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City of Saint Paul  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
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Meeting Agenda  
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, November 1, 2023  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
1
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 59 King  
Street East a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public  
hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
2
Amending the 2023 spending budget in the Department of Public Works  
General Fund Traffic Signals accounting unit.  
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.  
3
Approving the application with a license condition, per the Legislative  
Hearing Officer, to add a Liquor-Outdoor Service Area (Patio) license to  
the existing Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday,  
and Gambling Location licenses for 859 Randolph Ave Corp ( (License ID  
#0016384), d/b/a The Spot Bar, 859 Randolph Avenue.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
4
Denying the Licensee's motion for Stay of Enforcement of the 10- day  
Suspension of Tobacco Shop License and Administrative Costs filed on  
October 9, 2023: In the Matter of Tobacco Shop License Held by Amira  
Grocery d/b/a Winnipeg Grocery for the Premises Located at 864 Rice  
Street.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
5
6
7
Approving adverse action against the Tobacco Shop license held by KMH  
Retail LLC d/b/a Mini Pac (License ID #20210000750) for the premises  
located at 1184 Maryland Avenue East.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving an Auto Repair Garage license to RS Transportation LLC d/b/a  
RS Transportation LLC (License ID 20230001613) for the premises  
located at 2013 Minnehaha Avenue East.  
Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
Approving the Theaters and Movie Theaters and Dance or Rental Halls  
licenses for The Hive Collaborative LLC, d/b/a The Hive Collaborative  
(License ID 20230001389) for the premises located at 677 Hamline  
Avenue North.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
8
Approving an Auto Repair Garage and a Second Hand Dealer - Motor  
Vehicle licenses for ANSS Auto Sale LLC d/b/a ANSS Auto Sale LLC  
(License ID 20230001598) for the premises located at 803 Earl Street.  
Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
9
Approving the Liquor On Sale - 101-180 seats and Liquor On Sale -  
Sunday licenses for JED Inc, d/b/a La Cucaracha (License ID #  
20230001446) for the premises located at 36 Dale Street South.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
10  
Approving the settlement agreement and release between the City and  
David Elgersma and his attorney, Tim Phillips.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
RES 23-1667 Authorizing carryforward of unused private activity bond volume cap.  
11  
12  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving adverse action against the Tobacco Products Shop license held  
by Maharaja‚Äôs d/b/a Best of Times (License ID # 20160002078) for the  
premises located at 201 7th Street West.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
13  
14  
Authorizing the City to accept a donation of gift cards valued at $20,000,  
from Cub Foods, on behalf of the Fire Department for food preparation and  
meals.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Authorizing the City to enter into an Access and Permit Agreement with  
Ramsey County for the Public Works St. Peter Storm Tunnel Access and  
Tunnel Repair Project.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
15  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of  
September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2023.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
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 second  
reading.  
Final Adoption  
16  
Granting the application of Pillai Builders LLC to rezone property at 597-  
605 Front Avenue from B3 general business to T2 traditional neighborhood  
and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Zoning  
Map.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
First Reading  
17  
Amending Chapter 74 of the Legislative Code by adding a new section  
74.04 for the purpose of designating the Dwight H. and Clara Watson  
House at 402 Hall Avenue as a Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Site.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
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testify.  
Setting the 2024 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates.  
18  
19  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving the petition of Curt Trisko, on behalf of York Avenue Land  
Development LLC, to vacate an unimproved street opened in Block 2,  
Cruickshank's Garden Lots as Stillwater Avenue, the block bounded by  
York, Birmingham, E. 7th and Hazelwood.  
Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
20  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $65,600 for the 2022 Hazardous Materials Emergency  
Preparedness (HMEP) Grant.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
21  
22  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $22,918.21 for the Minnesota Task Force One (MNTF1)  
reimbursement from the City of Edina.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $341,727.27 to accept the 2022 Assistance to Firefighters  
Grant (AFG) to provide turnout gear and paramedic training for firefighters.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
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.  
23  
Appeal of My Lam to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 827 AGATE  
STREET.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
24  
Amending Council File No. RLH AR 23-65 to delete the assessment for  
Graffiti Removal services during January 27 to March 28, 2023 at 959  
ARCADE STREET. (File No. J2306P, Assessment No. 238405)  
Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
25  
Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 594 BRUNSON  
STREET within fifteen (15) days after the November 1, 2023, City Council  
Public Hearing.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
594 Brunson St.Fire Investigation Report 6-18-21  
26  
Appeal of Viviane Vaaj to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
With Deficiencies at 1153 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
27  
28  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 46  
FRONT AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 23-1.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
Attachments:  
Appeal of David Mallet to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction  
Notice at 1592 GREENBRIER STREET. (Refer back to April 9, 2023  
Legislative Hearing)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
29  
30  
Amending Council File RLH AR 23-30 to delete the assessment for  
Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to  
December 2022 at 1740 IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. CG2301A1,  
Assessment No. 230105)  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Amending Council File RLH AR 23-58 to delete the assessment for  
Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during January to  
March 2023 at 1740 IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. CG2302A2,  
Assessment No. 230109)  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
31  
32  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 913  
JOHNSON PARKWAY in Council File RLH SAO 23-35.  
Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Appeal of Greg Vanwert to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 295  
LARCH STREET.  
Sponsors:  
Balenger  
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