Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
Friday, January 25, 2013
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. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and adjourned session of January 11, 2013.
    Action Taken:  Accepted.

4. 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 1/10/2013

 1.  Government Affairs Services:
      Authorize waive any conflict of interest between the City of Minneapolis and the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron so that the IGR Department can retain Kevin Goodno and Melissa Rahn to provide government affairs services on behalf of the City.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

COW agenda of 1/24/2013

 2.  Boards and Commissions:
      a) Motion to find under Council Rule 4 that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the action relating to this item of the Committee of the Whole from the January 24th meeting.
      b) Passage of Resolution slowing ward-based appointments to boards and commissions through 2013.
      Boards and Commission Resolution
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Community Development

CD agenda of 1/15/2013

1.  Land Sale (906 22nd Ave N):
     Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Urban Homeworks, Inc, subject to conditions (9 votes).
     Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  MacPhail Center for Music 2012 Annual Report:
     Passage of Resolution approving the governmental program & annual budget for 2012-2013.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Minneapolis Community Technical College:
     Approve amendment to the Standard Agreement Form Contract language re financial liability obligation.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Tax-Forfeited Land:
      Passage of Resolutions a) requesting actions with respect to conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land in Mpls; & b) approving the classification of certain tax-forfeited land in Mpls as non-conservation.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

5.  Small Business Lending:
     Authorize contracts to continue the use of prior allocation of Empowerment Zoning funding with Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers & the Neighborhood Development Center.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account Grants:
     Authorize acceptance & appropriation of grant awards for Seward Commons Infrastructure/Snelling Apartments, West Broadway Curve & A-Mill Artists Lofts projects; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
     Action Taken:  Approved.

7.  Upper Harbor Terminal Operating Budget for 2013:
     Approve budget.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

8.  Downtown East Parking Ramp Site:
     Authorize amendment to purchase agreement for City's 2007 sale of municipal parking ramps to Mpls Venture LLC & enter into new agreement to clarify & modify development obligations.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

9.  Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development:
     Passage of Resolution authorizing submittal of applications for Redevelopment Grant Program for The Commons @ Penn Avenue, Washburn Center for Children & West Broadway Curve projects; Approve development grant application fee & grant administration fee policies.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 1/16/2013

1.  Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities:
     Confirm Mayoral reappointments of Donna Hemp, Areslio Omas Magana, Joan Willshire & Dorothy Balen.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

2.  MASA Consulting:
     Authorize amendment to contract, increasing by $12,000 for total of $61,999, for disaster behavioral health emergency consulting services related to Operation Curtain Call.
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 1/14/2013

 1.  Liquor Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting wine and liquor licenses to the following businesses:
      a) Arezzo Ristorante, 5057 France Ave S; and
      b) Smack Shack, 603 Washington Ave N.
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
     
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Liquor 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.  Housing Board of Appeals:
      Approve City Council appointment of Joyce Mason as a public member filling the unexpired term of Lauren Maker through December 31, 2013.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Rental Dwelling License at 4227 Emerson Ave N:
     
Revoke license held by Prashant Babal.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 1/15/2013

 1.  31st St W, 35th St E, and 38th St W Street Resurfacing Projects:
      a)   Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the projects; and
      b)   Receive the cost estimates, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on February 26, 2013.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District:
      Passage of Resolution approving the cancellation of special assessments for service charges payable 2013 for certain parcels in the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Safe Routes to School Projects:
      Authorize amendment to existing agreements with the State of Minnesota to allow Safe Routes to School funding to be used for plan design development associated with the projects.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Self-Managed Special Service District Management Policy:
      Direct Public Works staff to develop and recommend a policy regarding the establishment and oversight of Self-Managed Special Service Districts.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget
 5.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7723, Accept low bid of A & M Construction, Inc. to complete the Government Center Parking Facility Expansion Joint Repairs Project; and
      b)  OP 7724, Accept single bid of Intex Corporation for crushing rubble concrete and rubble asphalt through December 31, 2013. 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 1/22/2013

 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of Sandy Lange v. City of Minneapolis ($33,750).
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  MTN Board Appointments:
      Approve the following Council appointments to the Minneapolis Television Network Board: Chris Lautenshclager (Ward 12); Jay Ludke (Ward 5); and Lamarr Scott (Ward 9).
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Broadcast Time Donation:
      Passage of Resolution accepting donation of broadcast time from Comcast Cable for public service announcements.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Third Avenue Bridge Public Art:
      Authorize: 1) issuance of a Request for Qualifications for a Public Artist for a plaza on the Third Avenue Bridge; and 2) entering into an agreement with the selected artist for an amount not to exceed $180,000.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
     
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Bid:
      OP 7722, Approve single bid of Micros Systems, Inc., in the amount of $782,744.85, for the installation of a Point of Sale System for the City of Minneapolis Convention Center/Target Center.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  2012 4th Quarter Gift Acceptance:
      Passage of Resolution accepting gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000. (9 votes)
     
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Unisys Contract Amendment: 
      Authorize increase to the Unisys managed services contract of $750,000 for change orders requested by IT and customer departments.
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Zoning & Planning - no reports

 

Report from the Audit Committee

 1.  Information Technology External Penetration Assessment Report:
      Refer to the City Council the subject matter of modifications to the management plan as proposed by the Information Technology Department.  
      Action Taken:  Received & Filed.

Motions

 

Resolutions

 

Unfinished Business

 1.   Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on January 11, 2013, Schiff moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (providing for general housekeeping amendments to clarify confusing provisions, codify existing interpretations, and correct typographical errors in the zoning ordinance):
      a)  Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions;
      b)  Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally;
      c)  Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement;
      d)  Chapter 527 relating to Planned Unit Development;
      e)  Chapter 529 relating to Interim Ordinances;
      f)   Chapter 530 relating to Site Plan Review;
      g)  Chapter 531 relating to Nonconforming Uses and Structures;
      h)  Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability;
      i)   Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards;
      j)   Chapter 537 relating to Accessory Uses and Structures;
      k)  Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading;
      l)   Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs;
     m)  Chapter 544 relating to Off-Premise Advertising Signs and Billboards;
      n)  Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts;
      o)  Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;
      p)  Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts;
      q)  Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts;
      r)   Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts; and
      s)  Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
      Action Taken:  Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

 2.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on January 11, 2013, Reich moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (expanding and amending the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District along Central Avenue Northeast):
      a) Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally; and
      b) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
      Action Taken:  Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

New Business

 1.  Notice of Intent:
      Gordon gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 64 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits (amending various provisions to authorize and regulate trap-neuter-release feral cat programs).
      Notice Given.

 2.  Notice of Intent:
      Gordon gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 229 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Pest and Vermin Control (amending provisions to address the feeding of feral cat communities).
      Notice Given.

 3.  Notice of Intent:
      Gordon 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 more flexibility regarding the size of commercial uses in certain zoning districts):
      a) Chapter 527 relating to Planned Unit Development;
      b) Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;
      c) Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts; and
      d) Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts.
      Notice Given.

 4.  Notice of Intent:
      Gordon gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 551 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts (reducing the required parking in the University Area Overlay District).
      Notice Given.

 5.  Notice of Intent:
      Schiff 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, (expanding the requirement to provide bicycle facilities in new development projects):
      a) Chapter 541 related to Off-Street Parking and Loading; and
      b) Chapter 549 related to Downtown Districts. 
      
Notice Given.

Announcements

 

Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the matter of  Kidd v. Jackson.
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.

 

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, February 8, 2013

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