Minneapolis City Council Agenda
Regular Meeting
May 9, 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: Lisa Hansen 612-673-3963
1.   Roll Call.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
Action Taken: Adopted, as amended to include under the order of Resolutions a new resolution relating to a "Clean Zone" around Target Field during the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game and related events.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the adjourned session held April 24, 2014 and the regular meeting and adjourned session of April 25, 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
COW agenda of 05/07/2014
1.   Single Employer, Self-Insured Medical Plan:
Passage of Resolution adopting a transition plan for the City to implement single employer, employee benefit plans effective January 1, 2015, and single employer, self-insured medical plan commencing as early as January 1, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Community Development & Regulatory Services
CD&RS agenda of 4/29/2014
1.   Land Sale (Hollywood Theatre Redevelopment Project, 2815 & 2519 Johnson St NE):
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of properties for $1 to Out of the Past Redevelopment, LLC, an entity controlled by Andrew Volna; Authorize a Redevelopment Contract and related documents (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Land Sale (3217 29th Ave S):
Passage of Resolution authorizing sale of property to Michlitsch Builders, Inc. for $31,000, subject to conditions (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Limited Mobile Food Vehicle Vending License Ordinance:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, to allow the sale of prepackaged perishable items from nonmotorized carts.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Rental Dwelling License (2441-43 Dupont Ave S - Owner Travis Anderson):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Rental Dwelling License (3609 Cedar Ave S - Owner Kocon LLC, Hwan Hwang):
Approve recommendation to revoke license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
   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.   L D Foods, Inc Restaurant License (2929 Hennepin Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions.
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   La Que Buena On-Sale Liquor, Class C-2 License (1609-11 Lake St):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   2548 12th Ave S:
Approve Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel (NCPRP) recommendation to raze & remove structure.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Rental Dwelling License (2915 Dupont Ave N – Owner Joseph Sherohman):
Passage of Resolution approving Stipulated Agreement and Conditions to be placed on license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Year 2015 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Procedural Manual and Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP):
Approve the LIHTC Procedural Manual and QAP and authorize staff to proceed with a Request for Proposals.
Action Taken: Adopted.
12. Rehab Support Program-Emergency Relief Fund:
Approve an amendment to the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation contract to add $15,966.08 to cover the remaining amount needed for loans originated under the program.
Action Taken: Adopted.
13. Minneapolis Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing District III:
Passage of Resolution adding seven parcels to and deleting eight parcels from the Minneapolis Housing Replacement Tax Increment Financing District III. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
14. Great Streets Business District Support Contracts:
Authorize staff to negotiate contracts for business district support activities.
Action Taken: Adopted.
15. Great Streets Neighborhood Business District Eligible Areas:
Approve a pilot project expanding program eligible areas to include three community corridors and authorize staff to execute $40,000 in two Great Streets Façade Improvement Matching Grant contracts. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
Reports Referred to Ways & Means Committee
16. 2014 Consolidated Plan:
a)   Approve Plan budget as amended to reflect the 2014 HUD appropriation;
b)   Authorize submittal of Plan to HUD on May 15, 2014, which updates the 2010-2014 Five-Year Strategy ;
c)   Direct staff to record comments received in the 2014 Consolidated Plan.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
17. 2014 HUD Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant Applications:
Approve funding from the City’s HOPWA grant to Metropolitan Council Housing & Redevelopment Authority, not to exceed $510,000, and Minnesota AIDS Project not to exceed $520,000, and authorize contracts with each to implement the grant.
Action Taken: Adopted.
18. Appropriation of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Funds:
Passage of Resolution appropriating NSP funds received from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and Program Income generated by the City of Minneapolis.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 4/28/2014
1.   Public Health Advisory Committee Appointments:
Approve the following appointments to the Minneapolis Public Health Advisory Committee for two-year terms to expire December 31, 2015: Julie Ring (Ward 1); Birdie Cunningham (Ward 11); Autumn Chmielewski (Ward 12); Jennifer Pelletier (U of M School of Public Health Rep); Dan Brady (Member At-Large); Abdullahi Sheikh (Ward 8); and Sahra Noor (Ward 2).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Health Department National Accreditation:
Passage of Resolution supporting the pursuit of national accreditation status for the Minneapolis Health Department.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Ways & Means Committee
3.   Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant:
a)    Authorize amendment to contract with Hennepin County to accept an additional $320,000 from a Federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant; and
b)    Passage of Resolution approving budget appropriation. (9 votes)
      Action Taken: Adopted.
Intergovernmental Relations
IGR agenda of 5/1/2014
1.   MSP Noise Oversight Committee:
Passage of Resolution approving appointment of Loren Olson as the city‘s alternate representative for a term of
July 16, 2014 to June 26, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 4/30/2014
1.   “Equitable Solutions for One Minneapolis, a Racial Equity Framework” Report:
Approve directions to staff to: 
a)   Conduct a Study Session by the end of June 2014, that will include discussions of key policy decisions and a community stakeholder engagement plan related to the Racial Equity Framework as well as a timeline for completion of the Equitable Solutions equity assessment tool kit;
b)   Report on the continued development of the Racial Equity Framework, Equitable Solutions for One Minneapolis, to the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Emergency Management Committee (PSCR&EM) by July 15, 2014, and to Committee of the Whole (COW) by
July 23, 2014;
c)   Analyze budget impacts for implementation of the Racial Equity Framework, and ensure budget requests for 2015 are forwarded to the Mayor and the City Council for inclusion in the 2015 budget process;
d)   Create a Racial Equity Policy Workgroup convened and chaired by Mayor Hodges to assist in ongoing oversight of the development of the Racial Equity Framework, the Racial Equity Action Plan and additional related initiatives, as well as to develop tools appropriate for use by the City Council and Mayor to view policy decisions through a racial equity lens.  The workgroup will include Council Vice President Glidden, Council Members Gordon and Yang as well as the department heads identified in Resolution 2012R-456 and other staff from the Equitable Solutions Staff Team as appropriate, including the City Clerk. A report from this group will be included with the presentations to the PSCR&EM and COW Committees as previously designated; and
e)   Refer to COW the matter of the updated Affirmative Action Plan.
      Action Taken: Adopted, as amended to include Council Member Cano as a member of the Racial Equity Policy Workgroup.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
2.   U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant Application:
Authorize application to receive up to $1,000,000 over a three-year period for implementation by the Minneapolis Police Department of a ‘Community Strategies’ program to focus on concentrated areas of crime in the Northside.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game:
Authorize a Joint Powers Agreements to be signed by participating city, county and state agencies willing to provide public safety and security services to the City of Minneapolis for the period July 11-16, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 4/29/2014
1.   54th & Lyndale Special Service District:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks by adding a new Chapter 432 establishing the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   West Broadway Improvement Special Service District:
a)    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks by adding a new Chapter 434 establishing the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District (SSD);
b)    Approve the business plan for the West Broadway Improvement SSD; and
c)    Authorize negotiation and execution of a services agreement with the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition to serve as the district management entity for the Special Service District.
Early signature by Mayor requested.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Edgewater Area and Cedar 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; and set a public hearing for June 17, 2014. (9 votes)
      Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   2014 Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant Program:
Authorize negotiation and execution of grant agreements with ten (10) recipients for the prevention, eradication, and education on the negative effects of graffiti.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   RFP for Processing Services:
Authorize the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for processing services for yard waste, street sweepings, and organics material.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   St. Anthony Pkwy Bridge over BNSF Northtown Yard (California St NE and Main St NE) Roadway Construction Project:
Passage of two (2) Resolutions authorizing the purchase of fee parcels and acquisition of temporary easements to facilitate St. Anthony Pkwy Bridge and realigned roadway construction activities.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
7.   Special Assessment Appeal Settlement:
a)    Passage of Resolution authorizing execution of a settlement of the special assessment appeal asserted by Jeffrey L. Strand and Kim Wm. Jeppesen and authorizing a reduction of $484.95 on the assessment against the property located at 5100 Thomas Ave N;
b)    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-088 to reduce the total special assessments for the 51st Ave N Street Resurfacing Project to reflect the settlement; and
c)    Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-089 to reduce the bond sale request for the project. (9 votes)
      Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Projects:
Authorize amendment to the Master Funding Agreement with the Metropolitan Council for additional phases of the Southwest Minneapolis Interceptor Rehabilitation Project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   4th St / 35W On-Ramp and Auxiliary Lane Project:
a)    Authorize amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County to increase the City’s cost share in the project by $860,000;
b)    Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation for the project by $860,000 from the Permanent Improvement Fund balance;
c)    Direct Public Works and Finance staff to identify, through the normal 2014 project close-out process, a revenue source for the project to restore the advance from the Permanent Improvement Fund; and
d)    Passage of Resolution declaring the City’s intent to pay for the expenditures with tax-exempt bond proceeds.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Sidewalk Reconstruction Special Assessment Cancellation:
Passage of Resolution cancelling a sidewalk repair special assessment for the property located at 4845 4th Ave S due to full prepayment of the special assessment; and authorizing refund of principal and interest collected. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
11. Bids:
a)    OP 7919, Accept low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc. to complete the construction of the Penn Ave Phase 2 Street Reconstruction Project;
b)    OP 7927, Accept low bid of Cemstone Products Company to furnish and deliver Ready Mix Concrete through March 31, 2015; and
c)    OP 7934, Accept single bid of Carus Corporation to furnish and deliver Potassium Permanganate to the Water Treatment and Distribution Division.
      Action Taken: Adopted.
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 5/5/2014
1.   Bid for Production Color Printer Rental:
OP 7935, accept low bid of Canon Solutions America, Inc., to furnish and deliver rental of color printer to the Document Solution Center ($208,404).
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.  Donation of Digital Billboard Display Time:
Passage of Resolution accepting donated digital billboard space from Clear Channel Outdoor for communicating snow emergency and winter parking restrictions information. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Donation of Public Service Announcements:
Passage of Resolution accepting donated broadcast airtime from Comcast Cable for public service announcements.(9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Bid for Restroom/Locker Room Renovation:
OP 7913, accept low bid of Meisinger Construction Company, to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for construction at the Minneapolis Convention Center ($499,900).
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   COMPASS Financial System Upgrade:
Authorize execute contract with Sierra Systems Group, Inc. to provide services as part of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program with a term through 2015 and providing for customized indemnification terms. ($4,455,000).
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 05/01/2014
1.   1014, 1018, and 1022 Essex Ave SE, 506 Huron Blvd SE (Essex Hotel):
Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code approving petition filed by Scott Nelson of DJR Architecture to rezone the properties located at 1014, 1018, and 1022 Essex Ave SE and 506 Huron Blvd SE from the R5/Multiple Family District to the C3A/Community Activity Center District, to allow for the construction of a five story, 122-room hotel.
Action Taken: Adopted.
1.   Honorary Resolution:
      Passage of Resolution declaring the week of May 12 through 16, 2014, as Public Service Recognition Week in the City of Minneapolis.
Public Service Recognition Week Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game – Clean Zone:
Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2014R-046 relating to a “clean zone” around Target Field during the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game and related events.
Early signature by Mayor Requested.
2014 MLB All Start Game Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
1.   Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of June, 2014, be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Designation of Interim Assistant City Clerk:
Motion by Glidden to confirm the City Clerk’s designation of Anissa Hollingshead as Interim Assistant City Clerk.
Interim Assistant City Clerk RCA
Action Taken: Adopted.
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 192 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Bread (repealing Chapter 192).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
2.   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 196 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Water for Drinking and Domestic Purposes (repealing Chapter 196).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
3.   Notice of Intent:
A. Johnson and Reich give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 18, Chapter 478 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code: Parking, Stopping and Standing (repealing Section 478.90 (n) regarding parking restrictions adjacent to school property).
Action Taken: Notice Given.
4.   Proposed Charter Amendment/Filing Fee for Municipal Elections:
Recommended ordinance from Charter Commission amending Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Officers - Elections:  Filing for Election, specifying the filing fee for candidates for election at any city election, for referral to the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
      Municipal Filing Fee Transmittal Letter and Ordinance
Action Taken: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
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 23, 2014
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