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, April 13, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
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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  
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:  
Acknowledging a public purpose of user participation in the co-design of City  
services and technical solutions and granting permission to the Office of  
Technology and Communication to spend city funds as an incentive and to  
compensate participants in the user experience research and usability testing.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with the Saint  
Paul Public Housing Agency for the collaborative A Community Outreach  
Program (ACOP), that includes an indemnification clause.  
Adopted  
Approving and authorizing subordination of a STAR loan made to Jobs  
Foundation dba Tech Dump & Tech Discounts (“Borrower”).  
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Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel expenses, lodging, and conference costs, not to  
exceed $1400, from the Minnesota Chapter of WTS International for City staff  
to attend the 2022 WTS International Annual Conference in Seattle,  
Washington.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the use of Neighborhood STAR program funds for replacement of  
Fire Department radios in all wards.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for costs incurred to host a  
collaborative meeting with the citywide optimal response team and our  
community service providers.  
Adopted  
Preliminary Order setting the date of Public Hearing for May 18, 2022, to  
consider approval of the Ramsey County project to improve Cleveland Avenue  
from Como Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue. The only special assessments will  
be for private sanitary sewer service repairs or replacements requested by  
property owners (Project No. 19258C, Assessment No. 226002).  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply  
to the Metropolitan Council for Tax Base Revitalization Account fund for a  
project at 115 Plato Boulevard.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to apply to the Minnesota Department of Employment and  
Economic Development for Contamination Cleanup Grant funding for projects  
at 540 Broadway Street and 115 Plato Boulevard.  
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Adopted  
Approving the release of an easement for slopes, cuts and fill over Lots 25,  
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Block 6, Summit Park Addition.  
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Adopted  
Accepting the gift of the costs of travel, food, and lodging from Global  
Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), so that Russ Stark  
attends the GCoM USA Networking Event Workshop at Kansas City (KC)  
Climate Week, between April 6th and 9th, 2022.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with Apple for use of their  
business manager and volume purchase programs.  
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Adopted  
Approving a Liquor Off Sale license to PZA II LLC d/b/a Vineria Cossetta  
(License ID #20150002722) for the premises located at 211 Seventh Street  
West.  
Adopted  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of July 7, 14,  
21, and 28, 2021.  
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Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for Human Rights and Labor Standards  
Supervisor.  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and  
AFSCME Clerical, Local 2508 for the purpose of establishing tuition  
assistance, uniform allowance and eligibility for consideration for scholarship  
grants provided grants are funded for Saint Paul Police Department  
Community Engagement Cadets.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Adopting the 2022 Community-First Public Safety City Council Fund Grant  
Awards.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
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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.  
Final Adoption  
Creating Chapter 134A of the Legislative Code (Title XII) pertaining to small  
wireless facilities.  
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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:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Granting the application of Nimco Ltd. to rezone property at 597 7th St E from  
I1 light industrial to T2 traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of  
the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Public hearing closed, laid over to April 20th 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:  
Final Order approving the reconstruction of streets in the 2022 Saint Paul  
Streets Program (2022 SPS).  
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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:  
Ratifying the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service  
Program-Sealcoating Street and/or Alley. (File No. 215600, Assessment No.  
215600) (Public hearing closed April 13, 2022.)  
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Public hearing closed, laid over to April 20th  
Considering and adopting the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and  
Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge, and request of the  
Department of Safety and Inspections for imposition of $500 matrix penalty  
against the Cigarette/Tobacco - Product Shop license held by Reemo Corp.,  
d/b/a Rice Street Tobacco, at 1196 Rice Street.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Los Campeones Gym (Benjamin Loehrer) &  
Collaposing Sun (Dave Sikorski) for a sound level variance in order to present  
amplified sound on June 11, 2022 at 155 Eaton St.  
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Adopted  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali and  
Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Thao  
Absent:  
Approving the applications of the Minnesota United FC for sound level  
variance applications in order to present amplified sound on May 7, 2022, May  
18, 2022, and May 28, 2022 within the street and the 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:  
Authorizing an increase in the Department of Parks and Recreation Grant  
Fund in the amount of $25,000 to reflect funds received from the Minnesota  
State Arts Board, and entering into a grant agreement which includes an  
indemnification clause.  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Authorizing the Police Department to accept and amend the 2022 Special  
Fund Budget for the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, National  
Forensic Sciences Improvement program for fiscal year 2022.  
Adopted  
7 -  
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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 Cigarette/Tobacco License held by  
Narjis LLC, d/b/a East Side Grocery, at 1340 Payne Avenue.  
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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 adoption of a first amendment to the Tax Increment Financing  
Plan for the Pioneer Endicott Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing  
District.  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Amending the City’s Capital Budget and approving a second amendment to  
the funding agreement with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the  
Snelling Midway Redevelopment Site; executing a public infrastructure funding  
agreement with MUSC Holdings, LLC and Minnesota United Soccer Club,  
LLC; and executing lease extension option instruments with the Metropolitan  
Council, MUSC Holdings, LLC, and Minnesota United Soccer Club, LLC.  
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  
Legislative Hearing consent agenda adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Appeal of Nicholas Gibbs to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at  
1372 PACIFIC STREET.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of John Lorenz to a Correction Order at 2099 SCENIC PLACE.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Lakisha Carpenter, Tenant, to a Notice of Condemnation Unfit for  
Human Habitation and Order to Vacate at 1842 STILLWATER AVENUE.  
Adopted  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 318  
EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-11. (This resolution was  
adopted at the April 6 City Council meeting and will be reconsidered at the  
April 13 meeting.)  
Adopted as amended (extension granted)  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:35 pm  
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