City Hall and Court House  
15 West Kellogg  
Boulevard  
City of Saint Paul  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
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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 11, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1803 Ivy Avenue  
East a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings will be  
scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
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.  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building Registration  
fees billed during August 5 to January 17, 2022, and setting date of Legislative  
Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
VB2210, Assessment No. 228815)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during February 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June  
7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to consider and levy  
the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2210B, Assessment  
No. 228112)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy fees billed during November 19 to February 25, 2022, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
July 20, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. CRT2210, Assessment No. 228210)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during December 27 to January 19, 2022, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
July 20, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. J2210E, Assessment No. 228311)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree services  
during January to February 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2205T,  
Assessment No. 229004)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Towing of Abandoned Vehicle(s) services  
during February to December 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2201V,  
Assessment No. 228000)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill  
and Overlay on Red Rock Road. (File No. MO1808, Assessment No. 225500)  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for improvements to the east-west alley bounded by  
Fuller, Aurora, Western and Virginia (Project No. 19243, Assessment No.  
185000).  
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Sponsors:  
Thao  
Attachments:  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within the  
right-of-way as part of the Griggs/Scheffer, Phase I paving project. File No.  
19232C, Assessment No. 216001.  
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Sponsors:  
Tolbert  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for grant funds of  
$100,000 from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund to support youth baseball  
and softball.  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Authorizing the Police Department (SPPD) to enter into a Joint Powers  
Agreement with the State of Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)  
to become a member of Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force (MNFCTF).  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
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.  
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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 International Association of  
Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Local 10.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
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Establishing the rate of pay for Lead Operating Engineer.  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Proclaiming May 14, 2022 as Hmong Day.  
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Sponsors:  
Yang, Prince, Brendmoen, Tolbert, Noecker, Thao and Jalali  
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)  
Sponsors:  
Thao  
Attachments:  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Sponsors:  
Celebrating community leader Leng B. Wong’s 70th birthday and  
achievements.  
Thao  
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  
Granting the application of Nimco Ltd. to rezone property at 597 Seventh Street  
East from I1 light industrial to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending  
Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
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:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Granting the application of Corporate Associated Svcs Inc to rezone the  
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property at 115 Plato Boulevard West from IT transitional Industrial to T3  
traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code  
pertaining to the zoning map.  
Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Granting the application of Jeffers Pond Development Llc to rezone the property  
at 150 Water Street West from IT transitional industrial to T3 traditional  
neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to  
the zoning map.  
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Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill  
and Overlay. (Project No. MO2120, Assessment No. 215520) (To be  
withdrawn)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill  
and Overlay work completed by a contractor. (Project No. MO2119,  
Assessment No. 215519) (To be withdrawn)  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Ratifying the assessment for 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program for  
above-standard lighting. (Project No. 2021ASL, Assessment No. 210026) (To  
be withdrawn)  
Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the Police Department to amend the 2022 Grant Fund for the  
sub-grant received from Ramsey County for the Violent Crime Enforcement  
Team (VCET).  
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Sponsors:  
Brendmoen  
Attachments:  
Approving the application of Metro Transit for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on May 14 and 15, 2022 at Cedar St Bridge over I-35E.  
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Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to execute  
grant agreements with the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and  
Economic Development, which includes an indemnification clause, acceptance  
of grant funds, and amendment of related City budgets.  
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Sponsors:  
Noecker  
Attachments:  
Approving the application of The Lab LLC for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on May 15, 2022 at 767 N Eustis St. - The Lab.  
Sponsors:  
Jalali  
Attachments:  
Approving the application of The Lab LLC for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on May 21 and 22, 2022 at 767 N Eustis St. - The Shed  
at The Lab.  
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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.  
Referring to Legislative Hearing a review for a potential stay of enforcement of  
demolition for Joe Steinmaus on behalf of Owner, Michael Murray, for property  
at 1628 DARLENE STREET.  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
Attachments:  
Appeal of Jay Mitchell representing Quality Residences LLC to a Vacant  
Building Registration Requirement at 1011 MARGARET STREET.  
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Sponsors:  
Prince  
Attachments:  
Appeal of Linda Konicek, Tenant, to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Revocation  
and Order to Vacate, Summary Abatement Order and Correction Notice at 653  
REANEY AVENUE.  
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Sponsors:  
Yang  
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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