Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, June 26, 2009 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, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, and Hodges
Absent: Council Members Samuels and Colvin Roy
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 11-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of June 12, 2009.

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 - No Reports

Community Development

1. Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 2:

Authorize staff to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) an application for NSP2 funds, under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, 2009, as lead applicant in a consortium with Hennepin County & the City of Brooklyn Park; Authorize agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC):

Approve direction to staff to negotiate a First Look Program Agreement with GMHC; Authorize agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. NSP Foreclosure Recovery & Rehabilitation Program:

Approve use of Affordable Ownership Housing Program funds as a revolving loan fund for construction financing at zero percent interest; Authorize agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Lovell Square Project:

Approve 2005 Affordable Housing Trust Fund award to be used for relocation of eligible tenants of Lovell Square Project; Authorize agreements with Wilson Development Services, LLC.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

5. GMHC:

Approve loan to be used as a line of credit for loans they originate on behalf of the City; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED):

Authorize acceptance & appropriation of Redevelopment Program Grants for 14th Avenue Cul-de-sac & East Bank Mills projects; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Kenwood Isles NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan Modification #1:

a) Approve Plan Modification #1, creating a new housing strategy; b) Approve increase in Plan's allocation; c) Passage of Resolution increasing NRP appropriation; d) Authorize contracts and agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Target Center:

a) Passage of Resolution transferring Target Center property & agreements from Mpls Community Development Agency (MCDA) to the City of Mpls; b) Appoint Mpls Convention Center Executive Director as Contract Administrator; c) Receive & file report regarding transfer of responsibility for operations & management oversight from CPED staff to Convention Center staff; d) Forward to MCDA Board of Commissioners.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

1. Minneapolis Workforce Council:

Approve appointments and reappointments of David Ahlers, Sharon Bredeson, Elizabeth Campbell, Todd Klingel, Lief Larson, Ken Lundquist, Tom MacNally, Daniel McConnell, Carlye Peterson, Terrell Towers, and Craig Vana; and Approve residency waivers.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Local Plan for Workforce Investment Act:

Authorize Mayor Rybak sign Program Year 2009 Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Homegrown Minneapolis:

Passage of Resolution recognizing the Importance of Healthy, Sustainably Produced and Locally Grown Foods and Creating the Homegrown Minneapolis Implementation Task Force.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred reports to Ways & Means/Budget

4. School Based Clinics:

Amend contract with Hennepin County to accept additional revenue of $9,000 in Local Collaborative Time Study funds for mental health services; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. School Based Clinics:

Issue Request for Proposals for billing, data management and consulting/training services for a four-year period, with each year contingent upon funding, program needs and performance.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Solar Photovoltaic Project at the Convention Center:

HE&E - That EyeOn Energy did not produce signed contracts that meet the terms of the Renewable Development Fund (RDF) Board and City Council direction; Direct staff to redefine the project and to formally request the RDF Board and the Public Utilities Commission to re-designate the grant award to the City as a sole applicant; and Direct staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified parties, subject to review and approval by the Permanent Review Committee.
W&M/Budget
Sent forward without recommendation. Staff directed to report back on the extent to which EyeOn Energy has completed their due diligence; and further directed the City Attorney’s Office (through outside counsel) to engage in further discussions with EyeOn Energy, specifically related to the insurance clause and to report back at the June 25th Committee of the Whole Meeting with recommended language that both parties find acceptable.

Action Taken: Approved Health Energy & Environment Committee recommendation

Intergovernmental Relations

1. 2010 State Capital Bonding Projects:

Passage of Resolution approving and ranking the 2010 Capital Budget requests for submission to the Commissioner of the State Department of Management and Budget.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. The Anchor (302 13th Av NE):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

2. True Thai Restaurant (2627 E Franklin Av):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License (expansion of premises) and Sidewalk Cafe License.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Gladius (1111 Hennepin Av):

Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Driftwood (4415 Nicollet Av S):

Passage of Resolution approving business license operating conditions relating to On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Chindian Cafe (1500 E Hennepin Av):

Passage of Resolution granting On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Taste of Thailand (11 S 7th St):

Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Taco Blass (3722 Chicago Av):

Deny renewal of Grocery, Meat Market and On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Rental Dwelling License at 1819 25th Av N:

Revoke license held by John J. Maher.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Housing Board of Appeals:

Approve appointment of Karen Barton.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Property at 115 5th St NE:

Rescind Council action passed March 31, 2006; and Approve demolition of property.

Action Taken: Demolition stayed, subject to conditions.

14. Property at 1800 E 31st St:

Sent forward without recommendation Director’s Order to demolish property.

Action Taken: Postponed.

15. Property at 2540 Cedar Av:

Approve rehabilitation of property, to include new 2 car garage.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

16. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant:

Accept grant award of $1,469,000 to perform gap analysis on Citizen Evacuation Shelter in Place throughout Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) region, create five-year plan to address the gaps, and begin to implement plan; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

17. 2009 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant:

Execute contract with Hennepin County for Citys share of grant award of $659,688 to support two City Attorney II positions; the Gang Enforcement Team and other precinct-based gang suppression activities, and to purchase microphones for each patrol officer to be used in conjunction with squad cameras; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force:

Execute Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Agreement with City of St. Paul to participate on a multi-agency task force and accept up to $10,000 for overtime training and additional reimbursable travel expenses as approved; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Police Bicycle Patrol:

Execute grant agreement with Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization to accept $12,500 to support bicycle patrol in CANDO Neighborhood; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

20. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy – Fire Station Construction Grant:

Authorize submit application to United States Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants to fund the construction and modification of fire stations.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Street Easement:

Authorize acquisition of a permanent easement at 14th Ave N (between 1st St N and 2nd St N) from Standard Plymouth LLC, d/b/a Standard Heating and Air Conditioning.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2nd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave N to 3rd St N):

Passage of Resolution designating the location of the improvements in the project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2nd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave N to 3rd St N):

Receive cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2nd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave N to 3rd St N):

Designate the project area as Street Lighting District No. 1335 and set a public hearing to be held on July 21, 2009.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave N to 5th St N):

Passage of Resolution designating the location of the improvements in the project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave N to 5th St N):

Receive cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave N to 5th St N):

Designate the project area as Street Lighting District No. 1336 and set a public hearing to be held on July 21, 2009.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Hennepin Ave Resurfacing Project (Southbound from Franklin Ave to Douglas Ave):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Hennepin Ave Resurfacing Project (Southbound from Franklin Ave to Douglas Ave):

Receive cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing to be held on August 4, 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

10. Street Resurfacing Project Special Assessment Repayment Terms:

T&PW - Passage of Resolution changing term for repayment of special assessments from five to seven years for all 2009 Street Resurfacing Projects.
W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved Ways & Means/Budget Committee recommendation.

11. 7th St N Street Resurfacing Project (6th Av N to Van White Memorial Blvd):

a) Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments;
b) Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
T&PW

W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved Ways & Means/Budget Committee recommendation.

12. 38th St E Street Resurfacing Project:

a) Passage of Resolution ordering work to proceed and adopting special assessments; and
b) Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
T&PW

W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved Ways & Means/Budget Committee recommendation.

13. Sidewalk Construction Contract Amendments:

a) Increase sidewalk contracts with Standard Sidewalk, Inc. and Concrete Idea, Inc.; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for "work for others" in the amount of $150,000 for various private party work requests.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Capital Project Close-Outs:

a) Passage of Resolution receiving and accepting the final costs and adjusting the capital appropriations to officially close-out various Surface Water and Sewer Division project work and reallocate excess revenues and Sewer Bonds to other Water and Sewer projects; and
b) Passage of Resolution requesting concurrence of the Board of Estimate and Taxation in the reallocation of already issued Sewer Bonds.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Cedar Lake Trail Right-of-Entry and Easements:

a) Passage of Resolution authorizing the execution of a right-of-entry with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority for temporary trail access; and

b) Authorize negotiation and execution of permanent easements for appraised fair market value across the Minnesota Ballpark Authority parcels for trail and other transportation-related uses.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. First Ave N and Hennepin Ave One-Way to Two-Way Conversion Projects:

Passage of Resolution reallocating excess MSA Funds to allow for the installation of overhead signal indications along the Hennepin Ave portion of the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Bid:

T&PW - Accept low bid of Lund Martin Construction, Inc., (OP 7138) to complete Parking Ramp B improvements.
W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved Ways & Means/Budget Committee recommendation.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Legal Settlement:

Passage of Resolution approving settlement of the legal claims of Santos Arroyo-Ramirez ($15,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Minneapolis Foundation Grant:

Submit grant request ($75,000) to assist in the voter education and outreach program for the Ranked Choice Voting General Election.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. 2009 Charitable Campaign:

Approve eight charitable campaign federations.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Minneapolis Tap Water Awareness:

a) Authorize proper City officers amend contract C-26372 increasing the contract amount to reflect donation ($5,000) made by Pentair Inc. for educational purposes;

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Procedures for Issuance of Request for Proposal (RFP):

Approve changes to the City’s RFP’s and professional services contracting procedures and processes.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Metropass Program:

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Public Health Laboratory:

Sent forward without recommendation service level options relating to proposed closure, effective January 1, 2010.

Action Taken: Referred back to the Health, Energy & Environment, Public Safety & Regulatory Services and Ways & Means/Budget Committees.

Zoning & Planning

1. 1200 West Broadway:

Grant petition for a Waiver from the Moratorium on the establishment, re-establishment, intensification or expansion of reception, banquet, rental and/or meeting halls outside of the B4, B4S and B4C zoning districts, in order to allow for the establishment of a reception hall.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Slim Whitman Gallery (1235 4th Street NE):

Passage of Ordinance rezoning the property from R2B to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District, to allow for an art gallery.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Lyn-Lake Small Area Plan/Comprehensive Plan Amendment:

Adopt the Lyn-Lake Small Area Plan as amended as an articulation of and amendment to the policies found in the City's comprehensive plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Passage of Resolution thanking the 2009 FireOps support staff.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Honorary Resolution:

Passage of Resolution honoring Frank Theatre.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Honorary Resolution:

Passage of Resolution honoring Cindy Reichert, Director of Elections.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. On-Premise Signs (Zoning Code Text Amendments and Building Code Amendment):

a) Sent forward without recommendation Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, (to comprehensively review and revise the current zoning code regulations relating to on-premise signs), as follows:
1) Chapter 520, related to Introductory Provisions,
2) Chapter 543, related to On-Premise Signs, and
3) Chapter 551, related to Overlay.

b) Return Chapters 525, 531, and 535 to author.

c) Sent forward without recommendation Ordinances amending Title 5 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code, as follows:
1) Chapter 95, related to Projections and Encroachments, and
2) Chapter 109, related to Signs and Billboards (Postponed 5/22/2009; Adj session 6/2/2009; 6/12/2009).

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

2. University of Minnesota Overlay District:

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Regulations for Residential Buildings:

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment

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: 7/17/2009
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