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Council Chambers - 3rd  
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City of Saint Paul  
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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 1, 2023  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:32 PM  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Rebecca Noecker,  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince, Councilmember Mitra Jalali, Councilmember  
Nelsie Yang and Councilmember Russel Balenger  
1 - Councilmember Chris Tolbert  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
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.)  
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Received and Filed  
Amending the 2023 spending budget in the Department of Public Works  
General Fund Traffic Signals accounting unit.  
Received and Filed  
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  
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  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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.  
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Adopted  
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.  
Adopted  
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.  
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Adopted  
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.  
Adopted  
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.  
Adopted  
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.  
Adopted  
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.  
Adopted  
Approving the settlement agreement and release between the City and David  
Elgersma and his attorney, Tim Phillips.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing carryforward of unused private activity bond volume cap.  
Adopted  
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 Seventh Street West.  
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Adopted  
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.  
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Adopted  
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.  
Adopted  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of September  
6, 13, 20, and 27, 2023.  
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Adopted  
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  
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.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
First Reading  
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.  
Laid over to November 8, 2023 for Second Reading  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Setting the 2024 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates.  
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Public hearing closed and laid over to December 6, 2023  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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. Seventh, and Hazelwood.  
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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 financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $65,600 for the 2022 Hazardous Materials Emergency  
Preparedness (HMEP) Grant.  
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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 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.  
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 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.  
Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING DISCUSSION ITEM  
Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 594 BRUNSON STREET  
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within fifteen (15) days after the November 1, 2023, City Council Public  
Hearing.  
Public hearing continued to November 8, 2023 (Deadline set of November 6 to  
have $5,000 performance deposit posted and code compliance inspection  
applied for)  
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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:  
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:  
Appeal of My Lam to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 827 AGATE  
STREET.  
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Adopted  
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)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Viviane Vaaj to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy With  
Deficiencies at 1153 CENTRAL AVENUE WEST.  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 46 FRONT  
AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 23-1.  
Adopted  
Appeal of David Mallet to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction Notice at  
1592 GREENBRIER STREET. (Refer back to April 9, 2023 Legislative  
Hearing)  
Referred to April 9, 2024 Legislative Hearing  
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)  
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Adopted  
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)  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 913  
JOHNSON PARKWAY in Council File RLH SAO 23-35.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Greg Vanwert to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 295 LARCH  
STREET.  
Public hearing continued to November 8, 2023  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
1006 THIRD STREET EAST in Council File RLH RR 23-14.  
Public hearing continued to November 8, 2023  
Amending Council File No. RLH AR 23-65 to delete the assessment for Graffiti  
Removal services during January 27 to March 28, 2023 at 1491 UNIVERSITY  
AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2306P, Assessment No. 238405)  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 3:55 PM  
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