Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
April 25, 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.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of April 11, 2014.
Action Taken: Accepted.
4.   Referral of petitions and communications and reports of the City officers to proper Committees and departments.
Action Taken: Referred.
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 4/15/2014
1.   Rental Dwelling License (3934/36 Nokomis Ave – Owner Amanda Przynski):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Rental Dwelling License (2601 Fillmore St NE – Owner Jerry Dresch):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Friends School of Minnesota:
Passage of Resolution giving consent to the refunding of MCDA Bank Qualified Bank Direct Tax-exempt Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, by the St. Paul Port Authority for the benefit of the Friends School of Minnesota (Refer to MCDA Board of Commissioners).
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications:
Approve Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.
Early signing by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Capital Cash, LLC dba Uptown Pawn (301 W Lake St):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations for Pawnbroker License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Chipotle Mexican Grill (229 Cedar Ave S):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Nuisance Property (804 – 13th Ave SE):
Approve waiver of 60-day requirement to declare property a nuisance & proceed with Chapter 249 process.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Nuisance Property (3410 Penn Ave N):
Approve waiver of 60-day requirement to declare property a nuisance & proceed with Chapter 249 process.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Grow North Program:
Approve revised Grow North Program Guidelines & Guidelines for the Minneapolis Advantage Program - Grow North & authorize a new contract not to exceed $200,000 with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to administer the Minneapolis Advantage Program - Grow North on behalf of the City.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. 2014 Hennepin County Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program Grant Applications:
Forwarded without recommendation a resolution authorizing submission of grant applications to the TOD Program & authorizing cooperative agreements for the recommended County funded projects. 
Action Taken: Substitute report adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
11. DC Group Expansion Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan & Modification No. 2 to Consolidated Redevelopment TIF Plan (re 1977 W River Rd N):
a)   Passage of three Resolutions – 1) Approving the DC Group Expansion Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan and Modification No. 2 to the Consolidated Redevelopment TIF District TIF Plan; 2) Authorizing the issuance of a Limited Revenue Pay-As-You-Go Tax Increment Financing Note to West River Road Investments, LLC in a principal amount not to exceed $451,500; 3) Establishing the Community Planning & Economic Development agency Fund 01CDC – DC Group Expansion (01CDC - 8900900) and approving an initial appropriation of $5,000;
b)   Approve proposed redevelopment contract business terms;
c)   Authorize a $200,000 Grow North loan to DC Group from the CDBG allocation budgeted for business development;
d)   Authorize a redevelopment contract, loan agreement and all other necessary documents related to the recommended actions with West River Road Investments, LLC.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Lake and Nicollet Redevelopment Plan:
Passage of Resolution approving the Plan, which will a create a new redevelopment project to facilitate redevelopment activities that support the City’s goals for the area, including re-opening Nicollet Ave across Lake St and the Midtown Greenway, improving access to Interstate I-35W from Lake St, removing blight and revitalizing the commercial area.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. 2014 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) and LCDA - Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Grants:
Passage of Resolutions authorizing submission & priority ranking of grant applications to the a) LCDA and b) LCDA TOD grant programs. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Spring 2014 Environmental Grant Funding:
Passage of four Resolutions, as follows:
a)   Authorizing application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [DEED] Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 3118 W Lake St./Tryg’s Restaurant, DC Group Expansion, East Side Station (former Superior Plating), Miller Bag Building, and MoZaic, Phase II;  
b)   Authorizing application to the Metropolitan Council’s Tax Base Revitalization Account [TBRA] Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 800 W Broadway (DEED Workforce Center), East Side Station (former Superior Plating), (former) Leef Services, Miller Bag Building, and MoZaic, Phase II;
c)   Authorizing application to the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund [ERF] for environmental investigation and/or remediation funding for the following projects: 3118 W Lake St./Tryg’s Restaurant, East Side Station (former Superior Plating), (former) Leef Services, Miller Bag Building, MoZaic, Phase II, Universal Plating & Washburn Center for Children; and
d) Authorizing application to the Metropolitan Council’s Transit Oriented Development [TBRA-TOD] Grant Program for environmental investigation and/or remediation work required for the following projects: Downtown East and Plymouth Building.
Action Taken: Adopted.
15. Green Homes North Program Round 3 Funding Awards and Land Sales:
a)   Rescind the March 7, 2014 City Council’s approval related to the Green Homes North program as the conditions of the approval were not met; Passage of eight Resolutions rescinding Resolutions 2014R-072-080;
b)   Award up to $949,608 for development gap funding for the construction of 18 green homes on City-owned vacant lots in North Minneapolis, as submitted by seven non-profit developers (Artspace Green Homes North, LLC, City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, PPL Homes LLC, PRG, Inc., Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. and Urban Homeworks, Inc.) and one private developer (Peyser LLC) in response to the City’s Request for Proposals;
c)   Authorize related agreements with the selected qualified developers, including additional Green Homes North program requirements identified by the Design Review Committee;
d)   Passage of nine Resolutions authorizing sale of the following properties to the developers or affiliated entities, subject to conditions:
1.   2014 Upton Ave N, 2950 Bryant Ave N & 316 30th Ave N to PPL Homes LLC;
2.   4700 Bryant Ave N & 4704 Bryant Ave N to City of Lakes Community Land Trust;
3.   3510 Colfax Ave N, 3514 Colfax Ave N & 2635 James Ave N to Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation;
4.   3022 Morgan Ave N, 2918 Logan Ave N & 3522 4th St N to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc;
5.   1811 Girard Ave N, 2727 3rd St N & 2639 James Ave N to PRG, Inc.
6.   3241 Russell Ave N & 4101 James Ave N to Peyser LLC;
7.   2822 Bryant Ave N to Urban Homeworks, Inc;
8.   2622 Plymouth Ave N to Artspace Green Homes North, LLC;
e)   Accept a $250,000 grant from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for the Green Homes North Program and authorize an agreement for the grant & approve budget appropriation; and
f)    Passage of Resolution appropriating grant funds (9 votes).
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Elections & Rules
E&R agenda of 4/23/2014
1.   Precinct and Polling Place Location Changes:
Passage of Resolution designating and prescribing polling places, together with election precincts and the boundaries thereof, inclusive of eight new precincts in various wards in the City of Minneapolis to become effective with the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 4/14/2014
1.   Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal:
Adopt a long-term goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80% or more by 2050, from 2006 levels, to supplement the City’s existing goals for 2015 and 2025.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Department of Agriculture Delegation Agreement Amendment:
Amend Delegation Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture relating to food inspections to more clearly define in the Scope of the agreement the retention by the State to license manufacturing or distributing activities for certain food establishments.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
3.   Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant:
a)   Authorize execution of a grant agreement in the amount of $19,200 from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to hire interns to assist in erosion control and enforcement; and
b)   Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Human Services Research Grant:
a)   Accept a three-year federal grant in the estimated amount of $871,448 to study the benefits of Father Advocates providing services for expectant and new fathers; and
b)   Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Award:
a)   Authorize acceptance of up to $40,000 and the execution of an agreement with the US Conference of Mayors for a GRO1000 Garden and Green Spaces Award for the development of community gardens and green spaces;
b)   Direct the City Coordinator to manage the grant and enter into agreements with community partners as needed; and
c)   Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Spay and Neuter Assistance Program Lease Extension:
Authorize an amendment to the contract with Blue Sky Veterinary Services LLC extending the current lease for the use of laboratory and parking spaces at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control to March 14, 2015, to provide low-cost spay and neutering services.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 4/17/2014
Joint report with Zoning & Planning Committee
1.   Thrive MSP 2040:
Authorize City staff to provide comments that are consistent with the material presented at Committee in order to accommodate the submission deadline of April 28, 2014.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 4/16/2014
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
1.   Financial Crimes Task Force:
Authorize accept grant award, $42,500, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, for the investigation of identity theft and cases of fraud; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program:
Authorize accept grant award, $12,464, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety – Office of Justice Programs & execute a contract with them, to purchase Crime Laboratory equipment & supplies; and Passage of Resolution approving appropriation (9 votes).
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 4/15/2014
1.   40th St E & 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 and direct the City Engineer to prepare proposed special assessments against the benefited properties; and set a public hearing for June 3, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Bluff Street Trail Agreement:
Passage of Resolution authorizing the execution of an Inter-Agency Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation for federal participation in construction engineering for the Bluff Street Trail Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Street Resurfacing Special Assessment Correction:
Passage of Resolution cancelling a street resurfacing special assessment levied on the property located at 5704 Harriet Ave S and reinstating a street resurfacing assessment on the property located at 5614 Garfield Ave S due to the prepayment of the special assessment being credited to the incorrect parcel. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Signal Retiming Project:
Authorize increase to contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates by $110,360 and extension of the contract termination date to August 31, 2014, due to scope and schedule changes involved in the project. No additional appropriation required.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
5.   Lowry Hill East Area 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 assessment bonds for the project. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   St. Anthony Parkway Bridge Over BNSF Northtown Yard Project California St NE and Main St NE Reconstruction:
a)     Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments for the project;
b)     Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation to issue assessment bonds for the project; and
c)     Staff directed to continue to explore the issue of tree placement along both sides of Main St NE, per the request of the neighborhood. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Central Corridor LRT Project:
Authorize execution of Subordinate Funding Agreement 23 (SFA 23) with the Metropolitan Council for the replacement of lighting service cabinets in the Central Corridor LRT West Bank area.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Aves SE Street Resurfacing Project:
a)     Cancel the Johnson St NE, 10th & 11th Ave SE Street Resurfacing Project; and
b)     Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2014R-057 and the associated Council action of 2/21/2014 designating the project. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Bid:
OP 7907, Accept low bid of A & M Construction, Inc. to complete the Exterior Masonry Stabilization Project, Phase 3, for the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 4/21/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of legal matters:
a)   Jonathon Christoph Voth v. City of Minneapolis, $13,599.83.
b)   Claim of Usiholo Peter Musa-Agboneni and PMA Properties LLC, $75,000.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   ArtPlace America Gift:
Passage of Resolution accepting gifts of travel from ArtPlace America for Gulgun Kayim, the City’s Art’s Director, to serve as a reviewer for the fourth round of Innovation grants.  (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Creative City Challenge Project:
Execute contract with the artist for Balancing Ground for design, installation and maintenance of the Creative City Challenge project for the summer of 2014 on the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza ($75,000).
Early Signature by Mayor Requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Meet Minneapolis – 2013-2014 – 1% Lodging Tax:
Passage of Resolution appropriating funds and authorize payment of the 2013-2014 proceeds of the 1% City Lodging tax to Minneapolis. ($46,087.13).
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Snow Plowing and Removal Service:
Amend contract with Twin City Outdoor Services, Inc. to increase the amount by $300,000 for invoice payment and funding through the end of the contract, December 31, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Wall Fabric Replacement Bid:
OP 7928, accept low bid of Natus Corporation, d/b/a Hammernicks Decorating, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the Wall Fabric Replacement at the Minneapolis Convention Center. ($67,735).
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Elevator Work Bid:
OP 7885, accept single bid of ThyssenKrupp Elevator to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for work as part of the Visitor Information Center at the Minneapolis Convention Center. ($92,000).
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointment:
Approve City Council appointment of Lindsey Wollschlager to service for the term January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) System Support:
      a)   Amend contract with Regents of the University of Minnesota to accept revenue for additional license, configuration and support; and
      b)   Passage of Resolution increasing revenue and expenditure budget by $7,000 for 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 4/17/2014
1.   2320 Colfax Ave S:
Grant appeal filed by Michael Crow of the Heritage Preservation Commission's decision, notwithstanding staff recommendation, to deny a Demolition of Historic Resource application for 2320 Colfax Avenue South, and adopt the Findings of Fact as prepared by the City Attorney's Office.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Alley Vacation-1540 Correction:
Passage of Resolution approving corrected vacation resolution (Vac-1540) passed by the City Council on June 20, 2008, vacating part of the alley on the block bound by Lyndale Ave S, 29th St W, Lake St W, and Aldrich Ave S and originally approved as Resolution 2008R-267, by amending the legal description to account for an elevation change and to bring the current location of the applicant's building entirely out of the public right of way.
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Indigenous Peoples Day:
Passage of Resolution recognizing the Second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution
 
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce 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, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (updating and amending various provisions).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
2.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Bender to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Miscellaneous Regulations, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (amending provisions related to the keeping of honeybees).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
3.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Bender 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 (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.
 
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Zoning & Planning Committee.
 
New Business
1.   Notice - Ordinance Authorship:
Pursuant to action taken on March 28, 2014 relating to the ordinance report presented by the City Clerk, the record has been amended to reflect that Council Member Bender has assumed authorship of the following ordinance, which was remanded to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee:
Council Member Frey Bender: Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, relating to non-motorized food vehicle vending. (Introduced on August 16, 2013)
 
Notice Given.
 
Announcements
 
Adjournment
1.   The Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners will meet upon adjournment of the City Council Meeting.
2.   Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the following matters:
a)   Avrey v. Edwards.
b)   Sheila Potocnik 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
 
Next City Council Meeting: May 9, 2014
 
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