Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

October 21, 2009

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, Johnson, Hofstede, Schiff, Gordon (quorum 4)

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

Consent

1. License Applications:

Grant Licenses recommended for approval.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Walgreens (621 W Broadway):

Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Dollar Shop (619 W Broadway):

Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Handy Stop (700 Lowry Av NE):

Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery and Tobacco Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. One Stop (1604 W Broadway):

Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery, Tobacco, and Ice Producer-Dealer/Wholesale Licenses.

Action Taken: Approved.

6. J J Grocery (3201 Cedar Av):

Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery License.

Action Taken: Approved.

7. La Vina Restaurant and Banquet Center (3010 4th Av S):

Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.

Action Taken: Approved.

8. New China Wok (5033 France Av S):

Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Restaurant License.

Action Taken: Approved.

9. Rental Dwelling License at 3649 Logan Av N:

Director of Inspections recommendation to reinstate the license to be held by
Dean R Meier.

Action Taken: Approved.

10. Property at 2724 17th Av S:

Director of Inspections determination that the property constitutes an immediate hazard to public health and safety, and Approve waiver of 60-day waiting period requirement to demolish property as set forth in Chapter 249.

Action Taken: Approved.

11. Inspections Division 2009 Special Assessment Levies:

a. Approve maximum levy amounts for Removal of Offensive Matter (rubbish, weeds, trees, shrub & brush growth, and inoperable vehicle towing); Unpaid Administrative Citations; Unpaid Administrative Citations - Lead; Emergency Demolition of Property; Building Demolition; Vacant Building Registration; Re-inspection Fees; Police Action/Securing Buildings; Securing Abandoned Buildings; CDBG Demolitions; Sewer Overflow; Unpaid Administrative Citations - Environmental; and Unpaid Administrative Citations - Nuisance.

b. Authorize Regulatory Services to continue to receive pre-payments until December 1, 2009 and send final levy list to Hennepin County Property Taxation Department;

c. Direct Director of Hennepin County Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of work performed under authorization of Regulatory Services to correct nuisance or hazardous conditions on properties.

Action Taken: Approved.

12. Bid for Demolition of Six Structures:

OP #7197, accept low bid of Doboszenski and Sons for demolition of six structures ($80,316). (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

13. Bid for Demolition of Seven Structures:

OP #7198, accept low bid of Buberl Recycling and Composting, Inc, for demolition of seven structures ($89,755). (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

14. Emergency Preparedness:

Accept $30,000 EMPG grant to support ongoing efforts of Emergency Preparedness by offsetting the salaries of Regulatory Services existing Emergency Preparedness staff; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Referred by City Council 10/16/2009

15. Property at 2222 4th St N:

Sent forward without recommendation staff recommendation to rescind Council Action to stay Order for Demolition; and Authorize demolition of structure.

Action Taken: Postponed two cycles (to November 18th).

16. Animals:

Subject matter of ordinances amending Title 4, Chapter 64 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, and Rabbits:
a. Adding a new section on animal cruelty. (Samuels)
Action Taken: Set public hearing for November 4th Meeting.

b. Providing hearing officers in dangerous and potentially dangerous animal appeals increased authority to impose restrictions; and Requiring the owners of cats as well as dogs to prevent their animals from injuring others whether on or off the owner’s property; and Authorizing Animal Care & Control to require puppies of dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs to be spayed or neutered; and Limiting the number of discounted "sibling" animal licenses per household to two; and Requiring owners of declared animals to immediately report if their declared animal runs away. (Samuels)

Action Taken: Set public hearing for November 18th Meeting.

17. Animals:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 70 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Animals and Fowl: Fowl, Pigeons, and Other Small Animals, increasing the fees for small animal and multiple animal permits. (Samuels)

Action Taken: Set public hearing for November 18th Meeting.

Discussion

Time Certain 1:05 p.m.

18. Emergency Operations Plan:

Adopt Continuity of Operations Plan Annex to Emergency Operations Plan.

Action Taken: Approved.

19. Present to Committee Members a copy of their new publication Fundamentals of Rental Property Management in Minnesota.

No Action Taken.

Public Hearing

20. Grocery Stores:

Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 203 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Grocery Stores and Specialty Food Stores, clarifying the definition of specialty food stores and creating an exemption of requirements for grocery stores located within shopping centers (Glidden).

Action Taken: Postponed one cycle (to November 4th).

21. Licenses:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, clarifying that liquor service between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. is authorized only for establishments that have obtained a permit from the commissioner of public safety under Minnesota Statute 340A.504, subd. 7, permitting sales after 1 a.m. (Samuels).

a. Chapter 364 relating to Liquor Regulations
b. Chapter 368 relating to Beer Regulations.

Action Taken: Approved.

Hearing

22. Property at 1111 28th Av NE:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to uphold Director's Order to Demolish the property.

Action Taken: Approved demolition.

23. Properties located at 1304 42nd Av N; 4201 Fremont Av N; and 4203 Fremont Av N:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to uphold Director's Order to Demolish the properties.

Action Taken: Approved demolition.

24. Property at 2220 Marshall St NE:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to uphold Director's Order to Demolish the property.

Action Taken: Postponed two cycles (to November 18th); requested owner to obtain a performance bond.

25. Property at 2536 Polk St NE:

Nuisance Condition Process Review Panel recommendation to uphold Director's Order to Demolish the property.

Action Taken: Approved rehabilitation, with conditions.

26. Rental Dwelling License at 1543 E 33rd St:

Director of Inspections recommendation to revoke license held by Robert Cooch.

Action Taken: Approved license revocation.

27. Rental Dwelling License at 3643 Dupont Av N:

Director of Inspections recommendation to revoke license held by Daniel Perfetti.

Action Taken: Approved license revocation.

28. Rental Dwelling License at 5134 Logan Av N:

Director of Inspections recommendation to revoke license held by Ben Dossman IV.

Action Taken: Approved license revocation.

Upcoming Hearings

29. Wine Licenses:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 363 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Wine Licenses, amending various sections pertaining to wine licenses and the entertainment that would be allowed (Schiff).

Public Hearing November 4, 2009.

30. Licenses:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 10 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code, streamlining and standardizing license renewal references:
a. Chapter 188 relating to Administration and Licensing.
b. Chapter 190 relating to Meat and Meat Products.
c. Chapter 198 relating to Soft Drink Manufacture and Storage.
d. Chapter 200 relating to Milk and Dairy Products.
e. Chapter 201 relating to Public Markets.
f. Chapter 202 relating to Municipal Market. (Samuels)

Public Hearing November 4, 2009.

31. Licenses:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 11 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation, e Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee (streamlining and standardizing license renewal references):
a. Chapter 225 relating to Garbage and Refuse.
b. Chapter 231 relating to Public Swimming Pool Code.
c. Chapter 232 relating to Suntanning Facilities.

Public Hearing November 4, 2009.

32. Licenses:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations, streamlining and standardizing license renewal references (Samuels):
a. Chapter 259 relating to In General (clarifying license and permit renewals, license duration, application process and requiring compliance and posting of conditions).
b. Chapter 261 relating to License Fees Generally (providing that license fees under Title 3 Air Pollution and Environmental Protection, Title 4 Animals and Fowl, Title 10 Food Code, Title 11 Health and Sanitation, Title 12 Housing, Title 13 Licenses and Business Regulations and Title 14 Liquor and Beer are as established in Appendix J and combining license reinstatement fees into Chapter 261 ensuring that there is a public hearing when license fees are amended and streamlining late penalties).
c. Chapter 265 relating to Special Permits for Specific Businesses and Uses.
d. Chapter 266 relating to Rental Halls.
e. Chapter 267 relating to Amusements.
f. Chapter 269 relating to Asphalt Shingle and Roofing Material Manufacture.
g. Chapter 271 relating to Auctions and Auctioneers.
h. Chapter 272 relating to Resin Manufacturing.
i. Chapter 277 relating to Building Trades Licenses.
j. Chapter 278 relating to Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Gasfitting, Oil, Plumber/Gas Fitter, Refrigeration and Steam and Hot Water Installers.
k. Chapter 279 relating to Christmas Tree Dealers.
l. Chapter 281 relating to Tobacco Dealers.
m. Chapter 283 relating to Courtesy Benches.

n. Chapter 285 relating to Dancing Schools.
o. Chapter 287 relating to Filling Stations and Bulk Oil Plants.
p. Chapter 289 relating to Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service.
q. Chapter 291 relating to Fuel Dealers.
r. Chapter 295 relating to Groceterias and Portable Stores.
s. Chapter 296 relating to Hospitals.
t. Chapter 297 relating to Hotels.
u. Chapter 297A relating to Bed and Breakfast Facilities.
v. Chapter 299 relating to Ice Sale and Manufacture.
w. Chapter 301 relating to Laundries and Dry Cleaning Establishments.
x. Chapter 303 relating to Horse and Carriage Livery Services.
y. Chapter 304 relating to Hoofed and/or Small Animal Service.
z. Chapter 305 relating to Pedicabs.
aa. Chapter 307 relating to Valet Parking.
bb. Chapter 311 relating to Motor Scooter Leasing.
cc. Chapter 313 relating to Motor Vehicle Dealers.
dd. Chapter 315 relating to Motor Vehicle Lubricant Dealers.
ee. Chapter 317 relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garages.
ff. Chapter 319 relating to Open Air Motor Vehicle Parking Lots.
gg. Chapter 320 relating to Vehicle Immobilization Service.
hh. Chapter 321 relating to Secondhand Dealers.

ii. Chapter 322 relating to Precious Metal Dealers.
jj. Chapter 324 relating to Pawnbrokers.
kk. Chapter 325 relating to Pest Control.
ll. Chapter 331 relating to Sidewalk Flower Cart Vendors.
mm. Chapter 333 relating to Solicitors.
nn. Chapter 335 relating to Street Photographers.
oo. Chapter 339 relating to Body Art Code.
pp. Chapter 341 relating to Taxicabs.
qq. Chapter 343 relating to Transient Merchants.
rr. Chapter 347 relating to Tree Servicing.
ss. Chapter 348 relating to Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealer.
tt. Chapter 349 relating to Wreckers and Tow Trucks.
uu. Chapter 350 relating to Recycling Activities and Salvage Yards.

Public Hearing November 4, 2009.

33. Licenses:

Subject matter of the following ordinances amending Title 14 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer, streamlining and standardizing license renewal references (Samuels):
a. Chapter 362 relating to Liquor Licenses.
b. Chapter 363 relating to Wine Licenses.
c. Chapter 366 relating to Beer Licenses.

Public Hearing November 4, 2009.

34. Licenses:

Subject matter of an ordinance amending Appendix J of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to License Fees Schedule, eliminating references to specific ordinance sections and referencing only the titles to avoid repeat modifications of Appendix J over time (Samuels).

Public Hearing November 4, 2009.

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: November 4, 2009

Next City Council Meeting: October 30, 2009

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