Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
February 13, 2013
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present:  Council Members Samuels, Gordon, Hofstede, Hodges, Tuthill (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent:  Council Member Johnson

Council Committee Coordinator:  Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Set Public Hearing for 2/27/2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Regulatory Services

 1.  Dangerous Animals:
      Consider ordinances amending Title 4 of the Mpls Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl, amending & adding provisions regarding declaration requirements for declared animals; appeal hearing procedures for declared animals; ordinance clarification; restriction period; fees; & eliminating midterm check (by Samuels):
      a) Chapter 64 relating to Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits; & 
      b) Chapter 66 relating to Rabies Control (Also in W&M/Budget). 
Staff Report:  Dangerous Animals RCA; Dangerous Animals ORDN CH64Dangerous Animals ORDN CH66

Consent Items

Emergency Communications

 2.  Legacy 911 Network:
      Accept non-matching grant, $10,000, from the State of Minnesota for reimbursement of expenditures incurred in the purchase and installation of necessary equipment and/or network requirements for conversion from the Legacy 911 Network to the NG911 Network to meet PSAP readiness specifications as identified; Passage of Resolution increasing appropriation (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Legacy 911 Grant RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

City Coordinator

 3.  Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist Training:
      Authorize contract, not to exceed $100,000, with the Emergency Services Training Institute at Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service for the provision of Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist training (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Hazardous Materials Training RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory Services.

 4.  Spay/Neutering of Shelter Animals:
      Approve increase in budget, $50,000, for spay/neutering of shelter animals (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Spay/Neutering Budget Increase RCA
      Action Taken:  Deleted from agenda.

 5.  Animal Care & Control Donations:
      Approve resolution accepting in-kind donations of dog & cat food & supplies (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Animal Donations 20130213
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Fire Department

 6.  Vegetable Seed Donations:
      Approve resolution accepting seed donations from Plantation Products LLC (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Seed Donations RCA; REVISED Seed Donations RESL
      Action Taken:  Approved with resolution revised to include seed starter trays and seed starter soil.

Referred from City Council 2/8/2013

 7.  Feral Cat Programs:
      Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 64 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits, amending various provisions to authorize and regulate trap-neuter-release feral cat programs (by Gordon).
Staff Report:  None
     Requested Action/Action Taken:  Refer to staff.

 8.  Feral Cat Communities:
      Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 229 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Pest and Vermin Control, amending provisions to address the feeding of feral cat communities (by Gordon).
Staff Report:  None
      Requested Action/Action Taken:  Refer to staff.   

Discussion Item

Civil Rights

 9.  Contract Compliance Division 2012 3rd and 4th Quarter Contract Compliance Reports.
Staff Report:  CCD Quarterly Rpt RCA; CCD Quarterly Rpt July-Sept; CCD Quarterly Rpt Oct-Dec
      Action Taken:  Received & filed.

Postponed Item

10.  Public Plaza Resolution:
       Resolution establishing rules for public plazas owned or controlled by the City of Minneapolis (Prior Action Taken:  Postponed).
Staff Report:  Plaza Resolution
Additional Information provided by the City Attorney at the request of the committee:
Park Plaza Regulations Comparisons - MN Cities, Park Plaza Regulations Comparisons - US Cities and Counties

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Committee Meeting:  2/27/2013
Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  2/22/2013

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