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, March 2, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began at 3:33pm  
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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  
Communications received and filed  
Amending CDBG/CDBG-CV Project Budgets: Funding for American House  
rehab project; adjusting ESNDC Payne Ave BIF program administration funds;  
increasing funding for Latino Economic Development Center CDBG-CV ERA  
subgrantee agreement.  
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Received and filed  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Orders 22-12, 22-13 and 22-14.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
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:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Authorizing the City of Saint Paul to submit a Point Source Implementation  
Grant application to the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA), and  
authorizing City officials to execute a grant agreement on behalf of the City for  
the Flandrau-Case Stormwater Pond Retrofit and related facilities.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010201 for Roadway Sidewalk  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010202 for Roadway Sidewalk  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010206 for Roadway Sidewalk  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Property during October to December 2021, and setting date  
of City Council Public Hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2201LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224001)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a Work Order Contract with the Minnesota  
Department of Transportation for the State’s Trunk Highway 51 Project.  
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Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit No. 20213430101 for Asphalt and Concrete, Inc.  
on Chester Street.  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Preliminary Order setting the date of a public hearing for March 23rd, 2022 to  
consider the construction of the new Kellogg/3rd Street bridge and acquisition  
of necessary property rights.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round Program for the Eritrean Community Center,1941 University  
Avenue West.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Laid over to March 9, 2022  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Approving adverse action against the Liquor On-Sale 291 or more seats,  
Liquor On-Sale Sunday, Liquor On-Sale 2AM Closing, Liquor Outdoor Service  
Area - Patio, and Entertainment (B) license held by RJMP Group Inc. d/b/a  
Billy’s On Grand (License ID #20200000158), for the premises located at 857  
Grand Avenue and addition of the conditions to the licenses held by RJMP  
Group Inc. d/b/a Billy’s On Grand (License ID #20200000158).  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
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.  
First Reading  
Amending Section 13.06 of the Legislative Code to establish certain  
emergency regulations and related to the length of time Emergency Executive  
Orders remain in effect.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Laid over to March 9, 2022 for second reading and public hearing  
Establishing the minimum qualifications for the vacancy for the position of  
Police Chief pursuant to the provisions of Section 8.01 (a) of the  
Administrative Code and Section 12.12.1 of the Saint Paul City Charter.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Laid over to March 9, 2022 for second reading and public hearing  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public  
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Works Capital Budget to add Minnesota Department of Public Safety funding  
to the 2020 Water Street Project.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
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 request for a sound level variance for Nor-Son Construction to  
allow for construction at 170 Western Avenue S.; March 7, 2022 through May  
13, 2022.  
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Noecker  
Adopted as amended (Amended to be dates April 4, 2022 through June 3, 2022.)  
Sponsors:  
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 Patrick McGovern’s Pub for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on Saturday, March 12, 2022,  
and Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 225 7th St W.  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
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 Meefy Beat dba Shamrock’s Irish Nook for a  
sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on Thursday, March  
17, 2022 at 995 7th St West.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Authorizing an increase in the Parks and Recreation Grant Fund Budget in the  
amount of $520,000 to reflect grant funding expected, budgeted, and awarded  
in 2022 from the Como Zoo DNR Grant (SFY 22/23).  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
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  
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 115 ACKER  
STREET EAST. File No. CRT2206, Assessment No. 228205  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 885  
ALGONQUIN AVENUE. (File No. J2206E, Assessment No. 228305)  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 904  
CHARLOTTE STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-52.  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 455 COMO  
AVENUE. (File No. CRT2206, Assessment No. 228205)  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Houa Yang to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 930  
FOREST STREET.  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 146 IVY  
AVENUE EAST (also 1315 RICE STREET). (File No. J2205P, Assessment  
No. 228404)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 655  
JESSAMINE AVENUE EAST in Council File RLH RR 21-15.  
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Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (Granted 180 days)  
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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 1577 MARION  
STREET. (File No. J2206E, Assessment No. 228305) (Public hearing  
continued to October 5, 2022)  
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Brendmoen  
Public hearing continued to October 5, 2022  
Sponsors:  
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 1227  
MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2212A, Assessment No. 228511)  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 491 OHIO  
STREET. (File No. J2205P, Assessment No. 228404)  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 577 PASCAL  
STREET NORTH. (File No. J2212A, Assessment No. 228511) (Public hearing  
continued to September 28, 2022)  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Public hearing continued to September 28, 2022  
7 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1233  
RANDOLPH AVENUE. (File No. CRT2206, Assessment No. 228205)  
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Tolbert  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Marina Liberman, Moscow on the Hill, to a Fire Inspection Correction  
Notice at 371 SELBY AVENUE.  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
1004 THOMAS AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-42. (Public hearing  
continued to April 6, 2022)  
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Thao  
Sponsors:  
Public hearing continued to April 6, 2022  
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 1761  
UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2205P, Assessment No. 228404)  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during October 1  
to 13, 2021. (File No. J2211A, Assessment No. 228510)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during October 15  
to 29, 2021. (File No. J2212A, Assessment No. 228511)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Equipment and Labor for Clean Up services  
during August to October 2021. (File No. J2213A, Assessment No. 228512)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during June 14 to September 20, 2021. (File No. VB2206, Assessment  
No. 228805)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding during  
October 2021. (File No. J2206B, Assessment No. 228105)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (Referred 1015 Churchill Street to Legislative Hearing  
April 5)  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Ratifying the assessments for Demolition services from August to October  
2021. (File No. J2202C, Assessment No. 222001)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during September 14 to October 15, 2021. (File No. CRT2206,  
Assessment No. 228205)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during August 23 to September 21, 2021. (File No. J2206E,  
Assessment No. 228305)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (Referred 1880 Old Hudson Road to Legislative Hearing  
April 5)  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Ratifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during October 19 to  
December 1, 2021. (File No. J2205P, Assessment No. 228404)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
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comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any comments and  
materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the  
public record and available for review by the City Council. Comments may be  
submitted as follows:  
The public may comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any  
comments and materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be  
attached to the public record and available for review by the City Council. Comments  
may be submitted as follows:  
Written public comment on public hearing items can be submitted to  
Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us, CouncilHearing@ci.stpaul.mn.us, or by voicemail at  
651-266-6805. Live testimony will be taken in person in the Council Chambers, and by  
telephone by registering to speak by noon on the day before the meeting. The  
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