Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
April 30, 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, Schiff, Goodman (quorum 4)
Absent:    Committee Member Samuels

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

Consent

Licenses & Consumer Services

 1.  License Applications:
      Grant Licenses recommended for approval.

      (See separate Licenses Agenda - Not available in electronic format)
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Loring Pasta Bar, 325-29 14th Ave SE:
      Application for Permanent Expansion of Premises to add indoor seating in conjunction with On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Loring Pasta Bar Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Sound Bar, 400 3rd Ave N:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Sound Bar Conds
      Action Taken:  Approved, as amended (Condition #8 deleted).

 4.  Breiwick Companies, 5505 N Highway 55:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Tree Servicing License.

      Staff Report:  Breiwick Companies Conds
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

 5.  Rental Dwelling License at 310 E 31st St:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Lawrence Esso.

      Staff Report:  310 E 31st St RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 4/27/2012

 6.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 341 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Taxicabs, amending provisions regarding required safety equipment. (Schiff)

      Staff report:  None
      Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

 7. Ordinance Introduction:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 360 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer:  In General, allowing entertainment in outdoor areas up to Class D on private property on street level. (Schiff)

      Staff report:  None
      Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

 8.  Ordinance Introduction:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 362 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer:  Liquor Licenses, allowing 12 days of temporary events annually for licensees. (Schiff)

      Staff report:  None
      Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

 9.  Rental Dwelling License at 2647 Knox Ave N:
      Recommendation 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:  Referred to staff.

Public Hearings

Licenses & Consumer Services

10. Lunds Wine Market, 1208 Harmon Pl:
      Application for Off-Sale Liquor License.

      Staff Report:  Lunds Wine Market Hearing Notice; Lunds Wine Market Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave S:
      Application for Expansion of Premises of existing sidewalk cafe in conjunction with On-Sale Liquor Class C-2 with Sunday Sales and Off-Sale Malt Liquor Licenses.

      Staff Report:  Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Hearing Notice; Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Inspector Report; Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Cafe Plan
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12. Stadium Pizza, 207 Washington Ave N:
      Application for Expansion of Premises for outdoor patio on private property behind the building in conjunction with On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Stadium Pizza Hearing Notice; Stadium Pizza Inspector Report; Stadium Pizza Patio Plan
      Action Taken:  Deleted from the Agenda.

13. Taqueria Los Ocampo, 809 E Lake St:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate 24 hours per day.

      Staff Report:  Taqueria Los Ocampo Hearing Notice; Taqueria Los Ocampo Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

Referred by City Council

14.  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 Ordinance>
      Action Taken:  Approved.  Staff directed to work with prospective non-profit mobile food vendors and the 7th Ward Office to identify locations in downtown suitable for non-profit mobile vending.

City Coordinator

15. Minneapolis Tree Advisory Committee:
      Receive and file annual tree report.

      Staff report:  Minneapolis Tree Advisory RCA; Tree Report
      Action Taken:  Received & Filed.

Upcoming Hearing

May 14th Meeting:
16.  Rental Licensing:
       Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions 
      a) 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)
      b) 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.

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:  May 14, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  May 11, 2012

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