Community Development & Regulatory Services
Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 8, 2014
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

Committee Members Present: Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey (Vice-Chair), 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 (3532 Chicago Ave & 3545 Columbus Ave):
a)    Consider resolution authorizing sale of properties at 3532 Chicago Ave for $15,500 and 3545 Columbus Ave for $1 plus reimbursement of City acquisition costs to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, subject to the following conditions: 1) land sale closing must occur on or before 90 days from the date of City Council approve; 2) payment of holding costs of $300 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)    Approve granting a right of entry for each parcel to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to accommodate the move being completed by the August 1, 2014 deadline. 
Staff Reports: 3532 Chicago et al RCA; 3532 Chicago et al ATTACH1; 3532 Chicago et al ATTACH2
Action Taken:  Approved.
2.   Seward Friendship Co-op Redevelopment Plan and Land Sale (3800 Clinton Ave S):
a)    Consider resolution approving the Seward Friendship Co-op Redevelopment Plan;
b)    Consider resolution authorizing sale of property to Seward Community Co-op, Inc., or an affiliated entity, for $20,000, subject to rezoning approval and the terms specified in the staff report;
c)    Authorize land sale redevelopment agreement and any other necessary document.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Reports: REVISED Seward RCA; Seward ATTACH1; Seward ATTACH2; Seward ATTACH3; Seward ATTACH4; Seward ATTACH5
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
3.   Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (2939 Girard Ave S):
Consider application for Sidewalk Café license (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Agra Culture Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Day Block Brewing Company (1105 Washington Ave S):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class B and Off-Sale Malt Liquor licenses (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Day Block Brewing Company Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Fulton Beer (414 6th Ave N):
Consider application for Off-Sale Malt Liquor and On-Sale Liquor, Class C-1 licenses (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Fulton Beer Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Lake & Irving Restaurant & Bar (1513 Lake Street W):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class C-1 and Sidewalk Café licenses (Upgrade License and Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  REVISED Lake & Irving Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Smack Shack (603 Washington Ave N):
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor, Class B license (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Smack Shack Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Louie’s Wine Dive (800 West Lake Street):
Consider application for Sidewalk Café license (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Louie’s Wine Dive Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
9.   World Street Kitchen (2743 Lyndale Ave S):
Consider application for Sidewalk Café license (Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  World Street Kitchen Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
10. Yogurt Lab (2955 Girard Ave S):
Consider application for Sidewalk Café license (New License).
Staff Report:  Yogurt Lab Rept and Plan
Action Taken: Approved.
11. Donation Collection Bin Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, adding a new Chapter 282 entitled Donation Collection Bins (by Glidden).
Staff Report: Donation Collection Bin RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
12. 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):
a)    Amending Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs;
b)    Adding a new Chapter 343 relating to Transportation Network Companies.
Staff Report: Revised TNC RCA; Revised TNC Taxicabs Ch 341 ORDN; Revised TNC Ch 343 ORDN
Adoped as amended TNC Taxicabs Ch 341 ORDN; Adopted as amended TNC Ch 343 ORDN
Action Taken: a) Approved Chapter 341, with Sections 341.170 and 341.315 amended to read as follows: 
341.170. Duty to accept passengers. No driver shall refuse or neglect to convey any orderly person or persons upon request anywhere in the city unless previously engaged, provided that such person agrees to pay the legal rate of fare. No taxicab driver shall refuse or fail to provide services to any person protected under the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances section 139.10. No taxicab driver shall carry any other passenger than the person first employing the taxicab, except as provided in section 341.730, and then only with the express consent of the first passenger or passengers.
341.315. Wheelchair accessible taxicabs. The licensing official shall establish an incentive system to provide taxicab services that accommodate passengers who are confined to use a wheelchair. The licensing official may seek City Council approval to amend the license fee schedule to require taxicab vehicle licensees, and transportation network companies licensed under chapter 343 of this code, to pay an annual surcharge in addition any other license fees required by the license fee schedule if they do not provide full service, full time wheelchair accessible taxicab service. This surcharge can be used to lower the annual license fees of those taxicab vehicle licensees and taxicab service company licensees that provide full service wheelchair accessible taxicab services twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. This surcharge may also be used to provide training to drivers assigned to operate wheelchair accessible taxicabs, and or to provide specialized equipment to better accommodate the needs of disabled taxicab passengers.
b) Approved Chapter 343, with Sections 343.70, 343.150 and 343.160 amended to read as follows and adding a new Section 343.210:
343.70. Transportation network company license, insurance required.
m. Any TNC driver shall provide to any authorized law enforcement officer or official city inspector, in addition to any applicable insurance, proof of the insurance policies required by this section.
n. The requirements of this subsection 343.70 (c) become effective on January 15, 2015.
343.150 Operating regulations. (a) In addition to all other applicable requirements provided by law, it shall be unlawful for any person:
(4) To operate a transportation network vehicle within the city while not in possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Minnesota or Wisconsin and proof that the driver is the registered owner of the vehicle;
343.160 Service charges and fare rates. Compensation for service may be charged based on distance travelled and/or time elapsed during service, or a flat prearranged fare. If the rates vary from the normally posted rate on the website and in the application Tthe TNC application must require that the passenger positively acknowledge on the application device used to summons the TNC driver that they agree to the rate structure being charged for the trip requested. Upon completion of a prearranged ride, a TNC shall transmit to the rider an electronic receipt, either by electronic mail or via text message. The message shall document the point of origin and destination of the ride, the total distance and duration of the ride, the total fare paid including the base fare and any additional charges, and the driver’s first name and a customer service telephone number and email address.
343.210. Effective date. This chapter, except where otherwise specified, shall become effective on August 22, 2014.
Consent
Regulatory Services
13. 1806 26th Street E:
      Consider application for a rental dwelling license (Re-Instatement).
      Staff Report: 1806 26th St RCA
      Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/License & Consumer Services
14. 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: Loring Kitchen & Bar, 1359 Willow Street, (Downgrade License); Greenway Liquor, 105 West Grant St (License Settlement Conference); Mango Factory, 233 Cedar Ave S, Approve application for On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class E and Sidewalk Café licenses (New License). 
Staff Reports: Licenses RCA, Loring Kitchen & Bar RCA, Greenway Liquor RCA, Mango Factory RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.
CPED
15. Green Homes North Round 4:
Authorize the release of a Request for Proposals for Round 4 of Green Homes North. 
Staff Reports: Green Homes N RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
16. Workforce Investment Act (WIA):
Authorize the Mayor to sign the PY2014 Local Unified Plan for the WIA for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.
Staff Reports: WIA RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Reg Svcs/Procurement
17. Bids for Cutting of Nuisance Grass:
Accept second low bid submitted by Over The Top, Inc., for estimated annual expenditure of $200,000, to accomplish cutting of nuisance grass for Mpls Regulatory Services.
(Refer to W&M)
Staff Reports: Grass Cutting Bid RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 6/27/2014
18. Brewer Taprooms Ordinance:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating the Liquor and Beer: Liquor Licenses, amending Section 362.46 relating to Brewer Taprooms to allow the sales of beverage alcohol produced by the brewer on or off the premises (by Reich).
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
19. Wrecking & New Construction of Single & Two-family Dwellings Ordinances:
a)    Subject matter of ordinances amending Title 5 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code, amending provisions related to wrecking and new construction of single and two-family dwellings (by Palmisano):
1)    Chapter 87 relating to Administration and Enforcement;
2)    Chapter 93 relating to Safety Precautions: Protection of Public Property;
3)    Chapter 117 relating to Wrecking.
b)    Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 52 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection: Erosion and Sediment Control and Drainage, amending provisions related to wrecking and new construction of single and two-family dwellings (by Palmisano).
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
20. Tree Servicing Ordinance:
Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 347 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Licenses and Business Regulations: Tree Servicing, amending Section 347.35 regarding International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification (by Frey).
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
 
Discussion
 
CPED
21. Green Deconstruction Pilot Project:
a.    Approve the Pilot Project with Better Futures Minnesota to pursue deconstruction on two City-owned properties;
b.    Authorize staff to develop and enter into a contract with Better Futures Minnesota for deconstruction and demolition services for up to $30,000 per property.
(Postponed 5/13/2014). 
Staff Reports: Revised Green Deconstruction Pilot RCA
Action Taken: Approved. 
 
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: July 18, 2014
Next CD&RS Committee Meeting: July 22, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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