Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
July 22, 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
 
Presentation
 
     Expansion of Sharing and Caring Hands:
     Presentation by Mary Jo Copeland.
     Action Taken:  Received and filed.
 
Joint Public Hearing with Mpls Community Development Agency (MCDA) Operating Committee
 
Referred from Executive Committee
1.   Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED):
Consider the appointment by the Executive Committee of Craig Taylor to the appointed position of Director of CPED and Executive Director of the MCDA for two-year term beginning January 2, 2014, and ending January 2, 2016 (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Staff Report: CPED MCDA Nomination Letter
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
2.   Riverton Community Housing:
Consider resolution giving preliminary & final approval to the issuance of up to $25.6 million in 501 (c)(3)Tax Exempt Revenue Bonds  and up to $500,000 in Taxable Revenue Bonds for the purpose of financing and construction of a student housing residence at 1227 4th St SE, to refund certain bonds previously issued by the City for the benefit of the owner, which bonds refinanced bonds originally issued to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of a student housing residence at 2300 Franklin Ave E, a student housing residence at 1405 – 5th St SE, and a student housing residence at 700 – 10th Ave SE & 1000 – 8th St SE.
Staff Reports:  Revised Riverton Community Hsg RCA; Revised Rivertson Community Hsg ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
3.   Chimborazo Restaurant (2751 Central Ave NE): 
Consider application for On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class C-2 (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Chimborazo Restaurant RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Fair State Brewing Cooperative (2506 Central Ave NE): 
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor Taproom with Sunday Sales, Class E and Off-Sale Liquor, Growler (New Business).
Staff Report:  Fair State Brewing Cooperative RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Mosaic Café (3019 Minnehaha Ave): 
Consider application for On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class D (License Upgrade).
Staff Report:  Mosaic Café RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
6.   Town Hall Lanes (5019 34th Ave S): 
Consider application for Sidewalk Café (New License).
Staff Report:  Town Hall Lanes RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
7.   Verdant Tea (2111 E Franklin Ave): 
Consider application for On-Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales, Class C-1 (License Upgrade).
Staff Report:  Verdant Tea RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
8.   Brewery Taprooms License Ordinance:
Consider ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinance related to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Licenses, allowing the sale of malt liquor produced by a brewer which is produced either on or off the licensed taproom premises (by Reich).
Staff Report:  Brewery Taproom RCA and ORDN   
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
CPED/Licenses & Consumer Services
9.   42nd Avenue Ballroom (705 42nd Avenue N):
Recommendation to deny renewal of Rental Hall license. 
Staff Report:  42nd Avenue Ballroom RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
10. Rental Dwelling License (1626 Dupont Ave N – Owner – Ogbonna Iwu):
Recommendation to revoke license.
Staff Reports:  1626 Dupont Ave N RCA; 1626 Dupont Ave N ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Consent
CPED/License & Consumer Services
11. 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:  Cedar Tobacco & Hookah, 425 Cedar Ave S (Operating Conditions); Driftwood, 4415 Nicollet Ave (License Upgrade);  Pedal Pub Twin Cities, 5115 Excelsior Blvd (License Settlement Agreement); Scratch Bar & Grill, 408 3rd Ave N (New Business); South Side Electronics, 3759 Chicago Ave S (Operating Conditions); Vo’s Vietnamese Restaurant, 3450 Lyndale Ave S (License Upgrade) . 
Staff Reports:  License RCACedar Tobacco & Hookah CONDS; Driftwood RPT; Pedal Pub Twin Cities LSCScratch Bar & Grill RPT; South Side Electronics CONDS; Vo’s Vietnamese Restaurant RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
CPED
12. Rehab Support Program – Emergency Relief Fund:
Approve allocation of $81,500 in existing funds from the Rebuilding Our Communities fund for the Rehab Support Program to finance the repair of properties remaining on the Regulatory Services list of tornado damage properties and authorize a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to administer these funds under the Rehab Support Program.
      Staff Reports:  Rehab Support Prog-ERF RCA
      Action Taken: Approved.
13. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Redevelopment Grant Program Applications:
Approve resolution authorizing staff to submit applications to DEED Redevelopment Grant Program for the following projects: Broadway Flats, The Cameron, Downtown East, and Neighborhood Healthsource (Refer to W&M).
      Staff Reports:  DEED RCA
      Action Taken: Approved.
14. Environmental Remediation Grants:
a) Accept & appropriate grants awarded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program, Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant Program and the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF);
b) Approve budget appropriations;
c) Authorize grant, subrecipient and/or disbursement and related agreements (Refer to W&M).
      Staff Reports:  Environmental Grants RCA
      Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
15. Rental Dwelling License (1208 8th St SE – Owner- Richard Eischens, 1208 8th Street LLC):
Approve placing conditions on license.
Staff Reports:  1208 8th St SE RCA; 1208 8th St STIP AGRMT; 1208 8th St ATTACH
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred from City Council 7/18/2014
16. Micro Distilleries Ordinances:
Subject matter of ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, allowing micro distilleries to serve distilled spirits on the licensed premises:
a)   Chapter 360 relating to In General
b)   Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses.
Requested Action/Action Taken: Refer to staff.
 
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: August 5, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: August 1, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
 
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