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 16, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Chris Tolbert,  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince, Councilmember Mitra Jalali and  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
2 - Councilmember Dai Thao and Councilmember Rebecca Noecker  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Orders 22-16 and 22-17.  
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Received and filed  
Amending CDBG-CV Project Budgets: increasing funding for McLemore  
Holdings, LLC CDBG-CV ERA program subgrantee agreement.  
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 Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a  
management agreement with JK Movement for the management of  
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programming services at Jimmy Lee Recreation Center.  
Adopted  
Approving a settlement agreement and release between Christine Jefferson  
and the City of Saint Paul.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Horticulture Section at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory to  
apply for a grant of up to $400 from the Mid-America Orchid Congress and, if  
awarded, accept it for the purchase of orchid plants in the year 2022.  
Adopted  
Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December  
31, 2022) and Memorandums of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul  
and the Saint Paul Supervisors' Organization.  
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Laid over to March 23, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Amending the 2022 Capital Improvement Budget to allocate funding for capital  
maintenance projects to the appropriate departments, as recommended by  
the Capital Improvement Budget Committee.  
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Adopted  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round Program for Exterior Improvements to a Saint Anthony Park  
Neighborhood.  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and  
AFSCME District Council 5: Clerical, Local 2508 and Technical, Local 1842;  
Operating Engineers, Local 70 and Professional Employees Association, for  
the purpose adjusting the overtime paid to Library employees for the 2021  
Juneteenth Holiday.  
Laid over to March 23, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010302 for Roadway Traffic (Lighting)  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of  
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Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010303 for Roadway Traffic (Lighting)  
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 20210010304 for Roadway Traffic (Lighting)  
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 20210010305 for Roadway Traffic (Lighting)  
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 20210010306 for Roadway Traffic (Lighting)  
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 20210010307 for Roadway Traffic (Lighting)  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Adopted  
Authorizing an Access Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and Bayer  
CropScience, Inc. in connection with the demolition and soil remediation  
project affecting City-owned property along Pierce Butler Route.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Rules are suspended  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Affirming the Extension of Declaration of Local Emergency issued February 8,  
2022 by Mayor Melvin Carter III.  
Adopted as amended (extension changed from 34 to 20 days)  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Rules are suspended  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Police Department to partner with the Minnesota National  
Guard to donate its expired body armor and helmets (hereinafter referred to  
as “protective gear”).  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
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 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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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
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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Amendment approved, laid over to March 23, 2022 for public hearing and final  
adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
First Reading  
Amending Section 13.02 of the Administrative Code establishing duties in the  
Department of Safety and Inspections related to rent stabilization.  
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Laid over to March 23, 2022  
Amending Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code to define certain terms  
contained therein and ensure consistency of language used throughout.  
Laid over to March 23, 2022 for public hearing  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Amending the City's Operating Budget to establish a spending and financing  
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budget for the implementation and administration of the City's Rent  
Stabilization Ordinance in the Department of Safety and Inspections, City  
Attorney's Office and City Council.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
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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Public hearing closed, laid over to March 23, 2022 for adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Creating Chapter 134A of the Legislative Code (Title XII) pertaining to small  
wireless facilities.  
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Public hearing continued to April 6, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Parks and  
Recreation in the amount of $407,300 to reflect additional 2022 funding  
expected from Como Friends.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of University of St. Thomas, Erin Whipkey, Campus  
Life for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on May 13,  
2022 at 2115 Summit Avenue, University of Saint Thomas, Lower Quad.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Visit Saint Paul for a sound level variance in order  
to present amplified sound on March 18, 2022 and March 19, 2022, at 317  
Washington St - Herbie’s on the Park patio.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on May 14, 2022 at 200 Dr Justus  
Ohage Blvd - Harriet Island Regional Park Riverside.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network c/o Event360,  
Inc for a sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on April 29,  
2022 and April 30, 2022 at 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd - Harriet Island Regional  
Park.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of the Saint Anthony Park Community Council for  
the installation of public art in the public right of way on the northeast corner of  
Territorial Road at Carleton Street for a 5-year period.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Police Department to accept and amend the 2022 Special  
Fund Budget for the for the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety,  
Pathway to Policing Grant.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
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  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318  
EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (Public hearing continued  
to March 16, 2022)  
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Amended, public hearing continued to March 23, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
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)  
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Adopted as amended (payable over 5 years)  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Appeal of Curtis Burroughs to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction  
Notice at 1606 HEWITT AVENUE. (To refer to June 14, 2022 Legislative  
Hearing)  
ADJOURNMENT  
Referred to June 14, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Appeal of James Sundberg to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1055  
LAUREL AVENUE.  
Public hearing continued to March 23, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Prince, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Thao and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Meeting ended at 5:13 pm  
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