Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 23, 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, Samuels (quorum 4)
Absent:   Committee Members Schiff, Goodman

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.  Cafe Maude at Loring, 1612 Harmon Pl:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class C-2 with Sunday Sales License with Sidewalk Cafe.

      Staff Report:  Cafe Maude at Loring Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Gigi's Cafe, 824 W 36th St:
      Application for Amended Business Plan to add 29 seats to the interior of the restaurant.

      Staff Report:  Gigi's Cafe Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Karta Thai Restaurant, 2411 Central Ave NE:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

      Staff Report:  Karta Thai Restaurant Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  The Kenwood, 2115 W 21st St:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

      Staff Report:  The Kenwood Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Pat's Tap, 3510 Nicollet Ave:
      Application for Amended Business Plan to increase seating to 81 patrons in the indoor area.

      Staff Report:  Pat's Tap Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Highland Market, 2600 Central Ave NE:
      Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations relating to Grocery, Meat Market and Tobacco Licenses.

      Staff Report:  Highland Market LSC

Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  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:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 7/20/2012

 9.  Rental Licensing:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing: Maintenance Code: Rental Dwelling Licenses, amending provisions regulating posting and display of license certificate and required information posting (Schiff).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to Staff. 

10. Pedicabs:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 305 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Pedicabs, allowing electric-assist bicycles to be used as pedicabs (Gordon).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to Staff.

Set Public Hearing

Department of Regulatory Services

11. License Fees:
      Schedule public hearing for August 20th meeting to consider increasing license fees effective January 1, 2013.

      Staff Report:  License Fees RCA 

Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for August 20th Meeting.

Public Hearings

12. Copper Pot Indian Grill, 10 S 5th St:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Copper Pot Indian Grill Hearing Notice; Copper Pot Indian Grill Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

13. Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave NE:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Taproom, Class E and Off-Sale Malt Liquor Growler Licenses, to include an outdoor patio with 45 seats.

      Staff Report:  Indeed Brewing Company Hearing Notice; Indeed Brewing Company Inspector Report; Indeed Brewing Company Patio Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

14. McDonalds, 3110 E Lake St:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate a 24-hour drive through service seven days a week.

      Staff Report:  McDonalds Hearing Notice; McDonalds Inspector Report  

Action Taken:  Extended Hours License Approved for the hours of Sunday through Thursday 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5:00 a.m. to Midnight.  City Attorney's Office directed to prepare findings in support of the Committee's decision.

Discussion

Department of Regulatory Services

15. 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; Substitute Rental Licensing Ordn Ch 244

Action Taken:  Approved substitute ordinance.

Postponed

Licenses & Consumer Services

16. 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
      Postponed 7/9/2012

Action Taken:  Extended Hours License Postponed; Sidewalk Cafe License sent forward to City Council without recommendation.
 

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:  August 6, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  August 3, 2012

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