City Hall and Court House  
15 West Kellogg Boulevard  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
Floor  
City of Saint Paul  
651-266-8560  
Minutes - Final  
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, February 2, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:35 pm  
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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 22-7 and 22-8.  
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Received and Filed  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 733 Fairview  
Avenue North and 1807 Seventh Street East nuisance properties. (For  
notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if  
necessary.)  
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 Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Granting preliminary approval to the issuance of certain general obligation and  
revenue bonds as approved in the 2022 budget of the City of Saint Paul;  
expressing the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the proceeds of such  
tax-exempt bonds; and authorizing City finance staff and advisors to take  
certain actions with respect to the sale of such bonds.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing Mayor Carter’s Office to submit a McKnight Foundation Climate  
and Energy Program Grant proposal.  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building  
Registration fees billed during June 16 to October 19, 2021, and setting date  
of Legislative Hearing for March 1, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
April 6, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during November 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
March 1, 2022 and City Council public hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider  
and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2207B,  
Assessment No. 228106)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy fees billed during October 19 to November 26, 2021, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for March 1, 2022 and City Council public hearing  
for April 6, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. CRT2207, Assessment No. 228206)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during September 22 to October 21, 2021, and  
setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 1, 2022 and City Council public  
hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. J2207E, Assessment No. 228306)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) during  
November 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 1, 2022 and  
City Council public hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2203T, Assessment No.  
229002)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Diseased Emerald Ash  
Tree(s) during November to December 2021, and setting date of Legislative  
Hearing for March 1, 2022 and City Council public hearing for April 6, 2022 to  
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consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
2204T, Assessment No. 229003)  
Adopted  
Allocating 2022 Community Engagement funding in District Councils.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment (January 1, 2022) for the Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No. 417.  
Laid over to February 9 for adoption  
Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to pay for all costs for  
Emergency Management training and/or costs associated with the operation  
of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergency and declared  
disasters in 2022.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into  
an agreement with Capital Regional Watershed District, and Lower Phalen  
Creek Project, for a creek enhancement feasibility study, which including  
mutual indemnification language.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Labor Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022) and  
Memorandums of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and the Saint  
Paul Manual & Maintenance Supervisors Association.  
Laid over to February 9 for adoption  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Approving the use or non-use of a Project Labor Agreement on Department of  
Parks and Recreation construction projects for the first half of 2022.  
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Adopted  
Approval of a Liquor Off Sale and Cigarette/Tobacco license to Drua Liquor  
Inc. d/b/a Blaize Liquor (License ID #20210001384) for the premises located  
at 137 Maryland Avenue West.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to renew its professional  
service agreement with the Active Network for program registration and  
reservation services, and online payment processing for the Department,  
which includes indemnification language.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving adverse action against the Liquor On-Sale 100 Seats or less,  
Liquor On-Sale Sunday, and Gambling location license held by Anvil  
Properties Inc. d/b/a The Foundry Pub (License ID #20040004132), for the  
premises located at 1201 Jackson Street and the acceptance of the  
settlement agreement and addition of the conditions to the licenses held by  
Anvil Properties Inc. d/b/a The Foundry Pub (License ID #20040004132).  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Adopting the Point Douglas Regional Trail Master Plan (Laid over from  
January 19).  
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Adopted  
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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:  
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  
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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Adopted  
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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:  
First Reading  
Amending Chapter 86 of the Administrative Code to add Section 86.12  
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requiring council approval prior to submission of grant applications.  
Amended and laid over to February 9 for second reading  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
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  
and amending Legislative Code Section 60.303 to reflect the change.  
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Laid over to Feb 9 for adoption  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to  
execute grant agreements with the State of Minnesota Department of  
Employment and Economic Development, which include indemnification  
clauses, acceptance of grant funds, and amendment of related City budgets.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Approving the application of The Great Northern Festival for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound for the Slow Show Performance  
on February 4, 2022 through February 5, 2022 at Lake Como Pavilion - 1360  
Lexington Pkwy N.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Approving the application of the Minnesota United FC for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on Saturday, February 19, 2022,  
or February 26, 2022 at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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  
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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:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1150  
CENTRAL AVENUE WEST. (File No. CRT2203, Assessment No. 228202)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Bill Xu to a Fire Safety Inspection Appointment at 376 FULLER  
AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1880 OLD  
HUDSON ROAD. (File No. J2203E, Assessment No. 228302)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1050  
OXFORD STREET NORTH. (File No. J2203E, Assessment No. 228302)  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1140 PACIFIC  
STREET. (File No. J2203B, Assessment No. 228102)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Pramol Mathew to a Re-Inspection Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
With Deficiencies at 776 REANEY AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1128  
SEVENTH STREET WEST. (File No. J2203P, Assessment No. 228402)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1196  
SEVENTH STREET EAST. (File No. CRT2203, Assessment No. 228202)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Ann Tran to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 754  
SHERBURNE AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 770  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2203E, Assessment No. 228302)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Removal of Dangerous Tree service during  
July 2021 at 1209 Saint Paul Avenue. (File No. 2201T, Assessment No.  
229000)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Demolition service from July 2021 at 1819  
YORK AVENUE. (File No. J2201C, Assessment No. 222000)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during April 22 to June 11, 2021. (File No. VB2203, Assessment No.  
228802)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during July 2021. (File No. J2203B, Assessment No. 228102)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during June 21 to July 29, 2021. (File No. CRT2203, Assessment No.  
228202)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during May 24 to June 21, 2021. (File No. J2203E, Assessment  
No. 228302)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during July 19 to  
September 13, 2021. (File No. J2203P, Assessment No. 228402)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Removal of Diseased Emerald Ash Tree  
services during August 2021. (File No. 2202T, Assessment No. 229001)  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:10pm  
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