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, March 9, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began 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  
Received and Filed  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Order 22-15.  
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Received and Filed  
Establishing two (2) new projects through the Year-Round STAR Program as  
adopted via City Council resolutions #RES 22-181 and #RES PH 22-5, and  
returning the balance of two projects not moving forward and one project  
completed under budget to the Year Round STAR 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  
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:  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of June 2, 9,  
16, and 23, 2021.  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building  
Registration fees billed during July 21 to November 12, 2021, and setting date  
of Legislative Hearing for April 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for May  
18, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties.  
(File No. VB2208, Assessment No. 228807)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
service during December 2021, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
April 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for May 18, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2208B,  
Assessment No. 228107)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Demolition service from December  
2021 at 2062 Como Ave, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for April 5,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for May 18, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2203C, Assessment No.  
222002)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services during October 22 to November 19, 2021, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for April 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
May 18, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. J2208E, Assessment No. 228307)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during  
December 9 to January 13, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
April 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for May 18, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2206P,  
Assessment No. 228405)  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-155 to reduce the assessment for repair  
of sanitary sewer line on private property from January to March 2021 at 2238  
Dayton Ave. (File No. SWRP2102, Assessment No. 213002)  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-247 to reduce the assessment for repair  
of sanitary sewer line on private property from April to June 2021 at 605 Bay  
St. (File No. SWRP2103, Assessment No. 213003)  
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Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-247 to reduce the assessment for repair  
of sanitary sewer line on private property from April to June 2021 at 1469 Blair  
Ave. (File No. SWRP2103, Assessment No. 213003)  
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Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-247 to reduce the assessment for repair  
of sanitary sewer line on private property from April to June 2021 at 2158  
James Ave. (File No. SWRP2103, Assessment No. 213003)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Property during July to September 2021 at 1157 Ashland Ave,  
and setting date of City Council Public Hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider  
and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
2200LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224003)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Property during January to March 2021 at 2238 Dayton Ave,  
and setting date of City Council Public Hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider  
and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
2102LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224004)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Property during April to June 2021 at 605 Bay St, and setting  
date of City Council Public Hearing for April 6, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2103LDSRP1,  
Assessment No. 224005)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Repair of Sanitary Sewer 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. SWRP2201, Assessment No. 223001)  
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Adopted  
Preliminary Order setting the date of Public Hearing for April 13, 2022 to  
consider approval of the 2022 Saint Paul Streets Program (2022 SPS).  
Adopted  
Accepting the cost of airfare, ground transportation, hotel, and meals from the  
EMS Summit for Fire Captain/EMS Coordinator Robb Prechtel to attend the  
EMS Summit in Lake Las Vegas, NV on May 16-18, 2022.  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during October to December 2021, and setting date of legislative  
hearing for April 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for May 25, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during October to December 2021, and setting date of legislative  
hearing for April 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for May 25, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2201A2, Assessment No. 220101)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during October to December 2021, and setting date of legislative  
hearing for April 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for May 25, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2201A3, Assessment No. 220102)  
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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  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service  
Program-Sealcoating Street and/or Alley. (File No. 215600, Assessment No.  
215600)  
Adopted  
Approving the Labor Agreements between the Independent School District  
625 and the Minnesota Teamsters Local No. 320 representing Nutrition  
Services Personnel (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023) and International Union of  
Operating Engineers Local 70 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022). (To be laid over  
one week for adoption)  
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Adopted  
Approving a Gas Station and Cigarette/Tobacco license to Embabi & Sons  
LLC d/b/a West 7th Street Marathon (License ID #20210002140) for the  
premises located at 675 7th Street West.  
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Adopted  
Approving the adverse action against the Auto Repair license held by Castillo  
Auto Repair LLC d/b/a Castillo Auto Repair (License ID# 20200001910) for the  
premises located at 744 3rd Street East.  
Adopted  
Authorizing using a Project Labor Agreement for 2022 Arterial Mill and Overlay  
Pedestrian Improvements, 2022 Citywide Sidewalk Contract, Atlantic/7th  
Street Improvements, Battle Creek Road Reclamation, Curtice Street  
Reconstruction and Crocus Hill Drainage Repairs, Edgcumbe Road  
Reconstruction, Marion Street Improvements, Prior Avenue Reconstruction,  
Wabasha Street Reconstruction, and Wheelock Parkway Reconstruction  
Phase 5, and authorizing not using a Project Labor Agreement on West Side  
Traffic Signal Enhancements.  
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Adopted  
Approving the adverse action against the Liquor on Sale- 101-180 seats,  
Liquor on Sale- 2am, Liquor on Sale- Sunday, Entertainment (B) Liquor  
Outdoor Service Area- Patio, and Gambling Location licenses held by RAS  
Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License  
ID# 20100000062) for the premises located at 2516 7th Street West.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Dean Gale to the Saint Paul Climate  
Justice Advisory Board.  
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Adopted  
Approving an upgrade from a Wine On Sale and Malt On Sale (Strong) license  
to a Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor  
Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) license to KNG LLC d/b/a Zamboni’s Pizza  
Pub (License ID #20140000204) for the premises located at 184 7th Street  
West.  
Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel expenses from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income for  
Mayor Melvin Carter and Director Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Office of Financial  
Empowerment, to attend a Planning Retreat in Los Angeles on March 16,  
2022.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving a Contingent Purchase Agreement for the City's purchase of land  
from the Saint Paul Port Authority for the construction of a new Fire Station  
No. 7.  
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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 Mayor’s appointments of Jessie Luevano, JoAnn Hawkins,  
Audel Shokohzadeh, Rudy Burgos, Abdi Ahmed, and Latichia Harper as  
members on the Capital Improvement Budget Committee with a term  
expiration date of February 28, 2025.  
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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  
SUSPENSION ITEMS  
The rules are 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:  
Approving the use of Grant Funds through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round  
Program for Arcade Wine and Spirits.  
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 ITEMS  
The rules are suspended  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round Program for the Eritrean Community Center,1941 University  
Avenue West.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Authorizing issuance of and awarding the sale of General Obligation Various  
Purpose Bonds, Series 2022A and levying a tax for the Series 2022A Bonds.  
(To be amended.)  
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Adopted as amended  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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  
Granting the application of Jonathan L. Faraci to rezone property at 1296  
Hudson Road from OS office service to B2 community business and  
amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Laid over to March 16, 2022 for second reading and public hearing  
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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:  
Creating Chapter 134A of the Legislative Code (Title XII) pertaining to small  
wireless facilities.  
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Laid over to March 16, 2022 for second reading and public hearing  
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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.  
Amending Section 13.06 of the Legislative Code to establish certain  
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emergency regulations and related to the length of time Emergency Executive  
Orders remain in effect.  
Public hearing closed, laid over to March 16, 2022 for final adoption  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
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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Public hearing closed, laid over to March 16, 2022 for final adoption  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Authorizing an increase in the Parks and Recreation Grant Fund Budget in the  
amount of $100,000 to amend the Parks and Recreation 2022 Grant and Aid  
Fund for a $100,000 donation from Met Council, to increase capacity to offer  
additional outdoor education programming and equipment that is led by  
BIPOC educators and specifically developed for the BIPOC community  
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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 applications of the Minnesota United FC for sound level  
variance applications in order to present amplified sound on March 19, 2022  
and on April 2, 2022 within the street and 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 ITEM FOR DISCUSSION  
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.  
Appeal of Karla Holmlund to a Summary Abatement Order at 1059 BURGESS  
STREET.  
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Adopted as amended (granted additional 2 weeks for nuisance abatement)  
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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  
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:  
Granting a 180 day stay of enforcement of RLH RR 21-66, ordering the  
demolition for 288 AVON STREET NORTH, to Joe Steinmaus, for Steve and  
Richard Schoneck.  
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Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1034  
BRADLEY STREET within fifteen (15) days after the December 22, 2021, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days)  
Adopted as amended (amended to remove within 15 days)  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Appeal of Mon Mon Htun, on behalf of Zaw Wai, to a Vacant Building  
Registration Notice at 933 FIFTH STREET EAST.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of James Sundberg to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1055  
LAUREL AVENUE.  
Public hearing continued to March 16, 2022  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Appeal of Ty Lawrence, Trifecta Source LLC, to a Vacant Building  
Registration Fee Warning Letter at 284 MAPLE STREET.  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 657  
SHERBURNE AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-45. (Legislative Hearing  
March 8, 2022)  
Adopted as amended (nuisance abated and matter resolved)  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Amending Council File RLH FCO 22-11, adopted February 16, 2022, to grant  
Alexsandra Felt, Urban Enterprises, an additional extension for property at 922  
WOODBRIDGE STREET.  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:38 pm  
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