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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 19, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
The meeting was called to order at 3:33 p.m.  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Chris Tolbert,  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali and Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
1 - Councilmember Dai Thao  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Orders 22-4.  
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Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: Funding for 965 Arcade (SIR Boxing), a  
project selected by CDBG subgrantee ESNDC to be funded with Payne Ave  
BIF program funds.  
Received and Filed  
Establishing two new projects through the 2021 Year-Round STAR Program  
as adopted via City Council Resolutions #RES 21-1723 and #RES 21-1820.  
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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  
A motion was made by Councilmember Yang to Approve the Consent Agenda  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to  
$75,000 in equipment funds for Hidden Falls-Crosby Regional Park from the  
Federal Recreational Trail grant program; and to apply for grants to other  
agencies and groups as needed for any matching amounts required.  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building  
Registration fees billed during June 14 to September 20, 2021, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for February 1, 2022 and City Council public  
hearing for March 2, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. VB2206, Assessment No. 228805)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during October 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
February 1, 2022 and City Council public hearing for March 2, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2206B, Assessment No. 228105)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Demolition services from August to  
October 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 1, 2022  
and City Council public hearing for March 2, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2202C, Assessment No.  
222001)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy fees billed during September 14 to October 15, 2021, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for February 1, 2022 and City Council public  
hearing for March 2, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. CRT2206, Assessment No. 228205)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during August 23 to September 21, 2021, and  
setting date of Legislative Hearing for February 1, 2022 and City Council public  
hearing for March 2, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. J2206E, Assessment No. 228305)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during  
October 19 to December 1, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
February 1, 2022 and City Council public hearing for March 2, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2205P, Assessment No. 228404)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean services during  
November 1 to 10, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February  
15, 2022 and City Council public hearing for March 23, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2214A,  
Assessment No. 228513)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Cleanup services during  
November 15 to 29, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for February  
15, 2022 and City Council public hearing for March 23, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2215A,  
Assessment No. 228514)  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Fire Department to accept the donation of stuffed animals,  
stocking hats, and lip balm valued at $738.71 from the Northern Express  
Headquarters, LLC.  
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Adopted  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing  
Officer, for Rank 1 Automotive LLC (License ID #20210001014), d/b/a Rank 1  
Automotive, located 1324 Arcade St. Unit B, for an Auto Repair Garage  
license.  
Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for Grants Compliance Supervisor in Grade 024 of  
EG 09, Saint Paul Supervisors Organization (SPSO).  
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Laid over to January 26  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Establishing the rate of pay for an existing classification of IS  
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Information/Technical Analyst VI to be placed in Grade 24T of EG 09, Saint  
Paul Supervisors Organization (SPSO).  
Laid over to January 26  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Appointing the firm of Iverson Reuvers as Special Counsel representing Saint  
Paul Police Officer Jeremy Doverspike in the matter of Cullars-Doty, et al. v.  
City of Saint Paul, et al. (Laid over from January 19, 2022.)  
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Laid over to January 26  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Appointing the firm of Jardine, Logan, and O'Brien, PLLP, as Special Counsel  
representing Saint Paul Police Officer Daniel Peck in the matter of  
Cullars-Doty, et al. v. City of Saint Paul, et al. (Laid over from January 19,  
2022.)  
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Laid over to January 26  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Adopting the Point Douglas Regional Trail Master Plan.  
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Laid over to February 2  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Declaring a climate emergency in St. Paul, Minnesota and joint climate action  
with cities and counties across the state  
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Adopted  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Approving the request for a sound level variance for Nor-son Construction to  
allow for construction at 170 Western Avenue S.; beginning January 15, 2022  
through March 4, 2022;  
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Adopted as amended  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
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.  
Final Adoption  
Amending Chapter 280 of the Legislative Code related to catalytic converters.  
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Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Amending the zoning code as recommended in Phase 1 of the 1-4 Unit  
Housing Study.  
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Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Granting the application of Laurel Gamm and Charles Stephens to rezone  
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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.  
Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Amending Chapters 65 and 66 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Religious  
Uses and Accessory Uses.  
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Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
First Reading  
Granting the application of Obsa Negassa to rezone property at 647 York Ave  
from B3 general business to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending  
Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Laid over to January 26 for second reading/public hearing  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Amending Chapter 246 of the Legislative Code to allow possession and  
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consumption of nonintoxicating malt liquor and intoxicating liquor up to 5.5%  
alcohol by weight within picnic shelters, facilities or areas within any park,  
playground or recreation center designated for that purpose by the parks and  
recreation director instead of only allowing possession and consumption of  
3.2% alcohol by weight nonintoxicating malt liquor.  
Public hearing closed; laid over to January 16 for final adoption  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Parks and  
Recreation in the amount of $50,000 to reflect additional 2022 funding from  
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Saint Paul Parks Conservancy.  
Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Properties during July to September 2021. (File No. 2200LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224000)  
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Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Repair of Sanitary Sewer on Private Properties  
during July to September 2021. (File No. SWRP2200, Assessment No.  
223000)  
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Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
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.  
Legislative Hearing Consent Agenda adopted as amended  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 101 COMO  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2202, Assessment No. 228801)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1525 DIETER  
STREET. (File No. VB2202, Assessment No. 228801)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 134 FIFTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. VB2202, Assessment No. 228801)  
Adopted as amended (ratify and make payable over 5 years)  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 329 LAWSON  
AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2109B2, Assessment No. 2181117) (To be  
referred back to October 5, 2021 Legislative Hearing and Public Hearing on  
October 13, 2021)  
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Adopted as amended (ratify assessment)  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 329 LAWSON  
AVENUE WEST. (File No. VB2202, Assessment No. 228801)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 584  
MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2202B, Assessment No. 228101)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 705  
MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2202, Assessment No. 228801)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 705  
MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2123A1, Assessment No. 218549)  
Adopted  
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)  
Adopted as amended (technical change)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 705  
MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2201A, Assessment No. 228500)  
(Public hearing continued to January 19, 2022)  
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Adopted as amended (technical change)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 2100  
MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. CRT2202, Assessment No. 228201)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of James Vin Zant to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
and Order to Vacate at 1350 SAINT CLAIR AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 770  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2202E, Assessment No. 228301)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 869  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2120A, Assessment No. 218536) (Public  
hearing continued to January 19, 2022; amend to delete)  
Adopted as amended (delete assessment)  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1133  
UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2202P, Assessment No. 228401)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during November 19, 2020 to May 20, 2021. (File No. VB2202,  
Assessment No. 228801)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding fees  
during June 2021. (File No. J2202B, Assessment No. 228101)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during May 21 to June 18, 2021. (File No. CRT2202, Assessment No.  
228201)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during April 23 to May 21, 2021. (File No. J2202E, Assessment  
No. 228301)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during June 16 to  
July 27, 2021. (File No. J2202P, Assessment No. 228401)  
Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
The meeting was adjourned at 4:13 p.m.  
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