Minneapolis City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting

May 27, 2016 – 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

 

Call to Order

1.    Roll Call.

2.    Adoption of the agenda.

       Action Taken: Adopted as amended.

3.    Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of May 13, 2016, and the adjourned session held May 17, 2016.

       Action Taken: Accepted.

4.    Referral of petitions, communications, and reports to proper Committees.

       Action Taken: Referred.

 

Reports of Standing Committees

Committee of the Whole

COW Committee Reports of 5/18/2016, 5/25/2016, and 5/26/2016

1.    Transgender Equity Resolution (16-00719)

Passage of Resolution supporting continued efforts to further transgender equity in the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Workplace Regulations ordinance (15-01372)

1.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration, adding a new Chapter 40 entitled “Workplace Regulations,” relating to paid time off and earned sick time.

2.    Approving staff directions.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Community Development & Regulatory Services

CDRS Committee Report of 5/17/2016

1.    Land sale: 2953 Pierce St NE to Justin Daniel Larson and Christian Ann Larson (16-00671)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 2953 Pierce St NE (Disposition Parcel No. VH-581) to Justin Daniel Larson and Christian Ann Larson for $35,900, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Land sale: 3338 Upton Ave N to Alicia Barevich (16-00672)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3338 Upton Ave N, (Disposition Parcel No. TF-880) to Alicia Barevich for $18,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Land sale: 3449 Lyndale Ave N to Hawkeye Real Estate Investments LLC (16-00673)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3449 Lyndale Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-902) to Hawkeye Real Estate Investments LLC for $30,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Land sale: 3506 Colfax Ave N to Homes Minnesota LLC (16-00674)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3506 Colfax Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-881) to Homes Minnesota LLC for $14,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Land sale: 3746 Logan Ave N to Hang Tough Building & Investing LLC or to alternate purchaser DBH Homes, LLC (16-00675)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3746 Logan Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-878) to Hang Tough Building & Investing LLC for $1,000, subject to conditions.  If Hang Tough Building & Investing LLC fails to close, approving sale of property to DBH Homes, LLC for $1,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Land sale: 3822 Lyndale Ave N to A.Vision LLC (16-00676)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 3822 Lyndale Ave N to A.Vision LLC (Disposition Parcel No. TF-903) to A.Vision LLC for $29,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Land sale: 4318 James Ave N to Ibiza LLC (16-00677)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 4318 James Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-887) to Ibiza LLC for $26,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Land sale: 4826 Girard Ave N to Homes Minnesota LLC or to alternate purchaser Prima Land Inc. (16-00678)

Passage of Resolution approving the sale of the property at 4826 Girard Ave N (Disposition Parcel No. TF-904) to Homes Minnesota LLC for $34,000, subject to conditions.  If Homes Minnesota LLC fails to close, approving sale of property to Prima Land Inc. for $34,000, subject to conditions. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Tailgating: Authorized parking lots near US Bank Stadium ordinance (16-00518)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 319 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots, amending provisions related to the geographical boundaries permitting use of alcohol in parking lots.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Liquor, Business & Gambling License Applications (16-00679)

Approving Department of Licenses & Consumer Services agenda recommendations for Liquor, Business & Gambling licenses.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

11.  License Settlement Conference recommendations: Icehouse, Inc., 2528 Nicollet Ave (16-00680)

Adopting License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to the On Sale Liquor, Class B with Sunday Sales license held by Brian Libeck, Icehouse Inc., 2528 Nicollet Ave.

Action Taken: Adopted.

12.  Rental Dwelling License Conditions and Stipulated Agreement:  2653 Lyndale Ave N, owner Steven Gotham (16-00681)

Adopting the Rental Dwelling License Conditions and Stipulated Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Steven Gotham, allowing the licensee to retain the Rental Dwelling License for property at 2653 Lyndale Ave N, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

13.  Rental Dwelling License Conditions and Stipulated Agreement:  2718 Hayes St NE, owner Eric Carlson (16-00682)

Adopting the Rental Dwelling License Conditions and Stipulated Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Eric Carlson, allowing the licensee to retain the Rental Dwelling License for property at 2718 Hayes St NE, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

14.  Rental Dwelling License Conditions and Stipulated Agreement:  3101 & 3103 Queen Ave N, owner Jim Thomas (16-00683)

Adopting the Rental Dwelling License Conditions and Stipulated Agreement negotiated between the City of Minneapolis and Jim Thomas, allowing the licensee to retain the Rental Dwelling License for property at 3101 & 3103 Queen Ave N, subject to adherence with the conditions contained therein.

Action Taken: Adopted.

15.  Modification No. 2 to the West Lowry Avenue Redevelopment Plan: 710 31st Ave N and 712 31st Ave N (16-00688)

Passage of Resolution approving Modification No. 2 to the West Lowry Avenue Redevelopment Plan, designating parcels at 710 31st Ave N and 712 31st Ave N as property that may be acquired by the City.

Action Taken: Adopted.

16.  Exclusive development rights to the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) for development of the Minnehaha Townhomes: 5348, 5364 & 5368 Riverview Rd, and 5118 E 54th St (16-00689)

Authorizing the granting of exclusive development rights for 24 months on 4 City-owned parcels located at 5348, 5364, and 5368 Riverview Rd and 5118 E 54th St to MPHA to develop the Minnehaha Townhomes and authorizing an Exclusive Development Rights Agreement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

17.  Contract with Minnesota Homeownership Center for counseling administrator services for homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and financial capability counseling services (16-00690)

1.    Approving a one year contract with Minnesota Homeownership Center in the amount of $275,000, as follows:  $110,000 for administration and oversight of homeownership education curriculum, along with foreclosure prevention and detailed financial counseling services.  This will include collection and analysis of counseling data; $80,000 to cover payments to counseling agencies for foreclosure prevention counseling; and $85,000 for financial and homeownership counseling services by a network of counseling agencies, as well as collection and analysis of the counseling data.

2.    Approving waiver of procurement requirements for foreclosure prevention services and financial capacity and homeowner readiness counseling services that will be subcontracted through the contract with the Minnesota Homeownership Center.

Action Taken: Adopted.

18.  Exclusive development rights to Wellington Management, Inc for development of the Capri block: 2101 W Broadway (less the easterly 7,012 sq. ft.), 2306 Penn Ave N, 2300 Penn Ave N and 2114 23rd Ave N (16-00691)

1.    Authorizing exclusive development rights to Wellington Management, Inc., or related entity, for City-owned property located at 2101 W Broadway (less the easterly 7,012 sq. ft.), 2306 Penn Ave N, 2300 Penn Ave N and 2114 23rd Ave N for a period of 18 months with a possible extension of up to 6 months approvable by the CPED Director.

2.    Authorizing business terms with Wellington Management, Inc. for a land sale redevelopment agreement, subject to future City Council review and approval.

Action Taken: Adopted.

19.  Lease of City-owned land to West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC): 2034 W Broadway (16-00692)

Authorizing a lease agreement with West Broadway Business and Area Coalition for the City–owned lot at 2034 W Broadway for one year, beginning May 25, 2016, for $3,000.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Referred reports to Ways & Means Committee

20.  Contract amendment with Blue Sky Veterinary Services for in-kind veterinary care for Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (16-00684)

Authorizing an increase to contract C-36819 with Blue Sky Veterinary Services of $80,000, for a not-to-exceed total of $130,000, and an extension through April 15, 2017, for in-kind veterinary care for Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.

Action Taken: Adopted.

21.  Contract amendment with Dr. Camille McArdle for veterinary services to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (16-00686)

Authorizing an increase of contract C-39207 from $50,000 to a new not to exceed total of $55,025.51, to provide veterinary services to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.

Action Taken: Adopted.

22.  Fiscal Year 2015 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Service funding recommendations (16-00687)

1.    Approving up to $310,627 of Fiscal Year 2015 ESG funds for the following Rapid Rehousing (ESG Services) initiatives:  up to $155,313.50 for St. Stephens Human Services; and up to $155,313.50 for Catholic Charities.

2.    Authorizing contract documents with the organizations receiving the ESG funds.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Health, Environment & Community Engagement

HECE Committee Report of 5/16/2016

1.    Emergency shelters ordinance (15-01268)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 11 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation, adding a new Chapter 236, Emergency Shelters, adding provisions providing for the licensure and regulation of emergency shelters.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Blueprint for Equitable Engagement (16-00439)

1.    Adopting the Blueprint for Equitable Engagement, a five-year plan to ensure an innovative and equitable engagement system for the City of Minneapolis.

2.    Directing the Neighborhood & Community Relations Department (NCR) to report to the Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee annually on progress made in achieving the goals of the Blueprint for Equitable Engagement and directing the NCR Department to continue working with City Coordinator’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, the City Clerk’s Office, and the Civil Rights Department to develop goals, metrics, strategies, and tools for city staff, neighborhood organizations, and boards and commissions to assist them in assessing and improving inclusive and equitable community engagement efforts.

Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

3.    Agreement with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing (16-00645)

Authorizing a five-year Academic Institutional and Program Affiliation Agreement with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing to provide clinical experiences for nursing students.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Agreement with Winona State University (16-00646)

Authorizing a five-year Academic Memorandum of Agreement with Winona State University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Health, Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences, to provide education experiences for their students.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Contract amendment with Wetland Habitat Restorations Ecological for Greenway Project (16-00647)

Authorizing an amendment to Contract No. 39625 with Wetland Habitat Restorations Ecological, increasing the contract by $75,000, for a revised contract total of $140,000, for installation, maintenance, and de-installation of a five-block temporary demonstration pilot for the Northside Greenway Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield for Greenway Project (16-00648)

1.    Accepting a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota in the amount of $225,000 to support ongoing planning and community engagement for the North Minneapolis Greenway and the formalization of a North Minneapolis Greenway Council.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.  (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Grant from Energy Foundation for energy benchmarking services (16-00649)

1.    Accepting a grant from the Energy Foundation in the amount of $30,000 for energy benchmarking services over nine months.

2.    Authorizing an agreement with the Energy Foundation for the grant.

3.    Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.  (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Grant application to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for adolescent intimate partner violence prevention (16-00650)

Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for up to $412,500 annually over five years for implementing prevention strategies for intimate partner violence among adolescents.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Grant application to Federal Department of Justice for youth violence prevention (16-00651)

Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Federal Department of Justice for up to $500,000 over two years for continuation and enhancement of existing community engagement strategies focused on youth violence prevention.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management

PSCREM Committee Report of 5/18/2016

Referred reports to Ways & Means Committee

1.    2016 Urban Scholars Program funding from partner organizations (16-00704)

1.    Accepting pass-through and reimbursement dollars from Urban Scholar partner organizations (Minneapolis Public Schools, The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, the State of Minnesota, Hennepin County, and Greater Twin Cities United Way) to cover professional services and wages for Urban Scholars programming for the period of May 23-August 12, 2016, in an amount up to $61,939.36.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Department of Civil Rights.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Contract with Twins Ballpark, LLC for bomb detection security services at Target Field (16-00705)

1.    Authorizing a revenue agreement with Twins Ballpark, LLC for the City of Minneapolis Police Department to provide two Bomb Unit technicians and one Police Officer K-9 handler, for bomb detection security services at Target Field for up to 30 large scale events during 2016, in an amount up to $26,000.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation to the Police Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Joint Powers Agreement for the Criminal Justice Data Communications Network (CJDN) and Court Data Services Subscriber Amendment to the CJDN agreement (16-00706)

1.    Authorizing the five-year State of Minnesota Joint Powers Agreement for the Criminal Justice Data Communications Network (CJDN) Agreement for sharing criminal justice information among criminal justice agencies.

2.    Authorizing the Court Data Services Subscriber Amendment to the CJDN Joint Powers Agreement for court-related criminal justice information.

3.    Approving quarterly payments of $21,450 to the State Bureau of Apprehension to access to the CJDN, with the annual contract total of $85,800 and $429,000 over the five year term of the agreement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Transportation & Public Works

TPW Committee Report of 5/17/2016

1.    2016 National Public Works Week (16-00669)

Passage of Resolution declaring the week of May 15, 2016, as National Public Works Week.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    2016 Protected Bikeways Program: Layout approvals (16-00652)

Approving the layout for the following projects in the 2016 Protected Bikeways Program:

1.    11th Ave S from W River Pkwy to 6th St S.

2.    Blaisdell Ave S from 29th St W to 40th St W.

3.    Franklin Ave E from 29th Ave S to Seabury Ave.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Godfrey Pkwy Bridge Replacement:  Layout approval (16-00653)

Passage of Resolution approving the layout for the replacement of the County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 46 Bridge (E 46th St) over Godfrey Pkwy.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Minneapolis Complete Streets Policy (16-00670)

1.    Adopting the Minneapolis Complete Streets Policy for its inclusion as a companion item to “Access Minneapolis”.

2.    Directing staff to return to the Transportation & Public Works Committee by the end of 2016 and by the end of the second quarter of 2017, after engaging with stakeholders, to report on the implementation of the Complete Streets Policy, including updates on multimodal measurement tools, traffic signal policies and practices, and curbside use policy; and to return to the Committee by August 31, 2016, with recommended approaches to developing greening plans or policies for the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

Referred Reports to Ways & Means Committee

5.    Contract with Lyndale Neighborhood Association for Graffiti Prevention Project (16-00654)

Authorizing the amendment and reinstatement of Contract No. C-38440 with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) for the period of Sept. 30, 2015, through March 31, 2016, for Innovative Graffiti Prevention Micro Grant project activities that were not completed within the contract term or previously amended term.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Agreement with Hennepin County for Traffic Signal System Renovations Project (16-00655)

Authorizing Construction Cooperative Agreement No. 51-20-15 with Hennepin County for cost sharing on the Traffic Signal System Renovations Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Agreement with Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission for Cleveland Neighborhood Association Private Stormwater Management Practices Project (16-00656)

1.    Authorizing negotiation and execution of an agreement with Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission (SCWMC) accepting a grant in the amount of $17,000 for reimbursement for activities that reduce stormwater runoff to the storm sewer system leading to Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of $17,000 for 2016 funding by SCWMC.

3.    Authorizing negotiation and execution of an agreement with Cleveland Neighborhood Association (CNA) in the amount of $17,000 to carry out the CNA Private Stormwater Management Practices Project.  (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Agreement with Metropolitan Council for bus shelter foundations on Nicollet Mall (16-00657)

1.    Authorizing an agreement with the Metropolitan Council for the Metropolitan Council to pay for the construction of 12 bus shelter foundations on Nicollet Mall.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of $275,000 to the Public Works Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

9.    Agreement with Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for storm water pump station easements (16-00658)

Authorizing execution of an agreement with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) acquiring permanent easements for storm water pump stations located on MPRB-owned land.

Action Taken: Adopted.

10.  Washington Ave Reconstruction Project: Cooperative Agreement with Hennepin County (16-00659)

Authorizing execution of Cooperative Agreement No. PW 27-20-14 with Hennepin County for the Washington Ave Reconstruction Project, Hennepin Ave to 5th Ave S.

Action Taken: Adopted.

11.  Contract amendment with Minger Construction Company, Inc. for Hennepin/Lyndale Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project (16-00660)

Authorizing Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. C-39702 (OP No. 8117) with Minger Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $396,806.06 for construction change orders to complete the Hennepin/Lyndale Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project.

Action Taken: Adopted.

12.  Grant from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization for 24th Ave SE Infiltration Project (16-00661)

1.    Authorizing a grant agreement with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to fund up to $650,000 for stormwater facilities as a part of the 24th Ave SE Infiltration Project.

2.    Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of $650,000 to the Stormwater Fund.  (9 votes)

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

13.  Donation from Minneapolis Downtown Council for Peavey Plaza plantings (16-00662)

Passage of Resolution authorizing acceptance of a donation from the Minneapolis Downtown Council of annual plantings at Peavey Plaza valued at approximately $15,000.  (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

14.  Water service line repair:  Assessment cancellation (16-00663)

Passage of Resolution cancelling a special assessment for a water service line repair at 625 - 627 10th Ave SE in the amount of $7,850 for payable 2016 and subsequent years’ tax files.  (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

15.  2017-2020 Public Works Consulting Pool:  RFP (16-00665)

Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from engineering consulting firms for the 2017-2020 Public Works Consulting Pool.

Early signature by Mayor requested.

Action Taken: Adopted.

16.  Bid for metal-seated gate valve (16-00666)

Accepting low responsive bid of Kodru-Mooney (OP No. 8250) in the amount of $141,176 to furnish and deliver one (1) 48” metal-seated gate valve for the Public Works Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken: Adopted.

17.  Bid for lime sludge holding tank repair (16-00667)

Accepting low bid of TMI Coatings, Inc. (OP No. 8278) for an estimated annual expenditure of $121,550 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials, and incidentals necessary for lime sludge holding tank repair for the Public Works Water Treatment and Distribution Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken: Adopted.

18.  Bid for grit chambers (16-00668)

Accepting low bid of Contech Engineered Solutions (OP No. 8290) in the amount of $110,800 to furnish and deliver grit chambers to the Public Works Surface Water and Sewer Division, and authorizing a contract for the service.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Ways & Means

WM Committee Report of 5/23/2016

1.    Legal settlement – Davis Thomas v. City of Minneapolis (16-00712)

Approving the settlement of Davis Thomas v. City of Minneapolis, MDCR File No. A6657-PS-1A, by payment of $12,000 to Davis Thomas, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office and the Department of Civil Rights to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Legal settlement - claims of Joanne Meller and Todd Hayes (16-00713)

Approving  the settlement of the claims of Joanne Meller and Todd Hayes, by a combined payment of $16,800 to Joanne Meller and Todd Hayes, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Legal settlement - Catrice Lynch v. City of Minneapolis (16-00714)

Approving the settlement of Catrice Lynch v. City of Minneapolis by payment of $10,000 to Catrice Lynch and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs in an amount to be awarded by the Court to her attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Legal settlement - City of Minneapolis v. Copeland Trucking Inc. (16-00723)

Approving the settlement of claim City of Minneapolis v. Copeland Trucking Inc. by payment of $45,268.67 by Great West Casualty Company to the City of Minneapolis and authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Bid by AVI Systems, Inc. for Upgrading Playback System (16-00715)

Approving acceptance of the single bid of AVI Systems, Inc. (OP No. 8286) in the amount of $78,092.67 to furnish and deliver all labor, materials and incidentals necessary for the Upgrading Playback System in City Hall for the Minneapolis Communications Department.

Action Taken: Adopted.

6.    Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) Appointments (16-00716)

Approving the following Council appointments for one year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2016:

1. Jeremy Bergerson, fulfilling the term of Lindsey Wollschlager, Ward 2.

2. Katie Jones Schmitt, filling a vacancy in Ward 10.

Action Taken: Adopted.

7.    Wireless Minneapolis Community Benefits Account for Rainbow Terrace (16-00717)

Approving an application for a free wireless community account through the Wireless Minneapolis Community Benefits program for Rainbow Terrace Public Housing Highrise.

Action Taken: Adopted.

8.    Gift Acceptance for City staff travel expenses to Sweden (16-00718)

Passage of Resolution accepting a gift of approximately $2,555 from the U.S State Department and various Swedish entities for the travel of Abdirashid Ahmed, East African Community Specialist with the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, to Sweden to discuss outreach to immigrant communities. (9 votes)

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Zoning & Planning

ZP Committee Report of 5/19/2016

1.    Certificate of Appropriateness and Historic Variance appeal: St. Paul Development Corporation, 1900 Colfax Ave S (16-00700)

1.    Granting an appeal submitted by St. Paul Development Corporation, subject to conditions, regarding the following decisions of the Heritage Preservation Commission:

1.    Denying a Certificate of Appropriateness application (BZH-29041), notwithstanding staff recommendation, to construct a new four-story, five-unit residential building on the southern half of the property next to the F. E. Day House located at 1900 Colfax Ave S.

2.    Denying an Historic Variance (BZH-29041), notwithstanding staff recommendation, to maintain the existing setbacks from the interior property line of the F. E. Day House located at 1900 Colfax Ave S.

2.    Adopting the Findings of Fact and Record of Decision as prepared by the City Attorney’s Office.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    Certificate of Nonconforming Use appeal: Justin D. Ebel, 2636-2638 W Broadway (16-00699)

1.    Denying an appeal by Justin D. Ebel of the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s decision denying a Certificate of Nonconforming Use (BZZ-7516) for the sale of used vehicles at the property located at 2636-2638 West Broadway.

2.    Adopting the Findings of Fact and Record of Decision as prepared by Community Planning & Economic Development staff.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.   Rezoning: 1911 Nicollet, LLC, 1911 Nicollet Ave (16-00701)

1.      Approving an application submitted by 1911 Nicollet, LLC to rezone (BZZ-7646) the property located at 1911 Nicollet Ave from the C1 Neighborhood Commercial District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, retaining the existing PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District, to allow two separate commercial structures to be combined.

2.    Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Environmental Assessment Worksheet: Proposed 600 Washington Ave SE development; 600 and 612 Washington Ave SE and 311 Harvard St SE (16-00703)

Approving staff recommendation that the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) and the Findings of Fact prepared for the proposed 600 Washington Avenue SE development located at 600 and 612 Washington Ave SE and 311 Harvard St SE are adequate, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Reports of Special Committees

Audit Committee

Audit Committee Report of 5/24/2016

1.    Employee Separation Internal Audit Report (16-00778)

Referring the Employee Separation Internal Audit Report.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

2.    Neighborhood & Community Relations (NCR) Neighborhood Programming and Support Internal Audit Report (16-00779)

Referring the Neighborhood & Community Relations (NCR) Neighborhood Programming and Support Internal Audit Report.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

3.    Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Internal Audit Report (16-00780)

1.    Referring the TMO Internal Audit Report.

2.    Directing staff to provide the TMO Internal Audit Report to the Metropolitan Council.

3.    Directing staff to refer to the Mayor the Audit Committee’s recommendation that the 2017 budget incorporates funding for the Internal Audit Department to include ongoing means to investigate emergent fraud, waste, and abuse concerns across the City enterprise, including requests from City departments and/or risk assessments of organizations that the City does business with.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

 

Introduction & Referral Calendar

1.    Split zoning ordinance (16-00698)

Pursuant to notice, motion by A. Johnson to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 535 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Regulations of General Applicability, for first reading and referral to the Zoning & Planning Committee, amending regulations for lots containing two or more zoning classifications.

Action Taken: Introduced, given its first reading, and referred to Zoning & Planning Committee.

Resolutions

1.    Gary Warnberg honorary resolution (16-00751)

Passage of Resolution honoring Gary Warnberg for 27 years of service to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

2.    George Garnett honorary resolution (16-00752)

Passage of Resolution honoring George Garnett for his contributions to the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

3.    Steve Kotke honorary resolution (16-00771)

Passage of Resolution honoring Steve Kotke for his service and dedication to the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Adopted.

4.    Carolyn Roby honorary resolution (16-00772)

Passage of Resolution honoring Carolyn H. Roby for 22 years of service to the Minneapolis Workforce Council.

Action Taken: Adopted.

5.    Somali Independence Day honorary resolution (16-00773)

Passage of Resolution celebrating Somali Independence Day.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Motions

1.    Sick and Vacation Leave Benefits Policies Workgroup (16-00791)

Motion by Palmisano to establish a Sick and Vacation Leave Benefits Policies Workgroup, based on the considerations included in the recently completed Internal Audit Employee Separation Analysis and the City's efforts around Safe and Sick Time, to examine the benefits and risks in the City's current sick and vacation leave policies in order to determine if modifications are warranted. The Workgroup will be lead by the City Coordinator's Office in coordination with the City Departments (including Human Resources, Finance, and the City Attorney's Office) and representatives from appropriate labor organizations, in consultation with the Director of Internal Audit, and report back to City Council by Nov. 4, 2016.

Action Taken: Adopted.

 

Unfinished Business

1.    Prevailing wage requirements for public improvement contracts ordinance (16-00072)

Passage of Ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 24 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Public Works, amending Article IV entitled “Contracts” by adding prevailing wage requirements for certain City contracts for public improvements.

Postponed from City Council meeting on April 15, 2016, and May 13, 2016.

Action Taken: Referred to Ways & Means Committee.

 

New Business

1.    Door-closing devices and licensing standards ordinance (16-00774)

B. Johnson gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, updating sections related to door-closing devices and licensing standards to reflect current code and charter references.

Action Taken: Notice given.

2.    Oversight responsibility of traffic control ordinance (16-00775)

B. Johnson 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 478 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Traffic Code: Parking, Stopping and Standing, amending the department with oversight responsibility of traffic control within the code to reflect current structure.

Action Taken: Notice given.

3.    Business Made Simple: Sidewalk food cart vendor location ordinance (16-00776)

Yang 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 188 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Administration and Licensing, amending provisions related to the geographical boundaries authorized for operating sidewalk food carts.

Action Taken: Notice given.

4.    Zoning definition of half stories ordinance: Notice (16-00792)

Bender gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 520 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions, amending the definition of "half story."

Action Taken: Notice given.

5.    Yard and setback requirements in nonresidential zoning districts ordinance (16-00793)

Bender gives notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, amending yard and setback requirements in nonresidential zoning districts:

1. Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.

2. Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.

3. Chapter 550 Industrial Districts.

Action Taken: Notice given.

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Adjournment

1.    Adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the litigation matter of Garcia v. Lehner and the City of Minneapolis, Court File No. 15-cv-3214 (SRN/HB). (16-00777)

       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: June 17, 2016

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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