Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
Friday, January 11, 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.  11-0 (Absent - Colvin Roy and Goodman)

 2.  Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Acceptance of minutes of the regular meetings of December 7 and 14, 2012, and the adjourned session of December 12, 2012.
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

Community Development

CD agenda of 1/8/2013

1.  City Place Housing Limited Partnership (re City Place Lofts, 730 Hennepin Ave):
      Passage of Resolution giving final approval to issue bonds for housing project.
Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  2012 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Funding:
     Approve up to $475,722 of ESG funds for Harbor Light Center, Families Moving Forward Day Center, St. Anne's Place & Passage Community.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

3.  Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Community Revitalization Funds (CRV)-Rehab Support Program:
     a)  Accept MHFA Single Family Fall 2012 CRV, $150,000;
     b)  Approve contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for administration of Rehab Support Program;
     c)  Approve Rehab Support Program;
     d)  Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Community Revitalization Funds (CRV)-Mpls Advantage Program:
     a)  Accept grant award, $100,000;
     b)  Approve Guidelines for the Mpls Advantage Program;
     c)  Authorize contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for administration of program;
     d)  Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Local Housing Incentive Account (LHIA) Grants:
     Authorize acceptance & appropriation of LHIA grant award in the amounts of $300,000 for Greenway Heights Townhomes, $150,000 for Snelling Apartments & $300,000 for West Broadway Curve projects & authorize necessary contracts; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Community Revitalization Funds (CRV)-Green Homes North 2013:
     Accept grant award, $250,000, for Green Homes North Program & authorize necessary contracts; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 1/9/2013

 1.  Mpls Commission on Civil Rights:
      Approve City Council appointments/reappointments of Carina Aleckson, Maria Khan (reappointment), Lonnie Nichols (reappointment) &  John Oberreuter (reappointment); Confirm Mayoral appointments of Michael Harralson, Arlene Santiago, Kristin White and Gerald Strauss.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee:
      Confirm Mayoral appointments of Titilayo Bediako, Henry Crosby, Jose Gonzalez, Janee Harteau, Linda Higgins, Barbara McMorris, Khalid Mohamed, Darrell Young & Shane Zahn; Confirm Mayoral reappointments of Dale Blyth, Bianca Dawkins, Eloisa Echavez, Sherenia Gibbs, Cam Gordon, Eugene Roehlkepartain & V. J. Smith.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Report referred to Ways & Means/Budget

 3.  Donations of Dog & Cat Food & Supplies:
      Passage of Resolution accepting in-kind donations (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 1/7/2013

 1.  Liquor Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 2.  Business Licenses:
     
Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 3.  Gambling Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 4.  400 Sound Bar, 3rd Ave N:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 5.  Barrio, 925 Nicollet Ave:
      Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Mobile Food Vehicle Vendor License.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 6.  Crosstown Qwik N Serve BP, 6004 Penn Ave S:
     
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Beer License.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 7.  North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 Washington Ave N:
     
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Liquor License.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 8.  Easy Way Food, Inc, 2820 Johnson St NE:
     
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Beer License.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 1/8/2013

 1.  Van White Memorial Boulevard Overpass - Agreement Amendment:
     
Authorize execution of an amended agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) extending construction access to BNSF property from February 7, 2013 to November 7, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 2.  Ready Mix Concrete - Contract Amendment:
      Authorize increase to contract with Cemstone Products Company by $150,000 to cover the cost of additional concrete material and equipment required to complete 2012 construction projects and maintenance activities.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 3.  Bike Walk Ambassador Program - Contract Amendment:
      Authorize extension of contract with Mn/DOT from February 5, 2013 to December 31, 2013 to allow remaining Bike Walk Ambassador grant funds to be utilized in the Spring/Summer of 2013, then closing-out the project.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 4.  Research Services Agreement:
      Authorize negotiation and execution of an agreement with the University of Minnesota, in an amount not to exceed $50,000, for research services related to the installation of bicycle and pedestrian safety treatments.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 5.  Sidewalk Assessment Cancellation:
      Passage of Resolution approving cancellation of a sidewalk special assessment for the owner of the property located at 5620 37th Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 1/9/2013

 1.  Legal Settlements:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of: a) Antoinette Peterson v. City of Minneapolis ($27,500); and b) Wayne Darren Newton v. Officer Richard Walker ($10,000). 
Action Taken:  Approved.    

 2.  Establishment of Legal Services Panels:
      Approve: a) the City Attorney's recommendation for placing attorneys and law firms on the City's Legal Services Panel; b) authorization to negotiate and enter into Master Agreements for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015, with the cost for each agreement not to exceed $300,000 for the three-year period; and c) waiving the request for proposals process for conflicts covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation. 
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Hennepin County Contract Renewal:
      Authorize new three-year agreement with Hennepin County's Leasing and Land Management Division for professional lease management services.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Ebert, Inc., Contract Amendment:
      Authorize Amendment No. 1 to Contract C-35791 for the EOTF Apparatus Bay Addition Project to increase the contract amount by $19,504.95.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 1/7/2013

 1.  The Malt Shop (809 W 50th St):
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the property from R1 to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District, to legalize and expand the existing nonconforming commercial use.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Alioune Thiam (3605 4th Ave S):
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the property from R1A and R2B to the R3 Multiple Family District, to eliminate split zoning and accommodate the current non-conforming use.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  The 155 (312 Central Ave SE):
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the property from C2 to the C3A Community Activity Center District, to allow a new 6-story mixed use building with 81 dwelling units.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  CPM Development (315 27th Ave SE):
      Deny petition to rezone the property from I1 to the C4 General Commercial District to allow a blood/plasma collection facility.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Appointments to the Minneapolis Arts Commission:
      Approve the following Council appointments to terms to run 1/11/2013 through 12/31/2014:  Jennifer Arave (Ward 1); Becky Franklin (Ward 13); Calvin Keasling (Ward 11); Melinda Ludwiczak (Ward 11); Sara Weiner (Ward 2); Joanna Kosalko (Ward 2); and Noel Raymond (Ward 8).
Action Taken:  Approved.

Report from the Audit Committee

Motions

 1. City Payroll:
     Motion by Hodges that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of February, 2013 be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Resolutions

 1.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution Designating February 3, 2013 as NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY in the City of Minneapolis.
      Resolution
Action Taken:  Approved.

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on December 14, 2012, Glidden 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 (amending provisions to allow 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.
Action Taken:  Referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.

 2.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on December 14, 2012, Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending provisions to allow additional sale and display of goods outside of business establishments).
Action Taken:  Referred to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

 3.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on December 14, 2012, Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 427 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General, for first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending provisions to allow additional sale and display of goods outside of business establishments). 
Action Taken:  Referred to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee.

New Business

 1. Regulatory Services Reorganization:
     a) Motion by Lilligren to request unanimous consent to introduce an ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 415 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development:  Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, and an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 214 of the Code relating to Health and Sanitation:  Department of Health and Family Support; and that said ordinances be given their first reading.
Action Taken:  Approved.
      b) Motion by Lilligren that the above-entitled ordinances be given their second reading for amendment and passage.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested
      Regulatory Services Reorganization Ordinances
Action Taken:  Approved.
 

 2.  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 (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 530 relating to Site Plan Review;
      e) Chapter 527 relating to Planned Unit Development;
      f)  Chapter 529 relating to Interim Ordinances;
      g) Chapter 530 relating to Site Plan Review;
      h) Chapter 531 relating to Nonconforming Uses and Structures;
      i)  Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability;
      j)  Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards;
      k) Chapter 537 relating to Accessory Uses and Structures;
      l)  Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading;
     m) Chapter 543 relating to On-Premise Signs;
      n) Chapter 544 relating to Off-Premise Advertising Signs and Billboards;
      o) Chapter 546 relating to Residence Districts;
      p) Chapter 547 relating to Office Residence Districts;
      q) Chapter 548 relating to Commercial Districts;
      r)  Chapter 549 relating to Downtown Districts;
      s) Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts;
      t)  Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
Notice Given.

 3.  Notice of Intent:
      Reich 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 and amending the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District along Central Avenue Northeast):
      a) Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally;
      b) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
Notice Given.

  4. Ordinance Introduction: (Unanimous Consent Required)
      Reich moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee (clarifying the service charge assessment process for Special Service Districts containing direct or indirect references to Minn. Stat. Ch. 429):
      a) Chapter 438 relating to Uptown Special Service District
      b) Chapter 444 relating to Dinkytown Special Service District
      c) Chapter 446 relating to Central Avenue Special Service District
      d) Chapter 448 relating to Nicollet Avenue South Special Service District
      e)  Chapter 450 relating to Stadium Village Special Service District
      f) Chapter 452 relating to 43rd St W & Upton Avenue South (Linden Hills) Special Service District
      g) Chapter 453 relating to Riverview Special Service District
      h)  Chapter 454 relating to South Hennepin Avenue Special Service District
      i)  Chapter 456 relating to Franklin Avenue East Special Service District
      j) Chapter 457 relating to 48th St E & Chicago Avenue South Special Service District
      k) Chapter 458 relating to Hennepin Theatre District Special Service District
      l) Chapter 460 relating to Bloomington-Lake Special Service District
      m) Chapter 461 relating to Chicago-Lake Special Service District
      n) Chapter 462 relating to East Lake Street Special Service District
      o) Chapter 463 relating to Lyndale-Lake Special Service District
      p) Chapter 465 relating to Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District.
Action Taken:  Referred to the Transportation & Public Works Committee.

Announcements

Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the following matters:
 a)  Nguyen v. Lokke et al. 
 b)  Larry Smith as trustee for the heirs of David Smith v. City of Minneapolis, et al.
No Action Taken. 

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: January 25, 2013

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