City Hall and Court House  
15 West Kellogg Boulevard  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
Floor  
City of Saint Paul  
651-266-8560  
Meeting Minutes - Action Only  
City Council  
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 9, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:31 PM  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Chris Tolbert,  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali, Councilmember Nelsie Yang and  
Councilmember Russel Balenger  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 46 Front  
Avenue and 1618 Hamline Avenue North nuisance properties. (For notification  
purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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Received and Filed  
Amending the CDBG general ledger budget to allocate the 2022 CDBG  
spending plan of $7,600,000.00 to activity codes.  
Received and Filed  
Amending ESG project budgets: funding for 2021-22 Emergency Solutions  
Grant activities administered by Ramsey County per the Joint Powers  
Agreement approved via RES 19-2110.  
Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for Fire Station 51 (soft costs).  
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Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for DSI Demos.  
Received and Filed  
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.  
Approval of the Consent Agenda  
Consent Agenda adopted as amended  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building  
Registration fees billed during January 7 to July 21, 2022, and setting date of  
Legislative Hearing for December 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
February 8, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. VB2303, Assessment No. 238802)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during August 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
December 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for February 8, 2023 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2303B, Assessment No. 238102)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy fees billed during September 8, 2021 to July 26, 2022, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for December 6, 2022 and City Council public  
hearing for February 8, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. CRT2303, Assessment No. 238202)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during June 22 to July 22, 2022, and setting date of  
Legislative Hearing for December 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
February 8, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. J2303E, Assessment No. 238302)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Diseased and/or Dangerous  
Tree(s) services during January 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing  
for December 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for February 8, 2023 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
2302T, Assessment No. 239001)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Diseased and/or Dangerous  
Tree(s) services during August to September 2022, and setting date of  
Legislative Hearing for December 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
February 8, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. 2303T, Assessment No. 239002)  
Adopted  
Approving the re-execution of the Joint Powers Agreement establishing a  
Watershed Management Organization for the Lower Mississippi River  
Watershed.  
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Adopted  
Preliminary Order setting the date of Public Hearing for January 11, 2023, to  
consider approval of the Metro Transit 10-mile Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit  
project. The only special assessments will be for private sanitary sewer  
service repairs or replacements requested by property owners. (Project No.  
19252C, Assessment No. 226001)  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and Manual and  
Maintenance Supervisors Association in order to provide on-call pay for MMSA  
employees in the Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) Distribution  
Division. (To be laid over one week for adoption)  
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Laid over to November 16, 2022  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and Manual and  
Maintenance Supervisors Association in order to establish a one year pilot  
program in Public Works Street Maintenance division for Public Works  
Supervisor II and IIIs to volunteer to be placed on the oncall schedule. (To be  
laid over one week for adoption)  
Laid over to November 16, 2022  
Authorizing use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the Farwell Yards  
Project at 102 and 150 West Water Street (District 3, Ward 2).  
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Adopted  
Approving the 2023 City Council meeting schedule.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing stipend payments for the Early Learning Legislative Advisory  
Committee  
Adopted  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of September  
7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022.  
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Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for the new classification of Equity Manager in the  
Non-Represented City Managers Employee Group.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving the appointment of Jaime Wascalus as Director and Chief  
Information Officer (CIO) of the Office of Technology and Communication,  
effective November 9th, 2022.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Honoring Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Approving the FY2022 Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization loan and grant  
awards. (laid over from November 2, 2022)  
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Adopted as amended  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
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  
Amending Chapter 310 of the Legislative Code to eliminate petition  
requirements, reference and establish uniform license procedures for Class  
N, R, and T Licenses, shorten the notification process, eliminate the license  
renewal public hearing provision, and update gender specific language and  
other outdated terms.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Amending Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code to eliminate petition  
requirements, reference and incorporate uniform license procedures as  
outlined in Section 310 of the Legislative Code and update gender specific  
language and other outdated terms.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Amending Chapter 410 of the Legislative Code to eliminate petition  
requirements, reference and incorporate uniform license procedures as  
outlined in Section 310 of the Legislative Code and update gender specific  
language and other outdated terms.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Amending Chapter 411 of the Legislative Code to eliminate petition  
requirements, reference and incorporate uniform license procedures as  
outlined in Section 310 of the Legislative Code and update gender specific  
language and other outdated terms.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
First Reading  
Granting the application of Selby Commons Limited Partnership to rezone the  
property at 909 Selby Avenue / 180 Milton Street & 912 Selby Avenue, from B3  
general business & VP vehicular parking to T2 traditional neighborhood, and  
amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Laid over to November 16, 2022 for Second Reading  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Approving the petition of Cziasarh Yang on belhalf of DNZ LLC to vacate the  
alley south of 519 Payne Avenue, and to convey the City's interest in the  
vacated alley to the petitioner.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Amending the 2022 special fund budget and adding an activity for a grant from  
the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), distributed through the Community  
Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, via the FY 2021 Hiring Program,  
in the amount of $150,000.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Authorizing Public Works to request $767,266 in SCORE grant funds from  
Ramsey County to support the curbside recycling program and setting the  
2023 City Recycling Service Fees. (To be laid over to December 7 for final  
adoption.)  
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Public hearing closed and laid over to December 7, 2022 for adoption  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING DISCUSSION ITEMS  
Appeal of Jack Cann, Housing Justice Center, Representing Tenant, Angela  
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Wilhight, to a Rent Stabilization Determination at 261 FIFTH STREET EAST,  
UNIT #604.  
Adopted as amended (appeal granted in part)  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 913  
JOHNSON PARKWAY in Council File RLH SAO 22-47.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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.  
Approval of the Consent Agenda  
Legislative Hearing Consent Agenda adopted as amended  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Amending Council File RLH AR 22-67 to delete the assessment for Collection  
of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during January to March 2022 at 1198  
BURR STREET. (File No. CG2202A2, Assessment No. 220106)  
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Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1501  
CLARENCE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the November 9, 2022,  
City Council Public Hearing. (To refer to December 13, 2022 Legislative  
Hearing)  
Referred to December 13, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 698  
DESOTO STREET in Council File RLH RR 22-17. (November 8, 2022  
Legislative Hearing)  
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Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Appeal of Aychoeun Tea and Oudam Tun Tea to a Vacant Building  
Registration Fee Warning Letter at 318 EDMUND AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Kjersti Zaragoza, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of  
Derrick Parker, to a Reinspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With  
Deficiencies at 1145 HUDSON ROAD, UNIT #429.  
Adopted  
Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 331 LAWSON AVENUE  
WEST within five(5) days after the November 9, 2022, City Council Public  
Hearing.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Benjamin Roberts to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
With Deficiencies at 124 LEXINGTON PARKWAY NORTH.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Art Anderkay, Beowulf Properties, to a Reinspection Fire Certificate  
of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 1042 LOEB STREET.  
Adopted  
Review Request for a potential stay of enforcement of demolition of Rachel  
Mach, on behalf of Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC, for property at 1722  
REANEY AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 694  
SHERBURNE AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the May 25, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)  
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Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Appeal of John Starr to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 568 SMITH  
AVENUE SOUTH.  
Adopted as amended  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:17 PM  
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