Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, May 11, 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, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Ostrow, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, Colvin Roy and Hodges
Absent: Majority Leader Benson
(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.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of April 27, 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.

Committee of the Whole

1. Community Engagement Report:

Approve proposed work plan for Community Engagement System Improvements and related Neighborhood Revitalization Program decisions.

Action Taken: Approved.

Community Development

1. Dain Plaza (501 Nicollet Ave):

Approve granting of easements and consent to amendment of easement & construction agreement with Brookfield DB Inc; Refer to Mpls Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Tax-Forfeited Properties:

Approve language change to Memorandum of Understanding between Hennepin County & the City.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Mpls Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing District II:

Passage of Resolution adding 17 parcels to & deleting 2 parcels from District.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

4. Project for Pride in Living (re Van Cleve Housing Project, 917-13th Ave SE):

Staff recommendations for a) Passage of Resolution adopting the Van Cleve Redevelopment Plan, the Van Cleve Redevelopment Tax Increment Finance Plan, the Van Cleve Apartments West Tax Increment Finance Plan, and the Van Cleve Apartments East Tax Increment Finance Plan; b) Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to Van Cleve Apartments West LLC for Van Cleve Apartments West; c) Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to Van Cleve Apartments East LLC for Van Cleve Apartments East; d) Approval of the proposed redevelopment contract business terms; e) Authorizing a redevelopment contract -
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W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved W&M/Budget Committee recommendation.

5. Park Dedication Fees:

Approve directions to staff.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment - No Reports

Intergovernmental Relations - No Reports

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Temple Bar & Restaurant (1201 Harmon Pl):

Grant Sidewalk Cafe License, subject to inspection by Traffic Engineer.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Bedlam Theatre (1501 S 6th St):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class A with Strong Beer License, subject to conditions.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Red Stag Supperclub (509 1st Av NE):

Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Bryant Avenue Market (3200 Bryant Av S):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Janine’s Foods (1510 W Broadway):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Big Mommas Candy Shop (3401 Penn Av N):

Grant Confectionery Licenses.

Action Taken: Referred back to PS&RS Committee.

7. El Nuevo Rodeo Nightclub & Restaurant (2709 E Lake St):

Grant Valet Parking License.

Action Taken: Referred back to PS&RS Committee.

8. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

10.Blarney’s Irish Pub & Grill (412 14th Av SE):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

11. C & H Excavating Co (1900 W 105th St, Bloomington):

Revoke Wrecker of Buildings Class B License.

Action Taken: Referred back to PS&RS Committee.

12. Rental Dwelling Licenses:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of Code relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, requiring holders of rental dwelling licenses to conspicuously post approved informational material provided by the Director of Inspections, to be inclusive of information on Minneapolis 311.

Action Taken: Approved.

13 Police Department 2007-2011 Business Plan:

Approve Five-Year Plan, as amended.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

14. Parking Ramps:

a. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 108 of Code relating to Building Code: Parking Ramps, allowing for cost recovery on parking ramp registrations; streamlining of insurance processes; and establishing a process for administrative penalties for violations; and
b. Authorize adjust Director’s Fee Schedule to increase registration fee to $190.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Donation to Fire Department:

Passage of Resolution authorizing the acceptance of recumbent bikes. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Minneapolis Community Emergency Response Team:

Authorize seek corporate/business donations in Minneapolis and the immediate surrounding metropolitan area cities to assist with financial support of CERT.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Police Overtime for Safety Initiatives:

Passage of Resolution transferring $750,000 in Contingency funds to Police Department to support safety initiatives downtown, with $250,000 to be used in Precincts 2, 3, 4 & 5.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Walker Parking Consultants:

Authorize increase in contract with Walker Parking Consultants in the amount of $7,000, for a revised contract total of $77,000 per year. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 27th Av S Reconstruction Project (E Lake St to Minnehaha Av):

Passage of Resolution designating the locations and streets to be improved in the Reconstruction Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 27th Av S Reconstruction Project:

a) Receive cost estimate of $837,630 for the Reconstruction project and the list of benefited properties, and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed Reconstruction assessments against benefited properties;
b) Approve project layout dated 4/12/07; and
c) Authorize the proper City officers to acquire and execute easements and additional right-of-way, as necessary. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 27th Av S Streetscape Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the location and streets to be improved in the Streetscape Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 27th Av S Streetscape Project:

Receive cost estimate of $117,600 for the Streetscape improvements and the list of benefited properties, and direct City Engineer to prepare proposed Streetscape assessments against the benefited properties. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 27th Av S Street Lighting District:

a) Designate the streetscape project area as Street Lighting District No. 1330; and
b) Set a public hearing to be held on June 19, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Department of Public Works Business Plan:

Approve 2007-2011 Business Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Organized Solid Waste Collection Process:

a) Declare the conclusion of the 90-day Planning Period and the beginning of the 90-day Discussion Period with licensed haulers who have expressed an interest in participating in the establishment of an organized solid waste collection system for one-half of the Citys residential dwelling units; and
b) Adopt organized collection goals to be used to evaluate collection methods proposed during the Discussion Period.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

9. Speed Hump Installation:

a) Authorize installation of two speed humps along 15th Av S between 40th and 41st St E; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $4,500, to be reimbursed by the Bancroft Neighborhood Association.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Bids:

a) OP 6754, Accept low bids, as estimated below, for the construction of sidewalks, alleys, driveways, curbs, and gutters, as needed through December 31, 2007:
- District No. 1 Standard Sidewalk, Inc. $699,899.75
- District No. 2 TiZack Concrete, Inc. $725,152.50
- District No. 3 Concrete Ideas, Inc. $780,930.50;
b) OP 6785, Accept low bid of Ace Electrical Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $638,400, for the installation of standby generators for Minneapolis Water Works Pump Station No. 5; and
c) OP 6791, Accept low responsive bid of Topline Advertising, Inc., in the amount of $82,594, to furnish new parking ramp signs.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Legal Settlement:

Passage of Resolution approving settlement of the legal claims of Walter Childs v. James Burns.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. No-Fault Claim:

Approve initial authorization to submit all current and ongoing bills relating to no-fault claimant Wence Edwards directly to the City Finance Officer.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. New Administrative Hearing Officer and Enforcement Panel:

Authorize Request for Proposals to establish a new administrative hearing officer and enforcement panel for Department of Regulatory Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Appeal of Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Decision:

Authorize City Attorney’s office, on behalf of the City of Minneapolis, to join in the appeal being filed by other interested communities across the country.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS):

Authorize any agreements necessary for integration of the City’s systems with MNCIS.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve June utility billing insert regarding "Rain Garden Workshops" and the 2007 Minneapolis Blooms Awards.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Midtown Greenway Contract:

Authorize increase in contract with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., to increase the size of the study area.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC):

Passage of Resolution approving City Council appointments of John Bernstein, Mary Watson, and Jennifer Day Anderson.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund (MERF):

Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell General Obligation Pension Bonds up to $44,000,000 to finance a portion of the City’s (MERF) pension obligations.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. School-based Clinics Male Reproductive Health Services Grant:

Authorize application for a three-year grant of up to $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Way to Grow Master Contract:

Authorize Master Contract for the provision of health and human services.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Medical Technologist I Position:

Authorize add of 1.0 FTE Medical Technologist I position for the Public Health Laboratory.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan:

Adopt.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Minneapolis Community Development Agency Retirement Plan:

Passage of Resolution approving amendments to MCDA Retirement Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Ticketing Service Systems:

Authorize Request for Proposals for providing an integrated ticketing system solution at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Non-profit Convention Events Funds to Meet Minneapolis:

a) Passage of Resolution accepting funds; and
b) Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.

(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades, Inspectors Unit:

Passage of Resolution approving terms of a 12 month collective bargaining agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Juxtaposition Arts Grant:

Approve grant for the redevelopment of space at 1100 West Broadway.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report from Zoning & Planning

19. "Make Central Avenue Great" Plan:

Authorize Request for Proposal for consultant services for development of an update to plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Prairie Seeds Academy (1801 Dupont Ave N):

Grant appeal filed from decision of the Planning Commission regarding applications of PSA Building Co for conditional use permits, variances and site plan review, all to allow a grade school serving K-8 students.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. City Payroll:

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

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Schiff to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (limiting the size of food and beverages uses in Industrial Districts):
a. Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts;
b. Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Schiff to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (revising regulations related to planned unit developments):
a. Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
b. Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement;
c. Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability;
d. Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards;
e. Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts;
f. Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;
g. Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts;
h. Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts;
i. Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts;
j. Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

4. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Samuels to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 423 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Small and Underutilized Business Enterprise Program, for first reading and referral to the Health, Energy & Environment Committee (continuing the SUBP Program for 18 months to allow for completion of a disparities study).

Action Taken: Referred to Health, Energy Environment Committee.

5. Ordinance Introduction:

Motion by Ostrow to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 15, Chapter 385 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous: In General, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (amending Section 385.60 entitled Aggressive Solicitation, adding reasonable time, place and manner restrictions).

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

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring Bill Beck for his service and dedication to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Public Works Week:

Resolution by all Council Members declaring the week of May 20, 2007 as Public Works Week.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Lake Harriet Community School Chess Club:

Resolution by all Council Members honoring the Lake Harriet Community School Chess Club on winning the 2007 State Championship.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Southwest High School Chess Team:

Resolution by all Council Members congratulating the Southwest High School Chess Team on winning its second consecutive National Championship.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment - The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.

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: 5/25/2007
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