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 20, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began at 3:31 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  
Establishing three new projects through the Year-Round STAR Program as  
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adopted via City Council Resolutions # RES 22-261, #RES 22-378 and #RES  
22-382.  
Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for HUD program year 2021  
window replacement program.  
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Received and Filed  
Amending the ARP Tourism Recovery Support Program budget to allocate  
funds for administrative costs.  
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 Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Authorizing the City to enter into Master Partnership Contract No.1050212 with  
the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
February 1 to 14, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 17,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for June 22, 2022 to consider and levy  
the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2222A, Assessment  
No. 228524)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
February 14 to 28, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May 17,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for June 22, 2022 to consider and levy  
the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2223A, Assessment  
No. 228525)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Equipment and Labor for Clean up  
services during January 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for May  
17, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 22, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2224A,  
Assessment No. 228526)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Tree Trimming service during  
December 2021 at 1805 St Clair Ave, and setting date of Legislative Hearing  
for May 17, 2022 and City Council public hearing for June 22, 2022 to consider  
and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2225A,  
Assessment No. 228527)  
Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel expenses from National League of Cities for Bekah  
Hanes to attend the Children and Nature Network (CNN) Inside Out  
International Conference and the Cities Connecting Children to Nature  
(CCCN) All-Site Meeting in Atlanta, GA from May 9-12, 2022.  
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Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for Housing Team Supervisor.  
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Laid over to April 27, 2022 for adoption  
Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to execute a grant  
contract amendment for a timeline extension with the State of Minnesota for  
the 2019 Urban Area Security Initiatives (UASI) grant.  
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Adopted  
Removing license condition #4 from the Gas Station and Cigarette/Tobacco  
license held by Embabi & Sons LLC, d/b/a West 7th Street Marathon (License  
ID #20210002140), for the premises located at 675 Seventh Street West.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Recognizing Chris Rider’s career with the City of Saint Paul and  
congratulating her on retirement.  
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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  
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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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  
Rules 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:  
Saint Paul Police Department Update on Event Security Costs  
Received and filed  
SUSPENSION ITEMS  
Rules 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:  
Establishing Sunday, April 24th, 2022 as Zahoua Xiong and See Yang Day in  
Saint Paul.  
Adopted  
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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  
Granting the application of Nimco Ltd. to rezone property at 597 Seventh  
Street East 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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Laid over to April 27, 2022  
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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:  
First Reading  
Amending Section 160.04 of the Legislative Code to add Juneteenth to parking  
meter holidays.  
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Laid over to April 27, 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 close out 2014 projects with 880 bond funding.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Approving the application of University of Saint Thomas for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on May 21-22, 2022 at 2115  
Summit Avenue - O’Shaughnessy Stadium.  
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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:  
Approving the application of Podium Sports Marketing for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on May 1, 2022 at Upper Landing  
Park.  
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:  
Approving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on May 21, 2022 at 200 Dr Justus  
Ohage Blvd - Harriet Island Regional Park/Kelley’s Landing.  
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 financing and spending plans in the Fire Department in the  
amount of $10,922.36 for the Minnesota Task Force One (MNTF1) team  
reimbursement from the City of Edina.  
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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  
Public hearing to consider the appeal of George and Sharon Pfeifer to a  
Heritage Preservation Commission decision at 525 Holly Avenue in the  
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Historic Hill Heritage District.  
Motion of intent, appeal denied  
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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 hearing to consider the appeal of Dayton's Bluff District Council to a  
decision of the Planning Commission approving a reestablishment of  
nonconforming use for Elite Auto Sales LLC at 847 Hudson Road. (Public  
hearing closed April 20. 2022.)  
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Public hearing closed, Laid over to April 27, 2022  
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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  
Legislative hearing 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:  
Appeal of Jay Mitchell to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 16  
ACKER STREET WEST.  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1059  
BURGESS STREET in Council File RLH SAO 22-6. (Legislative Hearing on  
April 19, 2022)  
Amended, public hearing continued to April 27, 2022  
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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:  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 939  
CHARLES AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the December 22, 2021, City  
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Council Public Hearing. (Public hearing continued from March 8, 2022)  
Referred to May 10, 2022 legislative 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:  
Amending Council File No. RLH AR 22-19 to delete the assessment for  
Property Clean Up services during November 1 to 10, 2021 at 1237 CONWAY  
STREET. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Lucy Iburg to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 106  
DOUGLAS STREET.  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 698  
DESOTO STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-58.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Barry W. Kostyk to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 351 HOPE  
STREET.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1802 ROSS  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2205, Assessment No. 228804)  
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Adopted as amended (assessment ratified)  
Appeal of Jay Mitchell to a Vacant Building Registration Requirement at 743  
THIRD STREET EAST.  
Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
1004 THOMAS AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-42. (Nuisance is abated)  
Adopted as amended (nuisance abated)  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 5:32 pm  
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