Regulatory, Energy & Environment Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
December 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, Goodman (quorum 4)
Absent:   Committee Members Schiff, Hofstede

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.  Red Cow, 3624 W 50th St:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer License. 

Staff Report:  Red Cow Inspector Report; Red Cow Patio Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Parka, 4023 E Lake St:
      Application for On-Sale Wine Class E with Strong Beer and Sidewalk Cafe Licenses.

Staff Report:  Parka Inspector Report; Parka Sidewalk Cafe Plan

Action Taken:  Approved.

 4.  Ahmed's Certified Auto Care, 616 45th Ave N:
      Approve Business License Operating Conditions relating to Motor Vehicle Repair Garage License.

Staff Report:  Ahmed's Certified Auto Care Conds

Action Taken:  Approved.

 5.  Red Sea Bar and Restaurant, 320 Cedar Ave S:
      a) Application for On-Sale Liquor Class B with Sunday Sales License.
      b) Approve License Settlement Conference recommendations.

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

Action Taken:  Approved.

City Coordinator's Office

 6. Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee:
      a) Approve Mayoral and City Council appointments and reappointments of the following:
          Shalini Gupta; Lisa Daniels; Alexis Troschinetz; Meleah Houseknecht; Kevin Bengtson; Roxxanne O'Brien; Ross Abbey; Michelle Stockness; Pat Mulloy; Annette Rondano; Jamison Tessneer; Darrel Gerber; Brian Ross; Marty Broan; Sarah Sponheim; and Michelle Schroeder.
      b) Thank outgoing members Gretchen Camp, John Harkness, Russ Henry, Terrance Noble, Mark Snyder and John Sylvester for their participation and dedication.

Staff Report:  CEAC RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Department of Regulatory Services and Procurement

 7.  Bid for Non-Emergency Board Ups:
      OP #7707, accept single bid of Castrejon, Inc. to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for non-emergency board ups and vacant and open buildings for the Department of Regulatory Services ($100,000) (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Staff Report:  Bid for Non-Emergency Board Ups RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 8.  Bid for Emergency Board Ups:
      OP #7708, accept single bid of Castrejon, Inc. to furnish and deliver all labor and materials for emergency board ups and vacant and open buildings for the Department of Regulatory Services ($300,000). (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Staff Report:  Bid for Emergency Board Ups RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearing

Licenses & Consumer Services

 9.  Borough, 730 Washington Ave #114:
      Application for On-Sale Liquor Class D with Sunday Sales, Sidewalk Cafe, 2 a.m. license issued by the State of Minnesota, Food Caterer, and Liquor Caterer Licenses.

Staff Report:  Borough Hearing Notice; Borough Inspector Report; Borough; Borough Sidewalk Cafe

Action Taken:  Approved.

Not on Printed Agenda

10. Housing Inspections Staff Direction:
      a) Utilization of Conditions in Rental Housing Context:  Direct staff to report to the RE&E Committee by February 11, 2013 on the following:
           Design and implementation plan for utilizing mutually agreed upon conditions for rental property owners, including examples of conditions that may be used in the rental housing context.
            Review implementation strategy for mutually agreed upon and mandatory conditions to utilize:  Crime free lease addendums; Contract with City approved management company; and Enhanced fees for excessive services.
      b) Conduct on Premises:  Direct staff to report to the RE&E Committee by April 15, 2013 regarding utilization of the conduct on premises ordinance.  This report should identify metrics to analyze use and impact on rental license property maintenance and management, gap analysis, and recommendations for enhanced performance, including business process improvement and potential ordinance amendments.  Evaluation of outcomes from use of rental property owner management plans, crime free lease addendums, and other rental property management tools should be included in this report.

Staff Report:  None.
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:  January 7, 2012

Committee actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  December 14, 2012

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