Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 3, 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 (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent:  Council Members Johnson, Tuthill (quorum 4)

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

Public Hearing - 1:30 p.m.

Referred from City Council 3/7/2013

1.  Honeybees:
     Consider ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 74 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Miscellaneous Regulations, amending provisions regulating the keeping of honeybees on rooftops (by Goodman).
Staff Report:  Honeybees RCA; Honeybees ORDN
      Action Taken:  Approved, with additional amendments to Sections 74.80(d) and 74.80(g)(6) as follows:  
     74.80(d):  Any person desiring a permit for the keeping of honeybees shall make application to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. Approval of the application is subject to reasonable conditions prescribed by the manager of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. All permits issued shall expire on January thirty-first of the year following issuance unless sooner revoked. The application fee for such permit shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) which shall be paid at the time of application. The annual renewal fee thereafter for such permit shall be fifty dollars ($50.00).  There shall be no fee for annual renewal. Minneapolis Animal Care and Control shall inspect the premises annually or as deemed necessary. Should the permit be refused, denied or revoked, the fee paid with the application shall be retained by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.
Each beekeeper shall enclose their property and/or the apiary with a latching fence. 

Set Public Hearing for 5/1/2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Referred from City Council 12/14/2012

2.  Recreational Fires:
     Consider ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 178 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Recreational Fires, amending rules regulating recreational fires (By Gordon).
Staff Report:  Rec Fires ORDN

Consent Items

Department of Procurement

3.  Conducted Energy Device/Taser Bid:
     Accept single bid of Uniforms Unlimited, $130,000, for conducted energy device/tasers for Mpls Police Department (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Taser Bid RCA; Taser Bid ATTACH
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Police Department

4.  2012 Homeland Security Grant Program:
     Authorize grant agreement, $27,951, with MN Homeland Security & Emergency Management for the Bomb Disposal Unit (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Homeland Security Grant RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Regulatory Services

5.  Animal Care & Control Donations:
     Approve resolution accepting in-kind donations for dog & cat food & supplies (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Animal Donations 20130403
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Health Department

6.  Marla Becker Scholarship Award:
     Accept $1,250 from Youth ALIVE! for Marla Becker Scholarship for training on youth violence prevention; Approve appropriation increase (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report: Marla Becker Award RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

7.  North Mpls Greenway Project Grant Application:
     Authorize application for 3-year grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, $450,000, for greenway project (Also in T&PW, W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  N Mpls Greenway Appl RCA;  N Mpls Greenway PowerPoint Potential Greenway Rtes;  Preferred Greenway Map
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Items

Fire Department

8.  Cadet Firefighters:
     Report on hire of a new class of 15 cadet firefighters effective 6/1/2013 to begin training with targeted graduation 10/1/2013.
Staff Report:  Cadet Firefighters RPT  
     Requested Action/Action Taken:  Receive & file.

Health Department

9.  Community Health Improvement Plan Presentation.
Staff Report:  CHIP RCA; CHIP PWRPT    
     Action Taken:  Received & filed.

Police Department:

10.  Crime Prevention Specialist Workforce Plan Presentation:
       Report on staff directive to provide 2013 workforce plan (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Crime Prevention Specialist RCA; Crime Prevention Specialist PWRPT
      Action Taken:  Continued for two cycles (to 5/15/2013 meeting).

Postponed Item

11.  Public Plaza Resolution:
       Resolution establishing rules for public plazas owned or controlled by the City of Minneapolis.
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

Not On Printed Agenda Item

Police Department

12.  Women's Foundation of Minnesota:
       Accept grant, $47,500, for expansion of work in investigation of sex-trafficking crimes; Approve appropriation increase (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Women's Foundation Grant RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved. 


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:  4/17/2013
Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  4/12/2013


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