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, July 13, 2022  
ROLL CALL  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Meeting started at 3:32 PM  
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Present  
Councilmember Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Dai Thao,  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert, Councilmember Jane L. Prince and  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
2 - Councilmember Rebecca Noecker and Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 39 Hilltop  
Lane and 342 Thomas Avenue nuisance properties. (For notification purposes  
only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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Received and Filed  
Eleventh amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget to allocate  
funding for the Green Energy Loan Program to the appropriate department  
projects.  
Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for building demolitions and  
increasing funding for Dayton's Bluff Play Area.  
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Received and Filed  
Amending ESG-CV project budgets: adjusting funding for Emergency  
Solutions Grant CARES Act activities administered by Ramsey County per  
the Joint Powers Agreement approved via RES 19-2110.  
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  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Authorizing the Department of Planning and Economic Development to apply  
for the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account  
Pre-Development grant fund for 965 Payne Avenue.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Office of Technology and Communications to update an  
agreement with NetMotion Software Inc. for use of their NetMotion Mobility and  
NetMotion Mobile IQ suite of products.  
Adopted  
Approving the Settlement Agreement and Release between the City of Saint  
Paul and Kelly Jo Sherry and her attorney Marcus P. Gatto, Swor & Gatto.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to apply to the Minnesota Department of Employment and  
Economic Development for Contamination Cleanup Grant funding for projects  
at 540 Broadway Street and 115 Plato Boulevard.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation in  
the amount of $4,000 from the City of Skate, a non-profit organization, to  
repurpose an old batting cage at Battle Creek Recreation Center into a  
mini-ramp.  
Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel, lodging, and conference registration expenses  
from Local Progress for Councilmember Mitra Jalali to attend the 2022 Local  
Progress National Convening.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with Innovyze for use of their  
XPSWMM Software.  
Adopted  
Approving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco License held by High  
5 Inc. d/b/a Snap Market (License ID# 20190001517), at 957 Rice Street.  
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Adopted  
Appointing Jimmy Loyd as the Economic Development Director in the  
Department of Planning and Economic Development.  
Adopted  
Approving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco License held by  
Walgreen Co. d/b/a Walgreens #15272 (License ID# 20120003757), at 1110  
Larpenteur Avenue.  
Adopted  
Approving a Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio) license to be added to  
existing licenses for ROK LLC d/b/a ROK Eatery (License ID #20210000774)  
at 882 Seventh Street West.  
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Adopted  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Ward 5 Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round program for new playground equipment.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to apply for $3,000,000 in grant funding from the Bush  
Foundation to support program operations for CollegeBound Saint Paul-no  
City grant obligation during or after the grant period.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the proper City Officials to accept a gift stipend to attend the  
National Convening on Local Consumer Financial Protection in Philadelphia  
from Wednesday, July 6, 2022 to Friday, July 8, 2022.  
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Adopted  
Approving the use of grant funds through the Ward 7 Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round Program for a Battle Creek skate ramp.  
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Adopted  
Changing the rate of pay for Energy Coordinator.  
Adopted  
Approving the application with no new conditions, per the Deputy Legislative  
Hearing Officer, for Taste of Rondo LLC (License ID #20190000107), d/b/a  
Taste of Rondo Restaurant, to add a Gambling Location license to its existing  
Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and  
Entertainment (A) licenses, located 976 Concordia Avenue.  
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Adopted  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of October 6,  
13, 20, and 27, 2021.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Supporting Ramsey County’s Battle Creek Regional Park Master Plan  
Amendment.  
Laid over to July 27, 2022  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Presentation by the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association of awards  
received by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.  
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Received and Filed  
Authorizing the City to transfer $10,500,000 of American Rescue Plan funds  
to a specific account for Water Lead Pipe Replacement.  
Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Authorizing the City to transfer $4,000,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
a specific account for the Guaranteed Income Program.  
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Adopted  
4 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert  
and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Prince  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Authorizing the City to transfer $5,000,000 of American Rescue Plan funds to  
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a specific account for the Asset Management System.  
Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Authorizing the City to transfer $177,046 of American Rescue Plan funds to a  
specific account for public safety radio replacement.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ordering a special election to be held on November 8, 2022 to add a ballot  
question on whether the City should create a dedicated fund for subsidies for  
children's early care and education through a property tax levy. (Laid over  
from July 13, 2022.)  
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Laid over to July 20, 2022  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and 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  
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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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Authorizing the City to establish a $124,248 budget in the PED Operations  
Fund and transfer $969,910 of American Rescue Plan funds from the 30%  
AMI Deeply Affordable Housing account and ARP Administration account to a  
specific account for program administration.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Adopting the Saint Anthony Park Community Plan as an addendum to the  
Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving an amendment to the Westgate Station Area Plan, an addendum to  
the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Final Order to approve the construction of the Capital City Bikeway Project  
and acquisition of necessary property rights.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessment for installation of a fire protection system at the  
Minnesota Transportation Museum at 193 Pennsylvania Avenue East,  
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covering Bay A of the building. (Project No. FP2021-01, Assessment No.  
217100).  
Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during January to March 2022. (File No. 2202LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224002)  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Repair of Sanitary Sewer on Private Property  
during January to March 2022. (File No. SWRP2202, Assessment No.  
223002)  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during August to December 2021. (File No. 2204LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224010)  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during April to June 2021 at 224 Isabel Street West. (File No.  
2103LDSRP2, Assessment No. 224008)  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during October to December 2021 at 1745 Laurel Avenue.  
(File No. 2201LDSRP2, Assessment No. 224009)  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Maria Stadler for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on July 24, 2022 at Crosby Farm Regional Park  
Shelter - 2595 Crosby Farm Road.  
Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of the Minnesota United FC for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on July 20 and July 30, 2022  
within the Street and the Beer Garden Area at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling  
Avenue North.  
Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of Integracion Cultural Colombiana en MN for a  
sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on July 23, 2022 at  
797 Seventh Street East. - Clues St Paul.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
0
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Approving the application of The Lab LLC for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on July 23, August 27 and September 24, 2022 at  
767 Eustis Street North. - The Shed at The Lab. (To be withdrawn.)  
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Withdrawn  
Approving the application of Gender Justice dba UnRestrict Minnesota,  
represented by Jillian Hiscock, for a sound level variance in order to present  
amplified sound on July 17, 2022 at the Minnesota State Capitol Upper Lawn,  
Landing Between Two Banks of Stairs and across MLK Blvd Lower Lawn.  
Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
LEGISLATIVE HEARING DISCUSSION ITEMS  
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.  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 781  
COOK AVENUE EAST within fifteen (15) days after the July 13, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (Legislative Hearing on July 12, 2022)  
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Referred to Legislative Hearing on July 26, 2022  
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0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Appeal of David Jacobowitch to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 839  
EDMUND AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and 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  
5 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
2 - Councilmember Noecker and Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Amending Council File RLH AR 22-33 to delete the assessment for Collection  
of Delinquent Garbage Bills for services during October to December 2021 at  
1043 BEECH STREET. (File No. CG2201A3, Assessment No.220102)  
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Adopted  
Referring to Legislative Hearing a review for a potential stay of enforcement of  
demolition for Jerry Knippner, for property at 587 COOK AVENUE EAST.  
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Adopted  
Amending Council File RLH TA 22-189, ratifying the assessments for  
Securing and/or Emergency Boarding during December 2021 at 1654  
EDMUND AVENUE. (File No. J2208B, Assessment No. 228107)  
Adopted  
Amending Council File RLH TA 22-191, ratifying the assessments for Property  
Clean Up services during January 13 to 14, 2022 at 1654 EDMUND AVENUE.  
(File No. J2218A, Assessment No. 228518)  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 439  
HERSCHEL STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-69.  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Curtis Burroughs to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction  
Notice at 1606 HEWITT AVENUE.  
Adopted as amended (extension granted)  
Appeal of Rebecca & Lucas Pelton to a Summary Abatement Order at 1696  
JULIET AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Amy Peterson, CoBeck Construction Company, to a denial of a  
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Fence Plan Review/Permit Application at 273 LAFAYETTE FRONTAGE  
ROAD WEST.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 615 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST. (File No. J2205A, Assessment No. 228504) (Public Hearing  
continued to July 13, 2022)  
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Adopted as amended (assessment reduced)  
Amending Council File RLH FCO 21-162, adopted December 8, 2021, to  
grant Robert Olsen an additional extension for property at 1008 LAWSON  
AVENUE EAST.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Brett Jackels, Havenbrook Homes, to a Vacant Building Registration  
Notice plus Revocation of Fire Certificate of Occupancy and Order to Vacate  
at 1457 PACIFIC STREET.  
Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 2285  
ROCKWOOD AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 22-16.  
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Adopted  
Making finding on the appealed nuisance abatement ordered for 2291  
ROCKWOOD AVENUE in Council File RLH SAO 22-16.  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1807  
SEVENTH STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the June 22, 2022,  
City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)  
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Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1941  
UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST (STORAGE/GARAGE) within fifteen (15) days  
after the September 22, 2021, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant  
180 days)  
Adopted as amended (granted 180 days)  
Appeal of Macy Anderson o/b/o Charles Bastel to a Vacant Building  
Registration Requirement at 1372 VICTORIA STREET NORTH.  
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Adopted  
Amending Council File RLH FCO 20-168, adopted February 17, 2021, to grant  
Irine Katras to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice an additional extension for  
property at 1676 WHITE BEAR AVENUE NORTH.  
Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 521  
YORK AVENUE in Council Files RLH RR 21-43. (Amend to grant 180 days)  
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Adopted as amended (Granted 180 days)  
RECESS  
Meeting recessed at 4:28 PM  
Meeting resumed at 5:33 PM  
5:30 PM Public Hearing (2 minutes per public comment)  
Hearing on the Rent Stabilization Stakeholder Group final report.  
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Received and Filed  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 6:58pm  
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