City Hall and Court House  
15 West Kellogg Boulevard  
Council Chambers - 3rd  
Floor  
City of Saint Paul  
651-266-8560  
Meeting Minutes - Action Only  
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, June 8, 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  
Amending the 2022 spending budget for the Office of Financial Services.  
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Received and Filed  
Amending the 2022 spending budget in the Department of Public Works  
Engineering Fund Survey Section Projects accounting unit.  
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  
Registration fees billed during July 27 to February 16, 2022, and setting date  
of Legislative Hearing for July 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
August 17, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. VB2211, Assessment No. 228816)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during March 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for July 5,  
2022 and City Council public hearing for August 17, 2022 to consider and levy  
the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2211B, Assessment  
No. 228114)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during January 20 to February 18, 2022, and setting  
date of Legislative Hearing for July 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
August 17, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. J2211E, Assessment No. 228314)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Graffiti Removal services during  
February 28 to March 29, 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for July  
5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for August 17, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2207P,  
Assessment No. 228406)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree service  
during March 2022 at 1032 Jessie St, and setting date of Legislative Hearing  
for July 5, 2022 and City Council public hearing for August 17, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
2206T, Assessment No. 229005)  
Adopted  
Authorizing the City to request funds from the FY 2024 Minnesota Department  
of Transportation (MnDOT) Metro Local Partnership Program and making a  
commitment for the local share of funding if grants are awarded.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's reappointments of Mitra Jalali and Rebecca Noecker to  
serve on The Family Housing Fund.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a License Agreement for Metro Transit Bus  
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Pad Improvements at the Arlington Hills Community Center.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Public Works to enter into a statewide mutual  
aid agreement jointly with other government municipalities and entities.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Public Works to enter into a statewide mutual  
aid agreement jointly with other government municipalities and entities for the  
leasing of equipment.  
Adopted  
Preliminary Order setting the date of a public hearing for July 13th, 2022 to  
consider the construction of the Capital City Bikeway project and acquisition  
of necessary property rights.  
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Adopted  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for installation of a fire protection system at the  
Minnesota Transportation Museum at 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E., covering  
Bay A of the building. (Project No. FP2021-01, Assessment No.  
217100).  
Adopted  
Establishing the rate of pay for Assistant Division Manager - Saint Paul  
Regional Water Services in Grade 025 of EG 09, Saint Paul Supervisors  
Organization (SPSO).  
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Laid Over to June 15, 2022  
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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 Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during January to March 2022, and setting date of legislative  
hearing for July 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for August 17, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2202A1, Assessment No. 220105)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
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for service during January to March 2022, and setting date of legislative  
hearing for July 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for August 17, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2202A2, Assessment No. 220106)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during January to March 2022, and setting date of legislative  
hearing for July 7, 2022 and City Council public hearing for August 17, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2202A3, Assessment No. 220107)  
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Adopted  
Accepting a dedication of easement for public sewer purposes from  
Independent School District No. 625 as part of the improvement and  
expansion of the American Indian Magnet School site.  
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Adopted  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Ward 5 neighborhood STAR  
year-round program for Abogados Cafe.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Maintenance Labor Agreement (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025)  
between the City of Saint Paul and the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers  
Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota.  
Adopted  
Approving the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2022 Wage and Fringe  
Adjustment (June 1, 2022) for the Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No. 417.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Administering the oath of office to Angie Wiese, Director of Safety &  
Inspections; Andy Rodriguez, Director of Parks & Recreation; Christian  
Deloia, Interim Director of Technology & Communications; and Jeremy  
Ellison, Interim Chief of Police.  
Received and Filed  
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  
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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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  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Amending Section 409.07 of the Legislative Code to allow Sunday sales in  
micro-distilleries.  
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Laid over to June 15, 2022 for Adoption  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Amending Chapter 2.02 of the Administrative Code pertaining to the duties of  
the Office of Financial Empowerment; authorizing support for early learning.  
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Laid over to June 15, 2022 for Adoption  
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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 El Burrito Mercado for three sound level variances  
in order to present live music on certain Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays  
for a Summer Music Series en La Placita beginning Thursday, June 23  
through Sunday, August 28, 2022 at the El Burrito LaPlacita Patio space at  
175 Cesar Chavez Street.  
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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:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING ITEM FOR DISCUSSION  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 587  
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COOK AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the June 8, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Refers back to June 28, 2022 pending $5,000  
performance deposit is posted)  
Adopted As Amended (remove within 15 days)  
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 and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 802 CASE  
AVENUE. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519)  
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Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1508  
COMO AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the June 8, 2022, City Council  
Public Hearing. (Refers to June 28, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
Referred to June 28, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
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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 1003 EDMUND  
AVENUE. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1654  
EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. J2218A, Assessment No. 228518)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 179  
FAIRVIEW AVENUE SOUTH. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Eva Stites to a Correction Order and Appointment Letter at 1099  
GERANIUM AVENUE EAST.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Jasmine Parker to a Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy  
and Order to Vacate at 394 HOPE STREET.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 310 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2218A, Assessment No. 228518)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 884 MOUND  
STREET. (File No. CG2201A3, Assessment No. 220102)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Scott Bradley to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 820  
OCEAN STREET.  
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Public Hearing Continued to June 22, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Amending Council File RLH AR 21-42 to delete the assessment for Collection  
of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2020 at  
161 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE WEST. (File No. CG2101A6, Assessment No.  
210105)  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1492  
PORTLAND AVENUE. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519)  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 792 ROSE  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 792 ROSE  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2218A, Assessment No. 228518)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1707 ROSE  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519) (Public hearing  
continued to October 19, 2022)  
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Public Hearing Continued to October 19, 2022  
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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 Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 532  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519) (Public  
hearing continued to October 12, 2022)  
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Public Hearing Continued to October 12, 2022  
6 -  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 694  
SHERBURNE AVENUE within fifteen (15) days after the May 25, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (To refer to June 14, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
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Referred to June 14, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1457  
THIRD STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the June 8, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (To refer to June 14, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
Referred June 14, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
6 -  
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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 assessments for Sewer Repair in Right of Way during  
November 2021 at 647 THOMAS AVE. (File No. J2221A, Assessment No.  
228522)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during January 13  
to 14, 2022. (File No. J2218A, Assessment No. 228518)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during January 11  
to 31, 2022. (File No. J2219A, Assessment No. 228519)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Equipment and Labor for Clean Up services  
during November to December 2021. (File No. J2220A, Assessment No.  
228521)  
Adopted  
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City Council meetings are open for in person attendance, but the public may also  
comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any comments and  
materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be attached to the  
public record and available for review by the City Council. Comments may be  
submitted as follows:  
The public may comment on public hearing items in writing or via voicemail. Any  
comments and materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be  
attached to the public record and available for review by the City Council. Comments  
may be submitted as follows:  
Written public comment on public hearing items can be submitted to  
Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us, CouncilHearing@ci.stpaul.mn.us, or by voicemail at  
651-266-6805. Live testimony will be taken in person in the Council Chambers, and by  
telephone by registering to speak by noon on the day before the meeting. The  
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