Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
March 18, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:   Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Alondra Cano and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
 
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   Cameron Building, LP (756 N 4th St):
Consider resolution granting approval to the issuance of up to $7.5 million in Tax Exempt Multi-Family Housing Entitlement Revenue Bonds to finance the acquisition & construction of a 44-unit multifamily rental housing facility for low and moderate income persons and families.
Staff Reports:  Cameron RCA; Cameron ATTACH
Action Taken:  Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
2.   Brasserie Zentral (505 Marquette Ave): 
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class E with Sunday Sales (New Business).
Staff Report: Brasserie Zentral RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Smack Shack (603 Washington Ave): 
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class B with Sunday Sales (License Upgrade).
Staff Report:  Smack Shack RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Socialista (730 Washington Ave N):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class B with Sunday Sales (New Business).
Staff Report:  Socialista RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   The Copper Hen Cakery (2515 Nicollet Ave):
Consider application for On-Sale Wine, Class C-1with Strong Beer (New Business).
Staff Report:  The Copper Hen Cakery RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
6.   Rental Dwelling Licenses:
Consider ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending requirements applicable to holders of rental dwelling licenses to include a duty to attend certain meetings (by B. Johnson).
Staff Reports:  RDL Holder Requirements RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Tenant Notification of Environmental Contamination:
Consider ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions related to tenant notification of environmental contamination and associated activities (by Gordon).
Staff Reports:  Tenant Notification of Environ. Contamination RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearing
Regulatory Services
8.   Rental Dwelling License (3111 Upton Ave N – Owner Steven Meldahl):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  3111 Upton Ave N RCA; 3111 Upton Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken:  Postponed to next meting (April 1, 2014).
 
Consent
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
9.   License Applications:
Grant licenses recommended for approval (see separate Licenses Agenda-not available in electronic format).
New liquor, wine & beer establishment owners, licenses, permanent expansions, upgrades and added conditions to existing licenses detailed as follows: Checker Taxi Driver (Conditions); Hola Arepa, 3501 Nicollet Ave (New Business);  Louie’s Wine Dive, 800 W Lake St (New Business).
Staff Report:  License RCA; Checker Taxi Driver Conds
Action Taken: Approved.
 
10. Hearing Protection Devices Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations, requiring the provision of hearing protection devices by the holders of qualifying liquor licenses (by Frey).
Staff Reports:  Hrg Protection Device Ordn RCA
Requested Action/Action Taken:  Set public hearing for April 1, 2014.
CPED
11.   Small Business Loan Program Partnership Contracts:
a)   Authorize contract for $50,000 to extend the partnership with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers in 2014;
b)   Authorize contract for $40,000 to extend the partnership with the African Development Center in 2014.
Staff Reports:  CORRECTED Small Business Loan Partnership RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
12. 2013 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and LCDA Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD) Grant Awards:
a)   Accept and appropriate LCDA grants of $1,000,000 for the Commons at Penn Project, $1,000,000 for the Hawthorne Eco Village project, & $750,000 for the Mozaic Phase II project; accept and appropriate LCDA-TOD grants of $1,000,000 to the 4th Street Infrastructure/Boeser project, and $1,045,000 to the Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin project;
b)   Approve budget appropriation increase of $4,795,000;
c)   Authorize such agreements as may be necessary or desirable to implement the LCDA and LCDA-TOD grants with the Metropolitan Council, Building Blocks Non Profit, Project for Pride in Living, Ackerberg Group, and Cornerstone Group (or affiliated entities) (Also in W&M). 
Staff Reports: Met Council LCDA & LCDA-TOD RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
13. Conduct on Licensed Premises Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions related to conduct on licensed premises, required rental property management training and license reinstatement requirements (by Glidden).
Staff Reports: None at time of web publication
Requested Action/Action Taken:  Set public hearing for April 15, 2014.
 
Discussion
 
CPED
 
14. Downtown East Block 1 Development Rights Designation:
a) Designate Ryan Companies as the developer of the Block 1 Liner Parcel and Air Rights Plane;
b) Authorize staff to negotiate redevelopment contract terms, subject to City Council review and approval.
Action Taken: Approved, with the following recommendation: Although Section 422.190 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances does not apply to the proposed project, because the City will not retain a proprietary interest in the project, the City strongly encourages Ryan Companies’ hotel operator to negotiate a labor peace agreement with the applicable labor organization(s) in the spirit of Section 422.190. 
15. Small Business Revolving Loan Programs:
a)  Receive & file the 2013 year-end loan portfolio report for the Business Development Loan Programs;
b) Authorize staff to write-off of a 2% loan made to Kuu Ruay LLC d/b/a Koyi Sushi Too as uncollectable.
Staff Reports: Small Business Revolving Loan Program RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Mpls Homeless Street Outreach Funding:
Approve up to $300,000 of funding for St. Stephens Human Services, Inc’s homeless outreach programming, payable with $150,000 of FY 2014 Emergency Solutions Grant funds & $150,000 City General Fund; Authorize necessary contracts (Also in W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Referred from City Council 3/7/2014
17. Peer-to-Peer Network Company Transportation Services Ordinances:
a) Subject matter of ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, providing for recognition and regulation of Peer-to-Peer Network Company Transportation Services (by Frey):
Amending Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs;
Adding a new Chapter 343 relating to Transportation Network Companies.
b) Report on Transportation Network Companies.
Staff Reports: TNC PWRPT
Requested Action/Action Taken: a) Refer subject matter ordinances to staff, with direction to staff to report back in two cycles (April 15, 2014) with status report; b) Received and filed report.
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Next Committee Meeting: April 1, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 28, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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