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 16, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:33 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 Order 22-9.  
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Received and Filed  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 587 Cook  
Avenue East and 988 Wilson Avenue nuisance properties. (For notification  
purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: Funding for 202 Cesar Chavez (Papa  
Legba), a project selected by CDBG subgrantee NeDA to be funded with  
West Side Commercial program funds. Funding for 1124 Payne Ave (Cook St  
Paul), a project selected by CDBG subgrantee ESNDC to be funded with  
Payne Ave BIF program funds.  
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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  
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:  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for and if  
awarded, accept funds from the F.R. Bigelow Foundation and the Otto  
Bremer Foundation for Right Track, the City of Saint Paul's Youth  
Employment Program in an amount of up to $80,000 for program years 2022  
and 2023.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for $4,000 in  
funding through the Saint Paul Garden Club, Community Improvement Project  
Grant program to purchase seeds, plants and related materials to enhance  
the Kellogg Mall Park roadway medians and, if successful, enter into an  
agreement with the Saint Paul Garden Club.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to solicit and accept  
sponsorships and donations, for the Blooming Saint Paul program, to fund  
hanging baskets, the Blooming Saint Paul Showcase, and materials and  
supplies to support community gardens in 2022.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to enter into the 2021 JAG Interlocal  
Agreement with Ramsey County.  
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Adopted  
Memorializing the denial of an appeal by Tumble Fresh from a BZA decision  
denying a zoning variance application to install a full-color dynamic display on  
a freestanding sign at 1855 Suburban Avenue.  
Adopted  
Waiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 100 Seats  
or Less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor Outdoor Service Area  
(Sidewalk) License to Kalsada LLC d/b/a Kalsada (License ID #  
20220000012) for the premises located at 1668 Selby Avenue.  
Adopted  
Approving a Liquor On Sale - 2AM Closing license to be added to existing  
licenses for Sakura Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Sakura Japanese Restaurant  
(License ID #20050000245) at 350 Saint Peter Street #195.  
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Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20200010101 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 20200010102 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.  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20200010103 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.  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20200010104 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.  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010107 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.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Fire Department to apply for the 2021 Fire Prevention and  
Safety Grant in the amount of $70,550 from the Federal Emergency  
Management Agency (FEMA) to purchase supplies for the community risk  
reduction program Project Safe Haven.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Outlining the City's 2022 Legislative Agenda.  
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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:  
Authorizing the City to transfer $4,500,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
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a specific account for PED Tourism Package.  
Laid over to February 23, 2022.  
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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  
Amending Chapter 86 of the Administrative Code to add Section 86.12  
requiring council approval prior to submission of grant applications.  
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Amendment approved. Ordinance laid over to February 23, 2022 for adoption.  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Granting the application of 560 Randolph Ave LLC to rezone property at 540  
Randolph Avenue from T2 traditional neighborhood to I1 light industrial and  
amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Public hearing closed. Ordinance laid over to February 23, 2022 for 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 Section 3.02 of the Administrative Code to create an Office of  
Neighborhood Safety and immigrant and refugee program within the Office of  
the City Attorney.  
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Amendment approved. Public hearing closed. Ordinance laid over to February  
23, 2022 for 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:  
Approving the application of the Minnesota United FC for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on March 5, 2022 within the  
Street and the Beer Garden Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Avenue North.  
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Public hearing closed. Resolution 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:  
Authorizing the execution of grant agreements with the Metropolitan Council,  
which include indemnification clauses, acceptance of grant funds, and  
amendment of related City budgets.  
Public hearing closed. Resolution 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:  
Authorizing and awarding a business subsidy under the 27th Cycle  
Neighborhood STAR Program to West Indies Soul Food Inc. at Model Cities  
Brownstone located at 839 University Avenue West.  
Public hearing closed. Resolution 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:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $600,000 to accept the grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation  
for a pilot program to optimize social services response and resources.  
Public hearing closed. Resolution adopted.  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING ITEM FOR DISCUSSION  
Appeal of Ted Wagor, Attorney, to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of  
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Occupancy and Order to Vacate at 346 CLEVELAND AVENUE NORTH.  
Adopted as amended. (Extension granted to April 1st to vacate the property or  
come into compliance.)  
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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.  
Legislative Hearing Consent Agenda adopted as amended.  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 575  
BRAINERD AVENUE. (File No. J2204E, Assessment No. 228303)  
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Adopted as amended. (Assessment ratified.)  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 575  
BRAINERD AVENUE. (File No. J2201E, Assessment No. 228300)  
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Adopted as amended. (Assessment ratified.)  
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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 596  
CHARLES AVENUE (File No. VB2204, Assessment No. 228803)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1164  
EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. VB2204, Assessment No. 228803) (Public  
hearing continued to March 16, 2022)  
Public hearing continued to March 16, 2022.  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1788  
IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. CRT2204, Assessment No. 228203)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Kenneth D. Burnett to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement  
at 329 LAWSON AVENUE WEST.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 584  
MAGNOLIA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2204, Assessment No. 228803)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 685  
MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. VB2204, Assessment No. 228803)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 126 NINTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2201B1, Assessment No. 228108)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 126 NINTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2202B1, Assessment No. 228110)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1050  
OXFORD STREET NORTH. (File No. J2204E, Assessment No. 228303)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 770  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2204E, Assessment No. 228303)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Susan M. Beatty to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction  
Notice, including Condemnation & Order to Vacate, at 281 STURGIS  
STREET.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 603 VAN  
BUREN AVENUE. (File No. J2124A, Assessment No. 218543) (Public  
hearing continued to February 16, 2022)  
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Adopted as amended. (Assessment reduced.)  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Appeal of Alexsandra Felt, Urban Enterprises, to a Fire Certificate of  
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Occupancy Correction Notice at 922 WOODBRIDGE STREET.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during April 29 to July 23, 2021. (File No. VB2204, Assessment No.  
228803)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during August 2021. (File No. J2204B, Assessment No. 228103)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during August 2 to 16, 2021. (File No. CRT2204, Assessment No.  
228203)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during June 22 to July 22, 2021. (File No. J2204E, Assessment  
No. 228303)  
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Adopted  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Rules suspended  
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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:  
Recognizing Rachel Tierney’s career with the City of Saint Paul,  
congratulating her on a successful 22 years of service, and wishing her the  
best as she embarks on her next professional venture.  
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:  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting adjourned at 5:06 pm.  
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