Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting
August 30, 2013
9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Present:  Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff, Minority Leader Gordon, Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges. (Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

Absent:  Council Member Goodman.

 1.  Roll Call.

 2.  Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended, to include a Mayoral Proclamation under New Business.

 3.  Acceptance of minutes of the special meeting of August 15, 2013 and the regular meeting of August 16, 2013.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Community Development

CD agenda of 8/20/2013

 1.  2012 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER):
      Authorize submittal of the CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Land Sale (2644 Minnehaha Ave):
      Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to RCK Development, LLC; Grant driveway easement over 2620 Minnehaha Ave (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Emerge Career & Technology Center (1834 Emerson Ave N):
      a)  Authorize increase in Great Streets $350,000 loan to $500,000 for the creation of the publicly accessible computer & technology center;
      b)  Authorize loan agreement, related documents & execution of applications, grant agreements, associated documents.
       Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Community Garden Policy:
      Approve waiver of policy to allow short-term garden leases on City-owned buildable lots within the tornado affected areas of Mpls.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health

PSCH agenda of 8/21/2013

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

 1.  Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training & Education (MBFTE):
      Accept redistribution funding from MBFTE, $37,223.23, for firefighter training conducted between 7/1/2012-6/30/2013; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

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

 3.  Local Initiatives Support Corporation:
      Accept & allocate funds from Local Initiatives Support Corporation, $5,000, for the Urban Scholars program; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Regulatory, Energy & Environment

RE&E agenda of 8/19/2013

 1.  Liquor Licenses:
      Passage of Resolution granting licenses to the following businesses:
      a)  Whole Foods Market, 222 Hennepin Ave (new business);
      b) Nico’s Tacos, 2516 Hennepin Ave (new business); and
      c) Spyhouse Coffee, 945 Broadway St NE (Sidewalk Cafe) (new business).
      Early signature by Mayor requested. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Al-Madina Halal Market, 1001 Franklin Ave E:
      Passage of Resolution approving reduction in administrative citations relating to a Grocery License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Class A Valet Parking Lot, 330 1st Ave N:
      Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to a Commercial Class A Parking Lot License.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Rental Dwelling License at 4043 Penn Ave N:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by AREE Properties, LLC - Ronald Mash.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Rental Dwelling License at 2914 Logan Ave N:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Charles P. Johnson.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Rental Dwelling License at 3506 Girard Ave N:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Rae Kittleson Jones.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

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

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

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

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget 

10.  Annual Taxicab Meter Rate Adjustment:
       Passage of Resolution enacting a one-year suspension of the automatic taxicab meter rate adjustment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

11.  2014 License Fee Schedule:
       Approve 2014 License Fee Schedule with no (0%) increase in eligible fees, effective January 1, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Rules

Rules agenda of 8/29/2013

 1.  City Council Rules:
      Passage of Resolution approving the 2013 revision of Council rules and adopting that revision as the definitive Minneapolis City Council Rules of Order.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works

T&PW agenda of 8/20/2013

 1.  LynLake Municipal Parking Lots:
      a)  Determine that no special assessment proceeding is necessary for payable 2014 due to an operating profit that exceeded 2013 assessments; and
      b)  Set impact fees through August 31, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means/Budget

 2.  39th Ave S Speed Hump Installation Project (between Minnehaha Pkwy & 49th St):
      a)  Passage of Resolution ordering work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $7,000; and
      b)  Accept Appeal Waivers from assessed property owners.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Contract Amendment - Crane Carrier Parts and Service:
      Authorize increase to contract with Midwest Diesel, Inc. by $100,000 for OEM Crane Carrier truck parts and service for the Solid Waste and Recycling Division.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 4.  Contract Amendment - Nicollet Mall Redesign:
      Authorize amendment to contract with Peter Brown increasing the contract by $90,000, extending the term of the contract, and making modifications to allow reimbursement of eligible expenses in accordance with City policy.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 5.  Waiver Agreement:
      Authorize execution of an agreement with the Hennepin County Department of Environmental Services to waive the $40,000 bonding requirement for the Minneapolis North and South Transfer Stations.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 6.  Bids:
      a)  OP 7828, Accept single bid of Northwestern Power Equipment to furnish and deliver finished water flowmeters to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division; and
      b)  OP 7835, Accept low bid of Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc. to complete the St. Mary's/Hiawatha Tunnel Rehabilitation Project, Phase 2.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Ways & Means/Budget 

W&M/Budget agenda of 8/27/2013
 1.  Legal Settlement:
      Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of Andrew Josef Brenner vs. City of Minneapolis ($5,000).
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 2.  Homegrown Minneapolis:
      Authorize increase contract with Shey Associates by $36,000 for Homegrown Minneapolis consulting services.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 3.  Communication Services Gift:
      Passage of Resolution accepting a gift of professional communications services from Resource Media for the purpose of generating positive media coverage relative to the City’s public buildings report and benchmarking ordinance. (9 votes)
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 4.  Fall 2013 Tree Planting Program:
      Authorize increase contract with Tree Trust by $20,000 for a special Fall of 2013 tree planting program.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 5.  Utility Billing Insert:
      Approve October 2013 utility billing insert, on behalf of the Public Works Department, providing information on fall street sweeping and yard bags and brush collection.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 6.  Dome Roof Replacement:
      Authorize amendment to OP 7650 with Central Roofing Company increasing the original contract amount by $436,755.06 to allow close-out and final payment.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 7.  Convention Center Wall Fabric:
      Authorize to execute contract with Julius B. Nelson and Son, Inc., for an estimated expenditure of $98,975, to furnish and deliver all labor and materials necessary for wall fabric at the Convention Center.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 8.  Retail and Storage Space Lease:
      Authorize to negotiate and execute a sixty-three (63) month lease, including renewal options, with DiNoko’s Pizzeria and Zia, LLC, for retail and storage space in the Jerry Haaf Municipal Parking Facility.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 9.  2nd Precinct Desk Remodeling Project:
      Authorize to execute Amendment No. 1 to contract with Construction Results Corporation increasing the cost by $35,595.48 for security improvements and minor changes.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
10. Camera Surveillance System:
     OP #7832, accept low bids of A+ Systems Group and Pro-Tech Design, Inc. to furnish and deliver a City Wide Camera System Surveillance System, for a total estimated annual expenditure of $500,000 to be distributed between the two vendors.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
11. Proprietary Database Contract:
     Authorize to execute contract with MINPOINT, LLC, to:
     a) Provide hosting services and a license to its proprietary database for two (2) years at a not-to-exceed value of $50,000; and
     b) Customize liability terms and conditions to reflect that in no event shall damages exceed the amount of monies paid under this contract for the year immediately preceding the date of any claim.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
12. Labor Negotiations:
      Passage of Resolutions (4) approving the following:
      a) Tentative Agreement with the Minneapolis Foreman’s Association;
      b) Tentative Agreement with the Minneapolis City Supervisory Association;
      c) Labor Agreement with Teamsters Local #320, Truck Drivers Unit; and
      d) Tentative Agreement with the Minneapolis Convention Center Teamsters Local #320.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Zoning & Planning

Z&P agenda of 8/22/2013

 1.  Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) Appointments:
      Approve of the following HPC Council appointments:
      a) Chris Hartnett, Ward 10, to expire December 31, 2016; and
      b) Constance Vork, Ward 5, to expire December 31, 2014.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 2.  Wood From The Hood - 2620, 2644, and 2652 Minnehaha Avenue:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the properties located at 2620, 2644, and 2652 Minnehaha Avenue from I1 Light Industrial District to I2 Medium Industrial District to allow outdoor storage of lumber and wood products. (Wards 2, 9)
Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  1315 12th Avenue North:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property located at 1315 12th Avenue North from R4 Multiple-family District to OR2 High Density Office Residence District to allow use of the existing building for offices, a child care center, and a development achievement center. (Ward 5)
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 4.  2827 Williams Ave SE:
      Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property located at 2827 Williams Ave SE from R4 Multiple-family District to C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to allow for the expansion of an accessory parking lot. (Ward 2)
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
 5.  Minnesota Multi-purpose Stadium - 401 Chicago Ave; 701, 713, 719, and 811 3rd St S; 700, 716, and 728 4th St S; and 300 and 309 9th Ave S:
     Approve recommendation of the Stadium Implementation Committee to construct the Minnesota Multi-purpose Stadium, a 1,500,000 square foot, 65,500 seat stadium, with expansion up to 73,000, for use by the Minnesota Vikings and other civic and community uses, and stadium related infrastructure, subject to conditions and mitigation measures along with the following additional recommendations: (Ward 7)
     a) Following completion of the improvements referenced in the action of the Stadium Implementation Committee, subsequent changes will be subject to the City’s zoning ordinance and all applicable city regulations; and
     b) Condition to be added as 5G in the Implementation Committee action: Delegate final review and approval of the parking garage designs to the City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Director and the Public Works Director.
Action Taken:  Adopted.

Motions

Resolutions

Unfinished Business

 1.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on August 16, 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 (comprehensively reviewing and amending the Zoning Code for the purpose of improving customer service, implementing numerous technical changes and ensuring more effective alignment with policy objectives):
      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 Planning 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.
      s) Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
Action Taken:  Adopted and Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

 2.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on August 16, 2013, Schiff moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 22, Chapter 598 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Land Subdivision: Land Subdivision Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (streamlining and simplifying subdivision and platting regulations).
Action Taken:  Adopted and Referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

 3.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on August 16, 2013, Gordon 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 Transportation & Public Works Committee (legalizing the approved operation and use of community ovens within the right of way).
Action Taken:  Adopted and Referred to Transportation & Public Works Committee.

 4.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on August 16, 2013, Glidden moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 16 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Finance, for first reading and referral to the Ways & Means/Budget Committee (regarding financial institutions to disclose certain information).
Action Taken:  Adopted and Referred to Ways & Means/Budget Committee.

 5.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Pursuant to notice on August 16, 2013, Hofstede moves to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 21 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Interim Ordinances, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (adding a new Chapter 590 providing for a moratorium on development within the Dinkytown Area).
No Action Taken; Motion Lost.

New Business

 1.  Notice of Intent:
      Hofstede gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 21 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Interim Ordinances (adding a new Chapter 592 providing for a moratorium on development within the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood).
Notice Given. 

 2.  Notice of Intent:
     Glidden gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 341 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations:  Taxicabs (clarifying definitions and language related to taxicab rideshare companies).
Notice Given.

 3.  Mayoral Proclamation:
      Latino Heritage Month.

Announcements

Closed Session

Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall for the purpose of discussing the following matters:
 a) Riverside Homes of Minneapolis Limited Partnership v. City of Minneapolis
Action Taken:  Approved Settlement.
 b) Mark Landstrom v. City of Minneapolis
Action Taken:  Approved Settlement.
 c) Darryl Gill v. Stewart, et al.
Action Taken:  Approved Settlement.
 d) Bobby Hayward Smith v. City of Minneapolis, et al.
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: September 20, 2013

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