City Hall and Court House  
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Council Chambers - 3rd  
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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, March 20, 2024  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:31 PM  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1156 Lincoln  
Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings  
will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Received and Filed  
Amending the 2024 Department of Safety and Inspections Operating Budget  
to move spending authority within the same department and fund to better  
align with 2024 programming.  
Received and Filed  
ROLL CALL  
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  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean services during  
December 6 to 12, 2023, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for April 16,  
2024 and City Council public hearing for June 5, 2024 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2416A, Assessment No.  
248515)  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Sewer Repair in Right of Way during  
December 2023 at 687 Sims Ave, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
April 16, 2024 and City Council public hearing for June 5, 2024 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2417A,  
Assessment No. 248516)  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the settlement of Tamara Ann Renn v. Ernest Walker and City of  
St. Paul (2023-LIT-0007).  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter 3M’s Network  
Access Agreement for Right Track, the City's youth training and employment  
program’s engagement in the 3M STEP (Science Training Encouragement  
Program) for summer 2024 (which includes indemnification language).  
Kim and Johnson  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to  
$350,000 from the Outdoor Recreation grant program for development of a  
new park at The Heights.  
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Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with the Saint  
Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) for the collaborative A Community  
Outreach Program (ACOP), that includes an indemnification clause.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Fire Department to accept the donation of one automated  
external defibrillator (AED) valued at $1,000 from the University of Minnesota  
AED Reuse/Recycle Program.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the addition of the Gambling Location License to the existing Malt  
on Sale (Brewery Taproom), Liquor On-Sale-Sunday, Malt Off Sale (Brewery),  
and Liquor outdoor Service Area (Patio) licenses for Barrel Theory Beer  
Company d/b/a 7th Street Beer Company LLC (License ID# 20170000548) for  
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the premises located at 248 Seventh Street East.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department  
of Transportation (MnDOT) for the Trunk Highway 36 signage for Como Park  
Zoo and Conservatory.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the award of a professional services agreement to Wilder  
Research to conduct up to two (2) research and evaluation projects beyond  
those that Council or City staff can provide to examine program and financial  
evaluations designed to improve the timing of delivery of services with the goal  
of building greater public trust and satisfaction with city services and to  
provide reports with recommendations to the city for improvements to city  
services and processes. (To be withdrawn)  
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Noecker, Jost and Kim  
Sponsors:  
Withdrawn  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of January 10,  
17, and 24, 2024.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Ratifying the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within  
the right-of-way as part of the Wheelock Parkway paving project. File No.  
19210C, Assessment No. 246000.  
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Kim  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within  
the right-of-way as part of the Edgcumbe Road paving project. File No.  
19234C, Assessment No. 246001.  
Jost  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
ROLL CALL  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $1,700 for a grant received from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of  
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Commerce for health and wellness equipment for the firefighters at Fire  
Station 22.  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $1,700 for a grant received from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of  
Commerce for health and wellness equipment for the firefighters at Fire  
Station 24.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department's 2024  
operating budget for the purchase of the electric fire vehicle (charger).  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Office of Financial Services to carry forward unspent budget  
authority from 2023, to increase the 2024 spending plan in the Enterprise  
Resource Planning (ERP) Maintenance Fund by $65,000.  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit to accept and amend  
the 2024 special fund budget and adding an activity for the 2023 Minnesota  
Homeland Security Program - Bomb Grant.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING DISCUSSION ITEM  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 342  
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THOMAS AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 23-46. (Public Hearing continued  
to March 20, 2024)  
Bowie  
Sponsors:  
Public hearing continued to April 3, 2024  
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  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1341 CASE  
AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 24-9. (March 19, 2024 Legislative Hearing)  
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Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (nuisance not abated, DSI authorized to abate)  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 195  
GOODRICH AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the January 17, 2024, City  
Council Public Hearing.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Appeal of Carolyn Brown, on behalf of Shai Leibovich, to a Vacant Building  
Registration Notice at 1056 HATCH AVENUE.  
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Kim  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1525  
MARGARET STREET in Council File RLH SAO 24-15.  
Johnson  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 12 OAKLEY  
AVENUE in Council File RLH VBR 24-11.  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Mike Runyon to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 1017  
SEVENTH STREET WEST.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 346  
SHERBURNE AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 23-38.  
Bowie  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (granted 180 days to abate)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1040 SIMS  
AVENUE. (File No. J2401C1, Assessment No. 242002)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Oluwadamilola Osinubi, Krantz USA LLC, to a Vacant Building  
Registration Requirement at 824 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH.  
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Johnson  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1213  
WOODBRIDGE STREET within fifteen (15) days after the September 13,  
2023, City Council Public Hearing.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Meeting ended at 3:44 PM  
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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  
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