Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, February 23, 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, and Hodges
Absent: Council Member Colvin Roy
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 12-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended, to include Motion #2.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of February 9, 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. Parcel D East Redevelopment Contract (re Park Avenue East Lofts Site, 201 Park Ave):

a) Authorize amended & restated redevelopment contact between the City & Sherman Associates, Inc; b) Approve sale of perpetual easement across City-owned land at 711-2nd St S to Sherman Associates; c) Approve recommendation that easement sale proceeds be used to pay or reimburse Public Works for ramp enhancements & associated expenses of selling the property.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2007 Single-Family Housing Finance Program:

Passage of Resolution approving program.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. "It's All About the KIDS" Program:

Authorize contract with Lutheran Social Services for 2007 administration of program.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

4. Quality Resources, Inc (12725-16th Ave N, Plymouth, MN):

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary & final approval to the issuance of bonds issued under a joint partnership with Hennepin County for acquisition & renovation of existing building for printing business.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Public Health Laboratory Services:

Execute service agreements with State of Minnesota to provide lab services for State Departments; and Designate the Commissioner of Health as the authorized signer of the agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Private Industry Workforce Council:

Approve Mayoral appointment of Todd Wood, representing the private sector – small business; and Waive residency requirement.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

3. Youth Violence:

Accept $10,000 from General Mills Foundation to support the effort to develop and implement a City-wide plan to prevent youth violence in Minneapolis; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Get Fit Twin Cities Initiative:

Execute contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield to accept $25,636 to offer physical activity classes at community education sites in Near North and Phillips Communities; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Workforce Investment Act:

Execute agreement with Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for release of funding under Adult, Youth and Dislocated WIA and the Minnesota Youth Program.

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. Gang Activity:

Approve addition to City's 2007 Legislative Agenda to include language that Mpls supports House File No. 0049, legislation providing that certain criminal gang behavior is a public nuisance.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Dog & Cat Breeding:

Approve addition to City's 2007 Legislative Agenda to include language that Mpls supports Senate File No. 0121/House File No. 1046, legislation relating to the Dog & Cat Breeders Act.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Public Safety Efforts:

Approve addition to City's 2007 Legislative Agenda to include language that Mpls supports Senate File No. 0812, legislation appropriating money for squad car camera technology upgrade grants; and Senate File No. 0815, legislation appropriating money for local units of government to hire peace offices & to pay overtime.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. City's Fiscal Year 2008 Federal Legislative Agenda:

Adopt.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Housing Maintenance Code:

a. Return to Author Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 240 of Code relating to Housing: Lead Poisoning and Prevention;
b. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of Code relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, repealing obsolete sections and adding new sections relating to light and ventilation; 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.
c. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2004R-367 "Approving the adoption of an amended schedule of civil fines for administrative offenses" to include increased civil fines for certain violations of Title 12.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Los Andes Restaurant (317 W Lake St):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 4 th Street Market *805 4 th St SE):

Passage of Resolution approving Licensing Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Westrum’s (4415 Nicollet Av S):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Fire Chief:

Approve appointment of James Clack to serve as Fire Chief for a term expiring
January 2, 2008.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Property at 2200 Golden Valley Rd:

Concur with Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel to demolish property; and Approve Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendations.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Property at 2717 Penn Av N:

Concur with Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel to demolish property; and Approve Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendations.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Property at 2134 6 th St N:

Waive 60-day waiting period in order to declare the property a nuisance and begin abatement proceedings.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

12. Adult DWI Court:

Execute agreement with Fourth Judicial District Court to implement a portion of program to fund wages for police officers to attend team meetings and home visits; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Fire Department Health Fair:

Issue Request for Proposals to provide Mobile Health Services for Fire personnel during annual Fair in October 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. 2006 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant:

Accept $897,500 from United States Department of Homeland Security to assist in completion of Computer Aided Dispatch System upgrade, training of incident management teams, and Peoplesoft software program and planning for continuity of operations and evacuations; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

15. 2006 Metropolitan Response System Homeland Security Grant:

Accept $464,660 to further planning efforts of Minneapolis/St Paul MMRS to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive event; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Structural Collapse Rescue Fire Fighting Training Programs:

Issue Request for Proposals, pending review and approval by Permanent Review Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. 2006 State Homeland Security Grant:

Accept $75,000 to enhance the structural collapse rescue regional response team program; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Safe City:

Accept travel donation from Target Corporation to allow Deputy Chief Rob Allen to travel to Los Angeles to share best practices and discuss success of Safe City with Target Management and law enforcement officials from cities around the country.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Automated Pawn System:

Authorize staff to implement an annual access fee of $240 for query only agencies; and Authorize staff to eliminate the monthly access fees for query only agencies, subject to certain condition

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Hiawatha Public Works Facility (1901 E 26th St):

Authorize negotiation and execution of a Commissioning Services Agreement with Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd., in an amount not to exceed $104,000, to review and oversee the commissioning process for LEED Certification for the proposed Hiawatha Public Works Facility.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Lease of Space for Elections Department:

Authorize negotiation and execution of a lease for storage space for the Elections Department.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2007 Uniform Assessment Rates:

Passage of Resolution establishing Uniform Assessment Rates for street reconstruction and street renovation improvements for the 2007 calendar year. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the locations and streets to be improved in the project. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Lynnhurst Street Renovation Project:

Receive cost estimate of $711,907 for improvements, direct the City Engineer to prepare assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on April 3, 2007. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

6. Main Street Bridge Reconstruction:

Passage of Resolution amending the City/County Right-of-Way Acquisition Agreement to include additional water main work performed by City forces, to be reimbursed by Hennepin County.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Portland Avenue Bridge Reconstruction:

Passage of Resolution amending the City/County Construction Cooperative Agreement to include additional water main work performed by City forces, to be reimbursed by Hennepin County.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Bids:

a) OP 6731, Accept low bids to furnish and deliver quick lime, as needed through February 28, 2008, for an estimated annual expenditure as follows:
▪Western Lime Corporation $1,355,000; and
▪Cutler Magner Company $45,000;
b) OP 6736, Accept low bid of Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $124,257, to complete the Re-Use of Hamilton Elementary School Project; and
c) OP 6739, Accept bid of Meyer Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $2,138,494.90, for the construction of the Loring Greenway Project, Phase II.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Appointment of Civil Service Commissioner:

Confirm the appointment of Macey Wheeler for a term ending February 28, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Legal Settlements:

Passage of Resolution approving settlement of the claims of Christopher D. Perry v. the City of Minneapolis, et al. ($10,000); and Conniess Chatmon, et al. v. the City of Minneapolis, et al. ($5,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2007 Minneapolis Board of Equalization:

Passage of Resolution establishing the 2007 Board; and approving appointment of the Board members.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minneapolis City Supervisors Association Labor Agreement:

Passage of Resolution approving terms of a 12-month collective bargaining agreement, effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) Board of Directors:

a) Approve Mayoral appointment of Joel Rainville (Ward 1) to the MTN Board, 4 year term to expire January 15, 2011; and
b) Sent forward without recommendation City Council appointment .

Action Taken: Approved, as amended (City Council appointment - Robert Vose).

6. 2008-2012 Capital Process & Capital Long-Range Improvements Committee:

Receive and file the 2007 CLIC Schedule and submission deadline; the 2007 Capital Guidelines; and Provision of tax supported resource direction to CLIC, city departments, and independent boards & commissions.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Citgo (2700 University Ave SE):

Grant appeal filed from decision of Planning Commission regarding applications for conditional use permit, expansion of a non-conforming use, variances and site plan review for reconstruction of an existing automobile convenience facility.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

2. 2711 Broadway Street NE (2711 Broadway St NE):

Deny appeal filed from decision of the Board of Adjustment regarding appeal of the decision of the Zoning Administrator for an off-premise advertising sign.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. William Weisman (2708 Irving Ave S):

Grant appeal filed from decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding application for variance for existing landscaping for a single family dwelling.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Uptown Height Moratorium (Interim Ordinance):

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 21, Chapter 581 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Interim Ordinances: Providing for a Moratorium on Building Construction that Exceeds the Maximum Height Permitted as of Right by the Zoning Code in the Area of the Uptown Small Area Plan, extending the moratorium an additional six months.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Sharon Osborn (5140 Hiawatha Ave):

Passage of Ordinance to rezone property to allow a second unit as well as a possible third unit in the future for an existing single-family home.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Midtown Greenway Land Use and Development Plan:

Adopt plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. The Wave Project (Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) 304-320 1st St S):

Approve recommendation that development of an Environmental Impact Statement not be ordered for construction of a mixed-use project.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Samuels to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 341 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Taxicabs, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (establishing fuel efficiency standards; deleting taxicab driver citizenship requirements; deleting section relating to provisional taxicab drivers licenses; deleting section relating to Limited Liability Partnerships; and amending financial incentives to taxicab service companies who exceed fuel efficiency and wheel chair vehicle standards).

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

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Remington to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 527 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Planned Unit Development, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (relating to the planned unit development rules and regulations).

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members declaring February 27, 2007 Cherry Jones Day.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Minnesota Foodshare Month:

Resolution by all Council Members declaring March, 2007 Minnesota FoodShare Month.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matters of Metro Produce, Inc. v. City of Minneapolis et al. and Ellen Dosdall et al. v. City of Minneapolis et al.

Action Taken: Approved settlement in the matter of Metro Produce, Inc. v. City of Minneapolis et al.

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: 3/9/2007
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