Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, January 15, 2010 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 Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
Absent: Majority Leader Schiff
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call.

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of December 18, 2009, the Organization Meeting of January 4, 2010 and Special Meeting of January 7, 2010.

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 - No Reports

Public Safety & Health - No Reports

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

1. Great Sun Buffet and Bar (1400 Nicollet Av):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Business Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Gambling Licenses:

Passage of Resolution granting applications.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Country Bar and Grill (3006 Lyndale Av S):

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

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Local Approval of Minnesota Laws to Issue Intoxicating Liquor License at 2124 Como Av SE:

Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2009 Legislative Session; Chapter 120, Article 1, Section 16.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

7. Bid for Demolition of 2214 4th Av S:

OP #7227, accept low bid of BD Construction, LLC, to accomplish the demolition of one structure for the Department of Regulatory Services.

Action Taken: Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Fridley Chemical Building:

Authorize execution of a change order to contract with HDR Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $42,467, to provide design and construction services for the Fridley Chemical Building.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Southwest Transitway Locally Preferred Alternative:

Passage of Resolution supporting the the Locally Preferred Alternative as recommended by the Southwest Transitway Technical Advisory Committee, Policy Advisory Committee, and Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

3. Cedar Lake Trail Project (Phase III):

Passage of Resolution authorizing the proper City officers to execute an easement agreement with the Minnesota Ballpark Authority.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

4. Sheridan Neighborhood Street Light Project:

a) Authorize agreement with Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO) and Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) for installation of low level street lighting; and
b) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $300,000, to be reimbursed by the SNO and the NRP.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Qwest Permit Fee Agreement:

a) Authorize acceptance of $226,776.79 from Qwest for outstanding permit fees;
b) Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2007R-597 setting the permit fee structure for excavation permits, and
c) Passage of Resolution amending the permit fee structure for excavation permits by deleting any reference to changes in rate structure relative to 1200 feet.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Site Lease Agreement:

Authorize negotiation and execution of a five-year site lease agreement with Clear Wireless, LLC, for installation of cellular transmission equipment at the Orchestra Hall Parking Facility (1111 Marquette Ave).

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NTP) Grant Award:

a) Accept NTP federal grant of $1,750,000 for the Bicycle Sharing Project and authorize an agreement with Mn/DOT to accept the grant;
b) Authorize agreement with Nice Ride Minnesota to implement, operate, and maintain the system;
c) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $1,750,000;
d) Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of special permits to allow for the installation of bicycle facilities in the public right-of-way; and
e) Passage of Resolution requesting that Mn/DOT act as the City’s agent to accept the grant. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Legal Settlement:

Passage of Resolution approving settlement of the legal claims of Augustin Ganley ($70,800).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Utility Billing Insert:

Approve the February 2010 utility billing insert regarding the "Raingarden Workshops" sponsored by Metro Blooms.

Action Taken: Approved.

3 Bid:

Accept low bid from Lund Martin Construction, Inc., for the grease interceptor replacement project at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Public Artwork:

Accept funds from Hennepin County (not to exceed $14,000) for the development of public artworks for libraries; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

5. Gift Acceptance:

Accept gift in the amount of $100,000 from the estate of Robert J. Olson to the City of Minneapolis; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC):

Accept reimbursement from Clay County, Minnesota ($6,972.57) for Red River Valley flood deployment in March, 2009; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Driver Training Facility and Classroom:

Accept proposal from Dakota County Technical College to proceed with a contract for driving facility and classroom services, with the option for two one-year extensions. ($85,000/year)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Financial Crimes Task Force:

Execution of grant award agreement ($100,000) from the MN Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the investigation of identity theft and cases of fraud; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force:

a) Authorize amendment with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to participate in task force, and to execute contracts associated with this project;
b) Accept additional funding for overtime expenses and reimbursable travel expenses; and c) Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA):

Execution of a contract agreement with the MPHA; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (up to $650,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Twins Way (3rd Avenue North, between 7th Street North and Glenwood Avenue):

Approve petition to name/rename a segment of 3rd Avenue North to Twins Way.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. On-Premise Signs (Zoning Code Text Amendment):

a) Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, regarding making corrections to the recently revised zoning code provisions related to on-premise signs, as follows:

1) Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs; and

2) Chapter 544 relating to Off-Premise Signs.

b) Passage of Ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 109 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Billboards, regarding making corrections to the recently revised building code provisions related to on-premise signs.

Action Taken: Approved.

Motions

1. City Payroll:

Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of February, 2010 be approved and ordered paid.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. City Financial Policies:

Authorize amendments to the Citys financial policies to expand independent board recoupment policy. (Postponed 11/13/2009; 12/4/2009, 12/18/2009).

Action Taken: Referred back to Ways & Means/Budget Committee.

2. Notice of Intent:

Schiff renews notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 201 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Public Markets (amending the definition of public market to allow a public market to be indoors or outdoors).

3. Ordinance Introduction:

Pursuant to previous notice (12/18/2009), Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (making compliance with Title 11, Chapter 225, Article VI a licensing standard).

Action Taken: Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

4. Ordinance Introduction:

Pursuant to previous notice (12/18/2009), Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 225 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Garbage and Refuse, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment and Transportation & Public Works Committees (amending notice, enforcement, and penalty provisions relating to recycling at buildings having two or more dwelling units).

Action Taken: Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

New Business

1. Notice of Intent:

Schiff gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code (granting the City the authority to recommend revocation of a rental license upon refusal by a licensee to cooperate with the State EPA contamination cleanup order on a residential rental lot).

2. Notice of Intent:

Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 10 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code (to revise regulations relating to sidewalk cart vendors, including sidewalk cart food vendors and mobile food vendors), as follows:
a) Amending Chapter 186 relating to Food Code: In General;
b) Amending Chapter 188 relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing.

3. Notice of Intent:

Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 259 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General (to revise regulations relating to sidewalk cart vendors, including sidewalk cart food vendors and mobile food vendors).

4. Notice of Intent:

Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks (to revise regulations relating to sidewalk cart vendors, including sidewalk cart food vendors and mobile food vendors), as follows:

a) Amending Chapter 427 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General;
b) Amending Chapter 430 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Right-Of-Way Permits;
c) Amending Chapter 439 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Nicollet Mall;
d) Amending Chapter 442 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Downtown Special Service District;
e) Amending Chapter 448 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Nicollet Avenue South Special Service District;
f) Amending Chapter 465 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.

5. Notice of Intent:

Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (to revise regulations relating to sidewalk cart vendors, including sidewalk cart food vendors and mobile food vendors), as follows:
a) Amending Chapter 520 relating to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions;
b) Amending Chapter 535 relating to Zoning Code: Regulations of General Applicability;
c) Amending Chapter 536 relating to Zoning Code: Specific Development Standards;
d) Amending Chapter 548 relating to Zoning Code: Commercial Districts;
e) Amending Chapter 549 relating to Zoning Code: Downtown Districts.

Announcements

Adjournment

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: 1/29/2010
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Minneapolis Web Page: MinneapolisMN.gov

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