Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 20, 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, Samuels, Schiff, Goodman, Hofstede (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.  Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, 4135 Hiawatha Ave:
      Application for Off-Sale Liquor License.

      Staff Report:  Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  The Gray House, 610 W Lake St:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

      Staff Report:  The Gray House Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Piccolo, 4300 Bryant Ave:
      Application for Amended Business Plan to expand interior seating.

      Staff Report:  Piccolo Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Tibet Kitchen Bar & Restaurant, 1833 Nicollet Ave:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Tibet Kitchen Bar & Restaurant Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

 6.  Rental Licensing Regulations:
      Set public hearing for September 10, 2012 meeting to receive comments on the following:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, amending provisions regulating posting and display of license certificate and required information posting. (Schiff; Introduced 7/20/2012)

      Staff Report:  Rental Licensing Regs RCA

Action Taken:  Public Hearing Set for September 10th Meeting.

 7.  Rental Dwelling License at 1038 19th Ave SE:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Joel Hussong.

      Staff Report:  1038 19th Ave SE RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Rental Dwelling License at 2618 18th Ave S:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Paul M. Wichmann.

      Staff Report:  2618 18th Ave RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Finance and Property Services

 9.  Haaf Parking Ramp 40kW Photovoltaic Installation:
      Execute Amendment No. 1 to contract with West Central Telephone to increase the amount by $15,038.00, for a new total amount of $197,690.00, to accommodate a change to the installation (utility relay) as required by Xcel Energy. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Haaf Parking Ramp RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 8/17/2012

10. Flea Market Licensing/Regulations:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 321 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: Secondhand Dealers, amending provisions to allow for the licensing and regulation of flea markets (Schiff).

      Staff Report:  None
Action Taken:  Referred to Staff.

11. Rental Licensing Regulations:
      Subject matter of Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 244 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing:  Maintenance Code, amending regulations by adding "effects of license revocation" for rental dwelling license holders; and amending provisions for vacation of affected dwelling units.

      Staff Report:  Rental Licensing Ch 244 Ordn

Action Taken:  Referred to Staff.

Public Hearing

Licenses & Consumer Services

12. License Fees:
      Recommendation to adjust eligible license fees by 3% effective January 1, 2013.  (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  License Fees RCA; License Fees Schedule

Action Taken:  Postponed.

13. Gorkha Palace, 23 4th St NE:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class C-2 with Strong Beer License and Expansion of Premises for an outdoor patio in front of the establishment facing the parking lot along 1st Ave NE.

      Staff Report:  Gorkha Palace Hearing Notice; Gorkha Palace Inspector Report; Gorkha Palace Patio Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

14. Snap Fitness, 5409 Penn Ave:
      Application for Extended Hours License to operate 24 hours seven days a week whereby members to gain access to the facility through use of a pass card.

      Staff Report:  Snap Fitness Hearing Notice; Snap Fitness Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion

City Coordinator's Office

15. Mississippi Locks and Dams Operating Hours:
      Authorize submit comments to United States Army Corps of Engineers on its proposal to limit night time operating hours for locks located in Minneapolis on the River.

      Staff Report:  Locks and Dams RCA 

Action Taken:  Authorized submission of comments.  Directed staff from the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development, Finance and City Coordinator to report to the Community Development Committee in two cycles on the process of closing the upper harbor terminal; the report to the Committee shall include a review of the Metropolitan Council’s report of the economic impact related to the closure of the lock and dam.

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.

      Staff Report:  Jimmy John's Extended Hours Hearing Notice; Jimmy John's Extended Hours Inspector Report 
      Postponed 8/6/2012

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:  September 11, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  August 31, 2012

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