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15 West Kellogg  
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City of Saint Paul  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
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Meeting Agenda - Final-revised  
City Council  
651-266-8560  
Council President Amy Brendmoen  
Councilmember Russel Balenger  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Wednesday, March 15, 2023  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
1
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 871  
Stickney Street a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public  
hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
2
3
Partial funding designated for the City Council Neighborhood Investment  
Fund is being added to the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program.  
Attachments:  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: Funding for 166 Larpenteur (Fantasy  
Nails), a project selected by CDBG subgrantee ESNDC for their North End  
Façade Improvement Program (NEFIP).  
Attachments:  
4
5
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: Funding for Fire Station 51 project  
rehabilitation costs.  
Attachments:  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for Rondo Community Land  
Trust CDBG subaward.  
Attachments:  
CONSENT AGENDA  
Items listed under the Consent Agenda will be enacted by one motion with no separate  
discussion. If discussion on an item is desired, the item will be removed from the Consent  
Agenda for separate consideration.  
6
Authorizing the City to grant a Temporary Revocable License on behalf of  
the Police Department (SPPD) for lease of 235 Maryland Avenue East,  
Saint Paul, MN with Shindler/West Finance Partners for canine training.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
7
8
9
Authorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with the  
Saint Paul Public Housing Agency for the collaborative A Community  
Outreach Program (ACOP), that includes an indemnification clause.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving an extension amendment for the Saint Paul Farmers Market  
lease, located downtown and bounded by Fourth Street, Fifth Street,  
Broadway Street, and Wall Street (District 17, Ward 2).  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Approving the agreement with Lime (Neutron Holdings, Inc. dba Lime) to  
provide e-scooter sharing services for the 2023 scooter season.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
10  
11  
Approving the agreement with Spin (Skinny Labs Inc. dba Spin) to provide  
e-scooter sharing services for the 2023 scooter season.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Appointing the firm Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A., under the direction of  
attorney Dyan J. Ebert, as outside counsel representing Fire Captain  
Jeremy Coy in the matter of Ahmed Ali v. Jeremy Coy; David Alfred; Ulicer  
Sanchez; Vang Touhu; City of St. Paul.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
12  
Appointing the firm Waldeck & Woodrow, P.A., under the direction of  
attorney Theodore J. Waldeck, as outside counsel representing Firefighter  
Vang Touhu in the matter of Ahmed Ali v. Jeremy Coy; David Alfred; Ulicer  
Sanchez; Vang Touhu; City of St. Paul.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
13  
Appointing the firm Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A., under the direction of  
attorney Margaret Skelton, as outside counsel representing Fire  
Equipment Operator David Alfred in the matter of Ahmed Ali v. Jeremy  
Coy; David Alfred; Ulicer Sanchez; Vang Touhu; City of St. Paul.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
14  
Appointing the firm Jardine, Logan & O’Brien, P.L.L.P., under the direction  
of attorney Joseph E. Flynn, as outside counsel representing Firefighter  
Ulicer Sanchez in the matter of Ahmed Ali v. Jeremy Coy; David Alfred;  
Ulicer Sanchez; Vang Touhu; City of St. Paul.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
15  
16  
Authorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with Ramsey  
County to provide services with funding from a 2022 American Rescue  
Plan Act Innovation in Community Safety (ARPIC) Grant from the  
Minnesota Department of Public Safety.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the application with no conditions, per the Legislative Hearing  
Officer, for Bold Grit LLC (License ID# 20230000117), d/b/a Club Pilates  
Highland Park West, for a Health/Sport Club license located at 757  
Cleveland Avenue South.  
Sponsors:  
Tolbert  
Attachments:  
17  
18  
Authorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2022 Staffing for  
Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of  
$4,579,629 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to  
hire 14 additional firefighters.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving a Liquor Off Sale license to Randolph Liquors Inc. d/b/a  
Randolph Liquors (License ID #20220002141) for the premises located at  
1325 Randolph Avenue.  
Sponsors:  
Tolbert  
Attachments:  
19  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative  
Hearing Officer, for Slate Billiard Club LLC (License ID #20230000170),  
d/b/a same, for a Pool & Billiard Hall license located 755 Prior Avenue  
North, Suite #002A.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
20  
Approval of financing of a $2,307,342 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)  
loan; authorization to enter into a subrecipient and loan agreement for the  
Ashland Apartments project at 532 Ashland; and authorization to transfer  
the funds from the 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing account to a  
specific account for the Ashland Apartments Housing Project (District 8,  
Ward 1).  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
21  
22  
23  
Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Maribel Davidson, Natalie King,  
Ana Perez, Crystal Robinson, and Aimee Vue to the Neighborhood STAR  
Board.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Authorizing the City Attorney's Office to apply for a 2024 Crime Victim  
Services 12- Month Grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,  
Office of Justice Programs (OJP).  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Accepting the gift of the costs of travel, food, and lodging from the Black  
Economic Alliance (BEA), for Mayor Melvin Carter’s attendance at the  
Black Economic Alliance Solutions Summit in New York, NY, on March 21,  
2023.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
24  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of April 6,  
13, 20, and 27, 2022.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
25  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of February  
1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
FOR DISCUSSION  
26  
Recognizing Holly Huston’s career and dedicated service to the City of  
Saint Paul.  
Sponsors:  
Tolbert, Jalali, Yang, Brendmoen, Prince, Noecker and Balenger  
SUSPENSION ITEMS  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Ward 2 Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round Program for projects located at FoxFace Studios.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
ORDINANCES  
An ordinance is a city law enacted by the City Council. It is read at three separate council  
meetings and becomes effective after passage by the Council and 30 days after publication in  
the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. Public hearings on ordinances are generally held at the first  
reading.  
Final Adoption  
27  
Granting the application of William Janicke to rezone property at 869  
Arkwright St from RT1 two-family residential to RT2 townhouse residential  
and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning  
map.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
First Reading  
28  
Granting the application of 1598 Carroll LLC to rezone the property at  
1598 Carroll Avenue from T2 traditional neighborhood to I1 light industrial  
and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning  
map.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
29  
Granting the application of Rosenblum Family Limited Partnership to  
rezone the property at 271 Snelling Avenue North from IT transitional  
industrial to I1 light industrial and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative  
Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways to  
testify.  
30  
Considering and adopting the Order on Cross Motions for Summary  
Disposition of the Administrative Law Judge and imposing the  
presumptive matrix penalty for a first violation, suspending the licenses  
held by Majid Nitaishoon d/b/a MJ Market, located at 922 Thomas Avenue,  
for 10 days in accordance with Legislative Code §324.10.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
31  
Approving the application of Visit Saint Paul for a sound level variance in  
order to present amplified sound for the Visit Saint Paul/NCHC Fan Fest  
2023 on March 17 and 18, 2023 on the Patio of Apostle Supper Club at  
253 Kellogg Boulevard West - on Seventh Street West between Kellogg  
Boulevard West and Fifth Street West.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
32  
33  
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to  
accept grant funds from Living Cities and to amend the financing and  
spending plan, in the amount of $400,000, to support homeownership  
strategies.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the execution of business subsidy agreements for the  
Neighborhood STAR loans and grants for the Shanghai Wholesale LLC  
project located at 640 Prior Avenue North (District 11, Ward 4), Vina  
Highland Inc project at 756 Cleveland Avenue South (District 15, Ward 3),  
and Wabasha Partners LLC project located at 160 Wabasha Street South  
(District 3, Ward 2).  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING CONSENT AGENDA  
Items listed under the Consent Agenda will receive a combined public hearing and be enacted  
by one motion with no separate discussion. Items may be removed from the Consent Agenda  
for a separate public hearing and discussion if desired.  
34  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 522  
AURORA AVENUE. (File No. J2302A1, Assessment No. 238516)  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
35  
36  
Amending Council File RLH AR 22-19 to delete the assessment for  
Property Clean Up services during November 1 to 10, 2021 at 1615  
CHARLES AVENUE. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Appeal of Mark Allerman, Christ's Household of Faith, to a Vacant Building  
Registration Renewal Notice at 27 EMPIRE DRIVE.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
37  
38  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1947  
LINCOLN AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 23-16.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
575 PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-71.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
39  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1384  
REANEY AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 23-2.  
Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
40  
Appeal of Greg Trentman and Rachel Goligoski to a Summary Abatement  
Order at 1317 SELBY AVENUE.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
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12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the public record and available for  
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materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the public  
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651-266-6805. Live testimony will be taken in person in the Council Chambers, and by  
telephone by registering to speak by noon on the day before the meeting. The registration link  
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