Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
March 29, 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.

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

 3.  Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and adjourned session of March 7, 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 - no reports

Community Development

CD agenda of 3/19/2013

1.  Land Sale (1522 Hillside Ave N):
     Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Detroit Renovations, LLC, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  Land Sale (3113 6th St N):
     Passage of Resolution authorizing conveyance of permanent driveway easement to PPL Homes LLC (9 votes).
     Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Calhoun Place Housing Improvement Area Ordinance:
     Passage of Ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 421 of the Mpls Code of Ordinances relating to Planning & Development: Housing Improvement Areas, correcting internal references to ordinance adopted 2/8/2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers:
     Authorize contract to extend the small business loan program partnership in 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Saks Ground Lease, Parking Agreement & Sale Agreement (re Gaviidae I):
     Grant request of Brookfield LLC to extend lease & agreements to the earlier of the date on which the project is sold, or 12/19/2013 (Refer to Mpls Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners).
Action Taken:  Approved.

6.  Community Housing Development Corporation (re Olson Townhomes Project, 501 Girard Terrace):
     Sent forward without recommendation a resolution giving preliminary & final approval to issue bonds to refinance remaining debt balance of Series 1993 bonds (Refer to Mpls Community Development Agency Board of Commissioners).
Action Taken:  Deleted from the Agenda.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 3/20/2013

1.  Concentration of Sex Offenders:
     Passage of Resolution supporting actions to prevent concentration of sex offenders in Mpls.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

2.  Animal Care & Control Donations:
     Passage of Resolution accepting in-kind donations of dog & cat food & supplies (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Police Crime Laboratory:
     Authorize one-year agreement with MorphoTrak for maintenance & support of LiveScan fingerprint system.
Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Blue Sky Veterinary Services, LLC:
     Authorize amend & extend current lease in conjunction with Minnesota Spay & Neuter Assistance Program for use of lab & parking spaces at Mpls Animal Care & Control.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 3/18/2013

 1.  Housing Board of Appeals:
     
Approve appointment of Lisa Smestad to the Housing Board of Appeals as the Environmental Health Department designee for a term to expire December 31, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 2.  Energy Efficiency Work:
     
Authorize execution of a license agreement with Don Bailey to grant the City a license for the use of an energy benchmarking tool to conduct energy efficiency work related to an Environmental Assistance Grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 3.  Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training:
      Authorize execution of a license agreement with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) granting the CEE a license to conduct additional Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training to building owners and operators in Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 4.  Liquor Licenses:
     
Passage of Resolution granting liquor licenses to the following businesses:
      a)  Aster Cafe, 125 Main Street SE (Permanent Expansion of Premises); and
      b)  The 1029 Bar, 1029 Marshall St NE (Permanent Expansion of Premises).
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 5.  Liquor 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:
      Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 8.  Aqua City Motel, 5739 Lyndale Ave S:
      
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Hotel/Motel License.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 9.  Metro Inn Motel, 5637 Lyndale Ave S:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Hotel/Motel License.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
10.  Rental Dwelling License at 729 16th St E:
       Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Channing Scott.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
11.  Rental Dwelling License at 3151 Arthur St NE:
       Revoke license held by Julie Boie.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
12.  Rental Dwelling License at 237 26th Ave NE:
       Revoke license held by Desta Foghe.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
13.  Chapter 249 Property at 2501 Golden Valley Rd:
      
a) Authorize demolition, and that Order to Demolish be stayed for six months subject to proof of sale to a qualified entity and proof of financing for rehabilitation; and
       b) Adopt supplemental Findings of Fact prepared by the City Attorney.
Action Taken:  Postponed two cycles.
 
Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget
14.  Solar Activities:
       Authorize contract with Minnesota Department of Commerce to accept reimbursement of up to $3,593 for staff time related to solar activities; and Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 3/19/2013; and Adjourned Meeting of 3/28/2013

 1.  Municipal State Aid Street System Revision:
     
Passage of Resolution requesting the extension of MSA Route 431 on 28th Ave S, from 58th St E to the eastbound ramp to Highway 62.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 2.  46th St W Street Reconstruction Project Layout:
      
Approve the recommended project layout for the reconstruction of 46th St W between Dupont Ave S and Lyndale Ave S.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget
 
 3.  Page Area and 54th St E Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
     
b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 4.  Oak Lake Ave N and 10th Ave N Street Resurfacing Project:
      
a)  Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project; and
      b)  Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue and sell assessment bonds for the project.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 5.  Capital Budget Amendment:
     
Passage of Resolution amending the 2013 Capital Budget by increasing the Water Revenue appropriation by $1,750,000 to fund three additional capital projects in the Water Treatment and Distribution Services Division.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 6.  Water Contracts:
      Authorize amendments to water contracts with the City of Edina, City of Columbia Heights, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission to change the ownership of the water meters to the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 7.  Special Service District Snow and Ice Removal Contract:
     
Approve increase to contract with Custom Products and Services by $262,452 for sidewalk snow clearing and ice control in six Special Service Districts. 
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 8.  University Ave NE Renovation - Cooperative Agreement:
     
Authorize execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for the City's share of the cost for concrete paving and mill and overlay of parking areas associated with MnDOT's renovation of University Ave NE, from Central Ave NE to 27th Ave NE.  
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
 9.  Park and Portland Ave Bridges - Cooperative Agreement:
      
Authorize execution of a Cooperative Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for the City's share of the cost for pedestrian level street lighting, signal work, and decorative railings associated with MnDOT's rehabilitation of the Park Ave and Portland Ave bridges over I-94. 
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
10.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7756, Accept low responsive bid of Advanced Waterjet Technologies, LLC to furnish a water blaster unit to the Public Works Equipment Division;
     
b)  OP 7759, Accept low bid of Commercial Asphalt Company for hot mix asphalt as needed through March 31, 2014;
     
c)  OP 7763, Accept low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC for fine aggregate through March 31, 2014; and
     
d)  OP 7767, Accept single bid of Whipps, Inc. to furnish and deliver stop logs, slide gates, and associated equipment to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.  Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
T&PW Adjourned Meeting of March 28, 2013

11.  Self-Managed Special Service District Policy:
       Adopt Self-Managed Special Service District Policy to guide the formation and management of new and existing Self-Managed Special Service Districts, with the exception of the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District (DID), which is governed by a separate ordinance.
Action Taken:  Approved, as amended.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of 3/26/2013

 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of Teflon Edwards v. City of Minneapolis ($5,000).  
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Adult Correctional Facility Per Diem Charges:
      Authorize extension of contract with Hennepin County for up to three years through December 31, 2015, for payment of these charges.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Interim Assistant City Clerk Designation:
      Approve the interim designation of Jackie Hanson as Assistant City Clerk for the period April 3 - 15, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Bid: 
      OP 7737, Accept low responsive bid of Honeywell Building Solutions in the amount of $330,000, for the repair and maintenance of the HVAC system at the Minneapolis Convention Center through December 31, 2014.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Lodging Tax:
      Approve payment of the 2012-2013 proceeds of the 1% City lodging tax to Meet Minneapolis in the amount of $129,635.53, and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Safari Books Online Contract:
      Authorize one-year subscription to online training resources for IT employee training & professional development in an amount not to exceed $15,686, using Safari's agreement form, and customized liability terms and conditions.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  FirstWatch Contract:
      Authorize a five-year contract in the amount of $225,000 for software maintenance and support services through December 31, 2017 as part of the 911 emergency communications and computer aided dispatch system.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Fifth Avenue High Rises Wireless Community Account:
      Approve application.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  New Appointed Position:
      Passage of Ordinance approving the proposed appointed position of Director Police Conduct Review (Civil Rights).
Action Taken:  Approved.

10. 2012 Reappropriation:
      a) Passage of Resolution amending the 2013 appropriation resolution to increase budgets in funds as directed as part of the rollover/reappropriation from 2012 to the 2013 operating budget.
      b) Passage of Resolution amending the 2013 appropriation resolution to decrease the City Coordinator department budget by $50,000 and increase the Communications department budget by $50,000, with the direction that the funds be allocated to the MTN contract.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 3/21/2013

 1.  The Broadway (945 Broadway St NE; 1120 Tyler St NE; 1121 Central Ave NE):
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the subject properties to add the IL Industrial Living Overlay District to the I2 Medium Industrial District to allow more flexible uses at this location (Ward 1).
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Nicollet Franklin Area Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District Regulations (Zoning Code Text Amendment):
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 551 relating to Zoning Code: Overlay Districts, revising the regulations related to parking lots in the Nicollet Franklin area Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District. 
Action Taken:  Approved, as amended.

 3.  The Bridges (918 & 928 University Ave SE, and 211, 215, & 219 10th Ave SE):
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the subject properties from C2 to the OR3 Institutional Office Residence District, maintaining the University Area Overlay District and the Mississippi River Overlay District, to allow a new 9 to 11 story multi-family residential development.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Five15 On the Park (1500, 1506, & 1514 6th St S; 1500, 1501, 1506, 1507, and 1515 5th St S; 1505 & 1509 4th St S):
      Passage of Resolution vacating sidewalk easements II and III, and denying vacation of sidewalk easement I located at the subject properties to permit a Planned Unit Development with a 6-story, 260 unit residential building with ground level neighborhood-serving retail uses.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Report from the Audit Committee

Audit agenda of 3/27/2013

 1.  Application Security Review:
      Transmittal of report to the City Council that the following management action plans and associated funding costs be referred to the Ways & Means/Budget Committee for its consideration:  
      a) Application Security Policy;
      b) Segregation of Duties and Framework and Monitoring;
      c) Additions and Separated Employee Process;
      d) Compass and HRIS Super Users. 
Action Taken:  Approved.

Motions

Resolutions

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on March 7, 2013, Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 8.5, Chapter 167 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Elections:  Municipal Elections: Rules of Conduct, for first reading and referral to the Elections Committee (amending rules of conduct for municipal elections in the City of Minneapolis).
Action Taken:  Referred to Elections Committee.

New Business

 1.  Proposed Charter Amendment/Filing Fee for Municipal Elections:
      Recommended ordinance from Charter Commission amending Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Officers - Elections:  Filing for Election, specifying the filing fee for candidates for election at any city election, for referral to the Committee of the Whole/Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee.
      Municipal Filing Fee Ordinance
Action Taken:  Referred to Committee of the Whole/IGR.

 2.  Notice of Intent:
      Johnson 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 (amending requirements for rental property owner contact information and response).
Notice Given.

Announcements

 1.  Certificate of Special Commendation presented to:
      a) Police Commander Lucy Gerold.
      b) Little Earth Thunderhawks U16 Basketball Team.

Adjournment

 a)  The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.  
      MCDA Bd Docs 20130329

 b)  Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for a closed session for the purpose of discussing the following matters:  
      Keten, et al. v. City of Minneapolis
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.
     Lemon v. City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.

 c)  Adjourn to Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Noon, at the Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Avenue for the purpose of
      receiving Mayor Rybak's 2013 State of the City Address.

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, April 12, 2013

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