Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
April 12, 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, as amended to add the following:
      a) Resolutions item #2 relating to the One Minneapolis One Read 2013 Book Selection.
      b) New Business item # 5 relating to a Notice of Intent to amend the Zoning Code regarding regulations for new residential structures with four units or less.

 3.  Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of March 29, 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

Claims

Claims agenda of 4/8/2013

1.  Jeffrey Willaert:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $188 for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Approved.

2.  Ronald LeCuyer:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $179.13 for property damage.
Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Jessica Condon:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $1,295 for towed vehicle.
Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  Maria Knight:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $1,004.50 for towed vehicle & vehicle damage.
Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Gautam Manak:
     Deny appeal relating to claim in the amount of $3,562 for vehicle damage.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Committee of the Whole - No Reports

Community Development

CD agenda of 4/2/2013

 1.  Land Sale (2803 Polk St NE):
      Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Timothy and Carolyn Rysgaard, subject to conditions. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  2013 MN Home Ownership Center:
      a) Approve exception to procurement policy to allow the City to contract without a Request For Proposals;
      b) Authorize contract, $360,000, for homeownership counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling and approval of unspent funds from 2012;
      c) Authorize new contract.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Classification of Tax-Forfeited Land:
      Passage of Resolution correcting resolution passed January 25, 2013 changing reference to parcels listed on the 1606 Conservation/Non Conservation list to the 1624 list.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  2013 Hennepin County Transit-Oriented Development Program:
      Passage of Resolution granting multi-jurisdictional program approval for submission of grant applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Fulton Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Priority Plan:
      Approve Fulton Farmers Market NPP.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

 6.  2013 Consolidated Plan:
      Approve Plan & direct staff to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development on April 17, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  2013 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and LCDA Transit-Oriented Development (LCDA TOD) Grant Programs:
      Passage of two Resolutions authorizing submission and priority ranking of grant applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 4/3/2013

 1.  Honeybees:
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances amending provisions regulating the keeping of honeybees on rooftops over one story.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Report to Transportation & Public Works & Ways & Means/Budget Committee

 2.  North Minneapolis Greenway Project:
      Authorize application for three-year grant, $450,000, from Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, to develop more detailed plans for project.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

 3.  Conducted Energy Device/Taser Bid:
      Accept single bid, $130,000, submitted by Uniforms Unlimited for Conducted Energy Device/Tasers for the Police Department.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  2012 Homeland Security Grant Program:
      Accept grant funds, $27,951, and execute a contract with Minnesota Homeland Security & Emergency Management for the Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.

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

 6.  Marla Becker Scholarship Award:
      Accept grant funds, $1,250, from Youth ALIVE! for Marla Becker Scholarship for training on youth violence prevention; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Women's Foundation of Minnesota:
      Accept grant funds, $47,500, for expansion of work in the investigation of sex trafficking crimes; and Passage of Resolution appropriating funds. (9 votes) 
Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 4/4/2013

 1.  Rental Dwelling Licensing Conditions:
     
a)  Passage of Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, adding language for the imposition of reasonable conditions or restrictions upon a rental dwelling license pursuant to Section 259.165 and adding clarifying language relating to appeal rights; and
     
b)  Approve Standard Operating Procedures relating to the process for imposing rental dwelling license conditions.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Exhibition and Temporary Markets:
      Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 321 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Secondhand Dealers, allowing temporary markets/flea markets for the sale of arts, crafts, antiques, and/or secondhand goods to be sold at tables, stalls, or booths at a fixed location and licensed by the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Liquor Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting liquor licenses to the following businesses:
      a) Le Meridien Chambers Mpls, 901 Hennepin Ave (New Proprietor);
      b) T's Place, 2713 E Lake St (Upgrade to Class B License from Class C-2);
      c) The Kenwood, 2115 21st St W (Expansion of Premises/Sidewalk Cafe); and
      d) Broder’s Terzo, 2221 W 50th St (New Owner).
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St SE:
      Passage of Resolution granting a Rental Hall License.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Amore Victoria, 1601 W Lake St:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to an On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License to allow an increase in the rooftop dining area from 88 to 108 patrons, including eight seats for customer waiting.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  CC Club, 2600 Lyndale Ave S:
      Passage of Resolution granting application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales with private outdoor deck, subject to conditions.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Toppers Pizza, 5447 Nicollet Ave:
      Passage of Resolution granting application for an Extended Hours License to operate until 3:00 a.m. seven days per week, subject to conditions.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  DJ Foreign Auto Care, 2626 University Ave NE:
     
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.
Action Taken:  Approved.

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

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

11.  Gambling Licenses:
      
Passage of Resolution granting license applications.
Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Rental Dwelling License at 1918 Golden Valley Rd:
       Revoke license held by One Zero, LLC - Arriel McDonald.
Action Taken:  Approved.

13.  Rental Dwelling License at 900 26th Ave NE:
     
  Revoke license held by John Egelkrout.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Report to Ways & Means/Budget

14.  Energy System Pathways Study:
      
a)  Direct City Coordinator staff to complete a draft Energy Vision by August 2013 that establishes goals for future performance of the energy system serving Minneapolis;
       b)  Direct City Coordinator staff to complete a study by January 2014 of the potential options to meet Minneapolis' Energy Vision; and
      
c)  Allocate funds for work through January 2014.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of  4/2/2013

 1.  Areaway Abandonment and Removal at 3022 Hennepin Ave S:
      
Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on June 4, 2013 to consider an areaway abandonment and removal in conjunction with the Storm Sewer Construction/Rainleader Disconnect Project.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Dorman N Area, 25th St E, and 31st Ave S Street Resurfacing Project:
     
a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
      b)  Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on May 14, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  28th Ave S Phase 2 Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
      b)  Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on May 14, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Lyndale Ave S and 58th St W Street Resurfacing Project:
      a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project; and
     
b)  Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on May 14, 2013.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Changes to Public Works Assessment Rolls:
      Passage of Resolution cancelling various Public Works special assessments for payable 2013 and subsequent years due to full prepayment.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Magnuson Construction - Contract Amendment:
     
Authorize increase to contract with Marge Magnuson Construction by $19,035 for the removal and replacement of damaged concrete slabs on the Activated Carbon Tank at the Fridley Water Softening Plant.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

 7.  Cooper Area, 42nd Ave S, and 46th Ave S 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.

 8.  Amendment to Lease for State-Owned Property:
      Authorize amendment to MnDOT lease for the use of state-owned property under the I-94 Bridge in the vicinity of 2nd Ave N and Lyndale Ave to continue said lease through April 30, 2015.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Parking Ramp Rainleader Disconnect Project:
      Approve Change Order Package No 1 to contract with US Mechanical for rainleader disconnect at four parking ramps to allow for work not included in the original scope of the contract.
Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  2013 Parkway Paving and Parkway Lighting Improvement Agreement:
       a)  Passage of Resolution authorizing an agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) relating to 2013 Parkway Paving and Lighting Improvement Projects; and
      
b)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for public sidewalk renovation surrounding MPRB properties by $100,000 and increasing the appropriation for the Victory Memorial Parkway seal coating by $60,000, both to be funded with MPRB funds.
Action Taken:  Approved.

11.  14th Ave SE Sanitary Sewer Project:
       a)  Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the project;
       b)  Receive the cost estimate, direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties, and set a public hearing to be held on May 14, 2013;
      
c)  Accept petitions and appeal waivers from the assessed property owners; and
      
d)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $129,000 and increasing the revenue source by $92,884.
Action Taken:  Approved.

12.  Bids:
       a)  OP 7725, Accept single bid of Don Harstad Company, Inc (d/b/a Harstad Controls) for Parking Control and Security Automation at the Federal Courthouse Ramp;
       b)  OP 7750, Accept low bid of Minger Construction, Inc for the Sanitary Lift Station Rehabilitation Project;
       c)  OP 7752, Accept low bid of Meyer Contracting, Inc for the Winter Street Paving Project;
      
d)  OP 7757, Accept single bid of Cemstone Products Company for Ready Mix Concrete as needed through March 31, 2014; and
      
e)  OP 7758, Accept low bid of A & M Construction, Inc for the Fridley Softening Plant Exterior Stabilization Project, Phase 2.
       Early signature by Mayor requested on Items 12 (b) and (c).
Action Taken:  Approved.

Ways & Means/Budget

W&M/Budget agenda of  4/9/2013

 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of Mohammed Shahidullah v. City of Minneapolis by providing non-monetary relief as defined in the staff report.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District Grant:
      Authorize acceptance of a grant in the amount of $175,000 and execution of an amendment to include these funds and extend the term of the agreement for continuation of the downtown chronic offender prosecution program and Focus 18/24.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  2013 First Quarter Gift Acceptance:
      Passage of Resolution accepting gifts to the City of Minneapolis valued under $15,000.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Metrodome Sign Lease:
      Authorize amendment to and extension of the current lease with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission for an additional three years from the current expiration date of August 31, 2011 through August 31, 2014.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Wireless Minneapolis Community Benefits Account:
      Approve applications for free accounts for a) CrossRoads Panorama Youth Program at Sabathani Community Center and b) Friends of Peavey Park.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Collective Bargaining Agreements:
      Passage of Resolutions authorizing execution of collective bargaining agreements between the City of Minneapolis and the following:
      a) MECC Supervisors bargaining unit, Teamsters Local 320; and
      b) International Association of Fire Fighters Local 82. 
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Civil Service Commission:
      Approve the reappointment of Ellen McVeigh as a Civil Service Commissioner.
Action Taken:  Approved.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 4/4/2013

 1.  5953 Penn Avenue S:
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the subject property from the R1A to the R3 Multiple-Family District to legalize a three-unit dwelling.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  2601 Colfax Avenue N:
      Passage of Ordinance rezoning the subject property from the R2B to the R3 Multiple-Family District to allow for the conversion of a single-family dwelling to a two-family dwelling.
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Five15 On the Park (formerly Currie Park Lofts) (1500, 1506 & 1514 6th St N; 1500, 1501, 1506, 1507 & 1515 5th St S; and 1505 4th St S):
      a) Deny appeal filed from the decision of the Planning Commission granting the following land use applications:
           Conditional use permit for Phase I of a two-phase Planned Unit Development with an alternative request for yards;
           Variance of the interior/rear yard setbacks along the north property lines;
           Variance of the interior/rear yard setbacks along the east property lines;
           Variance to allow a child care center in excess of 2,000 square feet at approximately 3,000 square feet;
           Variance of the Pedestrian-Oriented Overlay District standards pertaining to curb cut width from 20 feet to 24 feet;
           Variance of the loading requirement to allow one small loading space; 
           Site Plan Review for a new six-story mixed-use development that includes 260 dwelling units with a total of 271 bedrooms and approximately 6,000 square feet of ground level neighborhood-serving retail spaces; and
           Preliminary plat for the subject properties.
       b) Adopt Findings of Fact prepared by the City Attorney.
Action Taken:  Referred back to the Zoning & Planning Committee.

Report from the Audit Committee - No report

Motions

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

Resolutions

  1. Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of two Resolutions celebrating DeLaSalle High School Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, 2013 Minnesota Class AAA State Champions.
       DeLaSalle Boys Basketball Team Resolution; DeLaSalle Girls Basketball Team Resolution
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  One Minneapolis One Read 2013:
      Passage of Resolution approving the One Minneapolis One Read 2013 Book Selection:  A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks.
      One Minneapolis One Read Resolution
Action Taken:  Approved.

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:  
       Pursuant to notice on March 29, 2013, 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 first reading and referral to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee (amending requirements for rental property owner contact information and response).
Action Taken:  Referred to Regulatory, Energy & Environment 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 the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (amending regulations for farmstands):
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability.
      c) Chapter 537 relating to Accessory Uses and Structures.
Notice Given.

 2.  Notice of Intent:
      Lilligren 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 (requiring applicants to be in compliance with all outstanding City requirements, obligations, and approvals):
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement.
Notice Given.

 3.  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 9, Chapter 174 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection:  Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau (amending requirements related to commercial building registration).
Notice Given.

 4.  Ordinance Introduction: (Unanimous Consent Required)
      Goodman moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 465 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks:  Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee (renewing the Downtown Business Improvement Special Service District). 
Action Taken:  Referred to Transportation & Public Works Committee.

 5.  Notice of Intent:
      Johnson 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 (amending regulations for new residential structures with four units or less):
      a) Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
      b) Chapter 521 relating to Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.
      c) Chapter 530 relating to Site Plan Review.
      d) Chapter 535 relating to Regulations of General Applicability.
      e) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
Notice Given.

Announcements

 1.  Prior to the Council Meeting, special recognition of the DeLaSalle High School Boys and Girls Basketball Teams.

Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the matters of: 
  Schaaron L. Martin v. City of Minneapolis, et al.
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.
  Earnest Abbott v. Christopher Steward.
Action Taken:  Approved settlement.

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, April 26, 2013

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