City Hall and Court House  
15 West Kellogg  
Boulevard  
City of Saint Paul  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
Floor  
Meeting Agenda  
City Council  
651-266-8560  
Council President Amy Brendmoen  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince  
Councilmember Dai Thao  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Wednesday, May 4, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for HUD program year 2021 Acute  
Intervention Project.  
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Attachments:  
Establishing an account code for one NENDC recommended project through  
their North End Neighborhood STAR Program funded via Resolution 17-1005.  
Attachments:  
Amending the ARP Right Track budget to adjust account budgets.  
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.  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during October to December 2021 at 842 Jenks Ave. (File No.  
2201LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224007)  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the United Association of  
Plumbers, Local 34. (To be laid over one week for adoption)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving Municipal State Aid roadway system revisions in Saint Paul made  
necessary by the Ramsey County Lexington Parkway Realignment Project  
from Montreal Avenue to Shepard Road.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to partner with the  
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to submit a United States  
Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA-FS), State Urban Forest  
Resilience (SUFR) grant application for a total of $488,400 to address the  
critical need to restore and improve urban forests due to catastrophic losses  
from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which requires a minimum 1:1 match, of which  
the City of Saint Paul will be responsible for $100,000 satisfied by budgeted CIB  
funds for citywide tree planting.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept a disc golf  
practice basket, valued at $400, for the Highland Disc Golf Course, donated by  
Dan Betlock.  
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Sponsors:  
Tolbert  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the International Association of  
Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Local 10. (To be laid over  
one week for adoption)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the City to enter into Subordinate Funding Agreement #6 to the  
Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Gold Line Bus  
Rapid Transit Project.  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the execution of a drainage and utility easement along Mississippi  
River Boulevard.  
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Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Accepting a dedication of easement for public sewer purposes and a temporary  
construction easement from Lakewood Group Three, LLC for the improvement  
and expansion of existing sewer facilities and pumping station; and authorizing  
compensation for the easements to Lakewood Group Three, LLC.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-246 to reduce the assessment for  
Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during April to  
June 2021. (File No. 2103LDSRP, Assessment No. 214003)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Accepting the offer of the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority to purchase a  
water revenue note in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed  
$46,000,000, providing for the issuance of the water revenue note, Series 2022,  
and authorizing execution of a project loan agreement with the Minnesota Public  
Facilities Authority.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
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Establishing the rate of pay for Lead Operating Engineer. (To be laid over  
one week for adoption)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Amending Council File RES PH 22-6 to reduce the assessment for  
Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during July to  
September 2021. (File No. 2200LDSRP, Assessment No. 224000)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-247 to reduce the assessment for Repair of  
Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during April to June 2021 at 224 Isabel  
St W. (File No. SWRP2103, Assessment No. 213003)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Amending Council File RES PH 22-72 to reduce the assessment for Repair of  
Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during October to December 2021 at  
1173 Laurel Ave. (File No. SWRP2201, Assessment No. 223001)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010406 for Stormsewer Conveyance  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ryan  
Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Sponsors:  
Tolbert  
Attachments:  
Approval of a Liquor Off Sale and waiving the three-hundred (300) foot  
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separation distance requirement from a protected use in order to issue a Liquor  
Off Sale license to Creative Libations LLC (License ID #20210000871) at 1545  
7th Street West.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Quentin Turner to a three-year term on  
the Heritage Preservation Commission.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving the Mayor’s reappointment of Emily Peterson to the Human Rights  
and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission and designating her to serve as  
chairperson.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving the Mayor's appointments of Bethany Gladhill, Jon Jee Schill,  
Georgina Chinchilla Gonzalez, Cheniqua Johnson, and Shannon Forney to the  
Cultural STAR Board.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of August 4, 11,  
18, and 25, 2021.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Saint Paul  
Police Federation for the purpose of establishing an additional incentive of  
personal release time for employees who are assigned as Field Training  
Officers (FTO) during Police Department Recruit Academies.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the Electrical Workers Local  
110.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Accepting the gift of the cost of travel expenses for the Bloomberg Harvard City  
Leadership Initiative for HREEO Director Kristien R. E. Butler, Human Rights  
and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO), HREEO Deputy Director Andrea  
Ledger, and Public Works Director Sean Kershaw to attend “Leading City  
Procurement Reform” Program in Cambridge, MA from May 9, 2022-May 13,  
2022.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Recognizing Beverly Farraher’s award from the National APWA as a Top Ten  
Public Works Leader of the Year.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Authorizing the City to transfer $4,477,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
specific accounts for recipients of the Tourism Recovery Support Program  
grants.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen and Tolbert  
Attachments:  
Public hearing to consider the appeal of Dayton's Bluff District Council to a  
decision of the Planning Commission approving a reestablishment of  
nonconforming use for Elite Auto Sales LLC at 847 Hudson Road. (Public  
hearing closed April 20. 2022.)  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
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 Legal Ledger. Public hearings on ordinances are held at the second reading.  
Final Adoption  
Amending Section 160.04 of the Legislative Code to add Juneteenth to parking  
meter holidays.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Emergency Ordinance Public Hearing  
See below for ways to testify.  
Pursuant to City Charter 6.06, an emergency ordinance for the specific purpose  
of curing any potential procedural issues with the original enactment of  
Emergency Ordinance No. 20-36 on November 18, 2020, to facilitate the  
establishment of a day-use service facility to provide services to the City’s  
unsheltered population during the Covid-19 pandemic emergency at the site of  
former Fire Station 51 at 296 West Seventh Street commonly known as  
“Freedom House.”  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Establishing a Qualifications and Examining Committee for the position of  
Police Chief in accordance with City Charter §12.12.1  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the Police Department to accept and amend the 2022 Special Fund  
Budget for the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Byrne Justice  
Assistance Grant (JAG).  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the application of Hampden Park Co-Op for a sound level variance in  
order to present amplified sound on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 928 Raymond  
Ave.  
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Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Approving the application of Jan Hohn for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on June 25, 2022 at 1190 Summit Ave - Back/Side  
yard  
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Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the Department of Public Works Garbage Program to accept funds  
for Liquidated Damages from WM (formerly Waste Management) in the amount  
of $11,850.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco license held by New  
Hope Grocery LLC, d/b/a New Hope Grocery, for the premises located at 1132  
Payne Avenue.  
Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Considering the appeal of Muna Ali to a decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals  
(BZA) denying zoning variance requests to exceed the maximum 20 square foot  
enclosed entrance size allowed by 48 square feet and to exceed the maximum  
allowable open covered porch projection by 8.3’ at 664 Blair Avenue. (Public  
hearing continued from April 27, 2022)  
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Sponsors:  
Thao  
Attachments:  
Approving the petition of Kevin Vu to vacate the north-south alley in Block 4, the  
Strand Addition. (Public hearing continued from April 6, 2022.)  
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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.  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 608 CASE  
AVENUE. (File No. CRT2206A, Assessment No. 228208)  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1015  
CHURCHILL STREET. (File No. J2206B1, Assessment No. 228113)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 59 KING  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2207B, Assessment No. 228106)  
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Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 310 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516) (Legislative  
Hearing on May 3, 2022)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 927 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516) (Public hearing  
continued to September 20, 2022)  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 628/630  
MENDOTA STREET. (File No. J2216A Assessment No. 228515) (Public  
hearing continued to September 20, 2022)  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 975 PALACE  
AVENUE. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516) (Public hearing continued  
to September 20, 2022)  
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Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1446 RICE  
STREET. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Appeal of Norma Anderson to a Vacant Building Registration Notice and  
Summary Abatement Order at 1425 SEVENTH STREET EAST.  
Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 609 SIMS  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806) (Public hearing  
continued to May 4, 2022)  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Amending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for  
Property Clean Up services during November 1 to 10, 2021 at 1428 THOMAS  
AVENUE. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Making revised recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Home  
Buyers, LLC for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 702 WILSON AVENUE  
adopted by Council under File No. RLH OA 22-2.  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during December 1  
to 14, 2021. (File No. J2216A, Assessment No. 228515)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during December 14  
to 30, 2021. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Amending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for  
Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during October 19 to  
November 26, 2021, at 244 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CRT2207,  
Assessment No. 228206)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
ADJOURNMENT  
City Council meetings are open for in person attendance, but the public may also comment on  
public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any comments and materials submitted by  
12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the public record and available for  
review by the City Council. Comments may be submitted as follows:  
The public may comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any comments and  
materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the public  
record and available for review by the City Council. Comments may be submitted as follows:  
Written public comment on public hearing items can be submitted to  
Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us, CouncilHearing@ci.stpaul.mn.us, or by voicemail at  
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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agendas and Council files are all available on the Web (see below). Council members use  
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