Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
September 10, 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


Licenses & Consumer Services

 1.  License Applications:
      Grant Licenses recommended for approval.
      (See separate Licenses Agenda - Not available in electronic format)

Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Bullfrog Cajun Bar, 1111 Hennepin Ave:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class C-1 with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Bullfrog Cajun Bar Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  The Lynn on Bryant, 5003 Bryant Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License.

      Staff Report:  The Lynn on Bryant Inspector Report 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Wings N Things, 624 W Broadway:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Extended Hours License.

      Staff Report:  Wings N Things Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

 5.  Rental Dwelling License at 2939 Lyndale Ave N:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Christopher Petersen.

      Staff Report:  2939 Lyndale Ave N RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 6.  Rental Dwelling License at 1527 Upton Ave N:
      Approve reinstatement of license to be held by Scot Pekarek, Affordable Green Homes, LLC.

      Staff Report:  1527 Upton Ave N RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 7.  Xcel Energy's Solar Rewards Program:
      Authorize submit comments to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, related to the State's proposed Conservation Improvement Plan (CIP) Decision re: Xcel Energy's 2013-2015 Minnesota Electric and Natural Gas CIP.

      Staff Report:  Solar Rewards Program RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred by City Council 8/31/2012

 8.  Wine License Regulations:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 14, Chapter 363 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Liquor and Beer: Wine Licenses, amending the definition of restaurant to allow for more than one musician as permitted entertainment for establishments holding Class C-2 wine licenses (Schiff).

      Staff Report:  None.

Action Taken:  Referred to Staff.

Public Hearing

Licenses & Consumer Services

 9.  The American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave:
      Application for Expansion of Premises in relation to On-Sale Liquor License for newly completed building addition.

      Staff Report:  American Swedish Institute Hearing Notice; American Swedish Institute Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

10.  Downtown Pizza & Diner, 10 N 5th St:
      Application for Extended Hours License to allow the restaurant to remain open until 3:30 a.m. daily.

      Staff Report:  Downtown Pizza Hearing Notice; Downtown Pizza Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Deleted from the Agenda (application withdrawn).

11.  Snack Mob, 451 Taft St:
      Application for Extended Hours License to allow business hours of 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. daily.

      Staff Report:  Snack Mob Hearing Notice; Snack Mob Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

12.  Rental License Posting Regulations:
       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 License Posting RCA; Rental License Posting Ch 244 Ordn 

Action Taken:  Approved.


Licenses & Consumer Services

13. 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:  Approved 0% increase for all fees in 2013, with the exception of a 3% increase for pollution control annual billing fees.

Licenses & Consumer Services

14. 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 8/20/2012

Action Taken:  Deleted from the Agenda (application withdrawn). 

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 24, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  September 21, 2012

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