Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
February 21, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members: Council President Barbara Johnson, Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Majority Leader John Quincy, Minority Leader Cam Gordon, Council Members Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
 
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended, to include a Resolution declaring March 13, 2014, "World Kidney Day" in the City of Minneapolis.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of February 7, 2014.
Action Taken:  Accepted.

4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.

Action Taken:  Referred.
 
Committee of the Whole
1.   Outsourced Information Technology Services:
Approve the early March 2014 issuance of a Request for Proposal for outsourced Information Technology (IT) Services.
Action Taken:  Adopted.
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
1.   Land Sale (3015 Morgan Ave N):
Passage of Resolution approving sale of property to PRG, Inc. for $1, plus reimbursement of $5,000 in City acquisition, title and holding costs, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Rental Dwelling License (Mahmood Khan, 2714 4th St N):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
 Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Rental Dwelling License (Douglas Doty, 1068 18th Ave SE):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Rental Dwelling License (Ashish Aggarwal, dba Shree Investments, LLC, 2912 Pleasant Ave):
Approve recommendation to place conditions on license.
Action Taken: Adopted. 
5.   Rental Dwelling License (Miguel Morales Diaz, 2628 13th Ave S):
Approve recommendation to reinstate license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications:
Approve Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   License Settlement Conference Recommendations:
Passage of Resolution approving recommendations relating to:
a) The Extended Hours for Restaurant License held by Bashaal Café, Inc, dba Bashaal Cafe/Nasra Abdi, 5 W 15th St, Minneapolis; and
b)  The Off Sale Liquor License held by HK3 Corp, dba Hi-Lake Liquors/Saumil Brahmbhatt, 2130 E Lake St, Minneapolis.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   2014 All Star Game Clean Zone:

Passage of Resolution establishing a clean zone around Target Field during the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game and related events, where temporary sales, vending, entertainment, signs and related special event permits will not be approved or issued by the City of Minneapolis without the additional approval of Major League Baseball.

Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Great Streets Façade Improvement Program:
Authorize execution of $330,000 in contracts for Great Streets Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program Administration.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
10. Tornado Recovery Area:
a) Passage of Resolution approving an Amended and Restated Tornado Recovery Spending Plan for Tax Increment District Nos. 46 (MILES I), 78 (SEMI Phase 4), 83 (Rosacker Nursery Site), 97 (Nicollet-Franklin) and 137 (Clare Apartments/Old Third Avenue Townhomes);
b) Passage of Resolution increasing appropriations.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Issuance of Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds in 2014:
Authorize certain actions throughout 2014 in order to utilize tax-exempt revenue bond financing for various City industrial/manufacturing projects.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Environmental Remediation Grant Awards:
Accept & appropriate grant funds from the following agencies & authorize related contracts: MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) grants for projects as follows: 301 Washington, $472,845; Downtown East Phase I, $787,107; Factory Lumber, $19,237, Seward Commons Phase III, $388,400; Shapco Printing Redev, $520,320; WaHu Student Housing, $222,280; Metropolitan Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) grants for projects as follows: 129 Plymouth, $21,800; 807 Broadway Revival, $576,700; Miller Bag Building, $125,000; Plymouth Building, $500,000; Shapco Printing Redev, $244,900; WaHu Student Housing, $136,700; Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) grants for projects as follows: 129 Plymouth, $21,835; Miller Bag Building, $55,071; Plymouth Building, $25,000; Seward Commons Phase III, $110,000;
Passage of Resolution increasing appropriations.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Marshall Terrace Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase II Neighborhood Action and Priority Plans:
a)   Approve NRP Plan, specifically those parts of the Plan that fall under City jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $363,456;
b)   Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation by $239,943.66;
c)   Approve the Marshall Terrace 27th Ave NE Greenway Neighborhood Priority Plan; and
d)   Authorize contracts or agreements.
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Holland NRP Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan:
a)   Approve NRP Plan, specifically those parts of the Plan that fall under City jurisdiction, in an amount not to exceed $684,021;
b)   Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation by $451,571.86; and
c)   Authorize contracts or agreements.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
1.   Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC):
Approve appointment of Eduardo Cardenas (Ward 9) for a term to expire December 31, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities:
Approve the following reappointments for terms to expire December 2015: Harvey Hoffman (Ward 7); Kenneth Rodgers (Ward 3); Amanda Temple (Ward 1); Terri Krake (Ward 9); Areslio Omar Magana (Ward 4); and Heather Leide (Ward 13).
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   One Minneapolis Fund:
a)   Authorize issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications for the One Minneapolis Fund; and
b)  Authorize the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission to review proposals for funding and make recommendations on awards.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Biochar Composting and Demonstration Project:
Authorize execution of a no-cost Memorandum of Understanding with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribal Community for the Biochar Composting and Demonstration Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Intergovernmental Relations Committee
5.   Triclosan:
Passage of Resolution urging action on the use of triclosan; and amend 2014 Legislative Agenda to include support for phasing out triclosan from consumer products in Minnesota.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
6.   Healthy Communities Transformation Initiative:
a)   Authorize execution of Memorandum of Understanding with Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc.;
b)   Accept a total of $22,500 to fulfill the services outlined in the MOU; and
c)   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   UCare Skyway Senior Center:
a)   Accept $186,000 from UCare for 2014 operating expenses for the UCare Skyway Senior Center;
b)   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds; and
c)   Authorize Health Department to adopt and enforce a code of conduct to secure the use and enjoyment of the center by participants.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
1.   2014 City of Minneapolis State Legislative Agenda:
Approve including the following amendments to the City’s agenda:
a)  Municipal Waste and Recycling section: Support increased state funding for the state solid waste block grant program (SCORE).
b)   Air Quality section:  Support providing cities of the first class limited authority to impose reasonable restrictions on the use of pesticides and require pesticides sold in Minnesota to indicate if they are pollinator friendly.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Minimum Wage:
Passage of resolution supporting legislation increasing the State minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2015 and index it to inflation.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
1.   Shared/Hosted Next-Generation 911 Call Handling System:
Authorize staff participation in finalization of a cooperative agreement for five agencies (Cities of Mpls and Edina, Hennepin County, Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services and Allina Health Systems) for a shared/hosted system as an alternative to individual purchase; Further, in conjunction with Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, to begin contract negotiations with selected vendor for specific final configuration.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
2.   Minneapolis Employee Assistance Program Lease:
Authorize amendment and extension of contract for office space at 314 Clifton Ave to a three year lease agreement for the Police Department’s Employee Assistance Program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL):
Authorize contract with The CELL for the development of a Community Awareness Program with a customized training program and training video tailored for the Minneapolis community, for a cost of $197,000 ($100,000 to be reimbursed from the 2013 Urban Area Security Initiative grant awarded to the City of Minneapolis for Emergency Management; $97,000 subsidized by The CELL); Grant waiver to allow up-front payment by the Police Department of the $100,000.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
1.   Burroughs North Area and Dupont 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 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Johnson St NE, 10th and 11th Aves SE 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 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Franklin Ave Bridge Rehabilitation:
a)   Approve project layout for rehabilitation of historic Cappelen Memorial Bridge (Franklin Ave over Mississippi river) and full bridge closure for up to 4 months; and
b)   Direct staff to work with Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee to develop a safe and convenient connection for eastbound bicyclists on Franklin Ave to the bike lanes on northbound 27th Ave SE.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Washington Ave Reconstruction:
a)   Passage of Resolution approving Hennepin County Transportation Department’s Layout 3 for Washington Ave Reconstruction between Hennepin Ave to 5th Ave S, and approval of the concept plan for Washington Ave from 5th Ave S to I-35W;
b)   Passage of Resolution supporting Hennepin County’s request for a variance from Minnesota State Aid Rules for travel lane width; and
c)   Direct staff to work with County staff and the Minneapolis Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees on detailed designs for bicycle and pedestrian space including, but not limited to, interactions between protected bikeway and bus stops, intersection safety improvements including striping, signalization, and signage, and green space elements.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
5.   Toltz King Duvall Anderson (TKDA) Contract Amendment:
Approve extension of three active work scopes for TKDA that will not be completed by the expiration date of the existing consultant pool contract.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   2014 Downtown Minneapolis TMO Grant Agreements:
a)   Authorize execution of a Metropolitan Council Pass-Through Grant Agreement to provide up to $407,873 in federal grant funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects through December 31, 2014;
b)   Authorize execution of agreements with the Downtown Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization (TMO) to perform work outlined in the Met Council contract; and
c)   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Federal Courthouse Ramp Parking Control and Security Automation Project:
Approve change orders to contract with Harstad Company, Inc. increasing contract by $24,431.73.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Government Center Ramp Expansion Joint Project:
Approve change orders to contract with A&M Construction increasing the contract by $2,452.81.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Bids:
a)   OP 7886, Accept low bid of Berwald Roofing Company, Inc. for the Government Center Parking Ramp Roof Replacement Project; and
b)   OP 7891, Accept low bid of Global Specialty Contractors, Inc. for the Fridley Softening Plant Basement Rehabilitation Project.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of the following legal matters:
a)   Galbreath v. City of Minneapolis, $32,500.
b)   Prywon Bettis v. City of Minneapolis, $38,800.
c)   Special assessment appeal asserted by Minnetonka Moccasin Company, Inc. to authorize reducing previously levied assessment by $177,129.87 at 1227 E Hennepin Ave.
d)   Special assessment appeal asserted by Wagner Partners Limited Partnership to authorize reducing previously levied assessments by $79,024.11 at 6024 Penn Ave S.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Minneapolis Television (MTN) Board Appointment:
      Confirm Mayoral appointment of Catherine Bishop to Seat 6 for a three-year term to expire January 15, 2017.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Bid for Minneapolis Convention Center:
OP 7895, accept low bid of Hufcor, Inc., dba Hufcor Minnesota, to furnish and deliver services for operable wall partition replacement ($1,113,441).
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   COMPASS Financial System Upgrade:
Authorize issue Request for Proposals for professional IT services.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   New Appointed Positions:
a)   Find that the proposed positions meet the criteria in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.
b)   Approve the appointed positions of Deputy Director Public Works and Director Assessments.
c)   Passage of Ordinance approving the annual salary for the positions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Labor Negotiations:
Passage of Resolutions approving the following collective bargaining agreements and authorizing execution of documents:
a)   Trades Unit, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, for a two-year agreement effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.
b)   AFSCME Local 9, Clerical and Technical Unit, for a one-year agreement effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, and a three-year agreement effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
1.   City Planning Commission Reappointment:
Approve reappointment of Ryan Kronzer, Ward 10, to the Minneapolis City Planning Commission for a term of February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2016.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   3112 3rd Avenue South:
a)   Deny appeal filed by David Piehl from the Heritage Preservation Commission’s approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness application to replace windows and a door at 3112 3rd Avenue South in the Healy Block Historic District.
b)   Adopt related findings prepared by the Community Planning & Economic Development staff.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   1319 4th Street SE:
a)   Deny appeal filed by Doran Development LLC from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission decision, notwithstanding staff recommendation, to deny the demolition of historic resource application of the commercial building located at the property of 1319 4th Street SE.
b)   Adopt Findings of Fact and Recommendation prepared by the City Attorney, as directed by the Committee.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   1315 4th Street SE:
a)   Grant appeal filed by Doran Development LLC from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission decision, notwithstanding staff recommendation, to deny the demolition of historic resource application of the commercial building located at the property of 1315 4th Street SE.
b)   Adopted related findings prepared by the Community Planning & Economic Development staff.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   410 13th Avenue SE:
a)   Grant appeal filed by Doran Development LLC from the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission decision, notwithstanding staff recommendation, to deny the demolition of historic resource application of the single-family dwelling located at the property of 410 13th Avenue SE.
b)   Adopt related findings prepared by the Community Planning & Economic Development staff.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Target Field Station Street Vacation Resolution 2013R-520 (Vac-1627):
Passage of Resolution approving corrected legal description of Street Vacation Resolution 2013R-520 (Vac-1627), previously approved by City Council on November 12, 2013.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Arts Commission Appointments:
Approve the following two-year appointments to expire December 31, 2015, and waive the residency requirement for David Kang, for the Minneapolis Arts Commission:
a)   Brenda Bell Brown, Ward 6 Mayoral reappointment;
b)   Deanna Newman, Ward 7 Council reappointment;
c)   James Bartsch, Ward 12 Council reappointment;
d)   Robert Hunter, Ward 8 Mayoral reappointment;
e)   David Kang, Ward 5 Mayoral appointment;
f)    Coal Dorius, Ward 9 Council appointment;
g)   Hayley Finn, Ward 10 Council appointment; and
h)   Sara Lopez, Ward 8 Mayoral appointment.
Approve the following one-year appointment to expire December 31, 2014 for the Minneapolis Arts Commission:
i)    Eric Bruce, Ward 10 Mayoral appointment.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   716-18 W 34th St:
a)   Grant petition by Pat Fitzgerald to rezone the property located at 716-718 West 34th Street from the R2B Two-family District to the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to allow for the use of a sports and health facility.
b)   Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Harriet’s (formerly Crooked Pint Ale House), 4000-08 Lyndale Ave S:
a)   Grant petition by James Smart with Smart Associates, on behalf of Paul Dzubnar, to rezone the property located at 4000-08 Lyndale Avenue South from the R1A district to the C1 district to allow a parking lot for a multi-tenance commercial building.
b)   Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 2600-2622 Central Ave NE:
a)   Grant petition by Semper Development to rezone the properties located at 2600-2622 Central Avenue NE from C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to allow for a drug store with a drive-through facility.
b)   Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. 2827 Williams Ave SE:
a)   Grant petition by David Barnhart to rezone the property located at 2827 Williams Avenue SE from C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District to R4 Multiple-Family District and TP Transitional Parking Overlay District to allow for additional surface parking and children’s play area serving commercial and office uses.
b)   Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Northern Clay Center, 2424 Franklin Ave E:
a)     Grant petition by Faegre Baker Daniels LLC, on behalf of Northern Clay Center, to rezone the northern portion of the property located at 2424 Franklin Avenue E from R6 Multiple-Family Residential District to C2 Neighborhood Commercial Corridor District, to allow for an educational arts center, gallery, and accessory parking.
b)     Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code to rezone the property.
c)     Passage of Resolution vacating a no-outlet alley, which abuts only the property located at 2424 Franklin Avenue East.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring William Matthew Little.
Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
2.  Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring March 13, 2014, "World Kidney Day" in the City of Minneapolis .
Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Glidden 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 Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (amending provisions related to conduct on licensed premises, required rental property management training and license reinstatement requirements).
Action Taken:  Ordinance was introduced, given its first reading and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Glidden 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 (amending Section 427.10 to allow certain types of vegetation to be grown within boulevards, incorporating safety parameters, and granting the inspections department authority to enforce violations pursuant to established administrative processes).
Action Taken: Ordinance was introduced, given its first reading and referred to the Transportation & Public Works Committee.
3.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Frey to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Liquor Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee (requiring the provision of hearing protection devices by the holders of qualifying liquor licenses).
Action Taken: Ordinance was introduced, given its first reading and referred to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee.
4.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Glidden to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 537 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code:  Accessory Uses and Structures, for first ready and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee (amending requirements related to donation collection bins).
 
Action Taken: Ordinance was introduced, given its first reading and referred to the Zoning & Planing Committee.
 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent:
Goodman gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 64 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code: Vehicle Operation (prohibiting the practice of motor braking, also known as “engine braking” on Interstate Highway 394 in the City of Minneapolis).
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 the following ordinances amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code (allowing additional sale and display of goods outside of business establishments):
a)   Chapter 525 relating to Administration and Enforcement.
b)   Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
 
Notice Given.
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   Upon adjournment of the Council Meeting, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet to conduct its annual meeting.
2.   Closed Session: Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the following matters:

Ibrahim Regai v. City of Minneapolis, et al.

Action Taken:  Approved settlement.

Jeremy Axel, et al., v. City of Minneapolis, et al.

No Action Taken.

 

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
 
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