Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 18, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present:  Glidden, Gordon, Hofstede, Schiff, Goodman, Samuels (quorum 4)

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.  Camden Tavern & Grill, 4601 Lyndale Ave N:
      Approve application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Camden Tavern Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Primebar, 3001 Hennepin Ave:
      Approve application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Primebar Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Sporty's Pub & Grill, 2124 Como Ave SE:
      a) Approve application for On-Sale Liquor Class D with Sunday Sales and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses;
      b) Approve Business License Operating Conditions.
      Staff Report:  Sporty's Pub Inspector Report; Sporty's Pub Conds
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Tollefson Family Pork, 45658 County Rd 52, Gaylord:
      Approve Business License Conditions relating to Mobile Food Vehicle Vendor License.
      Staff Report:  Tollefson Family Pork Conds
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services 

 6.  Rental Dwelling License at 1942 Xerxes Ave N:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Fred Wherland.
      Staff Report:  1942 Xerxes Ave N RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

City Coordinator's Office

 7.  Homegrown Minneapolis:
      a) Accept $40,000 grant from General Mills Foundation to provide funds for a Homegrown Minneapolis Coordinator;
      b) Amend professional services contract with Jane Shey, in an amount not to exceed $40,000, to provide support to Homegrown Minneapolis through January 31, 2013;
      c) Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Homegrown Minneapolis RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Finance and Property Services

 8.  Currie Maintenance Facility Solar Photovoltaic System Installation:
       Execute Change Order #1 to Contract with Able Energy to increase the amount by $2,839.04 for a new total amount not to exceed $189,734.56 to move an existing disconnect switch to a new location as required by Xcel Energy. (Refer to W&M/Budget)
      Staff Report:  Currie Maintenance Facility RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Not on Printed Agenda 

Department of Finance

8a.   Solar Powered Lighting:
        Authorize up to $60,000 of Minnesota Department of Commerce Office Grant for Solar Installations within the Energy Innovation Corridor (EIC) to be used for solar powered lighting on Metro Transit Bus Shelters in the EIC.  (Refer to W&M/Budget)
        Staff Report:  Solar Powered Lighting RCA 
       Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearings

Licenses & Consumer Services 

 9.  Graves 601 Hotel, 601 1st Ave N:
      Application for Expansion of Premises of On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License for outdoor patio area located on private property.
      Staff Report:  Graves 601 Hearing Notice; Graves 601 Inspector Report; Graves 601 Patio Plan
      Action Taken:  Approved.

10. Little Tijuana Cafe, 17 E 26th St:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Little Tijuana Cafe Hearing Notice; Little Tijuana Cafe Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

11. Rusty Taco, 522 E Hennepin Ave:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.
      Staff Report:  Rusty Taco Hearing Notice; Rusty Taco Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Approved.

12. Sinners, 121 Washington Ave N:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate Sunday through Thursday until 3:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 4:00 a.m.
      Staff Report:  Sinners Hearing Notice; Sinners Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Postponed one cycle.

13. Wings N Things, 324 W Broadway:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.
      Staff Report:  Wings N Things Hearing Notice; Wings N Things Inspector Report
      Action Taken:  Postponed one cycle.

Referred by City Council

14. Solicitors, Peddlers and Transient Merchants:
      Ordinances amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses & Business Regulations, amending and updating various provisions regulating peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants:
      a) Repeal Chapter 323 relating to Peddlers
     
b) Repeal Chapter 333 relating to Solicitors
      c) Repeal Chapter 343 relating to Transient (Schiff and Colvin Roy; Introduced 11/4/2011) and
      d) Add a new Chapter 332 entitled Solicitors, Peddlers and Transient Merchants (Schiff; Introduced 3/8/2012).
      e) Amend License Fee Schedule to adjust fees.
      Staff Report:  Solicitors, Peddlers and Transient Merchants RCA; Chapter 323 Ordn; Chapter 333 Ordn; Chapter 343 Ordn; 332 Ordn
      Action Taken:  Postponed one cycle.

15. Liquor Licensing - Outdoor Areas:
      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; Introduced 4/27/2012)  
      Staff Report:  Outdoor Entertainment RCA; Chapter 360 Ordn 
      Action Taken:  Approved.

Quasi-Judicial Hearings

Department of Regulatory Services

16. Rental Dwelling License at 2431 Chicago Ave:
      Recommendation to revoke the license held by Abdulaziz Sheikh.
      Staff Report:  2431 Chicago Ave RCA; 2431 Chicago Ave Findings
      Action Taken:  Approved license revocation.

17. Rental Dwelling License at 4255 Penn Ave N:
      Recommendation to revoke the license held by Andrea Walker/Complete Real Estate Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
      Staff Report:  4255 Penn Ave N RCA; 4255 Penn Ave N Findings 
      Action Taken:  Approved license revocation.

Postponed

Department of Regulatory Services

 18. Rental Licensing Regulations:
       Ordinances amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code, amending provisions as follows
       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:  Rental Licensing RCA; Rental Licensing Ordn Ch 244
      RE&E 5/15/2012:  Public hearing continued to the June 4th meeting
      RE&E 6/4/2012:  Postponed one cycle to June 18th meeting
      Requested Action:  Postpone to the July 9th meeting.
      Action Taken:  Postponed.

Upcoming Hearing

      July 9th Meeting
19. Coal Tar-Based Sealer Products:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 3 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Air Pollution and Environmental Protection, adding a new chapter 60 regulating coal tar-based sealer products (Colvin Roy; Introduced 5/25/2012).

 

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:  July 9, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  June 29, 2012

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