Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

Present: Committee Members Samuels, Ostrow, Hofstede, Johnson, Schiff, Gordon (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Public Hearings

1. Seward Community Cafe/Spokes Pizza Collective (2129 E Franklin):

Application for On-Sale Wine Class C-2 with Strong Beer License.

Action Taken: Deleted (application withdrawn); Referred back to Staff.

2. Sapor (428 Washington Av N):

Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E License.

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by City Council 2/24/06

3. Service of Alcohol:

Ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 370 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Regulations Involving Minors, amending Section 370.10, Sale to minors, to prohibit a liquor licensee or the licensee's agents or employees from authorizing other agents or employees of the licensee to serve liquor or beer to a minor (Ostrow and Hofstede).

Action Taken: Set Public Hearing for March 22nd Meeting.

Consent Items

4. License Applications:

Grant Licenses recommended for approval.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Broadway Liquor Outlet (2201 W Broadway):

Approve Technical Advisory Committee recommendations relating to Off-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. The Quest (100 N 5th St):

Grant renewal of On-Sale Liquor Class A License, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Clampdown Parking Enforcement:

Approve Technical Advisory Committee recommendations relating to Vehicle Immobilization Service Company License.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Nicollet Island Inn:

Approve Technical Advisory Committee recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Metropolitan Emergency Services Board, Technical Operations Committee:

Designate John Dejung as the primary City representative on the Technical Operations Committee for Enhanced 911 reporting to the Board; and designate Tom Donohoe as the alternate.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Fees related to 911 responses to Personal Injury Accidents:

Authorize change fee structure charged to insurance companies from a flat rate of $400 per patient to a new tiered fee schedule to charge $560 per patient for each engine company response; and $700 per patient for each ladder/rescue company response. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Professional Services between Minneapolis and St. Paul Fire Departments:

Execute grant-funded contract for Professional Services with City of St. Paul Fire Department to reimburse their overtime costs for St. Paul personnel attending training.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Emergency Medical Service Training:

Authorize issue Request for Proposals for specialized EMS training for all of the Department's Emergency Medical Service Technicians, pending approval of the Permanent Review Committee. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Policing Services at Public Housing Locations:

Execute amendment to contract with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority to provide enforcement and community policing services; and Approve appropriation of $675,000. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Minnesota Gang Strike Force:

Execute grant agreement to receive $320,000 from State of Minnesota to support one captain and up to six officers to serve on Metro Gang Strike Force for two year period; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

15. Donation:

Accept $1,500 from the Wakefield Charitable Foundation in care of the U.S. Trust Company to purchase police dogs, as needed, or for the care of current canines. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

16. Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

Authorize staff to aggressively pursue the Safer Grant and certify that City has knowledge that Fire Department has submitted grant application to United States Department of Homeland Security; and Commit to the provision of necessary funding of 16 additional full-time firefighters to meet the City's cost share obligation over the next five-years if awarded the grant.

Action Taken: Postponed; Fire Chief directed to delay application until City Council completes its review of the five-year budget plan; but to report back sooner if there is a conflict with the grant application deadline.

17. Fire Department Commercial Inspection Program:

Authorize the Fire Department to
a. Move forward with a formalized Commercial Inspection Program;
b. Staff the program by adding four full-time positions.
c. Authorize work with Budget Office to develop a fee structure for the Program that would cover the personnel and administrative costs, and to proceed with an ordinance amendment to establish the fees.
d. Authorize apply the revenues received from the Program to the Fire Department General Fund. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

18. Chapter 249 Properties

a. 2446 15th Av S
Action Taken: Approved demolition.

b. 2535 16th Av S
Action Taken: Postponed to March 22nd .

c. 1626 E Lake St.

Action Taken: Approved demolition.

Postponed Item

19. Al's Stop Market (1800 26th Av N):

Application for Grocery, Food Manufacturer and Tobacco Licenses, subject to conditions.

Staff from the City Attorney's Office, Regulatory Services, Minneapolis Police Department and Planning/Zoning Department directed to review the State and local statutes and ordinances regarding public nuisance abatement related to grocery stores and report back to PS&RS Committee in two cycles (March 22nd Meeting)

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

Next Regular PS&RS Meeting: March 22, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: March 10, 2006

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