In this Agenda ...
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Community Development
Elections
Health, Energy & Environment
Intergovernmental Relations - No Reports
Public Safety & Regulatory Services
Transportation & Public Works
Ways & Means/Budget
Zoning & Planning
Motions
New Business
Announcements
Adjournment

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, August 4, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall

Minneapolis, Minnesota

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Benson, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Ostrow, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 13-0.

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the special meeting of July 20, 2006 and the regular meeting of July 21, 2006.

Action Taken: Accepted.

4. Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Council committees and departments.

Action Taken: Referred.

Community Development

1. Land Sales (1518 Morgan Ave N & 1316-14th Ave N):

Passage of two Resolutions authorizing sale of properties for fair market value to a qualified Home Ownership Works Program Purchaser.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Land Sale (2826-14th Ave S):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Land Sale (2813 Bryant Ave S):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Bryant Lofts, LLC.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. A Chance to Grow Academy (1800-2nd St NE):

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary & final approval to issue bonds for refinancing & rehabilitation of existing educational facility.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account:

Endorse grant application from Hennepin County Housing & Redevelopment Authority for funding as part of Hennepin County West Lowry Avenue Corridor Redevelopment.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Guthrie Theater Site (818-900 S 2nd St):

Passage of Resolution authorizing the City to file application to register possessory title to mined space parcel under the theater site.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 1800 Plymouth Ave N Redevelopment:

Authorize negotiation of redevelopment agreement & land sale for City-owned property with Olson Development Consultants, Inc & Mississippi Pathways Development Company, LLC.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

8. The Jourdain Housing Development (2000-2012 Portland Ave):

Authorize construction contract with Watson Forsberg Company.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. American Indian Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP):

a) Approve Phase II NRP Action Plan; b) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds; c) Authorize referral of portion of funds to 2007 budget & reserve remaining for plan implementation; d) Authorize contracts.

Action Taken: Approved.

Elections

1. Instant Run-off Voting (IRV):

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities:

Approve Mayoral appointment of James Hanson for two-year term to expire December 31, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Workforce Investment Act:

Authorize Mayor Rybak sign the Program Year 2006/2007 Local Plan for WIA.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

3. Emergency Communications and Health Outreach (ECHO) Project:

Execute contract with Minnesota Counties Research Foundation to act as fiscal agent for ECHO Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Health Care Coverage Assistance Services:

Execute contract with Portico Healthnet to provide services to families of children enrolling in Public Schools who speak limited English.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Lead Hazard Reduction Project:

Establish new grant funded position of Code Compliance Officer I for term of HUD Round XII grant project.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations - No Reports

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. The Local (931 Nicollet Mall):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License (expansion of premises for expanded sidewalk cafe area).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Grant applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. D’Amico Cucina (100 N 6th St):

Passage of Resolution approving Business Licensing Pre-Enforcement Recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Divas Gentleman’s Club (417 2nd Av N):

a. Deny Place of Entertainment License.
b. Grant Restaurant License.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended (Both Licenses Granted)

7. Chapter 249 Properties: Authorize demolition of

a. 1128 Lincoln St NE.
b. 2018 James Av N.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Chapter 249 Property at 1626 E Lake St.

Authorize demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rental Dwelling Licenses at 309 24th Av N; 420 30th Av N; 3627 Lyndale Av N; 2228 Bryant Av N; 3514 Colfax Av N; 2334 Logan Av N; and 4418 Nicollet Av:

Concur with recommendation of Director of Inspections to revoke, deny or non-renew licenses held by Jay Petsche for failure to meet licensing standards.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

10. Alarmed and Alert Smoke Alarm Program:

Execute agreement with State of Minnesota Department of Health to participate in Program; Accept $4,000 to reimburse Fire Department for program related costs; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Speed Limit Enforcement Program:

Accept $7,200 grant and execute agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, State Patrol Division, to reimburse officer overtime costs for increased enforcement targeting speed violations and other enforcement to reduce accidents; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Police Motorcycles:

Execute one-year agreement with Fairbault Harley-Davidson to provide 11 police motorcycles to Patrol.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Underage Drinking:

Accept $3,000 and execute agreement with Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety to support liquor compliance in Second Precinct for enforcement and investigation to address "party houses" in University of Minnesota area; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Rubbish and Refuse Removal:

OP #6400, increase contract with Trades Unlimited for a new two-year expenditure of $400,000 by reallocating funds from existing contracts with lower expenditures.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA):

Authorize amendment to contract with EMA Services, Inc., extending the contract completion date to December 31, 2006, for the implementation of the SCADA System at the Water Works Complex.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Uptown Art Fair:

a) Approve large block event to operate outside the time frame allowed under ordinance; and
b) Approve the closure of Hennepin Av S from 28th St W to 31st St W (the intersections of Lagoon Av S and Lake St W will remain open to traffic).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Bus Shelter Franchise:

a) Authorize the proper City officers to develop terms and changes to Appendix G of the Code ( Bus Stop Shelters Franchise) regarding the transfer of the Transtop bus shelter franchise to CBS Outdoor;
b) Authorize the proper City officers to send official notice to Transtop that additional time is needed to consider the transfer; and
c) Set a public hearing for August 22, 2006.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Appeal of Encroachment Permit Denial - Carlyle Condominiums:

Sent forward without recommendation appeal filed from the decision of the Public Works Engineering Design Division which denied the application of APEX Asset Management Corporation for an encroachment permit for the installation of raised planters in the City right-of-way along 3rd Av S between 1st and 2nd St S.

Action Taken: Postponed.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

5. Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project Grant Agreements:

T&PW:
a) Authorize the proper City officers to execute the MnDOT (Pass Through Grant) Agreement between the State and the City to provide up to $996,000 in federal grant funding for the project for the period of June 7 through December 31, 2006;
b) Authorize the proper City officers to execute an agreement with Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) to perform specific work efforts in accordance with the MnDOT agreement; and
c) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation and revenue for the project by $996,000.
W&M/Budget

Concurrence with T&PW recommendations a, b, and c, with the addition of:
d) Passage of Resolution approving the appointment of the Commissioner of Transportation as Agent of the City to accept available federal aid funds.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved W&M/Budget recommendation.

6. Central Av NE Paving Project:

Authorize AN amendment increasing the contract with Park Construction Company by $1,713,919.72 and extending the contract expiration date to December 31, 2007. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Bids:

a) OP 6624, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc., in the amount of $1,806,691, for the Heritage Park Hope VI stormwater ponds and park improvements; and
b) OP 6633, Accept low bid of Burner Services, Inc., in the amount of $38,700, for the removal and replacement of the hot water boiler at the Government Center Parking Ramp.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Legal Settlement:

Approve legal settlement of Ren Xin Qiu, ($3,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Event Staffing Services:

Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide crowd management event staffing services at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Guest Baggage Services:

Authorize execution of a contract with BAGS of Minnesota LLC to provide guest baggage services at the Minneapolis Convention Center facility.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Crawford & Company:

Approve a) proper City officers to negotiate and execute a new contract to provide Liability Claims Administration for a five year period; and b) extension of the existing contract to October 15, 2006 at the same administrative fee arrangement.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Mechanical Inspector:

Approve hire of Joseph Scharrer (Step 7) for Mechanical Inspector for the Construction Inspections Unit of Regulatory Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Wireless Minneapolis:

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Minneapolis Planning Commission:

Confirm Mayoral appointments of Lauren Huynh and Lara Norkus-Crampton.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Olin Crossing Phase II (4912 E 54th St, 5363, 5367 and 5371 Minnehaha Ave):

Grant appeal filed by Nokomis East Neighborhood Association from the decision of the Planning Commission regarding applications by Olin 4, LLC for conditional use permit as amended to approve 33 dwelling units, variances and site plan review, for construction of a condominium building.

Action Taken: Approved substitute.

3. Archive Lofts (700-708 Central Ave NE and 119-123 7th St SE):

Grant appeal filed from the decision of the Planning Commission regarding a variance of the interior side yard and deny appeal of condition placed on site plan for the Archive Lofts mixed-use residential and commercial development.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Archive Lofts (700-708 Central Ave NE and 119-123 7th St SE):

Passage of Ordinance to rezone properties to allow construction of the Archive Lofts mixed-use residential and commercial development.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Kris Broberg (4100 Sheridan Ave S):

Deny application to rezone property to legalize a fourth unit in an existing structure

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. City Payroll:

Motion by Ostrow that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of September, 2006 be approved and ordered paid.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2007 City Council Meeting Calendar:

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Motion by Glidden to grant the license application submitted by Nokomis Lanes and Eatery, 4040 Bloomington Av S, for a Bowling Alley License (new proprietor), to expire April 1, 2007

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Ordinance Introduction:

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services.

5. Ballpark Implementation Committee:

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Ordinance Introduction:

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services.

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Hofstede to introduce an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 259 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (amending Business License Management Responsibilities to add the requirements of Title 10, Food Code, relating to existing minimum standards and conditions in order to hold a license, provisional license, or permit).

Action Taken: Referred to Public Safety & Regulatory Services.

Announcements

Adjournment

Following the Minneapolis Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners Meeting, Adjournment to Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 317, City Hall, for the purpose of receiving the Mayor’s Budget Address.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular City Council Meeting: August 18, 2006
City Clerk e-mail:
councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov
Minneapolis Web page: MinneapolisMN.gov

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