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 27, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:33  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali and Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
3 -  
Absent  
Councilmember Dai Thao, Councilmember Chris Tolbert and Councilmember  
Rebecca Noecker  
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  
4 -  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a two-year  
agreement with the Regents of the University of Minnesota, through the  
College of Veterinary Medicine on behalf of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory,  
for veterinary care services in the amount of up to $38,121 per year.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with AutoDesk for use of their  
AutoDesk Suite of Products.  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Saint  
Paul Police Federation for the purpose of establishing an additional incentive  
of personal release time for employees who are assigned as Field Training  
Officers (FTO) during Police Department Recruit Academies.  
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Laid over to May 4, 2022  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, Como Park Zoo and  
Conservatory Volunteer Services, to purchase items in an amount not to  
exceed $4,000 for Volunteer Recognition events.  
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Adopted  
Approving a Second Hand Dealer - Motor Vehicle license to Jimmy’s Auto  
Sales LLC (License ID #20210002256) for the premises located at 1414  
Arcade Street.  
Adopted  
Approving a Rental Hall license to Dream Events Center LLC (License ID  
#20220000154) for the premises located at 670 Payne Avenue.  
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Adopted  
Approval of a Liquor On Sale - 101-180 Seats, Liquor - Outdoor Service Area  
(Sidewalk), Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Entertainment (A) license to  
Desperate Measures LLC d/b/a Lost Fox (License ID #20220000375) for the  
premises located at 213 Fourth Street East Suite 100.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to purchase gift cards for  
Awakenings Program youth participants during the 2021-2022 program.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to partner with the Saint  
Paul Parks Conservancy to submit a National Football League Foundation  
(NFL) Grassroots grant application for $250,000 for the North End Community  
Center, which requires a minimum 1:1 match satisfied by budgeted CIB funds  
for this project.  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the Electrical Workers Local  
110.  
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Laid over to May 4, 2022  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for up to $2,500  
from Midwest Arts Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund, which includes a 100%  
match requirement, to support the Dayton’s Bluff Performance Art project.  
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Adopted  
Waiving the 45-day notice requirement to approve an expansion of the existing  
outdoor liquor service patio area for a business with existing Malt On Sale  
(Brewery Taproom), Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Liquor-Outdoor Service Area  
(Patio), Entertainment (A) and Malt Off Sale (Brewery) licenses to Urban  
Growler Brewing CO LLC d/b/a Urban Growler Brewing CO (License ID #  
20140000679) for the premises located at 2325 Endicott Street Unit #11.  
Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for Housing Team Supervisor.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
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.)  
Laid over to May 4, 2022  
4 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert 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  
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 May 11, 2022  
4 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
0
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
First Reading  
Granting the application of Corporate Associated Svcs Inc to rezone the  
property at 115 Plato Boulevard West from IT transitional Industrial to T3  
traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code  
pertaining to the zoning map.  
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Laid over to May 11, 2022  
Granting the application of Jeffers Pond Development Llc to rezone the  
property at 150 Water Street West from IT transitional industrial to T3  
traditional neighborhood and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code  
pertaining to the zoning map.  
Laid over to May 11, 2022  
Establishing a Qualifications and Examining Committee for the position of  
Police Chief in accordance with City Charter §12.12.1  
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Laid over to May 4, 2022  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Amending Section 160.04 of the Legislative Code to add Juneteenth to parking  
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meter holidays.  
Public hearing closed, laid over to May 4, 2022 for final adoption  
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0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Tawfiq Islamic Center for a sound level variance  
in order to present live amplified sound on May 1 or 2, 2022 at 270 Lexington  
Parkway North - Oxford Community Center.  
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Adopted  
4 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of ROK Eatery for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on Sundays, May 1 - September 25, 2022 at 882  
Seventh Street West - ROK Eatery.  
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Adopted  
4 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Approving the application of The Lab Pilot Facility and Taproom for a sound  
level variance in order to present amplified sound on Wednesday, May 4, 2022  
at 767 Eustis Street N. - The Lab.  
Adopted  
4 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Considering the appeal of Muna Ali to a decision by the Board of Zoning  
Appeals (BZA) denying zoning variance requests to exceed the maximum 20  
square foot enclosed entrance size allowed by 48 square feet and to exceed  
the maximum allowable open covered porch projection by 8.3’ at 664 Blair  
Avenue. (Public hearing continued from April 27, 2022)  
Public Hearing continued to May 4, 2022  
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0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert 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  
4 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Appeal of Norma Anderson and Lisa Anderson to a Summary Abatement  
Order at 888 BIRMINGHAM STREET.  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 1059  
BURGESS STREET in Council File RLH SAO 22-6. (Public Hearing  
continued to April 27, 2022)  
Adopted as amended (nuisance not abated)  
4 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Nay:  
3 - Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Noecker  
Absent:  
Appeal of Victor Nenghimobo Clement to a Vacant Building Registration  
Notice at 467 IVY AVENUE EAST.  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4pm  
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