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 23, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began at 3:32 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  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1347  
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University Avenue West a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only;  
public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Received and filed  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Orders 22-10 and 22-11.  
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Received and filed  
Amending the 2022 General Fund budget for the Department of Human Rights  
and Equal Economic Opportunity.  
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:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services December  
1 to 14, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 22, 2022 and  
City Council public hearing for May 4, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2216A, Assessment No.  
228515)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services December  
14 to 30, 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for March 22, 2022 and  
City Council public hearing for May 4, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No.  
228516)  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for funds up to  
$300,000 from the Outdoor Recreation grant program and to apply for grants  
to other agencies and groups as needed for any matching amounts required.  
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Adopted  
Memorializing the City Council’s decision to grant an appeal by Thomas  
Schroeder from a decision of the BZA denying a rear-yard lot coverage  
variance requested for the purpose of building a new garage at 1446 Summit  
Avenue.  
Adopted  
Authorizing proper City officials to submit a Gateways for Growth  
Implementation Technical Assistance and Grants Program application.  
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Adopted  
Approving the renaming of Ecolab Plaza to Osborn Plaza.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Authorizing the conveyance of six City owned properties to the St. Paul Public  
School District.  
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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  
a specific account for PED Tourism Package.  
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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:  
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 Mike Hahm’s career with the City of Saint Paul and  
congratulating him on his retirement.  
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  
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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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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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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 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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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:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept Minnesota  
Historical Society (MNHS) grant funds, enter in a grant agreement required as  
a condition of receiving said funds, and to amend the Department financing  
and spending plan by $136,167 for the Cochran Park Pool and Sculpture  
Restoration project.  
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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:  
Amending the 2022 Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) spending  
and financing plans to record cost-neutral changes and carry forward  
adjustments, Citywide.  
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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  
Accepting grant funds, authorizing execution of a grant agreement with  
indemnity obligations, and amending the Planning and Economic  
Development (PED) department operating budget related to the City's  
sponsorship of a Minnesota Investment Fund grant for the benefit of the  
Kalera, Inc. project located at 543 James Avenue.  
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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 Saints Baseball, LLC for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on March 17, 2022 at CHS Field -  
360 N. Broadway St.  
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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:  
Amending the spending budget for the Public Works Grant Fund related to the  
2022 Ramsey County SCORE Incentive Grant.  
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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:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $39,130 for a contribution received from the Minnesota Board of  
Firefighter Training and Education to pay for training for firefighters.  
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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 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:  
Appeal of Daniel Burgess, 3M Aviation, to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
Correction Notice at 680-690 BAYFIELD STREET.  
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Adopted as amended  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1608  
CARROLL AVENUE. (File No. J2205E, Assessment No. 228304)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of John & Wendy Slade to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Revocation  
and Order to Vacate at 1005 CONWAY STREET.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1066  
DESOTO STREET. (File No. VB2205, Assessment No. 228804)  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318  
EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (Legislative Hearing on  
February 22, 2022)  
Public hearing continued to March 16, 2022  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 419 FRY  
STREET within fifteen (15) days after the January 12, 2022, City Council  
Public Hearing. (Legislative Hearing on February 22, 2022)  
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Adopted as amended (Granted 180 days to abate nuisance condition.)  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
1033 GALTIER STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-61.  
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Adopted as amended (Nuisance condition abated.)  
Amending Council File RLH VBR 21-81, adopted December 7, 2021, to grant  
Derrick Malone, an additional extension to a Vacant Building Registration  
Requirement & Summary Abatement Order at 394 HOPE STREET.  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 687 JACKSON  
STREET. (File No. J2204P, Assessment No. 228403)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Deanna Seppanen, on behalf of Macalester College, to a Fire  
Inspection Correction Notice at 1673 PRINCETON AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 855 RICE  
STREET. (File No. J2205B, Assessment No. 228104)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1802 ROSS  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2205, Assessment No. 228804) (Public hearing  
continued to April 20, 2022)  
Public hearing continued to April 20, 2022  
Appeal of Matthew Wergin, on behalf of Scott Evans Wergin, to a Vacant  
Building Registration Notice at 1340 SEARLE STREET.  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 782 SEVENTH  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2204P, Assessment No. 228403)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1941  
STANFORD AVENUE. (File No. J2209A, Assessment No. 228508)  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1047  
WAKEFIELD AVENUE. (File No. VB2205, Assessment No. 228804)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 141  
WINIFRED STREET WEST. (File No. VB2205, Assessment No. 228804)  
Adopted  
Making recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of Home  
Buyers, LLC for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 702 WILSON AVENUE.  
(Legislative Hearing on February 22, 2022)  
Adopted as amended (Recommend County deny application for repurchase,  
and if granted recommend condition that property be sold within 90 days.)  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September  
1 to 13, 2021. (File No. J2209A, Assessment No. 218508)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during September  
14 to 30, 2021. (File No. J2210A, Assessment No. 218509)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during March 29 to August 16, 2021. (File No. VB2205, Assessment No.  
228804)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during September 2021. (File No. J2205B, Assessment No. 228104)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during August 17 to September 13, 2021. (File No. CRT2205,  
Assessment No. 228204)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during July 23 to August 20, 2021. (File No. J2205E,  
Assessment No. 228304)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during September 13  
to October 12, 2021. (File No. J2204P, Assessment No. 228403)  
Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:40 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  
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