollows) in the Neighborhood Redevelopment Project Area and approving a tax increment financing plan therefore (District 5, Ward 7).AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 21-427 141Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealAmending Council File No. RLH AR 21-74 to delete the assessment for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during August 28, 2020 to March 17, 2021 at 284 ALBERT STREET SOUTH. (File No. VB2111, Assessment No. 218817)AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH OA 21-14 242Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeMaking recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Margaret A. Mindrum for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 90 CROCUS PLACE.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-72 243Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAppeal of Dan Carlson to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1154 GALTIER STREET.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VBR 21-76 144Resolution LH Vacant Building RegistrationAmending Council File RLH VBR 21-56, adopted October 13, 2021, to grant Lialoni Hutchinsen to a Vacant Building Registration Notice an additional extension for property at 722 GERANIUM AVENUE EAST.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH VO 21-45 147Resolution LH Vacate OrderAmending Council File RLH VO 21-32, adopted August 18, 2021, to grant Ann Tran, dba ATH & Weal LLC, an additional extension for property at 754 SHERBURNE AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH OA 21-15 248Resolution LH Other Appeal TypeAppeal of Yevgeny Lapitsky to a Denial of a Fence Variance Request at 2383 YOUNGMAN AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 21-41 246Resolution 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)AdoptedPass 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.
SR 21-198 11/10/2021 9:47 AMEric Lein - on hasty amendments to Rent Control   Voters approved intentionally-drafted rent control language that subjects newly-built rental units to heavy-handed restrictions. Before voting day, Mayor Carter and his administration said very little about unpleasant aspects and potentially high costs related to this program. Instead, he indicated his (tepid?) support. It should be NO surprise (to our freshly-reelected Mayor or to City Council members) that housing construction at the former Ford Site might be delayed because of what some call "shortsighted" restrictions. Now it seems that our Mayor wants the City Council to partially overrule the voters by tweaking (aka "amending") the brand new ordinance in a way that exempts the Ford Site's new construction. Known and suspected liabilities should have been carefully considered and publicly explained BEFORE Voting Day. As with voters' Garbage Petitions in 2018, it seems that voters decisions are still considered "inappropriate." SHAME on whoever falls under this Mayor's spell.
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. +6
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. +10 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. +5 -1