Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
February 27, 2012
1:30 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 Glidden, Gordon, Hofstede, Samuels, Schiff, Goodman (quorum 4)

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


Licenses & Consumer Services

 1.  License Applications:
      Grant Licenses recommended for approval.
      (See separate Licenses Agenda - not available in electronic format)

Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Carbone's Pizza on the Parkway, 4724 Cedar Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

Staff Report:  Carbone's Pizza on the Parkway Inspector Rept

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Bullwinkle Saloon, 1429 Washington Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class C-2 with Sunday Sales License.

Staff Report:  Bullwinkle Saloon Inspector Rept

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Hi-Lake Liquors, 2130 E Lake St:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Off-Sale Liquor License.

Staff Report:  Hi-Lake Liquors Conds

Action Taken:  Referred to Staff.

 5.  Narobi Ethiopian Market, 2518 Central Ave NE:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery License.

Staff Report:  Narobi Ethiopian Market Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

 6.  Grass Cutting:
      Execute Memorandum of Understanding with Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for a pilot project to have teenagers from the Teen TeamWorks Program provide nuisance abatement grass cutting, weed removal, ad brush removal services during summer 2012 for most vacant Minneapolis lots ($50,000). (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Staff Report:  Grass Cutting RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Rental Dwelling License at 3605 4th Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Alioune Thiam.

Staff Report:  3605 4th Ave S RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Rental Dwelling License at 3205 3rd Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Fardowsa Ali.

Staff Report:  3205 3rd Ave S RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearings

Referred by City Council

 9.  Composting:
      Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, amending provisions relating to composting. (Gordon; Introduced 1/27/2012)

Staff Reports:  Composting RCA; Composting Ordinance; Composting PowerPoint; Compost Bin Site Plan A; Plan B; and Plan C

Action Taken:  Approved.

10. Commercial Hood Inspection Program:
      a) Ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 174 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection:  Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau, updating the Commercial Hood and Exhaust Cleaning Article to more equitably distribute the costs of the inspection program. (Tuthill and Glidden; Introduced 1/27/2012)
      b) Ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 91 of the Code relating to Building Code:  Permit Fees, amending the Director's Fee Schedule provision to include commercial hood and exhaust cleaning permits. (Tuthill and Glidden; Introduced 2/10/2012)

Staff Report 2/13/2012:  Commercial Hood Inspection RCA

Staff Reports 2/27/2012:  Commercial Hood Inspection RCACommercial Hood Inspection PowerPoint; Commercial Hood Inspection Ch 91 Ordn; Commercial Hood Inspection Ch 174 Ordn

Action Taken:  Approved.

11. Asbestos Shingles:
      Ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 46 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection:  Hazardous Waste Generation, Handling, Storage and Disposal, regulating the removal and disposal of asbestos shingles. (Reich; Introduced 1/27/2012)

Staff Reports 2/13/2012:  Asbestos Shingles RCA; Asbestos Shingles Staff Report; Asbestos Shingles Ordinance

Staff Reports 2/27/2012:  Asbestos Shingles RCA; Asbestos Shingles Revised Ordinance

Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

12. Rental Dwelling License at 4942 Bryant Ave S:
      Recommendation to revoke the license held by Robert Russell.

Staff Report:  4942 Bryant Ave S RCA; 4942 Bryant Ave S Findings

Action Taken:  Approved license revocation.

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: March 19, 2012

Next Council Meeting:  Thursday, March 8, 2012

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