Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, February 9, 2007 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: Approved.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of January 26, 2007.

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 Sale (2500, 2506 & 2510 Plymouth Ave N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Dan-Bar Homes, Ltd.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Land Sale (2612 Plymouth Ave N):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to a qualified Home Ownership Works Program purchaser.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Land Sale (part of 1813 Riverside Ave S):

Passage of Resolution authorizing sale to Yang Pham & Chanh T Le, dba K-Wok Restaurant, which includes land previously approved.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2007 Preliminary Planning Fund:

Approve allocations.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report with Health, Energy & Environment & Ways & Means/Budget

5. Federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Public Service Funds:

Approve recommendations of the Public Health Advisory Committee for agency funding.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report with Transportation & Public Works & Ways & Means/Budget

6. MN Department of Employment & Economic Development Bioscience Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant:

Authorize acceptance of grant; Passage of Resolutions a) Appropriating funds; b) Authorizing acceptance (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

7. Bid (re 2411 Aldrich Ave N):

Accept low bid of AA Contracting, Inc for new home construction.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Metropolitan Council's Livable Communities Demonstration Account & Local Housing Incentives Account Grant Awards:

Authorize acceptance of grants; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Environmental Remediation Grant Awards:

Authorize acceptance of grant awards from Metropolitan Tax Base Revitalization Account, MN Department of Employment & Economic Development & Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

Referred Report to Transportation & Public Works and Ways & Means/Budget

1. Energy Manager:

Authorize hire Matthew Bye at Step 6 of salary schedule.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Code Compliance Officer I, grant funded:

Authorize hire Gloria Flores at Step 5 of salary schedule.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. Firearms Legislation:

Approve addition to City's 2007 Legislative Agenda to include language that Mpls supports the Lost or Stolen Firearm Reporting Act and the Universal Background Check Act.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Copper Theft Legislation:

Approve addition to City's 2007 Legislative Agenda to include language that Mpls supports legislation that will reduce incidents of theft of copper, aluminum & other metals by increasing the criminal penalties & creating minimum requirements for licensing & regulation of scrap metal dealers.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Condominium Conversions:

Sent forward without recommendation Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 250 of the Code relating to Housing: Condominium Conversions, adding notice and City approval requirements; improved protections for buyers; and provisions to address the loss of affordable rental housing.

Action Taken: Lost.

2. Sam’s Market and Meat (1532 E 35th St):

Passage of Resolution granting Grocery and Tobacco Licenses, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Cedar Food & Gas (3333 Cedar Av S):

Passage of Resolution granting Grocery and Tobacco Licenses, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Broadway Food Deli and Gas (1905 W Broadway):

Passage of Resolution granting Grocery and Tobacco Licenses, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Net Supermarket (1845 Nicollet Av S):

Passage of Resolution granting Grocery and Tobacco Licenses, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Skyline Foods (2400 10th Av S):

Passage of Resolution approving Licensing Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Hubert’s Bar and Grill (601 Chicago Av):

Passage of Resolution approving Licensing Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rainleader Disconnect Program:

Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2004R-367 "Approving the adoption of an amended schedule of civil fines for administrative offenses" to include a fine for prohibited connections.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

10. Psychological Services:

Issue Request for Proposals for services for current and prospective Police Department employees.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. 2006 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant:

Accept grant award of $309,418 from United States Department of Justice, through Hennepin County, to provide staff support in the City Attorneys Office to respond to misdemeanor violations and citations made by Police Community Response Teams and CODEFOR; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Police Chaplaincy Services:

Increase contract with Minneapolis Police Chaplains Corp by $50,000 and extend through June 30, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Metro Gang Strike Force:

Execute amendment to grant agreement with State of Minnesota to receive $360,000 to support one commander and up to seven officers during 2007; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Hennepin County/Minneapolis Drug Task Force:

Accept $105,000 and execute grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety to combat sales and production of drugs; Execute Joint Powers Agreement with Hennepin County Sheriff; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Child Development Policing Program:

Accept $60,000 and execute grant agreement with Tubman Family Alliance to support a sergeant position to coordinate the program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

16. 2005 Homeland Security Program Grant:

Accept $2,902 from United States Department of Homeland Security for Citizen Corps Program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Minneapolis Project Heartbeat Program:

Amend agreement with Cardiac Science for an additional year, with the right to renew annually for three additional years; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Bloomington-Lake Special Service District:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17 of Code relating to Streets and Sidewalks, adding a new Chapter 460 establishing the Bloomington-Lake Special Service District.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Chicago-Lake Special Service District:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17 of Code relating to Streets and Sidewalks, adding a new Chapter 461 establishing the Chicago-Lake Special Service District.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Pedestrian Advisory Committee:

Appoint Anna Gillette, Diane Hansen, Jan Sandberg, and Mary Watson for a term to expire on December 31, 2010; and appoint Anna Flintoft, Public Works Transportation Planner, as Chair of the Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Railroad Crossing Safety Project:

Passage of Resolution closing to traffic Benjamin and McKinley Streets NE adjacent to the Soo Line Railroad property at 37th Av NE.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Special Assessment Deferments:

Passage of Resolution approving three special assessment deferment applications for sidewalk and water service line repair.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 2007 Uniform Assessment Rates:

Sent forward without recommendation Resolution establishing uniform assessment rates for street reconstruction and street renovation improvements for the 2007 calendar year (9 votes).

Action Taken: Referred back to Transportation & Public Works Committee.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

7. 26th Av N Greenway Project:

a) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $24,600, to be reimbursed by the Hawthorne Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP); and
b) Extend the contract with the Hawthorne NRP until June 30, 2007, to allow for final billing.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Sidewalk Construction:

Increase the contract with Standard Sidewalk, Inc., by $85,279.51, to allow for additional work completed in the 27th Av S Paving Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. West Lake Street Reconstruction and Streetscape Project:

a) Execute Force Account Agreement with MnDOT and Hennepin County, pending satisfactory review by the City Attorneys Office; and
b) Execute Amendment No. 4 to agreement with Hennepin County to fund the City’s share of increased costs for the project. Funds are available within the current project budget.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Northeast Diagonal Trail Project:

a) Passage of Resolution executing grant agreement and accepting $100,000 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and executing a Cooperative Agreement with the Three Rivers Park District; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $100,000.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Bids:

a) OP 6709, Accept low bid of Veit and Company, Inc., for an estimated annual expenditure of $376,495, for the disposal of clean fill; and
b) OP 6714, Accept low responsive bid of Hiller Commercial Floors, in the amount of $300,000 for the installation of carpet tiles.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Legal Settlement:

Passage of Resolution approving settlement of the claim of Bradley Ornes v. the City of Minneapolis ($2,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve the March 2007 utility billing insert providing information regarding the "Free Rain Garden Workshops".

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Downtown Public Green Space:

Acceptance of grant funds from the McKnight Foundation, in the amount of $115,000; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2006 Gift Acceptances:

Approve 4 th Quarter list of donations valued under $1,000 (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Plans Examiner I, Construction Code Services:

Authorize hire of Mumtaz Anwar at Step 7 of salary schedule in the Plan Review Unit.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Financial Management Policy Amendment:

Authorize amending the City’s Financial Management Policy to require regular reporting of departments spending in excess of appropriated resources.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report from Zoning & Planning

7. Federal Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant:

Authorize Community Planning & Economic Development staff to apply for a matching Federal Certified Local Government Grant, administered by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society in the amount of $20,000.

W&M/Budget - Sent forward without recommendation.

Z&P - Approved, as amended to conduct a survey of historic resources in an area south west Minneapolis including the neighborhoods of Kenwood, Lowry Hill, Cedar-Isles-Dean, East Isles, Lowry Hill East, West Calhoun, ECCO and CARAG.

Action Taken: Approved substituted report.

Ways & Means/Budget

8. 2007 General Appropriation Amendment:

Passage of Resolution, revising footnote "p" relating to the Police Department Finance Officer position.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Emerson Court (3014-3024 Emerson Ave N):

Passage of Ordinance to rezone properties to permit construction of a cluster development with 8 units.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2833 Lyndale Mixed-Use Development (2829-2833 Lyndale Ave S):

Passage of Ordinance to rezone properties to permit construction of a mixed-use building with 109 dwelling units and commercial space.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Seward Longfellow Greenway Area Land Use and Pre-Development Study:

Adopt plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. University Ave SE & 29th Ave SE Development Objectives & Design Guidelines Plan:

Adopt plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Heritage Preservation Commission:

Approve Mayoral appointment of John Crippen, Council appointment of Denita Selchow and Council re-appointments of Kathleen Anderson, Phillip Koski, Chair, and Chad Larsen.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Zoning Code Text and Map Amendment Work Plan:

Approve Department of Community Planning & Economic Development’s Zoning Code Text and Map Amendment Work Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Motion by Ostrow that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of March, 2007 be approved and ordered paid.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (to consider rezoning to add the Transit Station Area Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to parcels along the University Ave SE corridor consistent with City-adopted plans for the area, and to consider base zoning changes for several parcels), as follows:
Amending Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally; and
Amending Chapter 551 relating to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

3. Ordinance Introduction (Moratorium):

Motion by Benson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 21 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Interim Ordinances by adding a new Chapter 582, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (providing for a moratorium on electronic advertising billboards).

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

Unfinished Business

1. Z&P Appeal (Michael & Mary Garrity, 5324 Grand Ave S):

Motion by Schiff to adopt Findings of Fact to support the Council's action of 1/26/07 re Board of Adjustment decision.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment.

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: February 23, 2007
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