Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
 August 2, 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 of July 19, 2013.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

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


Committee of the Whole

COW agenda of 7/18/2013

 1.  35W Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lake Street Transit Access Project:
      Amend the City's 2013 Legislative Agenda to modify the Capital Bonding Section by
      a) Inserting after the list of City bonding priorities "Minneapolis supports Hennepin County's bonding request of $13.0 million in state funding for the 35W BRT Lake Street Transit Access Project".
      b) Deleting from the last sentence in the section "35W BRT Lake Street Transit Access Project".
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Local Approval of Park Dedication Fee Special Legislation:
      Passage of Resolution approving Laws of Minnesota 2013 Chapter 85, Article 5, Section 43 relating to the park dedication fee; and Direct the City Clerk to prepare and file with the Minnesota Secretary of State the required certification and approval and required documents.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Community Participation Program:
      a) Motion by Lilligren to find under Council Rule 4 that the regular Council cycle is not adequate, and to consider the action of the Committee of the Whole from August 1, 2013, regarding this item at this meeting.
      b) Approve $11.4 million of the Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing District (Consolidated TIF District) funds to be allocated to neighborhood organizations according to the Allocation Schedule in years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
      c) Authorize staff to enter into any necessary contracts consistent with the approved guidelines.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Community Development

CD agenda of 7/23/2013

1.  Land Sale (421 6th Ave NE):
     Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to PPL HOMES, LLC, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

2.  Interchange Project:
     Passage of Resolution declaring a need for Hennepin County to undertake certain redevelopment activities in the City & approve the County's Redevelopment Plan & off-street parking facilities.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

3.  Mortgage Assistance/Home Improvement Programs:
     a) Authorize contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation for mortgage assistance & home improvement programs;
     b) Authorize contract with Center for Energy & Environment to provide lending under the City's home improvement programs;
     c) Authorize CPED Director to approve three year extension to contracts, subject to conditions & approve modification to adjust for changes in market conditions.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.  Pillsbury A Mill Tunnel System Condition Study:
     Authorize professional services agreement with Mead & Hunt for completion of the study.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

5.  Green Homes North Program:
     Authorize release of a Request for Proposals for Round 3 of program.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.  City of Lakes Care Center Project (618 E 17th St):
     Passage of Resolution consenting to & approving the issuance by the City of Shakopee of Health Care & Housing Facilities Revenue Refunding bonds & execution of a cooperative agreement for host approval for the issuance of refunding bonds.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget Committee

7.  Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development Redevelopment Grant Program:
     Passage of Resolution authorizing submittal of grant funding applications for Minneapolis projects.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.  Environmental Remediation Grant Awards:
     Authorize acceptance of grant funds from Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development Contamination Cleanup & Investigation Grant Program, Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Tax Base Revitalization Account Grant Program & the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund grant program; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
     Early signature requested by Mayor.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

9.  2013 Consolidated Plan Amendment:
     a) Authorize staff to amend the 2013 Community Development Block Grant & Consolidated Plan budgets to reflect actual 2013 Federal appropriations;
     b) Authorize adjustment of Consolidated Plan appropriation levels.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 7/24/2013

1. Public Health Advisory Committee:
    Approve City Council appointment of Birdie Cunningham.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Reports Referred 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:  Adopted.

3.  Police Department Leadership Training:
     Authorize amendment to contract with Partners in Leadership, Inc, increasing by $12,000; Approve waiver to the City's Travel Policy.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

4.  Gopher Football Game Security:
     Authorize acceptance of funds from University of Minnesota, $16,000, & authorize contract for Minneapolis Police Department to provide security services at TCF Bank Stadium; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Referred Back to PSC&H Committee.

5.  Drug Court Research & Monitoring Services:
     Authorize acceptance of funds from Hennepin County 4th District Court, $43,000, & authorize contract agreement; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

6.  2013 Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Award:
     Authorize acceptance of funds, $266,670; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

7.  Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP):
     Authorize submittal of two grant applications to MN Department of Health, $1,950,000, for continuation of SHIP.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

8.  Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP):
     Authorize acceptance of funds from MN Department of Health, $205,746, for continuation of SHIP through 10/31/2013; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 7/22/2013

 1.  Liquor, Wine, Beer and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses:
Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses:
      a)  Eat Street Buddha Kitchen Lounge, 2550 Nicollet Ave (New Proprietor);
)  Baldy’s BBQ, 1501 University Ave SE (New Business);
c)  My Burger, 213 Oak St SE (New Business); and
d)  Izzy’s Ice Cream, 1100 2nd St S (New Business).
Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Mesa Pizza, 1440 W Lake St:
Grant Extended Hours License to operate Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Greenway Liquor, 105 Grant St W:
Passage of Resolution granting application for an Off-Sale Liquor License, subject to conditions.
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Fine Line Music Cafe & Event Center, 318 1st Ave N:
Passage of Resolution granting application for an On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License, subject to conditions.
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Mr. BBQ Express, 1600 W Broadway:
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to a Food Manufacturer License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Pizza Luce, 119 N 4th St:
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to a Special Late Night Food License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Team Liquor Wine & Spirits, 19 S 7th St:
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to an Off-Sale Liquor License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Rental Dwelling License at 1049 24th Ave SE:
Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Joel Hussong.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

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

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

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

12.  Tayo Coffee & Ice Cream, 2910 Pillsbury Ave S:
Deny renewal of Food Manufacturer License due to unpaid heath citations.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of  7/23/2013

 1.  Uptown Art Fair:
      Approve application for a large block event to be held August 2 through August 4, 2013 to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month:
      Passage of Resolution recognizing the month of September 2013 as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Reconveyance of Tax Forfeited Land Parcel:
      Authorize execution of the documents necessary to re-convey a tax forfeited land parcel located at 1500 Water St NE to the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue.  (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Critical Parking Area No 32 (East side of 4th St NE from 13th to 15th Ave NE):
      Amend the record to reflect a renewed and revised petition relating to Critical Parking Area No 32.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

 5.  50th St W Street Resurfacing Project (Lyndale Ave S to Nicollet Ave S):
      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)
      Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Presidents/Stone Arch Bridge Bicycle Boulevard (Fillmore Bike Walk Street) and Southern Bike Connection:
      a)  Approve project layouts;
      b)  Approve federal aid design exceptions for roadway striping on E 24th St and Bloomington Ave;
      c)  Authorize acceptance of NTP federal grant amendments in the total amount of $118,000 for the projects; and
      d)  Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation and revenue for the projects by $118,000.   (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 7.  Presidents/Stone Arch Bridge Bicycle Boulevard & Southern Bike Connection Bids:
      a)  OP 7819, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. to complete the construction of the Presidents/Stone Arch Bridge Bicycle Boulevard (Fillmore Bike Walk Street) Project; and
      b)  OP 7820, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. to complete the construction of the Southern Bikeway Project.
      T&PW - Approval.
       W&M/Budget - Approval of revised bids clarifying the scope of work to be performed in the projects.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 8.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7812, Accept low bid of Fer Pal Construction USA, LLC for cured-in-place pipe lining;
      b)  OP 7813, Accept low responsive bid of Master Electric for electrical construction for a vehicle charging station;
      c)  OP 7821, Accept low bid of Global Specialty Contractors, Inc. for the Avenue of the Arts Bridge Restoration Project; and
      d)  OP 7830, Accept low bid of Safety Signs, LLC for rental of traffic control devices through December 31, 2015.
      Early signature by Mayor requested on Items 8(c) and 8(d).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget

Ways & Means agenda of  8/30/2013

 1.  Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution:
a)    Authorizing settlement of John Rekstad v. City of Minneapolis (from $8,384 to $7,884);
b)    Authorizing settlement of Progressive Mountain Insurance Company v. City of Minneapolis ($22,253).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Homegrown Minneapolis Initiative Gift Acceptance:
      Passage of Resolutions (2)
      a) Accepting $40,000 gift from General Mills Foundation in support of the Homegrown Minneapolis program; and 
      b) Approving appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Convention Center West Stairs Renovation Project:
      Execute amendment to Contract #C-35204 with Construction Results Corporation increasing the original contract amount by $19,441.61 to allow close out and final payment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Zoning & Planning agenda of  7/25/2013

 1.  5th Street SE Mixed Use; 1300-1322 5th Street SE and 425 14th Avenue SE:
      Deny petition from Opus Development Corporation to rezone the property from the C1 to the C3A, Community Activity Center District (retaining the PO and UA Overlay districts) to allow for the construction of a 6-story, mixed use building with 140 dwelling units.
Action Taken:  Rezoning approved. 

 2.  15th Ave Student Housing (700, 702, 704, 706, 710, 712, and 714 14th Ave SE; 1409, 1411, 1413, 1415, 1417, and 1419 7th St SE; 701, 709, 715, and 717 15th Ave SE):
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties from the R5 to the R6 Multiple-family District, retaining the UA Overlay District, to allow for a new 6-story residential development.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Report from the Audit Committee


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


 1.  Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution honoring Community Gardening Day in Minneapolis.
      Community Gardening Day Resolution
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Unfinished Business

New Business

 1.  Assistant City Clerk Designation:
      Motion by Lilligren that the City Council confirm the City Clerk's designation of Jackie Hanson as Interim Assistant City Clerk for the period August 5 through August 16, 2013.
      Assistant City Clerk Designation RCA
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2. Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous Consent Required):
     Gordon moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl, adding thereto a new Chapter 67 entitled Managed Care of Feral Cats, for first reading and referral to the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Health Committee.
Action Taken:  Referred to PSC&H Committee.



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