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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/7/2022 3:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
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AO 22-48 11Administrative OrderAmending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for 965 Arcade (SIR Boxing), a project selected by CDBG subgrantee Historic Saint Paul to be funded with Restore Saint Paul Commerical program funds and reducing Historic Saint Paul CDBG subaward to amended award amount.Received and Filed  Action details Not available
CO 22-61 12Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1011 Burns Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
CO 22-62 13Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 686 Minnehaha Avenue West a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
CO 22-63 14Communications & Receive/FileLetter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 346 Sherburne Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)Received and Filed  Action details Not available
RES 22-1194 15ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during March 1 to May 16, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. VB2301, Assessment No. 238800)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1195 16ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services during June 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2301B, Assessment No. 238100)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1196 17ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during April 26 to June 3, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CRT2301, Assessment No. 238200)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1197 18ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement services billed during April 22 to May 20, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2301E, Assessment No. 238300)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1198 19ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) during April 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2301T, Assessment No. 239000)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1253 110ResolutionApproving Amendment No. 1 to Site Lease Agreement with T-Mobile Central LLC to provide for the expansion of the ground lease area to provide room for the installation of an emergency natural gas generator.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1288 111ResolutionAuthorizing the transfer of budget between the Office of Technology and Communications and the Police Department in the amount of $202,000 to move two civilian technology positions back to the Police Department.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1297 112ResolutionApproving a Second Hand Dealer - Motor Vehicle and Auto Repair Garage license to A and M Auto Sales LLC (License ID #20220000890) for the premises located at 845 Robert Street South.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1321 114ResolutionApproving the 2022 Round 1 Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Grant Program awards.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1322 115ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s reappointment of Hannah Hills to the Capital Area Architectural and Planning Board.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1330 116ResolutionAccepting the gift of travel and lodging expenses from the Heartland Alliance and Mott Foundation for Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Ikram Koliso to attend the Midwest College Savings Account Consortium convening in Detroit, Michigan from August 24-25, 2022.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1334 117ResolutionApproving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to ratify the assessment for water main and connection at 2166 Carver Avenue (File No. 18982B5, Assessment No. 226100).AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1336 118ResolutionAuthorizing the City to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with Ramsey County for the construction of pedestrian and bicycle improvements in conjunction with the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1349 119ResolutionMemorializing the City Council’s decision to deny an appeal from a decision of the HPC to approve permit to construct an ADU in the rear yard of 525 Holly Avenue, located in the Heritage Hill preservation district.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1350 120ResolutionApproving the Labor Agreement (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025) between the City of Saint Paul and the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.Laid Over  Action details Not available
RES 22-1351 121ResolutionAuthorizing the Public Works Department to pay expenditures in the total amount of $5,000.00 for employee clothing purchases to be worn by employees when representing the Public Works Department during public events.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1352 122ResolutionMemorializing the denial of the application of House 11 LLC to rezone property at 918 Fifth Street East from RT1 two-family residential to RM1 multiple-family residential.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1354 123ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a Creative Support for Organizations grant, of up to $30,000, from the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) to support the Dayton’s Bluff Project: Celebrating Community Through Art.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1358 124ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during April to June 2022, and setting date of legislative hearing for October 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for November 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1360 125ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during April to June 2022, and setting date of legislative hearing for October 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for November 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1361 126ResolutionApproving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for service during April to June 2022, and setting date of legislative hearing for October 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for November 16, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1362 127ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to donate tackle football helmets and shoulder pads to the Westside Boosters to support youth tackle football programs.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1365 128ResolutionAuthorizing the Fire Department to pay for all costs incurred to hold a graduation ceremony for 12 new paramedics on September 6, 2022 at the Wellstone Center.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1367 129ResolutionAuthorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with Ramsey County for the for the delivery of a winter sports program within Battle Creek Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1380 130ResolutionWaiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Gambling Location License to Nice Guys LLC d/b/a Chances Tavern (License ID # 20220000957) for the premises located at 1080 Payne Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1381 131ResolutionWaiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 181 - 290 Seats, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Liquor On Sale - 2AM Closing, Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location License to Apostle Supper Club (License ID # 20220001316) for the premises located at 253 Kellogg Boulevard Suite A.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1383 132ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Theresa Paulson, Dave Burns, and Andrew Flamm to the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Commission.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1384 133ResolutionApproving the Mayor’s appointments of Carson Starkey, Alexandra Siclait, R. Lynn Pingol, Carlo Franco, Mai Thor, James Bradford III, Robert Lozinski-McClean and reappointment of Erika Sanders to the Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
Min 22-30 134Approval of MinutesApproving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of July 13, 20, and 27, 2022.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-707 135ResolutionAmending Civil Service Rule 7 to reduce the length of time eligible lists remain in effect.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1274 137ResolutionApproving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023) between the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Police Federation.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1304 138ResolutionApproving the revised Wage and Benefit Policy for Non-Represented Management and Legislative Personnel.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RES 22-1298 113ResolutionApproving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for Shadey’s Tavern Inc. (License ID# 20210000229), d/b/a Shadey’s Tavern, for a Liquor On Sale 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Entertainment (A) and Gambling Location licenses, located at 674 Dodd Road.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES 22-770 136ResolutionAmending Civil Service Rule 28.B.5 to eliminate language disallowing consideration of years of employment, and related education and experience, in setting wages for internal candidates as a firefighter. (Laid over from September 14, 2022)Laid OverPass Action details Video Video
Ord 22-40 1 OrdinanceAmending the Appendix to Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code Pursuant to Section 17.07.1 of the Charter and Section 409.20 of the Legislative Code to expand the Commercial Development District at 2078 Ford Parkway to include 2170 and 2128 Ford Parkway and 966 Mississippi River Boulevard South (parcels 172823110111 and 172823110114).Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Not available
RES 22-1415 1 ResolutionApproving a Liquor On Sale - 101-180 Seats, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Liquor - Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Entertainment B, Malt Off Sale (Growler), and Gambling Location license to Kaleidoscope Brewing d/b/a Saint Paul Brewing (License ID #20210001425) for the premises located at 688 Minnehaha Avenue.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
Ord 22-37 139OrdinanceAmending Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code pertaining to rent stabilization.Amended and Laid Over for Final Adoption  Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-245 140Resolution-Public HearingApproving the City's cost of providing graffiti removal on city street signs and bridges infrastructure in accordance with applicable city ordinances.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-264 141Resolution-Public HearingAuthorizing the City on behalf of the Police Department to accept and amend the 2022 Special Fund Budget for a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice - Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding/Byrne Discretionary Grants Program.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-206 142Resolution-Public HearingFinal Order approving the Grand/Snelling parking lot operation and maintenance costs for 2023. File No. 18746-22, Assessment No. 227202.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-216 143Resolution-Public HearingApproving the petition of Jeff Chermak, on behalf of Arno Built Homes LLC, to vacate Curfew Street abutting the southeasterly line of Lot 13, Block 13 and the northwesterly line of Lot 1, Block 15, all in the plat Desnoyer Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-244 144Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 24, 2022 at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd. - Harriet Island Regional Park.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-246 145Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of University of St. Thomas, for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 10, 24, October 8, 15, 29, and November 12, 2022 at 2115 Summit Avenue - O’Shaughnessy Stadium.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-256 146Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Allianz Field for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound for the Washburn Games outside of Allianz Field on September 25, 2022 at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-258 147Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Down Syndrome Association of MN for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 25, 2022 at Como Park Picnic Pavilion - 1199 Midway Parkway.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-261 148Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 18, 2022 at 1199 Midway Parkway.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RES PH 22-263 149Resolution-Public HearingApproving the application of Church of St. Mark for a sound level variance in order to present live amplified sound on October 1, 2022 at 1976 - 1983 Dayton Ave - parking lot and street.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 22-39 458Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderSecond Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 575 PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-71. (Public hearing continued to September 28, 2022)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH RR 22-40 459Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderSecond Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 595 PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-72. (Amend to grant 180 days)Continue Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
RLH TA 22-265 250Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 16 ACKER STREET WEST. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-33 451Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 781 COOK AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the July 13, 2022, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-303 252Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1641 FREMONT AVENUE. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533) (Public hearing continued to February 15, 2023)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-49 253Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderFirst Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 419 FRY STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-75 .AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH SAO 22-41 254Resolution LH Summary Abatement OrderAppeal of Robert Paulsen to a Summary Abatement Order at 392 HOLLY AVENUE.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-269 255Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 501 HOPKINS STREET. (File No. J2229A, Assessment No. 228534) (Public hearing continued to January 25, 2023)Continue Public Hearing  Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-264 256Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 479 LAWSON AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH TA 22-279 257Resolution LH Tax Assessment AppealRatifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1160 NORTON STREET. (File No. J2229A, Assessment No. 228534)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-30 360Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1006 THIRD STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the June 22, 2022, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)Referred  Action details Not available
RLH RR 22-38 361Resolution LH Substantial Abatement OrderOrdering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 132 WESTERN AVENUE SOUTH within fifteen (15) days after the July 27, 2022, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days)Adopted As Amended  Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-69 262Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during April 1 to 14, 2022. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-70 263Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during April 14 to 28, 2022. (File No. J2229A, Assessment No. 228534)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
RLH AR 22-71 264Resolution LH Assessment RollRatifying the assessments for Equipment and Labor for Clean Up services during March to May 2022. (File No. J2230A, Assessment No. 228537)AdoptedPass Action details Not available
File #Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
Ord 22-37 9/14/2022 9:19 PMTony Aarts Against Council members: People across St. Paul came together across race, income, and neighborhood to vote overwhelmingly for rent stabilization because we believe everyone in our city should have a home they can count on. That is why I'm asking you all to vote NO on ordinance 22-37. The language within the current ordinance would further displace and marginalize our vulnerable community members. If we are to craft a future that includes all of us, we need strong rent stabilization; that means we need vacancy control, protections for low wealth and BIPOC renters, and no new construction exemption. Ordinance 22-37 is pulling the heart out of the policy. There are already reports of property owners looking to tear down and build new to raise prices, as well as continued displacement/evictions that will escalate if this ordinance is p***ed. The people of this city are what make St. Paul what it is. We are the workers, teachers, nurses, elders, students, families. Please vote NO. -1
Ord 22-37 9/13/2022 11:20 PMSalina Amey For Dear Council Members, The Rent Control Initiative was a mistake. Despite the fact that those with a particular agenda succeeded in getting enough voters to approve it, it was and is a counter-productive solution to this market-driven problem. I urge you to repeal it, and if not take any and all necessary measures to protect the City of St Paul and her citizens from the ramifications of this ill-thought-out scheme. The unintended consequences of rent control include but are not limited to the following: 1. Rent control is proven to hurt low-income renters, reduce renter choice, mobility and accessibility, especially low-income renters 2. Rent control will continue to exacerbate the Saint Paul housing shortage 3. Rent control discourages investment in existing buildings causing ***ets to fall into disrepair,which further negatively impacts low-income renters who don’t have the ability to move. HUD data shows that since the p***age of Rent Control new building permits are down. +3
Ord 22-37 8/24/2022 11:44 PMAdrian Perryman  Against We literally already voted on this. +2 -3
Ord 22-37 8/24/2022 2:52 PMSidney Stuart Against I am a community member of Saint Paul, a former renter and now homeowner, and someone who advocated for the p***ing of Rent Stabilization last November. Ordinance 22-37 is incomplete. While it does well in clarifying the relationship between utilities and rent as well as preserving important aspects of rent stabilization such as the 3% cap, Ordinance 22-37 still falls short in many crucial areas when it comes to establishing a city where renters can feel secure in their homes. The enactment of exemptions to affordable housing is a discriminatory practice that unduly targets the most vulnerable members of our community. This along with a twenty-year blanket exemption for new construction and vacancy decontrol effectively robs the renters of St. Paul of any future where affordable housing is stable, plentiful, and accessible. Additionally, the exemption for new construction is unneeded, and has the potential to limit affordable much needed ADA compliant housing for our disabled community +7 -2
Ord 22-37 8/24/2022 12:16 AMBrian Young Against As someone who works with families to stabilize their housing, I see daily how valuable it is to have a safe, affordable, and stable home. I was thus delighted when our community voted for rent stabilization and stand in opposition to the ordinance that is currently written. I am certainly glad to see that the 3% annual increase cap has been kept, along with the protections against retaliation and covert efforts to increase rent by charging tenants for additional utilities. I am glad to see both the tenant notification and just cause components in the ordinance, but believe that they could be strengthened to better support St. Paul renters. I am firmly opposed to several parts of the legislation, though, including the affordable housing exemption, the 20-year exemption for new housing, and the inclusion of partial vacancy decontrol. This ordinance must support renters as much as possible; it's about so much more than money or buildings -- this is about equity, belonging, and home. +3 -3
Ord 22-37 8/23/2022 6:26 PMMaria For In a city like Saint Paul with an aging housing stock (many homes being 100+ years old), I worry that rent control is going to de-incentivize landlords from making necessary updates and fixes to their properties. If landlords aren't able to increase rent even to meet inflation, they aren't going to spend additional money making their properties more habitable for tenants or investing in fixing issues properly. In addition, many landlords may opt to sell their properties in Saint Paul because renting it out doesn't make financial sense for them with rent control. This will reduce the number of rentals available, forcing tenants in the city to compete over limited options. Priority will be given to those with the best rental history, credit, and financial stability - leaving those who are least able to handle rent changes without any options. +6 -2
Ord 22-37 8/23/2022 6:08 PMAlex For Unfortunately rent control has many unintended consequences. Without landlords willing to invest in our community homes and rental units will be sold to homeowners as homes or condos. In the short term I see rent control helping those struggling but in the long term this will decrease rental stock and cause larger pools of renters competing for housing with those tenants that are most likely to perform being selected for units leaving those who may be low income and need protections the most without options. Developers will look to other markets where they will see a better return on investment further decreasing the stock of rental units. Supply and demand teaches us that with decreased supply creates increased demand. We should be focusing on how to stimulate growth in our city so we can allow those who want to continue moving here to be able to. Increasing the supply of rentals will be the way to keeping costs lower. +4 -2
Ord 22-37 8/19/2022 5:51 PMCharles “Dell” Paulsen Against As a Saint Paul resident who is concerned with holding accountable people in leadership, recognizes the need to take responsibility collectively for the well-being of ourselves and our neighbors, and is a lifelong renter who has never seen the possibility for homeownership I am absolutely opposed to any attempt by the Saint Paul city council to ignore the collective will of voters in our city, especially as it relates to the only options that our poor neighbors have as a low/fixed income populace towards protections for their and our ability to continue to afford to live where they/we already reside. I can understand the concern for losing contracts to build out more housing for people in the city, however I do not think that centering the profit driven interests of any independent developer instead of the physical needs of constituents in your districts makes sense unless we ignore the destruction of communities that traditional housing development causes. Power to the people! +7 -2
Ord 22-37 8/1/2022 8:20 PMDaniel   I think vacancy control should be removed entirely, however if the approach will only p*** if tied to just-cause reasons, it would be important to add to these allowed reasons for a tenant to voluntarily give notice to vacate. The language only addresses situations of non-renewal that require a landlord to give notice to a tenant. Why couldn't deferred raises be implemented if a tenant voluntarily terminates their lease and moves out? That is the most typical case under which a vacancy is created, and the language needs to be amended to include these cases as well. +1 -2