Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 16, 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

Consent

Licenses & Consumer Services

 1.  License Applications:
      Grant Licenses recommended for approval.

Staff Report:  None (Separate Licenses Agenda - not available in electronic format)
Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Signature Cafe, 130 Warwick St SE:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License (new proprietor).

Staff Report:  Signature Cafe Inspector Report
Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  The Crooked Pint Alehouse, 501 Washington Ave S:
      Application for Permanent Outdoor Expansion in relation to On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

Staff Report:  The Crooked Pint Alehouse Inspector Report; The Crooked Pint Alehouse Patio Plan
Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Devil's Advocate, 89 S 10th St:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.

Staff Report:  Devil's Advocate Inspector Report
Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Namaste Cafe, 2512 Hennepin Ave:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.

Staff Report:  Namaste Cafe Inspector Report; Namaste Cafe Outdoor Plan
Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  The Hole Sports Lounge, 2501 University Ave SE:
      a) Application for On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License.
      b) Approve Business License Operating Conditions.

Staff Report:  The Hole Sports Lounge Inspector ReportThe Hole Sports Lounge Conds
Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  La Colonia Restaurant, 2205 Central Ave NE:
      a) Application for New Stockholder in relation to On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.
      b) Approve Business License Operating Conditions.

Staff Report:  La Colonia Restaurant Inspector ReportLa Colonia Restaurant Conds
Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Fair Auto Repair, 2812 University Ave SE (Stall 15):
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.

Staff Report:  Fair Auto Repair Conds
Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Eagle Auto Body, 2812 University Ave SE (Stalls 8 & 9):
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.

Staff Report:  Eagle Auto Body Conds 
Action Taken:  Approved.

10. Blue Door - Longfellow, 3448 42nd Ave S:
      a) Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.
      b) Approve Business License Operating Conditions.

Staff Report:  Blue Door Longfellow Inspector Report; Blue Door Longfellow Conds
Action Taken:  Approved; Staff directed to draft a condition restricting late night drink specials.

11. Smack Shack, 1714 University Ave W, St. Paul:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Mobile Food Vehicle Vendor License.

Staff Report:  Smack Shack Conds
Action Taken:  Approved.

12. Midwest Auto Customs, 3708 Snelling Ave:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.

Staff Report:  Midwest Auto Customs Conds
Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Autozone, 501 W Broadway:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Confectionery License.

Staff Report:  Autozone Conds
Action Taken:  Approved.

City Attorney

14. Cedar Towing:
      Approve License Settlement Agreement relating to Class A Motor Vehicle Service License.

Staff Report:  Cedar Towing LSC 
Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Public Works

15. Fridley Filter Plant Ammonia System Replacement Project:
      Direct City officers to proceed with the design and construction of the Project based on the current design that achieves 27 points in the LEED 2009 rating system. (Refer to T&PW)

Staff Report:  Fridley Filter Plant Ammonia System Replacement Project RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

16. Lead Hazard Control/Healthy Homes:
      a) Accept grant award of $2,480,000 and execute grant agreement with United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to reduce lead based paint hazards in 200 dwelling units and address healthy home hazards in 145 units;
      b) Authorize add up to 4 grant funded positions;
      c) Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Staff Report:  Lead Hazard RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

17. Rental Dwelling License at 2621 Oak Park Ave:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Waconia Development LLC, Dale Willenbring.

Staff Report:  2621 Oak Park Ave RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

18. Rental Dwelling License at 3028 Cedar Ave:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Margaret & Ben Liao, subject to compliance with weather related orders due June 1, 2012.

Staff Report:  3028 Cedar Ave RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 4/13/2012

19.  Rental Licensing:
       Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions regarding substandard dwellings and providing requirements inclusive of mandatory training for rental dwelling license holders in certain circumstances. (Glidden; Introduced 4/13/2012)

Staff Report:  None.
Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for May 14th Meeting.

Set Public Hearing

20. Rental Licensing:
      Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, amending provisions providing for period of ineligibility for persons holding or possessing an interest in any rental dwelling license upon the occurrence of a second revocation or cancellation. (Glidden; Introduced 1/27/2012)

Staff Report:  None.
Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for May 14th Meeting. 

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

Department of Regulatory Services

21. Rental Dwelling License at 3617 Harriet Ave S:
      Recommendation of Director of Housing Inspections to revoke license held by Kennan D. Barbeau.

Staff Report:  3617 Harriet Ave S RCA; 3617 Harriet Ave S Findings
Action Taken:  Approved license revocation.

22. Rental Dwelling License at 2647 Knox Ave N:
      Recommendation of Administrative Hearing Officer to revoke the license held by Bruce Chen; Contact Keith Lynch.

Staff Report:  2647 Knox Ave N RCA; 2647 Knox Ave N Findings
Action Taken:  Approved license revocation.

Discussion

Department of Regulatory Services

23. Outdoor Area Task Force:
      a) Receive & File Report.
      b) Return to author ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 360 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer:  In General, amending regulations applicable to outdoor areas and establishing capacity limits and specific hours of use.

Staff Report:  Outdoor Area Task Force RCA; Outdoor Area Task Force PowerPoint
Action Taken:  Report Received & Filed; and Ordinance Returned to Author.

City Coordinator

24. 2012 GreenPrint - Sustainability Report:
      Receive & File Report.

Staff Report:  GreenPrint Sustainability RCA
Action Taken:  Received & Filed.

Licenses & Consumer Services

25. Juba Cafe, 2927 E Lake St:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate 24 hours per day.

Staff Report 4/2/2012:  Juba Cafe Hearing Notice; Juba Cafe Inspector Report 
Staff Report 4/16/2012:  Juba Cafe Inspector Report
Action Taken:  Approved staff recommendation for weekend hours until 2:00 a.m. and week nights until 1:00 a.m.  Staff directed to draft a license condition relating to additional lighting in parking lot.

Postponed

Referred by City Council

26.  Food Vehicle Vending:
      a) Ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 186 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code:  In General, creating a new food vendor category to allow non-profit organizations to distribute free food from a food vending vehicle. (Gordon; Introduced 3/8/2012)
      b) Amend the License Fee Schedule by adding a Mobile Food Vehicle, Non-Profit Free Food Distributor license type in the amount of $50.

Staff Report:  Food Vehicle Vending RCA; Food Vehicle Hearing NoticeFood Vehicle Vending Ordn
Action Taken:  Postponed to April 30th meeting.

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: April 30, 2012

Next Council Meeting:  April 27, 2012

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