Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, July 31, 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, Colvin Roy and Hodges
Absent: Council Members Samuels
(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: Adopted, as amended to add Resolution #1 and New Business #2.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of July 17, 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. Family Housing Fund:

Concur with Mayoral appointment of Bill Ziegler.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District:

Recommendations of Finance Department to establish TIF District to provide funding for Target Center debt service obligations & funding for neighborhood revitalization activities, as follows: a) Passage of Resolutions 1) Approving Consolidated Redevelopment TIF District & Plan; & 2) Establishing & appropriating funds for Consolidated TIF District Fund; b) Approving the Basic Tax Increment Allocation Methodology; c) Authorizing Memorandum of Understanding between the City & Hennepin County -
Comm Dev

W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Referred back to W&M/Budget Committee.

3. Grain Belt Office Building (1215 Marshall Ave NE):

Passage of Resolution authorizing application to the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development's (DEED's) Redevelopment Grant Program.

Action Taken: Approved.

Health, Energy & Environment

Referred report to Ways & Means/Budget

1. School Based Clinic Program:

Passage of Resolution accepting donated consulting services for the School Based Clinic Program to Initiative Planning for Electronic Health Records. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Intergovernmental Relations

1. Sister City Agreement with City of Najaf, Iraq:

Passage of Resolution accepting an invitation from the City of Najaf, Iraq, to join in a Sister City Agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation (Proposed Charter Amendment):

Approve ballot language relating to proposed amendments to Chapters 2 & 15 of the Mpls City Charter, changing the membership of the Board of Estimate & Taxation to consist of the membership of the City Council.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Birch’s on Loring Park (1359 Willow St):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Av S):

Grant On-Sale Wine Class C-2 with Strong Beer License (expansion of premises) and Sidewalk Cafe 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. Centre Village Shop (700 5th Av S):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Stub & Herbs (227 Oak St SE):

Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Zipp’s Liquor Store (2618 E Franklin Av):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rental Dwelling License at 3648 Cedar Av:

Approve license reinstatement to be held by Janet Johnson.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Rental Dwelling License at 3823 Queen Av N:

Approve license reinstatement to be held by My Truong.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Property at 2215 Chicago Av:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Property at 3121 Columbus Av:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Property at 3206 Pillsbury Av S:

Approve rehabilitation.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Property at 2646 16th Av S:

Approve rehabilitation.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

15. Operation NightCap Grant:

Execute amendment to grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, State Patrol Division, to accept $2,640 for overtime to Traffic Unit officers for increased enforcement targeting impaired drivers and increased driver safety; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

16. National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Grant:

Accept grant of $25,000 and execute agreement with National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators for police officers to investigate pharmaceutical diversion cases, including forged prescriptions, employee theft, and misappropriation of prescriptions; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

17. 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program:

Execute Joint Powers Agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, to accept $54,000 for the Bomb Disposal Unit; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

18. 2009 Radiological Emergency Preparedness State Grant:

Accept reimbursement of $1,109 from Hennepin County for Radiological Emergency Preparedness training; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant:

Accept $50,000 grant to upgrade boat launch at the University of Minnesota Rowing Club Facility to provide improved emergency first response for drowning, spills and accidents on the Mississippi River; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Areaway Abandonment:

Passage of Resolution ordering the City Engineer to abandon and remove areaways located in the public right-of-way in conflict with a Storm Sewer Construction/ Rainleader Disconnect Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Clean Water Revolving Fund Submission:

Authorize submittal of application for Clean Water Revolving Funds administered in cooperation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to be used for the Flood Area 5 Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Central Corridor LRT Project FEIS Comments:

Approve the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) comments for the Central Corridor LRT Project and direct the submittal of said comments to the Metropolitan Council.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Chicago Ave Layout Approval:

Passage of Resolution approving the project layout for Chicago Ave S from 8th St E to 14th St E.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Osseo Rd/Victory Memorial Dr Intersection Layout Approval:

Passage of Resolution approving the Hennepin County layout for the reconstruction of the Osseo Rd and Victory Memorial Dr intersection.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 3644-48 Lyndale Avenue South:

Deny application for a Special Boulevard Permit.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 4611-21 East Lake Street and 3001 45th Avenue South:

Deny application for a Special Boulevard Permit.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

8. 2009 Alley Resurfacing Program:

a) Passage of Resolution ordering the 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. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. 2nd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave to 3rd St N):

a) Passage of Resolution ordering the City Engineer to proceed with the work and adopting special assessments;
b) Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds; and
c) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $16,000, to be reimbursed by special assessments. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. 2nd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave to 3rd St N):

Give preliminary approval to the establishment of the project area as Street Lighting District No. 1335.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave to 5th St):

a) Passage of Resolution ordering the City Engineer to proceed with the work; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $115,000, to be reimbursed by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. 3rd Ave N Street Lighting Project (Washington Ave to 5th St):

Give preliminary approval to the establishment of the street lighting project area as Street Lighting District No. 1336.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave Reconstruction Projects (1st St S to 12th St S):

Authorize execution of Amendment #1 to contract with URS Corporation, increasing the maximum billing amount from $4,117,400 to $4,910,092. No additional appropriation required.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Rain Barrel Neighborhood Partnership - Green Institute Debt Settlement:

Authorize acceptance of $34,502 in full payment of amount due from the Green Institute for City Contract C-24752.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Marquette Ave and 2nd Ave Transit Project - Budget Amendments:

a) Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation for the 2nd Ave S Project by $50,000 for abandonment of conflicting areaway located at 625 2nd Ave S;
b) Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation for the Marquette Ave Project by $200,000 for abandonment of conflicting areaway located at 1000 Marquette Ave; and
c) Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2007R-647, increasing the assessment bond amounts for the two projects in the total amount of $250,000.
(9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Bids:

a) OP 7155, Accept low bid of Electrical Installation & Maintenance Co. Inc., for the Traffic Signal Revision, Signing, and Pedestrian Curb Ramps Project;
b) OP 7160, Accept low bid of Construction Results Corporation, for areaway abandonment at 1000 Marquette Ave; and
c) OP 7161, Accept bid of ABM Equipment and Supply, LLC, for recycling truck bodies and trailers.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Minneapolis Convention Center - Bids:

a) OP 7163, Accept bid of StageRight Corporation, in the amount of $122,520, to furnish and deliver stage equipment; and
b) OP 7164, Accept bid of Honeywell, Inc for an estimated expenditure of $156,290 to furnish and deliver HVAC Maintenance and Software Upgrade.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Fire Department Appropriation:

Passage of Resolution approving appropriation modifications for the Fire Department in FY 2009 requiring contingency transfer for 2009.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Workers’ Compensation Contract:

Execute contract with Alpha Review Corporation for the provision of Workers’ compensation (WC) and Employment Services (ES) Medical Billing Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Investment Management Services Contracts:

Execute contracts with the following investment management firms:
a) Galliard Capital Management, Inc.;

b) Harris Investment Management, Inc.;

c) Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, LP;

d) T. Rose & Associates, Inc.;

e) FAF Advisors, Inc.;

f) RiverSource Investment, LLC; and

g) NorthShore Advisors, LLC.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Revised 2010 Budget Schedule:

Approve.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Assistant City Coordinator, Neighborhood and Community Relations:

Sent forward without recommendation the proposed appointed position allocated to grade 16, 735 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective July 22, 2009.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Deputy Director, Neighborhood and Community Relations:

Sent forward without recommendation the proposed appointed position allocated to grade 12, 553 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective July 22, 2009.

Action Taken: Postponed for 2 cycles (August 28, 2009)

8. Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy:

Adopt policy; Receive and file procedures; and Direct Human Resources to place the policy and procedures in the Policy Library.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - HUD Grant:

Accept grant award of $5,520,902 for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program; Authorize proper City officers to sign any necessary award documents; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy - CDBG-R Funds:

Accept grant award Community Development Block Grant Recovery funds of $3,609,047 from US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Moratorium Waiver (1805 East Lake Street):

Deny waiver request from the moratorium on the establishment, reestablishment, or expansion of principal parking facilities in the area bound by Chicago Avenue on the west, the Midtown Greenway/Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority right-of-way to the north, 31st Street E to the south, and Hiawatha Avenue to the east, in order to construct a new principal parking facility on the property.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. 2908 16th Avenue South:

Grant appeal from the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment granting an application for a nonconforming use certificate to establish legal nonconforming rights to a seven unit multiple family dwelling in the R2B district.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Green & DeLaittre Company Wholesale Warehouse Building (500 North 3rd Street):

Deny appeal from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying a Certificate of Appropriateness application for a rehabilitation and new construction project.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Stone Arch Phase II (600 Main Street SE):

Sent forward without recommendation appeal filed from the decision of the Planning Commission denying applications for a) a conditional use permit for 79 dwelling units, b) a conditional use permit to increase the height to 6 stories or 70 feet from 4 stories or 56 feet in the I2 Industrial Overlay District, c) a variance to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit by 30 percent, and d) a site plan review application, all to allow for a 79 unit residential building.

Action Taken: Returned to Committee.

5. Karmel Village (2848 Pleasant Ave & 2825 Grand Ave S):

Grant appeal filed from the decision of the City Planning Commission granting an application for a conditional use permit and site plan review to increase the size of the building addition for the development at the subject property previously approved by the City council in March of 2008 by approximately 26,000 feet, and adopt the Findings of Fact and Recommendation prepared by the City Attorney.

Action Taken: Returned to Committee.

6. Aeon (714 & 718 E 17th Street):

Passage of Ordinance rezoning the property from R6 to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District, while retaining the DP Downtown Parking Overlay District, to allow for a 19 space surface parking lot as part of the construction of a new 51 dwelling unit building as part of Alliance Apartments, a facility for sober homeless adults.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. Donation of Travel Expenses:

a) Lilligren moves passage of a Resolution accepting a donation of travel expenses for a bicycle delegate tour of Europe from the Bikes Belong Foundation, a national non-profit organization; (9 votes) and

b) Authorize the proper City officers to designate a Public Works employee to represent the City on this trip.

Action Taken: Approved.

Resolutions

1. Resolution:

Passage of Resolution authorizing Fire Fighters to participate in the 2009 "Fill the Boot" Muscular Dystrophy Association campaign.

Action Taken: Approved.

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Action Taken: Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

2. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:

Motion by Hodges to direct the City Clerk that, if the City Clerk receives a petition to place on the 2009 election ballot a proposed amendment to the Charter regarding the Park Board, the City Clerk shall place the proposed amendment on the agenda for the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

Action Taken: Approved.

Announcements

Adjournment to Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 317 for the purpose of receiving the Mayor’s 2010 budget address .

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: August 14, 2009
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