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 Russel Balenger  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker  
Councilmember Jane L. Prince  
Councilmember Chris Tolbert  
Councilmember Nelsie Yang  
Wednesday, September 7, 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 Chris Tolbert,  
Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane L. Prince,  
Councilmember Mitra Jalali, Councilmember Nelsie Yang and  
Councilmember Russel Balenger  
COMMUNICATIONS & RECEIVE/FILE  
Amending CDBG Project Budgets: funding for 965 Arcade (SIR Boxing), a  
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project selected by CDBG subgrantee Historic Saint Paul to be funded with  
Restore Saint Paul Commerical program funds and reducing Historic Saint  
Paul CDBG subaward to amended award amount.  
Received and Filed  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 1011 Burns  
Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public hearings  
will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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Received and Filed  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 686  
Minnehaha Avenue West a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only;  
public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
Received and Filed  
Letter from the Department of Safety and Inspections declaring 346  
Sherburne Avenue a nuisance property. (For notification purposes only; public  
hearings will be scheduled at a later date if necessary.)  
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 Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Vacant Building  
Registration fees billed during March 1 to May 16, 2022, and setting date of  
Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. VB2301, Assessment No. 238800)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Securing and/or Emergency Boarding  
services during June 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October  
4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and  
levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No. J2301B,  
Assessment No. 238100)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Fire Certificate of  
Occupancy fees billed during April 26 to June 3, 2022, and setting date of  
Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. CRT2301, Assessment No. 238200)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Excessive Use of Inspection or  
Abatement services billed during April 22 to May 20, 2022, and setting date of  
Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City Council public hearing for  
January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the assessments against individual  
properties. (File No. J2301E, Assessment No. 238300)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Removal of Dangerous Tree(s) during  
April 2022, and setting date of Legislative Hearing for October 4, 2022 and City  
Council public hearing for January 11, 2023 to consider and levy the  
assessments against individual properties. (File No. 2301T, Assessment No.  
239000)  
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Adopted  
Approving Amendment No. 1 to Site Lease Agreement with T-Mobile Central  
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LLC to provide for the expansion of the ground lease area to provide room for  
the installation of an emergency natural gas generator.  
Adopted  
Authorizing the transfer of budget between the Office of Technology and  
Communications and the Police Department in the amount of $202,000 to  
move two civilian technology positions back to the Police Department.  
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Adopted  
Approving a Second Hand Dealer - Motor Vehicle and Auto Repair Garage  
license to A and M Auto Sales LLC (License ID #20220000890) for the  
premises located at 845 Robert Street South.  
Adopted  
Approving the 2022 Round 1 Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Grant  
Program awards.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s reappointment of Hannah Hills to the Capital Area  
Architectural and Planning Board.  
Adopted  
Accepting the gift of travel and lodging expenses from the Heartland Alliance  
and Mott Foundation for Muneer Karcher-Ramos and Ikram Koliso to attend  
the Midwest College Savings Account Consortium convening in Detroit,  
Michigan from August 24-25, 2022.  
Adopted  
Approving assessment costs and setting date of City Council public hearing to  
ratify the assessment for water main and connection at 2166 Carver Avenue  
(File No. 18982B5, Assessment No. 226100).  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the City to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with Ramsey  
County for the construction of pedestrian and bicycle improvements in  
conjunction with the Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit Project.  
Adopted  
Memorializing the City Council’s decision to deny an appeal from a decision of  
the HPC to approve permit to construct an ADU in the rear yard of 525 Holly  
Avenue, located in the Heritage Hill preservation district.  
Adopted  
Approving the Labor Agreement (May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2025) between the  
City of Saint Paul and the North Central States Regional Council of  
Carpenters.  
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Laid over to September 14, 2022  
Authorizing the Public Works Department to pay expenditures in the total  
amount of $5,000.00 for employee clothing purchases to be worn by  
employees when representing the Public Works Department during public  
events.  
Adopted  
Memorializing the denial of the application of House 11 LLC to rezone property  
at 918 Fifth Street East from RT1 two-family residential to RM1 multiple-family  
residential.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for a Creative  
Support for Organizations grant, of up to $30,000, from the Minnesota State  
Arts Board (MSAB) to support the Dayton’s Bluff Project: Celebrating  
Community Through Art.  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during April to June 2022, and setting date of legislative hearing for  
October 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for November 16, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2203A1, Assessment No. 220109)  
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Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during April to June 2022, and setting date of legislative hearing for  
October 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for November 16, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2203A2, Assessment No. 220110)  
Adopted  
Approving the City’s cost of providing Collection of Delinquent Garbage Bills  
for service during April to June 2022, and setting date of legislative hearing for  
October 6, 2022 and City Council public hearing for November 16, 2022 to  
consider and levy the assessments against individual properties. (File No.  
CG2203A3, Assessment No. 220111)  
Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to donate tackle football  
helmets and shoulder pads to the Westside Boosters to support youth tackle  
football programs.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Fire Department to pay for all costs incurred to hold a  
graduation ceremony for 12 new paramedics on September 6, 2022 at the  
Wellstone Center.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a  
Cooperative Agreement with Ramsey County for the for the delivery of a  
winter sports program within Battle Creek Regional Park.  
Adopted  
Waiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 100 seats  
or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Gambling Location License to Nice  
Guys LLC d/b/a Chances Tavern (License ID # 20220000957) for the  
premises located at 1080 Payne Avenue.  
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Adopted  
Waiving the 45-day notice requirement to issue a Liquor On Sale - 181 - 290  
Seats, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Liquor  
On Sale - 2AM Closing, Entertainment (B), and Gambling Location License to  
Apostle Supper Club (License ID # 20220001316) for the premises located at  
253 Kellogg Boulevard Suite A.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Theresa Paulson, Dave Burns, and  
Andrew Flamm to the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Commission.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Carson Starkey, Alexandra Siclait, R.  
Lynn Pingol, Carlo Franco, Mai Thor, James Bradford III, Robert  
Lozinski-McClean and reappointment of Erika Sanders to the Human Rights  
and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission.  
Adopted  
Approving the minutes of the Saint Paul City Council meetings of July 13, 20,  
and 27, 2022.  
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Adopted  
Amending Civil Service Rule 7 to reduce the length of time eligible lists remain  
in effect.  
Adopted  
Approving the Collective Bargaining Agreement (January 1, 2021 - December  
31, 2023) between the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Police Federation.  
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Adopted  
Approving the revised Wage and Benefit Policy for Non-Represented  
Management and Legislative Personnel.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing  
Officer, for Shadey’s Tavern Inc. (License ID# 20210000229), d/b/a Shadey’s  
Tavern, for a Liquor On Sale 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday,  
Entertainment (A) and Gambling Location licenses, located at 674 Dodd  
Road.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Amending Civil Service Rule 28.B.5 to eliminate language disallowing  
consideration of years of employment, and related education and experience,  
in setting wages for internal candidates as a firefighter.  
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Laid over to September 21, 2022  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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.  
SUSPENSION ITEMS  
Amending the Appendix to Chapter 409 of the Legislative Code Pursuant to  
Section 17.07.1 of the Charter and Section 409.20 of the Legislative Code to  
expand the Commercial Development District at 2078 Ford Parkway to  
include 2170 and 2128 Ford Parkway and 966 Mississippi River Boulevard  
South (parcels 172823110111 and 172823110114).  
Laid over to September 14, 2022 for second reading  
Approving a Liquor On Sale - 101-180 Seats, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, Liquor  
- Outdoor Service Area (Patio), Entertainment B, Malt Off Sale (Growler), and  
Gambling Location license to Kaleidoscope Brewing d/b/a Saint Paul Brewing  
(License ID #20210001425) for the premises located at 688 Minnehaha  
Avenue.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Amending Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code pertaining to rent  
stabilization.  
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Amended and laid over to September 14, 2022 for final adoption  
Approving the City's cost of providing graffiti removal on city street signs and  
bridges infrastructure in accordance with applicable city ordinances.  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Authorizing the City on behalf of the Police Department to accept and amend  
the 2022 Special Fund Budget for a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice  
- Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding/Byrne Discretionary Grants  
Program.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Final Order approving the Grand/Snelling parking lot operation and  
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maintenance costs for 2023. File No. 18746-22, Assessment No. 227202.  
Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Approving the petition of Jeff Chermak, on behalf of Arno Built Homes LLC, to  
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vacate Curfew Street abutting the southeasterly line of Lot 13, Block 13 and  
the northwesterly line of Lot 1, Block 15, all in the plat Desnoyer Park.  
Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the application of Anderson Race Management for a sound level  
variance in order to present amplified sound on September 24, 2022 at 200 Dr  
Justus Ohage Blvd. - Harriet Island Regional Park.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the application of University of St. Thomas, for a sound level  
variance in order to present live amplified sound on September 10, 24,  
October 8, 15, 29, and November 12, 2022 at 2115 Summit Avenue -  
O’Shaughnessy Stadium.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the application of Allianz Field for a sound level variance in order to  
present live amplified sound for the Washburn Games outside of Allianz Field  
on September 25, 2022 at Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Approving the application of Down Syndrome Association of MN for a sound  
level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 25, 2022 at  
Como Park Picnic Pavilion - 1199 Midway Parkway.  
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Adopted  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Approving the application of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a  
sound level variance in order to present amplified sound on September 18,  
2022 at 1199 Midway Parkway.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the application of Church of St. Mark for a sound level variance in  
order to present live amplified sound on October 1, 2022 at 1976 - 1983  
Dayton Ave - parking lot and street.  
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Adopted  
7 -  
Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
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.  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 575  
PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-71. (Recommendation is  
forthcoming, pending Certificate of Code Compliance is received by  
September 7, 2022)  
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Public hearing continued to September 14, 2022  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
Second Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 595  
PARK STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-72. (Recommendation is  
forthcoming, pending approved plan and financing)  
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Public hearing continued to September 14, 2022  
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Yea:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
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 Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 16 ACKER  
STREET WEST. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533)  
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Adopted  
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. (Amend to grant 180 days)  
Adopted as amended (grant 180 days)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1641  
FREMONT AVENUE. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533) (Public  
hearing continued to February 15, 2023)  
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Public hearing continued to February 15, 2023  
First Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 419  
FRY STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-75 .  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Robert Paulsen to a Summary Abatement Order at 392 HOLLY  
AVENUE.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 501 HOPKINS  
STREET. (File No. J2229A, Assessment No. 228534) (Public hearing  
continued to January 25, 2023)  
Public hearing continued to January 25, 2023  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 479 LAWSON  
AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1160  
NORTON STREET. (File No. J2229A, Assessment No. 228534)  
Adopted  
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1006  
THIRD STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the June 22, 2022, City  
Council Public Hearing. (To refer to September 13, 2022 Legislative Hearing)  
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Referred to September 13, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
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. (Amend to remove within 15 days)  
Adopted as amended (remove within 15 days)  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during April 1 to 14,  
2022. (File No. J2228A, Assessment No. 228533)  
ADJOURNMENT  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Property Clean Up services during April 14 to  
28, 2022. (File No. J2229A, Assessment No. 228534)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Equipment and Labor for Clean Up services  
during March to May 2022. (File No. J2230A, Assessment No. 228537)  
Adopted  
Meeting ended at 5:52 PM  
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