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 26, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
The meeting was called to order at 3:34 p.m.  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Dai Thao,  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert, Councilmember Rebecca Noecker,  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince, Councilmember Mitra Jalali and  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Orders 22-5 and 22-6.  
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Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: Funding for 2022 District Council  
Community Engagement program.  
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:  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Approving a Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and  
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Entertainment (A) license to EM Que Viet LLC d/b/a EM Que Viet Restaurant  
and Bar (License ID #20210001847) for the premises located at 1332 Grand  
Avenue.  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010106 for Roadway Base 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 20210010301 for Signal 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 20210010308 for Signal Infrastructure installed  
by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ryan Companies US,  
Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to purchase refreshments for employee  
recognition ceremonies and events in 2022.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department's expenditures relating to community  
meetings and events in 2022.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to purchase food and beverages for law  
enforcement trainings conducted in 2022.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department expenditures for the Standardized Field  
Sobriety Testing Training program conducted in 2022.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to purchase water and refreshments for  
witnesses, victims, and suspects during critical incident investigations and  
assistance programs.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to apply for Minnesota Department of Employment and  
Economic Development Redevelopment Grant funding for a project a 176  
Robert Street South.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City of St. Paul to enter into an Agreement with the Minnesota  
Department of Transportation relating to professional and technical services  
for the Robert Street Corridor in Downtown St. Paul (SP 6217-51), which will  
be reconstructed in 2025 and 2026.  
Adopted  
Appointing the firm of Madden Galanter Hansen, LLP under the direction of  
Susan Hansen as special counsel representing the City of Saint Paul in the  
matter of St. Paul Police Federation and City of Saint Paul, BMS Case No.  
22PN0723, Contract Mediation.  
Adopted  
Waiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Malt On Sale (Brewery  
Taproom), Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Malt Off Sale (Brewery) and  
Entertainment (A) License to Metronome Brewery LLC d/b/a Metronome  
Brewery (License ID # 20220000010) for the premises located at 289 5th  
Street East Suite 104.  
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Adopted  
Consenting, pursuant to Administrative Code Section 24.03(A)(1)(iii), to Kristin  
Guild performing work in furtherance of community development investments  
within Saint Paul.  
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Adopted  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing  
Officer, for Kitty's Corner 2 Inc. (License ID# 20160000243), d/b/a Kitty’s  
Corner 2, to add a Malt Off Sale license to the existing Gas Station and  
Cigarette/Tobacco licenses, located at 1530 Sherwood Avenue.  
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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Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for an existing classification of IS  
Information/Technical Analyst VI to be placed in Grade 24T of EG 09, Saint  
Paul Supervisors Organization (SPSO).  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing  
Officer, for the University of St. Thomas (ID# 20110002908), d/b/a same, for  
an Expansion of Liquor On Sale - 291 or more Seats, located at 2115 Summit  
Avenue.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Moved by Councilmember Tolbert, is Rules Suspended. The motion carried by  
the following vote:  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Recognizing Ricardo Cervantes’ career with the City of Saint Paul and  
congratulating him on his retirement.  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
Authorizing the execution of a joint powers agreement with the City of  
Minneapolis, Ramsey County, and Hennepin County and application to the  
Economic Development Administration’s Good Jobs Challenge.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Accepting the Customer and Constituent Services Study Report conducted by  
Cultivate Strategy to study and make recommendations regarding the city’s  
process to receive and respond to non-emergency resident complaints and  
feedback.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
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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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
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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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
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 246 of the Legislative Code to allow possession and  
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.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
First Reading  
Granting the application of Vu Investments LLC to rezone the property at 1128  
Mackubin Street from R4 single-family residential to RT1 two-family residential  
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and amending Legislative Code Section 60.303 to reflect the change.  
Laid over to February 2 for second reading  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Granting the application of Obsa Negassa to rezone property at 647 York Ave  
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from B3 general business to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending  
Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
Public hearing closed; Laid over to February 2 for third reading/final adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public  
Works Capital Budget to assemble final funding for the demolition of the  
City-owned 677 Pierce Butler property, as part of the Pierce Butler  
Realignment Project.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Authorizing the Police Department to accept a grant from the State of  
Minnesota, acting through its Commissioner of Department of Natural  
Resources, for the 2022 No Child Left Inside Grant.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Approving the application of the Minnesota United FC for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on February 2, 2022 within the  
Street and the Beer Garden Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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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 (Items 31 to 43)  
Legislative Hearing Consent Agenda adopted as amended  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 0 AMES  
AVENUE aka 1883 AMES AVENUE. (File No. J2204A, Assessment No.  
228503)  
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Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 939  
CHARLES AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the December 22, 2021, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Public hearing continued to January 26, 2022 with  
Legislative Hearing on January 25, 2022)  
Continue public hearing to February 9  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 845 COOK  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2204A, Assessment No. 228503)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 52 GERANIUM  
AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2203A, Assessment No. 228502) (Public hearing  
continued to September 28, 2022)  
Public hearing continued to September 28  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1013  
JAMESON STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-49. (Amend to grant  
additional time)  
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Adopted as amended (extension granted)  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1023  
JESSIE STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-25. (Amend to grant 180 days)  
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Adopted as amended (extension granted)  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Appeal of Maher Safi to a Vacant Building Registration Notice and Fire  
Inspection Correction Notice at 1354 SHERBURNE AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Noah Rector to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and  
Order to Vacate at 390 SIMS AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Paris Getty to a Correction Notice-Complaint Inspection at 855  
THIRD STREET EAST.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Brian Galvin to a Vacant Building Registration Fee at 1503 VAN  
BUREN AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 109  
WINNIPEG AVENUE. (File No. J2203A, Assessment No. 228502)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during July 1 to 13,  
2021. (File No. J2203A, Assessment No. 228502)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during July 15 to  
30, 2021. (File No. J2204A, Assessment No. 228503)  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
The meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.  
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