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, May 4, 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  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for HUD program year 2021 Acute  
Intervention Project.  
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Received and filed  
Establishing an account code for one NENDC recommended project through  
their North End Neighborhood STAR Program funded via Resolution 17-1005.  
Received and filed  
Amending the ARP Right Track budget to adjust account budgets.  
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:  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during October to December 2021 at 842 Jenks Ave. (File  
No. 2201LDSRP1, Assessment No. 224007)  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the United Association of  
Plumbers, Local 34.  
Laid over to May 11, 2022 for final adoption  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Approving Municipal State Aid roadway system revisions in Saint Paul made  
necessary by the Ramsey County Lexington Parkway Realignment Project  
from Montreal Avenue to Shepard Road.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to partner with the  
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to submit a United States  
Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA-FS), State Urban Forest  
Resilience (SUFR) grant application for a total of $488,400 to address the  
critical need to restore and improve urban forests due to catastrophic losses  
from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which requires a minimum 1:1 match, of  
which the City of Saint Paul will be responsible for $100,000 satisfied by  
budgeted CIB funds for citywide tree planting.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept a disc golf  
practice basket, valued at $400, for the Highland Disc Golf Course, donated  
by Dan Betlock.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the International Association of  
Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, Local 10.  
Laid over to May 11, 2022 for final adoption  
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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 Subordinate Funding Agreement #6 to the  
Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Gold Line Bus  
Rapid Transit Project.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the execution of a drainage and utility easement along Mississippi  
River Boulevard.  
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Adopted  
Accepting a dedication of easement for public sewer purposes and a  
temporary construction easement from Lakewood Group Three, LLC for the  
improvement and expansion of existing sewer facilities and pumping station;  
and authorizing compensation for the easements to Lakewood Group Three,  
LLC.  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-246 to reduce the assessment for  
Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during April to  
June 2021. (File No. 2103LDSRP, Assessment No. 214003)  
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Adopted  
Accepting the offer of the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority to purchase a  
water revenue note in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed  
$46,000,000, providing for the issuance of the water revenue note, Series  
2022, and authorizing execution of a project loan agreement with the  
Minnesota Public Facilities Authority.  
Adopted  
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Establishing the rate of pay for Lead Operating Engineer.  
Laid over to May 11, 2022 for final adoption  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Amending Council File RES PH 22-6 to reduce the assessment for  
Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on Private Properties during July to  
September 2021. (File No. 2200LDSRP, Assessment No. 224000)  
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Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 21-247 to reduce the assessment for Repair  
of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during April to June 2021 at 224  
Isabel St W. (File No. SWRP2103, Assessment No. 213003)  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RES PH 22-72 to reduce the assessment for Repair of  
Sanitary Sewer Line on Private Property during October to December 2021 at  
1173 Laurel Ave. (File No. SWRP2201, Assessment No. 223001)  
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Adopted  
Approving Ordinance Permit 20210010406 for Stormsewer Conveyance  
Infrastructure installed by Project Paul, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of  
Ryan Companies US, Inc.) (“Ryan”) on the Ford (Highland Bridge) Site.  
Adopted  
Approval of a Liquor Off Sale and waiving the three-hundred (300) foot  
separation distance requirement from a protected use in order to issue a  
Liquor Off Sale license to Creative Libations LLC (License ID #20210000871)  
at 1545 7th Street West.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Quentin Turner to a three-year term on  
the Heritage Preservation Commission.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s reappointment of Emily Peterson to the Human Rights  
and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission and designating her to serve  
as chairperson.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's appointments of Bethany Gladhill, Jon Jee Schill,  
Georgina Chinchilla Gonzalez, Cheniqua Johnson, and Shannon Forney to the  
Cultural STAR Board.  
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Adopted  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of August 4,  
11, 18, and 25, 2021.  
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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.  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
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Adjustment between the City of Saint Paul and the Electrical Workers Local  
110.  
Adopted  
Accepting the gift of the cost of travel expenses for the Bloomberg Harvard  
City Leadership Initiative for HREEO Director Kristien R. E. Butler, Human  
Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO), HREEO Deputy Director  
Andrea Ledger, and Public Works Director Sean Kershaw to attend “Leading  
City Procurement Reform” Program in Cambridge, MA from May 9, 2022-May  
13, 2022.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Recognizing Beverly Farraher’s award from the National APWA as a Top Ten  
Public Works Leader of the Year.  
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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  
Authorizing the City to transfer $4,477,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
specific accounts for recipients of the Tourism Recovery Support Program  
grants.  
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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:  
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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Motion of intent, appeal is granted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Yang  
2 - Councilmember Tolbert and Councilmember Jalali  
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 160.04 of the Legislative Code to add Juneteenth to parking  
meter holidays.  
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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:  
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING  
See below for ways to testify.  
Pursuant to City Charter 6.06, an emergency ordinance for the specific  
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purpose of curing any potential procedural issues with the original enactment  
of Emergency Ordinance No. 20-36 on November 18, 2020, to facilitate the  
establishment of a day-use service facility to provide services to the City’s  
unsheltered population during the Covid-19 pandemic emergency at the site of  
former Fire Station 51 at 296 West Seventh Street commonly known as  
“Freedom House.”  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Establishing a Qualifications and Examining Committee for the position of  
Police Chief in accordance with City Charter §12.12.1.  
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Amendment approved, public hearing closed, laid over to May 11, 2022 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:  
Authorizing the Police Department to accept and amend the 2022 Special  
Fund Budget for the State of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety, Byrne  
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).  
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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  
Approving the application of Hampden Park Co-Op for a sound level variance  
in order to present amplified sound on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 928  
Raymond Ave.  
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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 application of Jan Hohn for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on June 25, 2022 at 1190 Summit Ave - Back/Side  
yard  
Adopted as amended (time extended to 11:30 pm)  
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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 Department of Public Works Garbage Program to accept  
funds for Liquidated Damages from WM (formerly Waste Management) in the  
amount of $11,850.  
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 adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco license held by New  
Hope Grocery LLC, d/b/a New Hope Grocery, for the premises located at  
1132 Payne Avenue.  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
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)  
Laid over to May 11, 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:  
Approving the petition of Kevin Vu to vacate the north-south alley in Block 4,  
the Strand Addition. (Public hearing continued from April 6, 2022.)  
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Laid over to June 1, 2022  
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 as amended  
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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:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 608 CASE  
AVENUE. (File No. CRT2206A, Assessment No. 228208)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1015  
CHURCHILL STREET. (File No. J2206B1, Assessment No. 228113)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 59 KING  
STREET EAST. (File No. J2207B, Assessment No. 228106)  
Adopted as amended (assessment ratified)  
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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:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 310 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516) (Legislative  
Hearing on May 3, 2022)  
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Adopted as amended (assessment ratified)  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 927 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516) (Public hearing  
continued to September 21, 2022)  
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Public hearing continued to September 21, 2022  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 628/630  
MENDOTA STREET. (File No. J2216A Assessment No. 228515) (Public  
hearing continued to September 21, 2022)  
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Public hearing continued to September 21, 2022  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
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Nay:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 975 PALACE  
AVENUE. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516) (Public hearing  
continued to September 21, 2022)  
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Public hearing continued to September 21, 2022  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1446 RICE  
STREET. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806)  
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Adopted as amended (assessment ratified, made payable over 2 years)  
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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:  
Appeal of Norma Anderson to a Vacant Building Registration Notice and  
Summary Abatement Order at 1425 SEVENTH STREET EAST.  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 609 SIMS  
AVENUE. (File No. VB2207, Assessment No. 228806) (Public hearing  
continued to May 4, 2022)  
Adopted as amended (assessment ratified)  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali  
and Councilmember Yang  
Amending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for  
Property Clean Up services during November 1 to 10, 2021 at 1428 THOMAS  
AVENUE. (File No. J2214A, Assessment No. 228513)  
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Adopted  
Making revised recommendation to Ramsey County on the application of  
Home Buyers, LLC for repurchase of tax forfeited property at 702 WILSON  
AVENUE adopted by Council under File No. RLH OA 22-2.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during December  
1 to 14, 2021. (File No. J2216A, Assessment No. 228515)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during December  
14 to 30, 2021. (File No. J2217A, Assessment No. 228516)  
Adopted  
Amending the previously ratified assessment to reduce the assessment for  
Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees billed during October 19 to  
November 26, 2021, at 244 MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CRT2207,  
Assessment No. 228206)  
Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
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