Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
Friday, December 14, 2012
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

 NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

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:  Adopted.

 3. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to proper committees and departments.
Action Taken:  Referred.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 12/6/2012

 1.  City of Minneapolis' 2013 State Legislative Agenda:
      Adopt.
      Link:  2013 Legislative Agenda
Action Taken:  Approved.

Community Development

CD agenda of 12/11/2012

 1.  Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners:
      Confirm Mayoral reappointment of F. Clayton Tyler.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Hollywood Theater Property (2815 & 2819 Johnson St NE):
      Grant exclusive development rights to Andrew Volna for one-year period, with possible extension; authorize negotiation for terms of contract for redevelopment & direct sale of property.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Designation of Targeted Communities Map:
      Passage of Resolution designating targeted communities in the City of Minneapolis & approve updated map.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

 4.  Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
       a)  Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $704,577; 
       b)  Passage of Resolution appropriating funds, $419,067.37; 
       c)  Authorize contracts or agreements necessary.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Central Neighborhood Revitalization Program Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
      a)  Approve Plan, in an amount not to exceed $812,586;
      b)  Passage of Resolution appropriating funds, $526,071.94;
      c)  Authorize contracts or agreements necessary.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Program:
      Approval submittal of grant application for the John Biggers Seed Project.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Emergency Solutions Grant Program Awards:
      Approve grant awards & authorize necessary contract with the following organizations:  Ascension Place/St Anne's, Catholic Charities Hope Street, Catholic Charities Housing First, Minnesota Council of Churches & St Stephen's Human Services.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 12/10/2012

 1.  Liquor and Wine Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses
      a) Borough, 730 Washington Ave N (including Sidewalk Cafe, Caterer and Liquor Catering Licenses, and a 2:00 a.m. License issued by the State of Minnesota) - Early Signature by Mayor Requested
      b) Red Cow, 3624 W 50th St
      c) Parka, 4023 E Lake St (including Sidewalk Cafe License) - Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Red Sea Bar & Restaurant, 320 Cedar Ave S:
      Grant On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License (Upgrade from Class C-1).
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Red Sea Bar & Restaurant, 320 Cedar Ave S:
      Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Ahmed's Certified Auto Care, 616 45th Ave N:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Liquor, Wine and Beer Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Business Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Gambling Licenses:
      Grant license application submitted by Page Education Foundation.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC):
      a) Approve City Council and Mayoral appointments and reappointments of Shalini Gupta; Lisa Daniels; Alexis Troschinetz; Meleah Houseknecht; Kevin Bengtson; Roxxanne O'Brien; Ross Abbey; Michelle Stockness; Pat Mulloy; Annette Rondano; Jamison Tessneer; Darrel Gerber; Brian Ross; Marty Broan; Sarah Sponheim; and Michelle Schroeder.
      b) Thank outgoing members Gretchen Camp; John Harkness; Russ Henry; Terrance Noble; Mark Snyder; and John Sylvester.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Housing Inspections Staff Direction:
      a) Direct staff to report to the RE&E Committee by February 11, 2013 regarding utilization of conditions in the rental housing context.
      b) Direct staff to report to the RE&E Committee by April 15, 2013 regarding utilization of conduct on premises ordinance.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

10. Bids for Non-Emergency and Emergency Board Ups and Vacant and Open Buildings for the Department of Regulatory Services:
      a) OP #7707, accept single bid of Castrejon, Inc, to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for non-emergency board ups ($100,000).
      b) OP #7708, accept single bid of Castrejon, Inc, to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for emergency board ups ($300,000).
Action Taken:  Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 12/13/2012

 1.  Legal Settlements:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of: a) Roberta Hawkins v. City of Minneapolis ($90,000); b) Albertine L. Rotimi v. Jarrod S. Kunze and City of Minneapolis ($6,500); and c) City of Minneapolis v. RW Farms (Master Express) ($7,500).
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Legal Publications Contract Extension:
      Authorize three-month extension until March 31, 2013, to the existing contract with Finance & Commerce, Inc., for publication of legal notices, ordinance, proceedings, and other matters.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  U of M Library Agreement:
      Authorize agreement with the University of Minnesota's Borchert Map Library for the digitization of historic aerial photographs.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Bid:
      OP No 7691, Accept low bid of L S Black Constructors, Inc. in the amount of $280,496.36, for the restoration construction at the 3rd Avenue Parking Ramp for the Convention Center.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Bid:
      OP No 7668, Accept low responsive bid of Construction Results Corporation in the amount of $254,800, for completion of the 2nd Precinct Desk Remodeling Project.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Wireless Community Accounts:
      Approve applications for free Wireless Community accounts for: a) Holland High Rise in partnership with Logan Park Neighborhood Association and Volunteers of America; and b) Center for Victims of Professional Abuse.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Microsoft Gift Acceptance:
      Passage of Resolution accepting donation from Microsoft Corporation for SQL Server Migration Assessment and authorize entering into agreements to accept delivery of assessment funding and related service agreements and work orders.  
Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Target Foundation Grant:
       Accept $15,000 in grant funding to be used for social media training on the integration of social media into the Police mission, and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Dynamic Imaging Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with Dynamic Imaging Systems, Inc. for the maintenance of photo imaging equipment in the Police Crime Lab, in an estimated amount of $9,310.
Action Taken:  Approved.

10. The Depot Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with The Depot Hotel for arrangements for facility rental for law enforcement trainings.
Action Taken:  Approved.

11. Xcel Energy Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with Xcel Energy for the installation of city equipment on Xcel's building on Nicollet Mall.
Action Taken:  Approved.

12. Partners in Leadership Contract:
      Authorize entering into a contract agreement with Partners in Leadership, Inc. for leadership training for 30 MPD participants, in an estimated amount of $9,000 and $225 per participant over the total of 30. 
Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution in-kind donations of dog and cat food and supplies from the following individuals and groups:  Alyssa Ambroz, Judy Myers, Donna Francis, Philip Habeeb, Annie Krapek, SW Metro Rescue, MNPAW Volunteers, MACC Volunteers, and PETCO Highland Park.
Action Taken:  Approved.

14. Reclassification of Existing Appointed Position - Director Regulatory Services:
      Approve proposed reclassification of position to grade 15, 703 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective December 14, 2012.
Action Taken:  Approved.

15. New Appointed Position - Director CPED Operations and Innovation:
      Approve proposed appointed position allocated to grade 15, 688 points; and Passage of Salary Ordinance approving annual salary, effective December 14, 2012.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 12/10/2012

 1.  Supportive Housing:
      Passage of the following Ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, revising the definition and development standards for supportive housing uses, including revisions to the spacing requirements:
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions; and
      b) Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Gluek Brewing Tied House, 1500 6th St S:
      Grant appeal, in part, from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission which denied the Demolition of Historic Resource application to move the Gluek Brewing Tied House to 1527 6th St, as defined in Section 599.110 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, but not to raze the building; and add a condition that the applicant shall submit a site plan application for the new location, 1527 6th St, subject to administrative approval by staff.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Reports from the Audit Committee

Motions

 1.  License Plate Scanners:
      Motion by Schiff to direct staff to submit an application to the Minnesota Department of Administration requesting that data collected by the City using license plate scanners be temporarily classified as not-public data, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §13.06.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Resolutions

 1.  Honorary Resolution:     
      Passage of Resolution recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 and Declaring 2012-2013 the Year of the Dakota in Minneapolis.
      Link:  Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 Resolution
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Certificate of Special Commendation to James A. Moore.

Unfinished Business

 1.  2013 Municipal Election:
      Report of Elections Committee recommending approval of candidate filing dates (Postponed 12/7/2012).
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice (12/7/2012), Johnson 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 referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending provisions regulating the operation of rental property).
Action Taken:  Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

 3.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice (12/7/2012), Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 178 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Recreational Fires, for referral to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee (amending rules regulating recreational fires).
Action Taken:  Referred to Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee.

 4.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice (12/7/2012), Hodges moves to introduce an ordinance amending Title 16 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning & Development, establishing a new Chapter 421 relating to Calhoun Place Housing Improvement Area for referral to the Community Development and Ways & Means/Budget Committees (establishing within which housing improvements are to be made and financed in part from fees imposed within the area).
Action Taken:  Referred to Community Development and Ways & Means/Budget Committees.

 5.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice (12/7/2012), Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (broadening the zoning districts in which blood/plasma collection facilities may be located):
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
      b) Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards
      c) Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading;  
      d) Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts
      e)  Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts
      f) Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts; and 
      g) Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts.
Action Taken:  Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

 6.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice, Samuels moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 4 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl, for referral to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee (amending provisions relating to dangerous and potentially dangerous animals and amending provisions related to conducting midterm exam of animal):
      a) Chapter 64 relating to Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits; and
      b) Chapter 66 relating to Rabies Control. 
Action Taken:  Referred to Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee.

New Business

 1.  Notice of Intent:
      Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (allowing additional sale and display of goods outside of business establishments):
       a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
       b) Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability;
      
c) Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards;
       d) Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;
      
e) Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts;
       
f) Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts; and
       g) Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts.

  2. Notice of Intent:
      Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing (amending provisions to allow additional sale and display of goods outside of business establishments).

 3.  Notice of Intent:
      Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General (amending provisions to allow additional sale and display of goods outside of business establishments).

 4.  Detox Van Services:
      Motion by Hodges to amend the contract with Hennepin County to provide police Detox Van services for 2012 ($200,695); and passage of Resolution approving appropriation.
Action Taken: Approved.

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:  Friday, January 11, 2013

City Clerk email: councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov

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