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									                           AGENDA OF THE SAINT PAUL CITY COUNCIL
                                Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:30 p.m.

                                     PUBLIC HEARINGS – 5:30 P.M.

                              CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 3RD FLOOR
                                     City Hall and Court House
                                     15 West Kellogg Boulevard

                                         Mary Erickson - 651-266-8565
                                        Carol Broermann – 651-266-8643
                                           Office of the City Council

A.    CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 27)

NOTE: ALL ITEMS LISTED UNDER CONSENT AGENDA WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION. THERE
      WILL BE NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION OF THESE ITEMS. IF DISCUSSION IS DESIRED BY A
      COUNCILMEMBER, THAT ITEM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND
      CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.


B.    COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS

1.    Claims of Nicholas Alexander, Ray Benjamin, Valarie Cochran, Tina C.
      McNamara, Robert Normandin, Hugh E. Norsted, and Diane Raiter.

2.    Summons and Complaint in the matter of Wendell Dwayne O’Neal vs. the City of
      Saint Paul, et al.

3.    Summons and Complaint in the matter of Abdul K. Tahiro vs. the City of Saint
      Paul, et al.

4.    Summons and Complaint in the matter of International Association of Firefighters,
      Local 21, et al vs. the City of Saint Paul, et al.

5.    Letter from the Office of License, Inspections and Environmental Protection,
      Neighborhood Housing and Property Improvement, declaring 947 Desoto Street,
      36 Winnipeg Avenue, and 90 Winnipeg Avenue as nuisance properties. (For
      notification purposes only; public hearings will be scheduled at a later date if
      necessary.)

6.    Executive Order:
      E-60 Re-establishing a policy for City employees losing their driver’s license
            when it is a requirement of their job.
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7.    Administrative Orders:
      D002594      Authorizing the proper City officials to pay for Police Academy
                   2006 training meals, in an amount not to exceed $5,500, for training
                   on July 9-14, 2006 at Camp Ripley, MN.
      D002595      Authorizing the proper City officials to remit an amount, not to
                   exceed $300.00, to Big Top Wine and Spirits at 1574 University
                   Avenue West to cover expenses for alcoholic beverages and
                   refreshments for civilian volunteers participating in the Police
                   Department’s Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and DWI
                   Procedures for the Police Recruit Academy 2005
      D002596      Authorizing the proper City officials to renew Lease Agreement
                   PW/47 with the District 11 Community Council and Midway Green
                   Spirit Gardeners.
      D002597      Authorizing the proper City officials to transfer funds from
                   Miscellaneous Services to Special Funds for duplicating machines in
                   the Office of Technology and Management Services.

C.    FOR ACTION

8.    Resolution – 06-511 – Memorializing City Council action taken on March 15,
      2006 approving a subdivision (combined plat) for Nasseff Specialty Center
      Addition to create two commercial parcels at 225 Smith Avenue North.
      (GS 3030851)

9.    Resolution – 06-512 – Agreeing to defend, indemnify and hold harmless
      Macalester College from claims and suits arising or resulting from the City’s use
      of tennis courts for the summer Urban Tennis Program from June 19 through
      August 11, 2006. (GS 3030734)

10.   Resolution – 06-513 – Amending the spending and financing plans in the Division
      of Parks and Recreation and accepting intern funding from the Capitol Region
      Watershed District. (GS 3030790)

11.   Resolution – 06-514 – Authorizing the proper City officials to solicit and request
      donations for the City Employee Picnic on August 22, 2006. (GS 3030753)

12.   Resolution – 06-515 – Authorizing the City to enter into, and Chief John

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      Harrington to implement, a grant agreement with the State of Minnesota for the
      Problem Solving Partners grant. (GS 3030605)
13.   Resolution – 06-516 – Authorizing the Police Department to enter into an
      agreement with Camp Ripley for use of the United States Army’s Advanced
      Training Camp at Camp Ripley, Fort Ripley, Minnesota from July 9 through July
      14, 2006 for the Saint Paul Police Academy Class 2006 training. (GS 3030495)

14.   Resolution – 06-517 – Authorizing the Police Department to enter into an
      agreement, with an indemnification clause, with Washington County Agricultural
      Society to use the Washington County Fairgrounds on July 20, 2006 for training of
      Police Academy recruit officers. (GS 3030602)

15.   Resolution – 06-518 - Waiving the 45-day notice requirement and issuing a liquor-
      outdoor service area license to Johnsen Food Pub, Inc., dba Obb’s Sports Bar and
      Grill, 1347 Burns Avenue. (GS 3030921)

16.   Resolution – 06-519 – Approving the creation of an appendix in Chapter 409 of
      the Saint Paul Legislative Code listing additional commercial development
      districts at 2082 Ford Parkway, 2431 West Seventh Street, 249 7th Street West,
      2728 Gannon Road, and 1003 Arcade Street. (GS 3030774)

17.   Resolution – 06-520 – Approving the issuance of approximately $33,310,000 of
      501(c)(3) conduit tax exempt bonds for the construction of a 99,136 square foot
      Wilder Center and related parking ramp at Lexington and University Avenues.
      (GS 3030897)

18.   Resolution – 06-521 – Authorizing payment in the amount of $18,000.00 to Diana
      Acevedo and her attorney, Richard O’Dea, in full settlement of Diana Acevedo’s
      claim against the City of Saint Paul. (GS 3030911)

19.   Resolution – 06-522 – Amending the spending and financing plans in the
      Department of Public Works for the Suburban-White Bear to Ruth lighting project
      by transferring MSA funding from the 2005 MSA Contingency project and adding
      STAR Grant financing. (GS 3030551)

20.   Resolution – 06-523 – Amending the spending and financing plans in the
      Department of Public Works for the Londin Lane/Burlington Road paving project
      by transferring Street Improvement Bonds from the 2006 Residential Street
      Vitality project and adding assessment financing. (GS 3030576)
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21.     Resolution – 06-524 – Approving the release of utility easements in vacated
        Drewery Lane. (GS 3030814)

22.     Resolution – 06-525 – Establishing the Broadband Strategy Advisory Committee
        as a legislative advisory committee per City Code Section 3.01.8 to provide
        recommendations on ownership and technology strategies to provide broadband
        access city-wide. (GS 3030920)

23.     Resolution – 06-526 – Approving the polling location changes for the 2006
        primary and general elections. (GS 3030834)

24.     Resolution – 06-527 – Approving the use of Automark ballot marking device as
        authorized by the Ramsey County Auditor and certified by the Secretary of State.
        (GS 3030837)

25.     Preliminary Order – 06-528 – In the matter of constructing a new concrete curb
        and sidewalk and new above standard twin globe lantern street lighting system,
        and Operation Costs of Above Standard Street Lighting System for 2006 on Rice
        Street from Sycamore Street to Front Avenue, and setting date of public hearing
        for July 5, 2006. (File No. 190270P) (GS 3030145)

26.     Resolution Approving Assessment – 06-529 – In the matter of the assessment of
        benefits, cost and expenses for tenant remedy action rehabilitation for property at
        707 Prebble, and setting date of public hearing for July 5, 2006. (File No.
        TR0601) (GS 3030830)

27.     Resolution Approving Assessment – 06-530 – In the matter of the assessment of
        benefits, cost and expenses for excessive consumption of inspection services from
        December 27, 2005 to January 27, 2006; summary abatements from April 13 to
        April 29, 2006; weekly garage hauling from April 19 to April 26, 2006; boarding-
        up vacant building during February, 2006; and removing diseased elm tree(s)
        during winter 2005/2006, and setting date of public hearing for July 5, 2006. (File
        Nos. J0601E, J0605A, J0603G, J0604B, and J0603T) (GS 3030869)

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D.    FOR DISCUSSION

28.   Resolution – 06-418 – Approving issuance of not more than $50,000,000 of
      conduit tax exempt lease revenue bonds for the Port Authority’s construction of
      two parking facilities to service Regions Hospital. (Laid over from May 17)
      (GS 3030503)

29.   Resolution – 06-496 – Approving change in liquor service area by moving two
      tennis courts to an area which was previously used as parking for Town & Country
      Club, 300 Mississippi River Boulevard North. (Laid over from May 24) (GS
      3030761)

30.   Report from Public Works on a proposed street assessment policy. (Report
      requested by the City Council on May 3; Laid over from May 10)

31.   Presentation by Andrea Casselton on the process of adding an electrical component
      to the City’s website as an effort to share with the public the fiscal challenges
      facing the City and the development of a plan to achieve a structurally balanced
      budget.


E.    ORDINANCES

NOTE: AN ORDINANCE IS A CITY LAW ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL. IT IS READ AT FOUR
      SEPARATE COUNCIL MEETINGS AND BECOMES EFFECTIVE AFTER PASSAGE BY THE
      COUNCIL AND 30 DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION IN THE SAINT PAUL LEGAL LEDGER.


32.   First Reading – 06-531 – An ordinance amending Section 34 of the Civil Service
      Rules by adding Subsection 34 W to create the position of Senior Policy Analyst in
      the unclassified service. (GS 3030797)


F.    PUBLIC HEARINGS (public hearings will begin at 5:30 p.m.)

33.   Third Reading – 06-460 – An ordinance amending Chapter 376 of the Saint Paul
      Legislative Code to require insurance companies give immediate written notice to
      the City of Saint Paul when a taxicab vehicle is deleted from their insurance
      policy. (GS 3030519)
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34.   Third Reading – 06-461 – An ordinance amending Chapter 376.16 of the Saint
      Paul Legislative Code to update the disqualifying criminal history, update citations
      to Minnesota Statutes, and allow licensure for Wisconsin residents as it pertains to
      taxicab driver’s licenses. (GS 3030520)

35.   Third Reading – 06-462 – An ordinance amending Chapter 376 of the Saint Paul
      Legislative Code requiring taxicab vehicle license applicants to be affiliated with a
      service company with a minimum of five (5) City of Saint Paul licensed vehicles.
      (GS 3030521)

36.   Third Reading – 06-477 – An ordinance amending Chapter 409 of the Saint Paul
      Legislative Code to create an additional commercial development district called
      the Head House Commercial Development District. (GS 3030637)

37.   Resolution – 06-532 – Approving the petition of Leonard Gramse to vacate alley
      rights in Germain Street from East Idaho Avenue to Christie Place in order to
      improve property appearance with added green space, discourage garbage
      dumping, and build a shed partially within that area. (File No. 07-2006)
      (GS 3030818)

38.   Resolution – 06-533 – Approving the application for a sound level variance by Hot
      Summer Jazz Festival in order to present live outdoor music, with limitations, at
      Mears Park at the intersection of 5th and Wacouta Streets on June 16, 2006 from
      6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and June 17, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (GS
      3030704)

39.   Resolution – 06-534 – Approving the application for a sound level variance by
      Taste of Minnesota in order to present live outdoor music on June 30 through July
      4, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00. (GS 3030817)

40.   Resolution - 06-535 – Approving adverse action against the Taxicab Driver license
      renewal application submitted by Andrew R. Newman for the City of Saint Paul.
      (GS 3030642)

41.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-536 – In the matter of the assessment of
      benefits, cost and expenses for replacement of Lead Water Service Lines, as
      requested by property owners, during January, February and March, 2006.
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      (GS 3030487)

42.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-537 – In the matter of the assessment of
      benefits, costs and expenses for repair of sanitary sewer connections during
      January, February and March, 2006. (SWRP0601) (GS 3030505)

43.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-538 – In the matter of the assessment of
      benefits, cost and expenses for the installation of a sanitary sewer and service
      connections at 2225 Snowshoe Lane and 2212 Ogden Court. (File No. 18928A03)
      (GS 3030550)

44.   Resolution – 06-539 – Ordering the owner to remove or repair the building at 522
      Farrington Street within fifteen (15) days from adoption of resolution.
      (GS 3030631) (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends approval.)

45.   Resolution – 06-540 – Ordering the owner to remove or repair the building at 1027
      Park Street within fifteen (15) days from adoption of resolution. (GS 3030634)
      (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends granting the owner 150 days to
      complete the rehabilitation provided the following is completed by noon on
      June 7: 1) the vacant building fee is paid; 2) a $5,000 bond is posted; 3) a
      work plan outlining a timeline for completion of the work is provided; and, 4)
      a financial plan is provided.)

46.   Resolution – 06-541 – Ordering the owner to remove or repair the building at 1076
      Wakefield Avenue within fifteen (15) days from adoption of resolution. (GS
      3030632) (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends approval.)

47.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-542 – In the matter of the assessment of
      benefits, costs and expenses for summary abatement for the excessive consumption
      of inspection services for property code violations billed during the months of
      November and December 2005 (JO507E). (GS 3030445) (Legislative Hearing
      Officer recommends the following:)

      1758 Blair Avenue – lay over to July 5, 2006 City Council Hearings;
      2351 Bourne Avenue – approve the assessment;
      856 Burr Street – approve the assessment;
      482 Charles Avenue – approve the assessment;
      827 Howell Street North – approve the assessment;
      437 Minnehaha Avenue East – approve the assessment;
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      1396 7th Street West – approve the assessment;
      919 3rd Street East – approve the assessment; and
      441 Van Buren Avenue – approve the assessment.
48.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-543 – In the matter of the assessments of
      benefits, cost and expenses for removing diseased elm trees from private property
      during the winter season 2005/2006 and summary abatement for the excessive
      consumption of inspection services for property code violations during the months
      of October and November, 2006. (Laid over from May 17) (GS 3030827)
      (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends the following:)

      424 Edmund Avenue (J0506E) - recommendation forthcoming;
      399 Stryker Avenue (J0506E) – recommendation forthcoming;
      1594 Van Buren Avenue (0602T) – approve the assessment; and
      643 Winslow Avenue (0602T) – approve the assessment.

49.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-544 – In the matter of the assessment of
      benefits, costs and expenses for boarding-up vacant buildings during February,
      2006 (J0602B); towing abandoned vehicles from private properties during January,
      2006 (J0601V); providing weekly garbage hauling services for the first quarter of
      2006 (J06T1Q); and summary abatement (property clean-ups) during March, 2006
      (J0603A). (GS 3030414) (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends the
      following:)

      461 Charles Avenue (J0603A) - reduce the assessment from $390 to $300;
      695 Fourth Street East (J06T1Q) - delete the assessment;
      739 Fuller Avenue (J06T1Q) - approve the assessment;
      652 or 654 Hall Avenue (J0603A) - delete the assessment;
      1300 Lafond Avenue (J0603A) - delete the assessment;
      1124 Maryland Avenue East (J0603A) - reduce the assessment from $350 to a total
      of $250 and spread the payments over five (5) years;
      1054 Sherburne Avenue (J0603A) - approve the assessment;
      461 Thomas Avenue (J0603A) - delete the assessment;
      763 Minnehaha Avenue East (J06T1Q) - recommendation forthcoming;
      1307 Thomas Avenue (J0603A) - approve the assessment;
      694 Sims Avenue (J06T1Q) - delete the assessment, and;
      1267 Clarence Street (J0601V) - delete the assessment)

50.   Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-545 – In the matter of the assessment of
      benefits, costs and expense for towing abandoned vehicles from 1597 Westminster

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       Street during the months of September and October, 2006, and removing diseased
       elm trees from 815 Charles Avenue during winter season 2005/2006. (Laid over
       from April 19, 2006) (File Nos. J0505V1 and 0601T2). (GS 3030596)
       (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends the following:)

       1597 Westminster (J0505V) – approve the assessment; and
       815 Charles Avenue (0601T) – approve the assessment and spread the payments
       over ten (10) years.

51.    Resolution Ratifying Assessment – 06-546 – In the matter of assessment of
       benefits, costs and expense for property clean-up during the month of March 2006
       at 1559 Iglehart Avenue (J0602A). (Laid over from May 3) (GS 3030771)
       (Legislative Hearing Officer recommends approval of the assessment.)

52.    Appeal of Margaret and Pamela Jackson for a Deficiency List, which includes
       condemnation, for property at 701 Conway Street, Apartment 705. (Legislative
       Hearing Officer recommends denying the appeal.)

53.    Public hearing to consider the appeal of Suzanne Snaza to a decision of the
       Planning Commission denying a conditional use permit for outdoor used car sales
       and a car cleaning and detailing business at 1229 Payne Avenue. (Zoning File No.
       06-083-624)

54.    Public hearing to consider the appeal of Mike Mangan to a decision of the Board
       of Zoning Appeals denying a variance to subdivide a parcel and construct a new
       single family home at 1333 Dale Street North. (Zoning File No. 06-063127)




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