Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2006

1:00 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

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

Absent: Committee Member Schiff

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

Consent Items

1. License Applications:

Grant Licenses recommended for approval.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Quick Stop #1 (2801 Grand Av S):

Grant Grocery and Tobacco Dealer Licenses, subject to conditions.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Emergency Plan/Mutual Aid:

Execute "Mutual Assistance Agreement" with St. Paul City Attorneys Office to augment available legal resources in the event of a disaster. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Remote Office Space at Hamilton School, 4119 Dupont Av N:

Approve pre-payment and fund transfer of $400,000 from Regulatory Services to Public Works. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

5. 2005 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant:

Amend Resolution 2006R-054 to transfer grant funding from Police Department to Fire Department to provide funds for other grant related costs in Fire Department. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. Auto Theft Bait Vehicle Program:

Accept donation of 1998 Honda Civil from National Insurance Crime Bureau for use in program. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. Cooperative Law Enforcement Activities with State of Minnesota:

Continue Interchange Agreement with the State of Minnesota, Department of Corrections to allow Minneapolis Police Department to continue to interface with state agencies at no cost to City.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:

Execute agreement with ATF for reimbursement of overtime expenses for officers who assist the ATF; and Approve appropriation of $30,000. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Employee Assistance Services:

Execute agreements for psychologist and psychologist training services. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Detox Van Services:

Execute contract with Hennepin County to provide police Detox Van services for 2007. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by City Council 12/1/2006

11. Alarm Monitoring:

Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 176 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Burglary and Holdup Alarm Systems, requiring Alarm Monitoring companies to be licensed and to register their alarm users (Ostrow; 1st Reading 12/1/2006).

Action Taken: Set Public Hearing for January 3rd Meeting.

Set Public Hearing

12. Condominium Conversions:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 250 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Condominium Conversions, adding notice and City approval requirements, as well as improved protections for buyers and provisions to address the loss of affordable rental housing due to condominium conversions (Gordon; 1st Reading 6/16/2006).

Action Taken: Set Public Hearing for January 31st Meeting

Public Hearings

13. Fahrenheit Nightclub (400 1st Av N):

Application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales, subject to prohibiting Adult Entertainment; and Sidewalk Cafe License.

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Animals:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 4 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl:

a. Chapter 64 relating to Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits to

- create restrictions on dog collars and harnesses weighing more than two pounds and establishing administrative fine.

- eliminate restriction of leashes exceeding 8 feet in length and establishing administrative fine.

- establish Tether requirements and administrative fine.

- establish administrative fine for violation of feces clean up.

- clarifying service and guide dog exemptions and establishing administrative fine.

- clarify requirements for occupants of residential buildings or units to obtain permit for keeping more than 3 animals; changing permit authority from the Commissioner of Health to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control; and establishing administrative fine.

- define permit duration and changing permit fee for harboring more than 3 animals.

- define terms and conditions of permits and enforcement.

b. Chapter 68 relating to Pet Shops, Kennels, Etc. to change the license review authority from Commissioner of Health to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control.

c. Chapter 70 relating to Fowl, Pigeons, and Other Small Animals to

- change the permit and other authority from Commissioner of Health to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control; and to prohibit roosters in the City; and establish administrative fine.

- define permit duration and change the fee for keeping fowl.

- housekeeping changes to eliminate section 70.50 and 70.70 and move to section 70.10.

- repeal section 70.60 regarding dispersal of permit fees.

d. Chapter 72 relating to Diseased, Injured or Dead Animals to grant authority for quarantine and unclaimed animal disposal to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control. (Samuels; 1st Reading 11/17/2006)

Action Taken: Approved, as amended (Rooster prohibition language deleted).

License Hearings

15. Rental Dwelling License at 2123 6th St N; 3730 Fremont Av N; 2724 Penn Av N;
506 Newton Av N; and 2407 Golden Valley Rd:

Revoke licenses held by Jay Petsche.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Rental Dwelling Licenses at 3001 James Av N; 1412 8th St SE; 818 University Av NE; 1607 Hollywood Av NE; 3955 Emerson Av N; 2900 Emerson Av N; 3620 Longfellow Av; 3223 Washburn Av N; 3750 Queen Av N; 736 Madison St NE; and 3858 Sheridan Av N:

Revoke, deny or not renew licenses held by Scott L. Feyereisen.

Action Taken: Concurred with Rental License Board of Appeals to revoke licenses.

17. 4th Street Market (805 4th St SE):

Deny renewal of Grocery, Tobacco Dealer and 3.2 Off-Sale Beer Licenses for non-payment of administrative citations.

Action Taken: Postponed to January 17th Meeting.

18. Auto Mart (4201 E Lake St):

Deny renewal of application for Motor Vehicle Dealer’s License for non-payment of false alarm fines, failure to comply with zoning regulations, and failure to comply with Building Codes.

Action Taken: Approved Denial of License Renewal; and Approved Stay of Decision, pending filing of an appeal.

Discussion Items

19. Street Furniture:

a) Direct Public Works staff to work toward a combined Street Furniture Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes bus shelters, courtesy benches, and other street furniture;

b) Return to Author Ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 283 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Courtesy Benches (Colvin Roy; 1st Reading 11/3/2006)

T&PW Action Taken: Approved, to include research into the possible addition of washrooms into the definition of street furniture, and requesting that the T&PW Committee review the RFP prior to issuance.

PS&RS Action Taken: Received & Filed.

20. 2:30 p.m. Chapter 249 Properties:
Update reports on
a. 1430 Irving Av N

PS&RS Action Taken: Postponed to January 3rd Meeting.

PS&RS Action Taken: Approved Demolition.

c. 2509 Girard Av N.

PS&RS Action Taken: Postponed to January 3rd Meeting.

21. Taxicab Task Force:

a. Receive & File Status Report.
b. Request for staff direction relating to fees.

PS&RS Action Taken: Received & Filed Report; Approved
a. creation of neutral panel to review and rate license applications and business plans;
b. criteria to be used by panel; and
c. Fuel Efficiency rating for vehicles.

Postponed Items

22. Spray Paint:

Ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 223 of Code relating to Health and Sanitation: Drugs, restricting consumer access to aerosol paint; and Direct staff to convene task force to report back to Committee with recommendations for retail practices that keep spray paint away from juveniles, including options regarding storage of spray paint in retail stores, and suggestions for changes in State law to increase penalties for graffiti offenses.

PS&RS Action Taken: Continue Postponement.

Referred back from Ways & Means/Budget Committee 10/2/2006

23. 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. (Approved by PS&RS Committee 3/1/2006).
(Fire Chief and Director of Inspections directed to report to Committee on program)

PS&RS Action Taken: Continue Postponement.

24. Residence Location for Sex Offenders:

Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 15 of the Code relating to Offenses--Miscellaneous by adding a new Chapter 405 relating to Sexual Offenders, establishing a residence location prohibition for designated sexual offenders. (Ostrow and Schiff; 1st Reading 3/10/2006)

PS&RS Action Taken: Continue Postponement.

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: January 3, 2007

Next City Council Meeting: December 22, 2006

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