Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, October 30, 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, 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: Adopted, as amended to add New Business #3 and #4.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of October 16, 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. Minnesota Shubert Theater, LLC (re 508 & 516 Hennepin Ave):

Passage of Resolution giving preliminary & final approval to issue bonds for The Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts & Education Center ( Refer to Mpls Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

2. Guthrie Theatre:

Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of various documents to amend Series 2003 bonds issued to handle issues raised by bank merger.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Emergency Shelter Facilities:

Authorize Memorandum of Understanding to transfer existing space at 1000 Currie Ave to new J. Jerome Boxleitner project at 165 Glenwood Ave N.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

4. East Bank Mills Redevelopment Plan:

Passage of Resolution approving Redevelopment Plan & Modification No. 10 to Holmes Urban Renew Plan re redevelopment & preservation by Mill Development, LLC.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts & Education Center (re 508 & 516 Hennepin Ave):

a) Approve extension to Redevelopment Agreement & Promissory Note; b) Passage of Resolution establishing the governmental program to be achieved through Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts & Education Center; Passage of Resolution accepting grant from State of Minnesota; Authorize necessary agreements; c) Authorize various agreements (9 votes)
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

6. West Broadway Curve Project:

Passage of Resolution expressing support for extension & budget amendment of the Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Program Livable Communities Demonstration Account Grant.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Environmental Remediation Grant Applications:

a) Authorize applications to MN Department of Employment & Economic Development Contamination Cleanup & Investigation Grant Program, Metropolitan Council Metropolitan Livable Communities Fund Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) & Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund for various projects; b) Passage of Resolutions (3) authorizing implementation of programs; c) Sent forward without recommendation

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Health, Energy & Environment - No Reports

Intergovernmental Relations

1. National League of Cities (NLC):

Passage of Resolution recommending Council Member Sandra Colvin Roy for appointment to the position of Director on the Board of the NLC.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Regulatory Services

1. Licensing:

Passage of Ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, clarifying that liquor service between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. is authorized only for establishments that have obtained a permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety under Minnesota Statute Section 340A.504, Subd. 7, permitting sales after 1:00 a.m.:
a. Chapter 364 relating to Liquor Regulations.
b. Chapter 368 relating to Beer Regulations.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Walgreens (621 W Broadway):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Dollar Shop (619 W Broadway):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Handy Stop (700 Lowry Av NE):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. One Stop (1604 W Broadway):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery, Tobacco and Ice Producer-Dealer/Wholesale Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. J J Grocery (3201 Cedar Av):

Passage of Resolution granting Grocery License and approving Business License Operating Conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. La Vina Restaurant and Banquet Center (3010 4th Av S):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to the On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

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. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. New China Wok (5033 France Av S):

Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Restaurant License.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

12. Rental Dwelling License at 3649 Logan Av N:

Reinstate license to be held by Dean R. Meier.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Rental Dwelling License at 1543 E 33rd St:

Revoke license held by Robert Cooch.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Rental Dwelling License at 3643 Dupont Av N:

Revoke license held by Daniel Perfetti.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Rental Dwelling License at 5134 Logan Av N:

Revoke license held by Ben Dossman IV.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Property at 2724 17th Av S:

Determine that the property constitutes an immediate hazard to the public health and safety, and Approve waiver of 60-day waiting period requirement set forth in Chapter 249 of the Code.

Action Taken: Approved.

17. Property at 1111 28th Av NE:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Referred to the Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel.

18. Property at 1304 42nd Av N; 4201 and 4203 Fremont Av N:

Approve demolition.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Property at 2536 Polk St NE:

Approve rehabilitation, subject to performance bond requirement.

Action Taken: Approved.

20. Emergency Operations Plan:

Passage of Resolution approving the Development of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

21. Inspections Division 2009 Special Assessment Levies:

a. Approve maximum levy amounts for Removal of Offensive Matter (rubbish, weeds, trees, shrub & brush growth, and inoperable vehicle towing); Unpaid Administrative Citations; Unpaid Administrative Citations - Lead; Emergency Demolition of Property; Building Demolition; Vacant Building Registration; Re-inspection Fees; Police Action/Securing Buildings; Securing Abandoned Buildings; CDBG Demolitions; Sewer Overflow; Unpaid Administrative Citations - Environmental; and Unpaid Administrative Citations - Nuisance.

b. Authorize Regulatory Services to continue to receive pre-payments until December 1, 2009 and send final levy list to Hennepin County Property Taxation Department;

c. Passage of Resolutions directing the Director of Hennepin County Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of work performed under authorization of Regulatory Services to correct nuisance or hazardous conditions on properties.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

22. Bid for Demolition of Six Structures:

OP #7197, accept low bid of Doboszenski and Sons for demolition of structures for Regulatory Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

23. Bid for Demolition of Seven Structures:

OP #7198, accept low bid of Buberl Recycling and Composting for demolition of structures for Regulatory Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

24. Emergency Preparedness:

Accept Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) of $30,000 from State of Minnesota to offset salaries of Regulatory Services existing Emergency Preparedness staff; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Special Service Districts:

Passage of Resolution approving special services, cost estimates, and service charges for the Uptown, Dinkytown, Central Ave, Nicollet Ave S, Stadium Village,
S Hennepin Ave, 48th St E and Chicago Ave S, 43rd St W and Upton Ave S, and Hennepin Theatre District Special Service Districts. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Labor Peace / Responsible Bidder Policy:

Designate the Permanent Review Committee as the working group to study the matter of an expansion of the City’s Labor Peace Resolution and the current responsible bidder policy.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Cedar Lake Trail:

Passage of Resolution authorizing acquisition, through negotiation or condemnation, of temporary construction easements and permanent easements for trail and other transportation-related uses.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Bus Stop Shelters Franchise:

Sent forward without recommendation authorization of an interim extension of the Bus Stop Shelters Franchise Agreement with CBS Outdoor from November 9, 2009 to April 1, 2010 to provide for the continuance of the current provisions of the franchise agreement (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Appendix G).

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

5. Bid:

OP 7196, Accept low bid of Lund Martin Construction, Inc., for the installation of revenue control equipment at Ramps A and C.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Unisys Managed Services Contract:

Approve increase to C-25200 by $350,000 with Unisys to provide support of the City’s Tier 4 applications throughout the remaining life of the contract. Funded by existing BIS funds.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Mobile Data Computers:

Authorize purchase of additional mobile data computers under OP #6874 from Data 911 ($279,000). Funded by federal grant received by MPD.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Parking Revenue Control System:

OP #6522; authorize increase to contract #C-22715 with Don Harstad Company, ($230,000), for revenue control equipment at the Minneapolis Convention Center Ramp.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Metro Greenways Program:

Passage of Resolution accepting $29,000 from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to carry out a tree planning project that uses GIS technology and satellite imagery to map the City's tree canopy. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Proposed policies relating to Ethics in Government:

Approve the following policies: a) Gifts between Employees;
b) Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts on Behalf of the City; and
c) Solicitation for Charitable Purposes.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

6. 2009 Gift Donations (Valued $15,000 or less):

Passage of Resolution accepting the 1st through 3rd Quarter list of donations value of $15,000 or less. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 2009 Property Tax Special Assessment of Delinquent Utility Charges:

Approve special assessment of delinquent charges.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Solar Development and Solar Services:

Authorize issuance of a Request of Proposal (RFP) for solar development and solar services at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Kevin & Valerie Holler (4420 Humboldt Avenue N):

Grant appeal subject to conditions from the decision of the City Planning Commission denying applications for a certificate of non-conforming use and a change of non-conforming use to allow for the establishment of a contractor's office in an existing building, and adopt the Findings of Fact prepared by the City Attorney.

Action Taken: Postponed 1 cycle.

2 Ahmed Osman (1609 Chicago Avenue):

a. Deny appeal from the decision of the City Planning Commission denying applications for a conditional use permit for minor auto repair, a conditional use permit for a shopping center, and site plan review to allow for a minor auto repair use in an existing multi-tenant building.

b. Deny petition to rezone the property from C1 to the C2 District to allow for establishing a minor auto repair use.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Ground Level Active Functions (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding requiring buildings to accommodate ground level active functions facing public streets, as follows:

a) Chapter 530 relating to Site Plan Review; and

b) Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability.

Action Taken: Approved.

Resolutions

1. Honorary Resolution:

Passage of Resolution honoring Art Dubé.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. Bootleggers (323 1st Av N):

Grant On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License (expansion of premises for outdoor rear second floor deck area). (Postponed 10/2/2009, 10/16/2009)

Action Taken: Postponed.

2. Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 370 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Regulations Involving Minors, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (adopting a social host ordinance to discourage underage consumption of alcohol by imposing penalties on those who host events or gatherings where underage persons possess or consume alcohol).

Action Taken: Referred to PS&RS Committee.

New Business

1. 2009 Election Judges:

Glidden moves approval of the list of election judges; authorizes use of substitutions from the eligible list; authorizes use of an Absentee Ballot Board; and approval of the list of election judges to serve on that Board.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix G of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Bus Stop Shelters Franchise, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee (Allowing interim extension to April 1, 2010).

Action Taken: Referred to T&PW Committee.

3. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Johnson moves to introduce an ordinance amending Chapter 3, Section 4 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Powers and Duties of Officers: Executive Committee, for first reading and referral to the Minneapolis Charter Commission (that the position of the Director of Regulatory Services and Emergency Preparedness be included in the appointment process outlined in Charter Chapter 3, Section 4).

Action Taken: Referred to Charter Commission.

4. Draft 2010 Calendar:

Johnson moves to adopt the 2010 City Council Meeting Calendar, on file in the Office of the City Clerk, with formal adoption to take place at the organizational meeting of January 4, 2010.

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: November 13, 2009
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