In this Agenda ...
Ways & Means/Budget
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Claims
Community Development
Health, Energy & Environment
Intergovernmental Relations
Public Safety & Regulatory Services
Transportation & Public Works
Ways & Means/Budget
Zoning & Planning
Motions
Announcements

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, December 22, 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.

Present: 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, as amended to consider Motion No. 6 at the beginning of the meeting.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the adjourned meeting of November 30, 2006, the regular meeting of December 1, 2006, and the adjourned meeting of December 11, 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.

Claims

1. Appealed Claims:

a) Deny the claims of Kimberly Blackshear, Michelle Clark, Abigail Jenson, and Trent Trueblood;
b) Grant the claim of Erik Minge and Tazia Brunetti, in the amount of $3,050 for property damage at 4925 Queen Av S; and
c) Sent forward without recommendation the claim of Nathen Kuehl, in the amount of $138, for towing charges.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended, to approve (c).

Community Development

1. 17th Avenue Housing, LLC (re Keeler Apartments, 317-17th Ave SE):

Passage of Resolution authorizing issuance of bonds to refinance the 44-unit multi-family rental housing development project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Parcel D East Redevelopment Contract:

Authorize extension of contract with Brighton Park East LLC to 1/31/2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Mpls Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners:

Confirm Mayoral appointment of Judy Karon.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Community Housing Development Corporation (re Slater Square Project, 1400, 1412, 1416 & 1425 Portland Ave:

Approve restructuring of Tax Increment Contribution Loan & Operating Subsidy Loan.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation (re Elliot Avenue Cooperative, area of 2101 Elliot Ave S):

Approve restructuring & reassignment of deferred Community Development Block Grant project debt.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Tax-Forfeited Properties:

Authorize Memorandum of Understanding with Hennepin County related to acquisition of tax-forfeited land for $1.00.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

7. 2006 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Project:

Approve up to $6,297,500 in AHTF loans & up to $150,000 from Non-Profit Development Assistance for 13 projects.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

8. Southeast Mpls Industrial (SEMI) Redevelopment & Tax Increment Finance Plans:

a) Passage of two Resolutions approving Modifications to Plans for Pooling in a Bioscience Subzone; and appropriating funds; b) Approving prepayment of Bedford Street Townhomes Tax Increment Financing note.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. 2007 Issuance of Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds:

Authorize staff to take certain actions in 2007 to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various industrial/manufacturing projects.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Mpls Consortium of Community Developers:

Authorize renewal contract for another five years & authorize allocation of funds to extend the partnership on small business loan programs for 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

11.Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF):

Authorize contract on partnership with CRF on expanding the Capital Acquisition Loan Program through the Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program Pilot; Allocate funds to CRF from Hilton Legacy Funds; & Authorize Advance Commitment Agreement with CRF that will permit the loan activities for 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. 425-20th Ave NE Single Home Construction:

Accept low bid of AA Contracting, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Emergency Power Modification at Target Center:

Accept low bid of Ridgedale Electric, Inc.

Action Taken: Approved.

14.Southeast Mpls Industrial Area (SEMI)/University Research Park Infrastructure:

Authorize acquisition of property at 700-29th Ave SE & portions of 504-29th Ave SE & 518, 520 1/2, 501 & 600 Malcolm Ave NE to be used for Malcolm Ave & Granary Rd right-of-way; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2007:

Approve.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Environmental Remediation Grant Applications outside of Fall 2006 Cycle:

Authorize submission of applications to Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund for 1800 Plymouth Ave Townhomes, Archdale Apartments & Heritage Park Redevelopment projects; Passage of Resolution authorizing applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Metropolitan Council LRT Land Assembly Grant Funding Allocation Request:

Authorize request to Metropolitan Council to reallocate funds awarded for extension of Snelling Ave at the 46th St LRT station area.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. African Development Center:

Authorize contract for partnership on establishing an Alternative Financing Loan Program; Passage of two Resolutions transferring funds and delegating authority to execute Lender Agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. 2700 E Lake LLC (re Coliseum Building, 2700 E Lake St):

Approve amendment to terms of loan for redevelopment project.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Civilian Police Review Authority Board:

Sent forward without recommendation 2 Mayoral and 2 City Council appointments from the following applicants -- Michael Burns; Joseph Dobbert; Erin Green; Charles Hall; James Horan; David Jansen; Patrick Kvidera.

Action Taken: Referred back to the Health, Energy & Environment Committee.

2. Civilian Police Review Authority:

Return to Author Ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of Code relating to Fire and Police Protection: Civilian Police Review Authority, amending the reporting authority for submission of quarterly reports to be the appropriate City Council Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. School Based Clinic Services:

Execute agreement with Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District #1, for use of school facilities and to provide services for a period not to exceed 10 years.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Public Health Advisory Committee:

Approve appointments of Noya Woodrich; Samira Dini; Kathryn Guimaraes; and Douglas Lemon.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee:

Approve appointments of Edward Gearty; Joanne Labernik; Thomas Leavey; Monica Lewis; Kenneth Moritz; Herbert Nelson; and Edna Sanders.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee:

Approve appointments of Glenn Miller; Mark Snyder; Janelle Sorenson; Nicolle VanWie; Karen Utt; Walker Smith; Dean Abrahamson; Barb Sullivan; Justin Eibenholzl; Corey Brinkema; Ken Bradley; Denise Leezer; Jill Boogren; Teresa Wernecke; Brian Ross; and Patty Elaine Selly.

Action Taken: Referred back to the Health, Energy & Environment Committee.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

7. Get Fit Twin Cities:

Passage of Resolution authorizing the solicitation of donations for the Get Fit Twin Cities Campaign.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Pregnancy Psychosocial Risk Screening Validation Study:

Authorize add 1.0 FTE grant funded Family Support Specialist position to Department of Health & Family Support, contingent upon receipt of the notice of grant award.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. City's 2007 Legislative Agenda:

Adopt agenda.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Animals:

Passage of the following Ordinances amending Title 4 of Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: a. Chapter 64 relating to Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits to create restrictions on dog collars and harnesses weighing more than two pounds and establishing administrative fine; to eliminate restriction of leashes exceeding 8 feet in length and establishing administrative fine; to establish Tether requirements and administrative fine; to establish administrative fine for violation of feces clean up; to clarify service and guide dog exemptions and establishing administrative fine; to clarify requirements for occupants of residential buildings or units to obtain permit for keeping more than 3 animals; changing permit authority from the Commissioner of Health to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control; and establishing administrative fine; to define permit duration and changing permit fee for harboring more than 3 animals; to define terms and conditions of permits and enforcement.
b. Chapter 68 relating to Pet Shops, Kennels, Etc. to change the license review authority from Commissioner of Health to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control.
c. Chapter 70 relating to Fowl, Pigeons, and Other Small Animals to change the permit and other authority from Commissioner of Health to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control; to define permit duration and change the fee for keeping fowl; and housekeeping changes to eliminate sections 70.50, 70.60 and 70.70 and move to section 70.10.
d. Chapter 72 relating to Diseased, Injured or Dead Animals to grant authority for quarantine and unclaimed animal disposal to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Fahrenheit Nightclub (400 1st Av N):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License, subject to prohibiting Adult Entertainment, and Sidewalk Cafe License.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Quick Stop #1 (2801 Grand Av S):

Passage of Resolution granting application for Grocery License, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Auto Mart (4201 E Lake St):

Deny renewal application for Motor Vehicle Dealer - Used Only License. Stay license denial recommendation, pending an appeal.

Action Taken: Postponed.

8. Rental Dwelling Licenses at 2123 6th St N; 3730 Fremont Av N; 2724 Penn Av N; 506 Newton Av N; and 2407 Golden Valley Rd:

Revoke, deny or non-renew licenses held by Jay Petsche. Deem Mr. Petsche ineligible to hold or have an interest in a rental dwelling license for a period of five years.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rental Dwelling Licenses at 3001 James Av N; 1412 8th St SE; 818 University Av NE; 1607 Hollywood Av NE; 3955 Emerson Av N; 2900 Emerson Av N; 3620 Longfellow Av; 3223 Washburn Av N; 3750 Queen Av N; 736 Madison St NE; and 3858 Sheridan Av N:

Revoke licenses held by Scott Feyereisen. Deem Mr. Feyereisen ineligible to hold or have an interest in a rental dwelling license for a period of five years.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. New Taxicab License Regulations:

Establish neutral panel to review and rate applications and business plans; Adopt criteria to be used to rank applicants; and Adopt definition of fuel efficient vehicle.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Chapter 249 Property at 2623 Dupont Av N:

Authorize demolition.

Action Taken: Referred back to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee.

12. Cooperative Law Enforcement Activities with State of Minnesota:

Execute Interchange Agreement with State of Minnesota to allow officers to receive training and gain on-the-job experience with the Department of Corrections.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Remote Office Space at Hamilton School, 4119 Dupont Av N:

Approve pre-payment and fund transfer of $400,000 from Regulatory Services to Public Works.

Action Taken: Deleted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

14. Legal Resources:

Execute Mutual Assistance Agreement with City of St. Paul to provide additional legal resources in event of a disaster.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. 2005 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant:

Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2006R-054 to transfer $13,959 from the Police Department to the Fire Department for other grant related costs in the Fire Department.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Auto Theft Bait Vehicle Program:

Accept donation of 1998 Honda Civic from National Insurance Crime Bureau for use as bait vehicle. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:

Accept up to $30,000 and execute agreement with ATF for reimbursement of overtime expenses for officers who assist the ATF; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Police Department Employee Assistance Services:

Execute agreements for psychologist and psychologist training services.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Detox Van Services:

Execute contract with Hennepin County to provide services for 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

20. 2007 Influenza Pandemic Planning State Grant:

Accept grant award of $77,656 from State of Minnesota to continue working on issues that plan for a pandemic influenza; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Cedar Lake Trail, Phase III (Royalston Av to W River Pkwy):

Authorize negotiations with abutting property owners for the acquisition of trail easements.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Contract Increase:

Increase contract with Cutler Magner Company by $450,000 to furnish and deliver quick lime to the Water Treatment and Distribution Services Department. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Access Minneapolis - Transportation Action Plan Study:

Authorize contract extensions through December 31, 2007 with MnDOT, the Metropolitan Council, and Hennepin County.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Temporary "No Parking" Sign Fee:

a) Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 447 of Code relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Parades/Races, instituting a fee for the posting of temporary "No Parking" signs along parade and/or race routes; and
b) Passage of Resolution designating the fees for the posting of temporary "No Parking" signs.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Street Furniture:

a) Authorize the development of a Street Furniture Program to coordinate the design of all street furniture elements; and
b) Authorize the issuance of an RFP, following review and feedback by the Transportation & Public Works Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Courtesy Benches:

Return to author the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 283 of Code relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Courtesy Benches.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Pedestrian Advisory Committee:

Passage of Resolution establishing the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

8. Reimbursement Agreements:

a) Authorize agreement with Sprint-Nextel to receive reimbursement for Phase II rebanding work on the Citys existing 800 MHz system; and
b) Authorize agreement with Motorola Inc. to receive the reimbursement directly from Sprint-Nextel.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Reallocation/Reimbursement Contract with T-Mobile:

Authorize agreement with T-Mobile USA Inc. to receive microwave frequency communications equipment and reimbursement for City-related costs.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Closing Project Funds:

Passage of Resolution closing out sewer-related projects in which construction has been completed, adjusting capital appropriations in the Sewer Construction Capital Fund, and reallocating available revenue to other sewer-related projects.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Building Lease:

Authorize a two-year lease with John McKay Williams Properties for the property located at 1107 West Broadway, to be used as a police substation and community-based worksite. Funds available in Police Department budget.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Capital Project Appropriations:

Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation and revenue for the following projects, all to be reimbursed by Hennepin County, NRP, PITX, and/or CPED Station Enhancement Funds: a) $256,000 for the Cedar Riverside Station Area Lighting Project; b) $112,004 for signals and signing in the Lowry Avenue North Reconstruction Project; and c) $30,600 for the replacement of navigation lights on the East Lake St and Broadway Av bridges.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. OP 6690, Accept bid of Veit & Company, Inc., in the amount of $65,125, for pipeline rehabilitation.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. City of Minneapolis v. Architectural Alliance:

Authorize acceptance of final settlement in the amount of $142,500 as damages for defective design and supervision at the Currie Maintenance Facility. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Safety Cameras:

Approve amending contract with A+ Security, Inc., increasing the bid amount to $500,000 to provide additional complete camera turnkey systems.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Bentley Systems, Incorporated:

Authorize contract extension with Bentley Systems, Inc. for the support and maintenance of the Public Works Civil Engineering application through 2008, increasing contract amount by $212,610.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Qwest Master Network Interstate Service Agreement:

Authorize extending agreement to December 31, 2012 and increasing contract amount by $300,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Domain Name:

Authorize acceptance of the donation of the computer domain name www.cityofminneapolis.org from Emeka Ezidiegwu, Triple E Holdings, Ltd. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve the January 2007 utility billing insert announcing the 2007 Utility Billing rates.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minneapolis Empowerment Zone (EZ) 2006 - 2009 Strategic Plan:

Approve plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Meet Minneapolis Donation:

Authorize acceptance of $164,500 from the non-profit Convention Events Fund to provide payment for expenses incurred for qualifying events; and
Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Property Insurance for the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Authorize: a) review of options for 2007 coverage;
b) Acceptance of insurance quote of $317,950 by XL Insurance;
c) Acceptance of quote for additional terrorism coverage.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Minneapolis Police Relief Assn. (MPRA) & Minneapolis Fire Relief Assn. (MFRA):

Approve following appointments for a two year term: a) LeaAnn M. Stagg and Rebecca Law to the MPRA; and b) LeaAnn M. Stagg and Jack Qvale to the MFRA; defend and indemnify Ms. Stagg, Ms. Law, and Mr. Qvale.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Senior Associate position:

Approve hire of Monique Jones (Step 5) for the position of Human Resources Senior Associate in the Benefits Department of Human Resources.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. 2007 Salary Adjustment for Non-represented Employees:

Approve the salary schedules enhanced for Non-represented employees by 2.00% across the board for each classification, and all longevity steps, effective January 1, 2007, or the beginning of the payroll period nearest January 1, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. State of Minnesota Grant Funding:

Authorize acceptance of grant funding in the amount of $10,350 to provide temporary lead safe housing to low income families; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Master Legal Services Agreement:

Authorize amendment to the "Master Agreement" with Kaplan, Kirsch, and Rockwell, LLP, so that the costs for said agreement not exceed $1,050,000.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. MNCIS Integration Project:

Approve technology prepayment proposal for the MNCIS Integration Project in the amount of $380,376.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Legal Services Panels:

a) Adopt recommendation for placing attorneys and law firms on the City’s Legal Services Panel; b) Authorize "Master Agreements" through December 31, 2009, with the cost for each agreement not to exceed $300,000 for the three-year period; and c) Authorizing waiving the request for proposals process for conflicts covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Holiday Meal Resolution:

Passage of Resolution accepting gifts on behalf of the Police and Fire Personnel working on December 24 and 25, 2006, providing a holiday meal.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Fair Hiring Practices Resolution:

Passage of Resolution ensuring that the hiring practices of the City of Minneapolis do not discriminate against or unreasonably deny individuals with criminal history records employment with the City and further encouraging rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Neumann Residence (4820 31st Ave S):

Grant appeal filed from decision of the Board of Adjustment regarding application for variance, for a one-story addition with a roof top deck to an existing single-family dwelling.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Metropolitan Emergency Services Board:

Motion by Johnson to reappoint Council Member Glidden to the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board for the calendar year 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Bellanotte (600 Hennepin Av):

Motions by Samuels to:
a. Discharge Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee from further consideration of the On-Sale Liquor Class A License application submitted by Bellanotte.
b. Grant On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License (internal transfer of shares).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Samuels to introduce the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 12 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee:
a. Chapter 240 relating to Lead Poisoning and Prevention, repealing Section 240.100 as obsolete.
b. Chapter 244 relating to Maintenance Code, repealing obsolete sections and adding new sections relating to light and ventilation; ceiling height; basement space that is not habitable; attic rooms; restricted attic use; operating without a rental license; and vacation of effected dwelling units to give Housing Inspection Services the authority to issue immediate citations.

Action Taken: Referred to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee.

4. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Schiff to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance Amending Title 20, Chapter 551 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts for first reading and referral to the Zoning and Planning Committee (to revise provisions of the Shoreland Overlay District by amending the definition of "bluff" to be consistent with the definition accepted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and by amending the type of application that must be filed for proposed development on or within 40 feet of the top of a steep slope or bluff).

Action Taken: Referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.

5. Property at 324 - 1st St N:

Motion by Goodman to extend conditional use permits C-2050, C-2054, C-2055, variance V-4599, and site plan review permit PR-578 to December 31, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Minneapolis Fire Chief:

Motions by Gordon to:
a. Discharge the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee from further consideration of the removal of Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek, if the Executive Committee removes her.
b. Concur with Executive Committee recommendation for removal of Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek, with directions to staff.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matter of Kristina Lemon v. City of Minneapolis, et al.

Action Taken: None.

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: January 12, 2007
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