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 23, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began at 3:34 pm  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Dai Thao,  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert, Councilmember Rebecca Noecker,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali and Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
1 - Councilmember Jane L. Prince  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Mayor's Emergency Executive Order 22-18.  
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Received and filed  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 781 Cook  
Avenue East a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public  
hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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 Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
January 3 to 14, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for April 19,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for June 8, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2218A, Assessment No.  
228518)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
January 11 to 31, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for April 19,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for June 8, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No.  
228519)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Equipment and Labor for Clean Up  
services during November to December 2021, and setting date of Legislative  
Hearing for April 19, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 8, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2220A, Assessment No. 228521)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Sewer Repair in Right of Way during  
November 2021 at 647 Thomas Ave, and setting date of Legislative Hearing  
for April 19, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 8, 2022 to consider  
and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2221A,  
Assessment No. 228522)  
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).  
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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Adopted  
Authorizing the appropriate personnel to enter into MnDOT Detour Agreement  
No. 1048917 for the Trunk Highway 3 (Robert Street Viaduct) project.  
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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.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to  
$25,000 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s (MN DNR) No  
Child Left Inside grant to support the Saint Paul Nature Champions project.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City of Saint Paul to enter into and execute a Cooperative  
Funding Agreement for Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue Gateway Alliance  
Consulting Services with the City of Roseville and the City of Maplewood in  
accordance with the Rice-Larpenteur Vision Plan.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Beverly Jones Heydinger to a three-year term as  
a member on the District Energy Board of Directors.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s reappointment of Ken Peterson as a member on the District  
Energy Board of Directors.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Holland Tudor to a three-year term on the Visit  
Saint Paul Board of Directors.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to transfer $4,000,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
a specific account for Water Lead Pipe Replacement.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Accepting the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), distributed  
through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, via the  
FY 2021 Hiring Program.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert  
and Councilmember Noecker  
2 - Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Approving the new precinct boundaries and polling locations for 2022 as a  
result of redistricting.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
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  
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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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Establishing the minimum qualifications for the vacancy for the position of  
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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.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
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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Public hearing closed, laid over to April 6, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Amending Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code to define certain terms  
contained therein and ensure consistency of language used throughout.  
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Amended, public hearing continued to April 6, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Macalester College for a sound level variance in  
order to present live amplified sound on April 16, 2022 at 125 Snelling Ave S.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Final Order to consider the construction of the new Kellogg/3rd Street bridge  
and acquisition of necessary property rights.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Rules suspended  
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0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Resolution from Council to Rent Stabilization Stakeholder Group  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318  
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EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (Public hearing continued  
to March 23, 2022)  
Laid over to April 6, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
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  
Consent Agenda adopted as amended  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 143 BAKER  
STREET WEST. (File No. CG2104A1, Assessment No. 210115)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 709  
BEDFORD STREET. (File No. J2215A, Assessment No. 228514)  
Adopted  
Ordering the razing and removal of the structures at 1628 DARLENE  
STREET within fifteen (15) days after the March 23, 2022, City Council Public  
Hearing.  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 550 EDMUND  
AVENUE. (File No. J2215A, Assessment No. 228514)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1223  
FARRINGTON STREET. (File No. CG2104A2 Assessment No. 210116)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 593  
HUMBOLDT AVENUE. (File No. CG2104A1, Assessment No. 210115)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 133 JENKS  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2104A3 Assessment No. 210117)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Melanie Vang to a Code Compliance Report at 963 JESSAMINE  
AVENUE EAST.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 913  
JOHNSON PARKWAY. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 671 LAFOND  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2104A4, Assessment No. 210118)  
Adopted  
Appeal of James Sundberg to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 1055  
LAUREL AVENUE.  
Adopted as amended (appeal denied)  
Appeal of Ge Xiong to a Summary Abatement Order at 675 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST.  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1625  
MARSHALL AVENUE. (File No. CG2104A3, Assessment No. 210117)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Trent Mayberry to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1425  
MARYLAND AVENUE EAST.  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1722  
MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2104A3, Assessment No. 210117)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1191  
MINNEHAHA AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1219  
MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2215A, Assessment No. 228514)  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 599  
PORTLAND AVENUE. (File No. CG2104A1, Assessment No. 210115)  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1722  
REANEY AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the December 22, 2021, City  
Council Public Hearing. (To refer to April 26, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
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Referred to Legislative Hearing on April 26, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 405 ROY  
STREET NORTH. (File No. CG2104A4, Assessment No. 210118)  
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Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 879  
SIXTH STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the January 12, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Amend to remove within 15 days)  
Adopted as amended (remove with 15 days)  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Jalali and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 341 STINSON  
STREET. (File No. J2215A, Assessment No. 228514)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 325 TOPPING  
STREET. (File No. CG2104A2 Assessment No. 210116)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 314  
TORONTO STREET. (File No. CG2104A2 Assessment No. 210116)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1050 VIRGINIA  
STREET. (File No. CG2104A2, Assessment No. 210116)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2021. (File No.  
CG2104A1, Assessment No. 210115)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2021. (File No.  
CG2104A2, Assessment No. 210116)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2021. (File No.  
CG2104A3, Assessment No. 210117)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during July to September 2021. (File No.  
CG2104A4, Assessment No. 210118)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during November 1  
to 10, 2021. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during November  
15 to 29, 2021. (File No. J2215A, Assessment No. 228514)  
Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 5:40 pm  
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