Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
April 11, 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 add the following:  a) Resolution honoring the DeLaSalle High School Boys' Basketball Team; and b) New Business ordinance introductions relating to the establishing of the West Broadway Special Service District and the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting and the adjourned session of March 28, 2014.
Action Taken:  Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
Action Taken:  Referred.
 
Claims
Claims agenda of 4/8/2014
1.   Melissa Birch:
Deny appeal filed relating to a claim in the amount of $376.00 for a towed vehicle. 
Action Taken:  Adopted.
2.   Michael Brown:
Deny appeal filed relating to a claim in the amount of $3,300.00 for a vehicle sold.
Action Taken: Adopted. 
 
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 4/1/2014
1.   Hearing Protection Devices:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 364 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and beer: Liquor Regulations, requiring Class A and Class B Liquor, Wine & Beer On-Sale Establishments to make available hearing protection for patrons & employees.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   City-Owned Properties at 1919 & 1913 Columbus Ave S:
Approve three-year lease of properties to Baraka Plaza, LLC, for the purposes of installing and maintaining a playground/play area as an accessory use to the Baraka Daycare Center at 1910 Chicago Ave S & authorize lease agreement & related documents.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Rental Dwelling License (3111 Upton Ave N– Owner Steven Meldahl):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   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.
5.   Java Coffee (2740 Minnehaha Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions for Restaurant license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Rejuvamix Cafe (3001 Hennepin Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions for Food Manufacturer license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Sinners (121 Washington Ave N):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions for Extended Hours, Restaurant & Place of Entertainment license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Tibet Kitchen Bar & Restaurant (1833 Nicollet Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions for On Sale Liquor Class B license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Rental Dwelling License Conditions (3701 & 3715 Colfax Ave N, 3546 Morgan Ave N – Owners Kolbe LLC,
      Pentagon Management LLC, Masam Mehran, Neima Mehran, Mehrtash Mehran, Lindsey Stevens):
Passage of Resolution approving Stipulated Agreement and Conditions to be placed on license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Rental Dwelling License Conditions (3701-03 35th Ave S – Owner Demetrick Washington):
Passage of Resolution approving Stipulated Agreement and Conditions to be placed on license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 3/31/2014
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
1.   Neighborhood Audit Services Panel:
Authorize execution of three-year contracts with Abdo, Eick and Meyers LLP; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Mike Wilson and Associates; and Rogers and Company LLC, in a total amount not to exceed $300,000, to provide audit services, financial management, and report filing support for contracted neighborhood organizations.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Tobacco Prevention Services:
Authorize increase to contract with Laura Oliven Silberfarb by up to $50,000 from unexpended funds from the Communities Transformation Grant to support tobacco prevention services through September 30, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Grant:
a)     Accept estimated revenue in the amount of $5,000 from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women for participation in Project Connect to assist youth experiencing intimate partner violence; and
b)     Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Youth Violence BUILD Program Grant:
a)     Authorize execution of an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to accept estimated revenue in the amount of $46,307 in Federal Department of Justice support for the Youth Violence Prevention Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development Program (BUILD); and
b)     Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 4/1/2014
1.   Engine Braking Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 474 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.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Cleaning & Lining of Cast Iron Water Mains:
Authorize increase to contract with Heitkamp, Inc. by $375,683 for the cleaning and lining of cast iron water mains.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Transfer Station Operations Agreement:
Authorize execution of a Transfer Station Operations Agreement with Waste Management of Minnesota, Inc. in the amount of $417,000 for the term May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015, with the option to extend the contract on an annual basis for two (2) additional years.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Legal Settlement:
Approve settlement in the case of Double Black Diamond, Inc. dba Red Cow v. City of Minneapolis, contingent upon modification of Critical Parking Area #24 (Item 5 below).
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Critical Parking Area #24:
Passage of Ordinance modifying Critical Parking Area #24 to exclude the east side of Drew Ave S and restricting the purchase of parking permits to residents on both sides of Drew Ave S and the west side of Chowen Ave S.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
6.   Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Aves SE 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: Referred back to the Transportation & Public Works Committee.
7.   Burroughs North Area and Dupont 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: Adopted.
8.   Street Resurfacing Special Assessment Cancellation:
Passage of Resolution cancelling a street resurfacing special assessment levied against the property located at 2408 31st Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Sidewalk Repair Special Assessment Cancellation:
Passage of Resolution cancelling a sidewalk repair special assessment levied against the property located at 4325 Zenith Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment and authorizing refund of principal and interest collected. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar Project:
Authorize submittal of an application for a TIGER 2014 grant to implement the Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar project, pending consideration of other regional transit projects and final authorization to submit an application by the City’s Rail Policy Group.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Zero Waste Initiatives:
Passage of Resolution authorizing transfer of $76,607 from the Solid Waste Fund to the General Fund for a policy position in the Mayor’s Office to provide implementation of sustainability policy and assist in implementation of organics recycling and the drafting of a Zero Waste plan for the City. Continued funding will be addressed as part of the 2015 budget process.
Action Taken: Deleted from the agenda.
12. Pothole Repair Funding Increase:
Passage of Resolution increasing the Transportation Maintenance & Repair Division’s General Fund appropriation for Fiscal Year 2014 in the amount of $1,000,000 from the Contingency Fund to provide additional resources to perform an accelerated level of pothole patching in 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications Project:
a)     Passage of Resolution amending the 2014 Capital Budget to establish the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications Project and increasing the appropriations for the project from a Hennepin County TOD Program Grant, Hiawatha TOD funds, Special Assessments, and an advance from the Permanent Improvement Fund;
b)     Direct staff to identify, through the normal 2014 project close-out process, a revenue source for the project to restore the Permanent Improvement Fund advance;
c)     Passage of Resolution declaring the City’s intent to pay for expenditures not reimbursed by the sources above with tax exempt bond proceeds;
d)     Approve proposed layout of the Cedar Ave Sidewalk Modifications Project;
e)     Authorize negotiation with private property owners to acquire and execute temporary easement agreements;
f)       Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a grant contract agreement amendment with Hennepin County to accept grant funds for the project;
g)     Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed in the project and, as an exception to policy, not assessing for street lighting improvements; and
h)     Receive the cost estimate and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties and set a public hearing for June 17, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Bids:
a)     OP 7904, Accept low bid of Fischer Mining, LLC to furnish and deliver fine aggregate as needed through March 31, 2015;
b)     OP 7910, Accept single bid of Graymont (WI) LLC to furnish and deliver quick lime to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division; and
c)     OP 7912, Accept single bid of Commercial Asphalt Company to furnish and deliver hot mix asphalt as needed through March 31, 2015.
Early signature by Mayor requested on 14(b)
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 4/7/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of legal matters:
a)   Theopolis Hunter v. City of Minneapolis, $3,500.
b)   Saadaat Al-Ahad v. City of Minneapolis, $4,600.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Administrative/Clerical Personnel Services:
Authorize increase contract with Jeane Thorne, Inc. by $40,000 to continue to provide
as-needed administrative/clerical assistance for the City Attorney through December 31,2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   3rd Avenue Parking Ramp Restoration:
Authorize increase contract with Black Constructors Inc. by $33,069.49 for close-out and final payment for restoration repairs.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Leadership Development Program:
Execute contract with Employee Strategies to provide the Human Resources Department with services to design and develop curriculum for a new leadership development program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Employee Training and Professional Development Resources:
a)     Extend contract with Safari Books Online, LLC for an additional two year subscription, through April 30, 2016, for Information Technology employee training and professional development resources; and
b)     Increase the contract by $28,006 for a new total not-to-exceed $50,000.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Community Connections Conference:
Passage of Resolution accepting donations for the conference. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 4/3/2014
1.   Linden Hills, Fulton, Armatage, Kenny, and Lynnhurst Neighborhoods Moratorium (Interim Ordinance):
Cancel the Moratorium amending Title 21 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Interim Ordinance, adding Chapter 590, providing for a moratorium on the demolition, new construction, or establishment of single and two-family residential dwellings in the R1, R1A, R2, and R2B zoning districts in the neighborhoods of Linden Hills, Fulton, Armatage, Kenny, and Lynnhurst, and approve the following staff directives:
a)     Direct staff to implement and enforce the use of Construction Management Agreements for all un-occupied construction projects involving the wrecking, new build, or major remodeling of 1 and 2 unit dwelling structures.
b)     Direct staff to identify additional resources to meet staffing needs relating to the implementation and oversight of construction management and planning related activities, and refer the matter to the Ways & Means Committee for further consideration.
c)     Direct staff to continue to study the growth in construction of 1 to 4 unit dwellings for the purposes of informing future development and to make recommendations on the zoning code of ordinances and planning process based on the study findings.
      Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   4205 Xerxes Ave S Moratorium Waiver:
Grant moratorium waiver with conditions to allow for the demolition of an existing single-family dwelling and the construction of a new single-family dwelling located at 4205 Xerxes Ave S in the R1 Single-family district located within the Linden Hills, Fulton, Armatage, Kenny, and Lynnhurst neighborhoods moratorium area.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring the 1st of July “Somali American Day” in the City of Minneapolis.
Somali American Day Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.  Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution honoring DeLaSalle High School Boys' Basketball Team, 2014 Minnesota Class AAA State Champions.
DeLaSalle Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Motions
1.   Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of May, 2014, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   1100 and 1118 University Ave NE:
a)     Grant appeal, notwithstanding staff recommendation, filed by Robert D. Riskin with, and on behalf of, all property owners immediately adjacent to McDonald’s, of the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment granting the following variances for an existing fast food restaurant located at 1100-1118 University Ave NE in the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District:
1)     A variance to increase the maximum number of freestanding signs from one to four.
2)     A variance to increase the maximum area for freestanding signs from 80 square feet to 330 square feet.
3)     A variance to increase the maximum height of freestanding signs from 8 feet to approximately 10 feet 3 inches and 10 feet 9 inches.
      b)     Adopt Findings of Fact as prepared by the City Attorney’s Office.
(Postponed 3/28/2014)
 
Action Taken: Deleted from the agenda.
 
New Business
1.   Notice of Intent:
A. Johnson gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 204 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Environmental Preservation: Environmentally Acceptable Packaging (updating and amending various provisions).
Notice Given.
2.   Notice of Intent:
Bender gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Miscellaneous Regulations (amending provisions related to the keeping of honeybees).
Notice Given.
3.   Notice of Intent:
Bender 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 related to composting):
a)   Chapter 520 relating to Introductory Provisions.
b)   Chapter 536 relating to Specific Development Standards.
c)   Chapter 537 relating to Accessory Uses and Structures.
d)   Chapter 541 relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading.
e)   Chapter 550 relating to Industrial Districts.
f)    Chapter 551 relating to Overlay Districts.
Notice Given.
4.  Ordinance Introduction (Unanimous consent required):
Reich moves to introduce the subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks, for first reading and referral to the Transportation & Public Works Committee (establishing the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District and the West Broadway Special Service District):
a) Chapter 432 relating to the establishment of the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District.
b) Chapter 434 relating to the establishment of the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District.
Action Taken:  Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Transportation & Public Works Committee
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   Adjourn to April 24, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, for the purpose of receiving Mayor Hodges’ State of the City Address.
 
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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