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City of Saint Paul  
651-266-8560  
Meeting Minutes  
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 16, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:32 PM  
6 -  
Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Chris Tolbert,  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali and Councilmember Russel Balenger  
1 - Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to reallocate $100,000  
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within its various accounting units in the 2022 adopted budget to most  
accurately reflect the projected actual spending in each accounting unit and  
provide the appropriate levels of spending authority.  
Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for 541 Ohio (FoxFace).  
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  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
September 1 to 13, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
December 20, 2022 and City Council public hearing for February 15, 2023 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2307A, Assessment No. 238506)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
September 14 to 29, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
December 20, 2022 and City Council public hearing for February 15, 2023 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2308A, Assessment No. 238507)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving assignment and assumption of City and HRA loans to the HRA for  
the Selby Commons and Wilkins Townhomes Projects (District 8, Ward 1).  
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Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving an Auto Repair Garage license to Automate Car Repair LLC  
(License ID #20220001440) for the premises located at 991 Front Avenue.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the State  
Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to use  
systems and tools available over the State’s Criminal Justice Data  
Communications Network.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Suspending the Tobacco License held by Holiday Station Stores LLC at 500  
7th Street, for non-payment of the fine imposed under RES 22-1492.  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing carryforward of unused private activity bond volume cap.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Waiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 100 seats  
or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Entertainment (A) License to Masooda  
Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Bar Cart Lounge and Restaurant (License ID #  
20220001568) for the premises located at 1571 Grand Avenue.  
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Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the transfer of $1,260,214 in CDBG funds and $439,786 in  
CDBG-CV funds to a specific account for COVID-related spending activities  
related to the Keystone Community Food Center, District 13, Ward 4  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
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.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
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.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
ROLL CALL  
7 -  
Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Chris Tolbert,  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali, Councilmember Nelsie Yang and  
Councilmember Russel Balenger  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving the appointment of Axel Henry as Chief of Police.  
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Brendmoen and Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Authorizing the City to transfer $4,650,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
specific accounts for Family and Businesses support investments.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
Authorizing the City to make budget neutral technical amendments to  
American Rescue Plan funds in specific projects and accounts to align with  
actual spending and in correct revenue accounts.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
Considering the appeal of Friends of Pigs Eye Lake Park - Tom Dimond to a  
decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals denying a request to issue a Stop  
Work Order on the Pigs Eye Lake Island Building Project, a project regulated  
and permitted by the Department of Natural Resources. (public hearing  
closed, laid over from November 2, 2022)  
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Prince  
Motion of intent, appeal denied  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang and Councilmember  
Balenger  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
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.  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
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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Balenger  
Laid over to December 7, 2022 for Final Adoption  
Sponsors:  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Public hearing to consider the appeal of Amy & Kurt Atkinson to a decision of  
the Board of Zoning Appeals denying zoning variances to create a new lot that  
would be suitable for a new single-family dwelling at 1841 Lincoln Avenue.  
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Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Public hearing closed and laid over to December 7, 2022  
7 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Ratifying the reassessment for the Ford Site 429 Improvement Project. (File  
No. 19246B, Assessment No. 225206)  
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Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
Amending the CDBG general ledger budget to reflect the receipt of an  
additional $3,903,983.75 in prior year CDBG Program Income and amend the  
CDBG activity budget to reflect the HUD undesignated balance.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
Giving host approval to the issuance by the City of Mounds View of conduit  
Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds on behalf of Vitas, approving a Joint  
Powers Agreement and Bond Compliance and Fee Agreement and  
authorizing the execution of documents relating thereto, all for the Sherman  
Forbes Project, at 310 7th Street West (District 9, Ward 2).  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
Authorizing an increase in the Parks and Recreation Grant Fund Budget in the  
amount of $10,000 to reflect the funding awarded from the Capital Region  
Watershed District for Marydale Park/Loeb Lake shoreland enhancement  
activities grant.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
Accepting and allocating a McKnight Foundation Climate and Energy Program  
Grant of $150,000.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
0
Nay:  
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  
0
Nay:  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1621 ARCADE  
STREET. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
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Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1233  
ARKWRIGHT STREET. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1933  
BERKELEY AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1198 BURR  
STREET. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 779  
CORTLAND PLACE. (File No. CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111 )  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 956  
DUCHESS STREET. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 139 DUNLAP  
STREET NORTH in Council File RLH SAO 22-33.  
Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1019  
EDGERTON STREET. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 741  
FLANDRAU STREET. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Amending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for  
Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during February 28 to  
April 23, 2022 2100 FORD PARKWAY. (File No. CRT2210, Assessment No.  
228211)  
Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Elizabeth Klimmek (Sibet), representing Sibet Renovations LLC, to  
a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 227 FULLER AVENUE.  
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Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 205 GEORGE  
STREET WEST. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 783 HAGUE  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 775  
HAWTHORNE AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No.  
220109)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 473 HOWELL  
STREET SOUTH. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
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Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 690 HOYT  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 975  
HUDSON ROAD in Council File RLH RR 22-18.  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1016  
IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. CG2202A3-1, Assessment No. 220112)  
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Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1016  
IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)  
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Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 732 JENKS  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 615 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No.CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RLH CO 22-5, adopted June 22, 2022, to grant  
Frances Carr, an additional extension to a Correction Notice at 1384  
MARGARET STREET.  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 833  
MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)  
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Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 75  
MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 679  
MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 984 MILTON  
STREET NORTH. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Jarett Harmon to a Reinspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With  
Deficiencies (which includes condemnation) at 548 MINNEHAHA AVENUE  
EAST.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Desta Foghe, Longano Housing LLC, to a Vacant Building  
Registration Renewal Notice at 373 NEBRASKA AVENUE WEST.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 461  
OSCEOLA AVENUE SOUTH. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Alena Carl, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, on behalf  
of Tanisha McCloud to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction Notice at  
1548 REANEY AVENUE #2.  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2079 REANEY  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
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Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Amleset Workneh to a Rent Stabilization Determination at 1461  
SAINT PAUL AVENUE, #12  
Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 778 SIXTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 750  
STEWART AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1081 THOMAS  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)  
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Balenger  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1315  
WESTMINSTER STREET. (File No. CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RLH AR 22-66 to delete the assessment for Collection  
of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during January to March 2022 at 1315  
WESTMINSTER STREET. (File No. CG2202A1, Assessment No. 220105)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during April to June 2022. (File No.  
CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during April to June 2022. (File No.  
CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during April to June 2022. (File No.  
CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (delete 802 for separate consideration to refer back to  
January 5, 2023 Legislative Hearing)  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 5:45 PM  
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