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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 15, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:35pm  
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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  
Designating Jeremy Ellison, Interim Chief of Police as an authorized signer for  
the Police Department pursuant to Sec. 86.01 of the Administrative Code.  
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Received and Filed  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to reallocate $625,000  
within its various accounting units in the 2022 adopted budget to most  
accurately reflect the projected actual spending in each accounting unit and  
provide the appropriate levels of spending authority.  
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 as amended.  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
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Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Properties during January to March 2022, and setting date of  
City Council public hearing for July 13, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2202LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224002)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Repair of Sanitary Sewer line on Private  
Properties during January to March 2022, and setting date of City Council  
public hearing for July 13, 2022 to consider and levy the assessments against  
individual properties. (File No. SWRP2202, Assessment No. 223002)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Properties during August to December 2021, and setting date  
of City Council public hearing for July 13, 2022 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2204LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224010)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Property during April to June 2021 at 224 Isabel St W, and  
setting date of City Council public hearing for July 13, 2022 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2103LDSRP2,  
Assessment No. 224008)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Replacement of Lead Water Service  
Line on Private Property during October to December 2021 at 1745 Laurel  
Ave, and setting date of City Council public hearing for July 13, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
2201LDSRP2, Assessment No. 224009)  
Adopted  
Determining that a short-term contract to hire a contractor to do necessary  
tree pruning work is exempt from the provisions of Chapter 85 of the  
Administrative Code.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Maintenance Labor Agreements between the Independent  
School District 625 and the Minnesota Cement Masons, Plasterers and  
Shophands Local 633 and North Central States Regional Council of  
Carpenters (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025). (To be laid over one week for  
adoption)  
Laid over to June 22, 2022  
Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all costs incurred to hold a  
graduation ceremony for new firefighters on June 17, 2022 at the Highland  
Community Center.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all costs incurred to host a  
graduation ceremony for new firefighters on July 29, 2022 at the Paul and  
Sheila Wellstone Center.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a  
professional service agreement with American Red Cross for lifeguard and  
aquatic facility auditing services which includes indemnification.  
Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel, lodging, and conference registration expenses  
from PolicyLink for Director Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Office of Financial  
Empowerment, to attend the Fines and Fees Justice Boot Camp from  
March 8-9, 2022 and the Government Alliance for Racial Equity Annual  
Meeting from April 19-21, 2022.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Office of Financial Empowerment to apply for a $30,000 grant  
from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, which, if received, would  
obligate OFE to provide staff to host a site visit and provide monthly technical  
assistance to mentee cities interested in launching an office of financial  
empowerment.  
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Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel, lodging, and food expenses from the National  
League of Cities for City staff to the attend the ‘Cities Are Rising Again: Local  
Governments Supporting Early Childhood’ convening from June 16-17, 2022  
in Phoenix, Arizona.  
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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).  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving adverse action against the Liquor on Sale - 101 - 189 seats, Liquor  
on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2AM Closing, Liquor - Outdoor Service  
Area - Patio, and Entertainment B License held by RAS Ethiopian Bar &  
Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License ID #20100000062)  
at 2516 7th Street West.  
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Adopted.  
6 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Accepting the report of the Saint Paul Reparations Legislative Advisory  
Committee.  
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Adopted.  
6 -  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Administering the oath of office to Angie Wiese, Director of Safety &  
Inspections.  
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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  
Amending Section 409.07 of the Legislative Code to allow Sunday sales in  
micro-distilleries.  
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Adopted.  
6 -  
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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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Adopted.  
6 -  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
First Reading  
Amending Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code to align with recent changes in  
Minnesota Statue following the passage of the legislative omnibus bill that  
affects small brewers, distillers and wineries.  
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Laid over to June 22, 2022  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Ratifying the assessment for the 2021 Street Maintenance Service  
Program-Mill and Overlay on Red Rock Road. (Project No. MO1808,  
Assessment No. 225500)  
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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:  
Ratifying the assessment for improvements to the east-west alley bounded by  
Fuller, Aurora, Western and Virginia (Project No. 19243, Assessment No.  
185000).  
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Adopted.  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying 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.  
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 RJMP Group Inc for a sound level variance in  
order to present amplified sound on June 19, 2022 at 857 Grand Ave - Billy’s  
on Grand. (to be withdrawn)  
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Withdrawn  
Approving the applications of the Minnesota United FC for sound level  
variance applications in order to present amplified sound on July 2, 2022,  
July 13, 2022 and July 16, 2022, within the Street and the Beer Garden  
Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.  
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 The United Hmong Family LLC for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on July 2 and 3, 2022 at 1151  
Wynne Ave - McMurray Fields.  
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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 St. Anthony Park Community Foundation for a  
sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on July 4, 2022 at  
2300 Como Ave - Sunrise Bank parking lot.  
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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  
Adopted as amended.  
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 1230  
EDGERTON STREET. (File No. VB2209, Assessment No. 228811)  
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Adopted as amended. (assessment ratified)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 46 FIFTH  
STREET EAST (360 CEDAR STREET). (File No. CRT2208, Assessment No.  
228207)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 175  
KELLOGG BOULEVARD WEST. (File No. CRT2208, Assessment No.  
228207)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 850  
RANDOLPH AVENUE. File No. CRT2208, Assessment No. 228207  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Brad House to a Summary Abatement Order at 2285 ROCKWOOD  
AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Judith Salaba to a Summary Abatement Order at 2291  
ROCKWOOD AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building fees billed during  
June 4 to December 13, 2021. (File No. VB2209, Assessment No. 228811)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during January 2022. (File No. J2209B, Assessment No. 228111)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Demolition services from January 2022  
(C.D.B.G. Funds). (File No. J2204C, Assessment No. 222003)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Fire Certificate of Occupancy fees  
billed during December 1 to January 18, 2022. (File No. CRT2208,  
Assessment No. 228207)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during November 22 to December 22, 2021. (File No. J2209E,  
Assessment No. 228310)  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:08pm  
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