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 Mitra Jalali  
Vice President HwaJeong Kim  
Councilmember Anika Bowie  
Councilmember Cheniqua Johnson  
Councilmember Saura Jost  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Wednesday, January 10, 2024  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:30 PM  
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Present  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Mitra Jalali,  
Councilmember HwaJeong Kim, Councilmember Anika Bowie,  
Councilmember Saura Jost and Councilmember Cheniqua Johnson  
1 - Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Absent  
Present  
ROLL CALL  
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Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Mitra Jalali,  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang, Councilmember HwaJeong Kim,  
Councilmember Anika Bowie, Councilmember Saura Jost and  
Councilmember Cheniqua Johnson  
ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS  
Electing the officers of the City Council.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
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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 Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
Designating the City's official newspaper for 2024.  
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Adopted  
Waiving the signature requirement for the creation of four individual  
Commercial Development Districts within the Creative Enterprise Zone.  
Adopted  
Approving adverse action against the Auto Body Repair/Painting Shop and  
Second Hand Dealer-Motor Vehicle license applications submitted by PET  
Enterprise LLC d/b/a Sandstone Auto Sales LLC (License ID# 20220000214)  
for the premises located at 786 Robert Street South.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2024 January Wage and  
Fringe Adjustment (January 1, 2024) for the Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No.  
417. (To be laid over one week for adoption)  
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Laid over to January 17, 2024  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Legislative Hearing Officer,  
for Pristine Motors LLC, d/b/a Pristine Motors (License ID #20230002076), for  
a Second Hand Dealer - Motor Vehicle license, located at 378 Como Avenue.  
Adopted  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Legislative Hearing Officer,  
for Habanero Tacos Mexican Grill & Bar Corp, d/b/a Habanero Tacos (License  
ID #20220001905), to add an Entertainment (A) license to the existing Liquor  
On Sale - 101-180 seats, and Liquor On Sale - Sunday licenses, located at 80  
Snelling Avenue N.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the appropriate personnel to enter into MnDOT Detour Agreement  
No. 1055747 for the Trunk Highway 51 (Snelling Ave) project.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and Operating  
Engineers, Local 70 to provide On-call pay in the Saint Paul Regional Water  
Services Distribution division. (To be laid over one week for adoption)  
Laid over to January 17, 2024  
Authorizing the Police Department to submit an application for funds under a  
Request for Proposals for the 2024-25 Pathway to Policing (P2P) Grant  
Program, issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS).  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to submit an application for funds under a  
Request for Proposals for the 2024 Intensive Comprehensive Peace Officer  
Education and Training (ICPOET) Grant Program, issued by the Minnesota  
Department of Public Safety (DPS).  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to submit an application for funds under a  
Request for Proposals for the 2024 - 2025 Firearms Storage Grants, issued  
by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS).  
Adopted  
Authorizing the application and execution of a trail easement for the Fish  
Hatchery Trail project.  
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Adopted  
Approving adverse action and imposition of a $500 Matrix Penalty against the  
Auto Repair Garage and Second Hand Dealer Motor licenses held by M F K  
Enterprise Inc. d/b/a M F K Enterprise for the premises located at 830 Robert  
Street South (License ID #200057957).  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to  
$200,000 in Equity Grant funds for the Hmong Cultural Plaza at Phalen  
Regional Park, the Saint Paul Swims Safely program, and the Rec Check  
Outdoors program.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandums of Agreement between the City and AFSCME  
Clerical, Local 2508 and AFSCME Technical, Local 1842, for the purpose of  
providing preferred license premium pay for AFSCME employees in the Saint  
Paul Regional Water Services. (To be laid over one week for adoption)  
Laid over to January 17, 2024  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Cheniqua Johnson to the Workforce  
Innovation Board of Ramsey County.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's reappointment of Rebecca Noecker to serve on the  
Saint Paul Children's Collaborative for a term ending December 31, 2027.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointment Anika Bowie, Mitra Jalali, and  
reappointment of Rebecca Noecker to serve on the Visit Saint Paul Board of  
Directors for a term ending December 31, 2027.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointment of Cheniqua Johnson to serve on the Red  
Rock Corridor Commission a term ending December 31, 2027.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's reappointment of Nelsie Yang to serve on the Ramsey  
County League of Local Governments for a term expiring on December 31,  
2027.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Chris Tolbert to the Saint Paul Board of  
Water Commissioners for a term ending July 8, 2024.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Anika Bowie, Saura Jost, and Nelsie  
Yang to the Board of Water Commissioners.  
Adopted  
Appointing Anika Bowie to serve on the Ramsey County Criminal Justice  
Coordinating Council.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointments of Anika Bowie and Nelsie Yang to serve  
on The Family Housing Fund.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Nelsie Yang and Cheniqua Johnson to  
the Saint Paul Port Authority.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointment of Rebecca Noecker to serve on the Great  
River Rail Commission.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointment of Anika Bowie, Mitra Jalali, and HwaJeong  
Kim to serve on the Ramsey County Dispatch Policy Committee.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointment of Mitra Jalali, Cheniqua Johnson, and  
HwaJeong Kim to the Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointments of Hwa Jeong Kim and Saura Jost (as an  
alternate) to serve on the Metropolitan Transportation Advisory Board.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the  
Classified Confidential Employees Association for the purpose of establishing  
a performance pay process.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and Operating  
Engineers, Local 49 for the purpose of establishing a training fund.  
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.  
First Reading  
Granting the application of Hovda Properties LLC to rezone property at 0 Saint  
Clair Avenue Rezone from B1 local business to T3 traditional neighborhood  
and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning  
map.  
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Laid over to January 17, 2024 for Second Reading  
Amending Chapters 106, 113, 170, and Appendix I Section 20 of the  
Legislative Code pertaining to snow removal and placement.  
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Withdrawn  
Amending Chapters 19 and 160 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the  
power of right of way inspectors to issue citations. (To be withdrawn)  
Withdrawn  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Amending Chapter 310.01 of the Legislative Code to add a table and definition  
for fees associated with business activities that are referenced but not  
stipulated within specific ordinance sections and animal fees.  
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Laid over to January 17, 2024 for Final Adoption  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
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Nay:  
Approving the petition of Joseph Commers and Robert Stolpestad, on behalf  
of Midway 280 Business Commons LLC and Exeter Territorial LLC, to vacate  
an alley between 2505 University Avenue West and 2424 Territorial Road.  
(Public hearing continued from December 20, 2023.)  
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Adopted  
7 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept Hazardous  
Tree Removal and Replacement funds, enter into a grant agreement, and  
amend the financing and spending plan in the amount of $66,321.51.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
Approving the application of St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation for a  
sound level variance in order to present amplified sound for the St. Paul  
Winter Carnival in Rice Park starting January 25, 2024 through February 3,  
2024 at Rice Park - 109 W 4th St.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
Approving the establishment of The Heights Sherman Associates Phase I  
Housing Tax Increment Financing District in the Project Area and a Tax  
Increment Financing Plan therefor (District 2, Ward 6).  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING DISCUSSION ITEM  
Fourth Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318  
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EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (Public hearing closed, laid  
over from August 16, 2023)  
Adopted as amended  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
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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  
A motion was made by Councilmember Kim to Approve the Consent Agenda  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Kim, Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and  
Councilmember Johnson  
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Nay:  
Appeal of Ronald Staeheli to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
and Order to Vacate at 358 ARBOR STREET.  
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Public hearing continued to January 24, 2024  
Appeal of Peter Lee to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 770 FOURTH  
STREET EAST.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Udoka C Ofoedu to a Summary Abatement Order at 1386  
FURNESS PARKWAY.  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 792 ROSE  
AVENUE EAST in Council File RLH RR 23-32.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1348 SIXTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2401E, Assessment No. 248300)  
Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
1457 THIRD STREET EAST in Council File RLH RR 23-19. (Public hearing  
continued to December 20, 2023)  
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Public hearing continued to January 24, 2024  
Appeal of Marie Eggers to a Summary Abatement Order at 763 WEIDE  
STREET.  
Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:11 PM  
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