Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Regular Meeting
October 3, 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.
3.   Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of September 19, 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 9/23/2014
1.   Greenway Office, LLC (re 2801 21 Ave S):
Passage of Resolution placing a special assessment against property using PACE financing for energy improvements, in the amount of $102,250.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Tree Servicing Ordinance Amendment:
Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 347 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Licenses and Business Regulations: Tree Servicing, amending requirements for International Society of Arboriculture certification.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   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.
4.   The Nicollet Diner (1428 Nicollet Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving Business License Operating Conditions relating to Restaurant with Extended Hours license.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Infinity Smokes (814 Hennepin Ave):
Passage of Resolution approving License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Tobacco License.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Home Improvement Programs Lending Services:
Authorize a contract with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to provide lending services for Senior Citizen Housing Initiative ($810,000) and Owner Occupied Rehab ($305,000) and authorize City staff to sign the necessary contracts associated with these two initiatives.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   Lake St and Nicollet Ave Property:
Authorize a non-invasive inspection agreement allowing the City to perform due diligence work on private property at Lake and Nicollet. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
8.   Classification of Tax-forfeited Land:
Passage of Resolutions:
a) Requesting actions with respect to the conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land in the City & authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an application for title registration; and
b) Approving classification of certain tax-forfeited land in the City as non-conservation & the conveyance thereof.
Action Taken: Adopted as amended.
9.   Greenheck/Unison Expansion (60 28th Ave N):
Passage of Resolution supporting the Job Creation Fund Application to the State Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for the Greenheck Fan Corporation (Unison Comfort Technologies expansion), in the amount of $627,000. 
Early signature by Mayor requested.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Mercado Central Loan Deferral:
Authorize the deferral of monthly loan payments on the City’s CEDF/CDBG loan to Mercado Central, LLC for two years, from August 1, 2014 through July 1, 2016, and direct staff to execute amendments to the appropriate loan documents; and direct staff to closely monitor the financial performance of the market and determine whether critical milestones are achieved during the deferral period.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Health, Environment & Community Engagement
HE&CE agenda of 9/22/2014
1.   Indigenous Peoples Day:
Direct the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR), working with leaders in the American Indian community and Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors (MUID), to work across City departments to operationalize the spirit and intent of the Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution. The American Indian leaders, working with NCR, will review the City of Minneapolis’ programs, practices, and policies as they relate to the intended impact of the Indigenous Peoples Day Resolution. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, with support of all City departments, shall provide a report on the recommended practice and policy change recommendations in May 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Report to Transportation & Public Works and Ways & Means Committee
2.   North Minneapolis Greenway Outreach:
Authorize execution of up to $100,000 in subgrant agreements with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability for outreach related to the North Minneapolis Greenway initiative. (9 votes)
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
3.   Master Grant Contract with Minnesota Department of Health:
Authorize execution of a five-year Master Grant Contract with State of Minnesota, acting as Minneapolis Community Health Board; and Authorize the Commissioner of Health to sign individual Project Agreements as the Community Health Services Administrator for the City.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Youth Violence Prevention Grant:
a)     Amend grant agreement with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to accept $222,200 in funding for an additional year for youth violence prevention activities; and
b)     Passage of Resolution increasing the appropriation in the Health Department Grants-Federal Fund by $222,200.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
PSCR&EM agenda of 9/24/2014
1.   National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media:
Approve staff direction to City Attorney’s Office to research and offer a legal opinion on or before October 22, 2014, on whether the City of Minneapolis has the legal authority under civil rights laws to enforce a ban on the use of the name “Redskins” as well as a ban on the use of the image worn by the Washington D.C. professional football team while playing in the City of Minneapolis at the stadium operated by the University of Minnesota.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Military Training Exercises:
Approve staff direction that City of Minneapolis staff be directed not to authorize expenditures of City resources on future military training exercises in Minneapolis, unless approved by the City Council; and to develop a process, including engagement of the Council, for considering approval of future requests by federal agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Defense and other military units, to conduct activities in Minneapolis that are likely to cause disruption to Minneapolis residents and businesses.
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means
3.   Federal 2014 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program:
Authorize acceptance of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice-National Institute of Justice in the amount of $93,888 & to execute a contract with them for the Federal 2014 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program; Passage of Resolution appropriating funds (9 votes).
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Police Bomb Security Services:
Authorize agreement with Minnesota Timberwolves for the Mpls Police Department to provide bomb security services for basketball games during the 2014-2015 season at the Target Center, to be reimbursed at an estimated cost of $44,640.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Transportation & Public Works
T&PW agenda of 9/23/2014
1.   Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Light Operations Fee Assessment:
Designate the City-wide street light operations fee assessment against properties exempt from ad valorem taxation; and set a public hearing to be held on November 10, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Nongovernmental Tax Exempt Parcel Street Maintenance Assessment:
Designate the City-wide street maintenance assessment against properties exempt from ad valorem taxation; and set a public hearing to be held on November 10, 2014.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   15th & 16th Ave S Bridges Over Midtown Greenway Rehabilitation Project:
Authorize increase to contract with LS Black Contractors, Inc. by $178,674.54 to allow payment for additional work performed as part of the federal project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   MCES Municipal Infiltration/Inflow Grant Application:
Authorize application for grant funding and negotiation of a grant agreement with Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) Municipal Infiltration/Inflow Grant Program for reimbursement of expenses for CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining and repairs of existing sewers.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Zombie Pub Crawl Block Event:
Approve application for a large block event to be held on October 11, 2014, to operate outside the timeframe allowed under ordinance.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   On-Street Parking Mobile Payment System:
Authorize negotiation with Parkmobile USA, Inc. to provide a mobile phone payment system for on-street parking in the City. Staff to return to Committee to request authorization to execute a contract.
Action Taken: Adopted.
7.   South Metro Mississippi River Total Suspended Solids Total Maximum Daily Load:
Authorize the City Attorney to withdraw a Petition for a Contested Case Hearing to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concerning the South Metro Mississippi River Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
Action Taken: Adopted.
Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee
8.   GreenCorps Host Site Agreement:
Authorize execution of an agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for the Solid Waste & Recycling and Property Services Divisions to host a GreenCorps member for the 2014-2015 program year.
Action Taken: Adopted.
9.   Government Center Parking Ramp Roof Replacement Project:
Authorize increase to contract with Berwald Roofing Company by $3,674.12 to allow for work not included in the original scope of the project.
Action Taken: Adopted.
10. Bids:
a)     OP 7978, Accept low bid of Insituform Technologies USA, LLC for the installation of cured-in-place pipe for the Public Works Sewer Construction Division; and
b)     OP 7979, Accept low bid of Vortech HydroVac for storm sewer system cleaning for the Sewer Construction Division.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Ways & Means
W&M agenda of 9/29/2014
1.   Legal Settlements:
Passage of Resolution authorizing settlement of the following legal matters:
a)   Lindsey Hall v. City of Minneapolis, $6,000.
b)   James A. Dolphy v., City of Minneapolis: Authorize settlement by non-monetary relief through the City’s adoption of amendment to the tree servicing ordinance and authorize the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Convention Center Wireless Network Services Agreement:
Authorize amend contract with Insite Wireless and Smart City:
a)   Increasing term from 5 years to 8 years;
b)   Increase capital investments by the contractor and their subcontractors from $500,000 to $700,000 with $150,000 used in year six of the contract; and
c)   Language clarification regarding contract renewal.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   HR Classroom Online Training:
a)     Authorize extend the contract with Curtis Communications Inc. from October 30, 2014 to October 30, 2016;
b)     Increase contract amount by $12,584, for the purchase of 1600 additional training licenses and related services for access to customized City Minneapolis Anti-harassment online training;
c)     Authorize purchase of additional licenses, if needed, for the not-to-exceed amount of $15,000; and
d)     Accept Terms and Conditions for Use and Service Agreement. 
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Labor Negotiations:
Passage of Resolutions approving the following collective bargaining agreements and authorizing execution of documents:
a)   Convention Center Production Technicians Unit, represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees (IATSE) Local Union No. 13, AFL-CIO, effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.
b)   Water Works Maintenance Unit, represented by Plumbers Union Local No. 15, ALF-CIO, effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Zoning & Planning
Z&P agenda of 9/30/2014
1.   Pillsbury “A” Mill Machine Shop, 400 2nd St SE:
a)   Grant the appeal of one of the conditions of approval filed by Amanda Janzen of Schafer Richardson to retain the existing second floor cargo door on the north side of the building, by the Heritage Preservation Commission, approving a Certificate of Appropriateness to rehabilitate the Pillsbury “A: Mill Machine Shop located at 400 2nd St SE; and
b)   Deny the appeal of one of the conditions of approval by the Heritage Preservation Commission to install three new windows and one light well that would extend out into the sidewalk on the western side of the building.
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   The Marshall Sign, 1313 5th St SE:
a)     Grant the appeal filed by Carol Lansing of Faegre Baker Daniels on behalf of 1313 5th Street MN Owner, LLC, of the decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment; and
b)     Adopt CPED Staff Findings, with the following additional condition imposed on Variance C: No signs will be allowed on the 6th Street SE façade except signs related to the garage entry, addressing, and similar auxiliary purposes.
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   2316-2320 Colfax Ave S:
a)     Deny the appeal filed by Sally Witham, Peter Kim, Dan Fleak, and William Wells of the decision of the City Planning Commission approving five variances and a site plan review regarding the proposed four-story, 42-unit apartment building located at 2316-2320 Colfax Ave S.
b)     Adopt CPED Staff Findings.
Action Taken: Adopted.
4.   Eastside Food Co-op, 2529-2551 Central Ave NE:
a)     Approve the petition filed by Paul D. Anderson of WCL Associates, on behalf of Eastside Food Co-op to rezone the properties located at 2529 and 2535 Central Ave NE from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, to allow for a 5,835 square foot addition to an existing building and parking lot expansion; and
b)     Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code.
Action Taken: Adopted.
5.   Mixed Blood Theatre Accessibility Upgrades, 1501 and 1501 1/2 4th St S:
a)     Approve the petition filed by Thomas Rapson, of Rapson Architects, on behalf of Mixed Blood Theater Company, to rezone the properties located at 1501 and 1501 1/2 4th St S, from R6 Multiple-family District to OR2 High Density Office Residence District, to allow for the construction of a new two-story elevator and lobby addition and parking lot remodel for an existing indoor theater; and
b)     Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code.
Action Taken: Adopted.
6.   Southwest High School, 3414 47th Ave W:
a)     Approve the petition filed by Dan Moll with ATS&R Architects & Engineers, on behalf of Minneapolis Public Schools, to rezone the western portion of the property located at 3414 47th Ave W from the R1 Single-family District to the R1A Single-family District, to construct an addition to the existing Southwest High School; and
b)     Passage of Ordinance amending the Zoning Code.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Resolutions
1.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution recognizing Spina Bifida Awareness.
Spina Bifida Awareness Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
2.   Washington Team Name Resolution:
Passage of Resolution calling on the National Football League and Washington Team Owners to Change the Racist Name of the Washington, D.C. Football Franchise.
Washington Team Name Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
3.   Honorary Resolution:
Passage of Resolution declaring November 13, 2014, “Give to the Max Day” in the City of Minneapolis.
Give to the Max Day Resolution
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Motions
1.   Payroll:
Motion by Quincy that regular payrolls of City employees under Council jurisdiction for the month of November 2014 be approved and ordered paid.
Action Taken: Adopted.
 
Unfinished Business
1.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (amending provisions related to short term food permits).
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 Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 234 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Indoor Smoking, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (adopting the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act and broadening the regulation of electronic cigarettes and electronic delivery devices).
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 Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix C of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Minnegasco, Inc., Franchise, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee (repealing existing franchise ordinance for gas distribution system and passing new franchise ordinance for gas distribution).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
4.   Ordinance Introduction:
Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix D of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Northern States Power Company: Charge for Use of Streets, for first reading and referral to the Health, Environment
& Community Engagement Committee (repealing existing franchise ordinance for electric distribution system and passing new franchise ordinance for electric distribution).
Action Taken: Ordinance introduced, given its first reading, and referred to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee.
 
New Business
1.   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 2, Chapter 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: In General (amending provisions related to boards, commissions, committees, task forces, and similar organizations).
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 13, Chapter 309 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Extended Hours of Operation (allowing temporary extended hours of operation licenses).
Notice Given.
 
Announcements
 
 
Adjournment
 
 
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: October 17, 2014
 
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