Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Friday, April 2, 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, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

1. Roll call. 13-0

2. Adoption of the agenda.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to add Motion #2.

3. Acceptance of minutes of the special meeting of March 10, 2010 and the regular meeting of March 12, 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

1. City of Minneapolis 2010 Legislative Agenda:

Approve amendment to agenda to add language to the "Jobs and Economic Development" section relating to employment guidance.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Five-Year City Goals:

Sent forward without recommendation approval of the City of Minneapolis five-year goals, strategic directions and values.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

3. North Metro Mayors Association:

Approve amended and restated Joint Powers Agreement for a Coalition of Metropolitan Communities to permit the coalition members to expand their joint powers to include participating in or forming joint purchasing entities.

Action Taken: Approved.

Community Development

1. Covenire Care, LLC (re 3733-23rd Ave S):

Passage of Resolution giving final approval to issue bonds for Nokomis Senior Assisted Living Facility.

Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. "Don't Borrow Trouble Campaign":

Approve extension to grant agreement with Family Housing Fund.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Touchstone Project (re 2304 Snelling Ave):

Approve deadline extension for Land Sale Option for sale of portion of land to Project for Pride in Living.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. 2009 Affordable housing Trust Fund & Non-Profit Development Assistance Fund:

Approve loan & grant funding for North Have-Phase 2 project.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Mpls Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1):

Authorize CPED director to make changes to NSP1 award allocation if necessitated by changes in housing market or program requirements.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 2010 Mpls Advantage Program:

a) Approve Mpls Advantage loan guidelines; b) Authorize amendment to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation contract by increasing funding to cover program costs; c) Authorize changes to Mpls & Consortium award allocations if necessitated.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Transportation & Public Works and Ways & Means/Budget

7. Bassett Creek Valley Exclusive Development Rights:

Recommendations - a) Grant Ryan Companies exclusive development rights to Linden Yards West through 2015; b) If Linden Yards East is selected as preferred site for rail layover facility, direct staff to work with Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority on joint development strategy by 12/31/2010 to maximize development, including air rights after rail needs are accommodated; c) Modify provisions related to Ryan's good-faith deposit; d) Direct staff to continue analysis of Ryan's proposal -
Comm Dev & T&PW

W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved Ways & Means/Budget recommendation, as amended.

8. City Community Garden Lease Agreement Standards:

Recommendations - a) Passage of Resolution approving community garden lease agreement standards and delegating authority to enter into agreements for leasing of non-buildable & non-developable City properties for community gardens; b) Direct staff to prepare Procedure Document -
Comm Dev & T&PW

W&M/Budget

Action Taken: Approved Ways & Means/Budget recommendation.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

9. 2010 Consolidated Plan & Five-Year Strategy 2010-2014:

Authorize submittal of Plan to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentives Account Grant:

Authorize accept & appropriate grant award for Riverside Plaza; Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Minnesota Historical Society:

Authorize accept & appropriate MN Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant award for Grain Belt Office building; Passage Resolution increasing CPED appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Phillips West Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:

a) Approve Plan; b) Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation; c) Approve referral of funds in reserve account; d) Authorize contracts/agreements.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. MN Department of Public Safety (re YouthCARE's Young Women's Mentoring Program):

Authorize contract to accept Office of Justice Programs, MN Title II funding through Juvenile Accountability Block Grant fund (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

14. U.S. Department of Labor (re Pathways Out of Poverty):

Authorize contract to accept grant funds; Passage of Resolution increasing CPED appropriation (9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

15. MN Department of Employment & Economic Development:

Authorize agreement for Workforce Investment Act Title I grant agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Humboldt Greenway Redevelopment Project:

Authorize staff to a) negotiate & execute purchase agreement between the City & Builders Mortgage Company, LLC to acquire 49 vacant parcels in Humboldt Greenway 5th Addition; b) consent to voluntary foreclosure by Builders of vacant properties & improved lots; c) negotiate terms for a third amendment to Humboldt Greenway Land Conveyance Agreement.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Report to Zoning & Planning

17. MN Historical & Cultural Funds Grant Program:

Passage of Resolution authorizing application for grant funding for Grain Belt Office Building, Warehouse District Heritage Street Plan, Pillsbury A-Mill Roof Stabilization, Pillsbury A-Mill Window Survey & First church of Christ-Scientist.

Action Taken: Approved.

Public Safety & Health

1. Civilian Police Review Authority:

Sent forward without recommendation the following applicants' names for three Mayoral and one City Council appointment:

Alexandria Jasicki; Dean Kallenbach; Arlene Santiago; Davide Bicking; Ryan J. Courtney; Pramma Elayaperumal; Andy Exley; Liban Abdi Farah; Allen Kathir; Mike Newcome; Mary Pargo; Michele S. Rockne-Semkow; Robert S. Rogers; Fadhil Shuriye; and Martin Warren.

Sent forward without recommendation Mayor's recommendation to appoint Justin Terrell as the Vice Chair for a two-year term.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

2. Lead Poisoning Prevention Services:

Execute contract with Hennepin County to accept $500,000 to conduct lead poisoning prevention strategies; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program:

Accept $31,047 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to purchase smoke detectors to be installed by Fire Department personnel in approximately 3,500 single family homes; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

1. Public Markets:

Sent forward without recommendation 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.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

2. Penn Gas Stop (2606 Penn Av N):

Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery, Tobacco, Food Manufacturer and Gasoline Filling Station Licenses.

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. Rental Dwelling License at 2732 Bloomington Av:

Approve license reinstatement to be held by Gallop Solutions; Tom & Becky Bohlen.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee:

Approve appointment of Robin Garwood as City Council's representative, and Shannon McDonough as alternate.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Green Jobs Conference:

Passage of Resolution supporting Good Jobs, Green Jobs: National Green Jobs Conference.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rental Dwelling License at 2939 Lyndale Av N:

Revoke license held by Aaron & Mary Durkop.

Action Taken: Approved.

Joint Report with Transportation & Public Works

10. Sidewalk Cart Vendors:

a. Return to author the following ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances:

Title 17 relating to Streets and Sidewalks -- Chapter 427 relating to In General; Chapter 430 relating to Right-of-Way Permits; Chapter 439 relating to Nicollet Mall; Chapter 442 relating to Downtown Special Service District; Chapter 448 relating to Nicollet Avenue South Special Service District; and Chapter 465 relating to Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.

Title 13, Chapter 259 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General.

b. Sent forward without recommendation the following ordinances amending the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances:

Title 10 relating to Food Code -- Chapter 186 relating to In General; and Chapter 188 relating to Administration and Licensing.

RE&E - Further, staff be directed to report back with a proposal for a task force, to include a plan for recycling.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Transportation & Public Works

1. Lynnhurst (Phase VI) Street Renovation Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Lynnhurst (Phase VI) Street Renovation Project:

Receive cost estimate, direct City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against benefited properties, and set a public hearing for April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Oak Hill Area Phase II (East Half) Street Resurfacing Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Oak Hill Area Phase II (East Half) Street Resurfacing Project:

Receive cost estimate, direct City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against benefited properties, and set a public hearing for April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 54th St W/Diamond Lake Rd (Lyndale to Stevens Ave S) Street Resurfacing Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. 54th St W/Diamond Lake Rd (Lyndale to Stevens Ave S) Street Resurfacing Project:

Receive cost estimate, direct City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against benefited properties, and set a public hearing for April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Prospect Park Area Street Resurfacing Project:

Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Prospect Park Area Street Resurfacing Project:

Receive cost estimate, direct City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against benefited properties, and set a public hearing for April 20, 2010.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Streetcar Funding Study:

a) Receive and file the Minneapolis Streetcar Funding Study;
b) Approve the long-term streetcar network;
c) Authorize the proper City officers to engage partner agencies and private stakeholders and assemble the appropriate information from existing and additional studies as needed to determine whether the City should enter into the federal project development process and appropriate phasing;
d) Direct staff to return to the T&P W Committee at least quarterly with a report on streetcars.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

10. Bryn Mawr Area Resurfacing Project:

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.

11. Central Corridor LRT Agreements:

a) Negotiate and execute a Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council;
b) Negotiate and execute a Subordinate Funding Agreement with the Met Council for City forces work associated with supplying traffic signal controller cabinets; and

c) Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project, to be reimbursed by the Met Council.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. 2010 Off-Street Municipal Parking Rates:

Establish the current parking rates as the 2010 base rates.

Action Taken: Approved.

13. SAFETEA-LU New Freedom Program Funds:

Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the Accessible Pedestrian Signals Project.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Cedar Lake Trail Phase III Project:

Passage of Resolution approving the execution of a final settlement agreement for easements with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company for the project.

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Collaborative Drinking Water Research Project:

Authorize agreement with the Board of Regents of the U of M to conduct research in the use of powder-activated carbon in drinking water for taste and odor control.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Bids:

a) OP 7256, Accept low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC, to furnish fine aggregate;
b) OP 7258, Accept low responsive bid of Cemstone Products Company to furnish Ready Mix Concrete;
c) OP 7259, Accept low bid of Graymont (WI) LLC, to furnish quick lime; and
d) OP 7261, Accept low bid of Veit and Company for pavement removals, storm sewer, and grading for the Chicago Ave Project.
Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

1. Master Legal Services Agreements:

Authorize contract amendments with:
a) James D. Gurovitsch, (amount not to exceed $100,000); and
b) Hoffner Firm, LTD, (amount not to exceed $175,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Legal Services Agreement:

Authorize execution of contract with Gray Plant Mooty law firm; amount not to exceed $50,000 for legal services.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Ruiz v. City of Minneapolis and Officer Todd Lappegaard:

Adopt Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendation of Administrative Law Judge Manuel J. Cervantes.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Street-Level-Photo Services:

Authorize execution of a one (1) year contract with Yotta MVS, Inc. to provide services to the City Assessor’s Office (amount not to exceed $195,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) Board of Directors:

Approve two Council appointments and one Mayor/Council President appointment as follows: Darren Smith (Council appointment); Rashad Hasan (Council re-appointment); and Kevinn Tam (Mayor/Council President appointment).

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Convention Center - ATM Access:

Sent forward without recommendation a request to execute a revenue producing contract with TCF National Bank to provide Minneapolis Convention Center clients access to automated teller machines during events.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

7. Minneapolis Tree Program:

Authorize execution of contract with Tree Trust to provide 1,000 trees to Minneapolis residents (not to exceed $75,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Language Interpretive Services:

Authorize execution of a three (3) year contract with The Big Word Group to provide interpretive services; term to expire April 1, 2013 (not to exceed $250,000).

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Employee Fitness Club Discounts:

Authorize execution of contracts necessary to implement programs with Ivy Spa and Fitness Club, Curves Downtown, and Calhoun Beach Club.

Action Taken: Approved.

Zoning & Planning

1. Mpls City Planning Commission:

Confirm Mayoral reappointments of Erika Carter & Lauren Huynh and approve reappointment of Brian Gorecki.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Jonah Bridger (re 2510-4th St N):

Deny appeal filed from decision of the Board of Adjustment re nonconforming use certificate.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Radio/Television Stations (Zoning Code Text Amendments):

Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Mpls Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, to allow radio or television stations as permitted uses in the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District & establish specific development standards, as follows:
Amending Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards;
Amending Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Overnight Shelters (Zoning Code Text Amendments):

Passage of Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Mpls Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, to allow overnight shelters as a principal use in specific geographic areas within downtown, as follows:
Amending Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
Amending Chapter 5551 relating to Overlay Districts.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Excelsior Development LLC (re area of 912 E 24th St & 2301 Elliot Ave):

Passage of Resolution amending Resolution No. 2009R-125, correcting legal description in alley vacation. ( 9 votes).

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Elizabeth C. Quinlan Residence (1711 Emerson Ave S):

Passage of Resolution designating Residence as a local historic landmark.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Pauline Fjelde Residence (3009 Park Ave):

Passage of Resolution denying designation of Residence as a local historic landmark.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Midtown Greenway Rezoning Study:

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Mpls Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts & Maps Generally, rezoning parcels to implement land use policies adopted by various plans. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

Motions

1. City Payroll:

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

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Council Committee Reporting Departments:

Motion by Johnson to approve document.

Action Taken: Approved.

Unfinished Business

1. Ordinance Introduction:

Pursuant to previous notice (3/12/2010), Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 48 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection: Minneapolis Watershed Management Authority for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (to include temporary wells as part of existing permit requirements).

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

New Business

1. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Samuels moves to introduce an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 435 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Parcel and Structure Numbering, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending provisions for consistency and uniformity between local ordinances and state fire and building codes regarding size and display requirements for address identification numbers and to regulate materials and methods of application).

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

2. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Samuels moves to introduce an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing Maintenance Code: Fire Protection, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending provisions for consistency and uniformity between local ordinances and state fire and building codes regarding size and display requirements for address identification numbers and to regulate materials and methods of application).

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

3. Ordinance Introduction ( Unanimous consent required):

Samuels moves to introduce an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 225, relating to Health and Sanitation: Garbage and Refuse: City Collection and Disposal, for first reading and referral to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending provisions for consistency and uniformity between local ordinances and state fire and building codes regarding size and display requirements for address identification numbers and to regulate materials and methods of application).

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

Announcements

Adjournment to Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of receiving the Mayor’s recommended 2010 Supplemental Budget.

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: April 16, 2010
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