Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
September 9, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present:   Council Members Lisa Goodman (Chair), Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich, Alondra Cano and John Quincy (Quorum 4)
Members Absent:  Council Member Abdi Warsame
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
Public Hearings
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
1.   Downtown East Block 1 Development Rights Sale Terms:
a)   Consider sale of the development rights for the Block 1 Liner Parcel and Air Rights Plane;
b)   Approve the term sheet with Ryan Companies US, Inc.; and
c)   Authorize a purchase option development contract with Ryan (or an affiliate) and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and other agreements consistent with the term sheet.
Staff Reports:  DTE Blk 1 RCA; DTE Blk 1 ATTACH1; DTE Blk 1 ATTACH2; DTE Blk 1 ATTACH3; DTE Blk 1 ATTACH 4
Action Taken:  Forwarded without recommendation.
Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)/Licenses & Consumer Services
2.   Chef Shack Ranch (3025 Franklin Ave):
Consider application for On Sale Wine with Strong Beer (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Chef Shack Ranch RPT
Action Taken:  Approved.
3.   Lifecafe (600 1st Ave N):
Consider application for On Sale Liquor, with Sunday Sales (New Business).
Staff Report:  Lifecafe RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
4.   Rick’s Cabaret (300 S 3rd St):
Consider application for On Sale Liquor with Sunday Sales and Sidewalk Café (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Staff Report:  Rick’s Cabaret RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
5.   Food to Alcohol Sales Ratio Ordinance Amendments:
Consider ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, eliminating food to alcohol sales ratios for restaurants that serve alcohol and establishing operating standards for all alcohol establishments (by Palmisano, Glidden and Frey):
      a)   Chapter 360 relating to In General;
      b)   Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses;
      c)   Chapter 363 relating to Wine Licenses.
      Staff Report: Food Alcohol Sales Ratios RCA; Food Alcohol Sales Ratios FAQ
      Action Taken: Approved.
Finance/Regulatory Services/CPED/Health Department
6. 2015 License Fees:
a)   Approve 2015 License Fee Schedule with no increase from the current 2014 License Fee Schedule; and
b)   Commission a review of the various license fees to simplify the structure and administration of the fee schedule and incorporate a cost-recovery financial model. Proposals must be brought to Council for review prior to incorporation into the 2016 Fee Schedule (Also in HE&CE, W&M).
Staff Report: License Fees RCA
     Action Taken: Approved.
Quasi-Judicial Hearings
(CPED)/Licenses & Consumer Services
7.   Ahmed’s Certified Auto Care (615 45th Ave N):
Deny renewal of Motor Vehicle Repair Garage license.
Staff Report:  Ahmed’s Certified Auto Care RCA
Action Taken: Deleted from agenda.
Regulatory Services
8. Rental Dwelling License (3526 Lyndale Ave N – Owner Eng Tat Ng-MN Realty & Management, LLC):
    Recommendation to revoke.
    Staff Reports: 3526 Lyndale Ave N RCA; 3526 Lyndale Ave N ATTACH
    Action Taken: Approved.
9.   Rental Dwelling License (3016 Colfax Ave S - Owner Peter Leugers):
Recommendation to revoke.
Staff Reports: 3016 Colfax Ave S RCA; 3016 Colfax Ave S ATTACH
Action Taken: Postponed two cycles (to October 7).
CPED/License & Consumer Services
10.   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: CC Club, 2600 Lyndale Ave S (Operating Conditions); Mykonos Coffee & Grill, 4171 Lyndale Ave N (Operating Conditions); Pantry Food Market, 5200 Bryant Ave N (Operating Conditions); Shout House, 110 N 5th St (New Business).
Staff Reports:  Licenses RCA; CC Club CONDS; Mykonos Coffee & Grill CONDS; Pantry Food Market CONDS; Shout House RPT
Action Taken: Approved.
Health Department
11. Restroom Facilities Ordinance Amendments:
Approve ordinances related to restroom facilities:
a)   Title 10, Chapter 188 relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, repealing Section 188.450;
b)   Title 14, Chapter 364 relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations, amending Section 364.110 to add language indicating that in establishments where liquor or beer is sold, restroom facilities must comply with all requirements in applicable code, statute, rule, or regulation; and
c)   Title 14, Chapter 368 relating to Liquor and Beer: Beer Regulations, repealing Section 368.90 (by A. Johnson) (Also in HE&CE).
Staff Report: Restroom Facilities RCA; Restroom Facilities ORD
      Action Taken: Approved.
Regulatory Services
12. Rental Dwelling License (2825 – 15th Ave S - Owner Ying Que, Serendipity Investment, LLC):
Approve Conditions to be placed on license.
Staff Report: 2825 15th Ave S RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
13. Tax Forfeited Property at 4831 Colfax Ave N:
Authorize the re-conveyance of property and execution of a Quit Claim Deed to the State of Minnesota.
Staff Reports:  4831 Colfax N RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
14. Upper Harbor Terminal Site:
Authorize City officers to enter into an interim Lease Agreement and other related documents with Building Materials Corporation of America (GAF). 
Staff Reports: Upper Harbor Terminal RCA
Action Taken: Postponed two cycles (to October 7).
15. Home Improvement Programs Lending Services:
Authorize a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to provide lending services for Senior Citizen Housing Initiative ($810,000) and Owner Occupied Rehab ($305,000); Authorize City staff to sign the necessary contracts associated with these two initiatives.
Staff Reports: GMHC Contract RCA
Action Taken:  No action taken; Referred to Adjourned CD&RS Committee meeting of September 17, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

16. Metropolitan Council’s Housing Policy Plan:

Direct staff to submit the City’s comments on the Housing Policy Plan to the Metropolitan Council by the end of the 45-day comment period of 9/26/2014.
Staff Reports:  Met Council Hsg RCA; Met Council Hsg Policy ATTACH2; Met Council Hsg Policy ATTACH3; Met Council Hsg Policy ATTACH4; Link to Met Council Housing Policy Plan
Action Taken: No action taken; Referred to Adjourned CD&RS Committee meeting of September 17, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
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: September 23, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  September 19, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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