Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

July 22, 2009

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

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

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

Consent Items

1. License Applications:

Grant Licenses recommended for approval.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Centre Village Shop (700 5th Av S):

Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Beer License.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Stub & Herbs (227 Oak St SE):

Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Zipp’s Liquor (2618 E Franklin Av):

Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Off-Sale Liquor License.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Operation NightCAP Grant:

Execute amendment to grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety, State Patrol Division, to accept 2009 grant of $2,640 to pay overtime to Traffic Unit officers to increased enforcement targeting impaired drivers and increased driver safety; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

6. National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Grant:

Accept award of $25,000 and execute grant agreement with National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators for officers to investigate pharmaceutical diversion cases, including forged prescriptions, employee theft, misappropriation of prescriptions, etc; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

7. 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program:

Execute Joint Powers Agreement with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept $54,000 for the Bomb Disposal Unit; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

8. Radiological Emergency Preparedness Training:

Accept reimbursement from the Hennepin County 2009 Radiological Emergency Preparedness State Grant, in the amount of $1,019; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rental Dwelling License at 2223 6th St N:

Approve license reinstatement, to be held by Roberto Rodriguez.

Action Taken: Postponed one cycle (August 5th Meeting).

10. Rental Dwelling License at 3648 Cedar Av:

Approve license reinstatement, to be held by Janet Johnson.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Rental Dwelling License at 3823 Queen Av N:

Approve license reinstatement, to be held by My Truong.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Grant:

Accept $50,000 grant from Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to upgrade boat launch at the U of M Rowing Club Facility to provide imiproved emergency first response for drowning, spills and accidents on the Mississippi River; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by City Council 7/17/2009

13. Fire Code:

Ordinances amending Title 9 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection, amending, repealing and updating various sections throughout Chapters 173, 174, 175 and 177, as follows:

a. Chapter 173 relating to Fire.

b. Chapter 174 relating to Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau.

c. Chapter 175 relating to Telephonic Alarm Systems.

d. Chapter 177 relating to Fireworks. (Ostrow)

Action Taken: Set public hearing for August 19th Meeting.

14. Rental Halls:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 266 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Rental Halls, amending regulations related to rental halls (Schiff).

No Action Taken.

Public Hearings

15. Birch’s on Loring Park (1359 Willow St):

Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

16. Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Av S):

Application for Sidewalk Cafe License and On-Sale Wine Class C-2 with Strong Beer License (expansion of premises).

Action Taken: Approved.

17. License Fees:

Authorize increase fees by 3%. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Postponed one cycle (August 5th Meeting).

Discussion Items

18. Property at 2215 Chicago Av:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to uphold Director’s Order to demolish the property.

Action Taken: Approved Demolition.

19. Property at 3121 Columbus Av:

Uphold recommendation of Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel and authorize staff to demolish the property.

Action Taken: Approved Demolition.

20. Property at 3405 Chicago Av:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to approve demolition of property.

Action Taken: Postponed two cycles (August 19th Meeting).

21. Property at 3206 Pillsbury Av S:

Sent forward without recommendation from the Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel appeal of Director’s Order to demolish property.

Action Taken: Approved Rehabilitation.

22. Property at 2646 16th Av S:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to rehabilitate property.

Action Taken: Approved Rehabilitation.

23. Crime Report:

Report for first six months of 2009.

No Action Taken.

24. Community Engagement Strategy:

Report.

No Action Taken.

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: August 5, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: July 31, 2009

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