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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 27, 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 Nelsie Yang, Councilmember Anika Bowie, Councilmember  
Saura Jost and Councilmember Cheniqua Johnson  
1 - Councilmember HwaJeong Kim  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 41 Miller  
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Crest Lane and 2117 Mohawk Avenue nuisance properties. (For notification  
purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Received and Filed  
Amending the 2024 spending budget in the Public Works General Fund to  
align the costs in spending for the Rondo Renaming Project.  
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Received and Filed  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to reallocate $15,000  
from the CIB Contingency Funds for Community Proposals to the Parks  
Community Proposal Budget for Path Lighting between Maryland and Iowa,  
therefore providing the necessary funding for Parks to secure a bid for Path  
Lighting in Prosperity Heights.  
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 Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Approving precinct boundary changes for Ward 2 for the upcoming 2024  
elections.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a subrecipient agreement with American  
Lung Association for the expansion of the Electric Vehicle Spot Network on  
the East Side of Saint Paul, and rescinding Council Resolution RES 24-145.  
Adopted  
Acknowledging a public purpose of community participation in the co-design  
of City services and technical solutions and granting permission to the Office  
of Technology and Communication to spend city funds on behalf of the City to  
incentivize and compensate residents, business owners, and other  
community stakeholders who participate in design research and usability  
testing.  
Adopted  
Approving the Liquor On-Sale 100 seats or less, Liquor On-Sale Sunday,  
Gambling Location, and Liquor outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) licenses for  
Pauly’s of St. Paul d/b/a Pauly’s (License ID# 2023002257) for the premises  
located at 1668 Selby Ave.  
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Adopted  
Approving EPA grant applications to decarbonize downtown.  
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Adopted  
Approving an EPA grant application to expand the EV Spot Network and Evie  
Carshare.  
Adopted  
Approving the City as a coalition partner in the Minnesota Pollution Control  
Agency’s application to EPA for Equitable Residential Decarbonization.  
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Adopted  
Approving the application for change of ownership to the Auto Repair Garage  
license now held by Al’s Garage LLC d/b/a Al’s Garage (License ID  
#20240000043) for the premises located at 977 Front Avenue.  
Adopted  
Approving a Wine on Sale, Malt on Sale (Strong) and Entertainment (A)  
license to Pallch Inc. d/b/a Chimborazo Restaurant (License ID 20240000209)  
for the premises located at 508 Lexington Parkway South.  
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Adopted  
Approving the application for change of ownership to the Parking Ramp  
license now held by Allied Parking Inc d/b/a Allied Parking Inc (License ID  
#20240000191) for the premises located at 59 Kellogg Boulevard West.  
Adopted  
Approving the City being a coalition partner in an application led by the City of  
Minneapolis to the USEPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program for a  
business decarbonization grant program.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with the State of  
Minnesota to participate in the Multijurisdictional Disparity Study.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Commemorating the observance of Ramadan 2024 and the significance to  
Muslims in Saint Paul.  
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Adopted  
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0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Recognizing Brittney Baker for her historical promotion to Captain in the Saint  
Paul Fire Department.  
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Adopted  
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0
Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
First Reading  
Amending Chapter 63 of the Legislative Code pertaining to electric vehicle  
charging infrastructure in surface parking lots.  
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Laid over to April 3, 2024 for Second Reading  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Amending the 2024 budget by adding a $9,000 donation to the Police  
Department (“SPPD”) from the Saint Paul Police Foundation (“SPPF”).  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Amending the 2024 budget by adding a $25,000 donation to the Police  
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Department (“SPPD”) from the Saint Paul Police Foundation (“SPPF”), made  
possible by a grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Police Department to amend the 2024 Grant Fund for the  
sub-grant received from Ramsey County for the Violent Crime Enforcement  
Team (VCET).  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Approving the application of White Squirrel Bar for a sound level variance in  
order to present amplified sound on Saturdays, June 1 - August 31, 2024 at  
974 Seventh Street West - the White Squirrel Bar patio.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Amending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and  
Recreation in the amount of $1,211,812 by increasing spending in Parkland  
Dedication, through the use of fund balance and increasing spending for the  
Como Shuttle and Great River Passage budgets to reflect funding received  
from legacy grants.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING DISCUSSION ITEMS  
Appeal of Marlene Barrett to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at  
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1297 SEVENTH STREET WEST.  
Public hearing closed and laid over to June 26, 2024  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Fourth Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 595  
PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 23-12. (Public hearing continued to  
October 18, 2023)  
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Public hearing continued to April 10, 2024  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
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  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember Yang,  
Councilmember Bowie, Councilmember Jost and Councilmember Johnson  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Kim  
Absent:  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 87 ACKER  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2405E, Assessment No. 248304)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1003  
ARCADE STREET. (File No. J2405B, Assessment No. 248104)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 32 BENHILL  
ROAD. (File No. VB2405, Assessment No. 248804)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 712  
DELAWARE AVENUE. (File No. CRT2404, Assessment No. 248203)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 839 EDMUND  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2405, Assessment No. 248804)  
Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 733  
FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH in Council File RLH RR 23-11.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 355  
GERANIUM AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2405E, Assessment No. 248304)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1157  
HERBERT STREET. (File No. J2405E, Assessment No. 248304) (Public  
hearing continued to October 16, 2024)  
Public hearing continued to October 16, 2024  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 823 JUNO  
AVENUE. (File No. 2403T, Assessment No. 249002)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 384 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2411A, Assessment No. 248510)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 384 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2303A2, Assessment No. 230113)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 384 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2304A2, Assessment No. 230115)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 126 NINTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2405B, Assessment No. 248104)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Tianna Verdega, Tenant, dba Clubhouse Entertainment, to a Fire  
Certificate of Occupancy Correction Notice, including Condemnation, at 220  
ROBERT STREET SOUTH. (Refer back to May 14, 2024 Legislative  
Hearing)  
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Referred to May 14, 2024 Legislative Hearing  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1617 UPPER  
AFTON ROAD. (File No. J2405E, Assessment No. 248304) (Public hearing  
continued to September 18, 2024)  
Public hearing continued to September 18, 2024  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 747  
WINSLOW AVENUE. (File No. J2405E, Assessment No. 248304)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during May 9 to August 14, 2023. (File No. VB2405, Assessment No.  
248804)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during September 2023. (File No. J2405B, Assessment No. 248104)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during August 28 to September 19, 2023. (File No. CRT2404,  
Assessment No. 248203)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during July 24 to August 21, 2023. (File No. J2405E,  
Assessment No. 248304)  
ADJOURNMENT  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Removal of Diseased and/or Dangerous  
Tree(s) services during October 2023. (File No. 2403T, Assessment No.  
249002)  
Adopted  
Meeting ended at 4:51 PM  
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