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 Amy Brendmoen  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince  
Councilmember Dai Thao  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Wednesday, January 5, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
The meeting was called to order at 3:35 p.m.  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Dai Thao,  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali and Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
1 - Councilmember Chris Tolbert  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1021  
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Minnehaha Avenue East and 1006 Third Street East nuisance properties. (For  
notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if  
necessary.)  
Received and Filed  
Amending ESG project budgets: funding for 2021-22 Emergency Solutions  
Grant activities administered by Ramsey County per the Joint Powers  
Agreement approved via RES 19-2110.  
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 Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Approving a Malt On Sale (Brewery Taproom), Malt On Sale (Brewery), Liquor  
- Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Entertainment  
(A) license to Real Big Huge Brewing Company LLC d/b/a Wabasha Brewing  
Company (License ID #20210001648) for the premises located at 429  
Wabasha Street South.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a Joint Powers and Construction Cooperation  
Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit  
Project.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the second renewal of a license between the City and Twin City  
Refuse & Recycling Station, Inc. for the use of City park property and City  
levee property for a refuse and recycling business.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with MnDOT for the relocation  
of City owned facilities as part of MnDOT's Trunk Highway 156 (Concord  
Street) Project, located 950 feet south of Page Street to Page Street.  
Adopted  
Authorizing use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the Brewster Sanitary  
Lift Station Rehab Project, James Avenue Sanitary Lift Station Rehab Project,  
Red Rock North Sanitary Lift Station Rehab Project, and Generator Install and  
Sewer Maintenance Facility Repairs Project.  
Adopted  
Approving a Gambling Location license with conditions to be added to existing  
licenses for Gazta & Enhancements LLC d/b/a O’Cheeze (License ID  
#20210001008) at 928 Seventh Street West.  
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Adopted  
Designating the City's official newspaper for 2022.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Safety and Inspections ("DSI") to enter into a  
settlement agreement with Anvil Properties Inc. ("Licensee") d/b/a The  
Foundry Pub.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December  
31, 2022) between the City of Saint Paul and the Classified Confidential  
Employees Association.  
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Laid over to January 12  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December  
31, 2022) and Memorandums of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul  
and Tri-Council: LIUNA City Employees, Local 363; Teamsters General  
Drivers, Local 120; and Operating Engineers, Local 49.  
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Laid Over to January 12  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Saint  
Paul Police Federation, for the purpose of compensating the members of the  
Police Department's Mobile Field Force unit.  
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Laid Over to January 12  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Amending RES PH 19-174 by revising the legal description of the area  
vacated.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Saint  
Paul Police Federation; Fire Fighters Local 21; Professional Employees  
Association; and Tri-Council LIUNA Laborers Local 363, General Drivers,  
Local 120 and Operating Engineers Local 49 for the purpose of continuing  
Council Resolution 14-1068 concerning military pay salary differential for City  
employees who are called to active service in the Reserve and National  
Guard.  
Laid Over to January 12  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20200010401 for Stormsewer Conveyance  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
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Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20200010402 for Stormsewer Conveyance  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20200010404 for Stormsewer Conveyance  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Adopted  
Allocating Round Two Federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds to the  
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Tenant Assistance Program and authorizing the  
execution of necessary agreement.  
Adopted  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Rules are suspended  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Affirming the Extension of Declaration of Local Emergency issued January 3,  
2022 by Mayor Melvin Carter III.  
Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
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 Legal Ledger. Public hearings on ordinances are  
held at the second reading.  
First Reading  
Amending the zoning code as recommended in Phase 1 of the 1-4 Unit  
Housing Study.  
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Laid over to January 12 for second reading/public hearing  
Granting the application of Laurel Gamm and Charles Stephens to rezone  
property at 83 Douglas St Rezone from R4 one-family residential to RT2  
townhouse residential and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code  
pertaining to the Zoning map.  
Laid over to January 12 for second reading/public hearing  
Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Religious  
Uses and Accessory Uses.  
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Laid over to January 12 for second reading/public hearing  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Amending Chapter 280 of the Legislative Code related to catalytic converters.  
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Laid over to January 19 for final adoption  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Amending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and  
Recreation’s 2021 Capital Improvement Budget by adding a $25,000 donation  
from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to be used towards Central Village Park  
and authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into the  
Partnership and Grant Agreement.  
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Adopted  
6 -  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING CONSENT AGENDA ADOPTED AS AMENDED  
Amending Council File No. RLH TA 21-356 to delete the assessment for  
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Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees billed during August 28, 2020 to  
March 17, 2021 at 1285 BEECHWOOD PLACE. (File No. VB2111,  
Assessment No. 218817)  
Adopted.  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 575  
BRAINERD AVENUE. (File No. J2201E, Assessment No. 228300) (To refer  
to January 18, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
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Refer to January 18 Legislative Hearing  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 276  
COTTAGE AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2201E, Assessment No. 228300)  
(Public hearing continued to July 20, 2022)  
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Public Hearing continued to July 20  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1629  
HARTFORD AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-50.  
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Adopted as amended (nuisance condition abated)  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 705  
MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2201B, Assessment No. 228100)  
(Public hearing continued to January 19, 2022)  
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RLH TA 21-440  
Public hearing continued to January 19  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1722  
REANEY AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the December 22, 2021, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Public hearing continued to January 5, 2022; to refer  
back to January 11, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
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Refer to January 11 Legislative Hearing  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during May 2021. (File No. J2201B, Assessment No. 228100)  
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Adopted as amended (refer 126 Ninth Street East to February 1 Legislative  
Hearing)  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
The following items were adopted with no changes:  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Tolbert  
Absent:  
Appeal of Darleen Tareeq to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 657  
CANTON STREET.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Margaret Richardson to a Summary Abatement and Vehicle  
Abatement Orders at 1138 CHARLES AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Mark Younghans to a Correction Notice-Reinspection Complaint at  
1191 EARL STREET.  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 584 FRY  
STREET. (File No. J2201P, Assessment No. 228400)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Roger Barcus, St Paul Apostolic Church, to a Fire Safety Inspection  
Appointment at 219 LEXINGTON PARKWAY NORTH.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Jim McEnroe to a Vehicle Abatement Order at 2121 REANEY  
AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 770  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2201E, Assessment No. 228300)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Bonnie Barlage, Boyeyey Holdings LLC, to a Reinspection Fire  
Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 991 ROSE AVENUE EAST.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1234 RICE  
STREET. (File No. VB2201, Assessment No. 228800)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 779  
RAYMOND AVENUE. (File No. VB2201, Assessment No. 228800)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1352 SUMMIT  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2201, Assessment No. 228800)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during October 20, 2020 to April 19. 2021. (File No. VB2201,  
Assessment No. 228800)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during April 14 to May 14, 2021. (File No. CRT2201, Assessment No.  
228200)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during March 22 to April 21, 2021. (File No. J2201E,  
Assessment No. 228300)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during May 14 to  
June 9, 2021. (File No. J2201P, Assessment No. 228400)  
Adopted as amended  
ADJOURNMENT  
City Council meetings are open for in person attendance, but the public may also  
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 calling 612-315-7905 during the City Council meeting. 834785443# is the  
meeting code.  
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