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 25, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting began at 3:33pm  
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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 1600 Seventh  
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Street West a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public  
hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Received and Filed  
Authorizing the Library Director to pay reimbursement of relocation expenses  
to Alessandro Affinito.  
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Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: additional funding for 650-658 Sherburne  
and funding for 47 Douglas.  
Received and Filed  
Amending the 2022 Saint Paul Regional Water Services budget by  
transferring funds from the Board’s Office Furniture expense account to its  
Building Repair Services expense account.  
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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  
6 -  
0
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 Property Clean Up services during  
March 1 to 14, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 21, 2022  
and City Council public hearing for August 3, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2226A, Assessment No.  
228529)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Property Clean Up services during  
March 16 to 29, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for June 21,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for August 3, 2022 to consider and levy  
the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2227A, Assessment  
No. 228532)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with Fonticons, Inc. for use of  
their Font Awesome Pro license through the Web Store at fontawesome.com.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the submission of the 2022-23 Consolidated Plan-Annual Action  
Plan (CDBG, ESG, HOME) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban  
Development (HUD), authorizing pre-award costs, authorizing submittal of  
grant applications to HUD for CDBG, ESG, and HOME awards, including any  
available special program allocations, and authorizing the execution of related  
HUD agreements.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December  
31, 2022) and Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Saint Paul and  
the International Association of Fire Fighters AFL-CIO Local 21. (To be laid  
over one week for adoption)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Laid over to June 1, 2022  
Designating the City's official newspaper for the remainder of 2022.  
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Brendmoen and Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the Maintenance Labor Agreement (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025)  
between the City of Saint Paul and the Operative Plasterers and Cement  
Masons International Association, Local 633. (To be laid over one week for  
adoption)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Laid over to June 1, 2022  
Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to apply for an annual  
Port Security grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Emergency Management to apply for an annual  
Emergency Management Performance grant from Federal Emergency  
Management Agency (FEMA)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the Maintenance Labor Agreement (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025)  
between the City of Saint Paul and the United Association Pipefitters Local  
Union No. 455.  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Approving the application, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for an  
Auto Repair Garage license for Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive LLC  
(License ID# 20220000204), d/b/a Turbo Tim’s, located at 1671 University  
Avenue West.  
Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Recognizing Chief Todd Axtell’s career with the City of Saint Paul  
and congratulating him on retirement.  
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Tolbert, Brendmoen, Noecker, Prince, Thao, Jalali and Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
6 -  
0
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.  
First Reading  
Approving an interim ordinance requesting a Planning Commission study to  
undertake a zoning study of non-conventional residential housing unit  
products.  
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Noecker, Jalali, Brendmoen, Yang, Thao and Tolbert  
Amended and laid over to June 1, 2022 for second reading  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
0
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.  
Amending the 2040 Comprehensive Plan to allow for larger block sizes in  
industrial development and redevelopment.  
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Yang  
Public hearing closed, laid over to June 1, 2022 for adoption  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Adopting the Hillcrest Rezoning Study amendments to Chapter 60 of the  
Legislative Code pertaining to the Zoning Map.  
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Yang  
Public hearing closed, laid over to June 1, 2022 for adoption  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Adopting the Hillcrest Zoning Code Study amendments to Chapters 64 and 66  
of the Legislative Code.  
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Yang  
Public hearing closed, laid over to June 1, 2022 for adoption  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Adopting the Hillcrest Master Plan.  
Yang  
Public hearing closed, laid over to June 1, 2022 for adoption  
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Sponsors:  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Lowertown Blues for a sound level variance in  
order to present live amplified sound on July 15 and 16, 2022 at Dual Citizen  
Brewing Company - 725 Raymond Ave.  
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Jalali  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of OSP Events LLC for a sound level variance in  
order to present amplified sound on Thursdays, June 6 - September 8, 2022  
at Mears Park - 221 5th St E.  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Rules suspended  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving a Special Law enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature during  
the 2022 Session allowing the City of Saint Paul to issue a temporary on-sale  
malt liquor license to the Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota which would  
authorize the sale of malt liquor on the grounds of the State Capitol for both  
days of the Minnesota Songkran Festival.  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
6 -  
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 as amended  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 999  
ARMSTRONG AVENUE. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 559 CASE  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2201A3, Assessment No. 220102)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 559 CASE  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2104A3-1, Assessment No. 220103)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 765  
CORTLAND PLACE. (File No. CG2201A3, Assessment No. 220102)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Third Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 854  
EDMUND AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-36.  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 505  
FARRINGTON STREET. (File No. CG2201A3, Assessment No. 220102).  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1223  
FARRINGTON STREET. (File No. CG2201A2, Assessment No. 220101)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 790  
GERANIUM AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2201A2, Assessment No. 220101)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 640 HOLLY  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 830  
IGLEHART AVENUE in Council File RLH RR 21-59.  
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Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1187  
MARYLAND AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1570 MCAFEE  
STREET. (File No. CG2201A2, Assessment No. 220101)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1570 MCAFEE  
STREET. (File No. CG2104A2-1, Assessment No. 220104)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 755  
MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2104A3-1, Assessment No.  
220103)  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 755  
MINNEHAHA AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2201A2, Assessment No.  
220101)  
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Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 884 MOUND  
STREET. (File No. CG2201A3, Assessment No. 220102)  
Prince  
Public Hearing continued to June 8, 2022  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1690 ORANGE  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2201A2, Assessment No. 220101)  
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Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 666 ORLEANS  
STREET. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 653 REANEY  
AVENUE in Council File RLH VO 22-13.  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1722  
REANEY AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the December 22, 2021, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Public hearing continued to June 22, 2022)  
Prince  
Adopted as amended (Public Hearing continued to June 22, 2022)  
Sponsors:  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 792 ROSE  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. CG2104A3-1, Assessment No. 220103)  
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Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 792 ROSE  
AVENUE EAST. (File No.CG2201A2, Assessment No. 220101)  
Yang  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1322 SELBY  
AVENUE. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Kathy Bauer, dba Capital View Cafe, to a Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy Approval With Corrections at 635 and 637 SMITH AVENUE  
SOUTH .  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 858  
STICKNEY STREET. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
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Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Fredimar Calderon to a Vehicle Abatement Order at 607 TOPPING  
STREET.  
Thao  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Appeal of Gene Szondy to a Summary Abatement Order at 689 TUSCARORA  
AVENUE.  
Noecker  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1605  
WESTERN AVENUE NORTH. (File No. CG2201A2, Assessment No.  
220101)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 574  
WHEELOCK PARKWAY EAST (File No. CG2104A2-1, Assessment No.  
220104)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 574  
WHEELOCK PARKWAY EAST. (File No. CG2201A1, Assessment No.  
220100)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ordering the removal of the structures at 988 WILSON AVENUE within fifteen  
(15) days after the May 25, 2022, City Council Public Hearing.  
Prince  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2021. (File  
No. CG2201A1, Assessment No. 220100)  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted as amended (692 Point Douglas Road South referred to Legislative  
Hearing on July 7, 2022)  
6 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
0
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2021. (File  
No. CG2201A2, Assessment No.220101)  
ADJOURNMENT  
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Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessment for the City’s cost of providing Collection of  
Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2021. (File  
No. CG2201A3, Assessment No.220102)  
Brendmoen  
Sponsors:  
Adopted  
Meeting adjourned at 5:26 pm  
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