Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 9, 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.

Present:  Committee Members 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.  Kinsen Noodle Shop and Bar, 1300 Lagoon Ave:
      Application for Expansion of Premises for outdoor patio area to be located on a space between 1300 and 1320 Lagoon Ave.

      Staff Report:  Kinsen Inspector Report; Kinsen Patio Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, 900 S 5th St (secondary address: 500 11th Ave S):
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  MN Sports Facilities Authority Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Hi-Lake Liquors, 2130 E Lake St:
      a) Application for Off-Sale Liquor License;
      b) Approve Business Operating Conditions related to application.

      Staff Report:  Hi-Lake Liquors Inspector Report; Hi-Lake Liquors Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Uptown Theater, 2906 Hennepin Ave:
      a) Application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.
      b) Approve Business License Operating Conditions related to application.

      Staff Report:  Uptown Theater Inspector Report; Uptown Theater Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  K's Dollar and Grocery, 1021 W Broadway:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Grocery License.

      Staff Report:  K's Dollar and Grocery Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services 

 7.  Rental Dwelling License at 2717 15th Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Joshua M. Jacobs.

      Staff Report:  2717 15th Ave S RCA  

Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Housing Board of Appeals:
      Approve appointment of Jorge Eduardo Grauvilardell as a public member filling the unexpired term of Kristen Cici to expire December 31, 2013.

      Staff Report:  Housing Board of Appeals RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 9.  Environmental Assistance Grant Program:
      a) Authorize submit grant application to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeking $45,000 to develop and implement a public web-based building benchmarking data disclosure system and provide training and technical assistance to property owners and managers complying with City ordinances.
      b) Execute grant documents if awarded the grant.
      c) Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Environmental Assistance Grant RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by Ways & Means/Budget

10. Regulatory and Licensing Fees:
      Report relating to analysis of revenues/expenses on "licensing" activities from Finance, Fire, Police and Regulatory Services Departments:
      a) 2012 Budget Footnote "hh": "Minneapolis Police Department to report back to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment and Ways & Means/Budget Committees with a plan to ensure that salaries of MPD staff whose job duties engage in regulatory functions are paid for out of license fees, not general funds."
      b) 2012 Budget Footnote "jj": "Minneapolis Fire Department to report back to the Regulatory, Energy & Environment and Ways & Means/Budget Committees with a plan to ensure that salaries of MFD staff whose job duties engage in regulatory functions are paid for out of license fees, not general funds. Finance staff is directed to report about cost recovery models in all departments."

      Staff Report:  Regulatory and Licensing Fee Recommendations-RCA
Action Taken:  Received & Filed Report.

Referred by City Council 6/29/2012

11. Commercial Pedal Cars:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations adding a new Chapter 306 entitled Commercial Pedal Cars (Hofstede).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to staff.

Public Hearings

Licenses & Consumer Services

12. World Street Kitchen, 2743 Lyndale Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

      Staff Report:  World Street Kitchen Hearing Notice; World Street Kitchen Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Barbette, 1600 W Lake St:
      Application for Expansion of premises to add two tables to sidewalk cafe area.

      Staff Report:  Barbette Hearing Notice; Barbette Inspector ReportBarbette Cafe Plan 

Action Taken:  Approved.

14. Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave S:
      Application for Expansion of Premises License for outdoor patio to be located on private property.

      Staff Report:  Minneapolis Club Hearing Notice; Minneapolis Club Inspector Report; Minneapolis Club Patio Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

15. Tilia, 2726 W 43rd St:
      Application for Expansion of Premises License for outdoor patio to be located on private property along the east side of the building.

      Staff Report:  Tilia Hearing Notice; Tilia Inspector Report; Tilia Patio Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

16. Toppers Pizza, 5447 Nicollet Ave S:
      a) Application for Extended Hours License to operate daily until 3:00 a.m.
      b) Approve Business Operating Conditions related to application.

      Staff Report:  Toppers Pizza Hearing Notice; Toppers Pizza Inspector Report; Topper's Pizza Conds

Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to include a condition that customer hours would remain the same and that the extended hours application be limited to delivery only until the requested time of 3:00 a.m.

17. Jimmy John's, 14 University Ave NE:
      a) Application for Extended Hours License to operate on Thursday until 2:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 3:00 a.m.
      b) Application for Sidewalk Cafe License.

      Staff Report:  Jimmy John's Extended Hours Hearing Notice; Jimmy John's Extended Hours Inspector Report
                            Jimmy John's Sidewalk Cafe Hearing Notice; Jimmy John's Sidewalk Cafe Inspector Report; Jimmy John's Cafe Plan

Action Taken:  Postponed.

18. 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).

      Staff Report:  Coal Tar Sealer RCA; Coal Tar Sealer Ordn; Coal Tar Sealer PowerPoint

Action Taken:  Approved amended ordinance.

Discussion

Department of Regulatory Services

19. 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

Action Taken:  Postponed.
 

Referred by City Council

20. 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:  Approved amended ordinance.  Licensing staff directed to provide a copy of a sample commercial solicitor's ID badge to the Minneapolis Police Department and Crime Prevention staff in order for the information to be e-mailed to block club leaders across the City, along with information about the new ordinance and the requirements to display the ID at all times and clarification of the no solicitation sign. 

Quasi-Judicial Hearing

21. Rental Dwelling License at 3351 Thomas Ave N:
      Recommendation to revoke license held by Ronald Folger.

      Staff Report:  3351 Thomas Ave N RCA; 3351 Thomas Ave N Findings

Action Taken:  Approved license revocation.

Postponed

Licenses & Consumer Services

22. 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:  Application sent forward to City Council without recommendation.
 

23. 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.


 

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 23, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  July 20, 2012

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