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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 14, 2022  
3:30 PM  
Council Chambers - 3rd Floor  
Public Hearing on Highland Area Commercial Development District at 10:00 AM  
at 1978 Ford Parkway  
Regular Council Meeting at 3:30 PM in Council Chambers  
ROLL CALL  
Meeting started at 10:00 AM  
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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  
PUBLIC HEARING (The public hearing on this item will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the  
Highland Park Community Center Auditorium, 1978 Ford Parkway. Following the public  
hearing, Council members will conduct a budget meeting.)  
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).  
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Laid over to September 21 for final adoption  
RECESS (The Council will recess, and reconvene at 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.)  
Meeting recessed at 10:15 AM  
ROLL CALL  
Meeting resumed at 3:35 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 the 2022 spending budget in the Department of Public Works  
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Sewers Utility Fund Sewer Maintenance 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 Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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Nay:  
Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing  
Officer, for Jodana Inc (License ID# 20220000729), d/b/a Keenan’s 620 Club /  
Keenan’s Bar & Grill, located at 620 Seventh Street West.  
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Adopted  
Acknowledging receipt of District Energy St. Paul, Inc. notice of rate increase  
as of October 1, 2022, and directing the Office of Financial Services, the City  
Attorney’s Office, and Council Operations to review and analyze the rate  
changes.  
Adopted  
Approving a Liquor On Sale - 181-290 Seats and Liquor Outdoor Service Area  
(Patio) license to Hepcat Coffee (License ID #20220000937) for the premises  
located at 370 Wabasha Street North.  
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Adopted  
Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a grant  
agreement, which includes an indemnification clause, for $10,000 in funding  
from the Capitol Region Watershed District, requiring a five percent in-kind  
match, to enhance and restore 2.5 acres of native shore land habitat at Loeb  
Lake.  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Veronica Robinette and reappointment  
of Yer Chang to the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA).  
Adopted  
Approving the Mayor's reappointment of Man Huynh and Vicki Baucom to the  
Truth in Sale of Housing Board.  
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Adopted  
Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Houa Moua and Mohamed  
Mourssi-Alfash and reappointment of Kari Sheldon and Baya Clare to the  
Mayor’s Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities.  
Adopted  
Accepting a public right-of-way easement from Robert Street LLLP in  
connection with a residential development at 176 Robert Street South.  
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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.  
Adopted  
FOR DISCUSSION  
Presentation by the Saint Paul Garbage Advisory Committee of their report  
with recommendations for future programming.  
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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 Pioneer Press. Public hearings on ordinances are  
generally held at the first reading.  
Final Adoption  
Amending Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code pertaining to rent  
stabilization.  
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Amended and laid over for public hearing and final adoption on September 21,  
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:  
PUBLIC HEARINGS  
Live testimony is limited to two minutes for each person. See below for optional ways  
to testify.  
Ratifying the assessments for Replacement of Lead Water Service Line on  
Private Property during April to June 2022. (File No. 2203LDSRP,  
Assessment No. 224006)  
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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:  
Ratifying the assessments for Repair of Sanitary Sewer Line on Private  
Property during April to June 2022. (File No. SWRP2203, Assessment No.  
223003)  
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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 petition of Ker Vang, to vacate the public alley which runs  
through the property at 1503 Case 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:  
Approving the application of Twin Cities in Motion for eleven (11) sound level  
variances in order to present amplified sound for announcements, speakers  
and music on October 1 and 2, 2022 during the Medtronic Twin Cities  
Marathon at the State Capitol Complex, 75 Rev Doctor Martin Luther King Jr  
Boulevard and on Sunday October 2, 2022 for ten (10) other locations: from  
Mississippi River Boulevard and Marshall east along Summit Avenue to Selby  
Avenue and State Capitol.  
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:  
Approving the application of Allianz Field for a sound level variance in order to  
present live amplified sound for the Smoke Out at Allianz Field Event on  
October 2, 2022 on Spruce Tree Drive by Allianz Field - 400 Snelling Ave. N.  
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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:  
Approving the application of Robert Cooley for a sound level variance in order  
to present amplified sound on October 2, 2022 at 587 Summit Ave - front  
lawn.  
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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:  
Approving the establishment of the Farwell Yards Tax Increment Financing  
District (a redevelopment district) in the Riverfront Redevelopment Project  
Area and adopting a Tax Increment Financing Plan (District 3, Ward 2).  
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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:  
Considering and adopting the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and  
Recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge, and request of the  
Department of Safety and Inspections to upwardly depart to revocation of the  
Cigarette/Tobacco license held by Bright Star Inc., d/b/a Tom and Joe’s  
Market, for the premises located at 684 Western Avenue. (Public hearing  
continued from August 17, 2022.)  
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Public Hearing closed and laid over to September 21, 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 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.  
Appeal of Brett Cummings, Panama Flats Rowhouse Association, to a  
Correction Order at 228 EXCHANGE STREET SOUTH.  
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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  
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 28, 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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Adopted as amended (grant 180 days)  
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Yea:  
Nay:  
Councilmember Brendmoen, Councilmember Tolbert, Councilmember  
Noecker, Councilmember Prince, Councilmember Jalali, Councilmember  
Yang and Councilmember Balenger  
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  
A motion was made by Councilmember Yang to Approve the Consent Agenda  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
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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:  
Appeal of Randall E. Mulligan to a Vacant Building Registration Notice at 1882  
ASHLAND AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 586  
BURGESS STREET. (File No. VB2212, Assessment No. 228818) (Public  
hearing continued to April 5, 2023)  
Public hearing continued to April 5, 2023  
Amending Council File No. RLH AR 22-64 to delete the assessment for Graffiti  
Removal services during February 28 to March 29, 2022 at 625 CHARLES  
AVENUE. (File No. J2207P, Assessment No. 228406)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Eric and Cassandra Larson to a Fire Correction Notice, including  
Condemnation, at 920 CLARK STREET.  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1444 COMO  
BOULEVARD EAST. (File No. VB2212, Assessment No. 228818)  
Adopted  
Appeal of Mark Younghans to a Fire Certificate of Occupancy Correction  
Notice at 1191 EARL STREET.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Tarell Friedley o/b/o Home Company, LLC to a Re-inspection Fire  
Certificate of Occupancy With Deficiencies at 213 FOURTH STREET EAST,  
UNIT 201.  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 935  
IGLEHART AVENUE. (File No. VB2212, Assessment No. 228818)  
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Adopted as amended (assessment reduced)  
Third Making finding on the appealed substantial abatement ordered for 1023  
JESSIE STREET in Council File RLH RR 21-25.  
Adopted as amended (nuisance condition abated)  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 380 LONDIN  
PLACE. (File No. J2212E, Assessment No. 228316)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1672  
MANTON STREET. (File No. J2208E, Assessment No. 228307) (Public  
hearing continued to September 14, 2022)  
Adopted as amended (assessment ratified)  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 232 MARIA  
AVENUE. (File No. J2212B, Assessment No. 228116)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1565 MCLEAN  
AVENUE. (File No. J2212E, Assessment No. 228316)  
Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 420 OHIO  
STREET. (File No. J2208P, Assessment No. 228407)  
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Adopted  
Appeal of Thomas E. Smith to a Correction Notice-Reinspection Complaint at  
1322 PACIFIC STREET.  
Adopted  
Appeal of Rustam Rustami, Sogdiana Investments, LLC., to a Vacant Building  
Registration Requirement at 1119 REANEY AVENUE.  
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Adopted  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 652  
SHERBURNE AVENUE. (File No. J2208P, Assessment No. 228407)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 514 THOMAS  
AVENUE. (File No. J2212E, Assessment No. 228316)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 733 THOMAS  
AVENUE. (File No. J2212B, Assessment No. 228116) (To refer to September  
20, 2022 Legislative Hearings)  
Referred to September 20, 2022 Legislative Hearing  
Deleting the Appealed Special Tax Assessment for property at 1080  
UNIVERSITY AVENUE WEST. (File No. J2208P, Assessment No. 228407)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Collection of Vacant Building Registration fees  
billed during December 3 to March 17, 2022. (File No. VB2212, Assessment  
No. 228818)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Securing and/or Emergency Boarding services  
during April 2022. (File No. J2212B, Assessment No. 228116)  
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Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Demolition services from March 2022 at 120  
Winter St. (File No. J2205C, Assessment No. 222004)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Excessive Use of Inspection or Abatement  
services billed during February 22 to March 18, 2022. (File No. J2212E,  
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Assessment No. 228316)  
Adopted  
Ratifying the assessments for Graffiti Removal services during April 4 to May  
17, 2022. (File No. J2208P, Assessment No. 228407)  
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Adopted  
ADJOURNMENT  
Meeting ended at 5:24 PM  
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