Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
November 5, 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.  Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome, 1500 Washington Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class A with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome Inspector Report 

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  U Garden Restaurant, 2725 University Ave SE:
      a) Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License (New Shareholder).
      b) Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  U Garden Restaurant Inspector Report; U Garden Restaurant Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services

 4.  Wanderers Food & Cocktail, 533 Hennepin Ave:
      Revoke On-Sale Liquor, Sidewalk Cafe, Food Caterer and Liquor Caterer Licenses due to outstanding tax liability at the request of the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Staff Report:  Wanderers Food & Cocktail RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Inspections Division 2012 Special Assessment Levies:
      a) Approve the maximum levy amounts for the following levies in accordance with preliminary levy listings:
          Levy 1080 – Removal of Offensive Matter (rubbish) $403,244.19
          Levy 1081 – Removal of Offensive Matter (weeds) $330,202.43
          Levy 1084 – Removal of Offensive Matter (hazardous trees) $69,789.97
          Levy 1085 – Removal of Offensive Matter (brush and plant growth) $96,832.24
          Levy 1086 – Inoperable Vehicle Tow Administrative Fees $6,300.00
          Levy 1089 – Unpaid Administrative Citations - Housing $378,815.00
          Levy 1090 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Lead $20,160.00
          Levy 1092 – Emergency Demolition of the property $109,583.29
          Levy 1095 – Chapter 249 Building Demolition $633,579.07
          Levy 1096 – Vacant/Boarded Housing Registrations $2,836,372.00
          Levy 1097 – Re-inspection Fee Housing $77,800.00
          Levy 1098 – Securing of Buildings - Police Board Up $71,439.00
          Levy 1099 – Securing Abandoned Buildings $58,256.00
          Levy 1120 – Sewer Overflow $138,105,00
          Levy 1121 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Const. Code Services, Un-permit Work $22,880.00
          Levy 1124 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Environmental $2,420.00
          Levy 1125 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Const. Code Services $68,420.00
          Levy 1126 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Fire Inspection Services $3,740.00 
          Levy 1160 – Nuisance Abatement $17,469.90 
          Levy 1162 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Nuisance Housing $670,505.00 
          Levy 1165 – Unpaid Administrative Citations – Zoning $101,520.00
          Levy 1176 – Re-inspection Fee – Zoning $16,600.00 
      b) Authorize Regulatory Services to continue receiving pre-payments until November 30, 2012 as allowed by law, at which point the final levy list will be sent to the Director of the Hennepin County Property Taxation Department.
      c) Direct the Director of the Hennepin County Taxation Department to place assessments against certain properties to defray the cost of work performed under authorization of Regulatory Services to correct nuisance or hazardous conditions on these properties.
      (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Inspection Levies RCA; Inspection Levies Master List; Inspection Levies by Type

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services and Procurement

 6.  Bid for Hazardous Tree Removal and Disposal:
      Op #7705, accept low bid of Wilson Custom Tree to accomplish hazardous tree removal and disposal services for the Department of Regulatory Services ($100,000 annually). (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Hazardous Tree RCA 

Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearing

Licenses & Consumer Services

 7.  Red Sea Bar and Restaurant, 320 Cedar Ave S:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.

      Staff Report:  Red Sea Bar and Restaurant Hearing Notice; Red Sea Bar and Restaurant Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Postponed.

 8.  612Brew, 945 Broadway St NE:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class E (Taproom) and Off-Sale Malt Liquor (Growler) Licenses.

      Staff Report:  612Brew Hearing Notice; 612Brew Inspector Report

Action Taken:  Approved.


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:  November 26, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  November 16, 2012

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