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 27, 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 Rebecca Noecker,  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince and Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Absent  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Letters from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 771 Iowa  
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Avenue West and 331 Lawson Avenue West nuisance properties. (For  
notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if  
necessary.)  
Received and Filed  
Partial funding designated for the Neighborhood Development Fund via  
Resolution #RES 21-1701 is being added to the Neighborhood STAR  
Year-Round Program and three new projects are being established through  
the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program as adopted via City Council  
Resolutions #RES 22-972, #RES 22-1048 and #RES 22-1065.  
Received and Filed  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for Pre-Charge Diversion Program  
and Housing Equity Law Project.  
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 settlement agreement and release between the City and Neil  
Frank and LouAnn Marshman.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a two-year lease agreement with the  
Minnesota State Agricultural Society for the Saint Paul Police Department's  
use of interior office and exterior vacant land for its overflow impound lot  
during the winter months.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Amy Brendmoen to the Saint Paul Port  
Authority for a term ending on July 31, 2023.  
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Adopted  
Approving the execution of the Joint Powers Agreement with Ramsey County  
for Immigrant and Refugee Services.  
Adopted  
Waiving the signature requirement to expand the 2078 Ford Parkway  
Commercial Development District to include 2100, 2110, and 2128 Ford  
Parkway and 966 Mississippi River Boulevard South (parcels 172823110111  
and 172823110114), and directing the pertinent City officials to forward the  
proposal to the planning commission.  
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Adopted  
Approving County State Aid roadway system revisions in Saint Paul made  
necessary by the Ramsey County Lexington Parkway Realignment Project.  
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Adopted  
Denying a stay in implementation of Council File #RES 22-882 Revoking All  
Licenses Held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant  
& Lounge (License ID #20100000062) at 2516 Seventh Street West.  
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Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Supporting Ramsey County’s Battle Creek Regional Park Master Plan  
Amendment. (Laid over from July 13, 2020)  
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Laid over to August 3, 2022  
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0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - 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 20, 2022.)  
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Withdrawn  
SUSPENSION ITEM  
Committing to strengthening families, education, and the workforce through  
the exploration of early care and education accessibility for all Saint Paul  
families via an advisory committee.  
Adopted  
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0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Amending Chapter A-1 of the Appendices to the Administrative Code  
establishing the Council Rules of Procedure. (Laid over from July 20, 2022)  
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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:  
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 Pioneer Press. Public hearings on ordinances are  
generally held at the first reading.  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Granting the application of Mark A. Arth and Belfry Building LLC to rezone  
property at 311-319 Ramsey Street from RT2 townhouse residential to T1  
traditional neighborhood and to rezone the property at 391-411 Pleasant  
Avenue from RM2 multiple family residential to T1 traditional neighborhood,  
and amending Chapter 60 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the zoning  
map.  
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Laid over to August 3, 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:  
Amending Chapters 62 and 65 of the Legislative Code pertaining to consent  
petition requirements for some nonconforming use permits and some  
conditional use permits.  
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Laid over to August 3, 2022 for Final Adoption  
6 -  
0
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
Nay:  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Amending Sec. 410.04 of the Legislative Code to align with recent changes in  
Minnesota statue following the passage of the legislative omnibus bill that  
allows for extended hours during the World Cup.  
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Laid over to August 3, 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:  
Amending sections 310.01 and 310.18 of the Legislative Code to add Class N  
Small Brewer off-sale - 128 ounces license and Class T - Temporary World  
Soccer Cup Licenses and corresponding fees.  
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Laid over to August 3, 2022 for Final Adoption  
6 -  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
Amending the financing and spending plan in the Department of Parks and  
Recreation in the amount of $22,000 to use contribution funding to improve  
the futsal court at Valley/Mt. Airy.  
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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:  
Amending the financing and spending plans in the Department of Public  
Works Capital Budget for public works projects.  
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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 Minnesota United FC/Allianz Field for a sound  
level variance in order to present amplified sound on August 9 and 10, 2022  
outside of Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Avenue North.  
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:  
Approving the request for a sound level variance for Nor-Son Construction to  
allow for construction at 170 Western Avenue South; August 10, 2022 through  
September 16, 2022.  
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 Erik Blume for a sound level variance in order to  
present amplified sound on September 3, 2022 at 1549 Upper Afton Road.  
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Adopted  
6 -  
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 application of Lowertown Blues Festival for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on September 10, 2022 at 725  
Raymond Avenue - Dual Citizen Brewing.  
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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 India Association of Minnesota (IAM) for a sound  
level variance in order to present amplified sound on August 13, 2022 at 75  
Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. - MN State Capitol, Upper Mall.  
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 Office of Financial Empowerment to accept grant funds from  
the Bush Foundation and to amend the financing and spending plan, in the  
amount of $3,150,000, for the CollegeBound Saint Paul program.  
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 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:  
Appeal of Darleen Tareeq to a Summary Abatement Order at 657 CANTON  
STREET.  
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Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 575  
PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-71. (Legislative Hearing July 26,  
2022)  
Referred to August 9, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 595  
PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-72. (Legislative Hearing on July  
26, 2022)  
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Referred to August 9, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
Appeal of Dr. Tyrone Jennings, First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc., to  
a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 933 PAYNE AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for  
1179 SEVENTH STREET EAST in Council File RLH RR 21-44.  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 132  
WESTERN AVENUE SOUTH within fifteen (15) days after the July 27, 2022,  
City Council Public Hearing. (To be referred back to August 9, 2022  
Legislative Hearing)  
Referred to August 9, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Recognizing Councilmember Dai Thao’s 9 years of service to the Saint Paul  
City Council.  
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Adopted  
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0
Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Thao, Councilmember Tolbert,  
Councilmember Noecker, Councilmember Prince and Councilmember Jalali  
1 - Councilmember Yang  
Absent:  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 4:20 PM  
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comments and materials submitted by 12:00 pm of the day before the meeting will be  
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telephone by registering to speak by noon on the day before the meeting. The  
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