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 11, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began at 3:32 pm  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Dai Thao,  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert, Councilmember Rebecca Noecker,  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince and Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1803 Ivy  
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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 Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building  
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Registration fees billed during August 5 to January 17, 2022, and setting date  
of Legislative Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July  
20, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual properties.  
(File No. VB2210, Assessment No. 228815)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during February 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2210B,  
Assessment No. 228112)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy fees billed during November 19 to February 25, 2022, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
July 20, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. CRT2210, Assessment No. 228210)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during December 27 to January 19, 2022, and  
setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public  
hearing for July 20, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. J2210E, Assessment No. 228311)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree services  
during January to February 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for  
June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2205T,  
Assessment No. 229004)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Towing of Abandoned Vehicle(s)  
services during February to December 2022, and setting date of Legislative  
Hearing for June 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for July 20, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
J2201V, Assessment No. 228000)  
Adopted  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program-Mill  
and Overlay on Red Rock Road. (File No. MO1808, Assessment No. 225500)  
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Adopted  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for improvements to the east-west alley bounded by  
Fuller, Aurora, Western and Virginia (Project No. 19243, Assessment No.  
185000).  
Adopted  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for replacement of sanitary sewer services within the  
right-of-way as part of the Griggs/Scheffer, Phase I paving project. File No.  
19232C, Assessment No. 216001.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for grant funds  
of $100,000 from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund to support youth  
baseball and softball.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Police Department (SPPD) to enter into a Joint Powers  
Agreement with the State of Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension  
(BCA) to become a member of Minnesota Financial Crimes Task Force  
(MNFCTF).  
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.  
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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.  
Adopted  
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Establishing the rate of pay for Lead Operating Engineer.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Proclaiming May 14, 2022 as Hmong Day.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Considering the appeal of Muna Ali to a decision by the Board of Zoning  
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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 closed May 4, 2022)  
Motion of intent, appeal granted for 68 foot entryway, appeal denied for steps  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Celebrating community leader Leng B. Wong’s 70th birthday and  
achievements.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
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 18th, 2022 for final adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Establishing a Qualifications and Examining Committee for the position of  
Police Chief in accordance with City Charter §12.12.1.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
See below for ways to testify.  
Granting the application of Corporate Associated Svcs Inc to rezone the  
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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.  
Laid over to May 18th, 2022 for final adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
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.  
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Laid over to June 22nd, 2022 for final adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service  
Program-Mill and Overlay. (Project No. MO2120, Assessment No. 215520)  
(To be withdrawn)  
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Withdrawn  
Ratifying the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service  
Program-Mill and Overlay work completed by a contractor. (Project No.  
MO2119, Assessment No. 215519) (To be withdrawn)  
Withdrawn  
Ratifying the assessment for 2021 Street Maintenance Service Program for  
above-standard lighting. (Project No. 2021ASL, Assessment No. 210026) (To  
be withdrawn)  
Withdrawn  
Authorizing the Police Department to amend the 2022 Grant Fund for the  
sub-grant received from Ramsey County for the Violent Crime Enforcement  
Team (VCET).  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Metro Transit for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on May 14 and 15, 2022 at Cedar St Bridge over  
I-35E.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to  
execute grant agreements with the State of Minnesota Department of  
Employment and Economic Development, which includes an indemnification  
clause, acceptance of grant funds, and amendment of related City budgets.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of The Lab LLC for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on May 15, 2022 at 767 N Eustis St. - The Lab.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of The Lab LLC for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on May 21 and 22, 2022 at 767 N Eustis St. - The  
Shed at The Lab.  
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Adopted  
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0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
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  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Referring to Legislative Hearing a review for a potential stay of enforcement of  
demolition for Joe Steinmaus on behalf of Owner, Michael Murray, for property  
at 1628 DARLENE STREET.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Jay Mitchell representing Quality Residences LLC to a Vacant  
Building Registration Requirement at 1011 MARGARET STREET.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Linda Konicek, Tenant, to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
Revocation and Order to Vacate, Summary Abatement Order and Correction  
Notice at 653 REANEY AVENUE.  
Adopted (extension granted through May 16th, 2022)  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:26 pm  
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