Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
May 13, 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.   Land Sale (part of 2406 McNair Ave N and part of 2410 McNair Ave N; part of 2410 McNair):
a) Consider sale of part of 2406 McNair Ave N and part of 2410 McNair Ave N to Brian G. Bogan II and Shemeka Bogan for $4,647, subject to conditions: 1) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of City Council approval; 2) payment of holding costs of $300.00 per month if the land sale closing does not occur on or before the closing deadline. The sale conditions may be waived or amended with approval of the CPED Director.
b) Consider sale of part of 2410 McNair Ave N for $674 to Jeffrey Halverson & Tina L. Halverson, subject to above conditions.
Staff Reports:  2406 McNair RCA;2406 McNair ATTACH1; 2406 McNair ATTACH2
Action Taken:  Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
2.   French Corner Bistro & Bakery (1200 Nicollet Ave):
Consider application for an On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class E License (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  French Corner RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Mobile Food Stores Ordinance: 
Consider ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 295 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Groceterias and Portable Stores, allowing mobile grocery stores to sell a larger selection of staple foods at additional locations throughout Minneapolis (by Gordon).
Staff Reports:  Mobile Food Stores Ordn RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
Regulatory Services
4.   Rental Dwelling License (2431 Chicago Ave, 2519 15th Ave S, 1005 19th Ave S – Owner Abdulaziz Sheikh):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports:  2431 Chicago RCA; 2431 Chicago ATTACH1; 2431 Chicago ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
5.   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:  Betty Danger’s Country Club, 2501 Marshall St NE (New License);  Ray J’s American Grill, 500 Central Ave NE (Permanent Expansion of Premises); The Third Bird, 1612 Harmon Place (New Proprietor).
Staff Reports:  License RCA; Betty Dangers Country Club RPT;  Ray J’s American Grill RPTThe Third Bird RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
6.   Rental Dwelling License (3741 1st Ave S – Owner Quang Tuan Tran):
Approve Conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Reports:  3741 1st Ave RCA; 3741 1st Ave ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED
7.   Energy Efficiency Business Loan Program Guidelines:
a) Approve revised Energy Efficiency Business Loan fund guidelines;
b) Authorize amendment to contract with the Center for Energy and Environment to administer funds in association with the Energy Efficiency Business Loan Program.
Staff Reports:  Energy Efficiency Bus Loan Guidelines RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Trillion BTU Energy Efficiency Loan Program:
a) Authorize a Lender Agreement with the Port Authority of the City of St. Paul for a Trillion BTU Energy Efficiency Loan Program;
b) Approve guidelines for the Program.
Staff Reports:  Trillion BTU RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Metropolitan Council Transit Oriented Development [TBRA-TOD] Site Investigation Grant Applications:
Authorize application to the Metropolitan Council’s TBRA-TOD Grant Program for environmental site investigation work required for the following projects: 729 Washington Ave N Redevelopment and Target Field Station – Pad A & approve resolution authorizing submittal (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  TBRA-TOD Appls RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Prepaid Debit Card Agreement:
Authorize contract with US Bank for the ability for the STEP-UP program to offer its interns on the City of Minneapolis payroll the option of a prepaid debit card for the summer of 2014.
Staff Reports:  Prepaid Debit Card RCA; Prepaid Debit Card ATTACH1; Prepaid Debit Card ATTACH2
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Discussion
 
CPED 
11. Downtown East Project Phased Development Plan:
Approve the Downtown East Project Phased Development Plan and find that it is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan & authorize submittal of Plan to the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services for its approval.
Staff Reports: DTE Project RCA; DTE Project ATTACH1; DTE Project ATTACH2; DTE Project ATTACH3; DTE Project ATTACH4
Action Taken: Approved.
 
12. Green Deconstruction Pilot Project:
Approve the Green Deconstruction Pilot Project with Better Futures Enterprises to pursue deconstruction on two City-owned properties.
Staff Reports: Green Deconstruction RCA
Action Taken:  Postponed.
Convention Center
13. Target Center Renovation Architect & Engineer Design Services:
Authorize contract with Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs for Architect and Engineering Design Services for the Target Center Renovation project (Also in W&M).
Staff Reports:  Tgt Ctr Reno Arch RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
14. Transportation Network Companies Ordinances:
Consider ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, providing for recognition and regulation of Transportation Network Companies (by Frey):
Amending Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs;
Adding a new Chapter 343 relating to Transportation Network Companies (No Action Taken 4/29/2014).
Staff Report: TNC Ordn RCA
Action Taken: Postponed.
 
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: June 3, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: May 23, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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